Two discussions for the price of one! And since these discussions don't cost anything, you're getting two discussions for the price of any arbitrary number of discussions! This thread is where we create, discuss, and determine the slate for this Pokemon's sprites. Sprites, of course, are the official representation of this Pokemon in all competitive avenues and what this Pokemon would look like in battle. This discussion and submission period will last a long time, so don't worry about any time crunch. If I have not posted a warning yet, then assume that you have at least 48 hours to craft your sprites. I will post warnings at 48 and 24 hours and will try to honor requests for extensions. Here are the rules for creating and submitting sprites. Sprites should be inspired by the winning design from the Art Poll. It does not need to be an exact rendition of every detail of the design; "artistic license" is granted to all spriters. However, drastic deviation from the selected art design is discouraged. All sprites (front and back) can have a maximum size of 96x96 pixels. All sprites (front and back) must have a complete, unbroken, distinguishable outline. It does not need to be a black outline, but it must be clearly distinguishable from the adjacent interior colors of the sprite. No action effects, move effects, environment effects or additional objects can be rendered on or around the Pokemon. Sprites must be in PNG format. Use 8-bit truecolor (aka 8-bit RGB) or less. This does NOT mean 256 color mode. Use transparent backgrounds. Fusions of other sprites are not allowed. All sprites must be scratch sprites. Do not alter, fuse, recolor or otherwise modify another spriter's submission – unless the original artist explicitly gives permission. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. However, I am not a spriting expert and you are better off asking more experienced artists. Failure to follow these rules will result in your sprites being disqualified. All legal Final Submissions will be slated. Make sure to label your sprites as a Final Submission if you want to be slated. Wait...sprites? There's more than one? Why, of course there is! There are 8 possible sprites: Front Normal Male Front Normal Female Front Shiny Male Front Shiny Female Back Normal Male Back Normal Female Back Shiny Male Back Shiny Female For a legal final submission, you require both front and back sprites in both shiny and normal varieties. Gender differences are optional. In most cases, spriters submit a Front Normal sprite first. Once feedback comes in and the poll nears, they make the other sprites. Animations are not allowed in this thread. You do not have to make different Male and Female sprites, but it helps. Since there are only minute differences between most in-game male and female sprites, it’s not very hard to tweak the sprite for a different gender. Some spriters have made noticeable changes between genders, and that’s fine too. Shinies are just recolors, so that’s not too tough. There’s lots of people that can’t scratch, that are willing to recolor your shiny, if you really don’t want to do it yourself. Just ask in the submission thread and you’ll get plenty of offers to help. Please look at your transparent sprites against different colored backgrounds, not just white. In simulators, the sprite will be displayed on multiple background colors in the Team Builder and in battle. Here is Malaconda's Final Product thread. Our Pokemon So Far: Art: Type: Grass/Dark Abilities: Harvest/Infiltrator Stats:80/70/40/20/90/30 Name: Brattler Go forth, artists of CAPland, and create likenesses of our Pokemon that would make giants quiver!