XY Art Preparations

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  1. bmelts

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    Hey friends!

    Some of you may have already noticed the aesthetic changes we've put into place on Pokemon Showdown! With the pending release of Pokémon X & Y, which will use full 3D models for all the Pokémon, there were some major concerns with our ability to rip sprites from the games like we have for all past generations. Therefore, we've decided to opt for a more community-oriented solution: we'll be soliciting sprites from Smogon's incredible artists, as replacements for in-game artwork. To prepare everyone for this switchover, we've already got all current Pokémon converted, so hopefully it won't be as much of a shock when we use contributed art for Gen 6 :) Major thanks go to Layell for spearheading this project, and I know I can't wait to see what our artists do for X & Y!

    Enjoy,

    bmelts and all the PS! staff
  2. bobbyvaporeon

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    We also decided that some Pokemon weren't charming enough, so we redesigned them to appeal to a younger audience (ages 3-5)

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    It's so purrrrty.
    Can i have a folder with all of the sprites? o3o
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    Some other new models

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    Credits for everyone will be published onsite shortly.
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    is salamence actually salabomb? rofl
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    Here is a sample of the user reception to the new sprites:

    [19:31:41] evergreensc: I think I won't be playing until [today] is over.

    [19:31:16] daffodildo: can we not ever change the sprites

    [19:31:17] PancakeHat: Fuck you people. I'm out. -_-

    [20:02:56] dARTHvader312: wtf is up with these cartoon shits

    [20:08:24] Core Gamer: someone change these sprites please

    [20:15:30] AbsoluteSludge: regirock...wHAT DID THEY DID TO U​
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    Also the kawaii ones are the best other than durant.
    this was a great idea guys. thank you for making me laugh.
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    Thank you so much!
  13. Eeyore

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    That's only trolls. A lot of people love this!
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    So fucking awesome.
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    Man. After today, Zarel is gonna be the most loved person on Smogon, excluding me :> jkjk

    Love, ~Smogoon~
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    A more encouraging sample of the user reception to the new sprites:

    Nightstar1994: LMFAO At the sprites

    Storsie: I love all the chibi sprites... especially the kyorge one ;u;

    Autotrust: The new sprites are so good, I love them.

    Patarck: Hahaha, is there any way i can see all the drawn "sprites"? They're so funny

    DarkBladeSceptile: I really do hope these sprites stay, they're awesome! Thanks to all who contributed to them.​
  17. Jimril

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    This is terrible

    I was going to use this to post on YouTube and have a serious competitive battling system. This wrecks it all. What about the people who want this to be as legitmate as possible. What's happened to that. I don't know if I can ever use this again. It is not a freaking funny joke if it's because it's april fools.
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    This is the best change to PS since PS.

    Anyone who dislikes them clearly hates art and only goes to museums for *gasp* SCULPTURES.
  19. Snowflakes

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    what's funny about that is he's still in chat complaining hours later

    you're going to let the looks of pokemon stop you from recording youtube, it doesn't change mechanics and everything. i'm surprised you'd let something so simple stop you from becoming a youtube superstar.

    no mechanics have changed, it's still pokemon :)
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    I might get a bit of disagreement here, but we should keep the BW2 spites and just draw the XY sprites. Its a lot less work for everybody.
  21. Jimril

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    I don't hate art. Except after the novelty wears off, where will the competition go. Smogon is the most official thing we have. Make two Pokemon Showdowns or optional sprite options to keep everyone happy if this is seriously the way it will be. Why discourage audiences.
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    Here comes...UNEXPECTED!

    I had to register on here because i got mentioned by oarpheus.

    Haha, today is an awesome day.
  23. Cathy

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    Consider this:

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  24. Jimril

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    I completely agree, and in drawing them make them look legitimate and usable. This is a simulator, not a Pokemon Battle Modifier. At least have the option.
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    sadly, this system will be in place due to the complications with 3D models. Sadly, the 3DS has not been cracked and likely will never be, and we needed to take the community's input into account, so Layell came up with the idea of handdrawn sprites.



    Unfortunately, that would make the system extremely [​IMG], so handdrawn sprites are the way to go.
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