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I'm kind of confused, is the current objective to create a champion? For some reason I can not find Awu's posts. It's not saying anything about ignored content. If someone could c/p the post for me, that'd be nice. If the objective is to create a champion, I'm in for sure.
 

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Contest #7
Create A Champion

Hello everyone ! I'm so sorry for being so long since our last contest but here it is ! We are starting our 7th contest which will be about creating a new Champion ! You will have to create one sprite which can be a Gym Leader or a Member of the Elite 4 ! This contest will stay for a month to be sure that everyone can participate, here are the contest's rules:

  • The participants will have to realize one trainer sprite (male or female). It can also be something else than a male or female, for example a Pokemon as a trainer or even a creature
  • The participants will have to choose a name for the trainer sprite.
  • The participants will have to give a brief explanation of why they have decided to make their champion like that, give the champion's story and also if they think it could eventually be implemented in a game.
  • The participants will have to give one (or more) pokemon(s) that this champion will own. Try to respect the theme, as the trainer has to be a gym leader or a member of the Elite 4, its team will have to be monotype or it can have exceptions but it must respect the theme !
  • The participants can use the trainers sprite sheet or even doing it by scratch
  • The sprites will have to be in the avatar size which is 80x80
  • Do not steal other people creations
How to post for this contest ?

Sprite #1: img
Description (name, story, type)
Team (pokemon sprites)


To participate to this contest just post "In" for being added in the participants list. You could in whenever you want before the deadline.

Deadline: 05/05/2016
If the participants don't post their sprites before that date, their participation will not be considered.


Participants:

OfficialThatGuy
Take an Azelfie
S0L1D G0LD
Kasumi♥ (you can click the up arrow next to fat Kasumi and it'll take you to the post)
 
I'm totes in for this one. It's just that the title is to make a champion but we need to make a GL or E4 member, can we also make a champion or was it just for title's sake?
It was just for the title :p You can only make a gym leader or a member of E4, basically a monotype champion or some exceptions (ex Flint with Lopunny / Steelix)
 

Faustine, the Psychic Champion

She is a humble young woman, a beautiful yet intelligent champion and master coordinator. When she was a child, she developed telekinesis and telepathy learned with her childhood Pokémon, Ralts. She is surprisingly intelligent, with an IQ of nearly 250, she is a scientist and helps out the Pokémon professors and loves teaching people about Pokémon and their roots.

Team:​

Gardevoir, Trace, Lv. 63 @ Gardevoirite​
- Psychic
- Hyper Voice
- Shadow Ball
- Thunderbolt​

Gallade, Steadfast, Lv. 61 @ Scope Lens
Psycho Cut -
Leaf Blade -
Night Slash -
Close Combat -​

Slowking, Regenerator, Lv. 60 @ Leftovers​
- Slack Off
- Scald
- Psychic
- Fire Blast

Espeon, Magic Bounce, Lv. 60 @ Wise Glasses
Psychic -
Shadow Ball -
Dazzling Gleam -
Signal Beam -​

Malamar, Contrary, Lv. 60 @ Life Orb
- Superpower
- Knock Off
- Hypnosis
- Psycho Cut​

Xatu, Early Bird, Lv. 60 @ Sitrus Berry
Night Shade -
Air Slash -
Psychic -
Thunder Wave -​
 
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Ok so I haven't showed up since long and now that my life is less cluttered I have decided to start spriting again. I just needed a break so now I am back and IN for this contest. Glhf~
 
Well, now's about the time when I post my works in progress, so here goes.


Slate "Uktuk", Rock-Type Gym Leader of Mesozoian City

Backstory:

Slate is an active paleontologist who resides in Mesozoian City, a Prehistory-themed tourist trap/resort town located in the Southwestern Rainforests of his region. He arrived after his work took him to the location, and stayed afterwards, developing an affinity for the community. His love for his work as well as performing led to the birth of his persona Uktuk, a primitive-man-character he employs in his spare time in the park to educate the youth and visitors of the city (the latter of whom view him as a kind of mascot) of the world before their time. He wears a plaster replica of the skull of his partner Pokemon, Aerodactyl, as the crux of his guise, as well as keeping a bag with other replica fossils (to be used as learning devices) at his side.

Pokemon Team:


Aerodactyl @ Aerodactylite (Lvl. 50)
Rock Head (Tough Claws)
- Stealth Rock
- Stone Edge
- Brave Bird *
- Earthquake



Cradily @ Leftovers (Lvl. 45)
Storm Drain
- Stockpile
- Giga Drain
- Toxic
- Recover


Tyrantrum @ Choice Scarf (Lvl. 49)
Rock Head
- Head Smash
- Outrage
- Superpower
- Earthquake


Marowak @ Thick Club ** (Lvl. 47)
Battle Armor
- Bonemerang
- Swords Dance
- Thunder Punch
- Fire Punch


Omastar @ Chople Berry (Lvl. 48)
Swift Swim
- Shell Smash
- Hydro Pump
- Blizzard
- Earth Power
* = NPC's throughout the years have been known to use unobtainable Movesets, so I figured that I could take a bit of a creative liberty here.
** = Marowak is an exception to the gym type, but it fits thematically here so I included it.
 

Toxis Viralio, the Poison-type Gym Leader of (WIP Name) City

Description:

This is Toxis Viralio, the Gym Leader of (WIP Name) City and 2nd Gym Leader of region Parteh. He specializes in Poison-type Pokemon and uses their poison and venom to create anti-venom, antidotes, and medicinal items as well as creating a potent weapon once the opportunity arises. His love for science as well as his strict demeanor makes him a formidable adversary when needed be. His wisdom is: "To become immune, one must understand and learn."

(Since we talkin' 'bout champs, his mons gonna be lvl 60-somethin' and fully evolved)
Pokemon:

Miras the Lvl.61 Muk

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Gogrol the Lvl.59 Garbodor

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Skasla the Lvl.62 Scolipede

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Dezplor the Lvl.64 Dragalge
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Tiraore the Lvl. 62 Toxicroak

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Bairaad the Lvl.66 (Mega) Beedrill

(Credit goes to the spriters who made the Dragalge and Mega-Beedrill).​
 
Late in I guess?

Anna, the RNG Goddess and the Dark type Champion
Anna just randomly appeared in front of the Pokemon League, and somehow beat it easily. She claims to have accidentally come from another world through what she calls an Outrealm Gate (cough). She also claims to have numerous sisters who look just like her, but unlike them, she's more outgoing and doesn't really care about business. Of course, like them, she loves money. Bu this Anna prefers to gamble instead, travelling to many casinos in her spare time, winning pretty much every time, earning her the title. She's also a skilled pickpocket, prankster, thief, outlaw, etc. Really, just praise Anna.

As a Champion, she specializes in Dark types, with her signature Pokemon being Zoroark, but she's also known to use Pokemon like Dusparce and Togekiss. She prefers luck based Pokemon, as well as tricksters. Her style of battling involves abusing chance-based events, such as status conditions, particularly flinches and paralysis. She's also known to have a speedy playstyle, with most of her Pokemon known for being either fast or agile.

Team:
Zoroark @ Life Orb
Ability: Illusion
Level: 69
- Sucker Punch
- Knock Off
- Low Kick
- Flamethrower

Liepard @ Black Glasses
Ability: Prankster
Level: 66
- Foul Play
- Pay Day
- Encore
- Thunder Wave

Weavile @ Life Orb
Ability: Pickpocket
Level: 64
- Foul Play
- Knock Off
- Icicle Crash
- Low Kick

Absol @ Absolite
Ability: Super Luck
Level: 64
- Foul Play
- Knock Off
- Sucker Punch
- Play Rough

Dunsparce @ Leftovers
Ability: Serene Grace
Level: 64
- Swagger
- Body Slam
- Thunder Wave
- Glare

Togekiss @ Leftovers
Ability: Serene Grace
- Air Slash
- Thunder Wave
- Swagger
- Roost

credits to fire emblem for the "original" Anna I guess?
 
Voting Period
All the participants have finished their works, it's time to nominate the best sprites ! During 7 days, everybody on smogon could be able to vote, here are the rules to follow:
  • You will have to vote for 2 champion sprites, if you vote two times for the same participant, they will earn 2 points.
  • You can also vote 2 times for the same sprite if you judge that it is the only one that you like !
  • The participants can also vote
  • Give a brief explanation of why you have chosen these 2 sprites.
  • Once you have voted, you can't edit it, so make sure to choose the right sprites.
End of the votes: 10/05/2016

Champion sprites:

OfficialThatGuy


Faustine, the Psychic Champion

Story:

She is a humble young woman, a beautiful yet intelligent champion and master coordinator. When she was a child, she developed telekinesis and telepathy learned with her childhood Pokémon, Ralts. She is surprisingly intelligent, with an IQ of nearly 250, she is a scientist and helps out the Pokémon professors and loves teaching people about Pokémon and their roots.

Team:​

Gardevoir, Trace, Lv. 63 @ Gardevoirite
- Psychic
- Hyper Voice
- Shadow Ball
- Thunderbolt

Gallade, Steadfast, Lv. 61 @ Scope Lens
Psycho Cut -
Leaf Blade -
Night Slash -
Close Combat -​

Slowking, Regenerator, Lv. 60 @ Leftovers
- Slack Off
- Scald
- Psychic
- Fire Blast

Espeon, Magic Bounce, Lv. 60 @ Wise Glasses
Psychic -
Shadow Ball -
Dazzling Gleam -
Signal Beam -​

Malamar, Contrary, Lv. 60 @ Life Orb
- Superpower
- Knock Off
- Hypnosis
- Psycho Cut

Xatu, Early Bird, Lv. 60 @ Sitrus Berry
Night Shade -
Air Slash -
Psychic -
Thunder Wave -

S0L1D G0LD


Slate "Uktuk", Rock-Type Gym Leader of Mesozoian City

Backstory:

Slate is an active paleontologist who resides in Mesozoian City, a Prehistory-themed tourist trap/resort town located in the Southwestern Rainforests of his region. He arrived after his work took him to the location, and stayed afterwards, developing an affinity for the community. His love for his work as well as performing led to the birth of his persona Uktuk, a primitive-man-character he employs in his spare time in the park to educate the youth and visitors of the city (the latter of whom view him as a kind of mascot) of the world before their time. He wears a plaster replica of the skull of his partner Pokemon, Aerodactyl, as the crux of his guise, as well as keeping a bag with other replica fossils (to be used as learning devices) at his side.

Pokemon Team:


Aerodactyl @ Aerodactylite (Lvl. 50)
Rock Head (Tough Claws)
- Stealth Rock
- Stone Edge
- Brave Bird *
- Earthquake



Cradily @ Leftovers (Lvl. 45)
Storm Drain
- Stockpile
- Giga Drain
- Toxic
- Recover


Tyrantrum @ Choice Scarf (Lvl. 49)
Rock Head
- Head Smash
- Outrage
- Superpower
- Earthquake


Marowak @ Thick Club ** (Lvl. 47)
Battle Armor
- Bonemerang
- Swords Dance
- Thunder Punch
- Fire Punch


Omastar @ Chople Berry (Lvl. 48)
Swift Swim
- Shell Smash
- Hydro Pump
- Blizzard
- Earth Power
* = NPC's throughout the years have been known to use unobtainable Movesets, so I figured that I could take a bit of a creative liberty here.
** = Marowak is an exception to the gym type, but it fits thematically here so I included it.


Nightmare Serum


Toxis Viralio, the Poison-type Gym Leader of (WIP Name) City

Description:

This is Toxis Viralio, the Gym Leader of (WIP Name) City and 2nd Gym Leader of region Parteh. He specializes in Poison-type Pokemon and uses their poison and venom to create anti-venom, antidotes, and medicinal items as well as creating a potent weapon once the opportunity arises. His love for science as well as his strict demeanor makes him a formidable adversary when needed be. His wisdom is: "To become immune, one must understand and learn."

(Since we talkin' 'bout champs, his mons gonna be lvl 60-somethin' and fully evolved)
Pokemon:

Miras the Lvl.61 Muk



Gogrol the Lvl.59 Garbodor



Skasla the Lvl.62 Scolipede



Dezplor the Lvl.64 Dragalge

Tiraore the Lvl. 62 Toxicroak


Bairaad the Lvl.66 (Mega) Beedrill

(Credit goes to the spriters who made the Dragalge and Mega-Beedrill).​


Iggy Azalea


Anna, the RNG Goddess and the Dark type Champion
Anna just randomly appeared in front of the Pokemon League, and somehow beat it easily. She claims to have accidentally come from another world through what she calls an Outrealm Gate (cough). She also claims to have numerous sisters who look just like her, but unlike them, she's more outgoing and doesn't really care about business. Of course, like them, she loves money. Bu this Anna prefers to gamble instead, travelling to many casinos in her spare time, winning pretty much every time, earning her the title. She's also a skilled pickpocket, prankster, thief, outlaw, etc. Really, just praise Anna.

As a Champion, she specializes in Dark types, with her signature Pokemon being Zoroark, but she's also known to use Pokemon like Dusparce and Togekiss. She prefers luck based Pokemon, as well as tricksters. Her style of battling involves abusing chance-based events, such as status conditions, particularly flinches and paralysis. She's also known to have a speedy playstyle, with most of her Pokemon known for being either fast or agile.

Team:
Zoroark @ Life Orb
Ability: Illusion
Level: 69
- Sucker Punch
- Knock Off
- Low Kick
- Flamethrower

Liepard @ Black Glasses
Ability: Prankster
Level: 66
- Foul Play
- Pay Day
- Encore
- Thunder Wave

Weavile @ Life Orb
Ability: Pickpocket
Level: 64
- Foul Play
- Knock Off
- Icicle Crash
- Low Kick

Absol @ Absolite
Ability: Super Luck
Level: 64
- Foul Play
- Knock Off
- Sucker Punch
- Play Rough

Dunsparce @ Leftovers
Ability: Serene Grace
Level: 64
- Swagger
- Body Slam
- Thunder Wave
- Glare

Togekiss @ Leftovers
Ability: Serene Grace
- Air Slash
- Thunder Wave
- Swagger
- Roost

credits to fire emblem for the "original" Anna I guess?


Disqualified participants: Cynthia612, Take Azelfie & Kasumi♥ . Reason: Timeout
 
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Sobi

Banned deucer.
Iggy + Nightmare


A really nice, simplistic but unique sprite.
I really like the impression he's giving off, almost as if he doesn't care. The clothing was sprited really nicely, and the hairstyle is rad as well [:
 
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One vote for S0L1D G0LD.

Really nice sprite. It's hard to tell whether or not it's a fusion of existing sprites. The Marowak skull is a nice touch. And Tyrantrum is an awesome pokemon. Very well done!

One vote for Iggy Azalea.

Looks like a great sprite, pretty unique and it is clear that you have spriting experience. The colors work very well and there is also a Liepard.


Sorry, I was kinda lazy to add anything.
 

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Iggy Azalea - the posture is pretty adorable and the colors go pretty well all together

S0l1d g0ld - though there's something off about the legs and one of the arms, the idea itself is pretty original
 
+2 to Nightmare Serum -


Quite a laudable attempt at making a Poison-type specialist. The sprite manages to exude personality from the expression and stance, and your description only adds to the effect. I can very well picture myself going up against him - and being pleasantly surprised at that. Something funny is going on with the coattails, but otherwise I think this is pretty well done - no mess, just clean work.

Nuts, almost managed to finish a Fairy-type specialist - missed the deadline by an hour. Might post it on my thread or something.
 
2 votes for Nightmare Serum.

I thought the story was written well, and it possesses the highest level of originality (to me) of my choices (sorry, Iggy, but I can't get behind an existing video game character put into a Pokemon universe.).

I'll also take this time to apologize for the sloppy work on my sprite. I was, quite frankly, unhappy with a few areas of it, but I didn't have the time to correct it before voting came up.
 

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First vote goes to OfficialThatGuy, being one of my fav spriters since Twerkerella and Sunfished era.
Solid team too, although I personally think it's better to have Heat Wave on Xatu over Night Shade, but this is in-game after all.
The champion pairs perfectly with Mega Gardevoir, and nice to have a monotype user as a Champion once in a while.


Next up is Nightmare Serum, someone I remember doing the shiny sprites. Simple, yet effective.
Poison-type teams are underrated, much like when I started playing monotype and nearly lost to a Poison team (underestimating my opponent and team).
In terms of appearance it leans more towards the sinister side of things (which is bad imo), despite this still a great entry.
 
My first vote goes to S0L1D G0LD

I love the work you've done on that sprite, it is very original and the trainer theme fits very well with its type. Besides I love the reference to Marowak, it is very well done, the backstory was very entertaining nice job :)

My second vote goes to Iggy Azalea

The sprite work is amazing, I love the shapes and the color palette that you've taken, the shading is great. She definitely reminds us of Zoroark but I don't know why, when I first saw the trainer I thought she would be a fire or dragon champion. Love the sprite and the team !
 

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