Sticky Sword/Shield Sprite Project

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In this thread, we'll be creating BW-styled sprites for all the Generation 8 Pokemon, which will be used in Pokemon Showdown should players choose the BW Sprite option. These sprites are also free for use as long as the spriter or the project itself is credited.

To contribute, you must send an application to me via private message with the title "Sword/Shield sprite application". The application should contain at least one sprite in the Gen V style of Pokemon (the same applies to animators). When posting multiple sprites that take up too much space, group them together in a spoiler window to lessen the space taken up by this thread. Sprites from non-approved users will be deleted.

Here is a spreadsheet of the finished sprites
 

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i updated Scorbunny. might redo Grookey and Sobble

here are some front sprites:
gossifleur.png
eldegoss.png
corviknight.png
and here's Wooloo
wooloo_1.png
by KingOfThe-X-Roads with some qc from me. he'll be helping out with our project now and then, but he doesn't currently have a smogon account so i'm posting on his behalf
 
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here's the other legendary
zacian.png

since Zacian was shown holding its sword in a very specific direction, i decided to go with this pose. anyway, some official Pokemon sprites like Entei did the same thing. however i have prepared an alternate Zacian sprite if ever, in the future, it is shown to alternate the way it holds its sword

the trailer also showed Zacian and Zamazenta using a sort of "phase form". they seem similar to Solgaleo's radiant sun and Lunala's full moon phases. i'll be making sprites for them even tho we aren't sure yet if these affect their stats or are just for show
 

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Pardon my asking, but would Melmetal and Meltan be included among these? They're still lacking a sprite, despite being used in LGPE metagames for a while now. I believe sprites may actually have been made, too; they're just lacking implementation.
 

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Pardon my asking, but would Melmetal and Meltan be included among these?
no, theyre gen 7 pokemon, since Lets Go is considered gen 7. even websites like bulba and serebii say so. check the sun moon project for the sprites. the person who's in charge of implementing sprites in Showdown hasnt updated yet
 

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update! here's drednaw
drednaw.png

also,
zacian_2.png
zamazenta_2.png
these are the special formes/phases shown in the trailer. didn't add the glow anymore because it would look weird as a sprite and i don't wanna unnecessarily break the colour limit. if any clearer artwork is ever released for these formes, i might replace these sprites. but this is it for now
 
I have checked out the kind of the x roads gallery as suggested in the wooloo post. I really like his Gossifleur sprite. I’m not saying the one in the archive isn’t good but I was really drawn to his interpretation.
 

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update! 2 new mons revealed. also got some backsprites for the previous sprites
yamper.png
Yamper front originally by Crocovyle (our new spriter for the project) with some qc from me
yamperb.png
wooloo_1b.png
gossifleurb.png
impidimpb.png
Wooloo backsprite originally by KingOfThe-X-Roads with some qc from me
 
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should Gossifleur's flower hat on the back sprite be tilted more to match the front
thanks for the feedback. Gossifleur's back has now been updated. i also removed an extra finger on Impidimp and made new sprites for the starters. everything on the spreadsheet is now up to date
 
With the recent reveal of Gigantamaxing, could I petition for a sprite size limit increase specifically just for them? BW are 96x96, but Gigantamaxed Pokemon are huuuuuuuge. I think it would be a great way to maintain artistic integrity while showcasing how unique Gen VIII is and how much it's evolved so to speak since Gen V.

Unless of course Gigantamaxing was never on the table for spriting in which case, DISREGARD!
 

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With the recent reveal of Gigantamaxing, could I petition for a sprite size limit increase specifically just for them? BW are 96x96, but Gigantamaxed Pokemon are huuuuuuuge. I think it would be a great way to maintain artistic integrity while showcasing how unique Gen VIII is and how much it's evolved so to speak since Gen V.

Unless of course Gigantamaxing was never on the table for spriting in which case, DISREGARD!
They would likely use the same canvas size but be upscaled, like what is done for totem formes.
 

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