Sticky Sword/Shield Sprite Project

I haven't really heard anyone talking about this so, It looks like Sword and Shield are carrying over the menu sprite style from Let's Go, giving larger Pokémon, Lucario ain't big but not important, large sprites. But wait! This is also given to Galar Pokémon, so we need to make sprites for them, like Melmetal in the Gen 7 Sprite Project. Greeeaaat.
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update:
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gmax butterfree, gmax meowth, ponyta, rapidash, boltund, dracozolt by KingOfThe-X-Roads with some qc from me
yamask, cramorant, clobbopus by Cynda
applin, appletun, toxel, hattena, milcery by Crocovyle with qc from me. Cynda helped qc toxel
darmanitan by G.E.Z.
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Why does someone need to be approved anyway? If they made a good-looking sprite and are offering it up for Smogon to use, then what does it matter?
consistency, im guessing. it'd probably also be better to have a preset team willing to do stuff on request than waiting for people to do it

of course im not mod so theres a possibility that im completely off, but
 
consistency, im guessing. it'd probably also be better to have a preset team willing to do stuff on request than waiting for people to do it

of course im not mod so theres a possibility that im completely off, but
Having a team of reliable spriters is certainly a good idea, but why shoot a gift horse in the mouth when someone off the team contributes some of their work?
 
For the why approval question, I guess it's to make sure random people don't come by posting someone else's Sprite and calling it their own
Bc if the original artist sees their art out in SD! when they didn't agree for it to be used may cause problems between Smogon and said artists ^^
Approved artists are ones leparagon knows he can trust ^^
 

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during the time i was still looking for spriters, you needed to send them before posting it. if the sprite was good, i would send them a discord link. there, the spriters give each other feedback. just because you post something nice doesnt mean there are no mistakes. and poipole and aetherplayer are correct, it was for consistency and to prevent unwanted stuff that make the thread longer. if people didnt want stuff deleted then read the instructions first. simple matters have simple solutions.
in the XY sprite project, things were very messy and a bunch of people were posting sprites here and there. thats why in gen 7, Layell implemented an application system. it was a good idea so i adopted that for gen 8 as well, but i'm more picky about it
that being said, if you guys have questions, please dm me instead of posting here
 

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update (don't forget to check the spreadsheet for a clearer version of the credits, including the animations and icons):
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edited butterfree g
farfetch'd, orbeetle, orbeetle g, stonjourner, copperajah, dracozolt, dracovish by KingOfThe-X-Roads
darumaka, darmanitan edit, zen darmanitan by G.E.Z.
raboot, drizzile by Crocovyle with some edits from me
carkol by Spook with edits from me
snom by RadicalCharizard with edits from me
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meowth g, toxel, hattena by NoelleMBrooks
drednaw g and yamper by PumpkinPastel but drednaw was slowed down and yamper had some added frames by NoelleMBrooks
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meltan, melmetal by NoelleMBrooks
grookey, scorbunny, sobble, gossifleur, wooloo, normal drednaw, yamper, rolycoly, barraskewda, polteagesit, obstagoon, alcremie, full belly morpeko, normal copperajah, dracozolt, dracovish, arctovish, normal duraludon, zigzagoon, linoone, charizard g, pikachu g, melmetal g, eternatus g by RadicalCharizard with edits from me
rillaboom, cinderace, inteleon, greedent, butterfree g, meowth g, machamp g, gengar g, kingler g, lapras g, snorlax g, garbodor g, melmetal g by Kalalokki with edits from me
 
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I am not an approved spriter.
I am quite new to the Smogon forums actually.
I just sprited that Cinderace for fun one night and thought it could be of use for Showdown
 
Thank you CDS

I made it in 1 night after seeing that Cinderace is still using it's dex sprite.
Should I delete the post though?

Because of what HM100 said, I'm not sure now if we are able to show off our sprites in this thread...

I just wanted to see if my sprite could be of use to smogon while the official one is still being WIP
 
Thank you CDS

I made it in 1 night after seeing that Cinderace is still using it's dex sprite.
Should I delete the post though?

Because of what HM100 said, I'm not sure now if we are able to show off our sprites in this thread...

I just wanted to see if my sprite could be of use to smogon while the official one is still being WIP
It's cool that you sprited it, but the fact you're not an approved spriter disallows you from posting sprites here.
You could still put them up on DA, and maybe say to approved spriters that if they want to use it they can, and even then, I don't think we would want our DMs to be flooded with non-approved spriters ^^' Sorry !
 
^^'
The matter is, most people here have had all SM period, even XY period for some, to hone their skills in spriting ^^' Your sprite is far from bad, but we only accept approved spriters for a reason : we know what they're capable of
If you want advice for spriting, no probs, but just do not put it out in here ^^'
 
Like if you want to help, slide into our DM, we'll tell you if your sprite needs adjustments and maybe if your sprite is really good (and the 'mon isn't reserved) you may get included XD
That's kinda how I got in at the end of SM period : I shiny edited leParagon's front Zeraora sprite, I posted it on DA, quoting him so he could see it
He found it great, and asked me if I wanted to embark xD
 

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Seeing the slow progress made to sprites ... I think you should be happy people are providing sprites instead of shutting them down because they are not "approved spriters".
Just my two cents.
nope. there are already people working on the sprites. in fact, most of the time someone tries to send a sprite, theres already a sprite ready for it. and aside from that, the quality needs to be consistent. if i just accept the first sprite i see and it doesn't meet the quality standards, it'll take me more time to edit it than if i just made it from scratch myself. the sprites arent just being used for smogon. a lot of fangame, online game, and hackrom makers see these sprites and use them as well

the reason the random people sending sprites arent approved spriters is because theyre not seasoned pixel artists. some of the people working with me have been spriting since gen 5 if not earlier. they know what theyre doing. and the few people on my team who have only little spriting experience learn super fast and produce sprites that are extremely easy to edit/qc so it doesn't take me much time or effort

go check out the x and y sprite project to see why im so strict about the approved posts thing. they finalized less sprites in twice the time compared to the gen 7 and gen 8 projects
for any further concerns, just send me a dm or something. i'd like to keep this thread for sprites and stuff
 
Do you realize we're working our asses off to provide you the best quality possible ?
Also most progress is done in a Discord server to avoid flooding here
AND for fuck's sake the game isn't even a month old yet, most Pokémon don't even have all of their sprites published, we have to rely on shiny hunters to get our shiny sprites so of course for now it's fucking slow --'
Not to be rude but that comes off as arrogance. Don't be pricks and allow everyone to submit their sprites instead of forming an "elite" spriter group.
 

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