Alas poor Yorick!
Thanks to jean_francois on twitter I have a lovely full update and better optimization: https://t.co/mSQc59ibMj
On smogon they are using this address : http://www.smogon.com/dex/media/sprites/xyicons/plusle.png
This project is mainly for those elite few with capture cards to help collect all the icons from XY. These will be either collected personally from our own users or from other sources that are explicitly free to use.
-The icons should be collected only from the PC box ingame and not the pokedex, the pokedex does not have the same clean quality
-Icon size is 40*32 with a transparent background
-For the most part people with capture cards can just dump images of their PC box so that I or other volunteers can make individual files out of every mon
-Those of us without capture cards should try not to bother those that do with single requests, giant 30 box trades are better.
Here is the chart with all of the icons I currently have, and which ones certain users are obtaining: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Akua_VvFyhZTdEFhajZIQnJPVFZ1N2pHQlgtQnprRXc&usp=sharing#gid=0
current total: 820/852
Missing: All Unown not A, Deerling/Sawsbuck alt forms.
Layell: Chart Guy, Guy Who Rips pictures into files
ium: Mass Screenshotter, National Dex Completionist
Antar: Researcher, Screenshotter, Didn't Intend to use the Capture Card for this.
Zhorken: Gets me the mons I don't want to get, double checking all mistakes
MeleeMewtwo: Checking for mistakes when implementing these icons on r/pokemon flair bot.
On smogon they are all here: http://www.smogon.com/media/sprites/xy/mini/