Curstraw FakeThe recent leaks of the “Space World” ’97 and ’99 ROMs and all the Beta Pokémon in it has made my hype levels shoot through the roof. Like, I remember learning about them back in the day, so it’s nothing less than a straight-up dream come true to finally put actual faces to the names and confirm certain other facts (such as “Yoroidori” being a beta name for Skarmory).

So it went without saying that I MUST make fakes for them, seeing as I would’ve made fakes for them back in the day as well. But since my old blanks didn’t cut the mustard any longer, especially since I never made blanks for a lot of the new card types which were made in the mean time—such as Fairy, Dragon, Supporter cards, etc—I decided to remake Neo-era blanks from scratch.

If you want to see the cards I’ve made so far… you’ll need to wait a bit, because I haven’t actually started yet. This is mostly because I’m still in the planning stages for the set. However, I’ve got a lot of it planned out and it’s almost ready to go. If you want to see what I have planned for the set, keep reading!

 


 

Set Names

While I’m still sorting out the actual contents of the sets, I did at least work out the name and themes for the sets. And yes, I said sets, as in plural; I decided that it would be more practical if I made three smaller sets instead of one large one, because that would give me more flexibility when actually designing it.

Anyways, here is what I have planned for the sets:

  • SW Alpha97 — I’m going to emulate the style of how the TCG currently runs its blocks, by giving the set a prefix (like ADV/EX, BW, XY, etc). In this case, it’ll be “SW”, for “Space World”. But what is the “Space World?” Well, the first set, Alpha97, will touch up[on that. Turns out a mysterious portal to the “Space World”, which is a strange, alternate dimension, has opened up in our Pokémon World, and it’s already doing some strange things to our Pokémon… like, giving them new forms, or giving them Baby Pokémon to those who never had them before… what’s going on here?
  • SW Beta98 — The next set, Beta98, will see the portal to the “Space World” open even wider, releasing completely new and previously unknown Pokémon into the world. Like two completely new starters? Or a shark/anchor-like Pokémon? If the portal to the “Space World” doesn’t close soon, who knows what other strange beings will be let loose to cause untold chaos?
  • SW Omega99 — Finally in the last set, Omega99, it’s discovered that the portal to the “Space World” can only be closed from the inside, and so only the most brave souls—both People and Pokémon—are tasked with the duty to enter the “Space World” in order to break the connection to our world once and for all. But who knows what kinds of strange and mysterious Pokémon we’ll see in the “Space World”? Pokémon from a completely different universe? Pokémon with a never-before-seen type?? Rainbow Energy might be the only way to ensure they’ll be able to battle on your side… but that’s if you can make it out of the “Space World” at all!

Like the idea so far? Now some things may be tweaked before I finally start producing fakes for the sets, but this is closer to the end product than not.

Finally, I did a quick sketch of what I’d like the set logos to be. Take a look below!

 

It’s a simple design for now, but I hope to make it look authentic to current Pokémon TCG set logos. I also hope I can pull off a convincing “corruption” effect for the logos as well…

 


 

The Blanks

 

For this set, because I want to link it to the Gold/Silver-era back in the day, I decided to use the Neo-era blanks. But instead if just using them as-is verbatim, I instead decided to sort of rebuild the blanks from scratch. Part of this is to give it its own spin, but part of it is to also make it more inline with the modern TCG and all the changes that has happened over the last 20 years. This includes…

  • differentiating between the three Trainer types (Item, Supporter, Stadium)
  • maring changes to the types, like removing the “crown” on Darkness and Metal-type icons and including the Dragon-type
    • but actually NOT the Fairy-type, as it will no longer be used in future TCG sets; that said, I made Fairy-type blanks but treat them as an alternative Psychic-type
  • Creating blanks for special card types like EX, GX, Mega, ACE SPEC, Prism, etc
  • Etc etc etc blah blah blah

I’m still working on the blanks, but you can see what blanks I’ve done so far below. I may actually start making fakes with all this done already!

 


 

Set List (Incomplete)

 

# Card Name Card Type Date Created
1 :TG ??? Pokémon June 23, 1999
2 :TR ??? Pokémon June 23, 1999
3 :TW ??? Pokémon July 7, 1999
4 :TL ??? Pokémon July 8, 1999
5 :TF ??? Pokémon July 8, 1999
6 :TP ??? Pokémon July 9, 1999
7 :TC ??? Pokémon July 9, 1999
8 :TD ??? Pokémon July 9, 1999
9 :TM ??? Pokémon July 9, 1999
10 :TN ??? Pokémon July 9, 1999
11 :TY ??? Pokémon July 9, 1999
12 :TI ??? Trainer – Item July 9, 1999
13 :TS ??? Trainer – Stadium July 9, 1999
14 :TU ??? Trainer – Supporter July 9, 1999
15 :TE ??? Energy July 9, 1999
16 ??? Pokémon July 9, 1999
17 ??? Pokémon July 9, 1999
18 ??? Pokémon July 9, 1999
19 ??? Pokémon July 9, 1999
20 ??? Pokémon July 9, 1999
21 ??? Pokémon July 9, 1999
22 ??? Pokémon July 9, 1999
23 ??? Pokémon July 9, 1999

 

Well, as you can tell, the set is hardly complete. But you can at least watch me brainstorm some ideas and piece the set together one-by-one.

 


General Notes

OK so as I’ve mentioned above, I have my plans for the set basically worked out and set in stone. Here is what I have planned for the set once I start working on it:

  • The primary focus of this set is to make cards relating to the 1997 Space World Demo for Pokémon Gold/Silver. It may also include other beta Pokémon, such as the Gen 1 (or rather, “Gen 0”) ones where only their backs were seen.
    • Because of this, the cards will use the Neo-era blanks, albeit that which is ever so slightly changed according to my standards. This is because, in retrospect, there has never been a single Neo design which applies to all Neo cards, as their designs varied ever-so-slightly from one another. Because of which, I felt forced to make several executive decisions in order for my new Neo blanks to maintain a consistent design.
    • On the other hand, the actual playability of the cards will be designed to be compatible with current TCG standards, as of the Sword/Shield set, thus accounting for 20 years of power creep since the original Neo sets. This will also mean that I will include Dragon-type cards, Fairy-type card design (more on that later), Pokémon-EX/Mega/V-Max/etc types, Ace-Spec Trainers, Full Art cards, and so forth. Think of it as sort of an extension or evolution of the Evolutions TCG set where Base Set was recreated using a retro blank design, but also with similar shifts in playability and card types.
    • And because I plan on basing it on the standards set by Sword/Shield, this also means that Pokémon that would be Poison-types in the Video Game will now be Darkness-types in the TCG (switching it from the previous Psychic-types), and Fairy-type Pokemon will become Psychic-types.
    • I will also be making my own little tweaks from this standard. For example, while technically Fairy-type Pokémon will be Psychic-types in the set, I will be making their cards using a Fairy-type blank. They’ll remain technically Psychic-type, it’s just that those Psychic-type cards will have a Fairy-type flair to them, if that makes sense.
  • Because there is a LOT of Pokémon to work with, I will be designing three whole sets for this project.
    • Part of this is to keep the actual set size manageable, but also so that I can include as many cards as I feel would be necessary.
    • But this is also because I want to likewise recreate the Block format of Gen 1-2 TCG sets. Consider that Gen 1 Pokémon were released over the course of Base Set, Jungle and Fossil, while Gen 2 Pokémon were released over Neo Genesis, Discovery and Revelations, and that each of those sets had their own theme and style.
    • Therefore, creating three sets to cover all Space World (and possibly other beta) Pokémon will give me a chance to play with the design a bit and to give each set its own identity.
    • However, the names and themes of each set are yet to be determined.
  • Now it goes without saying that effectively every single new and different Pokemon in the Space World Demo will be included in this set. However, because of the different ways the existing and removed Pokemon interact with one another (or not), this will affect how I actually implement them into the game.
    • Pokémon which look the same but have a different name will just have their actual name in the set. (ie “Happa” will be Chikorita)
    • Pokémon with the same name but a different look will be treated as that same Pokémon, but its look will be considered as a “form”, like the Alolan and Galarian forms of Meowth (ie “Space World” Sneasel)
    • Pokémon with a different name and look, but connected with an existing Pokémon will vary; either they will also be treated as being the “Space World form (ie “Hanamogura” evolves from “Happa”/Chikorita, but even tho it is unrelated from Bayleef in every way, I’m still going to treat it as Bayleef’s “Space World” form), or it will be treated as a completely new Pokémon that just happens to share an evolution with an existing Pokémon, like how Bellossom and Vileplume evolve from Gloom (ie “Tsubomitto” evolves from Weepingbell, but I won’t consider it a “Space World” form of Victrebell.)
    • Pokémon which are clearly newly designed characters, regardless of their association with an existing Pokémon, will be treated as a completely new Pokémon outroght. (ie “Animon”, Ditto’s evolution, will be treated as a new Pokémon, period.)
    • Finally, if a Pokémon from the Space World demo was given an evolution in a later generation game, I may include that evolution, or even its Mega and/or Dynamax form as well. For this I will play it by ear.
  • One major goal for this project is to make sure each type is represented as equally as possible. As in, if at all possible, there will be just as many Grass-type Pokémon as there are Fire-type, Water-type, etc.
    • This was influenced by the fact that the Jungle set had only ONE Psychic-type Pokemon (Mr. Mime) and ONE Trainer Card (Poke Ball)… and yet had like 300 different Grass-type Pokemon. Now obviously the Pokemon types are imbalanced by default in the video game, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try to balance it within this set. With this in mind, I have a few plans to maintain a fair type balance.
    • Some of the ways I plan on balancing types may include choosing the type that the Space World demo gave the Pokémon, such as how the Vulpix prevo—Mikon—was a Water-type, or giving it a type which seems to make sense based on its design even if it doesn’t actually have that type… or, since the Space World Demo had Shiny Pokémon colors, a type based on its Shiny colors. ORR… I might even make them Delta Pokémon and just force them to be a completely new type.
  • Concerning adding Baby Pokemon in the set, I’ve decided to create a completely new Baby Rule instead of using the existing one.
    • The original Baby Rule was a real pain to deal with back in the day, and I’m glad it had long since been removed from the TCG.
    • However, Baby Pokémon still exist, and in fact are greater in numbers in the Space World demo… so there is no removing them from the set. So what is the alternative?
    • In the end I decided to design a new Baby Rule. This time, you can attack a Baby as normal, without needing to flip a coin. But if it’s knocked out, the attacker doesn’t get to draw a prize, and every card attached to the Baby Pokémon is returned to its player’s hand. Easy-peasy, right? Think of it as an anti-EX; instead of getting more prizes for a knock out, you get less. This way, I feel like Baby Pokemon may become less important targets, but in turn it may give players a chance to build them up and then evolve them into a Basic Pokemon, making it ready to attack as soon as you play it. It also acts like a Clefairy Doll, where you can use it to stall for a bit if necessary.
    • Personally I think it’s a fair compromise in order to keep Baby Pokémon in the set but without them being an annoyance to game play like before.
  • Another aspect of the modern TCG that I want to incorporate into the set are all the special Pokémon card types, such as EX, GX, V, etc. But I also needed to understand what exactly they add to the game, what their rules are, etc. Therefore, I plan on including the following card types in the game:
    • OVERVIEW — for the sake of clarity, I define “special type” Pokémon cards as simply an over-powered card (relative to non-special types) which are, in turn, balanced by allowing an opponent to draw two prizes instead of one when they’re knocked out. They are otherwise no different than any other non-special card. With this in mind, all of the following start with this foundation, but add something else to it.
    • EX — a base level “special type”; the only difference is that they are all Basic Pokémon.
    • MEGA — Mega Pokémon can only evolve from EX cards.
    • GX — unlike EX cards, GX cards can be of any stage. GX also have a “GX attack”, which is a super powerful move of which only one of ANY GX attack can be used per player per game.
    • GX Tag Team — these are effectively no different than other GX cards, except that, thematically, the card represents two or more Pokémon, which share their powers towards an extremely overpowered attack. GX Tag Team cards also allow 3 prizes to be drawn instead of just 2.
    • V — mechanically V cards are no different than EX cards; they too are always Basic Pokémon, and are foundation cards for an even more higher powered evolution.
    • VMAX — similar to Mega Pokémon relative to EX cards, Vmax cards only evolve from V cards. Vmax cards themselves are split up between Dynamax and Gigantamax forms, but this is effectively a cosmetic change, due to whether the Vmax form is either just a bigger version of the original Pokémon with standard “Max” attacks (Dynamax) or a specialized form of it with special “G-Max” attacks (Gigantamax).The following are still what I would consider “special cards”, usually with their own special rules, but don’t have the 2 prize rule.
    • ULTRA BEAST — these can be any kind of card, but Ultra Beast GX cards use red highlights instead of the standard blue.
    • BREAK — BREAK cards can only evolve from another Pokémon, and use most of the stats of its previous evolution. They don’t have the 2 prize rule, however.
    • PRISM STAR — whereas GX attacks can only be used once per game, Prism Star cards of the same name are limited to one per deck. The layout also has a “black crystal” look to it, so I should change cards look to suit the style as well.

OK, this is just about all my little preface notes for this set, at least so far. Basically it’ll be a set that looks like it came from 1999-2000 but can be played in 2019-2020.

 


 

Pokemon to add

These will be ordered by TCG type to help me organize the type balance. Note, Pokemon added because a Space World Pokemon needs it will be Underlined, and cards which will probably NOT be necessary will be Struck out, and Japanese names will be italicized. Chances are I’ll replace them with an appropriate English version when I’m ready to start making cards.

This list of Pokémon is separated by by evolution line and ordered card type, although it may include multiple card types, implying that I might make multiple versions of that Pokémon with that type.

TYPE NAME NOTES
Happa
Hanamogura
Hanaryuu
Monja
Tangela
Jaranra
Para
Paras
Parasect
Ledyba
Ledian
Hoppip
Skiploom
Jumpluff
.
Bellossom
Pinsir
Purakkusu
Leafeon
Honooguma
Borubeaa
Dainabea
Mikon
Vulpix
Ninetales
Puchikoon
Ponyta
Rapidash
Pudi
Growlithe
Arcanine
Magby
Magmar
Magmortar
Entei
Ho-oh
Bomushikaa
Kurusu
Akua
Akueria
Mantine
Gyopin
Goldeen
Seaking
Poliwag
Poliwhirl

Politoed
Taaban
Remoraid
Octillery
Delibird
Suicune
:TL Mareep
Flaffy
Ampharos
:TL Pichu
Pikachu
Raichu
Space World Forme. Because of how limited Lighting is, I might include this evo line.
:TL Elekid
Electabuzz
Electivire
Space World Forme. This is another line that I’ll likely include. But, again, I’ll spice it up.
:TL Kotora
Raitora
New Pokemon, and just boring ol’ Electric (or Lightning) type. Still, it’s good to help fill out this type a bit.
:TL Raikou I wouldn’t go so far as call this a “Space World Forme”. Rather, y’know the story about the three Pokemon that died in the Burned Tower in G/S? Well, the Demo versions of the Legendary Hyenas Beasts will be those three. I’ll figure out some way to work this story into the set.
:TF Phanpy
Donphan
Jeez; we’re about 40 Pokemon in (according to Pokedex order) and we FINALLY hit a Fighting-type Pokemon. Only Phanpy looks different in the Demo, but for the sake of consistency, I’ll both Phanpy and Donphan “Space World Formes”. In that case, I’ll maybe just color it’s SWF to be more like SWF Phanpy… maybe give it “white walls“?
:TF Tyrogue
Hitmontop
Hitmonchan
Hitmonlee
Space World Formes. I will definitely include the other Hitmon’s to help fill out the Fighting-type, since it’s looking a little sparse.
:TF :TM Onix
Steelix
Prevo for Steelix, added to try to fill out Fighting as much as possible. Steelix, however, is a perfectly vanilla version. I may therefore play around with it, give it some extra value.
:TF
:TW
Quagsire Space World Forme. Because it’s a Basic Pokemon in the demo, I’ve decided that I’ll keep it as such, even if it’s a Stage 1 evo of Wooper. In order to keep it a Basic Pokemon, I’ll make it some kind of special Pokemon, like an EX or GX or something. Also, although it was Water-type only in the Demo, I’m using it’s Water/Ground-typing to make it a Fighting-type in this set.
:TP Natu
Xatu
Too vanilla and too many Psychics, so I’m dumping it.
:TP Crobat I’m definitely not going to include it’s boring ass prevos. Hell, I might not even include Crobat itself, because it’s just too vanilla. Yeah, I’m gonna dump it.
:TP :TW Slowpoke
Slowking
Too vanilla, so I’ll spice it up
:TP Espeon it’s yellow in the demo, so maybe I’ll make that its SW Forme.
:TP Smoochum
Jynx
Baby Jynx. Space World forme.
:TP Sunflora Space World Forme. Like with Quagsire, the Demo treats Sunflora as a basic Pokemon. It also gave it an additional Psychic typing, which was removed in the final game (leaving it pure-Grass). I’m going to make Sunflora a Basic Pokemon, but making it an EX or something to give it a reason to exist.
:TP Snubbull
Granbull
Space World forme. While it normally has been a Colorless and then Fairy-type card, the Demo gives Snubbull a Psychic-type, which might actually be worth turning it into a Psychic-type card. And then of course Fairy-types switched to Psychic-types anyways, so…

(Will use :TY blank)

:TP Igglybuff
Jigglypuff
Wigglytuff
Space World Forme. I won’t include its evolutions, however.

(Will use :TY blank)

:TP :TW Azurill
Marill
Azumarill
Space World forme. Even tho only Marill was included in the demo, I will include both Azumarill and Azurill in this set, and I’ll make them pink “Space World Formes” like Marill was in the Demo.
:TP Mime Jr.
Mr. Mime
Space World Forme.
:TP Happiny
Chansey
Blissey
Space World Forme. I’ll add Happiny as well.

(Will use :TY blank)

:TP Norowara
Kyonpan
The “Curstraw” test card I made above is of Norowara. Although its Space World type was merely Ghost, my original plan was to treat it as if it was Ghost/Fairy instead. However, that since became irrelevant when Fairy-types switched to Psychic-types, which is also what Ghost-types are. So… I may or may not use the Fairy/Psychic blank with “Curstraw” as well.
:TC Smeargle pretty vanilla here. Unless I can think of a good idea, I’m just gonna dump it.
:TC Koonya
Meowth
Persian
Baby Meowth. I’m gonna assume that an English name of “Miniwth” or “Miniewth” has long since been coined for Koonya. Either way, I’m gonna call it this. That aside, I probably won’t include its evolutions.
:TC Unown Unown’s type in the Demo was Normal… for once I might actually NOT change this. And since Unown’s various forms are exactly the same in the Demo as they are in the final release, I might create some other, newer Unown, like perhaps Unown’s menu sprite, which does not look like any actual existing Pokemon. Or, I MIGHT use this as an opportunity to make “Galarian Unown” cards, as in Unown in the shape of Galarian letters.
:TC Miltank Fairly vanilla. I’m gonna skip it.
:TC Farfetch’d
Madaamu
Sirfetch’d
Farfetch’d evo, unique to Space World demo. Given this, I’ll include a Farfetch’d for Madaamu to evolve from, as well as a Sirfetch’d and maybe Galarian Farfetch’d as well. I MAY in turn make a “Space World Forme” Farfetch’d to balance the Galarian Farfetch’d. Heck, maybe I’ll make THREE Farfetch’d. Or not. We’ll figure something out here.
:TC Porygon
Porygon 2
Porygon-Z
Space World Forme. It might evolve, or I might make it a Basic Pokemon. I’m gonna also make Porygon-Z look like it evolved from the Space World Porygon 2.
:TC Lickilicky Space World Forme. I’m gonna make it a special Basic Pokemon just so I don’t have to make a Lickitung card, lol
:TC Togepi Vanilla design, Demo’s look isn’t much different from the final look. Also it doesn’t evolve in-game. So unless there’s a really good reason to include it, seeing as I want to showcase new Pokemon or different designs of existing ones, I’m gonna skip it for this set.
:TC Aipom
Ambipom
Space World Forme. I’m definitely gonna add Ampipom.
:TC Eevee Needed for Leafeon, Espeon and Umbreon to evolve.
:TC Ditto Needed for Animon to evolve.
:TD Betobebii
Grimer
Muk
Baby Grimer.
:TD Spinarak
Ariados
It’s worth noting that these two have completely different Japanese names—Kokumo / Tsuuheddo vs Itomaru / Ariadosu—so it MIGHT be worth treating them as new Pokemon as well. But I dunno. Now because of Grass being overloaded, I’m gonna make them Psychic-types.
:TD Bellsprout
Weepinbell
Tsubomitto
Weepinbell evolution; since it’s a Grass/Poison-type Pokemon, I’m leaving it here until I can sort out the type balance better. I’m also going to include its prevolutions for once.
:TD Qwilfish
Shibirefugu
Qwilfish is usually Water-type in the TCG, but I’ll make it a Psychic-type as a reference to its Poison-typing in the VG.
:TD Tsuinzu
Girafarig
Since Girafarig has been established as a Basic Pokemon, Tsuinzu will therefore be a Baby Pokemon, even though if this version was released, it would’ve just been treated as a Basic Pokemon with Girafarig as a Stage-1 Evolution. Oh well. Similarly, Girafarig will be a “Space World Forme”… which means Tsuinzu will likely be defined as such just the same. This therefore means there won’t be a “normal” Tsuinzu form. Or maybe I WILL make a “normal” Tsuinzu which evolves into a standard Psychic-type Girafarig? We’ll see.
:TD Rinrin
Berurun
One of the few truly new and original unused Beta Pokemon. This Pokemon is what this set lives for!
:TD Murkrow
Honchkrow
Space World Forme.
:TD :TR Houndoom
Houndour
Space World Forme. … It was originally set as a Fire-only type, but with Darkness-types overloaded, I shifted it back to its original Fire-type to even out the types.
:TD :TF Sneasel
Weavile
Space World Forme. Now Sneasel in the final G/S game was colored brown, which apparently was a hold-over from the Demo version of Sneasel. So while the sprite for Sneasel in Demo version looks like it’s got light-colored fur, I’m going to instead give it darker fur. I’ll likely do the same for its evolution. … However, there’s an overload of Darkness Pokemon, with Poison-types going from Psychic to Darkness. And with the removal of Fairy-types, I will just shift SW97 Sneasel to a Fighting-type, just to even the types a bit.
:TD Umbreon .
:TM Manboo1
Ikari
Gurotesu
First Steel/Metal-type in GS’s number order. Also first truly new Pokemon line which has no GS analogue. BTW, Manboo1 is Water-type only, but I’ll make it Metal-type here just to keep things consistent.
:TM Skarmory Another vanilla Pokemon, despite its different name. MAYBE I can manipulate it into a forme difference?
:TM Animon Ditto evo?! That said, it’s a Normal-type in the demo, but it evolves from Ditto via Metal Coat, so for the sake of broadening the types, I’ll make it Metal-type here. But what to do with it…?
:TM Scyther(?)
Scizor
In the Demo, it was merely Bug/Flying, only to be changed to Bug/Steel later. I’m going to keep its Metal-type for the card, but use its Space World forme. But because its Space World forme isn’t much different than its actual forme, I’m gonna just make Scizor a special Basic.
:TM :TP Cleffa
Clefairy
Clefable
Baby Clefable. Space World Forme. Initially not all types had a Baby Pokemon, so I chose to give Cleffa a Metal-type in order to ensure the Metal-type has a Baby associated with it. I’ll in turn make Clefairy and Clefable Metal-type as well and then also give them a similar Space World Forme.
Hoothoot
Noctowl
“Space World Formes”
:TN Urufuman
Waaurufu
New and unique Beta Pokemon from the Demo. It’s Ice-type only in it, so I’m going to treat it as Ice/Dragon instead, since that seems to make a bit more sense to me. That is to say, since Dragon’s are mythical creatures, and so are “werewolves”, it makes sense to me to give it that mythical attribute. But also mostly because there have been ZERO Dragon Pokemon so far.
:TN Horsea
Seadra
Kingdra
Literally the first actual Dragon-type Pokemon so far. Space World Forme. I’ve included Horsea and Seadra in order to pad out Dragon type a bit more.
:TN Hinaazu
Doduo
Dodrio
Baby Doduo. Maybe I’ll name it “Doden”, like it’s living in a Doduo/Dodrio’s den. Initially not all types had a Baby Pokemon, so I chose to give Hinaazu a Dragon-type in order to ensure the Dragon-type has a Baby associated with it. But now that Hinaazu is a Dragon-type, I’ll add Doduo and Dodrio into the mix, making them Dragon-types as well… although I’ll make them into a different form to justify their new typing. It won’t be “Space World Forme” in order to not confuse people into thinking that that’s real.

 


This is going to be the new list of what Pokémon will be part of this block. As a reminder, there will be three sets, and each set will each have their own general theme (although sometimes the cards in these sets might not reflect this theme). That said, I will try to maintain some common elements which were part of actual existing sets, such as how the Starter Pokémon were all available in the first set of the block (Base Set for Kanto, Neo Genesis for Johto, etc), or how some Pokémon might not have their evolutions in the same set, only to be released later. Any exceptions to the rules will be noted in the “Notes” column.

Also, the “Pokédex Entry Number” values I’ll be using in the set won’t be their ACTUAL National Pokédex numbers, but their “Megadex” Entry number, which is something I developed myself. It’s based on the Johtodex List seen in Gold/Silver and/or HeartGold/SoulSilver, but with all the new prototype Pokémon added in at their appropriate locations (ie the Space World Starters are located at the top of the list, the alt evolution for Weepinbell is located after Victrebel, etc). That said, the alternate Pokédex values under the “Alt#” column may be included on the card somewhere. Finally, the column titled “Final Name” will be what I’ll be officially calling that Pokémon in the set. It may be based on their actual Japanese name (if it has one), or it may be a name of my own creation.

With that said, the themes for each set will be:

  • Alpha97 (α97): This set will focus on the “new” forms of existing Pokémon (like the gold Marill), or the Prevos/Evos of Pokémon which ultimately were never included (such as the Grimer and Vulpix prevos and the Farfetch’d and Weepinbell evos). Basically this set will focus on Pokémon which already exist.
  • Beta98 (β98): This set will cover all the actually truly new Pokémon which never existed before (and technically don’t exist). So stuff like Manboo-1 (ie the Anchor-Shark), the Water/Fire seal Pokémon, and ESPECIALLY the Fire and Water Space World Starters (provided I didn’t include them in the previous set).
  • Omega99 (Ω99): This set will just be a really bizarre and weird set. First off any Pokémon left over from the first two sets will be part of this set. But I also plan on using this as an opportunity to play with the game a bit, like creating new one-off Pokémon types which can only be played using Rainbow Energy. Otherwise I’ll just use this set to make second versions of previous cards, or make cards based on the forms seen in the “sketchpad“. This set may include “hypothetical” forms, where I take a one-off form of an existing Pokémon (like the Pink-Green Cyndaquil) and make completely new versions of their evolutions based on that form (thus Pink-Green Quilava and Typhlosion).

If a TCG type icon appears under in any of the columns of these sets, that means that Pokémon will appear in that set and of that type. They may appear in multiple sets, or multiple times in the same set.

I will state that, upon creating the actual cards, I will try my best to make sure you can tell which piece of information is something that is ACTUALLY part of what that Pokémon actually is, or if it’s something I made up. I may give it a special Block Identification Letter depending on how accurate the info is, or maybe color unofficial text differently from official text… I’m not quite sure yet. But I do intend on making sure people don’t get confused between truly accurately recovered prototype info versus embellishments I’ve added to help fill in some gaps.

For that reason I’ve included an “Add?” column, and in it I’ll be noting which Pokémon will be added to these sets, but also in what way:

  • (if it’s blank, then it won’t be added to any of the sets)
  • Y = yes, but as-is; there will be no changes and it’ll look as you expect it to
  • YS = yes, but their “Space World forme”; as in, the different form of an existing Pokémon that was found in the GS prototypes
  • YN = yes, because it’s a completely new Pokémon which never existed before
  • YC = yes, but as a custom form that I created from scratch based on their “Space World forme” found in the prototypes
  • Y? = maybe yes, maybe because it makes sense to include it or something… but I don’t know for sure.

That should be about it. Onto the official list!

 

 

 

MD# Alt# Pokémon Alt Name(?) Final Name Add? α97 β98 Ω99 Notes
001 J001 N152 S152 W369 Chikorita Y :TG Grass Starter; Happa will be treated as “Chikorita”, and so Hanamogura will just be a “Space World Forme” of Bayleef.
002 J002 N153 S153 W340 Bayleef Hanamogura Bayleef (Space World Forme) YS :TG
003 J003 N154 S154 W361 Meganium Y :TG
004 J004 N155 ____ W364 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil (Space World Forme) YS :TR As noted, I’ll be adding the “Space World forme” of Cyndaquil (the pink/green spiky version), but then drawing a totally unique version of Quilava and Typhlosion based on that spiky Cyndaquil.
005 J005 N156 ____ ____ Quilava YC :TR
006 J006 N157 ____ ____ Typhlosion YC :TR
007 J007 N158 ____ ____ Totodile Y? If I include Cyndaquil, I guess I should include Totodile, given that its line has some unique forms seen in the Sketchpad… but I’m not 100% sure if I will.
008 J008 N159 ____ ____ Croconaw Y?
009 J009 N160 ____ ____ Feraligatr Y?
010 ____ ____ S155 W357 Honooguma Flambear YN :TR Fire Starter; unlike Happa/Chikorita, this is clearly not supposed to be Cyndaquil. That said, I’m considering adding them to the first set, even though they’re new Pokémon, only because Starter Pokémon lines are almost always included in the first set of a block.
011 ____ ____ S156 W358 Volbear Volcanursa YN :TR
012 ____ ____ S157 W359 Dynabear Dynamight YN :TR
013 ____ ____ S158 W366 Kruise Phocaruize YN :TW Water Starter. Since this is not supposed to be Totodile, I will consider them as a completely new Pokémon
014 ____ ____ S159 W367 Aqua Aquaruize YN :TW
015 ____ ____ S160 W368 Aquaria Aquaria YN :TW
016 J010 N016 ____ ____ Pidgey
017 J011 N017 ____ ____ Pidgeotto
018 J012 N018 ____ ____ Pidgeot
019 J013 N021 ____ ____ Spearow
020 J014 N022 ____ ____ Fearow
021 J015 N163 S161 W345 Hoothoot Hoohoo Hoothoot (Space World Forme) YS :TN :TC Currently listed as Dragon-type in order to keep the overall types a bit more evely distributed.
022 J016 N164 S162 W443 Noctowl Booboo Noctowl (Space World Forme) YS :TN :TC
023 J017 N019 ____ ____ Rattata
024 J018 N020 ____ ____ Raticate
025 J019 N161 ____ ____ Sentret
026 J020 N162 ____ ____ Furret
027 J021 N172 S172 W379 Pichu
028 J022 N025 ____ ____ Pikachu
029 J023 N026 ____ ____ Raichu
030 J024 N010 ____ ____ Caterpie
031 J025 N011 ____ ____ Metapod
032 J026 N012 ____ ____ Butterfree
033 J027 N013 ____ ____ Weedle
034 J028 N014 ____ ____ Kakuna
035 J029 N015 ____ ____ Beedrill
036 J030 N165 S202 W399 Ledyba Y :TG Ledyba looks exactly the same, however Ledian (Mitsuboshi in Japanese, versus its final name, Redian) is completely different. This might be a case where I make Mitsuboshi into a completely different Pokemon from Ledian, and both just happen to be evolutions of Ledyba.
037 J031 N166 S203 W447 Ledian Mitsuboshi Ledian (Space World Forme) YS :TG
038 J032 N167 S185 W384 Spinarak Kokumo Spinarak (Space World Forme)
039 J033 N168 S186 W385 Ariados Tsuuheddo Ariados (Space World Forme)
040 J034 N074 ____ ____ Geodude
041 J035 N075 ____ ____ Graveler
042 J036 N076 ____ ____ Golem
043 J037 N041 ____ ____ Zubat
044 J038 N042 ____ ____ Golbat
045 J039 N169 S183 W337 Crobat Ekushingu Crobat
046 J040 N173 S173 W375 Cleffa
047 J041 N035 ____ ____ Clefairy
048 J042 N036 ____ ____ Clefable
049 J043 N174 S174 W429 Igglybuff
050 J044 N039 ____ ____ Jigglypuff
051 J045 N040 ____ ____ Wigglytuff
052 J046 N175 S248 W445 Togepi
053 J047 N176 ____ ____ Togetic
054 ____ N468 ____ ____ Togekiss
055 J048 N027 ____ ____ Sandshrew
056 J049 N028 ____ ____ Sandslash
057 J050 N023 ____ ____ Ekans
058 J051 N024 ____ ____ Arbok
059 J052 N206 ____ W412 Dunsparce
060 ____ ____ ____ W415 “#415” “Anklyosoar”
061 ____ ____ ____ W351 “#351” “Minisnek”
062 ____ ____ ____ W344 “#344” “Snekkja”
063 J053 N179 S163 W408 Mareep Pachimee Mareep Y? Because these are too vanilla as themselves, I’ll work something out to spice them up. Or maybe not.
064 J054 N180 S164 W439 Flaaffy Y?
065 J055 N181 S165 W321 Ampharos Y?
066 J056 N194 ____ W298 Wooper
067 J057 N195 S175 W318 Quagsire Mizuuo Quagsire (Space World Forme)
068 J058 N092 ____ ____ Gastly
069 J059 N093 ____ ____ Haunter
070 J060 N094 ____ ____ Gengar
071 J061 N201 S201 W348 Unown
072 J062 N095 ____ ____ Onix
073 J063 N208 S241 W420 Steelix
074 J064 N069 ____ ____ Bellsprout
075 J065 N070 ____ ____ Weepinbell
076 J066 N071 ____ ____ Victreebel
077 ____ ____ S222 W437 Tsubomitto Scarletbel
078 J067 N187 S214 W328 Hoppip Haneko Hoppip (Space World Forme) YS :TG Space World Forme. If push comes to shove, I MIGHT give this Pokemon line a different type. However since it has always been Grass/Flying, I’m hard pressed to think of something different with it.
079 J068 N188 S215 W329 Skiploom Poponeko Skiploom (Space World Forme) YS :TG
080 J069 N189 S216 W330 Jumpluff Wataneko Jumpluff (Space World Forme) YS :TG
081 ____ ____ S184 W438 Para Piwis YN :TG Baby Paras. I will also include its evolutions as well. Pretty vanilla bunch.
082 J070 N046 ____ ____ Paras Y :TG
083 J071 N047 ____ ____ Parasect Y :TG
084 J072 N060 ____ ____ Poliwag Y :TW Another cut-and-dry “Space World Forme”.

Now there are actually two “new” Politoeds seen in various prototype material. There’s one where it looks a little more frog-like, and another where it looks like… some kind of teddy bear? I can’t say what I saw but it’s definitely supposed to be Politoed. It’s other form therefore makes more sense to appear in the Omega99 set.

085 J073 N061 ____ ____ Poliwhirl Y :TW
086 J074 N062 ____ ____ Poliwrath Y?
087 J075 N186 S199 W326 Politoed YS :TW :TF
088 J076 N129 ____ ____ Magikarp
089 J077 N130 ____ ____ Gyarados
090 ____ ____ S178 W395 Gyopin Zippeeng YN :TW Nothing special about these guys other than ithem existing. I may keep them vanilla, or maybe I’ll spice them up.
091 J078 N118 ____ ____ Goldeen Y :TW
092 J079 N119 ____ ____ Seaking Y :TWv
093 J080 N079 ____ ____ Slowpoke
094 J081 N080 ____ ____ Slowbro
095 J082 N199 S200 W335 Slowking
096 J083 N043 ____ ____ Oddish Y :TG Space World Forme. The Grass-type is just overloaded, so I might make Bellossom a Basic Pokemon in some way, like as a Team Up card or something, like say “Bellossom and Space World Bellossom Team Up”…
097 J084 N044 ____ ____ Gloom Y :TG
098 J085 N045 ____ ____ Vileplume Y :TG
099 J086 N182 S221 W436 Bellossom Bellossom (Space World Forme) YS :TG
100 J087 N096 ____ ____ Drowzee
101 J088 N097 ____ ____ Hypno
102 J089 N063 ____ ____ Abra
103 J090 N064 ____ ____ Kadabra
104 J091 N065 ____ ____ Alakazam
105 J092 N132 ____ ____ Ditto
106 ____ ____ S178 W427 Animon Mimeo
107 J093 N204 ____ ____ Pineco
108 J094 N205 ____ ____ Forretress
109 J095 N029 ____ ____ Nidoran♀
110 J096 N030 ____ ____ Nidorina
111 J097 N031 ____ ____ Nidoqueen
112 J098 N032 ____ ____ Nidoran♂
113 J099 N033 ____ ____ Nidorino
114 J100 N034 ____ ____ Nidoking
115 J101 N193 ____ ____ Yanma
116 J102 N469 ____ ____ Yanmega
117 ____ ____ ____ W404 “#404” “Minikern”
118 J103 N191 ____ W298 Sunkern
119 J104 N192 S190 W417 Sunflora Sanii Sunflora (Space World Forme)
120 J105 N102 ____ ____ Exeggcute
121 J106 N103 ____ ____ Exeggutor
122 ____ N438 ____ ____ Bonsly
123 J107 N185 ____ ____ Sudowoodo
124 ____ N360 ____ ____ Wynaut
125 J108 N202 ____ ____ Wobbuffet
126 J109 N048 ____ ____ Venonat
127 J110 N049 ____ ____ Venomoth
128 J111 N123 ____ ____ Scyther
129 J112 N212 S233 W424 Scizor Shizaasu Scizor (Space World Forme)
130 J113 N127 ____ ____ Pinsir Y :TG Pinsir evolution. As huge as Grass is, this might be an acceptable addition.
131 ____ ____ S234 W426 Purakkusu Chelicerae YN :TG
132 J114 N214 ____ ____ Heracross
133 J115 N109 ____ ____ Koffing
134 J116 N110 ____ ____ Weezing
135 ____ ____ S208 W410 Betobebii Sloppy
136 J117 N088 ____ ____ Grimer
137 J118 N089 ____ ____ Muk
138 J119 N081 ____ ____ Magnemite
139 J120 N082 ____ ____ Magneton
140 ____ N462 ____ ____ Magnezone
141 J121 N100 ____ ____ Voltorb
142 J122 N101 ____ ____ Electrode
143 J123 N190 S250 W323 Aipom Aipom (Space World Forme)
144 J124 N424 ____ ____ Ambipom
145 J125 N209 S249 W363 Snubbull
146 J126 N210 ____ ____ Granbull
147 ____ ____ S166 W396 Mikon Triox YN :TR Baby Vulpix; was accidentally given a Water-type in the demo, which I’ll correct here.
148 J127 N037 ____ ____ Vulpix Y :TR
149 J128 N038 ____ ____ Ninetales Y :TR
150 ____ ____ S213 W431 Pudi Pupyre YN :TR Baby Growlithe.
151 J129 N058 ____ ____ Growlithe Y :TR
152 J130 N059 ____ ____ Arcanine Y :TR
153 J131 N234 ____ W338 Stantler
154 ____ N298 ____ ____ Azurill
155 J132 N183 S179 W322 Marill
156 J133 N184 ____ ____ Azumarill
157 J134 N050 ____ ____ Diglett
158 J135 N051 ____ ____ Dugtrio
159 J136 N056 ____ ____ Mankey
160 J137 N057 ____ ____ Primeape
161 ____ ____ S196 W430 Koonya Meowney
162 J138 N052 ____ ____ Meowth
163 J139 N053 ____ ____ Persian
164 ____ N863 ____ ____ Perrserker
165 J140 N054 ____ ____ Psyduck
166 J141 N055 ____ ____ Golduck
167 J142 N066 ____ ____ Machop
168 J143 N067 ____ ____ Machoke
169 J144 N068 ____ ____ Machamp
170 J145 N236 S211 W448 Tyrogue Gongu Tyrogue (Space World Forme)
171 J146 N106 ____ ____ Hitmonlee
172 J147 N107 ____ ____ Hitmonchan
173 J148 N237 S212 W409 Hitmontop
174 ____ ____ S193 W398 Tsuinzu Twinzniwt
175 J149 N203 S194 W336 Girafarig
176 J150 N128 ____ ____ Tauros
177 J151 N241 S223 W362 Miltank
178 J152 N240 S220 W425 Magby Magby (Space World Forme) YS :TR Baby Magmar. Since these Pokémon aren’t new but did have a unique look in the Space World Previews, I will make a version of its evos which look like the prototype version.
179 J153 N126 ____ ____ Magmar YC :TR
180 ____ N467 ____ ____ Magmortar YC :TR
181 J154 N238 S218 W413 Smoochum Lippu Smoochum (Space World Forme)
182 J155 N124 ____ ____ Jynx
183 J156 N239 S219 W342 Elekid Elebebii Elekid (Space World Forme)
184 J157 N125 ____ ____ Electabuzz
185 ____ N466 ____ ____ Electivire
186 ____ N439 S217 W441 Baliriina Mime Jr. (Space World Forme)
187 J158 N122 ____ ____ Mr. Mime
188 ____ N866 ____ ____ Mr. Rime
189 J159 N235 S195 W346 Smeargle Peintaa Smeargle
190 J160 N083 ____ ____ Farfetch’d
191 ____ ____ S228 W419 Madaamu Turngoos’d
192 ____ N865 ____ ____ Sirfetch’d
193 J161 N177 S176 W310 Natu
194 ____ ____ ____ W311 Datu
195 J162 N178 S177 W312 Xatu
196 J163 N211 S170 W339 Qwilfish Pukuu Qwilfish
197 ____ ____ S171 ____ Shibirefugu Torpofish
198 ____ ____ ____ W317 “#317” “Qwilrock”
199 J164 N072 ____ ____ Tentacool
200 J165 N073 ____ ____ Tentacruel
201 J166 N098 ____ ____ Krabby
202 J167 N099 ____ ____ Kingler
203 J168 N213 ____ ____ Shuckle
204 J169 N120 ____ ____ Staryu
205 J170 N121 ____ ____ Starmie
206 J171 N090 ____ ____ Shellder
207 J172 N091 ____ ____ Cloyster
208 J173 N222 ____ ____ Corsola
209 ____ N864 ____ ____ Cursola
210 J174 N223 S209 W341 Remoraid YS :TW While some Pokémon have some pretty text book baby forms, like Paras and Goldeen, the original designs for Remoraid and Octillery are just as textbooky. Not that that’s a bad thing, just that they represent the clearest examples of “Space World Forme”.
211 J175 N224 S210 W376 Octillery YS :TW
212 J176 N170 ____ ____ Chinchou
213 J177 N171 ____ ____ Lanturn
214 J178 N086 ____ ____ Seel
215 J179 N087 ____ ____ Dewgong
216 J180 N108 ____ ____ Lickitung
217 J181 N463 S240 W442 Lickilicky Nameeru Lickilicky (Space World Forme)
218 ____ ____ S167 W422 Monja Tangwirl YN :TG Tangela pre-evo and Evo. I was considering Jaranra as a separate evo from Tangrowth, but in the end I chose to consider it a new form of Tangrowth instead.

As it involves Tangela, it will be part of the first set, Alpha97.

219 J182 N114 ____ ____ Tangela Y :TG
220 J183 N465 S168 W423 Tangrowth Jaranra Tangrowth (Space World Forme) YS :TG
221 J184 N133 ____ ____ Eevee Y :TC Space World Formes. Since there Leafeon is included with Espeon and Umbreon, I’ll likely included an Eevee card.

The demo gave it a Poison-type, which was almost likely intended, but that just makes it Darkness-type in the end anyways. But regardless of its type, I’m going to make Umbreon weak to Psychic as well, which is a reference to its Poison-typing.

222 J185 N134 ____ ____ Vaporeon
223 J186 N135 ____ ____ Jolteon
224 J187 N136 ____ ____ Flareon
225 J188 N196 S205 W434 Espeon YS :TP
226 J189 N197 S206 W418 Umbreon YS :TD
227 ____ N470 S251 W433 Leafeon YS :TG
228 ____ N471 ____ ____ Glaceon
229 ____ N700 ____ ____ Sylveon
230 J190 N116 ____ ____ Horsea
231 J191 N117 ____ ____ Seadra
232 J192 N230 S242 W432 Kingdra
233 J193 N207 ____ ____ Gligar
234 ____ N472 ____ ____ Gliscor
235 J194 N225 S225 W374 Delibird Gifuto Delibird (Space World Forme) Y? Space World forme. Maybe Delibird EX?
236 J195 N220 ____ ____ Swinub
237 J196 N221 ____ ____ Piloswine
238 J197 N473 ____ ____ Mamoswine
239 J198 N216 ____ ____ Teddiursa
240 J199 N217 ____ ____ Ursaring
241 J200 N231 S191 W444 Phanpy Paon Phanpy (Space World Forme)
242 J201 N232 S192 W334 Donphan
243 ____ ____ ____ W309 “#309” “Elephunt”
244 ____ N458 ____ ____ Mantyke YC :TW will be “Space World Forme”, I will also make Mantyke look like the Space World Mantine.
245 J202 N226 S160 W381 Mantine Haneei Mantine (Space World Forme) YS :TW
246 J203 N227 S187 W373 Skarmory Yoroidori Skarmory
247 ____ ____ S189 W414 Hinaazu Doden
248 J204 N084 ____ ____ Doduo
249 J205 N085 ____ ____ Dodrio
250 ____ ____ S204 W394 Puchikoon Tinyta YN :TR :TC Baby Ponyta; was given Normal-type in the Demo, but I’ll correct it here.

That said, I may make a Colorless Puchikoon in the third set.

251 J206 N077 ____ ____ Ponyta Y :TR
252 J207 N078 ____ ____ Rapidash Y :TR
253 J208 N104 ____ ____ Cubone
254 J209 N105 ____ ____ Marowak
255 J210 N115 ____ ____ Kangaskhan
256 J211 N111 ____ ____ Rhyhorn
257 J212 N112 ____ ____ Rhydon
258 ____ N464 ____ ____ Rhyperior
259 J213 N198 S231 W411 Murkrow Murkrow (Space World Forme)
260 ____ N430 ____ ____ Honchkrow
261 J214 N228 S235 W388 Houndour Debiru
262 J215 N229 S236 W389 Houndoom
263 J216 N218 ____ ____ Slugma
264 J217 N219 ____ ____ Magcargo
265 J218 N215 S246 W320 Sneasel Sneasel (Space World Forme)
266 ____ ____ ____ ____ Weavile
267 J219 N200 ____ ____ Misdreavus
268 ____ N429 ____ ____ Mismagius
269 J220 N137 ____ ____ Porygon
270 J221 N233 S239 W428 Porygon2 Porygon2 (Space World Forme)
271 ____ N474 ____ ____ Porygon-Z
272 J222 N113 ____ ____ Chansey
273 J223 N242 S232 W421 Blissey Happii Blissey (Space World Forme)
274 J224 N131 ____ ____ Lapras
275 ____ ____ S180 W354 Manboo-1 Manboo-1
276 ____ ____ S181 W303 Ikari Anchorage
277 ____ ____ S182 W302 Grotesque Grotesque
278 ____ ____ ____ W355 “#355” “Manboo-2”
279 ____ ____ ____ W356 “#356” “Manboo-3”
280 ____ ____ S197 W365 Rinrin Belling
281 ____ ____ S198 W440 Berurun Belfryline
282 ____ ____ S207 W418 Turban Shellderban, Shlowderban YN :TW :TP This is the actual shell on the tail of a Slowbro, after a Shellder clamps onto its tail when it was a Slowpoke. However, the Demo didn’t program anything that links it with Slowpoke’s nor Shellder’s line. It is instead treated as a Basic Pokémon.

Despite this, I will set this guy to be able to evolve from BOTH Shellder AND Slowpoke… like, it’ll be a Stage 1 Evolution card, which you can evolve from eoiher a Shellder OR Slowpoke, depending on which card it is (Water or Psychic).

283 ____ ____ S224 W393 Bomushikaa Zalophorus YN :TR :TW This would have been the first Water/Fire type. Holy crackers! To celebrate this unique typing, I’ll make TWO of it, one of each type. Maybe a bonus could be had if both are in play.
284 ____ ____ S226 W332 Kotora Shockub
285 ____ ____ S227 W333 Raitora Panthunder
286 ____ ____ ____ ____ ? Grimalkin
287 ____ ____ S229 W327 Norowara Curstraw
288 ____ ____ S230 W324 Kyonpan Jumpanda
289 ____ ____ S237 W390 Urufuman Lycansnope
290 ____ ____ S238 W391 Waaurufu Polarewolf
291 ____ ____ ____ W349 “#349” “Hairwolf”
292 ____ ____ ____ W300 “#300” “Toots”
293 ____ ____ ____ W301 “#301” “Whitesnake”
294 ____ ____ ____ W377 “#377” “Angryfox”
295 ____ ____ ____ W304 “#304” “Fireyfox”
296 ____ ____ ____ W305 “#305” “Lump”
297 ____ ____ ____ W306 “#306” “Leafylump”
298 ____ ____ ____ W307 “#307” “Hairylump”
299 ____ ____ ____ W308 “#308” “Hangrylump”
300 ____ ____ ____ W313 “#313” “Upkiwi”
301 ____ ____ ____ W314 “#314” “Skorpeon”
302 ____ ____ ____ W315 “#315” “Chickenhawk”
303 ____ ____ ____ W378 “#378” “Chickenstork”
304 ____ ____ ____ W316 “#316” “Swansong”
305 ____ ____ ____ W319 “#319” “Boaralope”
306 ____ ____ ____ W325 “#325” “Unipup”
307 ____ ____ ____ W331 “#331” “Phantaiden”
308 ____ ____ ____ W350 “#350” “Pikabot”
309 ____ ____ ____ W352 “#352” “Helmutbird”
310 ____ ____ ____ W353 “#353” “Kangawyvern”
311 ____ ____ ____ W380 “#380” “Squidrill”
312 ____ ____ ____ W382 “#382” “Crunchycoon”
313 ____ ____ ____ W383 “#383” “Fireyfly”
314 ____ ____ ____ W386 “#386” “Protomala”
315 ____ ____ ____ W387 “#387” “Stickraccoon”
316 ____ ____ ____ W360 “#360” “Ninjaraccoon”
317 ____ ____ ____ W392 “#392” “Oricoroflow”
318 ____ ____ ____ W397 “#397” “Greathorny”
319 ____ ____ ____ W400 “#400” “Herspers”
320 ____ ____ ____ W401 “#401” “Marrow”
321 ____ ____ ____ W402 “#402” “Radears”
322 ____ ____ ____ W403 “#403” “Ionoquito”
323 ____ ____ ____ W405 “#405” “Flyerant”
324 ____ ____ ____ W406 “#406” “Lizardball”
325 ____ ____ ____ W407 “#407” “Protocherrim”
326 ____ ____ ____ W416 “#416” “Chickenorfish”
327 J225 N138 ____ ____ Omanyte
328 J226 N139 ____ ____ Omastar
329 J227 N140 ____ ____ Kabuto
330 J228 N141 ____ ____ Kabutops
331 J229 N142 ____ ____ Aerodactyl
332 ____ N446 ____ ____ Munchlax
333 J230 N143 ____ ____ Snorlax
334 J231 N001 ____ ____ Bulbasaur
335 J232 N002 ____ ____ Ivysaur
336 J233 N003 ____ ____ Venusaur
337 J234 N004 ____ ____ Charmander
338 J235 N005 ____ ____ Charmeleon
339 J236 N006 ____ ____ Charizard
340 J237 N007 ____ ____ Squirtle
341 J238 N008 ____ ____ Wartortle
342 J239 N009 ____ ____ Blastoise
343 J240 N144 ____ ____ Articuno
344 J241 N145 ____ ____ Zapdos
345 J242 N146 ____ ____ Moltres
346 J243 N243 S243 W370 Raikou Rai Raikou (Space World Forme) YS :TL I wouldn’t go so far as call these their “Space World Formes”. Rather, y’know the story about the three Pokemon that died in the Burned Tower in G/S? Well, the Demo versions of the Legendary Hyenas Beasts will be those three. I’ll figure out some way to work this story into the set.

I’m considering putting them into the second set instead of the first.

347 J244 N244 S244 W371 Entei En Entei (Space World Forme) YS :TR
348 J245 N245 S245 W372 Suicune Sui Suicune (Space World Forme) YS :TW
349 J246 N147 ____ ____ Dratini
350 J247 N148 ____ ____ Dragonair
351 J248 N149 ____ ____ Dragonite
352 J249 N246 ____ ____ Larvitar YS :TF :TF There are two proto forms of Larvitar: one where it has very little detail, and another where they took Tyranitar and cut it up and used the pieces to make Larvitar.

I’a m considering making a version of Tyranitar based off the “one off” magazine cover.

353 J250 N247 ____ ____ Pupitar YC :TF :TF
354 J251 N248 ____ ____ Tyranitar YC :TD :TD
355 J252 N249 ____ ____ Lugia
356 J253 N250 S247 W347 Ho-Oh Y? Space World Forme? I might even incorporate elements of Ho-oh’s design from the first episode of the Pokemon animeee….aaaated series.
357 J254 N150 ____ ____ Mewtwo
358 J255 N151 ____ ____ Mew
359 J256 N251 ____ ____ Celebi
TYPES Grass
Fire
Water
Lightning
Fighting
Psychic
Darkness
Metal
Dragon
Colorless
Psy-Normal
Psy-Fairy
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Other kinds of Pokémon to include?

I want this set to be a celebration of the obscure and unique Pokémon, which is one reason why I’m including all these non-existent Pokémon in the project. But what I’d also like to do is include other unique forms of existing Pokémon. For example, I discovered @LegacyPsk9999 over at Twitter, and they’re designing Pokédex-quality artwork of all kinds of unique and obscure Pokémon, like all the different Arbok “belly” patterns, given how its Pokédex entry states: “It is rumored that the ferocious warning markings on its belly differ from area to area.”

So I got to thinking, maybe I could make fake cards of all of THOSE different kinds of Pokémon as well! But which set would they belong to? Maybe I’ll sprinkle them in all different sets in case I need to add more of a certain type of Pokémon in order to balance out the types a bit. Anyways, the different kind of Pokémon I’d like to make fakes of include:

  • All the different Arbok patterns
    • maybe I can have them represent some kind of special mechanic, like you can swap out for different Arbok with a different pattern which in turn has a different ability
  • The different, non-Latin character Unowns seen in Spell of the Unown
  • The Pinkan Pokémon from the Orange Island-era episode In The Pink
    • Likewise, I imagine I would be giving them some kind of shared special abilities and/or attacks because of their pinkness
    • On top of that, I’ve already thought up three different Trainer cards I could make relating to this:
      • Pinkan Berry” Trainer (Item) card: lets you search for Pink Pokémon,
      • “Pinkan Island Reserve Gym” Trainer (Stadium): either gives Pinkan Pokémon special bonuses (ie -10 damage from attacks), or the Pinkan Berry Trainer card is shuffled back into your deck after use versus placed into your Discard Pile, or players can’t do damage or otherwise target Pinkan Pokémon on their opponent’s bench
      • “Pinkan Island Officer Jenny” Trainer (Supporter): clearly she’ll defend Pinkan Pokémon somehow… maybe it gives Pinkan Pokémon free retreats, prevents all effects of attacks (except damage) during the opponent’s turn, or… I dunno. Maybe when I start designing other cards and I get a common theme going, then I can use Pinkan Jenny to protect Pinkan Pokémon from whatever those effects are
  • The alternate Valencia Island forms from the Orange Island-era episode Poké Ball Peril
    • These, on the other hand, might just be the designs used on standard cards for those Pokémon, as opposed to if I made them into a “Valencia Form”. Like, I’ll make a standard Vileplume card and its artwork would be that of a Valencia Vileplume.
  • Cloned Pokémon, with stripey bits similar to the Pokémon that Mewtwo duplicated from Mewtwo Strikes Back
    • This idea has plenty of potential… like, I can make them highly powered Basic Pokémon, regardless of what Stage the actual Pokémon is, BUT you can only play them if its original already exists in play, similar to how it worked in the movie. Like, you can only play Cloned Blastoise (or “Blastoisetwo”) if a Blastoise already exists in play (your’s or your opponent’s).
    • I MAY even do something like “Mysterious Fossil” in case I need to balance it a bit, where you have to play a Trainer (Item) card caled “Protomatter” or “Protomon”, where the Cloned Pokémon “evolves” from, such that ALL Cloned Pokémon use that card instead of just being dropped into play immediately. Lemme think about this.
    • Seeing as I already did this idea back in the old Fake Edition days—with “Super” forms of Blastoise, Venusaur and Charizard—maybe I’ll do something meta with them… throw in some kind of in-joke referencing the older cards.
  • The ancient Pokémon from the Indigo-era episode The Ancient Puzzle of Pokémopolis
    • These are ones I also made back in the day, with Ancient Alakazam, Giant Gengar and Jumbo Jigglypuff, but I may instead make new versions relating to them.
    • ORRRR I can make Dynamax versions for Alakazam, Gengar and Jigglypuff which resemble these versions.

OK, that’s all I got for now.

 


Trainer card ideas

Because of the different trainers, new cities (and thus new Gyms), and unique everything-elses… I might as well throw in a few Trainers into the set as well! Here’s what I have in mind…

 

 

TYPE NAME NOTES
:TI
:TI
:TS
:TS
:TU
:TU
:TT Silent Hills The following are the actual town names used in the Space World Demo. Eventually they will become their own Stadium cards or other Trainer types based on various factors or decisions of mine. I may also change their names to be more… well, something more akin to what Nintendo of America might have translated them to, namely following some kind of theme which intersects their original Japanese name meaning.
:TT Old City
:TT West City
:TT High Tech City
:TT Font Town
:TT Birdon Town
:TT Newtype Town
:TT Sugar Town
:TT Stand City
:TT Blue Forest
:TT South Island
:TT North Island
:TT Prince Plateau Home of the Pokémon League
:TT Kanto (?) Not sure if I’ll include this as a “City” because, yeesh, it’s the entire Kanto Region condensed into a single map!
:TT
:TT
:TT
:TT

 

 


 

Overall Analysis

So far the total count of each Pokemon and Trainer type are…:

:TG :TR :TW :TL :TF :TP :TC :TD :TM :TN :TY :TI :TS :TU :TE
0 0 0 0 0

 

Notes on the type frequency:

  • The top row is the actual number of cards with the type, while the bottom row is a possible arrangement. A lot of the variation comes from an abundance of Grass and Psychic types.
    • POSSIBLE AVERAGE: 9.27…
    • POSSIBLE MEDIAN: 9
    • So I guess as long as each type can have 9 cards in it, minimum, that would be a fair amount.
  • First off, let’s cover Baby Type Coverage. Here’s all the Baby Pokemon, along with their Initial types.
    • :TG – Monja, Para
    • :TR – Mikon, Puchikoon, Pudi, Magby
    • :TW – Gyopin
    • :TL – Pichu, Elekid
    • :TF – Tyrogue
    • :TP – Betobebii, Smoochum
    • :TC – Hinaazu, Koonya
    • :TD – Tsuinzu
    • :TM – (none)
    • :TN – (none)
    • :TY – Cleffa, Igglybuff, Mime Jr.
    • OOOPPS! As you can tell, the initial version was just almost there! So what I chose to do was take two of these babies and change their types, one to Metal and the other to Dragon, which I may then carry this type change up to their Evolutions (albeit as a “Space World Forme”) The two I chose were:
      • :TM – Cleffa; since it looks a bit like a space ship; its evos can then carry that “space alien” or “carry moon beams home in a jar” motif a bit further
      • :TN – Hinaazu; since birds evolves from dinosaurs, I could reform Doduo and Dodrio to be more “dinosaur”-like, and thus justify a Dragon-typing
  • Now even with the Baby type adjusted, it’s clear that some types are still GREATLY underused. Adding in a full line for the cards that need it might help. Knowing that, these Pokemon could be added in order to pad out the set a bit. This may not mean these cards will actually be included, just that this is what I have to work with. Anything in BOLD means that it’s a Pokemon that will evolve into one of the Space World Pokemon in the list above.
    • :TG – Paras, Parasect / Oddish, Gloom / Pinsir / Scyther / Sunkern / Bellsprout, Weepinbell
    • :TR – Vulpix, Ninetales / Ponyta, Rapidash / Growlithe, Arcanine
    • :TW – Wooper / Goldeen, Seaking / Poliwag, Poliwhirl / Shellder, Cloyster (maybe) / Horsea, Seadra
    • :TL – Pikachu, Raichu / Electabuzz, Electravire
    • :TF – Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee / Onix
    • :TP – Zubat, Golbat / Slowpoke, Slowbro / Grimer, Muk / Jynx
    • :TC – Eevee / Meowth, Persian / Farfetch’d, Sirfetch’d / Porygon, Porygon-Z / Lickitung / Togetic, Togekiss / Ditto
    • :TD – Honchkrow / Weavile
    • :TM – Clefairy, Clefable
    • :TN – Doduo, Dodrio
    • :TY – Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff / Azumarill / Mr. Mime / Chansey / Granbull
    • Some of the Pokemon might not actually be the type I’ve put them in, but this is because I changed their type of their associated Pokemon.
  • So with this information, let’s recalculate the type frequencies.
    • TT – (<span alt=”Possible arrangement total”>#1</span>) – (<span alt=”Bold Pokemon means absolutely needed”>#2</span>) – (<span alt=”Total thus”>#3</span>) – (<span alt=”The other Pokemon”>#4</span>) – (<span alt=”Total all together”>#5</span>)
    • :TG – 15 – 7 – 22 – 2 – 24
    • :TR – 10 – 0 – 10 – 6 – 16
    • :TW – 13 – 5 – 18 – 4 – 22
    • :TL – 8 – 0 – 8 – 4 – 12
    • :TF – 4 – 1 – 5 – 2 – 7
    • :TP – 13 – 3 – 16 – 4 – 20
    • :TC – 11 – 5 – 16 – 6 – 22
    • :TD – 9 – 0 – 9 – 2 – 11
    • :TM – 8 – 0 – 8 – 2 – 10
    • :TN – 4 – 0 – 4 – 2 – 6
    • :TY – 7 – 1 – 8 – 5 – 13
    • Holy crackers, the maxiumum number of Pokemon will be 163! This is just WAAAY too much. So I’m gonna have to think of something else.
  • fff

 

Blanking

As I mentioned above, I plan on using Neo-era blanks for this set. But I’m not going to use the old blanks I made back in 2003… rather, I’m going to make NEW blanks for this set. Specifically two types: authentic Neo-era blanks and 100% original, perfectly legal-to-sell blanks. What’s the difference?

  • Authentic Neo-era blanks — This will be exactly what it says… I’m going to gather all the necessary cards from the Gold/Silver Neo block—Neo Genesis to Neo Destinyto scan and use to build a complete set of new blanks. But I also plan on doing more than the bare minimum, more on that below.
  • 100% original, perfectly legal-to-sell blanks — wait, what? Yep, you read that correctly… I’m contemplating making my card available for purchase. This has always been something people wanted me to do, but I was hesitant to do so in the past. NOW, on the other hand, it’s a whole different situation, and it looks like both companies are OK with fans selling custom works like this. In fact, there’s even people selling CUSTOM PACKS of their fake cards, and it doesn’t seem like Nintendo or TPC has been leaning on them to stop. Soooo… in order to ensure that my cards aren’t mistaken for REAL cards, but are still authentic-looking enough for fans to still enjoy, I’ll use these “legal” blanks which don’t use ANY existing artwork if fans want to buy copies of them.
    • BTW, this is something PA! has done before. In fact we were even going to use totally new, custom blanks for the ill-fated Razzo Edition. that Kaizeren Myuu and I were going to work on together. So it’s definitely something that isn’t new for us to do.

Now the idea is that I’ll make my new cards such that they’ll be compatible with both the authentic Neo-era blanks and the 100% original-and-legal blanks, so that swapping out the blanks will be as easy and turning them on or off. So what exactly is my next step in making my fakes? Well, here’s a handy checklist for me to work off of. You can keep track of where I’m at too!

  • Scan cards of the following types and generate the following type-based card elements.
    • Backgrounds: Grass – Fire – Water – Lighting – Fighting – Psychic – Colorless – Darkness – Metal – Dragon – Fairy
    • Energy symbol: Grass – Fire – Water – Lighting – Fighting – Psychic – Colorless – Darkness – Metal – Dragon – Fairy
    • Weakness/Resistance “Neo swoosh”: Grass – Fire – Water – Lighting – Fighting – Psychic – Colorless – Darkness – Metal – Dragon – Fairy
    • (Dragon and Fairy elements will be pulled from current sets)
    • Trainer cards: only one trainer card format necessary
  • Scan card to generate the following card elements:
    • Image border
    • Pokemon info bar
    • Pokemon stage text: Baby – Basic – Stage 1 – Stage 2
    • Pokemon stage element: Baby – Stage 1 – Stage 2
    • Black separation bars
    • Flavor text
    • Symbols: Common – Uncommon – Rare – Ultra Rare – 1st Edition
    • (This will cover only actual graphic elements; text will be generated within the design app. This means “Weakness”, “Resistance”, etc, and copyright text will be removed during the construction process.)
    • (Also, to keep things simple, I will not be creating “Dark” or “Light” Pokemon, at least not at this present moment.)
  • Combine everything into my card designer app and build the blanks!
    1. Place all elements into their right location, using an existing card as a reference
    2. Add in all the type elements where they belong, but set it so that they can be activated by a flick of a switch
    3. Do the same with each Stage Element and symbols
    4. Place customized text boxes in their appropriate locations and set to appropriate sizes
    5. Place other common text elements, both text which never changes (“Weakness”, copyright, etc) and text which has common elements but can be filled out later (“Illus.”, Pokedex info, HP, etc)
    6. Likewise for the Trainer cards; however, I’ll need to alter them to include modern Trainer card rulings, namely:
      • Item cards (regular and PokeTools)
      • Stadium cards
      • Supporters
      • These cards will not use the “Neo-style” format where it’s just added text placed above the actual card text, but as a separate boiler plate which has been tinted to the appropriate Trainer type color. It will, however, otherwise still look the same as Neo-era trainers would.
  • Repeat everything above, but for my “100% original-and-legal” blanks.
    • Since the idea is to use the existing LAYOUT as the Neo-era blanks, but just replace everything that I didn’t design with stuff I DID, it should be easy to just swap things out one-to-one.
  • This is the minimum card design requirements; but I plan on adding elements which exist on modern cards, such as:
    • Pokemon-EX type (simply high-powered Pokemon with a 2-prize take)
    • Pokemon-GX type (like EX, but with a special GX-attack that can only be used once)
    • Pokemon-V type (still unknown what it does, as far as I’m aware)
    • Tag Team cards (I legit can’t wait to see how I can design this in order to make look like it fits with the Neo-era style!)
    • Ace Spec Trainer cards (limit one of ANY Ace Spec per deck)
    • Prism Star type (one card with the same name allowed per deck)
    • Full art formats (with that moiré or guilloché wavy pattern over it)
    • (Any other card type will likely not be included in an effort to keep things a bit more modern and relevant. Plus I don’t really have much experience with the earlier types, lol)
    • (Regardless of what I choose to add, I’ll need to figure out how to “convert” these into the Neo-era format for authenticity. I’ll get to that once I get the base card blanks designed.)

Another thing that has changed with how I’ll make my fake cards is what app I’ll use to make them in. Of course using Adobe Photoshop has been the go-to program for most faking, but in the years since I stopped regularly making fake cards, I started my Technical and Professional Writing degree at SFSU, and there I was trained in another Adobe program called InDesign. After I became proficient with it, it became obvious to me that Wizards of the Coast used InDesign (or one of its predecessors) to design their cards in. This in turn explains some of the errors on Pokemon cards, namely the “Fighting-symbol on Fire Pokemon cards”; as they were placing items into the card design document, they typed “F” on the keyboard and accidentally selected “Fighting-Symbol.psd” instead of “Fire-Symbol.psd”. Anyways, with Adobe InDesign under my belt, making these fakes will not only be easier, but they’ll also ensure a higher degree of accuracy and consistency between each fake. Plus, as mentioned above, I should be able to swap out the authentic Neo-era blanks with my 100% original blanks with ease.

Long story short, it’ll make my fake cards look more authentic and consistent then they’ve EVER been! This’ll be great!