The Actual News:
I’m on a roll! And these guys are on a boat!
But yeah, I just finished work on the Dragon Neo blanks, which I actually thought would take a lot more time than it actually did. Still, I don’t have the energy to try to make another one of these right now. Anyways, take a look!
It’s kinda neat to see these new types in an older TCG format like this. It’s kinda surreal, but I guess that’s kinda the point.
Incidentally, this is actually the SECOND set of Dragon-type blanks I’ve officially made. Of course the first set of Dragon blankssee belowwere the ones I made back in the early-2000’s, before they were even a thing in the TCG.
Looking back on the color for the blank used, I guess the idea was a mix between the Colorless-type blanks which most Dragons were at the time, plus a tint of blue… because apparently blue is the color of Dragons.
Speaking of the color of types, I made another little update to the ColorDex. I just can’t stop adding stuff to it! This time I’ve added type colors from Pokémon Rumble and the 3DS eShop’s Pokédex 3D app, as well as type colors from three official Pokémon websites (North America, Korea and China). There are other little updates included as well, so poke around and check it out!
OH, I did also add this handy little chart which explains what single color represents each type the most, the hex code for those colors, and a gradient showing the overall range of colors that type actually covers. You should check out the actual ColorDex page for the details… a sneak preview of the update is posted below; in this list, I explain what colors which best represent each Pokémon typecovering both a range of colors as well as the one, single, average color. Enjoy!
|TYPE||ALL MIX (HEX + HSB)||GRADIENT||NOTES|
|Bug||#94bc4a 081H 61S 74B||Bugs reflect a mix of the green of the plant-life that you find insects more often in, but with a tinge of red to represent the blood of animal-life.|
|Dark||#736c75 287H 08S 46B||Dark is dark. Incidentally it seems to be an inversion of the Normal-type.|
|Dragon||#6a7baf 225H 39S 69B||Dragon has had so many different colors associated with it over the years, but indigo seems to be the one that is most associated with it. Though it might be more accurate to consider it “azure”, as that is the color that is most associated with dragons in Asia.|
|Electric||#e5c531 049H 79S 90B||Yellow is the most obvious choice for electricity.|
|Fairy||#e397d1 314H 33S 89B||Fairy has this sort of pixie pink color, which… y’know… is a cute color of little pixie fairies.|
|Fighting||#cb5f48 011H 65S 80B||Fighting is represented by this more sanguine red, almost as if representing the boiling-red blood of physical battle!|
|Fire||#ea7a3c 021H 74S 92B||Fire is mostly red, but it also reflects the oranges and yellows that are also part of a roaring flame.|
|Flying||#7da6de 215H 44S 87B||Flying takes on the light blue hues of the sky, as well as the slight coldness that comes with flying that high…|
|Ghost||#846ab6 261H 42S 71B||The color of the Ghost-type is a bit more similar to Dragon-type’s color, albeit slightly more red. The dark purple color represents the supernatural spirits that glow ever-so-slightly against the dim light of the night.|
|Grass||#71c558 106H 55S 77B||Grass is green.|
|Ground||#cc9f4f 038H 61S 80B||Relative to the similarly earthy Rock-type, Ground-type had more yellow and browns, representing sand and dirt.|
|Ice||#70cbd4 185H 47S 83B||Ice has the whites of fresh snow, with some of the blue peeking through due to centuries of ice being compressed.|
|Normal||#aab09f 081H 10S 69B||You can’t get more vanilla than this boring grey color. Incidentally, it seems to be an inversion of Dark-type.|
|Poison||#b468b7 298H 43S 72B||You can almost imagine a vat of putrid boiling purple sludge at some processing plant somewhere, which seems to be a common color for “goop”.|
|Psychic||#e5709b 338H 51S 90B||This particular shade of purple seems to be a combination of what you’d think “psychic energy” could look like, but it also has more reddish-pinks associated with the color of the brain itself.|
|Rock||#b2a061 047H 46S 70B||Rock, on the other hand, reflects more of the dull greys of stone and concrete.|
|Steel||#89a1b0 203H 22S 69B||Steel reflects the dull blues of metals in general, but also the blue that come from the oxide layer which forms after tempering metal.|
|Water||#539ae2 210H 63S 89B||Water has the darker blues that is most associated with it, especially as you dive further down into the depths of the ocean.|
So there, now you know why each color is what it is. File it under all the other useless trivia in your brain, along with high school trigonometry and questions about why you were taught that instead of how to balance your finances once you became an adult.