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Creative Flash Challenge: My Valentine

  1. Teapot

    Teapot Virtual Duck Enthusiast
    Staff Member Administrator

    It's February, which means we're getting close to Valentine's Day. So, spin up your best friendship speeches and break out the chocolate, it's time for the pink and fluffy Flash Challenge...

    The Challenge

    Create a written work, artwork, or trainer card featuring love or friendship.

    You're welcome to play the love straight, but the more cynical of you might want to twist this and make it funny or dark...

    Full details are below the cut as always - click "Continue Reading" to read more! :)


    • You must have an active Pokécharms account to enter. "Active" means an account that is not restricted by read-only status, and has not been banned.
    • You may submit as many entries as you like.
    • Entries do not necessarily have to be original - creators can upload works that already exist elsewhere. That said, we'd love to see what new works you come up with!
    • Entries do not necessarily have to feature Pokémon characters or locations, or be set in a Pokémon universe. We observe that most works here do feature one or more of these, however.
    • There will be no declared winner and no prizes - this is just for fun :)
    • The theme is up to interpretation if you wish - follow it strictly, or use it as a bouncing-off point for something more diverse, or even subvert it entirely - it's up to you!
    • Due to the lack of judging or prizes, Pokécharms staff are permitted to submit works for the challenge.
    • The rules for the Creative Corner must be observed when taking this challenge.
    • The challenge will end on February 15th

    How to Enter

    The process is slightly different for different kinds of entries:

    Visual and written works (artwork, stories, articles)
    Most works will be submitted via the Creative Corner in the usual manner. In order to mark your entry as a Flash Challenge entry, you should put the hashtag #flashchallenge in your work. In order for it to be searchable, you should place the hashtag in the summary of a written work (in other words, not the work itself), or the description of a visual work. It's also helpful to post a link to the work in the comments for this article.

    Trainer Cards
    To submit trainer cards, just link to them in the comments for this article. If you're not sure how to do this, there is a guide here.

    And finally, an apology - the Flash Challenges kinda disappeared due to a whole bunch of real life hitting me at once towards the end of last year. In order to keep the challenges going clearly, I'll be updating them on a fixed schedule now - each challenge will run for approximately two weeks. So, as mentioned above, I'll be ending this challenge and posting a new one on February 15th.

    As always, best of luck!
    sucuri, Primalape, Dax and 5 others like this.


Discussion in 'Pokécharms News' started by Teapot, Feb 2, 2015.

    1. FalChromiforme
      woohoo! I'm in for this one! *goes off to write a story*
    2. NocturnalNetwork
      I really miss this ;-) Surely doing this one!
    3. FalChromiforme
      this is actually my first one . . . AWAYYY
    4. Shiny Pyxis
      Shiny Pyxis
      Aiiiii so excite *u* I can't wait to see what people come up with~ oh I guess that means I should finish this thing I'm working on
    5. Psycho Monkey
      Psycho Monkey
      @Kyubeon this is the perfect time for one of your crack-ship-fics <.>

      Anyway, here is a preliminary one from me using TCM:

      If I write something in the next two weeks is still to be determined but if not at least I have an entry ♥
      Last edited by a moderator: Jan 30, 2017
    6. The Voltagonist
      The Voltagonist
      I don't know if I should post a written work or an artwork for this flash challenge. I have great ideas for the both of them, but my compacted schedule keeps me from doing both. :p
    7. MagmaGruntEevee

      Attached Files:

    8. FalChromiforme
      Come to think of it, I also have that awkward picture I drew for my friend. It's of my friend and his crush making out. Don't ask me why he wanted me to draw it. Any girl that saw that would probably slap him. Not that it was that bad, but what kind of a valentine's card would that be?
    9. ethan mapes
      ethan mapes
      Love Is In The Air
    10. mishymolly
      I may enter! This looks fun!
    11. Linkachu
      I realize that this might be a bit off the theme because we've actually had a Flash Challenge regarding our favourite Pokemon, but when it comes to friendship, Pokemon, and trainer cards, I couldn't make one without including some of my top favourites. Not only would I love to train them all in reality, I'd simply love being friends with them and/or calling them family, too. :)


      I'd happily shower all of them with treats on Valentine's Day. ♥ Although, I suspect that Snorlax may try to eat all the treats itself - either that or I'd just buy a truckload of chocolates. I wonder how many rich kids I'd need to hit up for that kind of cash...
      Last edited by a moderator: Jan 30, 2017
    12. Mr.Munchlax
      Hmm, I've got something I had planned for a while that would work perfectly for this, but it's not exactly pokémon related. That being said, if I do work on this project & finish it with time to spare, I'm going to try and work on poké-esque thing just for fun too :p
      Last edited: Feb 3, 2015
    13. StellarWind Elsydeon
      StellarWind Elsydeon

      Old picture and therefore not a submission, but still reflects rather accurately how I feel about the whole Valen-and-his-bloody-Tines thing.
    14. Thieving Fox
      Thieving Fox
      PinkFox: Can I do this one, bro?
      BlueFox: I don't seem why not, sis.
      PinkFox: Great! Now, Time to get my cupid bow and pair up some Elementals.....
      BlueFox: Um.... Who' first?
      PinkFox: Kevin.
      BlueFox: Crap.
    15. Draco Gengar
      Draco Gengar
      Challenge accepted... now where to begin... Okay done

      Last edited by a moderator: Jan 30, 2017
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    16. The Voltagonist
      The Voltagonist
      Hey... were the winners of the last Flash Challege announced, or did I miss them? :?
    17. Shiny Pyxis
      Shiny Pyxis
    18. The Voltagonist
      The Voltagonist
      Featured entries, perhaps? I forget what exactly they were called.
    19. Mr.Munchlax
      I believe the term you're looking for is "featured works" & no, I don't think they have yet. If they did, @Teapot would've posted an additional comment here for the featured works, though I could be wrong & he posted the featured works somewhere else
      The Voltagonist likes this.
    20. Draco Gengar
      Draco Gengar
      Where is the great @Teapot when you need him!
    21. Teapot
      @Grant Alexander Scott @Draco Gengar I'm not doing the featured entries any more because it was too much work, and I just kept procrastinating it and not doing it. It was slowing down me posting new flash challenges :p
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    22. Rollui
      I thought of this 164010_trainercard-love_forever.png
    23. Buttercheese
      Nice timing. Just drew this unrelatedly today:
      Last edited by a moderator: Jan 30, 2017
    24. Takinas
    25. sucuri
    26. Mr.Munchlax

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