Creatémon Challenge: March 2022 What Is The Creatémon Challenge? The Creatémon (that's "Create-A-'Mon") Challenge is a monthly event where you, the wonderful members of Lake Valor, can work on creating your own Pokémon that fits within a certain theme that changes from month to month. Rules & Regulations Each entry must include a name, type and visual representation in order to account. Other details may be included but are not required. Any art style can be used for the visual part of the entry. All submissions must contain at least one Fakemon or alternate form created specifically for the event. Evolutions/pre-evolutions/alternate forms of official Pokémon will be accepted unless stated otherwise in the monthly them. Evolutions, etc. of pre-existing fakemon that you created may be included in an entry as long as you add at least one new form for the event, which must be specified in your post. Entries may be submitted as individuals or worked on in teams. If you want to work in a group, then one member will submit the entry here, with a list of everyone who worked on it and what they did. Submissions and winners may be shared on the official Lake Valor Twitter account (@lakevalorforums), but only with the artist's permission. These are your creations, which naturally means that you are free to use your Creatémon submissions for whatever you want outside of these challenges. All submissions must follow the rules of Lake Valor. No offensive or NSFW content. Absolutely no plagiarism. Any participant caught plagiarizing will be disqualified. This Month's Theme: Lovecraft Lovebird was supposed to have hosted a special Valentine's Creatémon last month but never posted the event, so I'm going to go ahead and reuse the theme they had been planning on. Here's the description they had written down: "I was told that the theme of this month should be based off of the literary works of an author and a specific name stood out to me while I was reviewing who to choose: H.P. Lovecraft! I'm not familiar with his stories but with a name as lovely as Lovecraft, I knew that he would be perfect for this. So, your task is to, ahem, "Create-a-mon" inspired by the writings of H.P. Lovecraft! And now I think I'll look through some of his stories to see how wonderful and love-crafted they are... Oh, dear... oh no... that's not what I was expecting at all... I may have made a mistake." Well, this should be an interested challenge. H.P. Lovecraft was a highly controversial (and unfortunately quite racist) author who is primarily known for his horror stories that revolved around the insignificance of humanity and the sheer unknowable of the universe around us. (he did write at least one parody romance story and a few fantasy adventures, though). These primarily involved eldritch and non-euclidean entities beyond our understanding and reasoning that should provide a deep well of inspiration for unconventional designs. So get out there and make something weird! Prizes: 1st Place: 100 pp 2nd Place: 75 pp 3rd Place: 50 pp Consolation Prize: 10 pp All Entries Must Be Submitted by the end of the month. Any posts submitted or edited after that point in time will be disqualified. The voting thread will be opened shortly after that.