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Updated 06/1/17

MY POLICY ON USE OF MY FAKEMON HAS CHANGED. PLEASE SEE THIS LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION. DISREGARD EVERYTHING ELSE BELOW.


I am not as wildly popular as many of the other fakemon artists on dA and elsewhere--with good reason, of course, as they're all pretty much more skilled and creative than I am--but on several occasions people have asked me about using my Pokémon in various projects. It's always been a little awkward replying to these people since I'm never sure what to tell them: on the one hand, I'm flattered that someone else thinks my stuff is good enough to use, but on the other hand I am greedy, immature, possessive and do not like to share. I've done some thinking recently, however, and I think I've finally come up with some "guidelines" or whatever that I'm satisfied with and should be reasonable for the rest of you. If you want to use one of my fakemon (or ask me to draw for your fangame or project or whatever), please read the following before contacting me.

May I use your fakemon in my fangame/region/other similar project?

No, you absolutely may not under any circumstances. My Pokémon are native to my regions and my projects, not yours, and they are not to be lumped in with a Pokédex containing other Pokémon that I did not create to go along with them. Please create your own fakes to fill up your own Pokédex.

The only way my Pokédexes will be appearing in any sort of fangame, TRPG or whatever is pretty much if it's a game/thing specifically about my Pokémon and I have a say in creating all of it and making sure that it stays true to my vision for that region/Pokédex/thing. So unless you're coming to me offering to make a "New Logora fangame" or something based entirely on my stuff, the answer is a polite but emphatic no.

May I use your fakemon in another project, such as an RP character or as a cameo in a fanfic, etc.?

Possibly; ask me first. I'd like to see this "other project" first and make sure that it's something I wouldn't mind having my creations associated with; I also don't want it considered "part of" whatever region this other project takes place in. If you intend to make it clear that it's imported from my region or whatever other plausible excuse you can come up with, we can talk. And it should go without saying that, if I do allow you to use my Pokémon, I expect full credit for my work.

*If you asked me about something like this before and I already told you no, you can contact me and we can talk about it again.

I saw a fakemon that you drew for someone else when they requested it. May I use that?

I don't take requests very often because I rarely finish them, and I almost never post them on dA for various reasons. Nevertheless, there are a few requested fakemon pics floating around out there. The fakemon in those pictures were not created by me and are therefore not mine to share with anyone. If you want to use one of those fakes, contact the person who requested it from me and ask them. If they say that you can use it, you can use it; if not, respect their wishes and move on.

May I draw fanart/make fansprites of your fakemon?

As long as credit is given, fanart is loved and you do not need to ask permission to create it. :3 Especially sprites, since I really, really, super-duper can't do that myself.

Do you take requests?

As of right now, no. Do not ask me to draw anything for you.

What about art trades?

My timeliness record when working on things for other people is rather shaky, so I'm a little hesitant to accept an art trade offer as I don't want to keep you waiting forever for my end of the deal. You can still ask me, though; if I feel like I have the time to fit it in, I'll probably say yes.

I'm making a fangame/region/similar project and I need someone to design Pokémon for it. Will you be my concept artist?

I'm already working for one fangame and one forum RPG and am disgustingly behind in my work for both; if I haven't been kicked from the team by now, I need to get back on the ball as soon as possible after I clear up some other obligations. I do not currently have the time to be an official concept artist for anyone else. You can pitch your idea to me if you like, and if it's absolutely exceptional I may keep you in mind for later, but chances are that I'm going to have to say no.

Some other person posted your fakemon somewhere!

So, reporting theft, eh? I appreciate your concern, but know this before you turn stool pigeon on this horrible horrible thief. If the person you are talking about has the username Kratos Aurion, Phoenixkratos, ReynardZK, Delusions of Originality, Malice Aforethought, Achillobator, Calico Tiger, Hawkdragon, Elfdragon, thewinkingcat, The Scarlet Dragon, Saidon, Kyra or some reasonably close variant thereof, that person probably has my permission to post. Why? Because that person is probably me. No, I am not very consistent when it comes to usernames. That said, if the person does *not* have one of those names, or if they do and you are absolutely certain that it is not me (a few of those are relatively common, after all), then you can go ahead and contact me about it.

...I feel so conceited writing this, but eh. Since I have been asked on more than one occasion now I figure I might as well get it out there.

Thanks in advance for respecting my wishes.
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AkiraMercuraki Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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upsidedown-motchi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"May I use your fakemon in another project, such as an RP character or as a cameo in a fanfic, etc.?"

If I were to show you the (as-of-yet unfinished) region in which this roleplay were to take place (if I do succeed in the creation of a roleplay group) and explain the concept behind this region would you consider allowing me to use [the favorited of] your fakemon in it?
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phoenixsong Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
I'd be willing to consider it with more information, sure. Is there anything you can tell me about it now?
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upsidedown-motchi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, the region of Celebri is supposed to be a place similar to Madagascar, having drastic landscapes and many pokemon that have changed and evolved due to long separation from the rest of the world.
[ Example- [link] ]

However, with the arrival of humans, the land became plagued with invasive exotic species, which are running out the native species by consuming natural resources at a pace at which they cannot be replaced.

The idea is that young trainers, in addition to filling up the pokedox as in the canon 5 regions, are also aiding the professors in documenting the invasive species and helping to capture and remove them.

The native species would include a selection of species from the 5 canon regions and a few of the fakemon myself and a few teammates of mine have created, and then any others would be considered "invasive".
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delightdragon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
the only one im useing is this:)can i?

May I draw fanart/make fansprites of your fakemon?

As long as credit is given, fanart is loved and you do not need to ask permission to create it. :3 Especially sprites, since I really, really, super-duper can't do that myself.

Because i have painted your fakepokemon.:)
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Dark-Houndoom Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
BOO it is i! (ScizorDoom ;) )
Hey Phoenix, can i use your fakemon in my fakedex. Just a few, not all of them of course.
*slapped* Joking.
You should start getting movesets and stuff fors them and put them into the Free Stadium! That'd be epic!
Also, once i get my spriting skills perfected, i'd sprite some for you! Yes, i would. I don't have many ideas apart from Drake, which i'm almost finished anyways.
I love your fakemon! They are some of the most epic things out there, its just the quantity of them which lets you down i think. Sometimes that cannot be helped though, especially when you have two other things to help work with.

So yeah, i'll give my hand at a few sprites for you :3 I'll be getting help from Novi too if she's online.
Just remember that i love your fakemon to bits *huggles dustly and doesn't care about the dirt*
-Doom
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phoenixsong Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Thanks, man, I really appreciate the compliments :3

Quantity, heh... I've got a huge backlog of pictures to finish and more on the way; there'll be several full regions here by the time I'm done, lol. It'll take a while, but there are plenty more in store, trust me.

If the Free Stadium could actually pull itself together, yeah, I'd start submitting the ones that have complete movesets and stuff. Not many do right now do to time constraints, but I'd have a few ready to go by the time it opened. Including Jackravage, since no one ever shuts up about him. ><

Thanks again!
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Dark-Houndoom Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Welcomes :D

Wow... Someone has an imagination lol.

Yeah it is a bit messy there right now. I'm working on all the stuff (Just moved all the Pokemon strategies over yesterday). Jackravage is cool though, you can't deny it =P
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Goldoc Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
I just mean the basic layout by the way. Of course my answers are going to be different.
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Goldoc Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Can I use this for a journal?
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phoenixsong Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Sure, go ahead.
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Goldoc Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Thanks.
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