New Generation, New Fake Leaks
With every new generation of Pokémon comes fresh sets of fake leaks. It's just pretty much tradition now. As you may probably know, many of you have seen the fake Sun & Moon leaks revealing trainers and the starters. If you haven't, check them here. But obviously it's fake as the Japanese text was poor, as the 4chan weebs like to point out. And my trainer art was easily recognizable if you've been watching me here for so long. Like really, look how obvious the style screams fake. I got rusty af with those. But anyways, we had a lot of fun making the fake leaks because so many were just so hungry for new Sun and Moon content. We're sorry to all those easily butthurt people we rused, if you actually wanted real official info go check fan news sites besides 4chan.
My friends and I have seen previous leaks and thought how poor and sloppy some of them were (bunch of cropped, tilted, and blurred pics, who are you foolin'?). We really wanted to top it off and put a lot of effort into it. But not much could be done in such a limited time, given we only had 3 days to work on them. In that time period we seemed to pull off, if not, one of the most impressive scans in our opinions. Some liked it, many haven't. But we don't mind. We made this just for fun and just to go with the tradition of making fake scans.
So here's how a team of us (zerudez harikenn and a few others that request to be anonymous) came together to make the fake leaks.
Beginning The Leak
Our team were discussing about what starters we wanted to see for Sun and Moon. I decided to draw my predictions.If you follow me on Twitter I tweeted out my predictions. And if you caught that, you would've known the fake leak starters were by me. So about 4 days ago I began to draw the starters and showed my team. Then we hatched the idea of making a fake CoroCoro scan for fun.
These starters weren't originally how they ended up looking. The starters were such a struggle to design. With the suggestions from our team, we were able to make the starters look like starters.
Designing The Grass Starter
Designing The Fire Starter
The fire starter was a bit more of a struggle compared to the ram. The first design (bottom right) wasn't that bad but still didn't quite have that Pokémon feel. So again we played around with proportions and many different designs as you can see below. We played around with patterns and ended up with the final design which I think is a better improvement. For this bear, it would end up Fire/Dark and look more tribal.
Designing The Water Starter
If you're interested in an in-depth guide on designing starters, let me know in the comments.
Designing The Trainers
Making The Box Arts
Making The Pages
Also forgot the furigana. The fucking furigana. We would've gone away with it if it weren't for you meddling weebs. No but I should've let my teammates proofread it first.
Just fucking look at this shitty mockup.
I would show the other screens but they are just as bad as our Japanese texts.
God damn, look how ugly our sketches were. But it worked to fool some.
Now when we had our pages ready, harikenn went and bought magazine paper to print these on. Yes, we were that dedicated and filled with determination to make these leaks look somewhat real. The printed result looked so good and the quality was impressive. But some of the colors changed on the magazine paper. They weren't supposed to look that saturated (the starters and models).
Read harikenn's in-depth part of his role in making the leaks here.
Our team was pretty impressed with the turnout of the prints. So then we decided to post them on 4chan hell. We really didn't have a goal, as I repeat this was for the fun of it. But seeing our leaks spread pretty much all over the internet was kinda cool. It was kinda fun to see some believe it and even more fun to see the rage and butthurtedness. As much as I want Sun and Moon updates, I do hope we get the reveal of the real starters soon.
Our team really did have a fun and yet stressful time working on these leaks. What did you think of the leaks? We understand if we caused some rage and shit, but it's all good. At least we put a lot of effort into these. It was pretty cool it got the attention of Serebii and Kotaku and like Twitter and shit. I'm glad most of you enjoyed our designs. As fun and stressful as it was to make leaks, I'm done with it. No more. Cheers to those who want to do fake leaks in the future, be sure to impress and fool many. Thanks and see ya.