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6XL - Mirage Ball Template by JakeNova 6XL - Mirage Ball Template by JakeNova
Lady Mirage:

Hello contestants~ Excuse the wait, but I had to make sure that this template was perfect! Yes, your eyes are not lying to you. This is a one-of-a-kind schematic for my proudest achievement, the Mirage Ball. You may use this for design purposes ONLY. If I catch any of you attempting to reverse-engineer my product I will feed you to my darling Jade as a snack. Understood? And don't worry, I WILL catch you. I have eyes everywhere in Saros. One can't be too careful about securing the safety of one's greatest idea, yes?

Ahem, in any case. This template is free for you all to use in order to think about what design might look best for the pokemon you plan to contain within. you may use this and add it onto your applications if you feel so inclined, but please do not try to place this into your artwork itself during rounds or events. That's thievery and cause for disqualification.

Now, I'm sure you are all curious as to what exactly a Mirage Ball DOES, yes? Well, that's the obvious part. It catches pokemon, of course. Ahaha but I joke. The devil is in the details, friends, and I will tell you the details so that you may be henceforth enlightened to the workings of this magnificent invention~

A Mirage Ball is a specialized pokeball that I myself created. It came about from my studies into the ways that pokemon are able to do such fantastical things such as shoot huge plumes of water from their mouths, or cause a locally centered earthquake out of nowhere. One of my greatest interests was a pokemon from Hoenn called a Kecleon. This pokemon's key characteristic was its ability to absorb the elemental typing of whatever it was hit with, and its molecular structure changed to become similar to that type. I was fascinated with this ability, and thanks to my trusty partner Tink, we were able to mimic this ability after years of research with technology. The result, was the Mirage Ball.

As you might have guessed, the Mirage ball is able to instantly adapt to the specific elemental typing of the pokemon pulled inside. This provides the perfect counter to any means of breaking free, and is what gives it the substantially higher catch rating. Not only that, but the ball will also adapt to the environment in which it is used; such as being used underwater, at night, on bugs, or while fishing. This has lead Mirage Inc. to deem it unnecessary to produce the standard set of pokeballs such as the net ball, heavy ball, etc. It's much more cost efficient to create a single line of higher tech balls than a bunch of different types of pokeballs. As it stands now, there are no regular pokeballs in Saros any longer, only Mirage Balls. And really, why would you need any other kind? *laughs*

That about does it, I should think. Oh, and for all of you who have come to us from other regions...as a special gift for joining us for Saros' annual Sixfold League Tournament, you may go to any pokemon center near you and have your pokemon transferred into their very own Mirage Ball absolutely free! This is a gift from me to you, a thank you, if you will, for joining us for this grand tournament. I'm very excited to see the competition this year! Do your best everyone! And let your greatest dreams be an illusion no longer!

-Lady Mirage Matron (Mirage Inc.)

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So to sum everything up:

-Mirage Balls work by adapting to the specific pokemon that are placed inside of them. They reflect this adaptation by changing color and sometimes showing a design as well. Basically this means that you all get to customize your VERY OWN pokeballs to fit each of your team members! The only requirements are that the "M" insignia on the top half and the stripe on the bottom half MUST remain intact. I know they seem like they could get in the way of a more complex design, but remember that whatever you design also has to be something you'd be willing to repeat anytime the ball appears in your comics. Sometimes simpler is better.

-However, on that note. You CAN change the COLOR of the M and the stripe. The standard color is black, but you may do whatever color(s) you wish, so long as the M and the stripe are still recognizable.

-Mirage Inc. is pretty much like Silph Co. in the other games. This means that it is the sole provider of ALL technology in Saros. Which makes sense since Mirage is the one who funded the initiative that brought Saros to its current state of peace and prosperity. What this means for Mirage Balls is that they are the ONLY ball used in Saros. Even if you are from out of the region, Mirage is offering a free service to transfer your pokemon into Mirage Balls at any Pokemon Center. And why wouldn't you want to customize your own pokeball? XD I'm sorry if this inconveniences any of you but the Mirage Ball is one of the special things we added to this group that makes us the Sixfold League. It sets us apart from others, simple as that.

-Keep in mind that while Mirage Balls are inexpensive and used throughout Saros, this does NOT mean your trainer can simply go buy some and go catch more pokemon than the three you have. Contestants are only allowed to enter with three pokemon to start with, no matter how many they may actually have stored in the PC. So catching more won't do you much good since you're still stuck with the three you started out with. Team limit expansions will be made available as the tournament progresses, don't worry.

-This template is ONLY to be used for design purposes. You MAY stick your designs on your apps somewhere, that's fine, but please DON'T try to use it for any actual entries for the competition or otherwise. This is still my art, and that's still thievery. You can use it as reference, but please no tracing or copy/pasting.

I think that's about it! Go ahead and download this to get the PNG version of the file, which should be transparent. If any of you have any problems with using this template please let me know.

Thanks for reading and have fun with this! I hope you all enjoy making your very own designs with your Mirage Balls~

If you need some inspiration, you can find examples of different Mirage Ball designs here, but don't just copy these designs!


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Mirage Balls and Mira Matron (c) me :iconjakenova:
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:iconthemask02:
TheMask02 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Will use c:
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Copper-LightSource Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I just wanna point something out...
Although the template is well-drawn, it's kinda hard for me to color in, and I'm sure a lot of other people would probably find it hard because of the fuzzy edges and also little white/gray spots that can't be seen/ are hard to see with an invisible backround that made it tricky to just color in... What program did you use for this?
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JakeNova Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I used Paintool SAI. The line art is clean though...so I have to ask, what program are you using to color it?
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:iconcopper-lightsource:
Copper-LightSource Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Photoshop Elements.

I could see even from DA, that there are little smudges and the lineart is fuzzy like you used the brush tool instead of the pen tool.
:shrug: You might wanna make a new white layer underneath it and then you can see everything clearly.
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:iconcarminadelic:
Carminadelic Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Sorry for the noobie question... but only contestants can have these? Or do NPCs own them too?

Again, sorry. :(
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:iconjakenova:
JakeNova Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Generally everyone who lives in Saros uses these pokeballs because Mirage Inc., the company that provides all of the technology for the region, only produces Mirage Balls. For trainers/contestants that are from other regions, free Mirage Ball replacements and transfers are available in any PokeCenter for the tournament.

So basically yes, everyone uses these types of pokeballs, NPC/Contestant or otherwise :)
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:iconcarminadelic:
Carminadelic Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Oh. Thank you :heart:
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MikeMoroney Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Could someone convert this to a .psd file for me? I have no programs on my computer that can open .png files (even my photoshop won't open it...) It'd be a big help!
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JakeNova Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
er...photoshop won't open it? XDD That's...uh..how old is your photoshop? lol sorry. I suppose I could change the file that's downloaded...
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MikeMoroney Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student General Artist
It's CS4 xD It's a portable version, so it's cut down to the bare bones. But never mind, I worked around it last night. Thanks though! :D
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Zenerzec Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student General Artist
... (Awesome PokéBalls, man. 5*!)
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KitsuneFlame78 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
is there possibly an MS-paint friendly version?
I don't have photoshop, illustrator or even SAI
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:iconjakenova:
JakeNova Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you can get the GIMP for free and it works pretty much just like Photoshop :)
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:iconkitsuneflame78:
KitsuneFlame78 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really? where can I get Gimp?
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:iconjakenova:
JakeNova Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
google it XD not hard to find
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:iconkitsuneflame78:
KitsuneFlame78 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh ^^; oh ok thank you Captain
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:iconjakenova:
JakeNova Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
no problem ^^
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KitsuneFlame78 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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Galiexb Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So when it comes to the competition comics itself, what exactly do we draw - our own custom Mirage balls? Or am I missing something.
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:iconjakenova:
JakeNova Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yes. For the length of your participation in the league, your pokemon will be contained in their own custom Mirage Balls, and thus that's what you should draw in your comics :nod:
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Bluefire5 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Just to be sure, I have two pokemon that were caught in Hoenn
do I have to use the mirage balls for them or can they just be in regular pokeballs?
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JakeNova Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
All pokemon in Saros must be presented in Mirage Balls to participate in the tournament. They can be transferred to free Mirage Balls at any Pokemon Center. I know it's a weird rule, but Mirage Balls are one of the things that makes Sixfold unique, and so it'd be best for everyone to participate in using them ^^
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Bluefire5 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
That's understandable, thank you ^^
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:iconriptide86:
Riptide86 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feared as much... I kinda wish I had Adobe right now, would help out a lot.......
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:iconjakenova:
JakeNova Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you can get the GIMP for free and it's pretty much the same thing as Photoshop :nod:
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BlackCalico Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omfg pokeball transfer :la::la::la:

I AM GOING TO HAVE SO MUCH FUN WITH THIS
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drakke148 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mm... The mirage ball desing is indeed good, but somehow I feel that is a little "unpractical" if you have to draw it multiple times. I'm not saying this because I don't like them, in fact, i like the desing. but because you will maybe focus more on the ball that in the scene/comic you are making, at least thats the impresion thats leaves me.

from what I understood, we can use the templates for our app, but for nothing else.
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JakeNova Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
it can get a little difficult to replicate the design over and over, but it's not a complicated design to start with, I don't think, and it's totally up to you how much detail you put into it. Even if it's featured in a comic, you could simplify it according to the frame it appears in.
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sounri Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Artist
not necessarily! it's kind of like drawing your pokemon team - after you draw it a few times and you've got your design memorized, drawing it again and again will become second nature : )
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hotpinkdragon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
can't wait to get designing! :iconpokeballlaplz:
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:iconrocket14:
Rocket14 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hmmm so i think i get it we cant use the exact templet in competitions but we can still draw the mirage balls themselves right?
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:iconjakenova:
JakeNova Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yes. You can use this exact piece of art on your application if you'd like, but nowhere else. The Mirage Ball concept, however, is something that everyone uses in their comics. Basically I just don't want you to be using my art as your own, just like any other drawing XD
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Rocket14 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
X3 oh ok i get it down XD hahah thanks~! C:
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:iconcriticalquit:
CriticalQuit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
You have to, those are your pokeballs for the tournament. This is a reference.
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:iconrocket14:
Rocket14 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ahh i alright i see thanks~! C:
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:iconcriticalquit:
CriticalQuit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
You can use this as a template to design them initially but then you draw them on your own.
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:iconrocket14:
Rocket14 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh haha XD that definetly clears it up thanks! :D
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Alora-Of-Hearts Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
A little confused...So we can copy this template, create a design, and put it on the app? But for the tournement we can not use the template, right? So during the tournement when a trainer calls out their pokemon can we draw the design we had made for them, no tracing or anything? Or is that not aloud?

Sorry for the questions, it's 6am and my eyes are a little blurry and I can't think straight ^^;
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JakeNova Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
your design is your design. You may use it however you wish. I worded it a little confusingly it seems XD All I'm saying is that you can't use my art as your own, just like any other piece of artwork, with the exception of putting it on your app if you'd like. Other than that, the whole purpose of designing your own ball is to use it when it appears in the tourney :nod:
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Alora-Of-Hearts Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That makes more scence, thank you for clearing that up! ^.^
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CriticalQuit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
You can't trace this particular image, you gotta draw the ball on your own in your art entries, that's the idea. This is to be used either for personal, non-posted design and for reference. That's all he meant.
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Alora-Of-Hearts Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ok, Thank you for the imformation :)
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vethaak Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait, you say the dont need to be posted but istn that a little unpractical?
seeing that our oponants also need to use the Mirage balls we design for our pokemon in there entries?
so whould it be better to make it needed for poeple to also post them because there are needed in the competision?
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CriticalQuit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
And whoops I misread! You can use this in your app but not anywhere else.
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vethaak Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think you still don't properly understand.

if i need to use mirage balls than my opponent will also need to use them and like wise have his own designs for them. but if he/she doesn't decide to post a ref of those balls than how will i be able to use them? because if i don't know how my opponent mirage balls look than i wont be able to draw them in.

how you go to needing to credit(reply 1) an explaining what a reference is(reply 2) is beyond me because i think i asked how we need to draw the opponents mirage ball (when they send out a Pokemon for example) if we don't know what they look like.
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CriticalQuit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
okay i already explained i read this wrong.

1. You MAY use this particular template on your app to design your team's mirage balls.

2. You must draw them yourself (using said designs) for any other entry besides the app.
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vethaak Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay number 1 is still stupid answer because it still unrelated. AND I FUCKING KNOW.

and there is my answer. plain and simple. that's all i wanted to know. the fact we need to post a entry with the mirage ball designs.
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CriticalQuit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
There you go. It goes on your app. yes.

Sorry for explaining this badly but I didn't originally know what Jake's intention was. The whole "no stealing" thing was what befuddled me, but I think he meant for non-group purposes.
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CriticalQuit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Also this is meant to be used as a reference to what Mirage balls look like. Reference means you look at it and draw your own thing, not color under it.
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vethaak Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
even so, how will we know how the opponents mirageballs look than?
in there entry? who they post while we need to work on a entry of our own? while they also need our designs?
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