PLEASE STICKY Okay, I am tired of people who post cards with bad grammar, no offense. It makes things difficult for everyone to read and understand. Here are some rules that you should generally follow. 1. Use this format (or one similar). Some methods rearrange some things, but for the most part all of them are the same. It is basically the same as it would be on a card. This is the basic heading. This is the only part that some people really rearrange. NAME LV.# HP## [TYPE] STAGE If there are any Poke-Powers or Poke-Bodies, use this format once for each. [POKE-Body/Power] NAME EFFECT If there are any attacks, use this format once for each. [ENERGY COST] NAME (Damage)## Effect At the bottom, there is the Weakness, Resistance, and Retreat Cost. Usually like this: W: [TYPE] +## R: [TYPE] -20 RC: [C] (as many [C] as needed) That is the basic card format. The Types are generally [C] for Colorless (includes Normal, Flying, and Dragon) [R] for Fire [L] for Lightining [F] for Fighting (also includes Ground and Rock) [G] for Grass (also includes Bug) [W] for Water (also includes Ice) [P] for Psychic (also includes Ghost and Poison*) [M] for Steel [D] for Dark *Poison used to go with [G] before the DP sets came out. For some reason, now it is with [P]. Some members still treat Poison as [G] and refuse to treat it as [P]. Use [P]. They will try to tell you that the [P] poison types in the DP sets are delta, but they are not. Don't listen to them. Many people are confused about the difference between Poke-Powers and Poke-Bodies. The difference is, Poke-Powers are optional. They can be triggered by sometimes playing the card, once during your turn, or as often as you like during your turn. The main point is that you can completly ignore that it is there. Also, some Poke-Powers can be not used if that Pokemon is affected by a Special Condition. Poke-Bodies are always there, from the instant you play it until it is out of play. These cannot be turned off. Sometimes they are disadvantageous. It is sometimes triggered by being attacked, in between turns, or it could just mean that something can not happen. If triggered it will happen, even if you don't want it to. Here are a few common errors I have seen: 1. "Effect" is used for the effect of attacks, powers and bodies, trainers, and energies. "Affect" is used for Special Conditions. 2. "LV.X" is not a part of the cards name. When referring to that cards name in its attack/power/body text, exclude LV.X. Lastly, keep your basic grammar in check. It is frustrating to see many misspelled words and lower case letters at the beginnings of sentences. Make sure that you use complete sentences. Here is a list of commonly used words and terms that should always be capitalized: The name of any card, attack, power, or body Asleep Attacking Pokemon Basic Pokemon Bench Benched Pokemon Burned Confused Defending Pokemon Energy Evolution card Evolved Pokemon Knocked Out Paralyzed Poison Poke-Body Pokemon Pokemon Tool Pokemon-ex Poke-Power Resistance Retreat Cost Special Condition Special Energy Stadium Stage Supporter Technical Machine Trainer Weakness If you are ever confused about what type of grammar you should use, check http://pokepedia.net/. Search for a card you know has a similar or the same attack/effect, and you should find it. Happy card-making! Back to back posts merged. The following information has been added: If you have any ideas of how to make this guide better/less confusing/needs more information/if you have any questions, post.