I’m sorry it took so long! So many things took time away from me today – but I’m finally here with the results of the Pokemon contest!
There were 288 entries in total! (I previously reported “over 300”, but some of the e-mails were duplicates.) I’m so happy that so many people were interested in participating!
It was extremely difficult to decide on the winner of the contest. The top 3 entries are all tied for first place, in my mind – but if a yandere girl put a knife against my throat and forced me to pick a winner, it would have to be…this gorgeous illustration by Valeera!
She managed to cram more Pokemon into one illustration than any other artist, her “painterly” art style is absolutely beautiful, and Oka’s witch costume is completely appropriate for her. I love everything about this entry! I have to give it the win!
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This entry from Eisjon was one of the most awe-inspiring submissions from the entire contest. Every character is either cute, beautiful, badass, or a combination of the above. Every character’s costume is totally appropriate for them. And the tiny Senpai trapped in the egg is just too adorable! And, this isn’t the first time that Eisjon has created a gorgeous Yandere Simulator-themed illustration; her entire gallery is full of beautiful Yandere Sim artwork. Please go check out her gallery!
This entry has more going on than almost any other entry, and is also one of the only entries with a fully-illustrated background environment. It’s hilarious to see Driftbloom carrying Kokona into the sky (I honestly expected to see more people illustrating Driftbloom, since it’s the perfect Pokemon for a kidnapping) and it’s just too darn funny to see Yandere-chan disgusing herself as a Magikarp so she can spy on Senpai in secret. I love that! Every Pokemon is doing something amusing in this image! It’s a great illustration, all-around!
This entry has a special place in my heart for many reasons: every character looks super cute, every character’s pose is completely appropriate for their personality, and every character has a Pokemon that is perfectly suited for them. It’s a masterpiece!
I’m proud of every artist who drew every single rival in one illustration, because that requires an incredible amount of time and effort. I can’t feature every single artist who did this, because then this list would be way too long, but I’d like to applaud every artist who achieved such a feat!
This illustration of Megami and Ayano engaging in an epic duel is breathtaking! Ayano’s choice of Pokemon – Umbreon – is very appropriate. And Megami totally would use a Garchomp.
This artwork of Yandere-chan holding a bloody Pokemon raises so many questions. Whose blood is that?! Did she actually chop up Senpai and stuff him into that ball?! That poor boy!
This image was one of the only submissions that came in the form of a comic, and also one of the only submissions that was created using 3D models. Very unique!
By the way, the gentleman who submitted the above comic has also modeled Shauna’s hair for Yandere Simulator! You should see this hairstyle – and several other hairstyles that he’s produced – in the game soon!
This entry is sooooo adorable! I can picture Yandere-chan throwing Pokeballs at Senpai for hours at a time…
This one gains an honorable mention because I think it’s very clever that the demonic hands are holding Pokeballs!
I think that all of these designs look fantastic! Especially Oka, Osoro, and Megami – their outfits are so cool!
This illustration of Osoro and Ayano about to engage in an epic duel is very badass!
This masterpiece nearly won the contest; the sheer amount of detail is absolutely breathtaking.
I love this artwork, because it depicts many different ways that Yandere-chan could use Pokemon to eliminate her rivals!
This drawing deserves a special mention, because I have a soft spot for epic showdowns on rooftops! It’s so badass!
I feel like this entry deserves an honorable mention because of all the detail that was put into it. Not only does every rival have an appropriate pose and Pokemon, but they each have a battle quote next to them, as well. This image must have taken a lot of time to put together!
I like this one a lot because Megami looks so elegant, and because Lugia seems to suit her very well!
This illustration has a very simple art style, but I still like it a lot, because of Megami’s “I’m too good to even look in your direction” attitude, and because her clothing design and Pokemon choice feel so appropriate for her.
Mimikyu showed up a few times! Here’s one piece of artwork that contains that cute little Pokemon – and Yandere-chan looks adorable, too!
Here’s another Mimikyu sighting – this time with a text description of how it might be used in-game!
This drawing was my favorite one to involve Mimikyu, because I love the art style, and because Yandere-chan looks so satisfied and sinister at the same time!
This entry was one of the only submissions that came in the form of an animated gif. It’s a very creative concept; depicting a mind-broken slave as a Pokemon that has been sent out into battle…
…which was a concept shared by this illustration, too!
There’s no way I couldn’t mention this one, which reminds me of pleasant memories in Alola, and depicts Yandere-chan causing some dangerous mischief.
I know what you’re thinking; this image might look like the artist gave up and just made a random scribble, but I think there is something deeper going on here; perhaps a ghost trapped inside a haunted cartridge, perhaps an unexpected glitch, perhaps a bit of leftover data that the developers forgot to erase from the game…it gives me chills!
Nurse Muja looks very cute in this drawing; and the wordplay is clever, too!
This picture of Yandere-chan gushing over a tiny Senpai trapped in a Pokeball is just too cute!
This entry receives very high marks for doing such a great job of emulating the Pokemon art style, and finding appropriate equivalents for each one of the rivals!
This illustration of Megami and Ayano preparing for battle is one of the most beautiful submissions of them all! I really love the lighting and shading that was used for this artwork. It’s also totally appropriate that Megami is using a shiny Pokemon; she would have a team of all shinies…
This submission is one of my favorites, because I love how Yandere-chan is using one Pokemon to constrict her victim, while preparing to use another Pokemon as a living weapon. So sinister!
This artwork of the Basu Sisters dressed as Team Rocket is a brilliant idea! I love it!
There were a few entries that involved Yandere-chan and Info-chan dressed up as Team Rocket; I think it’s a very appropriate concept!
And here’s an entry that features Yandere-chan and her male counterpart, Yandere-kun, singing a clever twist on the Team Rocket motto!
This drawing was one of my favorites; I love the choice of Pokemon, Yandere-chan’s cocky attitude, and also just the overall art style!
Here’s another beautiful picture featuring Yandere-chan posing with her whole team. It’s lovely!
Here’s one more image about Yandere-chan with her team. Those two Pokemon suit her quite well!
This one gets to be an honorable mention because I think it’s clever that Rival-chan has been placed in front of a Sudowoodo. It’s because she’s always standing in front of a tree! Eh? Eh? Get it? Eh?
This illustration of Mai Waifu wearing the clothing of a certain gym leader is absolutely gorgeous!
This entry is included in the list of honorable mentions purely because it reminds me of something that I saw a very long time ago. “Go! Pikachu! Go out and zap to the extreme!” “I will! Thank you, father!”
And last, but CERTAINLY not least, we have this simple-yet-beautiful illustration of a Placeholder Club Leader with her Shedinja. Do you know what they have in common? They are both “empty husks”! It’s the perfect Pokemon choice for her; very clever thinking! If you’d like to see more artwork of Placeholder-chan, I recommend heading over to the blog of the artist who drew this entry. His artwork ranges from cute, to funny, to emotional. I definitely think you’d enjoy it!
Oka Ruto was, by far, the most popular character in the contest. People sent in many illustrations of her, such as…
A very cute Oka surrounded by adorable Litwicks…
An adorable, tearful Oka trying desperately to summon the dead with her Ghastly…
A demure, beautiful Oka with gorgeous eyelashes, posing beside a team of Pokemon that suit her quite well…
A slightly nervous Oka who seems a bit uncomfortable with her Chandelure…
A gravity-defying Oka who seems comfortable in Hex Maniac’s clothing…
A confident, determined Oka who gives off the impression of an ace trainer…
And an absolutely precious Oka who is just too cute cute cute cute CUTE!
There were many other impressive works of art that I wanted to showcase here, but I decided to limit this blog post to only 50 entries, because this post was getting way too long! If your work wasn’t included above, please don’t feel bad! It’s not that I didn’t like your artwork; it’s just that I wanted to hurry up and make the post already!
In case you’d like to see every single illustration that was submitted for the contest, here’s a link to a file containing every single submission:
But, be warned: It’s a whopping 450 megabytes!
I hope that everyone who submitted an entry to the contest enjoyed it!
Hey! What about the Nemesis contest?!
I’m sorry; reviewing 288 entries and writing this blog post took waaaaay longer than expected, so I ran out of time to review the Nemesis entries today! I hope to take care of it within the next 24 hours. Reviewing over 400 entries will take a long time, so the next blog post will drop very late at night on Dec 4th, or in the early morning of Dec 5th!