How to generate your first Pokemon cards with AI

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AI, particularly GPT-3.5 and Midjourney, enable us to create fascinating outputs. For instance, Jack, an enthusiast, has created a Python script that can generate remarkably realistic Pokémon cards that don’t exist in reality. This script even ensures that the evolutions of the Pokémon are consistent with one another. Additionally, Midjourney can produce stunning images in any style desired.

AI generated pokemon card

The project is free and available on Github and here’s how to do it at home.

Step 1: Install Python 3.10 (or higher)

Make sure you have Python 3.10 (or newer version) installed on your computer ^^. You can check if Python is already installed by typing the following command in your terminal:

python --version

If you don’t have Python, you can download it from the official Python website .

Step 2: Installing dependencies

Download the Pokemon AI map generator Python script from GitHub like this:

git clone

And go to the folder:

cd pokemon-card-generator

Then install the dependencies by typing the following command in your terminal:

pip install -r requirements.txt

Step 3: Setting up the environment

Add the path of your source folder to the PYTHONPATH by typing the following command in your bash terminal:


Step 4: Configure OpenAI and Midjourney

If you want to use OpenAI (GPT-3.5) to generate names and descriptions, you need to create an OpenAI account and retrieve your API key.

Then you can add your API key in an .env file in the project root folder.

nano .env

And paste this in there:


To use Midjourney to generate map images, you also need to create an account and join their Discord.

Step 5: Generate Pokemon Cards

Then, to generate Pokemon cards, open your terminal and type the following command:

python src/
Image of the AI ​​used to generate pokemon cards

This will generate one or more JSON files containing a series of maps (between 1 and 3 maps) for each element (fire, water…etc). The rarity, creature type, and number of card evolutions will be random.

If you want to generate maps for a specific element, you can use the -e option (for example, to generate maps for the fire element):

python src/ -n 10

You can also specify a specific type of Pokemon to generate using the –subject option (for example, to generate Pumpkin Pokemon cards):

python src/ -e grass --subject pumpkin
Example of an AI-generated pokemon card

Step 6: Generate Map Images with Midjourney

Inside the JSON file, there is a prompt that instructs how to create an image suitable for Midjourney, along with the corresponding file name. You can extract the image prompt for each card in the Midjourney bot and evaluate if it can be automated. Once you have done this for all four cards, you will have four distinct images to choose from. Select the one that appeals to you the most and enlarge it.

Computer program used to generate pokemon cards

Firstly, retrieve the image and store it in the “images” directory within the “output” folder. Remember to rename the image to correspond with the image file indicated in the JSON file (such as 001_chippo.png).

In the event that Midjourney is unavailable, Stable Diffusion can also be utilized. With some practice, comparable outcomes to NickOlas can be attained.

The proof :

Illustration of the article 'How I generated my first Pokemon cards with AI'

Step 7: Generate the final rendering of the maps

By utilizing the “” script, you can now produce a PNG image representation of the cards. Any maps that you have created using Midjourney will be accurately finalized. To execute the script, simply enter the following command in your terminal:

python src/

The final maps will then be saved in the “renders” folder.

And There you go ! You have now generated random Pokemon cards using AI using Python!

Pokemon logo used in the article

It would be ideal to have Pokemon cards available in different languages through translation, which would be a great addition.

Daniel C McCoy

Daniel C McCoy is a web entrepreneur. his goal is to concretely and transparently help readers of Easy Tech Tutorials who want to win new customers and therefore a lot of money through Digital Marketing.

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