Go to this site and generate a single random Pokemon.
Now try to come up with at least three different character designs for that pokemon, no matter what you get. (Yes, even if you get Klink. That’s what makes it a challenge!)
This is an nice exercise to improve your design skills, but is also especially useful for PMD-E! Being such a big group, you often bump into a lot of Pokemon of the same species, and sometimes accessories/colors aren’t enough to tell them apart. Being able to put a lot of variation into characters is a great way to prevent that from happening.
That and it’s really fun.
EDIT: Hey, if you do this, would you mind tagging it #pokedesign? I’m interested in seeing these and I’m sure other people would be, too!