Beast Within

Oracle Text

Destroy target permanent. Its controller creates a 3/3 green Beast creature token.

Card Rulings

6/1/2011 If the permanent is an illegal target when Beast Within tries to resolve, the spell will be countered and none of its effects will happen. The permanent’s controller won’t get a Beast token.
7/1/2013 If the permanent is still a legal target but is not destroyed (perhaps because it regenerated or has indestructible), its controller still gets the Beast token.