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Pokécharms

Your source for Pokémon fan works, Trainer Cards, and news.

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As we've now hit the start of another month, another mythical Pokémon distribution has begun in honour of the franchise's 20th anniversary. This time 'round Darkrai is up for grabs, but like with Mew before it you'll need to get a special serial code from a participating retail shop in order to obtain Darkrai on your games.

From May 1st until May 24th visit a Gamestop in the United States, EBGames in Canada and Australia/New Zealand, or GAME in the United Kingdom to receive a serial code for Darkrai. As per usual, Darkrai can then be downloaded via the Mystery Gift menu onto a copy of Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby, or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

The stats for this Darkrai are so:


Name: Darkrai
Nature: Random
Level: 100
Ability: Bad Dreams
Held Item: Enigma Berry
Moves: Dark Void, Ominous Wind, Nightmare, Feint Attack
If you have any further questions regarding how to obtain Darkrai, let us know in the comments and we'll do our best to assist. Beyond that, get it while its hot!
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This month's edition of Japanese magazine CoroCoro has leaked and brought with it some news regarding Magearna. However no news about Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon has been shared in this issue.

CoroCoro has confirmed that Magearna is a Steel and Fairy type Pokémon. There is nothing else of note about the Pokémon in this issue.
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The magazine has stated that next month's edition will feature a huge scoop on Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The text in the page pictured above notes that you can't see the Pokémon in the box art yet, so perhaps the big scoop will be news regarding that.
Today, we've got some Trainer Card Maker improvements for you – including our headline for today, trainer card editing:
  • Added the ability to edit your saved trainer cards. To do this, visit the Your Trainer Cards page accessible from your user menu, choose one of your cards, and click the "Edit" button.
  • Added social media previews for trainer cards – link to a trainer card page from Facebook and Twitter, and a thumbnail will appear to show off your work.
  • Improved the display of the trainer card editor, particularly on mobile devices.
  • Display how close you are to the saved trainer card limit on the TCM.
As some of you may know, the ability to edit your trainer cards was the second-most requested feature in the recent Choose a New Pokécharms Feature poll. We'd like to confirm that the most popular feature, the profile revamp, is currently being built too – there's currently no estimate on when it'll be done, but we want to make sure it's done right before we unveil it!

We hope you enjoy this new update, and stay tuned for more new features coming in the near future!
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A new event that gives Pokémon players in Europe the chance to get their hands on Hoopa has been announced.

This event is special in that if you got a Hoopa during the last event for it, which was back in October, you will not be able to claim a Hoopa from this event. The event just requires you to input a code into either Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. The code is as follows:

HOOPA2016

The event only runs until the 30th of April, so if you want a Hoopa then better be quick!
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The Legendary Bird event that we previously reported on hitting the UK earlier this month has now been confirmed for the US. The event gives Pokémon players the chance to get their hands on Articuno, Zapdos or Moltres with their hidden abilities.

Unlike the UK, where you had to visit Smyth's Toy Stores in order to get a serial code for one of the three birds, US fans will be sent serial codes via the May edition of the official Pokémon Trainer Club Newsletter for all three of the birds. Pokémon fans in Europe will also get their hands on the birds via the newsletter in May, which means UK fans are getting a second chance to claim the three Pokémon.
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It's no April Fools' joke that Jirachi is now available to download via the Nintendo Network as part of the Pokémon 20th Anniversary's Mythical Pokémon distribution. Like with Celebi before it, Jirachi will be available in Europe and North America until April 24th.

To download your own, just boot up a copy of Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby and/or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, select the Mystery Gift option from your start-up menu, and choose "Get Via Internet". Naturally you'll need a functioning WiFi connection as well.

The details for this Jirachi are so:

Name: Jirachi
Nature: Random
Level: 100
Ability: Serene Grace
Held Item: Salac Berry
Moves: Wish, Confusion, Rest
I know that I'll be grabbing a Jirachi (or four) as soon as possible. Who else plans to get one, if not already has?
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It's been announced that Pokémon series director Junichi Masada, battle director Shigeki Morimoto, and Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire game director Shigeru Ohmori will be appearing on the Japanese variety show Gathering at the Pokémon House (also known as Pokénchi, the successor to Pokémon GET☆TV) on Sunday, 3rd April. They will be discussing the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, and will be airing footage for the first time on TV – whether this is finally gameplay footage is yet to be seen.

We'll be reporting on the events of the show, but it's quite likely that if there's anything exciting shown off, Pokémon.com will reveal it in English shortly afterwards. Either way, fingers crossed – hopefully we finally get some concrete information on the first 7th Generation games!

EDIT 03/04: Sadly, nothing new was revealed in today's Pokénchi – as suspected, this was just a recap of the trailer, as it had not yet been aired on Japanese television. The wait continues...
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It's taken us a few more days than originally planned to get everything 100% working for an official launch of the site, but PokkenClub.com is now officially open for business.

On the site right now you'll find the full move sets for every fighter in the game, as well as info on all the Support Sets and basic information on the game in our PokkenDex. We'll also be covering all the latest news on the game on the site as it comes along.

In the near future we'll be updating the site with even more info in the PokkenDex, including some advanced gameplay hints and tips and recommended combos for each fighter to really help you get fully to grips with your chosen main.

In the longer term we'll be continuing to work away at the backend of the site to be able to open up user registration and start building a brand new forum community on the site. In the meantime, you can obviously find all of us staff here on Pokecharms, as well as finding us and other likeminded players on the PokkenClub Facebook, Twitter and Reddit pages, where we'll be starting to build up a community for the site as we work on it.

We've got a lot of big plans for both PokkenClub and Pokecharms in the future, so hopefully for now you'll find PokkenClub an increasingly useful resource and in the future a welcoming community to chat with and organise fights and tournaments with other players.
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It seems like a long time coming but today we finally have some new information regarding mobile game, Pokémon GO. Thanks to an update on Pokémon.com and the official press release we now know the following details:

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For our second 'Charms Day announcement, we have a new Trainer Card Maker content update! We've got 45 new backgrounds and 84 character sprites for you today, fresh from our community – click through to see the full list!