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Pokécharms

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

This is advance warning that we will be taking Pokécharms offline on Monday, August 29th at 9:00am BST (click this link to convert it to your local timezone) for approximately two hours, in order to make improvements and upgrades.

This time, we're not improving just one aspect of the site – we're introducing some major changes centred around a brand new look for Pokécharms. Click through to read more...
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After three long and gruelling days of Pokémon battling, the 2016 Pokémon World Championships wrapped up yesterday afternoon in San Francisco - or earlier this morning depending on your timezone.
While the Pokkén Tournament finals were settled on Saturday, and its victors sadly missing during the Worlds closing ceremonies, our TCG and VGC finals were held on Sunday. Trophies were presented to our TCG and VGC winners during the closing ceremonies by Game Freak's Junichi Masuda and the Pokemon Company's president/CEO, Tsunekazu Ishihara. Congratulations to all of our new champions and to the rest of the players who took part in this year's Pokémon World Championships, and an especially big congrats to our first ever Pokkén Tournament World Champions!
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Good news for Pokémon trainers in the UK today as two distributions for Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire are currently live.

First up you have a chance to get your hands on a shiny Yveltal by going to your local Smyths toy shop, who are providing codes for the legendary bird. This ongoing event runs until the 15th of September, so make sure to pick one up quickly - especially as codes are in a limited supply. The details of Yveltal are as follows:

Name: Yveltal
Nature: Random
Level: 100
Ability: Dark Aura
Held Item: None
Moves: Oblivion Wing, Sucker Punch, Dark Pulse, Foul Play​
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The opening event for the Pokemon Worlds tournament has taken place in San Francisco today (and don't worry that you weren't able to watch it live - neither was anyone else). In it there was some news about the TCG and the announcement of 4 new Pokemon - 3 of which we're seeing outside of Japan for the first time and one of which is brand new to everyone.
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Today at the Gamescom 2016 event in Germany, a whole new Pokémon has been revealed - say hello to the Blast Turtle Pokémon, Turtonator!
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Following yesterday's official reveal of new Pokemon, new Alolan forms and Team Skull, the Japanese Pokemon Site added, along with the details of the newly revealed Pokemon, seemingly entirely random pages featuring both Dragonite and Zubat, then sent out this cryptic tweet:

The text effectively translates to 'Dragonite and Zubat arrives in Sun and Moon! Stay tuned to learn more about these familliar Pokemon!", and neither the twitter account nor the official site goes into any more detail on why they've suddenly given prominence to these Pokemon in relation to Sun and Moon.

The most likely explanation, of course, is that they're the next Pokemon to receive the 'Alolan form' treatment - perhaps being limited specifically to Dragonite in its case and presumably the entire Zubat line in theirs? The specific presence of Zubat probably rules out mega evolution, under the assumption that whatever is to be revealed in relation to them is the same for both. If Zubat's line does in fact have an Alolan form all the way through - including Crobat - that would also mark the first non-Gen I Alolan Pokemon too.

The decision to upload these pages prior to any actual announcement about the importance of these Pokemon to the games is a pretty unusual one, even for the Japanese side of the Pokemon hype train. So, realistically, there's also a chance that it could be something entirely different and perhaps unpredictable that they will be revealing in relation to these two Pokemon, rather than Alolan forms... but at this moment all we can really say is that something is up with Dragonite and Zubat in the new games and it's possibly Alolan forms...

We'll update you with any solid facts as and...​
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Official channels have released another video containing some new information. Most of it is things that we have already seen in the Corocoro leak - but some of it is brand new.


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Yowashi, revealed through the Corocoro leak, has been given the English name Wishiwashi and the classification of the Small Fry Pokémon. It is indeed quite small and frail - but under certain conditions, its Schooling ability allows it to transform into its School Form when it is sent out - which presumably makes it much more powerful and not just larger. The exact conditions have not yet been revealed - though according to the trailer, a certain Level is required. A Japanese trailer seems to also suggest that when A Wishiwashi school is hit - or at least dropped down beyond a certain HP value, the school dissipates and leaves the Solo Form fish to fend for itself. Good help is so hard to trawl for these days.

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Moving away from the fish but still into sea creature territories, we have Pyukumuku - a Water -type Sea Cucumber Pokémon with a tongue-twister name, some incredible obsessive-compulsive disorder about returning to their favorite spot - and much like their real life counterparts, a penchant for defensive self-evisceration. Pyukumuku's ability, Innards Out, allows it to deliver one final hit to an opponent that makes it faint - by expelling its fist-shaped innards and punching the opponent with them. The damage it does is equal to the amount of HP it had prior to being knocked out.

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And on to something completely different, we have a new and bioluminescent Mushroom Pokémon - Morelull, the Illuminating Pokémon. It is a Grass / Fairy -type - a lovely allusion to both the phenomenon of 'fox...
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This month's edition of CoroCoro has leaked and brought with it the reveal of some new Pokémon and new Alola Forms for existing Pokémon. Thanks to this issue we've also learnt about Team Skull, who are the evil team that you must defeat in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

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First up for new Pokémon we have Yowashi, who is a new Water Pokémon that has two different forms. The first form is known as its solo form, while it also has a swarm form where its appearance changes to that of a big fish.

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Next up we have Nuikoguma, who is the pre-evolved form of Bewear. Nuikoguma is a Normal / Fighting Pokémon.

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Finally for new Pokémon we have Sunabā and Shirodesuna. Both Pokémon are Ghost / Ground types and look like sand castles of sorts. Shirodesuna is the evolved form of Sunabā.

As mentioned earlier some new Alola form Pokémon have also been revealed.

Meowth Alola form.
First up we have a Alola form Meowth, who is a Dark Pokémon rather than Meowth's usual Normal typing.

Alola Marowak form.
Finally for Alola forms, we have the new Alolan Marowak, who is a Fire / Ghost type now instead of the usual Ground typing.

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Last up the final scan showed off some of the members of Team Skull, the evil team present in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. The image also confirms that next month's edition of CoroCoro will reveal the evolved form of Rockruff.
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The official Pokémon Twitter account has confirmed that a Volcanion distribution will be happening this October for owners of Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

Volcanion will be given away through codes given out at Gamestop stories in America. The event has been confirmed for Europe as well and lists Gamestop as giving away codes in Italy and Germany. Presumably it will be given out by GAME in the UK. The details of the Volcanion are as follows:


Name: Volcanion
Nature: Random
Level: 70
Ability: Water Absorb
Held Item: Rage Candy Bar
Moves: Steam Eruption, Overheat, Hydro Pump, Mist​

Volcanion is being distributed to celebrate the release of the latest Pokémon movie in English, which has been titled Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel. A trailer for the movie has been released and can be viewed below:

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Pokémon.com has, once again, updated with a giant stack of news on Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon – and have finally revealed the major new battle mechanics we can enjoy in November. We've also learned about Island Challenges in Alola, and seen a sneak peek of a new Poké Ride feature!

As there's so much to talk about, we're going to split it into separate headings – click through to start reading all about it!