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Pokécharms

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

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A new Mystery Gift distribution has gone live today for players of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl!

This event gives trainers the chance to get their hands on Color Statues of Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup which can be placed in your Secret Base within the Grand Underground. To access the Mystery Gift you'll need to enter the code: BDSPUNDERGR0UND

The event runs until the 31st of May 2022, so plenty of time for you to pick it up. Especially those of you who may not get your hands on the games until Christmas!
Some of you might have found the home page of Pokécharms a wee bit broken this weekend - although as far as we can tell, the rest of the site was somehow fine. Apologies for that - everything should be working fine now.

Unfortunately we've had an increasing amount of issues with our server lately and it's unlikely that this will be the last instance of something going wonky. The good news is that we'll be decommissioning this server entirely in the new year, but it's going to take a fair bit of work still to get to that point.

For those asking for updates on what we announced on Pokécharms Day this year - with that site relaunch being what will allow us to update our server infrastructure as well - the good news is that we've made significant progress since then. Unfortunately, because we've only had very limited time over this year to dedicate to what is legitimately the work of a full-time job across several months, we weren't able to hit our original internal goal of...
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After their two-part reveal last week, the new Hisuian forms of Zorua and Zoroark have been fully announced in a new trailer for Pokémon Legends Arceus. This new trailer, as well as a new one for Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl also reveals some additional bonuses for picking up the games within their launch periods.


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Hisuian Zorua
Category: Spiteful Fox Pokémon
Type: Normal/Ghost
Height: 2'4" (0.7 m)
Weight: 27.6 lbs. (12.5 kg)

Reborn as a Ghost-Type Using the Power of Spite
These Zorua migrated to the Hisui region after being driven from other lands by humans, who shunned the Pokémon for manifesting uncanny illusions. But the Zorua perished, unable to survive the harsh Hisuian environment and strife with other Pokémon. Their lingering souls were reborn in this Ghost-type form through the power of their malice toward...​
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The 'found footage' trailer the official Pokémon accounts posted earlier this week has been cleared up and reveals the true identity of the mysterious 'cute' Pokémon that "looks a bit like a Growlithe or Vuplix" whose tail has a red, swaying tip and has white fluffy fur on top of its head and around its neck with big round and yellow eyes.

If you'd guessed a variation of Zorua based off of that description, good job! You nailed it!

So far all we have to go on for these Pokémon are what we see in the video and the Japanese Pokémon Legends: Arceus website referring to them as Ghost/Normal types. How Zoroark's unique ability gimmick will factor in to this game will also be fascinating to see.

When we have more information we'll bring it to you later, but for now here's the full video.

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It has been revealed that Pokémon fans in the US will be able to get their hands on a Shiny Zacian and Shiny Zamazenta through a new distribution being held with GameStop stores.

From the 22nd of October until the 11th of November, Pokémon Trainers with a copy of Pokémon Shield will be able to get their hands on a Shiny Zacian. Then from the 12th of November until the 27th of November owners of Pokémon Sword will be able to obtain a Shiny Zamazenta.

This event is also available in Asia, but there has been no news on a distribution elsewhere yet.

Update:

In the UK, GAME will be distributing both Pokémon from the 22nd October through to the 18th November.

You can sign up now on GAME's website to receive your codes via email rather than in-store. It's unclear whether...
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New trailers for the upcoming Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl and Pokémon Legends Arceus have been released. Read on to find out more!
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It has been announced that Dada Zarude and Shiny Celebi will be given to Pokémon fans signed up to the Pokémon Trainer Club newsletter.

This event celebrates the release of Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle which is being released on Netflix on the 8th of October. The newsletter will give fans a code which can then be redeemed in Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield for the two Pokémon.

To get the code make sure you're signed up for the newsletter before September 25th!

The first episode of the recently announced Pokémon Evolutions series of shorts, The Champion, is now available. Set in the most recent Pokémon region, Galar, this 8 minute episode takes a brief look at the very end of the main story in Sword and Shield from Champion Leon's perspective.

Episode 2, based on Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will be released in two weeks time on the 23rd September, with a further 2 episodes based on Kalos and Unova to follow throughout October. The rest of the series will then run through the remaining four Pokémon regions weekly throughout December.
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A new 8-episode mini-series has been announced, taking us on a retrospective journey through all 8 current Pokémon regions and the stories that shaped them in the games.

Each episode will focus on a particular region and tell a new version of what seems like the games' central stories. From the hints we can see in the key art above and the trailer below, it seems that the most recent versions of those stories will primarily be the main source, based on things such as Green's first in-game appearance in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee, Zinnia's story in Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire's Delta Episode and Dawn Wings Necrozma from Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

The series is being produced as a collaboration between The Pokémon Company International and OLM Studios, much like the main Pokémon Anime series, although the art styles seem to be very different.

They will be available to watch exclusively on the official Pokémon Youtube...
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Finally, after weeks of waiting, Blastoise is coming to Pokémon Unite as a playable character as part of 1st September's game update.

Despite originally teased before the game's Switch launch in July, there's been no word until now on when we could actually expect to be able to play as the final remaining original Starter Pokémon alongside Venusaur and Charizard. Since then, we've had updates adding Gardevoir and Blissey, as well as confirmation of Sylveon and Mamoswine being added in the near future. But Blastoise - who was actually playable in both pre-release beta tests - has been totally MIA.

We'll have to wait until the update next week that adds Blastoise to confirm any details on its in-game role or moves, but it should be a Defender type, joining the ranks of Snorlax, Crustle and Slowbro.

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Meanwhile, it's also been confirmed that there have been more than 2.5 million...