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Pokécharms

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


The first original track from the upcoming Pokémon25 album has finally been released. The song, Electric, stars Katy Perry and her own companion Pokémon, Pikachu, "falling into reverie" (that's magically going back in time to you and me) and encountering a pivotal point in Katy's career where she and her then-Pichu are inspired into performing at one of her earliest gigs.

Like Post Malone, who held a 'digital concert' on Pokémon Day itself and will also be contributing to the Pokémon25 Album, Katy Perry was a young Pokémon fan herself when the original Gameboy games launched here in the West over 20 years ago.

“When I visited the Pokémon Café while touring Japan, I got so nostalgic. It took me back to my junior high years. So when I got the call to be a part of the 25th anniversary celebration alongside Post Malone and J Balvin, I was elated,” says Katy Perry. “The song’s themes – resilience, igniting your inner light – have...
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New Pokémon Snap is now out worldwide!

A lot of us here at Pokecharms are already getting fully stuck into exploring the Lental Region and cataloging its inhabitants and we're eager to see how you guys are getting on too.

Share any of your photos from your journey below, or if you want you can post them directly to your Twitter account from your switch and tag us @Pokecharms in the message and we'll share them there too!

Here's a few from the team here to get started!

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22 years after the release of the N64 original, New Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo Switch finally launches tomorrow (or unlocking at your local time’s midnight if you’ve pre-ordered on the eShop).


The game sees you traveling throughout 8 new locations in the Lental Region in the auto-driving ‘NEO-ONE’ car on what’s basically a Pokémon Safari. There are over 200 Pokémon - a number of them with lots of different formes to see in action, such as Vivillion and Sawsbuck - to collect photos of in your Pokémon Photodex.

While the entire game is basically a photo mode itself, much like other games’ photo modes you’ll also have the option to edit, adjust and customise some of the shots you take and share them straight from your Switch to social media or to your phone using the Nintendo Switch Online app.

In celebration of the game’s launch, Pokémon Go is also running a special...
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Today is Pokecharms Day, also known as our official 18th birthday! In celebration of that, we've got some news about what's been going on behind the scenes for a while now and some exciting peeks at what's coming later this year.

If you're a Pokecharms regular, you've probably noticed a bit of a slowing down in recent years in terms of news, features and even updates to the Trainer Card Maker. There are a number of reasons for this - chief amongst them being that over the last 18 years, all of us working on the site accidentally became boring adults with boring actual jobs.

But one of the biggest problems we've had for a while now is that the technology the site's currently built on just doesn't really allow us to do everything that we want to do in terms of developing new features or putting the focus we want on news, articles and more. To make...
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Watch Post Malone perform his PM25 song and a handful of his other tracks while he takes a virtual journey through the Pokémon World:


Tonight's show also confirmed that Colombian singer J Balvin will be joining Post Malone, Katy Perry and other yet-to-be-announced artists on the Pokémon 25 Music Project, so look forward to more music to come throughout the year.
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After what feels like years of speculation, The Pokémon Company finally today said "Sinnoh Confirmed!" - not once, but twice!

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Coming later this year, and developed by ILCA, Inc - whose experience includes games such as Code Vein, NieR Automata and Yakuza 0 - under Game Freak's direction, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are incredibly faithful remakes of the 2006 DS originals. Brought bang-up-to-date with a chibi-style to match the original's overworld sprites and promising to keep hold of player-friendly conveniences of later releases (No HMs, please!), these games promise...
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With Pokémon Day and Post Malone's live concert celebrating it just two days away, we've got our first tease as to what to expect from the show itself. Overnight, Malone shared to his own official Youtube Channel a cover of Hootie and the Blowfish's Only Wanna Be With You with a slight Pokémon tweak. While the song is otherwise a straight cover, Ecruteak City's theme can also be heard sampled throughout, giving us an insight into what we might expect from other songs in the show.


We're expecting a lot more news over the next day or two, so make sure to keep checking back for more info on Pokémon Day itself.
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A new event for owners of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield has begun to celebrate the release of the new TCG set, Shining Fates. This event gives Pokémon Trainers the chance to get their hands on a shiny Toxtricity by first obtaining a code from their local video game retailer.

Read on to find out more about how to obtain one for yourself!
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As we come closer to the 25th Anniversary of the release of Pokémon Red & Green in Japan, we're getting more and more teases about what The Pokémon Company has in store to celebrate the occasion. Previously, Katy Perry was announced as part of a P25 Music collaboration with various artists signed to Universal Music. Now we know she'll be joined by Post Malone, who'll be performing a 'virtual' concert on Twitch and Youtube on Pokémon Day itself.

The concert will be free to view on the official Pokémon YouTube channel, Pokémon’s official Twitch channel, and on Pokémon’s 25th anniversary...
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The game takes place in the islands of the Lental Region, where you'll take on the position of a budding Pokémon photographer working for Professor Mirror and his assistant, Rita. Like the original Pokémon Snap, you roam around the archipelago in a vehicle called NEO-ONE and can throw special 'fluffruit' to catch a Pokémon's attention so you can take the perfect shot.

The game is available to pre-order on the eShop now and launches on the 30th April. ​
Click through to watch the new trailer!...