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Pokécharms

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

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For the first time you'll now be able to complete your full 890-strong National Pokédex - but with a small catch: you'll have to do it in the new Pokémon HOME app instead of an actual game.

Pokémon HOME launched overnight and consists of two different apps - one for your Nintendo Switch and one for your Android or Apple smartphone. Both apps allow you to search and view your entire Pokémon collection - once they've been imported into HOME's boxes - but they otherwise have pretty different functionality.

On the Nintendo Switch, you'll be able to transfer Pokémon from the Switch games, Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee and Sword/Shield into HOME, as well as organise your up to 200 Pokémon boxes. You can then also retrieve those Pokémon from HOME and return them to those games - but with a few specific catches:

  • Pokémon transferred from the Let's Go games can not be transferred back to the Let's Go games once they've been sent to...
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It has been announced today that the Gigantamax version of Toxtricity will become available in Raid Battles in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield from the 6th of February at 4PM PST. A trailer for the event can be viewed after the jump!
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Today the Pokémon Company have revealed their plans for this year's Pokémon Day on the 27th of February.

The biggest news of all for the day is that a new Mythical Pokémon will be revealed. This Pokémon will be staring in the up-coming movie Pokémon the Movie: Coco and will be made available in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield for trainers to train.

Alongside the new Mythical Pokémon reveal, there will be a special Max Raid Battle running in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield as well as a new event in Pokémon GO. It has been stated that new information about Pokémon Masters will also be announced.

Are you excited for Pokémon Day and the news? Let us know in the comments!
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It has been announced that the latest Pokémon movie, Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, will be released exclusively on Netflix worldwide on February 27th.


The film is a 3D CG remake of Pokémon: The First Movie and has met a mixed reception among fans. A trailer for the movie can be seen above and showcases the English dub. The 27th of February also happens to be Pokémon Day, which makes this a nice treat for those looking to celebrate.
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Today's Pokémon Direct revealed the very first DLC expansion pass for a Pokémon game. Abandoning the long-running tradition of 'updated' or 'third' game releases such as Yellow, Crystal, Black 2/White 2, Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon for 2 expansion packs for your existing Pokémon Sword and Shield saves.

Available as the Pokémon Sword Expansion Pass and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass for £26.99 each, the two DLC packs will feature slight differences depending on which game you have, such as the Pokémon available within them.

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The first pack, The Isle of Armor will see players visiting an island inspired by the Isle of Man, just off the coast of the UK. This large island is full of environments not seen elsewhere in Galar, including wave-swept beaches, forests, bogs, caves and sand dunes. Over 100 returning Pokémon such as the Talonflame, Lycanroc and Kingdra lines can be found in this area -...
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It has been announced by Nintendo of America today that a new Pokémon Direct will air on Thursday the 9th of January. The presentation will be roughly 20 minutes long and begin at 6:30AM PT, 9:30AM ET, 2:30PM UK and 3:30pm in Europe.

What information the Direct will contain is unknown, but all the current Wild Area Events in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield also end on the 9th so we wouldn't be surprised if some of the news is about new ones.
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It has been revealed that a series of 7 anime shorts will begin releasing on the Pokémon YouTube channel next month.

The series is known as Pokémon Twilight Wings and focuses on stories of people from the Galar Region, where Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield take place. The series is being animated by Studio Colorido, who's perhaps best known for their work on Penguin Highway - an adaption of Tomihiko Morimi's critically acclaimed novel. The works will be directed by Shingo Yamashita.

Pokémon Twilight Wings will begin on January 15th and the remaining 6 episodes will be released monthly afterwards.
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It has now been almost two weeks since Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield were released for the Nintendo Switch but news for the games hasn't slowed down with a brand new announcement being made today.


In a new trailer for the games it has been revealed that trainers will be able to get their hands on a Gigantamax Snorlax in Max Raids from early next month. The trailer also reveals the second and third stage evolutions for the three starter Pokémon. You can check out the trailer above and more information on the reveals after the jump!
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We hope you've been enjoying Pokémon Sword and Shield as much as we have been! In between Max Raids, we've been busy beavering away at updating the Trainer Card Maker with all the new Pokémon, Galarian and Gigantimax Forms from the latest games.

(We've also finally added Meltan and Melmetal too! Sorry that took so long!)

With the Pokémon games getting more complicated and relying on 3D models, the style no longer fully fits with our Gen 3 (released over 15 years ago!) style Trainer Cards, so this time we've added both the in-game 3D models used for the Pokémon and the new, bigger, more detailed menu sprites to choose between. We're also waiting on being able to add Shiny forms and some alternate forms (such as the bazillion Alcremie forms), so we don't currently have that available - but we should do in a future update.

A wider-ranging update to both the Trainer Card Maker...
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Just in time for the launch of Pokémon Sword/Shield, we've got a brand new online tool for sharing your adventure. It's as easy as just sharing screenshots or videos from your Nintendo Switch and visiting the website to check out your automatically created journal!

Just add your Twitter account name to the url: https://MyPokemonJournal.com (Your Pokémon Journal) - for example, I'll be sharing my own Sword/Shield adventure through my dedicated screenshot account at https://MyPokemonJournal.com/OakSwitch (@OakSwitch's Pokémon Journal)

Both of the Switch Pokemon games are supported - just make sure you keep the default hashtags when sharing from your Switch (#PokemonLetsGo or #PokemonSwordShield).

If you want to manually post content to your journal, just add the hashtag #MyPokemonJournal alongside...