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It’s that time again! Another year has come and gone, and Pokécharms is another year older. Today Pokécharms.com is celebrating its 14th anniversary, and while the last few months for us have been fairly quiet the past 365 days have definitely been enjoyable.
Given that the games have been out a couple of months now, it's now time to lift the last restrictions on talking about Pokémon Sun and Moon. As of today, you may now post anywhere on the site regarding the plot of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

If you are posting spoilers, you do not need to put them in [spoiler] tags, although it is worth considering that some of our users still may not want to see some of the late-game plot points. We leave it up to your discretion as to whether you continue to use them. :)

As always, thanks for being part of Pokécharms, and we hope you enjoy the new freedom :)
As promised in a brief note last night: I am really pleased to announce that the Trainer Card Maker has been updated with all of the new Pokémon found in Alola, including all the Alolan variants of existing Pokémon. I want to extend a huge thank you to every single member of the Pokécharms staff for their efforts in making this possible so early – I couldn't do it alone!

From all of us on staff, we really hope you enjoy this update – and for those of you getting Pokémon Sun and Moon today, do enjoy it! If you want to chat about the new games, we invite you to join us in our Pokémon Sun and Moon forum, take a look at the latest Sun and Moon fanworks in our Creative Corner, or join us in our Role Play section, which has just been opened up to Alolan Pokémon.
Some very brief, but hopefully exciting news for trainer card fans: We'll be taking the site offline for about 30-45 minutes tomorrow at 8am GMT, in order to upgrade the Trainer Card Maker. This upgrade will introduce all the new Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon to the Trainer Card Maker. :)

We apologise in advance for the inconvenience for anyone who might be wanting to use the site at that time, but we're really excited to bring you the chance to include Rowlet, Litten, Popplio, and all the other Alolan Pokémon in your trainer cards!
As of now, Pokémon Sun and Moon are starting to roll out across the world, and some of you lucky folks will be beginning to pick up the games very soon. As a result, we wanted to make you all aware of the new policies regarding Pokémon Sun and Moon, and what's currently allowed and banned on Pokécharms. Click through to find out more...
EDIT 7th November: This article has been updated to reflect our stance on leaks from full copies of Pokémon Sun and Moon that have broken street date before release.

As some of you may know, Pokémon Sun and Moon's demo release was met by the datamining community with interest, and early this morning a large quantity of images were released depicting Pokémon Sun and Moon information that has not yet officially been revealed. Unfortunately, such information has not been sanctioned by Game Freak or Nintendo, and hosting it here would open us up to potential difficulties we are keen to avoid.

The practical effect of this is that we are not able to allow discussion, fanworks, or any other content involving leaked or datamined information, including that drawn from leaked copies of the game, until further notice. This does not include the info available as part of gameplay in the Sun and Moon demo. For example, any drawings of unrevealed Pokémon, mentions of them in the forums or profiles, and so on will be removed. Read more...
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...
Hello everyone! As our regular viewers will have noticed, Pokécharms was unaccessible for a while yesterday. This was due to the hard drive in our server failing suddenly, which forced us to make a sudden and unannounced server move to our backup server.

Thankfully, we managed to get nearly all of the data out intact. Unfortunately, we did lose the thread watch data, which kept track of whether you want to get alerted when people reply to a thread. All is not lost, however – you can re-watch any threads you're interested in very easily to continue getting alerts. Just follow these simple instructions:
  • Go to the Forums tab, then open the forum the thread is in, such as Pokémon Role Play or Small Talk.
  • Open the thread you want to watch.
  • Just above the first post, at the right, there is a button labelled "Watch Thread." Click or tap that, then choose from the options that appear.
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That's it – just repeat the process for any other...
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 –...
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...