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 launching ahead of Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl this past weekend. Our next goal is to launch ahead of Pokémon Legends Arceus at the end of January and we'll have some more concrete info to share in the weeks ahead about that.
As a result, updates to the Trainer Card Maker will still be on hold until then but the good news is, at least, that we already have character sprites for every single trainer in Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl, Sinnoh-themed backgrounds and plenty of panels for all 493 Pokémon in the game! That sure was some helpful forward thinking all the way back in 2007...