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.
With the Pokémon franchise hitting the big 20 years mark in 2016, it made for a busy time of exciting reveals, game releases, bursts of news, and heaps of HYYYPEEE. It was a great year to be a Pokémon fan and one we hope you all enjoyed as much as we did. Now with the Nintendo Switch in our hands I’m personally very eager to see what new advances and experiences the hybrid console will bring to the main series Pokémon RPGs and spin-offs. (Pokémon Stars and/or Pokkén Tournament Ultimate Edition please)
But let’s pull it back to the real reason why I’m writing this. Throughout the past 14 years that I’ve been part of the Pokécharms staff we’ve seen countless site redesigns/layouts and an assortment of features introduced: some features that stuck around, some that vanished into the abyss, and others that are gone but still ever on our minds. With our latest incarnation of Pokécharms, which I'm rather fond of, I’m continuously impressed by the dedication many of you have shown towards the community and site as a whole.
As of my writing this, we’ve currently hit 2,337,352 Trainer Cards created and 409,347 cards saved to member profiles. Over two million cards made since our last site relaunch (September 4th, 2013). I hadn’t even realized how high that number had climbed!
Looking to the Creative Corner, we’re currently sitting at 24,135 Works created, with 4,357 being Written Works and 19,778 Art-related Works. I’m curious to see what those numbers will look like by the time our next birthday rolls around. Keep ‘em coming, guys!
What will the next year bring for Pokécharms.com and Pokémon as a whole? I cannot say, but I’m definitely looking forward to it. One thing is for certain, however. For all of the time that I’ve been part of the Pokécharms staff I’ve never stopped loving being part of this community.
Here’s to all of my fellow staff members and the lovely members of our community - new and old.
Happy Pokécharms Day!