Well, the games are finally out in English and quite a lot of people have their copies now, so it's safe to say that the 4th Generation is now in full swing. A few notes and rules to make heed to when using this forum: 1) Please post trade requests in one topic - your own. Do not post a new topic for each new trade you are looking for, you should make a single topic entitled something like "Doctor Oak's trade requests" and simply post in that topic every time you are looking for something. We really don't want to be looking at a dozen new topics every day saying "Can u get me a Charizard?". 2) Battles/Tournaments: - If you're looking for a quick battle, and are posting a topic asking for anyone looking to battle there and then, you're probably looking in the wrong place. Chances are, your topic wont be seen for a couple of hours at least here, so please don't post that - it's just pretty useless. You can post topics looking for anyone up for battling at a specific time. - If you want to set up a Tournament, please only post one topic for it - and don't anticipate a full roster if you're looking for something like a 32 man tourney. If you don't specify a rule set for the tournament, it will be made the Pokecharms default one - and if you realise that wasn't what you wanted at a later date after your Tourney has started, tough. - Rule Sets, there is a topic containing the default rules for all battle on Pokecharms, please read and study these as all battles organised through this forum will be expected to follow them. - Rule Breakers/Disconnectors: Please post in the blacklist topic any people (Their name and Friend Code) who have broken the rules while you have battled them or disconnected to prevent them losing. Though on the note of disconnecting, talk to the person first to make sure it wasn't their connection being gay - quite a few of us can understand the pains of that situation... - The Chatroom: You may use the chatroom to meet up and discuss trading/battling etc, but you will be expected to follow the rules of common sense. Incidentally, if it says there's only me and Bayleef in there, chances are I'm not actually around and everyone else is otherwise occupied too, so don't be flooding the place up asking "Iz any1 ther?". 3) Do not post your teams here. If you're looking for a rate or for advice on your D/P team, post it in the Clinic and someone will help you out. 4) "Where do I find a Buizel?" or "At what level will my Bidoof evolve?" topics - anything along those lines - will be deleted on sight. If you have a question like that, just check the Pokedex: http://www.pokecharms.com/webdex and your answer will be rather easily revealed. 5) Don't post topics with your Friend Code or looking for other Friend Codes, your profile has an option for you to fill in your Friend Codes for either game and anyone can view them/be directed to them for the sharing of Friend Codes. Again, any Friend Code topics will simply be deleted. I think that's pretty much it, if I've missed anything I'll add it later.