Pokécharms at 20: Fan Art

Posted at: 5:48pm on 17th March 2023(Updated at: 5:48 pm 17/3/2023)

When Pokécharms returned to the Internet in 2003, beginning the era we’re now celebrating today, the number one reason behind it was to have somewhere online for myself and my friends to put their creative works. Back in 2003, long before social media and in the days when bandwidth was an expensive and precious resource, having a space like Pokecharms was invaluable for sharing your artwork, your writing, etc.

Years later, this core concept would be fully realised with the first version of the Creative Corner – which is why we’re extremely excited to be working on bringing it back later this year – but for the whole duration of the last 20 years, creativity has unquestionably been at the heart of this community. To celebrate both today and the eventual return of the Creative Corner, we’ve compiled a few pieces shared by members of the community ahead of today that are worth highlighting:

The Shiny Volt Tackling Fearow – StellarWind Elsydeon

Every once in a while, a thing materializes that is such a work of complete and utter derp that it transcends the eternal and achieves god tier status. The Shiny Volt-Tackling Fearow’s legend began in the 14th century 2008, when a random 14-year-old n00b named Tsuki produced a generic Mary Sue character whose Shiny Fearow (Thunderbird by name) could for some completely inexplicable reason utilize Volt Tackle. The n00b in question was shot down rather quickly – but the sheer WTF of the creature remained and it became part of the ‘Charms pantheon forever (hence the loading animation on this current incarnation, as well!)

StellarWind Elsydeon

The Pokécharms Crew – Naoren/Satoren

Over the years many Pokécharms staff members have come and gone, but this unique piece by Naoren shows the entire team over the years – including Blaziken & Ralts! If you know, you know!

The Pokécharms Coven – Jada

Starter Pokémon by IDKWhatUserNameToDo

Seasonably Unseasonably by StellarWind Elsydeon & Silver Magpie

The ‘Charms Lab by StellarWind Elsydeon

This year’s winner of the Golden Slowpoke Award by StellarWind Elsydeon

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