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| The PokéCommunity
| "We are still working on a better slogan!"
One of the logos used to identify the site (example from mobile apps).
|| 2002 - Present
|| September 2002
|| Master Kwesi Nkromah
| Current owner
|| Main page
The most recent front page of PokéCommunity, currently showcasing the newest user-created theme.
The PokéCommunity (sometimes referred to as just PokéCommunity and often shortened to 'PC') is a Pokémon discussion forum that aims to provide a wide-range of topics about Pokémon and the Pokémon fandom, ranging from the games (both core series and others) the anime, the manga and much more, as well as other areas for Pokémon fans, including Pokémon related art and design, fanfiction, game and software development, fan clubs and trivia.
It also has many other sections for non-Pokémon discussions and creativity, as well as personal image galleries and customisable profiles for all users. It provides personal Blogs for Staff Members and higher-ranked Community Supporters, the latter having donated money towards the site's maintenance costs.
The website plays host to other services for its members, such as the Oekaki drawing system, Pokémon Battle Server, Minecraft server and IRC chat-room, as well as providing iOS and Android applications for users to browse the forums on-the-go. It has a significant social media presence, sporting Facebook and Google+ pages and an official Twitter feed.
The forums were launched sometime in September 2002 by user Master Kwesi Nkromah, and aside from various outages, have been online ever since. It has over 350,000 members and over seven million posts as of June 2013. It is currently running the vBulletin forum software and is owned and administered by user Rukario. It has a large, staggered staff team, who coordinate to run every part of the site.
PokéCommunity is known for it's yearly forum-wide Get-Together mega-events, held once a year usually around summer time in which many members volunteer to run and participate in a wide range of events and competitions. In 2012, PokéCommunity celebrated its tenth anniversary online in a special Get-Together dubbed PCX.
PokéCommunity has gained particular notability for housing one of the largest and most active English Pokémon ROM hacking communities on the Internet, and has a wide range of available patch downloads and tutorials covering multiple areas of game development. Its members also actively research into the area and have pushed the ROM hacking medium forward considerably since its inception.
The Official Forums section contains things such as the Community Announcements (where the Community Rules and Donations and information regarding Supporter Benefits can be found), Community Questions & Feedback (where members can discuss questions and concerns they may have about the forums), and a New Users / Welcome forum. It is also common for users that have gone on hiatus to re-introduce themselves in the New Users Welcome thread.
- Community Announcements
- Community Rules
- PokéCommunity Questions & Feedback
- The Welcome Lounge
Current Generation Pokémon Gaming
The Current Generation Pokémon Gaming forum houses all threads pertaining to the fourth and fifth generations, as well as the upcoming Pokémon X and Y versions.
- Pokémon X and Pokémon Y
- Fifth Generation Gaming
- Trade Corner
- Battle Center
- Events & Groups
- Competitive Team Help
- In-Game Team Help
General Pokémon Gaming Discussions
The General Pokémon Gaming Discussions include a wide variety of games which users are allowed to comment on, ask questions, and the like.
- Pokémon Gaming Central
- Fourth Generation Gaming
- Advance Generation Gaming
- Metal & Color Generation Gaming
- Spinoff Games
Alternative Pokémon Discussions
The Alternative Pokémon Discussions include things such as the anime, manga, and much more.
- Pokémon General
- Pokémon Manga / Comics
- Pokémon Voting Polls
- Pokémon Anime
- Pokémon Clubs
- Pokémon Trivia
- Pokémon Trading Card Game
- TCG Deck Reviewing
- Custom Cards
The Creative Discussions usually include things that aren't necessarily Pokémon related.
- Art & Design
- Fan Fiction and Writing
- Writer's Lounge
- Fanfiction Archive
- Roleplay Corner
- Emulation & ROM Hacking
- Hacks Showcase
- Progressing Hacks
- Sideshow Staircase
- Research & Development
- Team Discussions
- Game Development
- Games Showcase
- Progressing Games
- Scripts & Tutorials
- Pokémon Essentials
The Technology & Media forums include things such as other video games, anime, manga, and etc. technology discussions.
- General Entertainment
- Video Games
- Let's Plays, Guides and Reviews
- Online Games
- Technology & Internet
The Off-topic Discussions are some of the most popular forums on the site. There, users are able to talk about most anything they feel they want to.
- Chit Chat & Polls
- Discussions & Debates
- Fanclubs & Groups
- Forum Games
- Master Kwesi Nkromah (Community Site Founder)
- Rukario (Current owner)
- Hiroshi Sotomura
- Captain Fabio
- Razor Leaf
- Adventure (Pokémon General)
- Alexial (Art & Design)
- AlexOzzyCake (Pokémon Clubs)
- Antemortem (General Entertainment)
- Artemis (Pokémon X and Pokémon Y)
- BinaryPeaches (Forum Games, Pokemon Trivia)
- Brendino (Pokémon General)
- Cirno (The Welcome Lounge)
- Curious. (Fourth Generation Gaming)
- donavannj (Pokémon Trading Card Game)
- DrFuji (Emulation & ROM Hacking)
- Eternally Anna (Pokémon Anime)
- giradialkia (Emulation & ROM Hacking)
- Jellicent♀ (Fifth Generation Gaming)
- LGDArm (Video Games)
- Livewire (Discussions & Debates)
- Logiedan (Pixel Art)
- Mac (Trade Corner)
- Magic Fox (Roleplay Corner)
- Maruno (Game Development)
- Netto Azure (Forum Games)
- Olli97 (Pokémon Clubs)
- Scarf (Discussions & Debates)
- Shining Raichu (Chit-Chat & Polls, Fan Clubs and Groups)
- Skymin (Roleplay Corner)
- Suicune™ (Pokémon X and Pokémon Y)
- Sydian (Advance Generation Gaming, Challenges, Metal & Color Generation Gaming, Pokémon Gaming Central, Spinoff Games)
- tabor62 (Trade Corner)
- Vertigo (Chit-Chat & Polls)
- Wolflare (Battle Center)
- XanderO (Fifth Generation Gaming)
- ZachLMedia (Technology & Internet)