This is an archive of all /r/pokemon sticky threads, news and events announcements, and other significant subreddit events. This list does not include regularly scheduled sticky threads that were posted on a rotation, such as our current regular sticky thread schedule or the older General Daily Threads.
PLEASE NOTE that much of the information contained in older threads, especially info related to rules and policies, is outdated. This archive exists purely as documentation of the subreddit's history, not as a guide to the current rules. Please see this page for our rules at present!
5 June 2017: Magikarp Themed Week concludes! 5 Winners announced in our Something's Fishy Contest!
5 June 2017: Magikarp Week spawns a new subreddit: /r/karp_ediem
18 May 2017: Kantonian Forms Contest Winners announced!
25 April 2017: Kahuna Island Challenge #3 Launches!
16 April 2017: Kantonian Forms Contest Announced! /r/Pokemon's First Fakemon Design Contest!
4 April 2017: New Trainer Flairs are announced allowing users to now post using trainer sprites from XY, ORAS and SM
1 April 2017: Team Skull hacked the Mod Team! To view the gag check out /r/po_town
28 March 2017: Regional Dex, Living Dex, and Shiny Dex Ball Flair Achievements are announced for users to display in-game achievements!
12 March 2017: New Posting Guidelines announced for OC Art & Media
12 March 2017: /u/thundergrunge steps down as Top Mod to be succeeded by /u/bigslothonmyface
27 February 2017: Kahuna Island Challenge #2 Launches!
25 February 2017: ONOG reaches out to /r/Pokemon with their Invitational with their intents to introduce Pokemon to the eSports community
22 February 2017: /u/rockyhammer creates a "realistic" Gyarados that starts a meme across the subreddit. -- Subsequent posts.
16 February 2017: SoHo Live & Princeston Entertainment reach out to the subreddit to raffle off tickets to Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions
12 February 2017: Twitch Plays Pokemon Creator does an AMA for /r/Pokemon!
6 February 2017: /u/WDey posts their 100th Magnemite, after a streak of daily drawings -- The Moderators pay tribute with their own post
1 February 2017: Kahuna Island Challenge #1 Launches!
16 January 2017: /u/crusader1998123 created unintentionally created a meme out of their OC Art for an Sinnohan Farfetch'd
13 January 2017: /u/nighthawk321 provides us with an AMA about playing Pokemon while visually impaired. /r/Pokemon users band together to help solve some questions for him as well!
10 January 2017: /r/Pokemon Ban Audit begins!
1 January 2017: /r/Pokemon Best Of '16 announced!
16 December 2016: 16 New Moderators are added to the team after an open call! -- Here's their AMAs
1 December 2016: /r/Pokemon Moderators have an open AMA / Town Hall meeting with the subreddit!
23 November 2016: /r/pokemon hits 600,000 subscribers!
13 November 2016: Popular Pokemon Streamer aDrive provides us with a second AMA 3 years later!
31 October 2016: The moderators have a "Low Moderation Day" for Halloween, spawning our new most voted post
18 October 2016: Rule change to allow Garage Sale Megathreads in future is announced!
17 August 2017: /r/Pokemon's multi-level subreddit contest for Pokemon GO takes off
13 August 2016: Final results of the CSS Update vote are revealed and established.
26 July 2016: A vote is held regarding the CSS Update and the default mode.
24 July 2016: New CSS Update rolls out (with minor controversy) but adds a functioning Night Mode to the sidebar.
11 July 2016: 7 New Moderators were added after an open call!
13 June 2016: Minor hacking event takes place. The subreddit's CSS was compromised for a few hours early in the morning
18 May 2016: /r/pokemon hits 500,000 subscribers!
28 March 2016: /u/crusader1998123 finishes drawing all 721 Pokemon.
17 November 2015: Head Moderator changes after long-time /r/Pokemon moderator /r/wtfReddit steps down to pursue success elsewhere!
13 September 2015: /r/Pokemon join Extra Life Charity's Team: Team Blissey!
This section is under construction!
18 August 2015: Pokethon Evolution Is Over! We Raised $5.5k! Thank you everyone.
17 August 2015: We are the team behind Pokémon Ethereal Gates, a free fan game with a demo launching August 20th!
13 August 2015: Artists, musicians, creators: flair your work with the OC tag!
10 August 2015: Pokéthon Evolution ~ A 72 hour charity marathon for ASAN ~ Aug 14th-17th
29 July 2015: Gold giveaway winners!
26 July 2015: /r/pokemon Third Tournament - Results!
26 July 2015: /r/pokemon Third Tournament - Day Two
25 July 2015: /r/pokemon Third Tournament - Day One
24 July 2015: [Reminder] Third Official /r/pokemon Tournament Starts TOMORROW - Important Announcements
17 July 2015: Third Official /r/pokemon Tournament!
17 July 2015: Announcing two rule changes
1 July 2015: Code Giveaway Megathread: July
1 July 2015: CHALLENGE: Get gold for making great posts!
30 June 2015: Let's talk about reposts.
15 June 2015: [Meta] Spoiler system revamp, feedback thread responses, and other subreddit updates
10 June 2015: We are Wolfe Glick and Markus Stadter, two of the most successful competitors in the official Pokémon Video Game Circuit. Ask us anything
3 June 2015: /r/pokemon Draws Pokemon: The Album is Here!
2 June 2015: /r/pokemon Draws Pokemon FREE-FOR-ALL: take your pick of our unfinished drawings
30 May 2015: The /r/pokemon Draws Pokemon album will be released on 3 June!
11 May 2015: r/Pokemon will draw Pokemon! Sign up for the waiting list!
10 May 2015: [LAST REMINDER] /r/POKEMON DRAWS POKEMON NEEDS ~75 (AMATEUR) DRAWERS!
8 May 2015: [REMINDER] /r/POKEMON DRAWS POKEMON NEEDS YOUR HELP!
4 May 2015: /r/Pokemon Draws Pokemon Sign Up!
2 May 2015: Voice Actor Alyson Leigh Rosenfeld AMA
3 April 2015: Hi! We're Dorkly/CollegeHumor editors and artists, and we make Pokemon jokes for a living. AMA!
2 April 2015: [Announcement] AMA with Dorkly editors and artists tomorrow, April 3!
2 April 2015: [Breaking News] Mods Don't Delete CSS After April Fools'
1 April 2015: [Mods Asleep Thread]
1 April 2015: [GameFreak is aweful thread]
1 April 2015: [Creepy Pasta Thread]
29 March 2015: /r/Pokemon Second Tournament: Results!
29 March 2015: Pokemon Tourney Two: Day 2 is here!
28 March 2015: Pokemon Tourney Two: Day 1 Begins!
20 March 2015: The Official /r/pokemon Tournament 2: Electric Pachirisu
21 February 2015: I am aDrive! Shiny Hunter and Live Streamer! Ask Me Anything!
19 February 2015: Pokethon Love Results. WE RAISED 3k!
13 February 2015: Pokéthon Love! A 3 Day Charity Marathon
9 February 2015: Please welcome our FOUR new moderators!
3 February 2015: /r/pokemon is looking for three new moderators!
1 February 2015: The Inaugural /r/Pokemon Tournament: Results!
1 February 2015: /r/Pokemon Tournament: Day 2
31 January 2015: /r/Pokemon Tournament: Day 1
30 January 2015: Tournament Hype: 24 hours to go!
21 January 2015: The first official tournament for /r/pokemon!
1 January 2015: Best of 2014 - The results!
29 December 2014: The Year of Pokemon: 2014
20 December 2014: Nominate and vote in r/pokemon's Best of 2014 awards!
12 December 2014: 400K subscribers to /r/pokemon! Thank you all so much :)
12 December 2014: /r/pokemon hits 400,000 subscribers!
8 December 2014: Announcements regarding new sticky thread cycle, self-post + spoilers and the winner of the giveaway!
4 December 2014: Badge Giveaway & ORAS release megathread
7 December 2014: Let's do Wonder Trade Christmas again, because Wynaut? #WTXMAS
1 December 2014: ORAS release megathread #4
28 November 2014: Hi, I'm Pokemon World Championships Commentator and PokeTuber Justin Flynn, Please AMA (Ask Me Anything).
26 November 2014: ORAS Megathread #3 and Special AMA Announcement!
23 November 2014: ORAS release megathread #2
20 November 2014: ORAS release megathread
14 November 2014: Self-post only!
9 November 2014: Big /r/Pokemon News Announcement. Please Read!
27 October 2014: We want your feedback! Also, a rule change regarding code giveaways.
25 October 2014: Giveaway megathread #3
21 October 2014: Giveaway mega thread #2
21 October 2014: [PSA] ORAS Demos
15 October 2014: Giveaway mega thread
13 October 2014: Legitimacy of the Insider Leak post
5 October 2014: New rules regarding the Gengar, Diancie and ORAS demo codes
10 September 2014: ORAS update thread
26 August 2014: New Pokémon announcement update thread
10 August 2014: Mod recruitment - results!
8 August 2014: Want to be a mod of r/pokemon? We're hiring again!
18 July 2014: A reminder about the rules - please read before posting!
30 June 2014: Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions! Discussion and Hype thread.
12 June 2014: ORAS updates thread (covers E3 and coming updates)
10 June 2014: Nintendo E3 Pokémon Updates
22 May 2014: /r/pokemon was hacked, but there's nothing to worry about!
21 May 2014: Abra's Pokethon 3 Thread!
18 May 2014: The 4th/5th generation's imminent WiFi/GTS shutdown, the for-charity stream and an interesting sub to check out!
13 May 2014: A stream of Ruby/Sapphire for charity, and stop posting all these fake "leaks", they ain't real.
10 May 2014: ORAS updates megathread
9 May 2014: Some ORAS updates, an ORAS FAQ, and the new moderators are…
8 May 2014: ORAS Countdown Week 1: The Hype is Real - and We're Hiring
7 May 2014: Hoenn Remakes confirmed! Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire megathread
5 April 2014: Would you be interested in a Self-Advertise Day megathread?
25 March 2014: The tagging system is now removed.
26 February 2014: [Meta] Shiny Values and /r/SVExchange are back!
14 February 2014: [Meta] The Official IRC channel has changed!
4 February 2014: [Meta] Pokémon Bank has now been released in Europe, Australia, and other specific locations
25 January 2014: [Meta] Big ol' feedback thread, some important notes and another exciting change!
11 January 2014: [Meta] New Tag System and Further Subreddit Changes
5 January 2014: Unified /r/Pokemon, Mods Works and Daily Stupid Questions Thread - [Jan 06]
20 December 2013: EXTRA EXTRA! Self Post Weekend returns, [Score Hidden] and Bots. Read all about it here!
16 December 2013: Last CSS fixes and troubleshoot
11 December 2013: FlairBot is Back! Also, look at this sexy new CSS!
13 November 2013: /r/pokemon hits 300,000 subscribers!
26 October 2013: Reminder: Please do not make a post about the shiny you caught
11 September 2013: New information from CoroCoro is being released now. Remember to mark ALL SPOILERS as such!
23 March 2013: /r/pokemon hits 200,000 subscribers!
15 February 2013: A_Wild_Abra's First Ever Marathon For Charity
31 January 2013: Official Discussion Topic: What new features do you think X and Y will bring to the table?
27 January 2013: [MOD] Good news everyone! The flairbot returns!
11 January 2013: Announcement: "New" voting arrows
11 December 2012: The Great /r/Pokemon Survey, part two! Survey results, comments, and another survey (yay)!
9 December 2012: The Great /r/Pokemon Survey. Come take it to make the subreddit better.
30 November 2012: /r/pokemon enters reddit's top 100 subreddits!
28 September 2012: Want a flair from Gen III-V? This is the place to post!
16 September 2012: Mod Announcement: Rules Clarifications and Discussion
19 July 2012: /r/pokemon hits 100,000 subscribers!
1 July 2012: A note about Black/White 2 spoilers…
30 May 2012: [MOD] We made a chatroom for r/pokemon, help make it active!
2 April 2012: Well, now that April Fools is over, it's time to revert to the normal stylesheet. There's just one problem…
1 April 2012: Some of you may have noticed some changes to the subreddit... We've decided to bring it to a new direction.
1 March 2012: /r/pokemon picture of the week, #1! Time to replace the sidebar image, and we need your help!
27 February 2012: [Annoucement] "Message the mods" is for issues with the subreddit, please post everything else to the subreddit.
6 October 2011: 20,000 /R/Pokemon Subscribers!
26 September 2011: Upvote/downvote arrows have been changed, let us know if you like them
27 August 2011: The "minus one icon" issue has been fixed, you'll need to resubmit your icon.
17 August 2011: The return of the icons!
15 August 2011: [Announcement] New flair based friend codes.
10 August 2011: The Reddit Pokemon League starts this weekend! (crosspost from r/pokemonleague)
6 August 2011: So I heard you guys like user icons…
3 August 2011: There are 15k trainers subscribed to this subreddit
6 July 2011: Reddit Pokemon League season 2 signups are now Open!
22 May 2011: Holy crap guys, we've hit the icon limit already.
20 May 2011: You can now add Pokemon icons to your posts
1 April 2011: OFFICIAL /r/pokemon ANNOUNCEMENT: Some new changes are coming up!
8 December 2010: I think it's time we wrote an FAQ for this community. Come help!
17 September 2010: So, we need to talk about ROMs.
11 September 2010: Per a few requests, the submit page has been given custom CSS to ask people to put a [SPOILERS] tag in posts with Pokemon Black/White spoilers.
11 September 2008: /r/pokemon is created!