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    jasenyoface
    PKHeX is a save editor for core-series Pokémon games.  With it, users can manipulate various save files including: .sav, .dsv, .dat, .gci, .raw, and .bin types.  PKHeX can also read and write: .pk files, which are individual Pokémon files, and .pgt, .pcd, .pgf, .wc, which are Mystery Gift files.
    Version 18.07.09 of PKHeX has been released, adding legality checking improvements and fixing bugs.
     
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    theSLAYER
    A super month for Pokémon Go is ahead of us! Key dates and times below!
    Registration opens for Safari Zone (Yokosuka, Japan) - Friday, July 6, 10am JST
    Articuno Day - Saturday, July 7, for 3 hours (timings below)
    Community Day - Sunday, July 8, for 3 hours (timings below)
    Pokémon Go Fest - Saturday, July 14 to Sunday, July 15.
    Below contains more detailed information regarding these events.

    Articuno Day

    As Professor Willow’s Global Challenge was completed, Articuno Day was unlocked.
    During a 3 hour period on July 7, Articuno will return as a raid boss, and has a chance of being shiny.
    Players will get up to 5 free raid passes, upon getting one per swipe of a photo-disc at a gym.

    Timings:
    The Asia-Pacific region: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. JST (GMT +9) Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India: 9:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m. UTC (GMT +0) The Americas and Greenland: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PT (GMT -8)
    Here's an image to compare between the standard and shiny variant.


    July Community Day
    As per previous Community Days, a new shiny variant and exclusive move will be added to the roster of Pokémon available in Pokémon Go.


    First off, the shiny variant of the Squirtle line will be added to the games,
    and any Blastoise evolved in the 3 hour period will obtain the exclusive move Hydro Cannon.

    Here's quick look at the normal and shiny sprites:

    Additionally, it was also announced that completing research tasks during the event gives players a chance to encounter a Squirtle wearing Sunglasses!
    It is not known whether Sunglasses Squirtle can be shiny, and also not known what variant of sunglasses the Squirtle will bear.

    Here's a mockup on what it *may* look like.

    Note: Artist's Interpretation, not official.

    Date and Times for the Event:
    Sunday, July 8
    Europe, Middle East, Africa, India: 10am to 1pm (BST) North America, South America and Greenland: 11am to 2pm (PST), 2pm to 5pm (EST) Asia Pacific: 12pm to 3pm (JST), 1pm to 4pm (AEST)
      GO FEST 2018

    Players need to purchase a ticket in order to take part in this year's GO Fest (which are all sold out now),
    however it was announced that various Pokémon that will show up in GO Fest,
    such asTrapinch andFeebas, will also appear more frequently worldwide.
    Additionally, shiny Plusle and Minun will appear shiny for the first time in the game, available worldwide.

    Furthermore, this will mark the first time for Alolan Diglett and Alolan Geodude to be available in the games.
    This is also the only way to get then in the Let's Go series, by transferring them from Pokémon Go.


    Most importantly, datamining of the game resources shows that Celebi will be available to players at GO Fest!
    It'll likely be released worldwide afterwards as a Mythical Research Quest, just like Mew.

     
    Safari Zone at Yokosuka, Japan

    With Safari Zone at Dortmund, Germany now behind us, a new Safari Zone event has been announced!
    This event requires registration for free tickets (award via lottery system),
    and the Pokéstops and Pokémon will only be accessible by scanning the QR code when swiping the Pokéstop.
    Pokémon such asTropius (regional exclusive) andUnown (a hard-to-find spawn) will make an appearance.
    Additionally, Pokémon such asTorchic andFeebas will spawn more frequently across Japan.
    Lastly,Wingull will spawn more frequently across the world, and give players a chance to encounter it's shiny variant.


    Registration period is between Friday, July 6, at 10:00 a.m. JST and close Friday, July 20, at 10:00 a.m. JST,
    to be done on their application webpage.
    The event will run between Wednesday, August 29 to Sunday, September 2.

    Closing Note
    This site will be useful for players to track when the events begin, and you can even select your respective timezone!

    If you happen to get any extra limited creatures like Shiny Articuno,
    do know that we are attempting to collect various Pokémon to transfer to Let's Go,
    and have them uploaded to our events gallery! Do contact theSLAYER if you intend to contribute!

    Happy Playing!
     
    Sources:
    Event News: PokemonGoLive.com, Eurogamer, GoFest Quests on TheSilphRoad
    Pokémon GO sprites: PokemonGoWikia

    evandixon
    Following the success of his fan dub of Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, YouTuber TheGoldCrow has started a new project: a fan dub of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky.
    One interesting feature of his dub of Super Mystery Dungeon is that some episodes end with custom scenes consisting of fan-written dialogue that fits quite well with the existing story. His dub of Explorers of Sky is no different. However, unlike the dub of Super Mystery Dungeon, the custom scenes in the dub of Explorers of Sky were created using ROM editing tools made in collaboration with @Nerketur, @psy_commando, and myself.
    You can watch the fan dub here, or if you would prefer to skip to the custom scene, it can be found at the end of the second episode. More episodes will be posted, so either check back later or subscribe if you are interested in watching more.
    How the custom scenes work
    @Nerketur pioneered the research into editing the scripts and wrote one of the first ROM editing tools for Mystery Dungeon out there, @psy_commando wrote the specific tool I used: statsutil. While this is an amazing tool, dealing directly with command-line applications can be a hassle, so I prefer using my own program Sky Editor to manage its execution for me. I've written a tutorial on how to use it, which can be found here:
    When following it, make your way to the third step titled "Creating a Modpack", and when you get to the "Making Mods" heading, more information about using statsutil can be found here (and when you're done, resume from where you left off in the Sky Editor guide):
    For this project, I chose to overwrite the scene that normally takes place after reaching the end of Beach Cave for the first time (right before the battle with Koffing and Zubat), because it is easy to get to: I just had to create a quick save one tile away from the stairs, after which will trigger the new scene. From there, TheGoldCrow used video editing to stitch it together with the rest of the video. For anyone looking to make a ROM hack, a slightly better alternative would be to insert the custom script at the end of an existing script, although the method I used could still be used for quick testing.

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