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Supporting YOUR Community

As PC has some pretty high costs (vB license fees, hosting costs, admin time costs and so on,) we hope some of you like us enough to help support us.. take a minute and donate a little something. Every little bit helps! You'll get some cool stuff in return: a unique usergroup complete with a colored username, a cool image Supporter Tier icon to show that you're a PC supporter and more perks like increased PM space, bigger avatars, more album space (profile album and bigger image sizes), no ads at the top of the page, and finally, a private forum of your own.

PokéCommunity Supporters are divided into tiers. You will receive benefits of lower tiers if you donate for a higher tier - for example, Tier 4 supporters will gain the extra PM space, along with a larger avatar, VIP forum access and style testing forum access, etc.

Supporter Benefits (all values in USD)
Donation amount and tier Benefits offered
$0.99 - $4.99 Name listed on donations list
Tier 1: $5.00 - $9.99 Colored user name, VIP Forum access, access to the community Styles Testing forum
Tier 2: $10.00 - $14.99 Extra Private Messaging space, access to PokéCommunity blogs
Tier 3: $15.00 - $19.99 Larger avatar - 150×150
Tier 4: $20.00 - $24.99 /
Recurring Supporter ($2.00/month)
Extra PM space (1000 messages)
Tier 5: $25.00 or more PokéCommunity email - [email protected]

Recurring Supporter is a new, test (beta) supporter level that is using the vB subscription feature. We are automatically placing Recurring Supporters into tier 4[1] and once they pass $25 in donations, will manually move them to tier 5. To use this feature, click on the UserCP link, scroll down to Miscellaneous and click on Paid Subscriptions.

There are absolutely no commitments that you will have to make. Once you've donated, the benefits you're given will last as long as you do. Put a smile on that dial (:D) - once you've donated to us, you've just contributed to the PokéCommunity's total funding!

1. While you do not have to make any commitments in a subscription, if you do choose to cancel your subscription, your usergroup will be changed to the appropriate Supporter Tier depending on the amount you have donated.
Donation Methods

Currently PC will accept your donations and support using the following methods:

PayPal (recommended)

Using the PayPal button, you can select your level of donation and enter your details on the page. Or, you can send us your payment through PayPal to "[email protected]" (and note that if you're using this method, please ensure you state that the donation is for AND include your PC user name). You should use the same email address assigned to your account in all donations you send to us through PayPal.

SMS/Text and Phone Payment (beta)

Pay by phone and SMSWe've added a new payment service, allowing mobile device users to make their donation using sms/text or phone payments.. Our micropayment system can be used by you by just calling a phone number or sending a text message. NOTE: Please be aware that you you MAY pay substantially more then the $5.00 USD equivalent of your local currency by using this service.


Right now, during the beta test, we're only offering Tier 1 status ( you can use it multiple times to get a higher tier).
Current Countries Supported (for our rate):
United Kingdom

Use this service at your own risk, we can not give ANY refunds and have no access to the systems used!

Expected Soon Coverage: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. USA is pending an update by our back end provider at this time.
UPDATE: USA coverage has just been added! (single fee/charge of $4.99 only)

Amazon Checkout Payment (beta)

Make Donating to PC even easier by using the information from your account to make your payment. (available for tier 2 and above)
Please PM or email the staff with your email used and amount donated if you use this method to get your account credited and your user group updated.

PC Supporter Tier 2 one-time donation:

We now accept Amazon Payments

PC Supporter Tier 3 one-time donation:

PC Supporter Tier 4 one-time donation:

PC Supporter Tier 5 one-time donation:

PC Recurring Supporter (tier 4)

Other Methods

Send a PM or email to Rukario for information on other methods you may use to support/donate to PC.

PokéCommunity Supporter Virtual Gift Cards

A whole lot of us donate to the community but want the benefits passed onto another person. That's okay with us, of course. Now, we're introducing a new (and free*) way to pass it onto others! It's more like a gift for us AND a gift for them. (Isn't that a little confusing?)

* Free as in, you still have to donate the proper amount, but you don't pay to have the card made and sent.

Sample/template cards

Pick a card: With these cards, you can change the text in the placeholder positions, and the value on your selected card (it's not all $25!). (Of course, the watermark won't be there).

Got a design you'd like to add to our templates? Send me a PSD, and if it looks good enough, we'll add it.
(Note though that once you send it and we like it, it becomes ours. Make sure they're 300 pixels wide and 200 pixels high.)

The Aperture Science Labs PokéCommunity advises that you will be infracted if you're caught sending out fake cards.


The two sample cards here can be used as a base, but you can also have a special one sent with a different picture.

The process is simple: donate to us using any methods listed on this page. You must donate in either $5, $10, $15, $20, or $25 denominations.

Before or shortly after we credit your account with the donation amount (preferably before), send a PM to Hiroshi Sotomura (me) with the following details:
- The email you sent donations through (if you picked PayPal or Google Checkout), or the username you sent the donations with.
- The design of the card. If you wish, you can send your own card.
-- If you're choosing one of the sample designs above, you can tell me the text you want on the card and the amount you'd like to donate.
-- If you're sending your own card, please don't forget to include the recipient and the amount you want to donate on the image.

I'll be verifying all the details (seeing whether you paid us yet) with Rukario, but once that's over, the giftcard will be sent by us immediately or at the time specified. If you want us to be on time, you have to send your donation in on time. (Oh, and donations this way are final and aren't redeemable for cash.)

If you receive a gift card…

Either Rukario or I will send out the gift card (but if anyone else does though, please report it) to you on the behalf of the sender. You will be given the opportunity to redeem your gift card. If you don't want it, you can pass it back (and it'll be credited to the sender).

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