Articles

Introductory

The Pokemon Dictionary
An explanation of commonly used terminology by competitive Pokemon players, thanks to chaos and Tangerine.
Black and White 2 Changes
A guide to the changes that Black 2 and White 2 brought, including move tutors and new Pokemon formes.

Guides for All Generations

An Introduction to Smogon's Tier System
An article on how Smogon ranks various Pokemon.
Pokemon Tournaments Guide
A guide discussing the process of starting and running a Pokemon tournament, by odnamrataizem and rewritten by darkie.
Psychological Warfare
Outsmart your opponent at every move with this guide, by david stone and rewritten by X-Trader.
Risk/Reward
Learn to effectively take risks and reap benefits by predicting your opponent, by Nate and rewritten by X-Trader.
Spelling and Grammar Standards
Correct peer edits like a pro with these useful guidelines, compiled by Great Sage and darkie and maintained by various contributors.

Mechanics and Mathematics

Move Priority
A guide explaining the function of move priority in BW, courtesy of darkie and david stone.
Status in Black and White
A detailed guide about the various status conditions, and how they have changed in the shift to Black and White, courtesy of mien and Arseus.
Technician Hidden Powers
A guide to the different Technician boosted Hidden Powers, thanks to Toothache.
The Complete Damage Formula for Black & White
A complete breakdown of of the mechanics involved in calculating damage in BW based on the actual source code of the games.
Mathematically Determining the Attacking Types of RU
A mathematical look at determining the best attacking types of RU, thanks to MicfiJasan.

Reference Lists & Strategy

Fifth Generation Double Battle Guide
A guide to the 5th generation doubles metagame, thanks to muffinhead and Cassie.
5th Generation Guide to Gravity
A guide to the move Gravity and how it can be used in 5th generation competitive battling, written by ginganinja.
5th Generation EV Training Guide
A guide to the 5th generation EV training, thanks to Nexus and Sprocket.
Overused Tier Articles
Reference list to all the articles pertaining to the Overused tier.
Uber Metagame Articles
Reference list to all articles pertaining to the Uber Metagame.
Underused Tier Articles
Reference list to all the articles pertaining to the Underused tier.
Rarelyused Tier Articles
Reference list to all the articles pertaining to the Rarelyused tier.
Neverused Tier Articles
Reference list to all the articles pertaining to the Neverused tier.
Little Cup Metagame Articles
Reference list to all the articles pertaining to the Little Cup Metagame.
Speed Tiers
Useful reference lists for magic Speed numbers in various tiers.
  • Ubers, courtesy of shrang.
  • OU, courtesy of TelamonianAjax.
  • UU, WIP
  • RU, courtesy of Honko.
  • NU, courtesy of Raseri and erisia.
  • Little Cup, thanks to Moo and Zephyr.
  • VGC 2012, thanks to muffinhead and cosmicexplorer.
Threat Lists
Useful reference lists for the threats of various tiers.
  • Ubers, courtesy of firecape and various contributors.
  • OU, courtesy of AccidentalGreed and various contributors.
  • UU, thanks to elDino and various contributors.
  • RU, thanks to Omicron and various contributors.
  • NU, thanks to Raseri and various contributors.
  • Little Cup, thanks to Elevator Music, Aerrow, and various contributors.