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    Special Season 8: BSS Ubers (sort of)

    Info on Season 8 is out and it's gonna be fun. Bring 6, pick 3 singles with every Pokemon being legal, however you're limited to having one mythical Pokemon in your whole team. This limit isn't extended to the regularly legal legendaries. With so many restricted mons to choose from, which will...
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    The Last Jedi

    There's enough discussion being generated about this movie to warrant its own thread so I've moved all the relevant posts from the general movie thread. shade said it was ok! Obviously opinions are split on this thing, personally I hated it but I can see why many others liked it, and I want to...
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    Battle Spot memes in ultra high definition (a 4K post)

    memes in ultra high definition For a long time this gen I had the worst teambuilder's block and wasn't really doing so well in tours, so for the last couple months of SM I wanted to build something silly and just ladder a lot. I figured using an underused / memey strategy would be fun...
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    USUM Updates

    We've been busy in the relatively small transition between SM and USUM. We now have movesets for a huge majority of mons on the dex, you can find a list of them here: http://www.smogon.com/dex/sm/formats/battle_spot_singles/ We've also repurposed this forum to be just for BSS. Due to the...
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    Special [Season 7] Alolan BSS

    Alolan BSS This season's special format is BSS, but only Pokemon from the Alolan Pokedex are allowed! While most relevant BSS threats are obtainable in Alola, there are some notable exceptions: Notable Banned Pokemon: Aegislash Altaria Amoonguss Azumarill Blaziken Breloom Charizard...
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    Research USUM TM Locations

    Soon™
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    Battle Spot Community Create-a-Team 1: BuluTran Offense [+QR rental code!]

    A little over a month ago I started our first Community Create-a-Team over in the Battle Spot forum, and this week we finished it! It was a fun project and we ended up with a pretty interesting team, so I'm here to present it to you guys. Week 1 started with everyone posting what Pokemon...
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    Pokemon Showdown! & Discord chatrooms

    Posting on the forum and taking part in the various projects we have is super fun, but a lot of the action is in our chatrooms! Our Pokemon Showdown room is the place to be when testing a team on the simulator. We also host tournaments regularly in the various Battle Spot formats including...
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    Battle Spot [Mega Melee] Kang vs The World (5th place world-wide)

    The results for the most recent Battle Spot online competition just came out and it turns out I came 5th out of 10,000+ world-wide so I figured I'd post the team I used here! For those that don't know how the competition worked; it was 1v1 battles with 6v6 team preview, and the only pokemon...
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    Cartridge Formats Simple Questions

    If you've got a simple question about the Cartridge Formats and not sure where to post, this is the place! - Battle Spot Singles (BSS) Simple Questions - Video Game Championships (VGC) Simple Questions FAQ: What is Cartridge Formats? The Cartridge Formats forum is a combination of all things...
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    Community Create-a-Team

    current team: Teambuilding is something I don't think we do enough of as a community. It's time to come together and build the ultimate Smogon BSS team and take the ladder by storm! Each week we will work through a step in the teambuilding process, with a nomination period and a...
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    Online Competition 2017 No Holds Barred

    RULES: Bring 6, pick 3 Singles all Pokemon become level 100 NO species clause NO item clause Pokemon transferred from older games are legal The following Pokemon are banned: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Arceus, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas...
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    Battle Spot BEASTS BOOSTING

    B E A S T S _ B O O S T I N G Another round of BSSC is over, and with a whole bunch of troublesome new megas being released soon that will shake up the meta quite a bit (and one that has already impacted this team) I thought I'd retire another team. I've been interested in the potential of...
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    BSS Factory [playable on Showdown!]

    ~ Battle Spot Singles Factory ~ Programmed and maintained by LegoFigure11 Movesets by cant say / NOVED / Jhon / chemcoop / Solerme Yes, the rumors were indeed true! For a little while now we've been working on getting our very own version of random battles for you to enjoy. This format will...
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    Battle Spot Metagross Balance Offence

    This has been my go-to team for the last 2 months or so, and even though it fell to DragonWhale in the deciding game of our quarterfinal matchup in BSSC3 I think it's pretty good. Those familiar with OU may think Metagross is a pretty boring / OP choice to build around, however in BSS it's...
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    An Introduction to 3v3 Singles (aka BSS)

    90% of this was stolen from JabbaTheGriffin 's retired thread. I've just rewritten the common pokemon section. minor gp help from gato ___________________________ What is 3v3 Singles? To put it simply, 3v3 Singles is bring 6, pick 3, similar to how VGC doubles is bring 6, pick 4. As a Smogon...
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    Online Competition Online Competition Signup Guide!

    How To Sign Up For An Online Competition Since Nintendo has made the PGL a labyrinth to navigate and everyone seems to get lost when trying to register, here's the official "cant say's guide to registering for Circle of Legends™!" 1. Log into the PGL 2. Click on the 'Online Competitions'...
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    Resource Battle Spot Damage Calculator Thread

    click me! Here we go; the Gen 7 Battle Spot Singles Damage Calculator, brought to you by myself and LegoFigure11! We've modded the shit out of this thing to make all your level 50 calculations as easy as possible. It should have pre-loaded sets for every relevant BSS Pokemon, however you can...
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    BSS Good Sets For New Mons Compendium

    Good Sets For New Mons! A lot of users are asking around on PS and Discord how to use the new things. Since our analysis writing isn't going to start for a little while yet, we can use this thread to dump stuff here and archive sorta like our own Preliminary StrategyDex! If you want to share a...
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    Twitch Battle Spot Twitch Streams & Replay Codes Thread

    [insert banner here] Welcome to the SuMo version of our Replay Thread! Just like the XY/ORAS version, post all* 3DS Battle Video codes and/or Pokemon Showdown! replays here. The difference this time though is that we'll also allow posting of YouTube and Twitch videos here as well. However...