PL Suggestion - Keep Track of 'Known' Pokes
*** Disclaimer: This is one of my first few posts here on Smogon, though I have been playing Shoddy and then PL for about half a year. I was wondering if I should post this in the Suggestions/Appeals section, so if yes, then I’m cool with it being moved. Also, I did try the search already, but didn’t go through each thread here. So if there is a thread about this already, then please redirect me to that, and then you can close this thread. ***
In Shoddy Battle, you could place your cursor over the pokeballs representing your opponent’s pokemon and see which ones you’ve seen already. The ones you haven’t seen yet were represented by a ‘???’ symbol. Same thing on your side, if you placed your cursor over your own pokemon, the ones represented by the ‘???’ symbol meant your opponent hasn’t seen that pokemon yet.
In PL, your opponent’s pokemon that you haven’t seen yet are still represented by the ‘???’ symbol. However, it doesn’t work on your side, so you don’t which of your pokemon your opponent has seen. I would like that to be implemented so that I can remember which of my pokemon have been brought out, and which ones are still hidden.
I understand that it is nice to see that status of all your pokemon, so just a ‘???’ would not suffice. But perhaps a ‘???’ or ‘Hidden’ can be placed on top of the status of each your pokemon.
If this hasn’t been implemented due to the same reason the cancel button was erm, cancelled, in single battles, then it does make some sense since the PL battles should simulate the real game battles. But it only seems logical to me that both you and your opponent should know what pokemon are known and hidden on both sides.
I've put a poll just because I'm curious to how popular this would be.
Thanks for any feedback anyone could give on this!