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What does [move / item / ability] do?
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Also read the first post here: http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79340
How can I view an alphabetical listing of all the Pokemon threads?
Can we breed Dream World Abilities?
From the research thread:
Can you use Rotom's alternate forms over WiFi?
CONFIRMED Breeding a Dream World female parent with any male parent (but not vice versa) has a chance of giving the offspring its respective Dream World Ability. It is unknown whether Ditto counts as the female for this purpose, and we won't know until DW Ditto is released. (Maverick Hunter, 0mastar\The Shadow Knight)
Why can't I select a Pokémon to replace a fainted in a Pokémon in a Triple Battle?
First you have to select which Pokémon you want to have replaced. If multiple Pokémon fainted, the game doesn't know which Pokémon you want on which position. So what you have to do is first select one of your fainted pokemon, and then select which unfainted pokemon you want to replace it with. (Thanks Chieliee)
What damage calculator should I use for 5th Gen?
Many a user will rave about this one
. You may need microsoft silverlight to run it though.
Gen 5 Resources
Index of Discussion Threads - always check before making a new discussion thread to prevent duplicates
Rotation Battle Discussion
1v1 Metagame Discussion
Creative Movesets Threads
5th Gen Speed Tiers
Dexes and Other Resources
- A dex including detailed info on every pokemon's learnset, abilities and stats. Has a powerfull search tool which makes it more suited for competitive purposes.
- Includes detailed in-game information for every generation, may be less suited for competitivity due to game mechanic inconsistencies
- Contains in-depth information on the battle system and other aspects of the Pokemon games for all five generations
- An Excel spreadsheet suited for those who value the utility of an offline pokedex
Black/White Animated Pokemon Sprites
- A resource created by aragonbird for easy access to all animated sprites.
EV Training Hotspots
Effort Value Yield List
X-Act's Ideal Defensive EV Calculator
Gen 5 Defense Tiers
Metalkid's IV Calculator
List of Released Dream World Abilities
How to Access the Dream World Through Global Link
Black\White Research Thread
Black & White Battle Subway Records
In-Game Tier List
Battle Subway Pokémon Data
jumpluff's Japanese to English Pokémon Dictionary
Japanese Character Recognition site
- for transferring Japanese in pictures to text so it can be translated through Google Translate\Babelfish
Slipperjeans' Damage Calculator
- An Excel Calculator including all Gen 5 Pokemon, Moves, Items and Abilities
Smogon's Damage Calculator
- NOTE: Has not yet been updated with 5th gen Pokémon, but you can still enter stats by hand
Note: You can use Korski's list to copy/paste stats into this calculator for easier use.
Masara's Damage calculator
Honko's damage calculator
- NOTE: Needs Microsoft Silverlight to run
4th Gen RNG Help\Information
5th Gen RNG Research
Forum for Smogon's Pokémon Online server
Important aesoft Links
Warstory Generator development
Previous Simple Question; Simple Answer Threads:
The first SQSA thread can be found here
The second can be found here
The third can be found here
The fourth is here
The very brief fifth one is here
Well here's the new & improved SQ;SA everyone! Sorry for dropping these on you so quick. Either way let's hope this answers a lot more questions right off the bat than the previous ones.
HOW DARE YOU CHANGE THE TITLE I WORKED SO HARD ON!