Rooms on Pokémon Showdown
Rooms are an integral part of the sim; whether you're interested in a certain tier, or if you're a budding artist, we have a room for it! If you'd like to suggest a room, you can post a thread in the room suggestions subforum, but be sure to read up on this thread on how to suggest a room first. If you'd like to appeal a ban from a room, rather than posting in the Discipline Appeals subforum, you should contact a Room Owner of the room you were banned from—check below for the room name, and you can find the appropriate ROs of the room. Also, if you're new to being a room staff member, check out this guide.
Academics is the room for academic discussion—sciences, maths, the arts, and school life. In addition, the room regularly hosts Jeopardy games—and yes, we do offer homework help.
Anime and Manga is a discussion room dedicated to Japanese media including Anime, Light Novels, Manga, and Visual Novels.
Art is perfect for aspiring artists to get tips, with many of Smogon's best artists here to help. The Art room's contests have become a particular hit, with some fantastic art consistently produced.
Discuss XY's built-in random-matchmaking metagames in this room, with tournaments hosted regularly!
This café is the place to chat about food, swap recipes, exchange cooking advice, and deal with all things omnomnom. All are welcome, from the professional chef to the ramen enthusiast. Warning: Prolonged exposure will make you hungry.
The CAP Project room is devoted to discussion about Smogon's Create–A–Pokémon project. The PS room discusses recent CAPs, CAP battles, and has frequent discussion about activities in the CAP forum on Smogon.
Articles: Introducing the Challenges Room
Challenges is all about encouraging creativity on the ladder! Every week, 7-10 new challenges are released—completing them will award you points on the coveted Challenges room leaderboard!
Chess is great for competing against others in this highly competitive game, improving your own game and learning tips and tricks to beat your opponents with! If you're looking for a casual game or a discussion, this room is ideal!
Articles: The Community Mentoring Room
If you're looking to be integrated into the PS or Smogon community, Community Mentoring can help. With a long list of mentors willing to give advice, regular workshops and the well-renowned Mentours, this room is a great stop for new users!
Competitive Tutoring is the room to be in if you're looking for a team to be rated, general help, or battle tutoring.
The Debates and Discussions room covers a variety of topics in an intelligent fashion, ranging from politics to culture. It's the ideal place for sensible discussion or interesting debates.
The Deutsche room is a place for the German users to relax and chat in their home language. Deutsche also has a popular forum and a league, making community a big aspect.
The Doubles room is home to Smogon's official double battle format. With powerful Pokémon such as Mega Kangaskhan, Shaymin-Sky, and even Deoxys-Attack present, the metagame might seem scary, but the Doubles community is anything but. Look for weekly tournaments and the occasional teambuilding exercise. And hey, it's Doubles—tell a friend!
The Dutch room is a place where users can hang out and converse in Dutch. The community is very active, and tournaments are run often for those more into battling. In general, if you want some Dutch gezelligheid, this is the place.
With one of the most popular languages on PS, comes one of the most popular rooms. The welcoming staff are eager to assist users with battling strategies, as well as linguistic help. The Español room also maintains a successful RPG league called Effyìs and is in the process of compiling a full Pokedex including competitive analyses!
The Français room is a warm and inviting community of French users and eager linguists. Français has constant events (such as tournaments between other language rooms) running, and a welcoming atmosphere.
Free Time is open for discussion of hobbies, fashion, travels, wildlife, and all other special interests!
Game Corner is home to a wide variety chat games, ranging from simple 'Would You Rather' questions to more complex games like Liar's Dice and Scattergories. New ideas are always welcomed; contact a Room Owner with a basic description of the rules and gameplay to start the submission process.
Health & Fitness is the place for both budding and experienced fitness enthusiasts to come and share advice, seek help or simply look for motivation from others. Remember, everyone has to start somewhere!
If you're looking for help with PS! related issues or just global staff assistance, you should join this room.
Keeping Smogon's international prestige, this channel is dedicated to Italian speakers. Here you'll find friendly people willing to help you develop with the language, with occasional Pokémon tournaments.
The Little Cup room is a room to discuss the metagame Little Cup in full with topics such as strategies, teambuilding, under used Pokémon. We also frequently host tournaments for fun.
Articles: A Guide to: PS! Mafia
Mafia is an exciting text–based party game in which you have to try to win depending on which side you're on (Town, Mafia or Third Party).
Meteor Falls is the type of room for discussion of anything relating to aspects of the various Pokémon games, whether it's a main series game or a spin-off, even a nuzlocke. The room also hosts regular quizzes and various in–game challenges.
The MMORPG Room is the place to go to when discussing fan favorites such as World Of Warcraft, Runescape, and Maple Story! Chat with other fellow PS users about these games, or simply connect for one hell of a time.
The Massive Online Battle Arena room (or MOBA) is a room designed for open and non–hateful discussion of LoL, DotA, Smite, and more! Players of any skill level are welcome and advice is given often! The room often watches various tournaments and
A room devoted specifically to the Monotype metagame. We host regular Monotype tournaments, offer lots of helpful advice to help you get started, and you can even sign up to take on our Monotype league!
NeverUsed is the hub for all discussion on the ever-expanding NeverUsed Smogon tier. Staff are ready to help any users with queries on NU battling, or the tier itself.
NEXT is a room all about gen–NEXT, Zarel's pet mod for OU. This mod attempts to diversify and balance OU with new threats and mechanics.
From competitive to in–game, discuss generations 1-5 here. The Old Gens room is ideal if you're interested in talking about your games, discussing past metagames, or competing in occasional tournaments.
Articles: Other Metas Room
The Other Metas room offers a place to discuss and compete in some of the alternate battle options available, such has Inverse Battle, 1v1, and Tier Shift. Any and all metagames not already covered by a room are welcome, and help in formats like Balanced Hackmons make Other Metas a useful room for any OM enthusiast.
The OverUsed room is the place to be for talking about and learning the OU metagame, as well as viable Pokémon, movesets, and teamstyles. All are welcome to jump into the discussion of Smogon's most popular tier!
The Português room welcomes any users who want to interact with other players in their native language. It's a very active room where users are friendly and helpful. Tournaments and other activities are run regularly. You won't regret checking it out if you are interested in communicating in the language!
The PU Room is the best place to discuss about the PU metagame. We regularly host PU tournaments and the staff is always friendly and eager to help unexperienced and experienced users alike.
The RarelyUsed room on PS is for any and all discussion of Smogon's RU tier. We have friendly and helpful staff, regular tournaments, and plenty of people with whom you can discuss all aspects of RU with, regardless of whether you're new to the tier or an experienced player.
Articles: A Guide to: Roleplaying on PS!
Roleplaying is a room for all ages to act as a Pokémon and roleplay with others through various scenarios and types of RPs. The general community of this room is younger than average, but nevertheless a fun and enjoyable room to participate in!
The Scavengers room has official scavenger hunts in which people answers interesting questions; this allows them to earn points on the leaderboard accessed on Smogon. The room also has fun yet challenging scavenger hunts in between the official hunts from both regular users and staff.
SmashBros is the room for all Smash Bros. content, including tournaments and online matches.
Any and all sports have a home here! Sports, teams, players and scores are all popular chat topics, as well as personal fitness. Sports also hosts enjoyable sports trivia games, which take place regularly. When there's a big match on, the Sports room is where to go.
Survivor is a game of trust, betrayal, lies and deceit. Choose your allies wisely and may the dice be in your favor...
TCG is a room dedicated to all trading card game discussion, including Pokémon. If you're looking for a TCG match on one of the many simulators, this is the room to go to!
Tech & Code is just that; a room all about technology and programming. Anything from the latest technological innovations to the myriad of programming languages gets discussed in here. Don't ask for help with setting up a PS server though!
The Happy Place, at its core, is a friendly environment for anyone just looking for a place to hang out and relax. The room also specializes in taking time to give advice on life problems for users. Need a place to feel at home and unwind? Look no further!
Articles: Studio Artist Spotlight: Savant
The Studio is the perfect location for music lovers to unite! You'll never be bored with frequent activities such as "artist of the day" and music podcasts, hosted by room staff.
Articles: A Casual Guide to Tournaments
The Tournaments room on PS is dedicated to real–time tournaments. Users can enjoy scripted tournaments (an automated system which tracks wins/losses automatically), or user–created Challonge tournaments.
Trivia is a turn–based question–asking room where users stack up points by answering questions correctly and give their own questions as well.
TV, Books, and Films is a room designed for the discussion of your favorite shows, books and movies. The room staff have various activities including quote games and TVBF of the day.
The Ubers tier room discusses the intricacies of the Ubers tier, with tournaments often hosted and lots of real–time guidance from some of the most recognized names in the tier. If you're looking into getting involved with the Ubers tier in any sense, the welcoming room staff will be ready to help.
The UnderUsed room is prepared for any questions you have on the Smogon UU tier, as well as UU tournaments. From simple teambuilding to general tier discussion, the UnderUsed room covers it.
Nintendo's official Video Game Championships format has a home here, with strategy help, metagame discussion, a battling tips. Whether you're a veteran or an eager learner, the VGC room can help.
Video Games is a room dedicated to Video Games of all sorts. From indie to console, favorite genres to generations, the VG room invites talk of all sorts.
Articles: The Wi–Fi Economy
Wi–Fi is the place for all trades, in-game battles, and breeding discussion. The room has well–maintained scammers and cloners lists, and an easy way to communicate with other PS users with actual game cartridges.
At its core, the Writing room facilitates creative thought and welcomes all writers, storytellers, and poets to share their works. If you like writing, wish to learn how to write more effectively, or wish to participate in writing contests, visit the Writing room.