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Here is a fun section of The Smog where readers like you—yes, you—can help shape future issues of The Smog and also get some coul prizes. To send in your answers, please send a private message to the Smogon user The Smog titled "Issue 2 Polls/Trivia" with answers to any or all questions.

Congratulations to Kumar, who answered all of the trivia questions correctly. Kumar, you now have the exclusive ability to claim darkie's avatar and Custom User Title for one month (Tangerine is going to be absent all summer but you can claim his avatar/Custom User Title if you want, instead)!

By a large majority you readers have chosen Salamence to be this issue's featured Pokémon! The other polls revealed the Dragon Dance Tyranitar is the favorite (followed closely by Choice Band). There was also a three-way tie for the favorite article! The Analysis of OU Leads, the Featured RMT, and chaos' Interview all received the same number of votes!

Now for last month's trivia answers!

  1. Whose gym involves pushing boulders into lava rivers to form bridges?
  2. What HMs do you use in the Distortion World?
    Both Surf and Strength
  3. Name one item available in the 2nd generation games that is completely unavailable in later games.
    There are several answers for this question. Some popular correct answers include the Berserk Gene and the Berries from the 2nd Generation games. Several people submitted Sacred Ash as an answer, however, this is incorrect! Sacred Ash is available through an event in 3rd Generation games that allows you to battle Ho-Oh and Lugia.
  4. Who is the Gym Leader of Cianwood City?
  5. Which Pokémon, besides Shedinja, takes the least damage from Meteor Mash with 252 HP / 252 Def EVs?
  6. What is the lightest fully evolved Pokémon?
    Castform at a meagre 1.8 Pounds
  7. Which move has the lowest priority?
    Trick Room
  8. What Pokémon has never left OU since RBY?
  9. What is the only un-typed attack?
  10. Which TM from GSC is still a TM in later games?


Now for some new questions! Please send in your answers to the Smogon user The Smog by July 31st!

  1. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, what would be your favorite addition?
    1. Access to the Sinnoh, Hoenn, or Kanto regions
    2. New move tutors
    3. New Pokémon formes
    4. Soft-Resettable Celebi
  2. What is a question you want to ask DougJustDoug? Your question may appear in the next issue's interview!


And now for some Trivia! Remember, a random person who gets all answers all the questions correctly will get his/her very own Custom User Title! If you win and already have a Custom User Title, you can choose TAY's Avatar and Custom User Title for one month! How cool is that?

  1. Which of these Pokémon is never found in the Cerulean Cave/Unknown Dungeon?
    1. Dodrio
    2. Kadabra
    3. Psyduck
    4. Drowzee
    5. Ditto
  2. While playing Pokémon Diamond, you have an Adamant Pokémon with the ability Synchronize in your lead slot. What are the chances of encountering an Adamant natured Pokémon?
    1. 0%
    2. 4%
    3. 50%
    4. 54%
    5. 75%
  3. What is the name (in FireRed/LeafGreen) where you find Deoxys?
    1. Sevii Island
    2. Full-Moon Island
    3. Birth Island
    4. Faraway Island
    5. Naval Rock Island
  4. Which of these berries reduces the damage made by super effective Psychic-type attacks?
    1. Payapa Berry
    2. Tanga Berry
    3. Kasib Berry
    4. Rindo Berry
    5. Durin Berry
  5. Which of these abilities prevents burn status?
    1. Flash Fire
    2. White Smoke
    3. Blaze
    4. Magma Armor
    5. Oblivious
  6. Which of these Pokémon is a tank?
    1. Snorlax
    2. Blissey
    3. Porygon-Z
    4. Cresselia
    5. Shuckle
  7. Which of these Pokémon is the heaviest?
    1. Wailord
    2. Groudon
    3. Snorlax
    4. Metagross
    5. Aggron
  8. What is Punishment's base power after the opponent has used Calm Mind twice?
    1. 80 BP
    2. 100 BP
    3. 120 BP
    4. 140 BP
    5. 160 BP
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