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New members look here for information and/or help regarding the Smogon community.
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Smogon staff will post site updates, promotions, new tiering policy, and more here.
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Competitive Play

Cartridge Formats

Competitive discussion for the official cartridge-based rulesets.
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Policy Review

Invite-only discussion of competitive Pokémon policy.
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Tournaments

Where official and unofficial competitive Smogon tournaments take place. Read the information thread before participating.
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Pokémon Showdown!

Forum dedicated to Pokémon Showdown!
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Trainers' School

Battling 101

Smogon's tutoring program for inexperienced players and those looking to refine their skill. Join the B101 Discord for live discussion.
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Get your team rated in any generation or metagame. Join the RMT PS room or RMT Discord to seek advice or rate teams in real time.
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Wi-Fi

Discussion regarding Wi-Fi trading and battling as well as resources for breeding and capturing. Join the Wi-Fi Discord.
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Orange Islands

Discussion of existing Pokémon games, anime, and manga.
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Content Creation

The Flying Press

Read or help create Smogon's on-site competitive articles.
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Translations

Where articles and analyses are translated into French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
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Technical Projects

The community's programmers and coders gather here to produce helpful tools and resources.
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Smeargle's Studio

The community's artists gather here to exhibit their works and create pieces for Smogon's official projects.
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Create-A-Pokémon Project

The designated locale for the conception, designing, and playtesting of original competitive Pokemon concepts.
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Congregation of the Masses

Discuss anything but Pokémon here.
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Circus Maximus

The home of Mafia, Diplomacy, Tabletop RPGs, and other text-based strategy games.
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The Great Library

The discussion board for general media / pop culture.
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Sports Arena

FUTBOOOOOOOOOOL.
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Cold Storage

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    1. Site Policy Archive
      1. 2007 Moderator+ Policy
      2. 2010 - 2011 Policy Review Noms
    2. Competitive Policy Archive
      1. Pre-Policy Review
      2. 2007 - 2009 Declassified
        1. Pokémon Policy
        2. Site Projects
      3. 2008 - 2010 Tiering Votes
        1. Suspect Test Voting Site
      4. 2009 - 2013 UU Suspect Testing
    3. Gen 4 Competitive Discussion
      1. Ubers
      2. UU
      3. Little Cup
      4. Pokémetrics
    4. Gen 5 Competitive Discussion
      1. BW OU
      2. BW Ubers
      3. BW UU
      4. BW RU
      5. BW NU
      6. BW LC
      7. BW Doubles
      8. Projects and Warstories
        1. Warstory Archive
      9. Dream World
    5. Gen 6 Competitive Discussion
      1. XY OU
      2. XY Ubers
      3. XY UU
      4. XY RU
      5. XY NU
      6. XY PU
      7. XY LC
      8. XY Doubles OU
      9. XY Other Metagames
        1. Gen 6 OM Archive
        2. Gen 6 OM Submissions
          1. Gen 6 Closed Submissions
        3. Gen 6 Pet Mods
        4. Gen 6 Monotype
      10. XY Battle Spot
    6. Webzine Archive
      1. The Smog
        1. Article Approvals
      2. The Competitor
        1. Competitor Article Approvals
      3. The Player
        1. Article Submissions
    7. Site Projects Archive
      1. 2006 - 2015 B101 Archive
      2. 2007 - 2016 Rate My Team
        1. BW OU Teams
        2. BW Other Teams
        3. XY OU Teams
        4. XY Other Teams
      3. 2010 - 2016 Social Media
        1. Smogcast Requests
      4. 2011 - 2013 Translation Projects
      5. 2011 - 2013 Local Tournaments
      6. 2014 - 2015 Mentorship Program
        1. Ask Me Anything
      7. 2015 CAP Concept Workshop
      8. 2013 - 2016 Smogon IRC
      9. 2016 - 2017 Semi-Official Analyses
        1. Analyses Archive
    8. Simulator Archive
      1. 2009 - 2010 Shoddy Battle/Pokémon Lab
      2. 2010 - 2012 Pokemon Online
      3. 2013 - 2014 Room Suggestions
    9. In-Game Forum Archive
      1. 2008 - 2012 Giveaways
      2. 2010 - 2013 Global Battle Union
      3. 2010 - 2012 Dragonspiral Tower
      4. 2010 Pokémon Event Verification
      5. 2012 - 2013 TCG
      6. 2013 XY Research
      7. 2016 SM Pre-Release
    10. Miscellaneous Archives
      1. 2009 - 2014 Suggestion Box
      2. 2009 - 2011 Old Cong
        1. Internet Renaissance
      3. 2010 - 2012 Battle CAPacity
      4. 2012 Dream World Analyses
      5. 2014 Smogon Info / Intro Hub
      6. 2016 small firebot
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