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New members look here for information and/or help regarding the Smogon community.
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Competitive Play

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Invite-only discussion of competitive Pokémon policy.
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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 Smogon Discord to seek advice or rate teams in real time.
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Discussion regarding Wi-Fi trading and battling as well as resources for breeding and capturing. Join the Wi-Fi Discord.
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Discussion of existing Pokémon games, anime, and manga.
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The Flying Press

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

Where articles, analyses, and spotlights are translated into French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese.
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    1. French SM Analyses Translations
      1. OU Analyses
      2. UU Analyses
      3. Monotype Analyses
      4. French SM Analyses Archive
    2. French SS Analyses Translations
      1. Ubers Analyses
      2. OU Analyses
      3. UU Analyses
      4. Monotype Analyses
      5. French SS Analyses Archive
    3. French Spotlights Translations
      1. French Spotlights Archive
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    1. Portuguese SM Analyses Translations
      1. OU Analyses
      2. UU Analyses
      3. Monotype Analyses
      4. Portuguese SM Analyses Archive
    2. Portuguese SS Analyses Translations
      1. Ubers Analyses
      2. OU Analyses
      3. UU Analyses
      4. Monotype Analyses
      5. Portuguese SS Analyses Archive
    3. Portuguese Spotlights Translations
      1. Portuguese Spotlights Archive
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    1. Spanish SM Analyses Translations
      1. OU Analyses
      2. UU Analyses
      3. Monotype Analyses
      4. Spanish SM Analyses Archive
    2. Spanish SS Analyses Translations
      1. Ubers Analyses
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      3. Monotype Analyses
      4. Spanish SS Analyses Archive
    3. Spanish Spotlights Translations
      1. Spanish Spotlights Archive
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    1. Italian SM Analyses Translations
      1. OU Analyses
      2. UU Analyses
      3. Monotype Analyses
      4. Italian SM Analyses Archive
    2. Italian SS Analyses Translations
      1. Ubers Analyses
      2. OU Analyses
      3. UU Analyses
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      5. Italian SS Analyses Archive
    3. Italian Spotlights Translations
      1. Italian Spotlights Archive
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    1. German SM Analyses Translations
      1. OU Analyses
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      3. Monotype Analyses
      4. German SM Analyses Archive
    2. German SS Analyses Translations
      1. OU Analyses
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      3. German SS Analyses Archive
    3. German Spotlights Translations
      1. German Spotlights Archive
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    1. Russian SM Analyses Translations
      1. OU Analyses
      2. Russian SM Analyses Archive
    2. Russian SS Analyses Translations
      1. OU Analyses
      2. Russian SS Analyses Archive
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    1. Chinese SS Analyses Translations
      1. OU Analyses
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      4. Chinese SS Analyses Archive
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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-Pokemon

Create-A-Pokemon Project

The designated locale for the conception, designing, and playtesting of original competitive Pokemon concepts. Join the CAP Discord for live discussion!
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Create-A-Pokemon Metagame

The designated locale for the playtesting and competition of original competitive Pokemon concepts. Join the CAP Discord for live discussion!
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Discuss anything but Pokémon here.
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Smogoff

The off-topic forum.
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Circus Maximus

The home of Mafia, Diplomacy, Tabletop RPGs, and other text-based strategy games.
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Battle-by-Post

A forum pastime for engagement in a competitive metagame totally different from the core RPG games.
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    1. 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
    2. Gen 4 Competitive Discussion
      1. Ubers
      2. UU
      3. Little Cup
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    3. 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
    4. Gen 6 Competitive Discussion
      1. XY OU
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      3. XY UU
      4. XY RU
      5. XY NU
      6. XY PU
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      8. XY Doubles OU
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        1. Gen 6 OM Archive
        2. Gen 6 OM Submissions
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        4. Gen 6 Monotype
      10. XY Battle Spot
    5. Gen 7 Competitive Discussion
      1. SM OU
      2. SM Ubers
      3. SM UU
      4. SM RU
      5. SM NU
      6. SM PU
      7. SM LC
      8. SM Doubles OU
      9. SM Monotype
      10. SM Unofficial Metagames
        1. SM Anything Goes
        2. SM ZU
        3. SM 1v1
        4. SM Pokémon Let's Go!
      11. SM Other Metagames
        1. SM OM Submissions
          1. SM Closed Submissions
        2. SM OM Archives
        3. SM Pet Mods
      12. SM Battle Spot Singles
      13. VGC 2016-2019
        1. VGC IRL
        2. Team Building Help
        3. VGC 2019 Ultra Series Analyses
        4. VGC 2019 Competitive Discussion
    6. Webzine Archive
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        5. SM OU Teams
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      3. 2010 - 2016 Social Media
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      6. 2014 - 2015 Mentorship Program
        1. Ask Me Anything
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      8. 2013 - 2016 Smogon IRC
      9. 2016 - 2017 Semi-Official Analyses
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    8. Simulator Archive
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      2. 2010 - 2012 Pokemon Online
      3. 2013 - 2014 Room Suggestions
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      3. 2010 - 2012 Dragonspiral Tower
      4. 2010 Pokémon Event Verification
      5. 2012 - 2013 TCG
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      7. 2016 SM Pre-Release
    10. Miscellaneous Archives
      1. 2009 - 2014 Suggestion Box
      2. 2009 - 2011 Old Cong
        1. Internet Renaissance
      3. 2012 Dream World Analyses
      4. 2014 Smogon Info / Intro Hub
      5. 2010 - 2012 Battle CAPacity
      6. Sports Arena
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