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Is there a tour rules command that would allow a specific Pokemon + Move combination, where the move is not something that it can learn normally?
As an example, say that I want to run a tour where Gyarados + Brave Bird is unbanned, but it is otherwise normal Gen 8 OU. However, doing /tour rules + Gyarados + Brave Bird does not work because Gyarados cannot learn Brave Bird normally, so the team will not validate properly. It seems like the only option is to do +Obtainable Moves, which removes restrictions on all moves and is too broad for what I am looking for.
 

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Is it possible to use older cries for Gen 1-5 formats instead of the new ones?
No, but its been suggested.
Is there a tour rules command that would allow a specific Pokemon + Move combination, where the move is not something that it can learn normally?
As an example, say that I want to run a tour where Gyarados + Brave Bird is unbanned, but it is otherwise normal Gen 8 OU. However, doing /tour rules + Gyarados + Brave Bird does not work because Gyarados cannot learn Brave Bird normally, so the team will not validate properly. It seems like the only option is to do +Obtainable Moves, which removes restrictions on all moves and is too broad for what I am looking for.
Also suggested, but it may take a while if it would be implemented.
 
What does "proc" stand for, if anything? Like when people say "proc a berry". I know it means to activate or use the item, but where does it come from? I've used the word for years but can't figure this out.
 
Didn't the battle screen used to say "Pokemon "X" will use Move "Y". Waiting for Opponent..." when you chose a move or pokemon? Now it just says "Waiting for Opponent.." I'm almost positive it used to say that. It's annoying because now I keep having to double check that I clicked the right move, ie cancel and click it again... anyone else notice this lately?
 

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Didn't the battle screen used to say "Pokemon "X" will use Move "Y". Waiting for Opponent..." when you chose a move or pokemon? Now it just says "Waiting for Opponent.." I'm almost positive it used to say that. It's annoying because now I keep having to double check that I clicked the right move, ie cancel and click it again... anyone else notice this lately?
It has been confirmed as a bug
 
Okay so this is a weird one but hear me out. I have a main account on PS on which I usually ladder and have registered. But when I use a new team I always just put in a random alt and test out my team laddering from bottom ladder to top ladder. If that alt get's high enough, I register it as well and when I open PS next time it is already automatically logged in. I sometimes get a weak net connection and that reconnect/work offline dialogue box appears. When I reconnect, the last registered alt is automatically logged in again and when I try to change name to the alt I was laddering with that particular day, firstly I get the message "somebody is already using this alt", which is again probably because of the weak net connection, the servers take time to register that the alt has been logged out off but what happens from that is that there is a feature on PS that prevents you from constantly changing names in names in succession. I naturally keep trying to change the name name to that alt until the servers get the info but sometimes this happens -


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I lost due to timer while I was in the match but it wouldn't let me change the name again. Now, this is quite rare and it has happened to be only a couple of times but I still would like to prevent such loses if possible. Is there any way around this? Also on a related note, is there any way to prevent your last registered account from automatically being logged in when opening PS ?
 
Why doesn't !Dynamax Clause allow for dynamax in prior gens (More importantly: Is there a reason why "Allow Dynamax" isn't a clause)?
 

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Why doesn't !Dynamax Clause allow for dynamax in prior gens (More importantly: Is there a reason why "Allow Dynamax" isn't a clause)?
Because Dynamax is coded to only work in gen 8, and because !dynamax clause and allow dynamax are the exact same
 

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Where do I,go,to submit stuff to mods/admins?
Depends on what you need really. If you need to report another user type /report in any chat on the simulator. Appeals are also handled on the simulator through /appeal. There is an exception to that though, global bans and permalocks are appealed here: https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/discipline-appeal-rules.3583479/. If you need anything else that requires a driver or moderator, feel free to browse through the ticket types avaliable in the ticket form (/ht), there is an "Other" ticket for other things in general.

If you need to contact upper staff, see this thread: https://www.smogon.com/forums/threa...s-and-servers-contacting-upper-staff.3538721/. If you have a serious issue to report, please check this thread and get back to us ASAP so we can handle it https://www.smogon.com/forums/threa...s-if-you-see-something-say-something.3676064/. If your issue is not covered by the previous two threads, feel free to make a thread in the Admin Requests forum (the forum is not empty, only you and admins can see your own threads for privacy). https://www.smogon.com/forums/forums/admin-requests.346/
 
So I am unable to start a game in showdown and it says I've been banned due to having the ip address of another username that isn't me. Idk wut to do.

So I am unable to start a game in showdown and it says I've been banned due to having the ip address of another username that isn't me. Idk wut to do.
NVM it's works again.
 
I might be re-summoning a zombie horse that has been beaten to death for eons already but:

I've been locked from chatting recently for a few days and I totally deserve it, because I was an idiot with an inappropriate attempt at humor and being insensitive where there are multiple ages and kinds of people in showdown chat rooms.

My question is why is PM'ing not allowed while laddering/touring is, while locked?
I'm being 110% honest that my motivation for PM'ing while locked is that I like to try and help someone if they ask some question in a chat & I know how to help them well. I'd help them through a PM if I could.

Perhaps PM'ing could be allowed while you're locked, but if you're reported for inappropriateness or worse in a PM (a 2nd infraction), then your overall punishment could then be made significantly worse.

But I could be missing something here.

Thanks for any reply
 

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Probably been asked before but I couldn't find anything while searching so :blobshrug: , why aren't ZU (and PU in old gens) shown in the teambuilder? I know the simple answer is "because they're not official tiers" but they're still usage based tiers and it would be very helpful for these lower tiers while teambuilding. This is especially an issue for old gen ZUs and certain PUs that don't even have a format in the builder, meaning you have to double check a legal mons list every time you make a team for these formats. Also I know that (NU) or (PU) shows untiered mons, but this still doesn't help for the old gen ZUs without a format.
 

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I might be re-summoning a zombie horse that has been beaten to death for eons already but:

I've been locked from chatting recently for a few days and I totally deserve it, because I was an idiot with an inappropriate attempt at humor and being insensitive where there are multiple ages and kinds of people in showdown chat rooms.

My question is why is PM'ing not allowed while laddering/touring is, while locked?
I'm being 110% honest that my motivation for PM'ing while locked is that I like to try and help someone if they ask some question in a chat & I know how to help them well. I'd help them through a PM if I could.

Perhaps PM'ing could be allowed while you're locked, but if you're reported for inappropriateness or worse in a PM (a 2nd infraction), then your overall punishment could then be made significantly worse.

But I could be missing something here.

Thanks for any reply
Well, a very common reason for getting locked is insulting and/or harassing users on PMs; so even if a case doesnt involve this situation, at the end of the day the whole point of locking someone is basically not letting them talk to other users (except Global Staff) and PMs are logically a big part of that interaction.
 
hi, what do these 2 mean?
  • Because moderated chat is set, your account must be at least one week old and you must have won at least one ladder game to speak in this room.
  • Due to spam from your internet provider, you can't speak except to staff. Logging into an account you've used a lot in the past will allow you to chat.
 

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hi, what do these 2 mean?
  • Because moderated chat is set, your account must be at least one week old and you must have won at least one ladder game to speak in this room.
  • Due to spam from your internet provider, you can't speak except to staff. Logging into an account you've used a lot in the past will allow you to chat.
Hey!

About the first point, Moderated chat (Modchat) is an option that room staffs can set to allow only a category of users to speak in the room. When it is set to off, anyone can talk in the chat. Otherwise, only people ranked at the level of the Modchat can talk. It can be set to a visible rank as voice (+), driver (%) and so on, but can also be set to an invisible rank called "autoconfirmed". It is a rank you get (on all rooms) when your account is register since at least one week and you have won a ladder game. If you cannot speak in a room du to that, register your account if you haven't already and wait a week in order to be autoconfirmed or, ask a room staff if he can remove the Modchat (but often they won't as it is used to prevent some malicious users from freely spamming with new accounts).

About the second point, I am very unsure, it may just be because your account is new and there's too much new account from the Internet provider you're using. I don't really know how to avoid that if you don't have an older account so I'll let someone who knows this better explain it.
 
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This was the most recent match I played and I don't understand why I lost. It comes down to my opponent having a Sylveon and 2 other pokemon vs. just my darkrai. Sylveon boosts with Calm Mind and I don't have a real way to stop them so before my Cacturn dies I decide to set up Spikes for the switch ins since I have Sticky Web and Stealth Rock already set up. I allow Sylveon to kill my Cacturne to have a clean switch in so I can use Dark Void and slow kill with Bad Dreams. Sylveon has short sleeps but Bad dreams is doing what it can and I'm just hoping for a crit and a long sleep and I'm sure I'll win. I go into Substitute and I feel safe that I can draw out the match until Sylveon runs out of wishes. Then boom one Hyper Voice goes off and through my substitute I die. Sylveon only has 2 ability possibilities and it's Cute Charm and Pixilate and I'm sure they had Pixilate. But, Hyper Voice has no additional effects and neither of those move should have infiltrated a Substitute. Is there a rule in Gen 6 I don't know about since I never played this Gen? Here is a video of the battle, each Gen (except 2 cause I didn't like the strat) I play until I get to 1400 and go to the next Gen because I never played past Gen 4 or competitively as the games first came out. That was an absolute first for me and I've played a lot of Gen 6 battles.
 

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This was the most recent match I played and I don't understand why I lost. It comes down to my opponent having a Sylveon and 2 other pokemon vs. just my darkrai. Sylveon boosts with Calm Mind and I don't have a real way to stop them so before my Cacturn dies I decide to set up Spikes for the switch ins since I have Sticky Web and Stealth Rock already set up. I allow Sylveon to kill my Cacturne to have a clean switch in so I can use Dark Void and slow kill with Bad Dreams. Sylveon has short sleeps but Bad dreams is doing what it can and I'm just hoping for a crit and a long sleep and I'm sure I'll win. I go into Substitute and I feel safe that I can draw out the match until Sylveon runs out of wishes. Then boom one Hyper Voice goes off and through my substitute I die. Sylveon only has 2 ability possibilities and it's Cute Charm and Pixilate and I'm sure they had Pixilate. But, Hyper Voice has no additional effects and neither of those move should have infiltrated a Substitute. Is there a rule in Gen 6 I don't know about since I never played this Gen? Here is a video of the battle, each Gen (except 2 cause I didn't like the strat) I play until I get to 1400 and go to the next Gen because I never played past Gen 4 or competitively as the games first came out. That was an absolute first for me and I've played a lot of Gen 6 battles.
Sound moves bypass Substitute since Gen 6
 

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