# Ask simple questions here! [READ ORIGINAL POST before posting]

#### Riolu1582

Whenever I /auth [user], it normally shows with no with or auth. But with a few users it shows global auth: (then doesn't show a rank). What is this no symbol rank?

#### Lionyx

##### Does your mother tie your shoes as well?
Whenever I /auth [user], it normally shows with no with or auth. But with a few users it shows global auth: (then doesn't show a rank). What is this no symbol rank?
It means they have the trusted status, which allows them to make groupchats, and locking them requires a different command.

#### Sir Slaking

What's the formula the decay rate on the ladder? For example, if you're number 10 on the OU ladder, how many games do you need to play so your ladder rank doesn't decay, and how often do you have to play?

#### Quantum Tesseract

##### Imasugu
What's the formula the decay rate on the ladder? For example, if you're number 10 on the OU ladder, how many games do you need to play so your ladder rank doesn't decay, and how often do you have to play?

"In OU and randbats, we have rating decay above 1400. Every day:
• If you played 6 or more games, there is no decay
• If you played 1-5 games, you lose 1 point for every 100 points above 1500 you are
• If you played 0 games, you lose 1 point for every 50 points above 1400 you are
In all other tiers, we have rating decay above 1500. Every day:
• If you played 6 or more games, there is no decay
• If you played 1-5 games, you lose 1 point for every 100 points above 1700 you are
• If you played 0 games, you lose 1 point for every 50 points above 1500 you are"

#### Faith In Strangers

If a Parental Bond user loses their ability to Mummy, is the second hit supposed to do full damage on cart? I know you get a second hit, but I previously assumed that the second hit would still only do 25% damage. I have a PS! log where the second hit does full damage, but I'm not sure if this is how it works on cart. Figured it would be better to ask here before declaring it a bug. TIA!

Turn 16
The opposing Kangaskhan used Crunch!
It's super effective!
Cofagrigus lost 33.9% of its health!
[Cofagrigus's Mummy!]
[Opposing Kangaskhan's Parental Bond!]
The opposing Kangaskhan's Ability became Mummy!
It's super effective!
Cofagrigus lost 37.5% of its health!

Cofagrigus's Defense fell!
Hit 2 times!
Cofagrigus used Will-O-Wisp!
The opposing Kangaskhan was burned!
Cofagrigus restored a little HP using its Leftovers!
The opposing Kangaskhan was hurt by its burn!
Turn 17

#### sumwun

If a Parental Bond user loses their ability to Mummy, is the second hit supposed to do full damage on cart? I know you get a second hit, but I previously assumed that the second hit would still only do 25% damage. I have a PS! log where the second hit does full damage, but I'm not sure if this is how it works on cart. Figured it would be better to ask here before declaring it a bug. TIA!
I think you're more likely to get a good answer by asking here.

#### DaWoblefet

##### Demonstrably so
If a Parental Bond user loses their ability to Mummy, is the second hit supposed to do full damage on cart? I know you get a second hit, but I previously assumed that the second hit would still only do 25% damage. I have a PS! log where the second hit does full damage, but I'm not sure if this is how it works on cart. Figured it would be better to ask here before declaring it a bug. TIA!
Turns out this was a bug! It's been reported.

#### Ellicrum

Very fast question: what is already the command to see your Elo and GXE according to a tier? To obtain this result:

#### Tiksi

It's /rank username, format

e.g. /rank Tiksi, ou

#### mudd_skip

Is there anyway to obtain an already registered username? In this case, there is a username "skip" that has not ever played any battles, and if there's any way that I could get that name to align with my youtube channel and discord, that would be great :]

#### Sondero

##### Don't you dare say you'd rather lose!
Is there anyway to obtain an already registered username? In this case, there is a username "skip" that has not ever played any battles, and if there's any way that I could get that name to align with my youtube channel and discord, that would be great :]
Since the Skip username hasn't been disabled yet, it's possible their account is used occasionally and thus a name request for it probably won't be accepted. Here's an example of an account that's been disabled: https://pokemonshowdown.com/users/lando. You can read more about name requests in this thread: https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/names-passwords-rooms-and-servers-contacting-upper-staff.3538721/

#### GustavoR

I have a question (sorry if it's dumb)
How can I make my private replays not private anymore?
I wanted to look for my STABmons replays but all of them are private (as Zarel told me because I posted on his profile) and I don't know how to change that

#### Lionyx

##### Does your mother tie your shoes as well?
I have a question (sorry if it's dumb)
How can I make my private replays not private anymore?
I wanted to look for my STABmons replays but all of them are private (as Zarel told me because I posted on his profile) and I don't know how to change that
I don't think that's feasible as of now. However you can still watch them by logging under the name you used for those matches and going to the replays site, and it should let you view your private replays.

#### GustavoR

I don't think that's feasible as of now. However you can still watch them by logging under the name you used for those matches and going to the replays site, and it should let you view your private replays.
Well... that tab doesn't appear to me fren:[

#### GustavoR

I don't think that's feasible as of now. However you can still watch them by logging under the name you used for those matches and going to the replays site, and it should let you view your private replays.
Do you use a specific browser or something?

#### Lionyx

##### Does your mother tie your shoes as well?
Do you use a specific browser or something?
Same browser as the one I use to play on Showdown. Make sure you're logged under that specific username on Pokémon Showdown (http://psim.us/). Only usernames involved in the battle can see private replays

#### GustavoR

Same browser as the one I use to play on Showdown. Make sure you're logged under that specific username on Pokémon Showdown (http://psim.us/). Only usernames involved in the battle can see private replays
I have a question: Is it the same if I play on the Showdown I downloaded for my pc? (I downloaded it from this link https://pokemonshowdown.com/autodownload/win . It's the one that pops after you click the Install (Windows) )

#### Lionyx

##### Does your mother tie your shoes as well?
I have a question: Is it the same if I play on the Showdown I downloaded for my pc? (I downloaded it from this link https://pokemonshowdown.com/autodownload/win . It's the one that pops after you click the Install (Windows) )
No, as I said you need to connect from the browser you'll use the replays site in (say you use Firefox, then you'll need to log into your PS account from Firefox and then go to the replays site to view the private replays of that account)

#### GustavoR

No, as I said you need to connect from the browser you'll use the replays site in (say you use Firefox, then you'll need to log into your PS account from Firefox and then go to the replays site to view the private replays of that account)
Ohhh true! I get it
Thank you!:] and sorry for bothering this much!

#### LeNorm

Does anyone know how Random Battle teams are chosen/matched? Normally I find the teams are quite even, but I just had a match against multiple Ubers, when my time was barely RU.

#### urkerab

Does anyone know how Random Battle teams are chosen/matched? Normally I find the teams are quite even, but I just had a match against multiple Ubers, when my time was barely RU.
The generator tries to avoid generating too many Ubers but it only reduces the chance of 3 or more Ubers by 80%, so it's still mathematically possible.

#### LeNorm

The generator tries to avoid generating too many Ubers but it only reduces the chance of 3 or more Ubers by 80%, so it's still mathematically possible.
Thanks, is there somewhere that details how the generator works? I've been wondering about that, recently?