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Zarel

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Hello!

After being struck with a critical hit by nostalgia, I played Pokémon SoulSilver and happened to use U-Turn on a substitute. Then sending my Gyarados. Then waiting for intimidate to drop the attack. Then waiting again because it didn't happen. I was quite shocked because 1/ there are still gen 4 mechanics I don't know about and 2/ I don't know how many times it happened on Showdown but it's far from negligeable.

So I recreated this on the cart just to be sure I didn't miss the text. And I'm positive, in Pokémon SoulSilver, if you break a substitute with u-turn then send an Intimidate user, the attack of the opponent isn't lowered.
Bulbapedia knew that all long but it looks like no one here noticed it.

I tried it another time on Showdown even if I knew what would happen: that mechanic isn't implemented (https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen4ou-665666145).

I have no clue about more recent gens so if someone could check, that'd be awesome.


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Added to Known Mechanics Bugs, will be fixed shortly.

I'm sorry if this has already been addressed or is intentional, but I felt it's worth mentioning.

On teambuilding, if a Pokemon has no physical moves, it generally is given 0 Attack IVs. This is true for when moves like Seismic Toss or Foul Play is in the moveset, because the game realizes the attack stat doesn't alter the damage dealt. However, I realized that having Counter as a part of the moveset makes the teambuilder give the monster 31 attack IVs. (Tested with Wobbufet using Counter + any three moves)

I hope I formatted this report properly, and apologize in case it wasn't.

Edit: Oh, and I realize that the odds that Foul Play hitting a Counter user might be high, and a Counter user hitting itself with Confusion might be low, but I feel as if Counter should still give the user 0 Attack IV.
Fixed.

Lycanrok-Dusk's Happy Hours is listed as Illegal in the teambuilder but not to /dt.
Wow, I still haven't fixed that yet? Fixed.

http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7vgc2018-668259370

To my knowledge, starting in gen 7, the contact effects of Sky Drop only activate on the way down, ie. Iron Barbs or, in this case, King's Shield. I ended up losing this game because of the lack of damage after the King's Shield drop on my Hawlucha.

I really don't care about the loss of points, but I'd like to see it updated. Thank you for your time :]
Am going to need a YouTube video of how it works on-cart, or at least a Smogon Research post (on Sky Drop King's Shield specifically).
 
Every time I launch Showdown, I receive numerous popup errors regarding missing DLLs in VLC player. I'm not sure why the program is trying to launch VLC addons, but thought I would ask how to resolve this. I'm not sure if it will matter, but I did install Showdown to a driver other than C:\

 
On HGSS editions if you U-Turn out to a Pokemon carrying Kings Rock, the Kings Rock can make the opponent flinch.

(little shaky and in german but i hope you can see what you have to see)

I tried to recreate it on PS, but apparently its not a thing there, so i guess its different from the cartridge

Shoutouts DaFlo
 
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...can kings rock u turn into non kings rock holder switch in flinch? Or is the move just fundamentally bugged?
Idk i didnt test that, but i think its because the flinch is calculated when the pokemon is about to attack and it uses the item from the pokemon currently in the battle
 

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Celebi has access to its GS movepool, which it shouldn't. There has not been a GS VC event Celebi distribution, unlike Mew.

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Shininess for Gen I-II VC mons is a little messed up right now. Any shiny VC mon is flat out not permitted, which shouldn't be the case. As far as I'm aware with the release of GS on the VC, all Pokemon barring GF Mew and the unreleased Celebi should be legal shiny. The RBY and GSC legends have the capacity to be sred shiny, Ditto can be caught shiny in GSC, and everything else can be bred shiny in Gen II.

Having said that, 87.5% male Pokemon with GS VC exclusive attacks implemented in Gen II should be barred from being female and shiny at the same time whenever proper shiny mechanics are implemented. Due to the nature of Gen II shininess, Pokemon from these families can't be female and shiny at the same time if they have a GS VC exclusive move that was implemented in Gen II:

Bulbasaur Family
Charmander Family
Squirtle Family
Eevee Family
Omanyte Family
Kabuto Family
Aerodactyl Family
Snorlax Family
Chikorita Family
Cynadquil Family
Feraligatr Family
Togepi Family

This is only for moves that were implemented in Gen II like Curse and Zap Cannon.

For Gen I moves, I don't know if shiny male Pokemon traded to RBY and ported up from Poketransfer to Gen 7 can have their gender changed from the Poketransfer process. This would make things like Shiny Female Venusaur with Razor Wind is legal. According to SciresM on Twitter at Pokebank's Gen 7 release, Pokemon were assigned gender by Poketransfer at random so theoretically this should be possible if the process wasn't updated.

I can't verify this at the moment so obviously nothing should be implemented yet for anything involving Gen I moves Gen I Pokemon got in Gen II (Razor Wind Bulbasaur, Defense Curl HA Charmander) but outside of that, these should be the rules for VC Pokemon shiny legality.
 
When I'm just hanging out in the room I hang out in, every once in a while the room poll pops up for no reason.

Things I'm not doing wrong:
I'm not using /poll show
Nobody is using !poll show
I'm not refreshing the page or room in any way
According to other people, when the poll suddenly pops up for me, it doesn't for everyone
I have found some other people on PS experiencing a similar issue so it's not just me.


My guess is this commit caused the bug https://github.com/Zarel/Pokemon-Showdown-Client/pull/1057 if only I knew how any of this worked I'd be able to fix it myself, but I cannot.
 

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When I'm just hanging out in the room I hang out in, every once in a while the room poll pops up for no reason.

Things I'm not doing wrong:
I'm not using /poll show
Nobody is using !poll show
I'm not refreshing the page or room in any way
According to other people, when the poll suddenly pops up for me, it doesn't for everyone
I have found some other people on PS experiencing a similar issue so it's not just me.


My guess is this commit caused the bug https://github.com/Zarel/Pokemon-Showdown-Client/pull/1057 if only I knew how any of this worked I'd be able to fix it myself, but I cannot.
Seconding that this has been happening with me as well.
 

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RBY currently has a "bug" going on with the teambuilder : clicking on Suggested spread does not max the Pokemon's Special Defense. Yes, despite there being no Special split in Gen 1.



This looks normal (used suggested spread) until you look into the import :

Rhydon
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Bashful Nature
- Earthquake
- Fire Blast

This lacks Special Defense. How do I know ? Here's the import of a perfectly fine Rhydon done manually :

Rhydon
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpA / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
- Body Slam
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Substitute


This problem causes this :

Tauros used Blizzard!
It's super effective!
The opposing Rhydon lost 89% of its health!
The opposing Rhydon fainted!

Tauros Blizzard vs. Rhydon: 219-258 (53 - 62.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO <- NORMAL CALC




the import of this set :

Jynx (F)
Ability: Oblivious
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Bashful Nature
- Psychic

When a normal one is :

Jynx
Ability: Oblivious
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpA / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
- Blizzard

This "bug" has also been documented on Pokemon perfect


Could we get this fix ? Players can work around it to prevent it quite easily, but this is not "noob" friendly and a simple mistake can ruin games for anybody. I have even seen older RBY players lose in tournament play because of this.
 
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Idk how if a screenshot would even help the issue but you cnt currently mega evolve mega rayquaza in AG. (no other mega, Ray has dragon ascent). And multiple ppl (if not all) experience it. As Mega Ray is a central mon AG this would need to get fixed asap.
 

Zarel

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just tested with a friend. Haven't gone in depth, but due to glitches in gen 6, sky drop only makes contact on the way down
Fixed. Thanks for the YouTube video.

Can you clarify "due to glitches in Gen 6"? Does it work this way in gen 6, gen 7, or both?

Every time I launch Showdown, I receive numerous popup errors regarding missing DLLs in VLC player. I'm not sure why the program is trying to launch VLC addons, but thought I would ask how to resolve this. I'm not sure if it will matter, but I did install Showdown to a driver other than C:\

PS does not use VLC at all.

This is most likely a bug in something VLC is doing to PS, rather than a bug in anything PS is doing. Try reinstalling VLC.

Hello there, I would like to report a bug on PS with marowak-a totem form. It states its in ou but is labeled in pu... Please fix this bcz it confuses me thx!
Fixed

So at some point during a random battle, I ended up having my Vaporeon's sprite show up next to my current Pokémon after the former got phazed out due to a Dragon Tail. It stayed until I switched Vaporeon back in and it ended up knocked out.

Game log: https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7randombattle-669616301

(From move 11 until Vaporeon was knocked out on move 15.)

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This is a really annoying bug to fix.

This happens when you click "Skip turn" midway through a switch-in when the switch-out happens on the same turn. Basically, we tell the animation to stop, but since all animations stop simultaneously, the switch-out animation finishes before the switch-in animation, so the switch-in animation "wins".

I took basically the entire afternoon and got very angry at the animation engine, but it's fixed now.

When I'm just hanging out in the room I hang out in, every once in a while the room poll pops up for no reason.

Things I'm not doing wrong:
I'm not using /poll show
Nobody is using !poll show
I'm not refreshing the page or room in any way
According to other people, when the poll suddenly pops up for me, it doesn't for everyone
I have found some other people on PS experiencing a similar issue so it's not just me.


My guess is this commit caused the bug https://github.com/Zarel/Pokemon-Showdown-Client/pull/1057 if only I knew how any of this worked I'd be able to fix it myself, but I cannot.
Seconding that this has been happening with me as well.
I did anticipate this and considered this intentional. I figured people should get periodic reminders that there's still a poll in the room, so they don't just leave the poll there forever.

Is it actually a problem?

RBY currently has a "bug" going on with the teambuilder : clicking on Suggested spread does not max the Pokemon's Special Defense. Yes, despite there being no Special split in Gen 1.



This looks normal (used suggested spread) until you look into the import :

Rhydon
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Bashful Nature
- Earthquake
- Fire Blast

This lacks Special Defense. How do I know ? Here's the import of a perfectly fine Rhydon done manually :

Rhydon
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpA / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
- Body Slam
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Substitute


This problem causes this :

Tauros used Blizzard!
It's super effective!
The opposing Rhydon lost 89% of its health!
The opposing Rhydon fainted!

Tauros Blizzard vs. Rhydon: 219-258 (53 - 62.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO <- NORMAL CALC




the import of this set :

Jynx (F)
Ability: Oblivious
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Bashful Nature
- Psychic

When a normal one is :

Jynx
Ability: Oblivious
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def / 252 SpA / 252 SpD / 252 Spe
- Blizzard

This "bug" has also been documented on Pokemon perfect


Could we get this fix ? Players can work around it to prevent it quite easily, but this is not "noob" friendly and a simple mistake can ruin games for anybody. I have even seen older RBY players lose in tournament play because of this.
Fixed, and I'm pretty annoyed that someone documented it on Pokemon perfect literally over half a year ago but didn't bother to report it here.

Idk how if a screenshot would even help the issue but you cnt currently mega evolve mega rayquaza in AG. (no other mega, Ray has dragon ascent). And multiple ppl (if not all) experience it. As Mega Ray is a central mon AG this would need to get fixed asap.
Is it holding a Z-crystal? A screenshot would have told me that.

Rayquaza holding a compatible Z-crystal can't mega evolve; this has been tested in-game.



https://play.pokemonshowdown.com/battle-gen7partnersincrime-670025071

Here’s the game. I normalized Pelliper turn 1. Turn 2 pelliper uses sky drop and earthquake hits my gengar when it should be normalized and gengar should be immune.
You're misunderstanding game mechanics somehow. Normalize turns the user's moves into Normal moves, not other pokemon's moves. Swampert's Earthquake hit your Gengar because Swampert did not have Normalize.
 
Fixed. Thanks for the YouTube video.



Is it holding a Z-crystal? A screenshot would have told me that.

Rayquaza holding a compatible Z-crystal can't mega evolve; this has been tested in-game.
it's not. See here:
Mega Rayquaza cannot mega evolve in anything goes:

http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7anythinggoes-670035722 replay if needed, not sure why it would help though. Challenge match, no z crystal, no other megas, no special rules.
 
I noticed in mix and mega, both Disguise and Shields down don't seem to disappear after mega-evolving. I assume that this could only be a bug
The mechanics of several abilities were updated in line with actual cartridge play, in that they cannot be removed by any means, including Mix and Mega.
I normalized Pelliper turn 1. Turn 2 pelliper uses sky drop and earthquake hits my gengar when it should be normalized and gengar should be immune.
Skill Swap bypasses normal ability-setting mechanics, and so Partners in Crime didn't know that Mega Swampert should gain the effects of Normalize. Fortunately someone is already working on this, so it should be fixed soon.
 
Impossible Damage Roll in STABmons on Stakataka's Diamond Storm. Calc:
252+ Atk Stakataka Diamond Storm vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Celesteela: 177-208 (44.4 - 52.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
Replay: http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7stabmons-670422356 In Turn 39, Stakataka's Diamond Storm did 53% to my Celesteela, which is slightly too much. As I got haxed a lot in this battle, i don't have another damage roll for a neutal, non-crit diamond storm in this battle to compare with and to see wether this was an one-time error or not.
 

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