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Can somebody please help me with this weird issue?

I switched internet providers a while back and now I can't connect to Pokemon Showdown. Multiple devices failed to connect so I used a personal hotspot on my phone and my laptop connected right away. I've tested my internet speed and have no issue there. Does anybody know what is going on and how I can fix this?

Thank you.
 
Can somebody please help me with this weird issue?

I switched internet providers a while back and now I can't connect to Pokemon Showdown. Multiple devices failed to connect so I used a personal hotspot on my phone and my laptop connected right away. I've tested my internet speed and have no issue there. Does anybody know what is going on and how I can fix this?

Thank you.
Not sure if this applies but showdown automatically blocks VPNs from connecting. If you’re using a VPN on your PC then you have to switch it off.
 

sawamura

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Can somebody please help me with this weird issue?

I switched internet providers a while back and now I can't connect to Pokemon Showdown. Multiple devices failed to connect so I used a personal hotspot on my phone and my laptop connected right away. I've tested my internet speed and have no issue there. Does anybody know what is going on and how I can fix this?

Thank you.
I had the same problem but I changed my IP and I could connect freely from my Access Point. I don't know if that can help you, but you don't lose anything trying
 

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my good friend pokekids 2 how are you doing today?
Its Possible to Change a PFP To Teddiursa again?
change ur avatar by clicking on it in the options drop down or on ur profile, like so
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you can delete your picture in the dialog that pops up, to go back to whatever bw sprite is on your account, if thats what you meant
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Also Why is The Banned Deucer´s Account Deactivated?
this is the default message when someone is banned. it means that they were removed from the site and their profile isnt accessible
 
my good friend pokekids 2 how are you doing today?

change ur avatar by clicking on it in the options drop down or on ur profile, like so
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you can delete your picture in the dialog that pops up, to go back to whatever bw sprite is on your account, if thats what you meant
View attachment 286089

this is the default message when someone is banned. it means that they were removed from the site and their profile isnt accessible
Why is he banned?
 

LouisCyphre

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In the OP of this thread, I see that people are able to use SWSH-era large menu icons for mons instead of the dinkier ones (:pikachu: etc) that are called by :monname:. Are these available with a shortcut or is the user just manually pasting the better icons into the post?
 

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In the OP of this thread, I see that people are able to use SWSH-era large menu icons for mons instead of the dinkier ones (:pikachu: etc) that are called by :monname:. Are these available with a shortcut or is the user just manually pasting the better icons into the post?
The url of the images in that post are hosted on imgur instead of on Smogon, so all of those images do seem to be coming from an external source.

If you want to know from where so that you can use the images yourself, then you can just get them from Serebii, like Dr Pumpkinz pointed out.
 
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The url of the images in that post are hosted on imgur instead of on Smogon, so all of those images do seem to be coming from an external source.

If you want to know from where so that you can use the images yourself, then it seems that all the menu sprites of old mons are coming from this website, and all the ones for the new pokemon are coming from a place call "yakkun.com".
No idea how to navigate around Yakkun because I don't speak Japanese, but you can see the sprites which the Smogon thread used for a new mon on the Yakkun page for that mon (example, look at the tiny sprite above and to the left of the main one)

also sniped while writing :psycry:
Only the new mons are from imgur. The rest are from Serebii. And I'm not sure why they're from imgur, since Serebii also has the new mons.
 
is there a way to remove the automatic watched tag. each time i type in a forum it automatically puts me to watch the server which tends to be annoying when i am on smogon and type in threads but i would prefer to be notified if i was quoted. I know i can remove the "watched" tag but its still inconvenient
 

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is there a way to remove the automatic watched tag. each time i type in a forum it automatically puts me to watch the server which tends to be annoying when i am on smogon and type in threads but i would prefer to be notified if i was quoted. I know i can remove the "watched" tag but its still inconvenient
click on your name in the top right corner, click on preferences, and then it's here:


that'll make it so that if you post on a thread, it doesn't automatically get added to your watch list. you can also set it so that threads you create aren't automatically watched.
 
So I was wondering if someone could give me their opinion on something. I've been using smogon as my main resource when building pokemon for awhile now, and im just starting to get into sword and shield. Im doing my best to make some high quality "perfect" pokemon to use. I usually only wind up doing battle tower stuff, im not usually one for fighting other trainers, let alone following smogon rules, but I mean it would be nice to have that as an option. So since im trying to make these pokemon perfect and dont want to have to go through the gruelling process of breeding another one if I wind up wanting to change something I fucked up on, I was going to use smogon for ideas on what to do with them. The only thing is there's still alot of pokemon that don't have finished builds for sword and shield. So i've been considering just using builds from sun and moon. My question is do you think thats a good idea or would it be wiser to wait until more builds come out? I know gen viii added some new moves that wouldnt be in the sun and moon builds so I feel like i'd be potentially missing out on better advice and builds. On the other hand, I've run out of things to do in sword and shield that aren't related to breeding perfect pokemon, so if I wind up choosing to wait i'll probably have to find another game to play for awhile, and by then my interest in pokemon might have ran out. So yeah, what's the better thing to do here, wait for more builds to come out, or use sun and moon builds? Oh and if anyone knows any other sites that have good advice for how to build your pokemon i'd obviously love to know since this is the only website I know that does that
 
So I was wondering if someone could give me their opinion on something. I've been using smogon as my main resource when building pokemon for awhile now, and im just starting to get into sword and shield. Im doing my best to make some high quality "perfect" pokemon to use. I usually only wind up doing battle tower stuff, im not usually one for fighting other trainers, let alone following smogon rules, but I mean it would be nice to have that as an option. So since im trying to make these pokemon perfect and dont want to have to go through the gruelling process of breeding another one if I wind up wanting to change something I fucked up on, I was going to use smogon for ideas on what to do with them. The only thing is there's still alot of pokemon that don't have finished builds for sword and shield. So i've been considering just using builds from sun and moon. My question is do you think thats a good idea or would it be wiser to wait until more builds come out? I know gen viii added some new moves that wouldnt be in the sun and moon builds so I feel like i'd be potentially missing out on better advice and builds. On the other hand, I've run out of things to do in sword and shield that aren't related to breeding perfect pokemon, so if I wind up choosing to wait i'll probably have to find another game to play for awhile, and by then my interest in pokemon might have ran out. So yeah, what's the better thing to do here, wait for more builds to come out, or use sun and moon builds? Oh and if anyone knows any other sites that have good advice for how to build your pokemon i'd obviously love to know since this is the only website I know that does that
Hi, welcome to Smogon!

The Orange Islands subforum, particularly the Sword & Shield section of it, has lots of threads discussing in-game team building and battle facilities. Get stuck in ^^

Unfortunately in-game builds for battle facilities don't get analyses written for them in the Strategy Dex, so these threads are your best bet.
 

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Do Smogon forum posts get deleted often? I was following the following thread: https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/gen-1-6-random-battles-complete-list-of-movepools-for-all-pokémon.3643472/#post-8566211 and then it disappeared without any explanation. I was wondering if I could figure out why.
Looks like they deleted it themselves. Deletion info / reason / etc is only available to mods of that forum, though, so no you wouldn't be able to figure it out yourself.
With regards to how often they're deleted, it depends on the forum, the rules in that forum, and honestly just if the user wants to or not.
 
Do Smogon forum posts get deleted often? I was following the following thread: https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/gen-1-6-random-battles-complete-list-of-movepools-for-all-pokémon.3643472/#post-8566211 and then it disappeared without any explanation. I was wondering if I could figure out why.
I believe it was deleted because it serves no real purpose anymore—the existence of the /randbats command on showdown means having a list on the forum is rather pointless
 

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