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Hi, podown (the Korean subsidiary of PS) has been removed for quite a while. Could we possibly have Korean as a language preference on Showdown so Koreans can have a platform to play all the available competitive aspects of Pokémon? Suggesting this because we have alot of other languages available in the settings! I’d be happy to devote my time helping translate anything that is necessary for this to happen, no matter the quantity. Thanks for listening!
 
Hello, I wanted to ask if anyone was considering a OuBl tier or a tier below Ubers? I feel like some pokemon are so good that others are made totally worthless in the tier. Pokemon like Zamazenta, Reshiram, and Lunala aren't very useful in Ubers, but are too strong for Ou. Same for mons banned from Ou like Cinderace and Kyurem.
 

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Hello, I wanted to ask if anyone was considering a OuBl tier or a tier below Ubers? I feel like some pokemon are so good that others are made totally worthless in the tier. Pokemon like Zamazenta, Reshiram, and Lunala aren't very useful in Ubers, but are too strong for Ou. Same for mons banned from Ou like Cinderace and Kyurem.
Gonna ignore your comment about Lunala not being good while it's sat in A tier in the VR forever now and just comment on the "UberBL" idea; what you are describing is often OU when a new generation has just dropped, where most things that are not cover legends are freed (see: Genesect, Landorus-I, Pheromosa, certain megas like Blaziken when those were around). However, one quickly comes to the conclusion that not only is playing such a tier not fun in the long term, it's also impossible to balance due to the variance that this threat overload provides. In turn, you cannot actually build a team that covers all of the metagame as there is always something that will beat you could not prepare for. If you start banning things, the tier quickly devolves into what OU looks like, give or take 3-4 Pokemon. This isn't even to mention how Ubers is now a fully fledged tier that is included in Grand Slam and there is no real following for this idea from players, so whoever is in charge of tiering has no reason to actually form said tier!

tl;dr unbanning Ubers sounds fun but not feasible nor sustainable in the long term
 
Gonna ignore your comment about Lunala not being good while it's sat in A tier in the VR forever now and just comment on the "UberBL" idea; what you are describing is often OU when a new generation has just dropped, where most things that are not cover legends are freed (see: Genesect, Landorus-I, Pheromosa, certain megas like Blaziken when those were around). However, one quickly comes to the conclusion that not only is playing such a tier not fun in the long term, it's also impossible to balance due to the variance that this threat overload provides. In turn, you cannot actually build a team that covers all of the metagame as there is always something that will beat you could not prepare for. If you start banning things, the tier quickly devolves into what OU looks like, give or take 3-4 Pokemon. This isn't even to mention how Ubers is now a fully fledged tier that is included in Grand Slam and there is no real following for this idea from players, so whoever is in charge of tiering has no reason to actually form said tier!

tl;dr unbanning Ubers sounds fun but not feasible nor sustainable in the long term
That's fair. Maybe when gen 9 drops and like. Everything is broken would it be feasible.
 

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That's fair. Maybe when gen 9 drops and like. Everything is broken would it be feasible.
I should add that people actually played an (unofficial!) OUBL metagame a bit, by allowing everything that was below the usage cutoff in Ubers, and they even had a discord server. The main problem was just that there wasn't enough activity in this metagame, and it just eventually died out.

If you still really wants to play it you can just decide your own definition of OUBL with some friends and play with them. There is no problem with that, and you don't need anyone's permission to do that.
 
I should add that people actually played an (unofficial!) OUBL metagame a bit, by allowing everything that was below the usage cutoff in Ubers, and they even had a discord server. The main problem was just that there wasn't enough activity in this metagame, and it just eventually died out.

If you still really wants to play it you can just decide your own definition of OUBL with some friends and play with them. There is no problem with that, and you don't need anyone's permission to do that.
Did they have a ladder? If yes, is it still playable?
 
I'm looking for the Move Legality table / database for Pokemon Showdown. I want to extract the data for a spreadsheet / database project that I'm working on. Are there any tools that I can use for this? Where would be a good starting place? If this isn't the forum that would be the best for this question, can you point me in the right direction?
Thanks so much!
 
The learnset data for Pokemon Showdown is available here: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/smogon/pokemon-showdown/master/data/learnsets.ts. It's just a very big JS object which should be pretty easy to work with in most programming languages.
Awesome. Thank you so much! Is there a key anywhere that can explain the hard-coded constants in there? Like, for this snippet of code (commented by me):

"bulbasaur: { // Which Pokemon we're defining the learnset for
learnset: { // Opens the learnset object
amnesia: ["8M", "7E", "6E", "5E", "4E"], // Which move is learned; what are the "8M," "7E," etc.?
attract: ["8M", "7M", "7V", "6M", "5M", "4M", "3M"],

Most of my programing experience is in Python and Java, but not JavaScript.
 

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Awesome. Thank you so much! Is there a key anywhere that can explain the hard-coded constants in there? Like, for this snippet of code (commented by me):

"bulbasaur: { // Which Pokemon we're defining the learnset for
learnset: { // Opens the learnset object
amnesia: ["8M", "7E", "6E", "5E", "4E"], // Which move is learned; what are the "8M," "7E," etc.?
attract: ["8M", "7M", "7V", "6M", "5M", "4M", "3M"],

Most of my programing experience is in Python and Java, but not JavaScript.
The entires for each move are in the format of Generation LearnMethod
Generation will be what generation (1-8 for now) that move can be learned in
This is paired with a specific letter indicating how the move is learned:
  • L indicated the move is learned by level up, its followed by what level the move is learned at (8L5 means in generation 8, this pokemon learns this move at level 5).
  • M indicates the move is learned as a TM, TR, or HM (8M means learned via TM/TR in gen 8).
  • T indicates the move is learned through a tutor (8T means learned via move tutor in gen 8).
  • E indicates the move is an egg move (8E means the pokemon can obtain this move through breeding in gen 8).
  • V indicates the move can be obtained through a virtual console transfer (8V this pokemon can obtain this move in a virtual console game and then can be transfered to gen 8).
  • S indicates the move is learned through one of the events, see the eventData array for all events. The integer after S is the array index for the event in question. (8S10 means this pokemon learns this move through a special event/distribution, and the specific event details can be found in the eventData array for this pokemon at index 10).
  • R - R meaning Restrictive. This handles any special cases like the various Rotom forme's moves.
 
The entires for each move are in the format of Generation LearnMethod
Generation will be what generation (1-8 for now) that move can be learned in
This is paired with a specific letter indicating how the move is learned:
  • L indicated the move is learned by level up, its followed by what level the move is learned at (8L5 means in generation 8, this pokemon learns this move at level 5).
  • M indicates the move is learned as a TM, TR, or HM (8M means learned via TM/TR in gen 8).
  • T indicates the move is learned through a tutor (8T means learned via move tutor in gen 8).
  • E indicates the move is an egg move (8E means the pokemon can obtain this move through breeding in gen 8).
  • V indicates the move can be obtained through a virtual console transfer (8V this pokemon can obtain this move in a virtual console game and then can be transfered to gen 8).
  • S indicates the move is learned through one of the events, see the eventData array for all events. The integer after S is the array index for the event in question. (8S10 means this pokemon learns this move through a special event/distribution, and the specific event details can be found in the eventData array for this pokemon at index 10).
  • R - R meaning Restrictive. This handles any special cases like the various Rotom forme's moves.
Awesome! Thanks! This is perfect for my project!
 
Trying to fix bad Starters!

Starters in definition are "the Pokémon the trainer chooses at the beginning of their Pokémon Journey and the main protagonists of the Pokémon Series of games".

Now being the Main Protagonists of the Game they're in makes you think that they are very strong, but even though some of them are incredibly strong to the point of Uber Level some of them are weaker than your average 3-Stage 400-500 BST Pokémon, So why do they suck well-.

The Problem

Now the reason for this is because of how a Pokémon Functions or their specific "Niche" some Pokémon have a niche they can fulfill, for example Wall Breakers, Defensive Pivot, Sweeper, Suicide Lead, Defogger, etc., having a role or multiple roles help develop a Pokémons Viability and justify using them on your team, but seeing this title will probably spoil the fact that Most Starters do not have a Niche in the OU tier and end up on lower tiers where they can actually find a purpose, which is kinda sad and depressing when you find out that your favorite Starter which the one you go on with your journey with is in NU, so I will try to fix them.

Fixing Process

Now when i fix a Starter I will mostly be aiming for it to be on the OU tier which is the the highest tier that regular Pokémon can be played at without stumbling at Box Art Legendaries.

My method of fixing these Pokémon will be by finding them a Niche that they can fulfill successfully this done by giving them new moves, abilities and shuffling there Base Stats, so without further ado let's get fixing shall we.

Meganium (PU) :Meganium:
HP: 80
Atk: 82
Def: 100
SpA: 83
SpD: 100
Spe: 80
BST: 525
Abilities: Leaf Guard, Overgrow

Meganium has only one role which is being a cleric (a role it already has high competition with Audino) by having Aromatherapy and the other notable moves it has is Dragon Tail, Giga Drain, Synthesis, Petal Blizzard, Leech Seed, Swords Dance, and Seed Bomb, this Pokémons moveset is just pathetic the first thing I'll add is Calm Mind as boosting move that pairs well with Giga Drain, the second thing I'll add is giving more coverage so things like Focus Blast, Power Gem, Ice Beam and Weather Ball which will pair great with it's new ability Chlorophyll now when I give abilities to Starters I want to give them ones the fit in thematically and this ability is very common for Grass Types why not give it that, but the problem with giving this ability to it is that it will face competition with Venusaur which is why I gave it a new move to give it a different niche than a Sun Sweeper and that is Solar Drain a 80 BP move that heals the user for 75% of tha damage they dealt this move will help it establish a Niche as a Bulky Sustainer paired with Leech Seed, and Calm Mind to not only heal more but also tank more special hits, now for the Base Stat changes I decided to buff it by 10 points to be the same BST as Typhlosion then added more points in HP, Def, SpDef and SpAtk to help it at its Niche More.

After Results

New Meganium :Meganium:
HP: 100
Atk: 75
Def: 100
SpA: 105
SpD: 100
Spe: 55
BST: 535
Ability: Chlorophyll
New Moves: Calm Mind, Solar Drain, Power Gem, Focus Blast, Ice Beam, Weather Ball

So is it capable of having a Niche in OU? Do you have anything you want to add? I'll be happy to read your replies and hopefully make my skills at fixing Pokémon better since I do plan on making more of these.
 
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Trying to fix bad Starters!

Starters in definition are "the Pokémon the trainer chooses at the beginning of their Pokémon Journey and the main protagonists of the Pokémon Series of games".

Now being the Main Protagonists of the Game they're in makes you think that they are very strong, but even though some of them are incredibly strong to the point of Uber Level some of them are weaker than your average 3-Stage 400-500 BST Pokémon, So why do they suck well-.

The Problem

Now the reason for this is because of how a Pokémon Functions or their specific "Niche" some Pokémon have a niche they can fulfill, for example Wall Breakers, Defensive Pivot, Sweeper, Suicide Lead, Defogger, etc., having a role or multiple roles help develop a Pokémons Viability and justify using them on your team, but seeing this title will probably spoil the fact that Most Starters do not have a Niche in the OU tier and end up on lower tiers where they can actually find a purpose, which is kinda sad and depressing when you find out that your favorite Starter which the one you go on with your journey with is in NU, so I will try to fix them.

Fixing Process

Now when i fix a Starter I will mostly be aiming for it to be on the OU tier which is the the highest tier that regular Pokémon can be played at without stumbling at Box Art Legendaries.

My method of fixing these Pokémon will be by finding them a Niche that they can fulfill successfully this done by giving them new moves, abilities and shuffling there Base Stats, so without further ado let's get fixing shall we.

Meganium (PU) :Meganium:
HP: 80
Atk: 82
Def: 100
SpA: 83
SpD: 100
Spe: 80
BST: 525
Abilities: Leaf Guard, Overgrow

Meganium has only one role which is being a cleric (a role it already has high competition with Audino) by having Aromatherapy and the other notable moves it has is Dragon Tail, Giga Drain, Synthesis, Petal Blizzard, Leech Seed, Swords Dance, and Seed Bomb, this Pokémons moveset is just pathetic the first thing I'll add is Calm Mind as boosting move that pairs well with Giga Drain, the second thing I'll add is giving more coverage so things like Focus Blast, Power Gem, Ice Beam and Weather Ball which will pair great with it's new ability Chlorophyll now when I give abilities to Starters I want to give them ones the fit in thematically and this ability is very common for Grass Types why not give it that, but the problem with giving this ability to it is that it will face competition with Venusaur which is why I gave it a new move to give it a different niche than a Sun Sweeper and that is Solar Drain a 80 BP move that heals the user for 75% of tha damage they dealt this move will help it establish a Niche as a Bulky Sustainer paired with Leech Seed, and Calm Mind to not only heal more but also tank more special hits, now for the Base Stat changes I decided to buff it by 10 points to be the same BST as Typhlosion then added more points in HP, Def, SpDef and SpAtk to help it at its Niche More.

After Results

New Meganium :Meganium:
HP: 100
Atk: 75
Def: 100
SpA: 105
SpD: 100
Spe: 55
BST: 535
Ability: Chlorophyll
New Moves: Calm Mind, Solar Drain, Power Gem, Focus Blast, Ice Beam, Weather Ball

So is it capable of having a Niche in OU? Do you have anything you want to add? I'll be happy to read your replies and hopefully make my skills at fixing Pokémon better since I do plan on making more of these.
I like what you're trying to do, but I think you should give it a nice secondary typing. Maybe grass dragon would be cool? I feel like this would be, outclassed by Venu even with Solar Drain.
 
Trying to fix bad Starters!

Starters in definition are "the Pokémon the trainer chooses at the beginning of their Pokémon Journey and the main protagonists of the Pokémon Series of games".

Now being the Main Protagonists of the Game they're in makes you think that they are very strong, but even though some of them are incredibly strong to the point of Uber Level some of them are weaker than your average 3-Stage 400-500 BST Pokémon, So why do they suck well-.

The Problem

Now the reason for this is because of how a Pokémon Functions or their specific "Niche" some Pokémon have a niche they can fulfill, for example Wall Breakers, Defensive Pivot, Sweeper, Suicide Lead, Defogger, etc., having a role or multiple roles help develop a Pokémons Viability and justify using them on your team, but seeing this title will probably spoil the fact that Most Starters do not have a Niche in the OU tier and end up on lower tiers where they can actually find a purpose, which is kinda sad and depressing when you find out that your favorite Starter which the one you go on with your journey with is in NU, so I will try to fix them.

Fixing Process

Now when i fix a Starter I will mostly be aiming for it to be on the OU tier which is the the highest tier that regular Pokémon can be played at without stumbling at Box Art Legendaries.

My method of fixing these Pokémon will be by finding them a Niche that they can fulfill successfully this done by giving them new moves, abilities and shuffling there Base Stats, so without further ado let's get fixing shall we.

Meganium (PU) :Meganium:
HP: 80
Atk: 82
Def: 100
SpA: 83
SpD: 100
Spe: 80
BST: 525
Abilities: Leaf Guard, Overgrow

Meganium has only one role which is being a cleric (a role it already has high competition with Audino) by having Aromatherapy and the other notable moves it has is Dragon Tail, Giga Drain, Synthesis, Petal Blizzard, Leech Seed, Swords Dance, and Seed Bomb, this Pokémons moveset is just pathetic the first thing I'll add is Calm Mind as boosting move that pairs well with Giga Drain, the second thing I'll add is giving more coverage so things like Focus Blast, Power Gem, Ice Beam and Weather Ball which will pair great with it's new ability Chlorophyll now when I give abilities to Starters I want to give them ones the fit in thematically and this ability is very common for Grass Types why not give it that, but the problem with giving this ability to it is that it will face competition with Venusaur which is why I gave it a new move to give it a different niche than a Sun Sweeper and that is Solar Drain a 80 BP move that heals the user for 75% of tha damage they dealt this move will help it establish a Niche as a Bulky Sustainer paired with Leech Seed, and Calm Mind to not only heal more but also tank more special hits, now for the Base Stat changes I decided to buff it by 10 points to be the same BST as Typhlosion then added more points in HP, Def, SpDef and SpAtk to help it at its Niche More.

After Results

New Meganium :Meganium:
HP: 100
Atk: 75
Def: 100
SpA: 105
SpD: 100
Spe: 55
BST: 535
Ability: Chlorophyll
New Moves: Calm Mind, Solar Drain, Power Gem, Focus Blast, Ice Beam, Weather Ball

So is it capable of having a Niche in OU? Do you have anything you want to add? I'll be happy to read your replies and hopefully make my skills at fixing Pokémon better since I do plan on making more of these.
https://www.smogon.com/forums/forums/pet-mods.549/
 

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Trying to fix bad Starters!

Starters in definition are "the Pokémon the trainer chooses at the beginning of their Pokémon Journey and the main protagonists of the Pokémon Series of games".

Now being the Main Protagonists of the Game they're in makes you think that they are very strong, but even though some of them are incredibly strong to the point of Uber Level some of them are weaker than your average 3-Stage 400-500 BST Pokémon, So why do they suck well-.

The Problem

Now the reason for this is because of how a Pokémon Functions or their specific "Niche" some Pokémon have a niche they can fulfill, for example Wall Breakers, Defensive Pivot, Sweeper, Suicide Lead, Defogger, etc., having a role or multiple roles help develop a Pokémons Viability and justify using them on your team, but seeing this title will probably spoil the fact that Most Starters do not have a Niche in the OU tier and end up on lower tiers where they can actually find a purpose, which is kinda sad and depressing when you find out that your favorite Starter which the one you go on with your journey with is in NU, so I will try to fix them.

Fixing Process

Now when i fix a Starter I will mostly be aiming for it to be on the OU tier which is the the highest tier that regular Pokémon can be played at without stumbling at Box Art Legendaries.

My method of fixing these Pokémon will be by finding them a Niche that they can fulfill successfully this done by giving them new moves, abilities and shuffling there Base Stats, so without further ado let's get fixing shall we.

Meganium (PU) :Meganium:
HP: 80
Atk: 82
Def: 100
SpA: 83
SpD: 100
Spe: 80
BST: 525
Abilities: Leaf Guard, Overgrow

Meganium has only one role which is being a cleric (a role it already has high competition with Audino) by having Aromatherapy and the other notable moves it has is Dragon Tail, Giga Drain, Synthesis, Petal Blizzard, Leech Seed, Swords Dance, and Seed Bomb, this Pokémons moveset is just pathetic the first thing I'll add is Calm Mind as boosting move that pairs well with Giga Drain, the second thing I'll add is giving more coverage so things like Focus Blast, Power Gem, Ice Beam and Weather Ball which will pair great with it's new ability Chlorophyll now when I give abilities to Starters I want to give them ones the fit in thematically and this ability is very common for Grass Types why not give it that, but the problem with giving this ability to it is that it will face competition with Venusaur which is why I gave it a new move to give it a different niche than a Sun Sweeper and that is Solar Drain a 80 BP move that heals the user for 75% of tha damage they dealt this move will help it establish a Niche as a Bulky Sustainer paired with Leech Seed, and Calm Mind to not only heal more but also tank more special hits, now for the Base Stat changes I decided to buff it by 10 points to be the same BST as Typhlosion then added more points in HP, Def, SpDef and SpAtk to help it at its Niche More.

After Results

New Meganium :Meganium:
HP: 100
Atk: 75
Def: 100
SpA: 105
SpD: 100
Spe: 55
BST: 535
Ability: Chlorophyll
New Moves: Calm Mind, Solar Drain, Power Gem, Focus Blast, Ice Beam, Weather Ball

So is it capable of having a Niche in OU? Do you have anything you want to add? I'll be happy to read your replies and hopefully make my skills at fixing Pokémon better since I do plan on making more of these.
yeah like drpumpkinz said briefly, this is not the thread for this. this is a thread meant for simple and easy to answer question about smogon, such as question like "what are badges." Your post is best suited for the pet mods forum. Pet mods are formats where changes to moves, abilities, and Pokemon are added to increase their viability, and you should post your idea there, where you will find other people who are interested in similar things.
 
yeah like drpumpkinz said briefly, this is not the thread for this. this is a thread meant for simple and easy to answer question about smogon, such as question like "what are badges." Your post is best suited for the pet mods forum. Pet mods are formats where changes to moves, abilities, and Pokemon are added to increase their viability, and you should post your idea there, where you will find other people who are interested in similar things.
Maybe I should just go to r/stunfisk....yeah I should probably do that
 
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To post a video, all you have to do is take the part of a YouTube URL after the "v=" and put it in [media=youtube][/media] tags. For example, to post this video, you should take what's at the end (1yw1Tgj9-VU) and place it between the aforementioned tags, like so: [media=youtube]1yw1Tgj9-VU[/media]. You can also use the media section of the post format toolbar.

Q: How do you use hide tags?
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Hide tags, or "spoiler tags", as they're referred to on other boards, are exactly what they sound like: a hidden message. These hidden messages will appear with an orange background a gray text box which will either say "Show Hide" or "Example (open)". The code to create this box is [HIDE][/HIDE] or [HIDE=Example][/HIDE] alternatively. If left without an equal sign, the box's title will simply be Hide. The example area is where to put your hide tag's title; for example, a tag for all Gen 1 Pokemon would be [HIDE=Gen 1][/HIDE].

Q: How do you quote a post?
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Clicking on 'Reply' (located on the bottom right of someone's post) will automatically quote the post for you. [quote] Message [/quote] will also quote the post, but it won't tag the user of the post. You can click "Reply" on multiple posts to respond to more than one quote at once. You can also highlight parts of a user's message and click on the "Reply" tag that shows up to only quote specific portions.

Q: What is a VM?
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VM is a "Visitor Message" and is the equivalent to posting on somebody's wall for Facebook, or any social media along those lines. This is where easy interactions and communication will occur. Every user has a page for VMs, but privacy settings can be set to turn this ability off. To do exactly this, click on your name in the top right corner of the forum index, then click on "Privacy" and adjust the setting next to "Allow users to post messages on your profile page". Simply clicking on a user's name will pull up this page and where it says "Write a message" is where the post will go when this privacy setting is not activated.

Q: What are badges and what do they do?
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Badges are rewarded to users that contribute to the site. Having a badge allows you to have a larger filesize avatar and access to a discussion board for contributors to the community. More information about badges and how to earn them can be found here. A list of all of Smogon's badgeholders can be found here.

Q: What are trophy points?
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Trophy points are part of Xenforo, the forum software Smogon uses. There is currently no use for them.

Q: Where can I find damage calculations?
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You can find the most recently updated damage calculator here.

Q: Where can I trade Pokemon?
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The primary place on Smogon to find others to trade Pokemon with would be the Wi-Fi section, as there's tons of shops there to choose from, and quick/minor trade can be posted in this thread. If you want live interaction with other traders/breeders, you can check out the Wi-Fi room on Pokemon Showdown! Remember, hacking is strictly frowned upon on Smogon and most places promoting otherwise legitimate trade practices. Have some integrity.

Q: How do I see past Smogon bans/suspect tests?
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There is a listing of threads that contain past suspect tests in the Blind Voting forum, but there's no currently existing compendium of suspect tests or bans for most tiers in generations prior to Generation 8, but a full list of tiering decisions made this generation can be found here.


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Hey, I was wondering if I could ask if and how I could start up my own metagame with altered Pokemon stats and abilities. Maybe something like what Radical Red has?
 

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