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If you're looking to play competitively on cartridge (through VGC or Battle Spot as an example) then you'd mostly likely want to go with Ultra Sun/Moon since that's what the current VGC format assumes. You could play competitive cart using Pokemon Let's Go Eevee/Pikachu, but the infrastructure there is less developed than the "mainline" games.Hello to everyone! I am new here so sorry if i posted in the wrong section... Well i dont have any handheld console right now and i want to dive in the competitive scene of pokemon... But i dont know what title should i get... Any suggestions? Thanks in advance
When the concept of core metagames was first created, PU was not a core metagame and Ubers was. The past while has seen them switch places. Thus, Ubers was Core until recently and PU merely official for that same time period.
Well thanks for the Quick reply.. I am just a bit confused on what should i buy... I mean i want to enjoy a good pokemon game but i want to take it a step forward.. I want to play online and i want to play competitive... And i am looking for a big online community... Sorry for my bad english i hope i explained as accurate as possible... Thanks in advance!If you're looking to play competitively on cartridge (through VGC or Battle Spot as an example) then you'd mostly likely want to go with Ultra Sun/Moon since that's what the current VGC format assumes. You could play competitive cart using Pokemon Let's Go Eevee/Pikachu, but the infrastructure there is less developed than the "mainline" games.
It's probably important to note that Generation 8 is planned for release this year, at which point a large amount of the cart metagames will commute from Gen 7 (USUM) to Gen 8.
If you're just looking to play competitive Pokemon in general (OU for example), basically all Smogon metagames use the battle simulator Pokemon Showdown to battle rather than playing on console for what are largely convenience reasons. It's pretty rare that people will play a metagame on cart, though I'm sure it does happen. Hope this helped.
They appear to be the same type of models that XY/SM have used. If thats the case no, theres no change to apply.I know this is TOO early for this question since we haven't even seen the new ones at all but... When Sword and Shield get released, are there any plans for updating the models for the older pokemon in pokemon showdown?
I don't really know the answer to your question, but you might be able to find it in this thing.ive read that the damage calc uses truncated division at any step applicable. does the random part from .85 to 1 not truncate? does the .5 from a burn truncate?
There is not. Certain parts of Showdown may allow this, but you may be better off trying the subreddits or major draft league Discord servers (in the appropriate channels).Is there a certain place on smogon where advertising a draft league welcome?
It does this for me too. Instead of using this search bar, click on the generation you want and type in what you are looking for there. To clarify, this is the search bar at the top of the page that doesn't work. The one on the left when on a Pokedex page works fine.The search feature from the Smogon Strategy Pokédex is "forbidden". When I search for something, it gives me a
These seems unlikely to happen due to the difference in nature between those fights and regular Pokemon battles. A non-Showdown simulator may appear one day, but as far as I can see there is nothing in the works and nothing planned.Will there ever be a simulator for Pokémon Go PvP battles?
These forums are private, basically it means that by default, members can only see threads that they created unless they have permission to see all threads. This is used for a variety of reasons, one common one is getting approval for something. An example of this is the PS admin request forums, anyone can post a thread to get in touch with PS upper staff, but only PS leaders and admins can see all threads. For admin requests, the reasoning is that its an easy way to talk to PS upper staff about sensetive or private topics such as password reset requests (involves info such as a user's location), complaints against PS staff, requesting a disabled PS name, requesting a server to be registered (email is needed for that), and requesting a chat room. It's also a catch all for anything else private/sensetive PS related.Furthermore, what is the reasoning behind the fact that when I click on threads like "OM Submissions", "Flying Press Article Approvals" and Smogon Infraction Appeals, I get greeted with a message that says "There are no threads in this forum". What requirements are necessary to see those threads?
It means you cant reply to a thread, possibly because its locked and you arent a project mod/full mod for that forum, possibly because you lack permissions to reply to threads/post threads in that forum, the reason varies.And what does "You have insufficient privileges to post threads here" refer to and how do I get these privileges?
The easiest way to explain this is by how many Pokemon you have on your team with the intention of doing direct damage. Offense wins with a relentless beatdown, while stall wins by outlasting the opponent and not losing.So... I've been playing within the Smogon metas for a bit on Showdown... and I was hoping that someone could answer this question for me:
What exactly are the different team strategies and how do each of them function? I've heard terms like Balanced and Hyper Offensive be thrown around when people take about teams but I don't know what each of these team types are and what is needed to make each of them work properly.
U-turn and Volt Switch switch out the user, but there's no way for you to swap your mon with one of the opponent's mons for use, if I am reading correctly.I have a question,
In Pokémon Showdown, is there a move able to take the control of a pokémon or able to exchange the pokémons?
Because if both inactive players were disqualified, that would mean no one advances to the next bracket. Someone would get a bye, which isn't really a preferable solution to just letting one advance.Why do Smogon tournaments prefer to coinflip instead of disqualifying both of the inactive players?