Smogon Simple Questions & Suggestions Thread

How do i get sprites to appear in my signature section?
You surround which pokemon you want with colons. For example, to get forretress i would do : forretress : but with no spaces. :Forretress:
For battle sprites you can do what gen it is then a slash then the pokemon. For example: : bw/forretress : with no spaces gives me :bw/forretress:(this works for all gens, you can do : xy/forretress : to get gen 6 for example)
Go to near the bottom of this thread for another explanation of this.
Here is an index of sprites if you would rather do that, it also has shiny sprites and back sprites

Also, if you want the animated minisprites from hg/ss (like in my signature) you will just have to rip them from serebii, to my knowlege those are nowhere to be found on smogon.
 
You surround which pokemon you want with colons. For example, to get forretress i would do : forretress : but with no spaces. :Forretress:
For battle sprites you can do what gen it is then a slash then the pokemon. For example: : bw/forretress : with no spaces gives me :bw/forretress:(this works for all gens, you can do : xy/forretress : to get gen 6 for example)
Go to near the bottom of this thread for another explanation of this.
Here is an index of sprites if you would rather do that, it also has shiny sprites and back sprites

Also, if you want the animated minisprites from hg/ss (like in my signature) you will just have to rip them from serebii, to my knowlege those are nowhere to be found on smogon.
Thanks, a ton for the help my man.
 

chimp

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i created new strategy and want to take credit for it how to i get permission to write a short article or new set on the pokemon analysis page?
Lol. You're probably best off just making an RMT (Rate My Team) about a team that features the strategy. An RMT generally goes through your thought process while building the team and describes each Pokemon's intended role within the team. You could also share it in the OU metagame discussion thread or the Team Bazaar. Generally the sets that get written for analysis need be approved after heavy scrutiny of the QC team. Hope this helps.
 
Lol. You're probably best off just making an RMT (Rate My Team) about a team that features the strategy. An RMT generally goes through your thought process while building the team and describes each Pokemon's intended role within the team. You could also share it in the OU metagame discussion thread or the Team Bazaar. Generally the sets that get written for analysis need be approved after heavy scrutiny of the QC team. Hope this helps.

yes thank BUT does that list a date posted? because other wise i cant prove that i did it first
 

chimp

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awesome what other methods can i use? just in case something goes wrong
The only thing I could think of would be to just enter tournaments with the team. You seem pretty confident in the strategy and if you can start winning a lot of battles with it, it'll eventually start to catch on. Smogon generally has a culture of sharing, whether it be teams, sets or Pokemon.

And replays/tournaments are saved by upload date. So I suppose it would be workable evidence as well.
 

HoeenHero

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The "contact us" links are broken on the help page. How do I contact an administrator for support?
Can you specify where this is, I can't find this link or page.

In addition, can this be resolved by PMing a super moderator (user in the "Staff Online" list on the right)?
 

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Can you specify where this is, I can't find this link or page.

In addition, can this be resolved by PMing a super moderator (user in the "Staff Online" list on the right)?
press help on the bottom of any forums page, then press privacy policy then press contact us (end of first sentence of privacy policy page)
 
The only thing I could think of would be to just enter tournaments with the team. You seem pretty confident in the strategy and if you can start winning a lot of battles with it, it'll eventually start to catch on. Smogon generally has a culture of sharing, whether it be teams, sets or Pokemon.

And replays/tournaments are saved by upload date. So I suppose it would be workable evidence as well.

well its more that the strategy is extremely fitting for my personal taste rather than STRICTLY win rate and such. im not sure if i will enter tournements because im not even sure if i will continue with pokemon at all given what a mess of a game it is but i still will need the MLG pro gamer clout in the future for other games as reference.
 
-I had a lot of potential ideas for buffs and nerfs to various abilities/items/moves, as well as concepts for new abilities/items/moves. Where would I post that sort of stuff for feedback? Isn't that considered theorymon-ing? What about ideas for what Pokemon seem eligible for obtaining regional forms, mega-evolutions, species-exclusive Z-Moves, Gigantamax forms, and stuff like that?

-On a similar note, where would I discuss rulesets that are more officially-sanctioned? (If only for lack of a better term; I've got nothing particularly against Smogon's tier system, Pokemon Showdown, and so on.) For example, not only various VGC seasons, but also online tournaments, friendly tournaments, and official formats from the pre-WiFi days of Pokemon, like the Stadium formats you could use in Yellow.
 

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-I had a lot of potential ideas for buffs and nerfs to various abilities/items/moves, as well as concepts for new abilities/items/moves. Where would I post that sort of stuff for feedback? Isn't that considered theorymon-ing? What about ideas for what Pokemon seem eligible for obtaining regional forms, mega-evolutions, species-exclusive Z-Moves, Gigantamax forms, and stuff like that?
The closest place to what you're talking about is probably a Pet Mod metagame? Most of the competitive subforums don't allow this as a matter of course because it's generally unproductive and isn't something that will ever become applicable to official metagames.

-On a similar note, where would I discuss rulesets that are more officially-sanctioned? (If only for lack of a better term; I've got nothing particularly against Smogon's tier system, Pokemon Showdown, and so on.) For example, not only various VGC seasons, but also online tournaments, friendly tournaments, and official formats from the pre-WiFi days of Pokemon, like the Stadium formats you could use in Yellow.
Battle Stadium covers the Sword and Shield ingame ladders/online competitions, VGC is self explanatory, you'd likely have some greater level of success for this kind of thing in the wifi/battle stadium/vgc discord servers.
 
Hi,

Not sure if this is the best place for this, but is there a resource for looking at historic tiering of Pokemon. For instance, Floatzel used to be UUBL in DP, but I only know this because i was around back then. Where might someone come across tidbits of info like this?
 
The closest place to what you're talking about is probably a Pet Mod metagame? Most of the competitive subforums don't allow this as a matter of course because it's generally unproductive and isn't something that will ever become applicable to official metagames.
Even if it's not likely to become part of the official formats, I suppose I wanted to get feedback on these things from a balancing/game design perspective. Isn't there a theorymon thread or something? I thought /r/stunfisk had theorymon threads weekly.

Battle Stadium covers the Sword and Shield ingame ladders/online competitions, VGC is self explanatory, you'd likely have some greater level of success for this kind of thing in the wifi/battle stadium/vgc discord servers.
Sounds good - but I wanted to discuss the actual design of various rulesets. I was thinking it'd be in a more speculative way, specifically what ruleset designs from the part would be the most fun if it were used today? Or, if/when we get the option to use the Pokemon Home app to create friendly tournaments, what rulesets will be ideal, when limited to the customization options we'll be given? For example, there were three hypothetical rulesets that have the common motif of focusing on a previous generation - let's use Gen III as an example - and I wanted to know which seems like it'd be the most fun:

1) All species available as of that generation, being the first 386 species barring the usual selection of legendaries/mythicals.
2) Only species introduced in that generation, so that'd mean species #252 to #386, again barring some legendaries/mythicals.
3) Species included within an in-game Pokedex. And if so, which game(s) would be better? This would especially apply to games where the regional dex is expanded in a later installment set in the same region, like if one goes from D/P to Platinum, B/W to B2/W2, or more recently, S/M to US/UM. Another potential factor could be how in HG/SS, various evolutions and pre-evolutions were added to the regional Pokedex, such as Yanmega.
 
Even if it's not likely to become part of the official formats, I suppose I wanted to get feedback on these things from a balancing/game design perspective. Isn't there a theorymon thread or something? I thought /r/stunfisk had theorymon threads weekly.



Sounds good - but I wanted to discuss the actual design of various rulesets. I was thinking it'd be in a more speculative way, specifically what ruleset designs from the part would be the most fun if it were used today? Or, if/when we get the option to use the Pokemon Home app to create friendly tournaments, what rulesets will be ideal, when limited to the customization options we'll be given? For example, there were three hypothetical rulesets that have the common motif of focusing on a previous generation - let's use Gen III as an example - and I wanted to know which seems like it'd be the most fun:

1) All species available as of that generation, being the first 386 species barring the usual selection of legendaries/mythicals.
2) Only species introduced in that generation, so that'd mean species #252 to #386, again barring some legendaries/mythicals.
3) Species included within an in-game Pokedex. And if so, which game(s) would be better? This would especially apply to games where the regional dex is expanded in a later installment set in the same region, like if one goes from D/P to Platinum, B/W to B2/W2, or more recently, S/M to US/UM. Another potential factor could be how in HG/SS, various evolutions and pre-evolutions were added to the regional Pokedex, such as Yanmega.
As Merritt already mentioned, I think you can discuss that here: https://www.smogon.com/forums/forums/pet-mods.549/
 

fanyfan

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Hi,

Not sure if this is the best place for this, but is there a resource for looking at historic tiering of Pokemon. For instance, Floatzel used to be UUBL in DP, but I only know this because i was around back then. Where might someone come across tidbits of info like this?
What I like to do is go to a mon’s dex page. For example, here is the page for dpp Floatzel. You can see what tier it was in from there as I’m sure you can see. You can even click that tier to see what other mons were there that gen.

Also, if you go to the team builder on ps and put the format as an older gen and go to add a mon, they will be listed by tier if you like having that handy right in the teambuilder.
 

chimp

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Hi,

Not sure if this is the best place for this, but is there a resource for looking at historic tiering of Pokemon. For instance, Floatzel used to be UUBL in DP, but I only know this because i was around back then. Where might someone come across tidbits of info like this?
Piggy backing off of fanyfan's post, you can use the Wayback Machine to see instances of Smogon's webpage from all the way back to 2005. Just put in Smogon.com and it'll show you all the snapshots it has for the site. I scoured around a bit in there and found a screen from July 4th 2008 showing Floatzel in BL in DP. Not exactly sure if this is any help to you, but here it is:

floatzel.png

As an aside, its quite fun to look around Smogon's old layouts and see how the site used to be. Some neat stuff hiding around in there!
 

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