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I see there is an option to reset W/L on Showdown, but is there a way to reduce elo? I want to test a new team, but of the 30+ matches going on, no one is within 100 elo of me. Am I just suppose to make a new alt whenever I want to test a new team, or just play for any reason?
 

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I see there is an option to reset W/L on Showdown, but is there a way to reduce elo? I want to test a new team, but of the 30+ matches going on, no one is within 100 elo of me. Am I just suppose to make a new alt whenever I want to test a new team, or just play for any reason?
afaik no, you need to create a new account if you want a fresh ELO.
 
There once was a thread which described how to get pokemon sprites into your post without needing to link the source but with smth like :pokemon:

I don't remember how it went exactly tho and how to modify this to get sprites from a specific generation. Does anyone remember or know where I can find the post?
 
So... As you can see, I have the ICBB status. Can I still nominate Pokemon for ranks? In other words, go to the official tiering threads and nominate mons for ranks such as A or A+ for example
 
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.

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.
I was wondering if someone could elaborate on that? I'm really interested in chatting with folks on the Wi-Fi forums and that was my reason for joining, but I can't post on them. I can't find anything that explains what the requirements are. I've been reading the Information forum, Intro to Smogon, etc.

Just wondering!
 

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I was wondering if someone could elaborate on that? I'm really interested in chatting with folks on the Wi-Fi forums and that was my reason for joining, but I can't post on them. I can't find anything that explains what the requirements are. I've been reading the Information forum, Intro to Smogon, etc.

Just wondering!
You can post in https://www.smogon.com/forums/forums/wi-fi.53/. You should even be able to make a new thread if you'd wanted to. Which thread are you trying to reply to?
 

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If I change my name on smogon (cant rn but in the future) and I want to chose a name that is free on smogon forums but already taken on pokemon showdown what happens if I wanna play on smogtours? Can I play under my old voiced account or should I make a new one that is similar to the new smogon name. Or something else?
you should make a new account on showdown and tell a mod to voice that and devoice the old one
 
Is there a centralized place for all public suspect tests or tournaments to be announced?
On smogon I'd just go to a tournament forum or subforum or any place you can find a tournament and just command f "signups" then you will most likely find one you can signup for. There isn't a more specific way to do this though.

If you're talking about PS! (If which you are you should go ask in the questions thread of the Pokémon Showdown subforum) just do /tours and you'll find a list of started tours and not started tours with the room they are hosted in and the tier played.

Hope this answers your question.
 
Is there a place where I can check if a PS username is currently being used (Like, actually registered), and possibly use it because the owner is inactive?
 
Since Pokemon Home is now available (poggers), how will the changes be implemented? Will the updated movesets, like the return of Pursuit and Hidden Power, go into effect within a few days? That’s assuming those moves are transferable of course. Will the newly available mons, like Blastoise and Venusaur, be implemented at the same time as the movesets? Or is one expected to take longer than the others?

Edit: Nevermind, the moves that got axed aren’t coming back, it’s been confirmed.
 
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Since Pokemon Home is now available (poggers), how will the changes be implemented? Will the updated movesets, like the return of Pursuit and Hidden Power, go into effect within a few days? That’s assuming those moves are transferable of course. Will the newly available mons, like Blastoise and Venusaur, be implemented at the same time as the movesets? Or is one expected to take longer than the others?
Pursuit and Hidden Power aren't coming back. The other changes brought about by HOME are likely being implemented as we speak.
 

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