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Question: Has there ever been a time when all Pokemon from a banlist were reintroduced into the tier they were banned from? For example, all of UUBL being allowed into UU after the meta had developed beyond the time the Pokemon were banned.

Would that even be feasible?
 

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Question: Has there ever been a time when all Pokemon from a banlist were reintroduced into the tier they were banned from? For example, all of UUBL being allowed into UU after the meta had developed beyond the time the Pokemon were banned.

Would that even be feasible?
Once.

This was back in Gen 4 and when it was current gen. Prior to, Pokemon were simply placed in [UU]BL if they felt too powerful. Once UU was more recognized as a tier, the [UU]BL Pokemon were introduced into the tier and then banned appropriately if they were too powerful.

This was a lot more due to a cultural / tiering change at the time.

In Gen 5 this was also done, sort of, for all non-box legendary Pokemon into OU. Long story short - clusterfuck of a mess. Imagine a tier where you could lead Deoxys-S into NP Darkrai. Not good times.
 

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I have a suggestion; is it possible for the new generation 8 minisprites to be implemented with BB code, like has been done with the old minisprites?

For example, you can add the old Clefable minisprite to your post with :clefable: and get :clefable:, but I'd like there to be a similar method to add the new minisprites
, since they fall in line with the actual games and are much more aesthetically pleasing (in my opinion). Right now you have to grab them from another source like Serebii, but I (and I'm sure there are others too) would appreciate it if we could simply use a code like :ss-clefable: instead.
 
in a similar manner to the above post, can the :jynx: emote name be changed to something that doesn't get in the way of the actual jynx minisprite? it's always a bit jarring to see that emote in a viability ranking/compendium setting along with all the other traditional sprites
for example, from the current RBY viability rankings:
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I have a suggestion; is it possible for the new generation 8 minisprites to be implemented with BB code, like has been done with the old minisprites?

For example, you can add the old Clefable minisprite to your post with :clefable: and get :clefable:, but I'd like there to be a similar method to add the new minisprites
, since they fall in line with the actual games and are much more aesthetically pleasing (in my opinion). Right now you have to grab them from another source like Serebii, but I (and I'm sure there are others too) would appreciate it if we could simply use a code like :ss-clefable: instead.
I believe this is planned once those minisprites are uploaded and the whole sprite registry between both PS and Smogon is revamped, which is in progress.
in a similar manner to the above post, can the :jynx: emote name be changed to something that doesn't get in the way of the actual jynx minisprite? it's always a bit jarring to see that emote in a viability ranking/compendium setting along with all the other traditional sprites
for example, from the current RBY viability rankings: View attachment 256253
This is planned to be fixed as well
 
Hello, I just found this thread today and I want to ask a question that I already messaged a staff member, but got no response yet so far, because I think it makes more sense to ask here. A few years back I created an account under the name "dragicmagic." However, I'm pretty sure that I forgot the password to my account or I somehow completely forgot I had made an account before. Anyways, I made this account some time ago. I know it is not allowed to have multiple accounts. Is it possible for that account to be disabled or deleted? I have no intention of using my old account at all. Also, am I going to get an infraction for this? There was no malicious intent behind this, I never planned on signing up for tournaments with both accounts or anything like that.

Edit: Never mind, coincidentally The Dutch Plumberjack just responded while i was typing this and said he banned my old account.
 
Why was Cancerous-T aka (Landorous-Therian Forme) never suspect tested and what would happen IF it was banned from OU.. would OU be better or worse? I need a competitive analysis.
 
Why was Cancerous-T aka (Landorous-Therian Forme) never suspect tested and what would happen IF it was banned from OU.. would OU be better or worse? I need a competitive analysis.
It was never suspect tested because it wasn't cancerous. It was used a ton because it could fill a lot of roles at once (electric immunity, ground immunity, rocker, scarfer, physical attacker, physical wall, pivot) so it could fit on a lot of teams. But its offensive and defensive answers (ice attacks, water attacks, strong special attackers in general, bulky grasses, ground immunities) are very common and would still be common even in Lando's absence. If your team loses to Lando, it's not because you failed to prep for some oppressive team building constraint. It's because your team is bad and likely loses to a ton of things, not just Lando.
 
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Nonsense it was cancerous-T I literally saw it on every team its an annoying mon to face against and gamefreak is full of people who do not understand competitive logic and seeing Landorus's buffs make that obvious.. why does landorus get a decent buff but other pokemon don't U-Turn,Defog,Knock off,Stealth Rock its like a 3 ring circus goddamn gamefreak needs to let me and others take control.
So what if it's on every team? Answers to it are also on every team. Not in a "Water Absorb is everywhere because Vish is busted" kind of way. No one gets to the sixth mon and realizes "oh shit Lando wrecks me". Every good team handles Lando without even trying. Lando is popular because it can fill a lot of roles at once, and fill them pretty well. No outstandingly well, but pretty well. Being great at role compression isn't a good reason to ban something. Banworthy Pokemon warp the meta around themselves, force people to run niche mons whose sole purpose to avoid a 6-0 from the threat (cough Water Absorb) or are otherwise unhealthy for the meta. In a meta filled to the brim with outrageous offensive threats like Greninja, Kartana, Greninja again, Tapu Lele, Magearna, and Heatran, as well as sturdy defensive threats like Toxapex, Ferrothorn, Chansey, Magearna, and Heatran, covering everything with only six Pokemon while still having basic tools like Stealth Rock and Defog would be a Herculean task if Lando wasn't there to cover multiple bases at once. But with Lando, you have more freedom to run mons you want to run, and covering everything is only super hard as opposed to Herculean (gen 7 was a dumb meta full of things that probably should have been banned, but Lando is not one of those things).

It's fine to not like seeing Lando in every other game. But if that's your only reason for wanting it banned,
Nonsense, stop tapping the ban hammer on things you don't like its very silly


Also, if you're going to reply to someone, it's usually best to do so in the thread you're already in, or in a private message. Not on their wall.
 
So what if it's on every team? Answers to it are also on every team. Not in a "Water Absorb is everywhere because Vish is busted" kind of way. No one gets to the sixth mon and realizes "oh shit Lando wrecks me". Every good team handles Lando without even trying. Lando is popular because it can fill a lot of roles at once, and fill them pretty well. No outstandingly well, but pretty well. Being great at role compression isn't a good reason to ban something. Banworthy Pokemon warp the meta around themselves, force people to run niche mons whose sole purpose to avoid a 6-0 from the threat (cough Water Absorb) or are otherwise unhealthy for the meta. In a meta filled to the brim with outrageous offensive threats like Greninja, Kartana, Greninja again, Tapu Lele, Magearna, and Heatran, as well as sturdy defensive threats like Toxapex, Ferrothorn, Chansey, Magearna, and Heatran, covering everything with only six Pokemon while still having basic tools like Stealth Rock and Defog would be a Herculean task if Lando wasn't there to cover multiple bases at once. But with Lando, you have more freedom to run mons you want to run, and covering everything is only super hard as opposed to Herculean (gen 7 was a dumb meta full of things that probably should have been banned, but Lando is not one of those things).

It's fine to not like seeing Lando in every other game. But if that's your only reason for wanting it banned,




Also, if you're going to reply to someone, it's usually best to do so in the thread you're already in, or in a private message. Not on their wall.
Well damn... my original response was a little to outlandish I was about to talk about gamefreak doesint care about the consumer and only cares about money and that we should more be more aggressive on gamefreak cause I think they dont really care and seeing how they gave cancerous-t defog shows that and 2. Its not about the power to sweep its the utility it has,

Greninja was banned for the same exact reason Kappa so why cant Lando be suspected its so infuriating even if you have the checks to it the little weasel of your opponent will keep U-Turning out for chip dmg.. and when you finally get your hands on lando your team is all worn down.. ready to swept by something like Magearna or Charizard X wait till Crown tundra and watch this thing get dragon dance instead of Garchomp cause it was secretly a reptile thingy all along like Whiscash! lll be damned.. if it does!!, that is all have to say..
 

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Well damn... my original response was a little to outlandish I was about to talk about gamefreak doesint care about the consumer and only cares about money and that we should more be more aggressive on gamefreak cause I think they dont really care and seeing how they gave cancerous-t defog shows that and 2. Its not about the power to sweep its the utility it has,

Greninja was banned for the same exact reason Kappa so why cant Lando be suspected its so infuriating even if you have the checks to it the little weasel of your opponent will keep U-Turning out for chip dmg.. and when you finally get your hands on lando your team is all worn down.. ready to swept by something like Magearna or Charizard X wait till Crown tundra and watch this thing get dragon dance instead of Garchomp cause it was secretly a reptile thingy all along like Whiscash! lll be damned.. if it does!!, that is all have to say..
Whatever happens when Landorus-T returns in Gen 8 is not going to be entirely mandated on how it behaved in Gen 7, it might be worse or better, but it will treated as another fresh addition in terms of tiering at least. On the topic of Gen 7 Landorus-T, here's a more detailed post from ABR as OU tier leader from that time.
 
Hello.

I was wondering if there was a thread for more private complaints? You know, some place that isn’t PMing random people to tell them my problems and have it go no where?
I figured that since this is the simple questions section&suggestions, I could ask about where I could find such a thread.

If there is no private complaints thread, then I would suggest Smogon should implement one to post some complaints without specific users seeing them?

Also, I had ask previous if ONLY the moderators that gave you an infraction, hopefully it’s not, but if it is, another suggestion would be Can we NOT?
This is like having the police officer who arrested you be also your judge and jury.
I don’t expect to give people their own lawyers, but wouldn’t it be a more fair system to have some third party moderator(s) identify the situation and judge it themselves at the very least?
 

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Hello.

I was wondering if there was a thread for more private complaints? You know, some place that isn’t PMing random people to tell them my problems and have it go no where?
I figured that since this is the simple questions section&suggestions, I could ask about where I could find such a thread.

If there is no private complaints thread, then I would suggest Smogon should implement one to post some complaints without specific users seeing them?

Also, I had ask previous if ONLY the moderators that gave you an infraction, hopefully it’s not, but if it is, another suggestion would be Can we NOT?
This is like having the police officer who arrested you be also your judge and jury.
I don’t expect to give people their own lawyers, but wouldn’t it be a more fair system to have some third party moderator(s) identify the situation and judge it themselves at the very least?
You can PM me or hit me up on Discord (Kalalokki#9999) and I can explain.
 
Hello, wonderful users of Smogon. I had a question regarding where I could potentially share a massive, massive idea that I had online. Simply put, I have an idea so big that this could revolutionize Pokémon as we know it, and spark new life into the online Pokémon community as a whole. I’m serious. And I have it all planned out, too.

But... despite me really, really wanting to share this idea on the Forums after being offline for so long, I can’t figure out where the best place to share such information would be. I guess what I’m trying to ask, since this is the closest thing I could find for a general Q & A covering all of Smogon, is where I can share my idea. As in which forums, you know?

If it helps find an answer to my question, I’m willing to share that my idea has to do with Mystery Gifts and social media accounts. Thanks in advance for your input!
 

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Hello, wonderful users of Smogon. I had a question regarding where I could potentially share a massive, massive idea that I had online. Simply put, I have an idea so big that this could revolutionize Pokémon as we know it, and spark new life into the online Pokémon community as a whole. I’m serious. And I have it all planned out, too.

But... despite me really, really wanting to share this idea on the Forums after being offline for so long, I can’t figure out where the best place to share such information would be. I guess what I’m trying to ask, since this is the closest thing I could find for a general Q & A covering all of Smogon, is where I can share my idea. As in which forums, you know?

If it helps find an answer to my question, I’m willing to share that my idea has to do with Mystery Gifts and social media accounts. Thanks in advance for your input!
I run social media, so send me a forum PM.
 
I run social media, so send me a forum PM.
I don’t do social media myself, so you’re gonna have to tell me what the heck that is. My apologies, I’m kinda stupid lol

Edit: I mean certain kinds of it. I still do this on occasion and like to watch YouTube and stuff.
 

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I don’t do social media myself, so you’re gonna have to tell me what the heck that is. My apologies, I’m kinda stupid lol

Edit: I mean certain kinds of it. I still do this on occasion and like to watch YouTube and stuff.
If it helps find an answer to my question, I’m willing to share that my idea has to do with Mystery Gifts and social media accounts.
?
 
I can see how that sounded kind of contradictory. My apologies. I was referring to other people’s social media pages, because that’s what the idea is referring to. Simply put, the whole concept is Pokémon releasing Mystery Gifts based on people’s content, and I wasn’t sure how I could spread this idea around.
 

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