Suggestions for Pokémon Showdown

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Tiksi

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Unranked AG could be interesting but probably won’t happen since it’s an OM that we at PS aren’t in charge of, and because your ranks don’t really matter anyway unless you want to get to mid-high ladder (where those legendaries are everywhere).
 
showdown has Protective Pads having a Fling base power of 30, but i believe it should be 80. bulbapedia agrees
https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Fling_(move)






also, the following pokemon have their Hidden Abilities incorrectly listed as Ability 2

Charmander
Charmeleon
Squirtle
Wartortle
Blastoise
Caterpie
Pikachu
Raichu
Sandshrew
Sandslash
Vulpix
Ninetales
Electabuzz
Magmar
Magikarp
Ditto
Vaporeon
Jolteon
Flareon
Dratini
Dragonair
Mewtwo
Chikorita
Bayleef
Meganium
Cyndaquil
Quilava
Typhlosion
Totodile
Croconaw
Feraligatr
Pichu
Mareep
Flaaffy
Ampharos
Bellossom
Espeon
Umbreon
Wobbuffet
Pineco
Phanpy
Donphan
Elekid
Magby
Raikou
Entei
Suicune
Treecko
Grovyle
Sceptile
Torchic
Mudkip
Wurmple
Whismur
Loudred
Exploud
Plusle
Minun
Cacnea
Zangoose
Seviper
Kecleon
Duskull
Dusclops
Wynaut
Clamperl
Huntail
Gorebyss
Luvdisc
Bagon
Shelgon
Regirock
Regice
Registeel
Turtwig
Grotle
Chimchar
Piplup
Prinplup
Kricketot
Kricketune
Cranidos
Rampardos
Burmy
Buizel
Floatzel
Hippopotas
Hippowdon
Electivire
Magmortar
Leafeon
Glaceon
Dusknoir
Snivy
Servine
Serperior
Tepig
Oshawott
Dewott
Samurott
Pansage
Simisage
Pansear
Simisear
Panpour
Simipour
Gigalith
Darumaka
Vanilluxe
Tornadus
Chespin
Quilladin
Fennekin
Braixen
Froakie
Frogadier
Spewpa
Flabébé
Floette
Florges
Skiddo
Gogoat
Spritzee
Aromatisse
Swirlix
Slurpuff
Sylveon
Bulbasaur
Ivysaur
Venusaur
Charizard
Butterfree
Weedle
Beedrill
Spearow
Fearow
Zubat
Golbat
Oddish
Gloom
Vileplume
Bellsprout
Weepinbell
Victreebel
Exeggcute
Exeggutor
Gyarados
Articuno
Zapdos
Moltres
Dragonite
Crobat
Forretress
Larvitar
Tyranitar
Lugia
Ho-Oh
Combusken
Blaziken
Marshtomp
Swampert
Beautifly
Dustox
Taillow
Swellow
Surskit
Masquerain
Nincada
Ninjask
Meditite
Medicham
Carvanha
Sharpedo
Cacturne
Swablu
Altaria
Lileep
Cradily
Anorith
Armaldo
Salamence
Beldum
Metang
Metagross
Torterra
Monferno
Infernape
Empoleon
Starly
Staravia
Staraptor
Shieldon
Bastiodon
Wormadam-Sandy
Wormadam-Trash
Wormadam
Mothim
Combee
Vespiquen
Spiritomb
Gible
Gabite
Garchomp
Snover
Abomasnow
Weavile
Gallade
Froslass
Dialga
Palkia
Heatran
Giratina
Pignite
Emboar
Emolga
Foongus
Amoonguss
Ferrothorn
Larvesta
Volcarona
Thundurus
Landorus
Chesnaught
Delphox
Greninja
Fletchling
Fletchinder
Talonflame
Tyrunt
Tyrantrum
Amaura
Aurorus
Carbink
Klefki
 

HoeenHero

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also, the following pokemon have their Hidden Abilities incorrectly listed as Ability 2

Charmander
Charmeleon
Squirtle
Wartortle
Blastoise
Caterpie
Pikachu
Raichu
Sandshrew
Sandslash
Vulpix
Ninetales
Electabuzz
Magmar
Magikarp
Ditto
Vaporeon
Jolteon
Flareon
Dratini
Dragonair
Mewtwo
Chikorita
Bayleef
Meganium
Cyndaquil
Quilava
Typhlosion
Totodile
Croconaw
Feraligatr
Pichu
Mareep
Flaaffy
Ampharos
Bellossom
Espeon
Umbreon
Wobbuffet
Pineco
Phanpy
Donphan
Elekid
Magby
Raikou
Entei
Suicune
Treecko
Grovyle
Sceptile
Torchic
Mudkip
Wurmple
Whismur
Loudred
Exploud
Plusle
Minun
Cacnea
Zangoose
Seviper
Kecleon
Duskull
Dusclops
Wynaut
Clamperl
Huntail
Gorebyss
Luvdisc
Bagon
Shelgon
Regirock
Regice
Registeel
Turtwig
Grotle
Chimchar
Piplup
Prinplup
Kricketot
Kricketune
Cranidos
Rampardos
Burmy
Buizel
Floatzel
Hippopotas
Hippowdon
Electivire
Magmortar
Leafeon
Glaceon
Dusknoir
Snivy
Servine
Serperior
Tepig
Oshawott
Dewott
Samurott
Pansage
Simisage
Pansear
Simisear
Panpour
Simipour
Gigalith
Darumaka
Vanilluxe
Tornadus
Chespin
Quilladin
Fennekin
Braixen
Froakie
Frogadier
Spewpa
Flabébé
Floette
Florges
Skiddo
Gogoat
Spritzee
Aromatisse
Swirlix
Slurpuff
Sylveon
Bulbasaur
Ivysaur
Venusaur
Charizard
Butterfree
Weedle
Beedrill
Spearow
Fearow
Zubat
Golbat
Oddish
Gloom
Vileplume
Bellsprout
Weepinbell
Victreebel
Exeggcute
Exeggutor
Gyarados
Articuno
Zapdos
Moltres
Dragonite
Crobat
Forretress
Larvitar
Tyranitar
Lugia
Ho-Oh
Combusken
Blaziken
Marshtomp
Swampert
Beautifly
Dustox
Taillow
Swellow
Surskit
Masquerain
Nincada
Ninjask
Meditite
Medicham
Carvanha
Sharpedo
Cacturne
Swablu
Altaria
Lileep
Cradily
Anorith
Armaldo
Salamence
Beldum
Metang
Metagross
Torterra
Monferno
Infernape
Empoleon
Starly
Staravia
Staraptor
Shieldon
Bastiodon
Wormadam-Sandy
Wormadam-Trash
Wormadam
Mothim
Combee
Vespiquen
Spiritomb
Gible
Gabite
Garchomp
Snover
Abomasnow
Weavile
Gallade
Froslass
Dialga
Palkia
Heatran
Giratina
Pignite
Emboar
Emolga
Foongus
Amoonguss
Ferrothorn
Larvesta
Volcarona
Thundurus
Landorus
Chesnaught
Delphox
Greninja
Fletchling
Fletchinder
Talonflame
Tyrunt
Tyrantrum
Amaura
Aurorus
Carbink
Klefki
I'm not sure about the protective pads fling base power (tagging Marty ) but the abilities look correct to me, they both are marked as hidden in the code, and display as hidden on showdown. ex: abilities: {0: "Blaze", H: "Solar Power"}, 0 means first ability, 1 is second, H is hidden.
 
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Marty

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showdown has Protective Pads having a Fling base power of 30, but i believe it should be 80. bulbapedia agrees
I don't know where Bulbapedia got their information, but I got mine from the SM demo. Thanks to Kaphotics for parsing the item data at the time:
JSON:
{
    "index":880,
    "Price":400,
    "BuyPrice":4000,
    "SellPrice":2000,
    "HeldEffect":185,
    "HeldArgument":0,
    "NaturalGiftEffect":0,
    "FlingEffect":0,
    "FlingPower":30,
    "NaturalGiftPower":0,
    "NaturalGiftType":31,
    "u8Flags":0,
    "KeyFlags":0,
    "UseEffect":0,
    "_0xB":0,
    "_0xC":0,
    "_0xD":1,
    "Consumable":0,
    "SortIndex":113,
    "CureInflict":0,
    "FieldEffect":0,
    "BoostATK":0,
    "BoostDEF":0,
    "BoostSPA":0,
    "BoostSPD":0,
    "BoostSPE":0,
    "BoostACC":0,
    "BoostCRIT":0,
    "BoostPP":0,
    "FunctionFlags":0,
    "FieldBoost":0,
    "EVHP":0,
    "EVATK":0,
    "EVDEF":0,
    "EVSPE":0,
    "EVSPA":0,
    "EVSPD":0,
    "Healing": {
        "Val": 0, "Full": false, "Half": false, "Quarter": false, "Value": true
    }
    ,
    "PPGain":0,
    "Friendship1":0,
    "Friendship2":0,
    "Friendship3":0,
    "_0x23":0,
    "_0x24":0
}
 
It would be pretty neat if there was BGM on Showdown. Like when there isn't a battle going on, it'd be pretty cool. Obviously, it can be toggled. But I think it's something small and simple that can be mightily appreciated.
 
Concerning the Smogon forums, in the profile section, there's an area to mention your real name, but not one about your PS! name. Not all Smogoners have their PS name and it'd be convenient for tournaments and such for your opponent to know your PS! name. Also in the contacts section of your profile, can Discord be added? It's definitely one of the more popular ways to connect nowadays and deserves a spot on there.
 

Kalalokki

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Concerning the Smogon forums, in the profile section, there's an area to mention your real name, but not one about your PS! name. Not all Smogoners have their PS name and it'd be convenient for tournaments and such for your opponent to know your PS! name. Also in the contacts section of your profile, can Discord be added? It's definitely one of the more popular ways to connect nowadays and deserves a spot on there.
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Make moves that require recharge move such as hyper beam require the player no to have to select recharge, so it is quicker so just the opponent can make their move on the turn.
 
i have a suggestion, i've had many times when i've had a team ready but then i click validate after its done and it tells me (suh and such) cant battle because of (reason) so why not let us know immediately when a Pokemon cant be used or a move? i'm not sure on how hard it would be to do that but yea. also another thing make it obvious what is and isnt banned in each game because ive had times where ive picked a pokemon then built my team and then nope its banned

also another idea is the filter had more staying power rather than just filtering once and not still filtering once you pick a pokemon
 
Rearranging rooms on the room list tab
I think it'd be beneficial for many people if the rooms were listed per category rather than amount of users. I was generous enough to create an example of how it also could have been.
Official
Lobby
Help
Tournaments


Competitive
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Battle Spot
CAP Project
Little Cup
Monotype
NeverUsed
Other Metas
OverUsed
PU
RarelyUsed
Ruins of Alph
Smogon Doubles
Ubers
UnderUsed
VGC


Competitive Resources
Competitive Tutoring
Rate My Team


Hobbies / Other
Anime & Manga
Art
Cosmopolitan
Health & Fitness
Pro Wrestling
Roleplaying
Scholastic
Sports
Tech & Code
The Cafe
The Happy Place
The Studio
TV & Books & Films
Writing
Youtube


Games / Entertainment
Battle Dome
Chess
Game Corner
Mafia
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Trivia
Video Games
Wi-Fi


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日本語 Japanese
Nederlands
Português


Arranging ladder matches by ELO (rated: ××××)
Would be useful if the active battle tab was rearranged from highest ELO to lowest ELO.
 
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Hey I'm not sure if this is already suggested but I wanna suggest the ability to move the room tabs left and right just like you moving your internet tabs left and right might be a good tool to utilize. This is so that the most frequent rooms I want to leave open but access the most I can leave them at the left hand side or right hand side of my screen.
 

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Hey I'm not sure if this is already suggested but I wanna suggest the ability to move the room tabs left and right just like you moving your internet tabs left and right might be a good tool to utilize. This is so that the most frequent rooms I want to leave open but access the most I can leave them at the left hand side or right hand side of my screen.
shift+left arrow or shift+right arrow
also drag & drop works on chrome (not sure about other browsers)
 
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Do not post metagame, tiering, or any non-PS suggestions here.

Post your suggestions for improving Showdown here! Suggestions posted in this thread will be archived in the OP - so be sure to read through it first before posting your suggestion and do not post previously-suggested ideas. Please be aware that we are not taking room suggestions. Note that this isn't a discussion thread.

Common suggestions that are already being worked on:

- Friends list
- Offline PMs
- Saving teams on your account
- Multi battles and free-for-all


Common suggestions that will never happen:

- Option to change username color

Common suggestions in which the answer is complicated:

- Mobile app (we'll make the web app better and more mobile-app-like, but a real mobile app is not happening)

- ability to /ignorepms of a user while still seeing their messages in chatrooms (especially helpful with roomauth)
- Implement a more advanced find-a-user system, ie. search that allows you to see all usernames that have the specific word mentioned in it.
- ability to type /clear into a pm box and just clear all pms from that user as opposed to /clearpms clearing them from every user
- Notifications when a user goes offline/comes online
- group pms
- Allow modnotes to highlight staff members (potentially including "/hl add, notes:" for highlights for any notes.)
- Room specific highlights
- add parameters to modlog so you can prevent certain things from showing up such as /modlog lobby, !poll, !tour, !uno
- allow Voices + Drivers to use the minigame option commands (Uno and Hangman) similar to how Drivers could set up tournaments.
- allow room owners to add custom room ranks such as elite four
- a way for roomstaff to call globals when a room would be left authless
- /roomprojects command similar to /roomevents
- /poll edit command to fix mistakes in polls
- add time remaining column to /roomevents
- make /warn show autoconfirmed alts like muting/locking/banning someone does
- option to disable highlights + notifications from declares as well as html boxes/showimage
- allow room owners the option to allow mods to edit/add /roomevents
- notes feature on teambuilder
- a feature in the teambuilder where common sets pop up when you enter a pokemon
- remove suggested spreads button or improve them
- make a way to choose your HP type without having the move HP.
- ability to hide certain formats from showing when you do /rank
- Increase number of rooms you can autojoin
- add pokepast.es to link whitelist (used in a bunch of rooms)
- ability to change text size
- improve color of scrollbars and teambuilder boxes to better match dark mode
- make hidden avatars not reset each time you log on
- implement pokeballs - useful for certain pokemon which in game can only be obtained with a certain ball.
- have it show the speed of a pokemon after it would mega evolve in randbats by hovering over it

- refresh button on ladder screen
- show move effectiveness on moves like they do in sumo - if this is added, also make an option to disable it
- longer disconnect timer (people complaining that the timer does not give you enough time to reconnect if you dc)
- command such as /pokedex pikchu, to show pokedex entries for a pokemon
- make /hl delete require confirmation
- make /bch permanent
- have EV yield appear on /dt
- add unreleased parameter to /ds
- option to make icons not show with /ds
- In search replays, add an option to search for a specific pokemon being used in battles
- make <<replay>> link to the replays.pokemonshowdown.com
- in tournaments, have previous generations specify the gen. So rather than "UU tournament" it'd be "[Gen 6]UU tournament".
- ability to toggle tour notifications per room
- save the banlist from named tours so that they can be set quickly and easily
- a way for participants to easily see what the autodq is set at in a tour without having to scroll up in chat
- ability to see the full tour name on mobile, as it is currently blocked by user count
- have commands to be able to scroll a tour bracket, helpful for mobile users
- Ability to change name color
- Ability to use the /join command to join multiple rooms at once
- emotes in chat

- character counter in messages to show how many characters you have remaining.
- less sensitive caps/stretch filter
- See someone's peak on the ladder
- chat button not being grayed out when you click on your own name, or make it more obvious people can pm themselves
- After voting on polls make the option you voted more noticeable than it is, perhaps an asterisk or underline
- way to avoid being highlighted by tournaments without ignoring them completely
- add other language support
- link ps account to twitter
- return of seasonals
- warning that private replays can't be searched for
- freeze decay on inactive ladders


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A button that allows you to view the battle theme playing.
 

Osra

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In regards to the display issues with pokemon gifs, can there instead be an option to use still images of the models?

*sidenote, I don't know if it's a crazy coincidence or what, but immediately after installing Stylish to get smogon's dark mode, the gifs actually started working again, and automatically switched back to being gifs instead of the gen 5 sprites
 

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*sidenote, I don't know if it's a crazy coincidence or what, but immediately after installing Stylish to get smogon's dark mode, the gifs actually started working again, and automatically switched back to being gifs instead of the gen 5 sprites
That's because your Chrome browser updated. Chrome 64 was bugged, which lead to the gifs malfunctioning
 
There should be a W/L ratio next to every team you create and use. Not only would it be a nice feature, but it could be the new screenshots people take when posting a team to RMT.
 
Please shift blaziken from ubers to OU and you may ban it's move baton pass to be used by it. Not every blaziken is used for baton passing speed. Thank you
 

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Please shift blaziken from ubers to OU and you may ban it's move baton pass to be used by it. Not every blaziken is used for baton passing speed. Thank you
We aren't in charge of tiering, that would be the OU council.
 
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