Resource Ubers Subforum - Rules, General Information, and Guides

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Welcome to the Ubers subforum! This thread will serve as the main stop for gathering information about the rules we operate under in this subforum, information on our tier itself, and a guide to the projects we do.

Rules and Guidelines

This subforum operates under the Global Forum Rules, and the moderators operate under the assumption that you have read and acknowledged these rules. We also have some guidelines to help new users find their way around:

- Threads require moderator approval before being posted. Feel free to contact our subforum moderators (outlined below) if you believe you have a thread to post.
- As an addendum to the above, threads created should serve a larger purpose than that of just the OP's wishes. Posts asking about team ideas, Pokemon viability, or general quick questions should be asked in our Simple Questions, Simple Answers thread. Ignoring this guideline very likely to result in your thread being locked and/or deleted, with punishments for repeat offenders.
- Note that the Ubers forum may not be the best place to ask questions related to cartridge play - remember that this forum discusses the Ubers metagame on Smogon. You may find better answers in the various Cartridge Formats sections, which deals with official Nintendo metagames, or our Orange Islands forum, which deals with typical in-game play.
- Users looking to learn, discuss, and ask questions related to sets or teams in real-time are likely to find success in our live chat areas, such as our Discord server or our Pokemon Showdown room.

Our Moderation Team

The Ubers subforum is currently moderated by Nayrz and dream. Users looking to start projects or subforum / circuit tournaments are encouraged to seek permission from our moderation team before proceeding. We are always happy to help newcomers to the tier!

Ubers Tiering Council

This collection of users are trusted with the ability to collaborate and make decisions on the future tiering actions Ubers will perform as relevant to our tiering policy (covered below). Coming from various backgrounds of Ubers forum contribution, we aim to advance Ubers as a tier via suspect testing, policy creation, and discussion facilitation. Here are the 4 current Tiering Council members:



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Navigating the Ubers Subforum:

Now that we've gone through the forum rules and our tiering protocol, its important to visit the various sections of our subforum, as well as their purposes and utilities. All the listed threads are followed by a brief explanation regarding their purpose, while the user responsible for said thread is displayed alongside it.

Metagame Discussion

USM Ubers Viability Rankings - Nayrz & VR Council
A discussion thread aimed at ranking every Ubers viable Pokemon, led by the VR Council.​

USM Ubers Tiering Discussion - Nayrz
A community input based thread where users are invited to discuss potential avenues going forward with Ubers tiering (as well as announcing the newly-created Ubers Tiering Council).​

USM Ubers Metagame and Sets Discussion - Lotus
A thread dedicated to discussing the many facets of the USM Ubers metagame.​

Simple Questions, Simple Answers - Nayrz
A more informal thread used to ask simple questions that do not require a thread of their own to answer.​


Ubers Strategy Dex
A general Hub on Smogon for everything related to Ubers.​

Ubers C&C Forum - Ubers QC Team
A section that houses analyses aimed at assisting players when it comes to playing Ubers.​

Sample Teams - Mysterious M
An invaluable resource where successful USM Ubers teams are posted by established players to help newer or aspiring players get acquainted with the Ubers metagame.​

Teambuilding Compendium - Minority
A visual thread that provides a list of the key roles performed by specific Pokemon within the Ubers tier.​

Ubers Speed Tiers - Minority
A thread outlining the speeds of most common sets used in Ubers. Speed Tiers for any generation from USM to ADV can be found inside.​

Ubers Old Gens Hub - Cynara
A general resource thread for everything related to the Older Generations of Ubers (3-6). This includes anything from viability rankings to sample teams to other aspects such as each generations' particular game mechanics.​


2019 Ubers Tournament Schedule - Nayrz
An announcement thread where the plans for the 2019 Ubers Tournament Circuit are outlined, from dates to individual hosts to detailed explanations regarding each particular tournament as well as the overarching points system.​

Ubers Tournament Hall of Fame - Minority
An archive where all the past Ubers tournament related statistics are displayed and all the winners are collected.​


(Closed) USM Ubers Teambuilding Workshop - Jase the World
A thread where users are able to post sets/cores they would like to have a team built around and designated builders or other users can build entire team structures around those requests.​

(1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15) Ubers Player Spotlights - Lotus
A series of threads aimed at interviewing notable and respected personalities within Ubers and getting to know a bit more about them.​

Team Dumps

(Closed) 2018 Ubers Circuit Megathread - Nayrz
A general thread aimed at wrapping up the 2018 Ubers circuit, allowing players to review the circuit itself but also post teams and share their own developments following the year in tournaments.​

(Closed) UPL VI Dump - Nayrz
A community thread in which developments related to UPL VI in terms of sets or teams are detailed and shared, where users can comment on innovations/creations related to the builds used or discussed during the tournament.​
UPL VII Dump - Nayrz
A community thread in which developments related to UPL VII in terms of sets or teams are detailed and shared, where users can comment on innovations/creations related to the builds used or discussed during the tournament.​

Get involved with Ubers even further:

Ubers Room on Pokemon Showdown!
Ubers Discord Server

Rate my Team Forum
Battling 101 Forum
Circuit Tournaments Forum
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