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Tournaments updates, triples formats and suspect test

By Detective Dell on July 18, 2014

Our tournament script has gotten better, so the Tournaments room is now our second Official Room! It's a fun alternative to the ladder, and supports several formats like Round Robin, Single Elimination and Double Elimination. We've worked hard to get here, so you should give it a try!

We also have some new XY Triples formats: Random Battle and Pikachu Tournamentchu on the ladder, and some others off! Pikachu Tournamentchu is a format where you must use Pikachu and any Pokémon that's not fully evolved.

We have some suspect tests! OU is testing Aegislash (2700 COIL to vote). The test ends on Saturday, July 26th. LC is has a discussion-based suspect (1950 COIL to vote), ending on Friday, July 25th. Good luck, everyone!

The Player & Social Media room launch

By Scene on July 10, 2014

We've launched a PS webzine! Named The Player, it's a source for articles written by the community related to all aspects of PS. Read the introductory thread first, and if you're interested in writing for us check out the article submission guide and contributor guidelines (they don't take too long to read, and are well worth doing so). If you've got a brief question you'd like to ask, our SQSA thread should cover you there. We've had a fantastic response already in terms of articles and art, and expect to release our first issue in late July. We'd love to have you as a contributor too!

To tie in with the release of The Player, the Youtube room has been renamed Social Media! It's still the same room and still retains a focus on Youtube, but it's had a rename in order to emphasize that other social media sites like Facebook, Twitch and Twitter are very welcome as discussion topics in the room.

OMs, Doubles Challenge, Suspect Tests, and Tier Updates!

By sirDonovan on July 3, 2014

The Other Metagame of the Month for July is Mediocre-Mons! If you are not familiar with this metagame, read the official thread. Another new OM is Pokemon Throwback, in which a popular OM will be applied to a past generation each month. Head over to our Other Metas room to discuss these formats and the many other metagames that we offer!

The Doubles room has a new event: the Ladder Tournament Challenge! To participate, simply create an alt that starts with the letters "LT" and battle on the Smogon Doubles ladder. Be sure to read the thread for full rules and instructions!

Several suspect tests are currently in progress! OU is testing Deoxys-Defense and Deoxys-Speed until Monday, July 7th. It's not too late to participate! Achieve a COIL of 2700 on the OU (suspect test) ladder for a chance to vote. RU is having a test of Shuckle that is also ending Monday, July 7th. To be eligible for voting, players are required to achieve a COIL of 2400 on the RU (suspect test) ladder.

In other tiers, Staraptor's retesting in UU has resulted in a ban to BL with Tornadus-Therian next in line for a retest, while Sigilyph was banned from NU!

Pokémon Charity, Tier Updates, Room Updates

By Detective Dell on June 25, 2014

The Speed Gamers community is doing a week long Pokemon charity marathon ending on June 27th, where they will attempt to collect every Pokemon throughout the series! They have already collected nickname donations from numerous participants, and you even have a chance to see your favorite Pokemon with a name of your choice!

The voting phase for Baton Pass has ended. Players in OU are no longer allowed to have more than 3 Baton Pass users on their teams. After lengthy discussion, the Swagger ban was also extended to Ubers. In the lower tiers, Froslass has been banned from RU, Volcarona and Alakazite removed from UU, and Staraptor is currently up for suspect voting. Stick around for updates on the results soon!

The Studio and The Happy Place rooms now have built-in plugins! In The Studio, users can now nominate an artist as the 'Artist of the Day', and the winning artist will be discussed in the room and have their music posted throughout the day. The Happy Place's plugin will provide a series of inspirational quotes to be set and shown to the room daily. Be sure to check them out!


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