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Information & Resources

New members look here for information and/or help regarding the Smogon community.
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Announcements

Smogon staff will post site updates, promotions, new tiering policy, and more here.
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Competitive Play

Cartridge Formats

Competitive discussion for the official cartridge-based rulesets.
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Policy Review

Invite-only discussion of competitive Pokémon policy.
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Tournaments

Where official and unofficial competitive Smogon tournaments take place. Read the information thread before participating.
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Pokémon Showdown!

Forum dedicated to Pokémon Showdown!
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Trainers' School

Battling 101

Smogon's tutoring program for inexperienced players and those looking to refine their skill. Join the B101 Discord for live discussion.
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Rate My Team

Get your team rated in any generation or metagame. Join the RMT PS room or RMT Discord to seek advice or rate teams in real time.
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Casual Play

Wi-Fi

Discussion regarding Wi-Fi trading and battling as well as resources for breeding and capturing. Join the Wi-Fi Discord.
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Orange Islands

Discussion of existing Pokémon games, anime, and manga.
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Content Creation

The Flying Press

Read or help create Smogon's on-site competitive articles.
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Translations

Where articles and analyses are translated into French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
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Technical Projects

The community's programmers and coders gather here to produce helpful tools and resources.
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Smeargle's Studio

The community's artists gather here to exhibit their works and create pieces for Smogon's official projects.
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Create-A-Pokémon

Create-A-Pokémon Project

The designated locale for the conception, designing, and playtesting of original competitive Pokemon concepts.
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Socialization

Congregation of the Masses

Discuss anything but Pokémon here.
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Circus Maximus

The home of Mafia, Diplomacy, Tabletop RPGs, and other text-based strategy games.
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The Great Library

The discussion board for general media / pop culture.
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Sports Arena

FUTBOOOOOOOOOOL.
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