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The Pokemon Database Showdown Server! [Design poll!]

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DB Server Link

The rules on the server are almost identical to the DB Chat Room's rules.

Swearing isn't allowed if it becomes aggressive or is intrusive against any user.


Similar to the Database, we have ranks. These ranks are assigned based on activity and contribution both on the server and on the database. So the current staff is made up of mainly Expert+; though there are some exceptions of people that are very active and contribute highly to the server.

How do I get promoted from a regular user to Voice?

Being voiced marks you as a particularly good user. It grants you a position at the top of the userlist, the ability to talk in moderated chat, and shows that you are a respected and helpful chat member. While obeying the following will not guarantee you voice status, it's a good start and will certainly improve your image in the staff team's eyes.

~ Smogons Showdown staff FAQ

As said before, people are promoted based on their contribution and activity. So if you spend a lot of time on the server and make positive contributions to the chat, then you have a good chance of being promoted. We only promote if we NEED someone. So don't ask to get user promoted if we don't need one. When we do, it will usually be from % to @.

What can staff do?

  • + Voice - They can use ! commands such as !groups, and talk during moderated chat. Also can start and end tournaments.

  • % Driver - The above, and they can also mute users and un-mute users.

  • @ Moderator - The above, and they can ban users and check for alts.

  • & Leader - The above, they can permaban and get italicized names.

  • ~ Administrator - They can do anything.

The current staff:

  • ~ PokemasterDB
  • ~ Scizornician, Scizbot
  • ~ Nindzya, Kawaii Nindzya, Ninja-Sensei
  • & TestingAlt123, variations of Mewderator, Manaphy :3
  • & Psychic x, Holy Mike*
  • & MudoTyphlosion
  • @ PimpNubz, InSylveonWeTrust
  • @ Aeternis, The Legislator, Judex
  • @ InfiniteAffinities, Lenub
  • % Catnipz, Kazemon, Yoga Catz
  • % Hotcakes, Queen Cakey
  • % Sempiternus, KnightofDragon
  • + MrKijani
  • + Poke'slash
  • + Flafman, Old MacFlafpert

Reporting Users

Answer here, give screenshot. If you cannot give screenshot, add some backers and have them do it. Catnipz is great at screenshots, you can ask her.

Any reports will be addressed by staff.

Our DJ Playlist! ~

I set up a plug.dj for the server so you can listen to music whilst battling. You can suggest songs whilst sitting back and enjoying the music. It has standalone rules:

  • No spam wooting for points
  • No crappy NateWantsToBattleMusic
  • No Gliscurr's song (Yehehe)

Link: http://plug.dj/pokemondb-server/


Store (Currently broken)

We have a neat little shop full of nifty features! In any tournament with 4+ users, you can earn store points. Store points can be spent on a variety of little features that suit you nicely. The commands are:

  • /atm [user] ~ Shows the balance of whoever.
  • /shop ~ Shows the shop.
  • buy [command] ~ buys said command.
  • Other commands are shown when you buy something.

How to earn store points: In the Tournaments room, we hold tournaments quite often. If you win a tournament with 4 or more participants, you win a point! You can win more in large tournaments.

Useful Links:

DB Server command suggestion thread
Pokemon DB server update thread
Is swearing allowed on the DB server?

Scizbot v2

Currently under revision.

Other Metagames

Since Smogon failed to stabilize tiers quickly, we have some fun metagames to play! Check them out!

OM of the Month is Mediocre Mons. Very fun.

Almost Any Ability
Alphabet Cup
Physical Special Swap
Triple Battles
Random Triple Battles

Upcoming metas:

Six Move Battling

Vote on a Meta: http://strawpoll.me/1972178
Trick Room Mons
WindMons (At the end of a turn, mons are switched out)
TaggedMons (Shadow Tag is active - no switching)

asked Feb 13, 2013 by Scizornician
retagged 23 hours ago by Scizornician
I'll give you my triple battle code. It works fine, but 1 problem: If 2 Pokemon are on opposite corners and they're the last Pokemon the battle can't go on.

I'm sure you can fix this! :D
People, don't suggest bans for a meta that isn't even released...
You should point out that swearing is no longer fully moderatred on the server.
.....Swearing is one of the biggest reasons I'm barely on the server now..........
Well we don't want people who are repeled away by words.

2 Answers

2 votes

DB Server FAQ

Question 1: What's an FAQ, Sciz?

An FAQ is somewhere where I and the rest of the moderation team will answer the most asked answers to do with the server.

Question 2: Sciz, can you restart the server?

No, no I can't. I don't own the VPS nor do I host it. That is down to PM.

Question 3: How can I get a promotions?

I'm going to be honest here and say that someone asking this question will be unlikely to get promoted as we are full for staff at the moment. But here you go: Staff FAQ. We also work on how active you are on both the site and server so mainly Experts (+) get promoted.

Question 4: Can I suggest commands for the server?

Of course you can, here let your juices flow.

Question 5: Why was I banned?

Can you not answer that yourself? If not ask one of us on our walls on the DB. Here's mine.

Question 6: Sciz, Sciz, Sciz, will Scizbot ever die?!?!?!?!?!?

No. Seriously though. Almost everyone knows the words that you get accidentally muted for and now that Mods can turn him on and off Scizbot really isn't a problem.

Question 7: Sciz y do u r sak?

"Baby I was born this way!" ~ Lady Gaga

Mods, if you feel there's anything else that needs adding to this then please do add it. Just follow the format please to avoid confusion. Thanks!

answered May 12 by Scizornician
thanks question 7! i was seriously wondering about that.
also, do you ask the questions as comments on this "answer"?
I guess you could suggest them as a comment.
well i need/want a list of all the commands and what they do, unless Smogon already has that
Welcome to the /help command.
/help has like a third of all the commands, it missing some like /learn , /dexsearch etc.
Add one for custom made commands, or post some kind of update-able paste bin or something
1 vote

DB Server CSS

Ok so we need some new CSS (Cascade Style Sheets) so I've been messing around with Photoshop and came up with something I think would look good


So basically, using this Poll you can vote on keeping the old / current CSS or using this one. If you think you can do better than both then please do, leave a link with your image down below. Note the image does have to be 800x600 for it to look good. I'll add some of your best entries to the current poll if they're good.

I have stuck with the Scizor and Drapion idea because Scizor is the DB's mascot (and is always the best Pokemon :P) and Drapion because it's PM's favourite Pokemon. This doesn't mean you have to use those but try and make your entry relevant to the DB community.


answered 6 days ago by Scizornician
reshown 6 days ago by DarkTyphlosion
SCIZOR?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Scythernician ftw dude.
wtf, why no Sunkern?????????