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PokemonDB Showdown Server Thread! [Staff revisions#2!]

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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.

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:

  • ~ Ninja-Sensei, One-Eyed, Nindzya
  • ~ PokemasterDB
  • ~ Sciz
  • & MudoTyphlosion
  • & Psychic x, Shining Yin
  • & Sempiternus
  • @ Aeternis
  • @ Mewderator
  • @ Flafpert
  • % Catnipz, Kazemon, Yoga Catz
  • % InfiniteAffinities, Lenub, GardenOfSinners
  • % Sir_Mudkip
  • + King Pooka
  • + Runemark
  • + Toon_Cerberus

Reporting Users

Answer here, give screenshot. If you cannot give screenshot, add some backers and have them do it. Kazemon 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:

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


Useful Links:

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

Scizbot v2

The current Scizbot is more reliable than the previous one, thankfully. It also has the ability to battle in any tier (excluding Triple battles). To do so you will have to challenge it directly and it should accept. If it fails to accept then you are most likely challenging it in a tier that the bot hasn't set itself up to. In that case you must then challenge it a second time in the same tier and it will either copy your team or use a team stored within it.

If you have any problems with the bot or have found any issues with the battling AI, please contact Sciz.

Other Metagames

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

  • STABMons
  • Tiershift
  • Almost Any Ability
  • Alphabet Cup
  • Physical Special Swap
  • PacifistMons
  • Triple Battles
  • Random Triple Battles

Upcoming metas:

  • Six Move Battling
  • 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 Sciz
edited Apr 11 by &Psychic x
I'm voice now... just FYI (Skynet0)
Can anyone else get on the server? It's working but it won't let me chat when I'm there. It worked fine yesterday :/
Okay, so I'm here to appeal my ban on the server because I was given no reason as to why except for "Ninja's orders." Pretty sure I did nothing wrong, unless authorities are getting tired of "complaining" and arguing how dumb rules are like the stupid four character stretch rule.
Whether I get unbanned or not, I would still like the exact reason as to why it happened.
Just saying this wasn't only "my orders". This was conceived by myself and Sempi, while agreed upon by 7 of the staff.

You've pretty much been banned for that skype chat and everyone complaining about how the environment of the server was. You, Sofa, and CWegz are banned from the lobby for the time being. You're free to use any other part of the server. If you three can calm down, we'll undo the ban.
Just to clear something up, I figured this wasn't you just saying I'm gonna be banned, that's all I was told.

Anyways, I'll take the ban, but I would like to say that everything I said in the private Skype chat reflected feelings of dissatisfaction of the authorities and other users on the server and a lot of private stuff between the people in the chat. I'm sorry for hurting anyone, I didn't want the Skype to be leaked because I didn't want to hurt anyone with what I said.  You can get an apology from anyone else, except maybe CWegz who I haven't talked to since the incident and he says he feels awful and stupid and it doesn't seem like he's coming back.

You can ban me for a month, demote me, and crap on me on the server, but as of right now all of that and this apology doesn't change how I feel.

Unless I get permed, see everyone later I guess.

Extremely useful link I just found, shows all servers, their owners and which ones are online and offline.
Guys, can anyone help? I've been glitched out of Showdown for a while no: I can't chat or enter lobby or sign in. On any server. Know why?
[23:35:21] Finny: Tell his to clear his cookies
I've done that already, doesn't work
Found out what was wrong and fixed it, some updating error for chrome or something.

1 Answer

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 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, 2014 by Sciz
edited Aug 10, 2014 by Sciz
/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
You should remove/edit question 6.
But the question was...
...born this way.
Indie plz. look at the revisions.