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I think in Generation 4, there are Poke balls in the top right corner of the touchscreen, and one of them changes color whenever an opponent gets a status condition. When natural cure activates, the Poke ball goes back to its regular color. I don't think these Poke balls exist in every game where natural cure exists, so how do you see natural cure in those games? Please don't question my curiosity.

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I know. In which games do those Poke balls not exist?
I think Gen 6 onwards didn't display them in online battles? Don't quote me on that.
Are you sure that's true? If it is, why does Showdown! display messages of natural cure activating?
Does it matter? Showdown! isn't an official game, afterall.
Some people take Showdown! seriously. They complain about extremely minor mechanics like whether a Tapu Lele's electric seed would activate before psychic surge changes the terrain. When Showdown! does something that's so obvious and so obviously not a bug, there's almost certainly a good reason.

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All gens.
Gen 3 has the opposing party lineup appear for a few seconds just before a Pokemon is sent out for you to keep track of: http://i.imgur.com/lECVyeS.png
Gen 4 has the same thing, but it's also on the bottom screen while you select an action between turns: http://i.imgur.com/mA6qNIO.png
Gen 5 only has it on the bottom screen between turns: http://i.imgur.com/RPvIv0T.jpg
Gen 6 only has it on the top screen between turns: http://i.imgur.com/iZEHUgh.png

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Huh, I was wrong. Apologies~