Pokémon Showdown

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Pokémon Showdown
Language English
Status Active
Run 2011 - Present
Date opened October 2011
Creator Zarel
Current owner {{{owner}}}
Forum PS Forums
Mascot Meloetta
Website Main Page

Pokémon Showdown, also often formatted as Pokémon Showdown!, is a popular Pokémon battle simulator, currently peaking close to 10,600 users.[1] As of July 2, 2012, it was adopted by Smogon and became one of the first battle simulators to support the changes brought about by Black 2 and White 2. In addition to standard modes of play, Pokémon Showdown! includes unique features such as the emerging tiers "Hackmons" and "Balanced Hackmons," which encompass Pokémon of normally illegal movesets and abilities and are not supported by any other popular simulator.

Pokémon Showdown is web-based and works on all major browsers. It is written in JavaScript and Node.js, and it is free and open source.


Pokémon Showdown was the first simulator to support animated battles. It is currently the only simulator that supports one-click replay sharing, and reconnecting to disconnected battles. Pokémon Showdown supports single and double battles in Generation V, Generation VI, and Generation VII, and also has support for single battles in all other generations.

Ladder System


Pokémon Showdown was created by Zarel, and the current development team also includes bmelts. The project is open-source and has many other development and graphical contributors as well.


  • Antar (Technical)
  • bmelts (Technical, Advisor)
  • chaos (Policy, Owner)
  • Jasmine (Policy)
  • Joim (Technical)
  • The Immortal (Policy, Technical)
  • V4 (Technical)
  • Zarel (Technical, Owner)

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