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VGC 2014 Worlds in D.C.

Posted on August 5, 2014

The official VGC Would Championship of Pokemon is coming to Washington, DC shortly. The event will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place. This is an amazing opportunity to meet Smogoners from around the world, so if you're in the Eastern US and have some free time, definitely swing by. The competition will be from August 15th-17th.

Post in the Worlds thread if you'll be there. There should be a good mix of veterans and fresh faces, so head out if you can. ^.^ ~Jellicent

The Smog Issue 35 Release

Posted on Jul 24, 2014

Issue 35 has taken slightly longer than usual to complete, but thanks to this issue's contributors we have another great read! This issue features an interview with kokoloko, UU tier leader, Oglemi's tips on how to become a randbats expert, and a look at notable pairs over the generations. You can check out the release thread here and make sure to vote for your favorite article of the issue. ~ Vacate

CAP 19 is Underway

Posted on Jul 23, 2014

The nineteenth process of the Create-A-Pokemon Project has just begun! Come help us build an entirely new Pokemon that will be featured on Pokemon Showdown. Led by veteran DarkSlay, this project is already gearing up to be one of our best yet. CAP is a community-driven project, so anyone with an account is allowed to submit concepts, discuss new ideas, and vote freely. Now is the perfect time to sign in and join up! Check out our forum here to get started. ~ Birkal

Mentorship Updates

Posted on Jul 13, 2014

Hey welcome to Smogon! If you're new and you're feeling lost around the community, check out Smogon's Mentorship Program! Feel free to approach any of our mentors, they're there to help you fit into the community. Don't be afraid to sign up to the forums too, given that here at Smogon we're always aiming to have high quality content, we can always use new contributors to the Smogon community. Or if you have a suggestion for the site, you can head to our Suggestion Box.

In recent Mentorship Program news, Birkal has recently stepped down as leader and he has named all of the mentor mods as co-leaders. We've also welcomed back Cherub Agent as a Mentorship Moderator, too. With this said, we're going to be bringing about huge changes to the program soon (including more rewards for mentors that really stand out), so keep an eye out for those changes.

First Smogon Beta Dex Release!

Posted on Jul 2, 2014

Go here to check it out. No old browsers, please.

New front page coming soon.