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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 web-based Pokémon battle simulator. It is open source and written in JavaScript and Node.js. It was adopted by Smogon on July 2, 2012.

In addition to standard modes of play, Pokémon Showdown! includes unique features such as "Hackmons" and "Balanced Hackmons," which encompass Pokémon of normally illegal movesets and Abilities.



Pokémon Showdown has move animations in battle. It 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.


Pokémon Showdown was created by Zarel. The project is open-source and has many other development and graphical contributors as well.


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

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