Become PRO : Pokemon Showdown (Complete Guide 2019)

Become PRO : Pokemon Showdown (Complete Guide 2019)

To claim yourself a Pro in Pokemon Go, you also need to prove yourself on Pokemon Showdown.

Pokemon Showdown is a Battle Simulator and you can find thousands of users engaging in battles against each other.

It is a web-based battle simulator that is available for free and open-source. Pokemon Showdown has some exciting features allowing the users to play animated battles. Either you want to fight a random opponent, team battles, or ladder, this a perfect platform. Along with standard playing modes, this game also provides unique features such as “Hackmons” and “Balanced Hackmons”.

Pokemon Showdown App & Download


You can play Pokemon Showdown online on the browser or download the windows version of the game. The online game supports all types of browser versions so you only need a good internet connection to play the battles.

There is a lot of discussions about whether Pokemon Showdown will get blocked by official Pokemon Go. To the date, Pokemon Showdown Unblocked links are available below.

Online Link:

Download for Windows:

Nintendo is very much aware of these Animated Battle Simulators but they have not taken any action yet. The main reason could be a marketing reason. There are a large number of users who develop an affiliation with Pokemon through these animated Pokemon battles.

Exploring Battle Simulator

Pokemon Showdown platform allows the user to experience animated battles and makes it convenient to find new challenges. There is a great opportunity with Pokemon Showdown to make new friends and build your own battle teams. There are hundreds of chatrooms available which you can join and have a discussion with them. From there, you can also send battle challenges to chat room members.

To get started with Pokemon Showdown, you have to choose a username. From there a dialogue box will appear for login/signup. If you are a registered user then you can simply enter the password and start interacting. Otherwise, you can click on to select a unique username and create your account.

The live updates are given on the home page about the number of users online and current battles going on. The best part is you can see live what’s happening live on battlefields. If your friends are engaged in interesting battles, then you can watch them live from your Computer.

Starting a Random Pokemon Battle

To get going on the battlefield is just two clicks away. At the most left side of the interface, users can see a drop-down list for Format. Select the first option of Random Battle and click on the Battle Button. This will get you started with a single opponent randomly. You will be playing against a live user online and can practice how to get things going.

How to Build Best Pokemon Showdown Teambuilder

For all other formats, users need to build teams to engage in battles. There is a button “Team Builder” on the left side. From there, you can choose to create a new team. Before team creation, we need to create Pokemon for ourselves.

The best part about Pokemon Showdown TeamBuilder is we can select Pokemon of our choice to be included in our team. Also, users are able to define moves for each of the Pokemon they create. This means we able to create fully customized Pokemon for our Pokemon Showdown teams. We can adjust their stats and manage EVs and IVs according to our requirements. Also, users can select the nature of Pokemon whether they should be Serious, Calm, Relaxed or there are other options in the dropdown list.

After we’ve created customized Pokemon for our team, then we can click on Validate Button. If the EVs fall under the range of Real Pokemon features then our team will be created for a particular format. If there is an issue, a dialogue box will appear and we will have to adjust EVs of our created Pokemon.

Best Team: Pokemon Showdown

For each format of the Pokemon Showdown Battle, we need to create a separate team. Users can create different Pokemon while choosing different moves for each Pokemon. Pokemon Showdown best team is the one that contains various Pokemon with different sets of moves. In this way, we can create a versatile team possessing maximum skills for different battle situations.

With our experience, we used below Pokemon with their set of qualities mentioned for most of the battles. You can try the same Pokemon Showdown Best team for yourself and customize them accordingly.

GMST PH (Xerneas) @ Power Herb

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

Ability: Fairy Aura

Shiny: Yes

Modest Nature





Ninetales @ Leftovers

EVs: 248 HP / 16 Def / 8 SpA / 220 SpD / 16 Spe

Ability: Drought

Calm Nature (+SpD, -Atk)



Pain Split


Capricorn (Keldeo) @ Choice Specs

EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

Timid Nature

Ability: Justified

IVs: 0 Atk

Hydro Pump

Secret Sword

Hidden Power


Alladin (Hoopa-Unbound) @ Lum Berry

EVs: 248 HP / 252 SpA / 8 SpD

Ability: Magician

Modest Nature

Dark Pulse

Energy Ball



Barbara! (Manaphy) @ Leftovers

EVs: 84 HP / 84 Def / 172 SpA / 84 SpD / 84 Spe

Ability: Hydration

Modest Nature

Ice Beam

Tail Glow



Nidoqueen @ Black Sludge

EVs: 248 HP / 240 Def / 16 SpA / 4 SpD

Ability: Sheer Force

Bold Nature

Stealth Rock



Earth Power

Damage Calculator:  Evaluate HP Loss

Damage Calculator allows users to calculate the loss of a Pokemon’s HP after battle engagements. This HP loss happens due to special attacks or physical attacks carried out by opponent Pokemon. The damage Calculation formula is a complex one in which we can ignore how it works. We can simply go to the Pokemon Showdown Calculator to easily calculate the damage that has been done to our Pokemon.

To simply calculate the damages, we need to enter specific data required for both the Pokemon battling against each other. Along with Pokemon related data such as type, gender, level, stats, current HP, we need to select the type of battlefield. Also, at the top, we can find generations menu, which allows us to perform the calculation for the preferred generation. With the help of the Pokemon Showdown calculator, we can easily know our chances of survival in the upcoming battles and against the special moves.

 Replays: Share Your Battle Videos

Watch and learn how Showdown players engage in thrilling battles. You can watch and share your previous battle videos with Replays Option. If you want to watch out for battles of your favorite player than you can search for replays by usernames. Else, you can search replays by Formats, to get to know more about how a specific format is played. This is a great platform to share with others your winning moments and how you won a specific battle.

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