Spanish Guide: ¿Te perdiste? Quizás buscas la guía que está disponible en español! Haz click aquí para verla. Introduction Spoiler Welcome to Pokémon Online! We're glad to have you with us. PO is a Pokémon Battle Simulator. We're a friendly international community. Keep in mind though that the Webclient is still being developed, so certain elements, such as Double battles, may not be available yet. To use the Webclient, click the big "Play now" button on our Home Page. Getting started Connecting Spoiler You have two choices: you can enter as a guest with a default username that cannot be registered and has limited privileges, or you can set a username of your own and register it. If the nickname you chose is already taken, it will request a password, so you need to choose another username by clicking "Not you?". Main Buttons Spoiler Find battle: Allows you to automatically search for a battle in the tier your team belongs to. If you have no teams, the server sends you to a tier that generates random teams to use. Click here for an updated list of our tiers. The waiting time may vary on the tier you play. Note: If for some reason your battle gets stuck or you cant battle at all, you can switch to the simple battle window and disable the battle audio for faster loading. Teambuilder: Here is where you can build your teams. Always make sure to click the "Update" button everytime you make a change on your team. Servers: This button will show you the list of servers on PO. Servers are different places for any kind of player. You can choose your favorite due to language, mini-games or some features they have. Pokémon Online is the main server. Teambuilding Step by Step Spoiler Step 1 Here you can give a name to your team, lock or unlock the Hackmons function, assign the tier for your team, and more. To start building, just click on the respective Poke # buttons for each slot. Note that next to "Team Tier" is what determines in which Generation your team will fall into, if by accident you end up in another gen, try to fix it from there. ----- Step 2: Here's where you can modify each Pokémon in the party separately, with many options such as moves, formes, EVs and IVs modification, etc. When you're done with your team, return to the Home button, make sure all your Pokémon have a full moveset and their EVs must also be set. Otherwise, it will be read as an invalid team. Click the Update button below to save the changes. Extras Mega Evolution Spoiler Make sure to put the appropriate Mega Stone on your Pokémon in the teambuilder for this to work. If you did this correctly, the "Mega" button should show up on the battle screen. List of Mega Evolutions Spoiler Venusaurite + Venusaur = Mega Venusaur (SM OU) Blastoisite + Blastoise = Mega Blastoise (SM UU) Charizardite X or Y + Charizard = Mega Charizard X or Mega Charizard Y (Both SM OU) Alakazite + Alakazam = Mega Alakazam (SM OU) Gengarite + Gengar = Mega Gengar (SM Ubers) Houndoomite + Houndoom = Mega Houndoom (SM UU) Manectite + Manectric = Mega Manectric (SM LU) Mawilite + Mawile = Mega Mawile (SM OU) Kangaskhanite + Kangaskhan = Mega Kangaskhan (SM Ubers) Gyaradosite + Gyarados = Mega Gyarados (SM OU) Mewtwonite X or Y+ Mewtwo = Mega Mewtwo X Or Mega Mewtwo Y (Both SM Ubers) Gardevoirite + Gardevoir = Mega Gardevoir (SM UU) Pinsirite + Pinsir = Mega Pinsir (SM OU) Ampharosite + Ampharos = Mega Ampharos (Not yet released in Sun / Moon) Garchompite + Garchomp = Mega Garchomp (SM OU) Aerodactylite + Aerodactyl = Mega Aerodactyl (SM UU) Abomasite + Abomasnow = Mega Abomasnow (SM NU) Heracronite + Heracross = Mega Heracross (SM OU) Lucarionite + Lucario = Mega Lucario (SM Ubers) Scizorite + Scizor = Mega Scizor (SM OU) Aggronite + Aggron = Mega Aggron (SM NU) Banettite + Banette = Mega Banette (SM NU) Blazikenite + Blaziken = Mega Blaziken (SM Ubers) Swampert + Swampertite = Mega Swampert (SM UU) Sceptile + Sceptilite = Mega Sceptile (SM LU) Pidgeotite + Pidgeot = Mega Pidgeot (SM UU) Lopunnite + Lopunny = Mega Lopunny (SM OU) Cameruptite + Camerupt = Mega Camerupt (SM NU) Altarianite + Altaria = Mega Altaria (Not yet released in Sun / Moon) Sablenite + Sableye = Mega Sableye (SM OU) Diancite + Diancie = Mega Diancie (Not yet released in Sun / Moon) Salamencite + Salamence = Mega Salamence (SM Ubers) Dragon Ascent (Required Move, Does not need Mega stone.) + Rayquaza = Mega Rayquaza (Anything Goes) Galladite + Gallade = Mega Gallade (SM UU) Metagrossite + Metagross = Mega Metagross (SM Ubers) Audinite + Audino = Mega Audino (SM NU) Slowbronite + Slowbro = Mega Slowbro (SM UU) Blue Orb + Kyogre = Primal Kyogre (Primal Reversion) (SM Ubers) Red Orb + Groudon = Primal Groudon (Primal Reversion) (SM Ubers) Glalitite + Glalie = Mega Glalie (SM NU) Medicham + Medichamite = Mega Medicham (SM OU) Steelixite + Steelix = Mega Steelix (SM UU) Beedrilite + Beedrill = Mega Beedrill (SM UU) Z-Moves Spoiler To use a Z-Move, you must first put the appropriate Z-Crystal on your Pokémon and fulfill the requirement each Crystal has set. Otherwise, it won't work. Currently the Battle window does not specify the Z-Move name on the move buttons, so you have to know the move information beforehand. Warning: Currently in this version the process cannot be canceled using the "Cancel" button. If you accidentally pressed the Z-Move button ONCE, or if you change your mind and no longer wish to use it in said turn after pressing it, you have to press any other move that doesn't match the Z-Crystal type. If you pressed it TWICE then you will be forced to use the Z-Move. Player Information Spoiler Pencil button Here's where you can customize your trainer information and avatar. You can also change your username from here and then click on "Update" to use the new name. Player list Spoiler Now you must know about the player list. It's where all usernames are. You can select them and a window should show their trainer information and buttons to challenge them. Clauses Spoiler Clauses are basically restrictions or particular rules that are either enforced by the server (such as finding a battle automatically) or set by the user (when challenging). Sleep Clause*: No more than one Pokémon on each team can be put to sleep at the same time. Freeze Clause: No more than one Pokémon on each team may be frozen at the same time. Disallow Spectators: Prevents other players from spectating the battle. Item Clause: There cannot be two or more Pokémon in each team holding the same item. Challenge Cup: Players will be given a team consisting of random Pokémon with random moves, items and stats. No Timeout: There will be no timer in the battle, meaning players will be free to take as much time as they want. Species Clause*: No more than one Pokémon with the same Pokédex number may be put on the same team. Team Preview*: Players are allowed to see each other's team before the battle starts. Self-KO Clause*: If both player's last Pokémon faint in the same turn, the battle will not end in a tie but the winner will be decided depending on how the Pokémon fainted. Inverted Battle: Type effectiveness is reversed, meaning Fire will be super effective against Water and weak to Grass and so on. Click here to see the full type chart for Inverted Battle. *Clauses with an asterisk are typically enforced in ladder battles. Other features in the Challenge Window Spoiler Private Message: It's the space where you can have a private conversation with any user. Ignore: If enabled, you will ignore all private and public messages from a user. Misc. Features Settings Spoiler Idle: Allows you to block challenges from users and can be used to tell others that you are unavailable or busy. Timestamps: Can be turned on or off to show or not show timestamps respectively. Sort by auth: Re-orders the player list by authority level. First owners, then admins, mods and users. Colored player list: Allows you to see the colors used by every player on their username. Simple battle window: There are two ways to display battles on Webclient. The basic one that appears if this feature is disabled and a "improved view" if enabled. Simple battle audio: If checked you will be available to listen the PO background music for battles. If not, no music will play in battles. Show exit warning: If checked your browser will request you a confirmation to exit from PO. If disabled, it doesn't appear. Download data: Don't want to lose all your changes done in your profile? Teams? And more stuff? If you click this button it will show you a block of text then you have to copy and paste that text on Notepad, save the text as a .json file. Load from data: If you want to move those changes done in your profile, then upload it, select your .json file that you saved before and there you go! All changes saved. Register: You must register your username so you can secure your account, be able to join Tournaments and other features that are only available when your name is registered. Search Bar Spoiler Allows you to find Players or Channels. Joining Channels Spoiler You can either create your own channels or join the current ones. Use the search bar to join existing ones or type /cjoin channelname if you already know the channel you want to join; this command also works to create your own channels. Useful Links Information Regarding Hackmons Frequently Asked Questions Guide To Personalising Your Trainer Info A Simple Guide that Explains Tiers If you have any questions that were not answered by this guide, feel free to make a post on the Help Subforum.