Pokémon Showdown is a Pokémon battle simulator. Play Pokémon battles online! Play with randomly generated teams, or build your own! Fully animated!
Seasonal Ladder Returns!
Remember the OM Seasonal Ladder? It now returns to Showdown in a brand new installment! Unlike the previous seasonals that celebrated specific holidays, Seasonal Strikes Back intends to celebrate the comeback of the format itself, mashing up the mechanics from the previous seasonals all together into one. This combination brings an enjoyable experience for everyone, with a nice hint of nostalgia for the older users, so don't miss out!
—Detective Dell on Nov 10, 2014 Read more / comments
Move Animations & Room Events
Updates to move animations are being made! Graphics will be frequently updated as we cover all of the existing moves (where either new or improved changes will be added), and changes will be applied to battles.
—Detective Dell on Nov 8, 2014 Read more / comments