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What is Pokemon Showdown Battle Simulator?

What is Pokemon Showdown Battle Simulator?
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With the release of Pokémon Go and Pokémon Unite, the franchise has become popular in the gaming industry over the years as its developers continue to polish existing titles with new and interesting features.

A new Pokémon game is now available and it’s called Pokémon Showdown. It is a battle simulator that lets you battle Pokémons online with randomly generated teams or with your very own team which you can build.

How to Play Pokémon Showdown

Pokémon Showdown is a fully animated game as well as an online web-based game. This means it cannot be downloaded on mobile or any other platforms like other Pokémon titles.


The game requires a stable internet connection to play without issues. You can try out the game at the official website where you’ll come across a ton of options but without an option that allows you register a new account.

This will be the case if you try to access the game’s official website with your mobile device. But a restriction has been placed on mobile and other platforms except Windows PC.


Apparently this is to keep the player base filled with mostly loyal people who actually want to take time and play the game. We recommend using the latest Google Chrome browser on your Windows PC to access the game’s website below.

Pokémon Showdown Features

There’s a ton of features to expect from the game but below we’ve listed some of the best.

Live Database

Before joining the game’s official chat room, there are two options above that: Users Online and Active Battles. These duo options will help you in determining the peak hours of the game. You wouldn’t want to step into a room with fewer users.

Damage Calculator

This is especially useful for players who believe they’ve been cheated in the game. They can use the Damage Calculator to check and verify if everything went according to the rules of the game or not.

News Portal

Before joining a game, you can decide to check out the news portal and find out what’s going on in the Pokémon Showdown community.

No Ads

Some of you might’ve already labelled the game as one to be filled with ads but surprisingly there aren’t any ads in the game. It is a completely free-to-play battle simulation game.


If you’ve enjoyed Pokémon games on mobile for a while now and you want to get a taste of something different and on a different platform (Windows PC), then definitely check out the official website and confirm if you can play Pokémon Showdown.

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