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  • Some of the summaries for Pokémon are delightfully snarky. Take, for example, the entry for Castform in Gen V, whose only set offered is... "Everybody Look At Me I'm Using Castform". Made even funnier by its additional comments.
    "Whether Castform the Weather Pokémon can weather the weather is dependent on whether the weather that it's weathering is the proper weather for it to weather. Whether the opponent can weather the weather is also subject to whether the weather that it's weathering is the right weather to weather. Whether Castform can weather the opponent is once again dictated by the weather and whether that weather is the favorable weather for weathering. But most importantly, you should know whether there will be weather to weather rather than what weather they will be weathering and whether they can weather that weather."
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  • The Most Almighty Unown's Gen V entry is also pleasantly sarcastic.
    "Other Options: You can literally run any type of Hidden Power! Unown has an option for every type and its power knows no limits—other than being hit by any other opposing Pokémon, of course. Unown wouldn't want to learn any other moves anyway, because it does not need them. Hidden Power is all it needs to wreak havoc, cause despair, and spread fear amongst the opposing team. Using stronger moves such as the boring Fire Blast, Hydro Pump, or Draco Meteor would make Unown a little girl who can't fight and likes to risk a miss that could cost you a game. Unown is no gambler."
  • Also amusingly, it outright denies Magikarp his normal Memetic Badass status through his Gen V entry, putting it in the "Overused" tier in its summary due to, well... the other definition of "overused".
    There is no excuse for using Magikarp, at all. All comedy value in using it disappeared by about 1998, and anyone who finds it funny deserves to be fed Rare Candy until they get diarrhea.
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  • Then there are the analyses from the fourth gen, which are just as good in their own way. In particular, the one for Kakuna is hilarious due to being written in the style of an actual analysis... at least until you look a bit more closely...
    "Choice: This is your standard Choice sweeper. With Bug Bite, Kakuna is not walled by the likes of Steelix and Steel-type Arceus. As a matter of fact, Bug Bite's addition lowers max HP / max Def Steelix from a 94HKO to a 36HKO. Max HP Steel-type Arceus is now a 25HKO, while min HP/Def Psychic Arceus is a 22HKO.
  • The April Fool's Pokemon of the Week analysis for Donphan is pure comedy gold. An excerpt from it:
    This set is what makes Donphan such a threat. Rapid Spin is the crux of the set. Everyone knows that every team needs a Rapid Spinner, as it's the only way to remove those pesky hazards except for some scrubby Defog trash that no one cares about, and Donphan is without a doubt the best user of Rapid Spin in the entire game. But the amazingness of Donphan doesn't end there. It also learns Stealth Rock. No, I'm not joking. Donphan can learn both Rapid Spin and Stealth Rock. When you use Donphan, you don't even have to waste a precious teamslot on a sucky Stealth Rock user like Garchomp or Landorus-I. Donphan has you covered. It's just that good. I know what you're thinking: "How could Donphan possibly get any better?" The answer to this question is that Donphan gets the best priority move in the game: Ice Shard. When you use Donphan, all of those pesky OP sweepers like Salamence and Noivern can't even hope of sweeping your team. You may be wondering why this set only has three moves. This is because Donphan is too good to run four moves. Donphan doesn't care that you can run that many moves because it doesn't even need to. This is because Donphan is without a doubt the best Pokemon in the game.
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  • The Arceus articles' Introductions evoke hammy Purple Prose.
  • The 2013 April Fools' Day joke had the sprites used on the simulator replaced with fanmade sprites made by the community...but this being April Fools' Day, the sprites were incredibly Off-Model. And the ones that weren't just blatantly Off-Model often were either drawn in chibi style or contained Shout Outs; the number of references the artists managed to sneak in just boggles the mind. It has to be seen to be believed.
    • For April Fools' Day 2014, not only did Pokémon Showdown! add Kalos sprites, but each April Fools' Day sprite got a shiny version, with some shinies having an extra layer of humor. That's 3,734 new shinies!
      • "(Pokémon) used FISSURE! ...Just kidding! It was Earthquake!" The whole SCREEN also shakes for the animation. Even funnier than that is what would happen if you used Taunt or Metronome.
  • Someone posted a petition on the forums for Lugia to be unbanned, and the de-facto leader Haunter replied with this.
    • This may have also been a reaction to a troll making a petition to ban Castform, which consisted entirely of the "weather the weather" speech.
  • Someone decided that they didn't have enough Character Tiers, so they made a thread for ranking cuteness. It's only for Little Cup, but it's still hilarious.
  • Some of the moveset names can be quite hilarious:
  • Unown's Gen III summary
  • The Gen VI joke analyses deserve special mention. Such as, well, Unown's.
  • Watchog's Gen V overview wastes no time explaining why it's The Scrappy.
    Let's take an overdone concept, make it as shitty as possible, give it the creepiest eyes known to Pokémon, and release it into the world just to watch the Pokemon fandom squirm. ~Game Freak
  • Metang's Gen V RU analysis, THE MIGHTY METANG, with guest star Billy Mays.
    Billy Mays here with a limited time offer; our brand new product for the RU tier. Combining the incredible defensive capabilities of the Steel-type and Eviolite, Metang will make a splash hit for all those watching at home. For just the cost of one teamslot, you can get your own Metang today, as well a beautiful Eviolite stone that can be used as a gift, or a Cell Battery to make sure your Metang doesn't run out of juice! But that's not all! Call now and we will add an extra Stealth Rock to your order! This decorative piece is perfect for filling your Stealth Rock needs! Use it wisely though, because setting up Stealth Rock turns Metang from nearly worthless to completely worthless for the rest of the match.
  • Behold, the Gen VI analysis for Pachirisu.
  • Try entering the Konami Code on the forums. Go ahead, try it. The forums will change to an (intentionally) atrocious design scheme that has to be seen to be believed.
  • Smogon's official Facebook page shared the new Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon trailer concerning the 3 New UBs revealed to be the Poison-type UB-Adhesive, the Fire/Ghost-type UB-Burst, and the Rock/Steel UB-Assembly. The post caps off on this note:
    Which Ground-type are you looking forward to using to prey on the new Ultra Beasts' well balanced typings?
  • The absolutely legendary description of Luvdisc for Generation 4.
  • During the period when Doubles OU held a suspect test for Snorlax, the Smogon Doubles room intro has Snorlax spinning for whatever reason.
  • Palkia's BW dex entry is more subtle than the others on this page, but contains a great deal of suggestive language woven seamlessly into the text. Although "ejaculate" near the beginning was Bowdlerised to "cough up", the rest is still intact.

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