Do you want to create your own Pokemon teams? We teach you how to create the best Pokemon team in Pokemon Showdown with teambuilder.

Pokemon Showdown may seem a bit confusing at first, but it’s easy to get the hang of it. One of the basic processes that we need to learn is how to create the best Pokemon team in Pokemon Showdown with teambuilder . This way you will be able to choose the members of your team, together with their movements and characteristics, to face other online trainers.

If you have never entered the platform or you are not registered, the teambuilder is on the left side of the screen . “Teambuilder” translates to “team builder,” which is what it’s for. To create a team from 0 we must select «New Team» in the «All teams» submenu. Once there we can give our team a name at the top of the screen, although this is secondary. The important thing is to choose the format, which will determine the rules and creatures used, since if we select, for example, the 3rd generation, we will not be able to use Pokemon from the 4th generation.

How is it logical, at the beginning you will not have any Pokemon and the page itself will make fun of you saying: “you have no pokemon lol”. To solve this, we select “+Add Pokemon” and thus integrate the first member . A list will open with all the Pokemon available in that format so that we can choose just one. Later we will repeat this process with the others until completing a team of 6 members.

Let’s go back to the first chosen Pokemon. Once we select the desired creature, the first thing is to grant it an object. Pokemon Showdown shows you the most used items, but you can choose any. Later we will choose their ability, movements and finally, their EVs . We can also modify its level, gender and its color, by being able to choose whether or not it is Shiny. It is even possible to nickname him as we wish, but watch out for offensive language to avoid problems.


Next we will show Pokemon Showdown teams to copy and paste , or what is the same: already defined templates. It is important to note that the game is completely in English, so you will have to memorize the names. In any case, its language is basic and it is based on movements of 2 words at most, so it is easy to play in English. That said, many users create teams so that you just have to copy and paste it to play with them.

The Pokemon community cooperates and likes to share their best teams . You can find more teams on the Smogon forum , as well as tactics and tips from other users. We show you 3 featured teams, but remember that in each generation the competitiveness of each Pokemon varies.


  • Toxapex @ Black Sludge Ability: Regenerator EVs: 248 HP / 104 Def / 132 SpD / 24 Spe Bold Nature IVs: 0 Atk – Toxic – Scald – Recover – Haze
  • Celesteela @ Leftovers Ability: Beast Boost EVs: 248 HP / 88 Def / 168 SpD / 4 Spe Sassy Nature – Heavy Slam – Leech Seed – Protect – Flamethrower
  • Greninja-Ash @ Choice Specs Ability: Battle Bond EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Timid Nature – Hydro Pump – Dark Pulse – Spikes – Water Shuriken
  • Garchomp @ Rockium Z Ability: Rough Skin Shiny: Yes EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Jolly Nature – Stealth Rock – Swords Dance – Earthquake – Stone Edge
  • Tapu Bulu @ Choice Band Ability: Grassy Surge EVs: 112 HP / 252 Atk / 144 Spe Adamant Nature – Wood Hammer – Superpower – Stone Edge – Horn Leech
  • Tornadus-Therian @ Rocky Helmet Ability: Regenerator EVs: 224 HP / 80 Def / 204 Spe Timid Nature – Hurricane – Knock Off – Defog – U-turn


  • Pelipper (M) @ Damp Rock Ability: Drizzle EVs: 248 HP / 36 Def / 224 SpD Bold Nature – Scald – U-turn – Defog – Roost
  • Swampert-Mega (M) @ Swampertite Ability: Swift Swim EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe Jolly Nature – Stealth Rock – Waterfall – Earthquake – Ice Punch
  • Ferrothorn (M) @ Leftovers Ability: Iron Barbs EVs: 252 HP / 80 Def / 176 SpD Careful Nature IVs: 29 Spe – Leech Seed – Spikes – Power Whip – Knock Off
  • Greninja-Ash @ Choice Specs Ability: Battle Bond EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Timid Nature – Water Shuriken – Dark Pulse – Surf – Ice Beam
  • Magearna @ Steelium Z Ability: Soul-Heart EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Timid Nature IVs: 0 Atk – Shift Gear – Calm Mind – Flash Cannon – Thunderbolt
  • Tornadus-Therian @ Life Orb Ability: Regenerator EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Naive Nature – Taunt – Hurricane – Knock Off – Superpower


  • Alakazam-Mega @ Alakazite Ability: Trace EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Timid Nature IVs: 0 Atk – Calm Mind – Psychic – Focus Blast – Recover
  • Gliscor @ Toxic Orb Ability: Poison Heal EVs: 244 HP / 44 Def / 68 SpD / 152 Spe Jolly Nature – Swords Dance – Roost – Earthquake – Ice Fang
  • Tapu Bulu @ Leftovers Ability: Grassy Surge EVs: 224 HP / 216 SpD / 68 Spe Careful Nature – Swords Dance – Horn Leech – Superpower – Synthesis
  • Toxapex @ Black Sludge Ability: Regenerator EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD Calm Nature IVs: 0 Atk – Toxic Spikes – Scald – Recover – Haze
  • Tornadus-Therian @ Rocky Helmet Ability: Regenerator EVs: 248 HP / 8 SpA / 252 Spe Timid Nature – Hurricane – Knock Off – Focus Blast – Defog
  • Heatran @ Firium Z Ability: Flash Fire EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Timid Nature IVs: 0 Atk – Stealth Rock – Magma Storm – Earth Power – Taunt


Finally, we will solve how to use the Team Calculator in Pokemon Showdown, although for this we must clarify what the Team Calculator? The Team Calculator is a damage calculator to find out how much health and KO chance each move a Pokemon has against a specific Pokemon. At first glance it is very complex, since it has several blocks that are divided into sections full of figures, but it is simpler than it seems.


The Pokemon Showdown Calculator is accessible via this link or with the “/calc” command in chat. The first thing is to differentiate between generation block, which is located above the line, and the damage block itself. We must select the generation (by default choose the new one) and then the hypothetical contenders. We choose the movements of each one and with all the data of the Pokemon (EVs, objects, etc) we can already see how much damage it would cause. We have an overview, but we can also focus on each move to learn more about its damage in battle.

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