The Smogon Forums Community
Smogon Forums are Pokémon forums dedicated to competitive Pokémon battling. The website was founded by chaos on December 18th, 2004. It started off as a small group of gaming gurus before it spread with a gigantic community across the globe. Other Battle simulators were made and they realized they needed a home to host them. The Smogon Tour unfolds in weekly installments, each of which features BW/XY/SM. Not even Smogon is spared from toxic fans however.
Why They Aren't Pokémon Masters
- They use "Autism" and "Cancer" as insults, that's all that needs to be said.
- Some do not want to accept their defeats and run away from the combat when the opponent is about to win.
- Some of them are elitists themselves, which says much.
- They would look down on players and act superior to each other.
- They come from the Pokémon Fandom which is enough to make them toxic.
- Some treat Smogon as if it were the official metagame of Pokémon, when it is a simulator created by fans and the official metagame is VGC.
Redeeming Qualities That Make Them Eligible to Fight in the Pokêmon World
- Not all fans act like this, so its best to assume its more tolerable than most other communities.
- Some sane fans praise opinions, even though this is rare.