ARCHIVED: Battle CenterThis forum is designed for all of your Pokémon battling needs! The main forum is meant for discussions, battle requests, battle logs, and other threads related to battling. Look to the sub-forums for events and team help.
This thread will eventually completely replace Compiled Guides (once we update the guides in that thread). Below is an assortment just about everything you could ever need for competitive battling. Enjoy!
(Also, BIG thanks to Wolflare and Opposite Day for helping me compile these!)
The S&M Archive is useful if you want to learn about what was effective in previous generations and check out what the past of this section was like. Remember to set "show threads" to "The beginning" if you actually want to see any threads!
Follow this link to download Pokémon Online. Make sure to check out the PokéCommunity Battle Server if you download Pokémon Online so that you can chat and battle with the competitive battling community here at PC.
Smogon's B/W Pokédex is the premier resource for competitive battling, and it's not just for new players. It can be used to become familiar with any Pokémon in the game and how it operates strategically, and there are links to tiers, moves, items, etc., all of which are accompanied by brief descriptions and relevant numerical information like a move's accuracy or how an item modifies the power of an attack.
eRMT will format your RMT for you, so only you need to type the team/threat list descriptions! This is mainly for Pokémon Online, where you can go to Team Builder, click File -> Export to text, copy and paste that into the eRMT, and it will format it.
This is another sprite resource. Simply click on a Pokémon, and the official art can be found on the top right. You can scroll down until you see the sprites (pretty much the bottom of the page). Additionally, under the sprite list there's a link for more art and sprites.
This lists all the Pokémon in Battle Subway and their movesets. So when playing Battle Subway, you can just search the Pokémon's name when you encounter it with Ctrl + F to see what moveset they most likely will have. Credit goes to Team Rocket Elite from Smogon.