Over the years, Pokémon Vortex has used multiple sources as a chatroom from IRC to the current Discord.
Discord was set up originally to be launched with v4 but replaced IRC in v3's mid-life span and has proven the most popular chat format so far with the users and staff.
Pokémon Vortex's Discord has multiple channels with different purposes ranging from general conversation, trading and mini-games playable within the chatroom by interacting with bots.
A large variety of customisation options and API's available for Discord make it highly suited for Vortex as a chatroom with some current and upcoming in-game integrations with Discord to Vortex such as checking a users account status, seeing who has a specific Pokémon in their trades and even checking the status of a promo code.
The welcome channel is the main landing/invitation channel which gives a brief description of each channel's purpose, the Discord server rules and helpful links for Discord and Pokémon Vortex.
The announcements channel has one sole purpose, that is to send out news and update info for everyone to see. Anything of importance such as events, maintenance schedules and updates will be posted in here and it is the only channel that normal users can apply "reactions" to messages. This channel can be "Followed" by other server owners which will push any messages from this channel to their own server/channel of choice.
Note: This channel can only be posted in by the Administrator role or higher.
The general channel is where users can talk about anything (within reason, sticking to the chatroom rules) The only thing not allowed here but is allowed on the chat is discussing trades, that is to be done in #trades.
The trades channel is strictly for organising a trade to take place within Pokémon Vortex. Users can post what they have for trade here or leave a message telling others what they are looking for.
Users looking to find a clan to join or clans looking to recruit new players is all done within this channel.
Similar to the #trades channel, #pokebay-auctions is used to post things players have listed up for auction.
This channel has a special automatic feed of auctions listed by players that are currently subscribed to Pokémon Vortex's premium service.
The bot-commands channel is used for interacting with the various bots with commands not related to mini-games or their own channel. For example, you can look up a users' in-game profile in this channel by typing !user <username>
The #quiz channel is where the Who's That Pokémon? game takes place. VortexBot will announce in the #general channel and here when the game is about to begin.
Each round, VortexBot shows a silhouette of a Pokémon. You must be quick and type the name of that Pokémon as fast as you can. The round will end once somebody gets the correct answer. Every correct answer will earn you a raffle ticket for a prize draw at the end of the quiz. The quiz lasts for 10 rounds.
- The channel will be silenced when VortexBot is talking and you won't be able to type anything when this happens. This reduces spam and allows everyone to see the silhouette before the answers start to flood in.
- While the initial question will display if a Pokémon has punctuation in the name, it is not necessary to use these in your answer, nor is it required to use capitalization of letters. For example, if the answer is Arceus (Electric) a correct answer would also be arceus electric or even arceuselectric which can significantly cut down some users typing time.
Note: Currently, the quiz runs every hour, on the hour but it is not guaranteed to remain on this schedule.
This channel cannot be posted in unless the message is a valid promo code for use on Pokémon Vortex. When a promo code is sent to this channel, the original message of the user is deleted and replaced with a rich embed message from VortexBot that will show information about the promo code that was posted. This message is kept up to date to display when a promo code has been redeemed and who by, also showing the Discord user that redeemed it when possible.
There are multiple bots on Vortex's Discord. Some of which are limited to use by staff and some can be used by users for various tasks and activities. Below is details on each bot, their usability and functionality.
VortexBot is Pokémon Vortex's own custom bot written in Node.js. This bot is responsible for all of the chat user to game interaction. It can complete numerous tasks within the game and display it on Discord including creating user based custom player cards, checking Pokémon up for trade and viewing another player's in-game profile stats.
Below are a list of usable commands with this bot.
|!help||Shows command overview of VortexBot||#bot-commands||-|
|!poke <name>||Shows information about the requested Pokémon||#bot-commands||!poke Munchlax|
|!id <id>||Shows information about a users specific Pokémon||#bot-commands||!id 109563|
|!top <name>||Shows information about the highest exp requested Pokémon||#bot-commands||!top Munchlax|
|!user <ign>||Shows the account statistics of the requested user||#bot-commands||!user VortexBot|
|!card <ign>||Shows the trainer card of the requested user||#bot-commands||!card VortexBot|
|!dupes <ign>||Creates a list of duplicate Pokémon owned by the requested user||#bot-commands||!dupes VortexBot|
|!iam <ign>||Link your Pokémon Vortex account to Discord||#bot-commands||!iam VortexBot|
|!customcard||Customise your trainer card (Requires linked Vortex account to Discord)||#bot-commands||-|
|!me||Lists your linked account(s)||#bot-commands||-|
|!missing <ign>||Generates a list of all Pokémon the specified account is missing||#bot-commands||!missing VortexBot|
|!missingleggies <ign>||Generates a list of legendary Pokémon the specified account is missing||#bot-commands||!missingleggies VortexBot|
|!missingevents <ign>||Generates a list of event Pokémon the specified account is missing||#bot-commands||!missingevents VortexBot|
|!missingpremium <ign>||Generates a list of premium Pokémon the specified account is missing||#bot-commands||!missingpremium VortexBot|
|!missingmegas <ign>||Generates a list of mega Pokémon the specified account is missing||#bot-commands||!missingmegas VortexBot|
|!missingfossils <ign>||Generates a list of fossil Pokémon the specified account is missing||#bot-commands||!missingfossils VortexBot|
|!missingubs <ign>||Generates a list of Ultra Beast Pokémon the specified account is missing||#bot-commands||!missingubs VortexBot|
|!missingstarters <ign>||Generates a list of starter Pokémon the specified account is missing||#bot-commands||!missingstarters VortexBot|
|!missingspecials <ign>||Generates a list of special Pokémon the specified account is missing||#bot-commands||!missingspecials VortexBot|
|!whois @user||Lists the Discord user's Pokémon Vortex accounts||#bot-commands||!whois @VortexBot#9225|
|!nextquiz||Displays how long until the next quiz starts||#quiz||-|
|!promocode <promo>||Check when a promo code was redeemed, who by and what it contained||#bot-commands||!promocode XXX-XXX-XXX|
|Gives values of the requested Pokémon, Item or Avatar according to PokéBay sales in the last month||#bot-commands||!value Snorlax|
!value Beast Ball
!value Munchlax Avatar
|!attack <attack>||Shows information about the requested attack||#bot-commands||!attack Tackle|
|!ppvalue||Show the recent auction price statistics for all premium Pokémon||#bot-commands||-|
A.W.E.S.O.M.-O is an open source self-hosted bot written in python and provided by Twentysix. It has a wide set of features which can be enabled and disabled to meet server needs from image searches to playing music in an audio channel.
It's purpose on Pokémon Vortex's Discord is automated moderation, announcements and playing music in the audio channels.
This bot can currently only be controlled by the moderator role or higher but will interact and notify users of certain events such as if Pokémon Vortex goes live on Twitch or the game is going down for maintenance.
ServerHound is a third party bot provided by Silicon Valley it is used for indexing public Discord servers and listing them based on stats.
ServerHound has no publicly active commands for use.
To get one, you must win the quiz raffle in the #quiz channel for the Who's that Pokémon? game and be awarded with a Cosmog promo code. Each Cosmog prize is announced before the round in the #general channel to give people a moments notice and decide whether this is a round they want to enter.
- Do not use offensive/profane avatars.
- Do not set your "playing" status to anything offensive/profane.
- Do not set your username to anything offensive/profane.
- Do not discuss bots or botting relating to the game.
Any attempt to break these rules will result in you being kicked from the server so you can amend it. Once you have changed whichever part of your Discord app is not following these rules, you may join the server again. If you have not corrected the broken rule on your Discord then you will be banned and will not be able to return.
For help on anything to do with the Discord website or app, please visit their help section found here. Pokémon Vortex staff is not responsible for Discord and cannot control any issues you may have with their service and/or software.