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Why is the bot not responding to my messages?

The bot can no longer read message contents unless it is mentioned (except in DMs). In order to interact with the bot, it is recommended to get used to using the new slash commands. If this is too much of a change for now, you can still use prefix-commands by mentioning the bot in place of a prefix.

For example: p!catch garchomp@Deriver#1761 catch garchomp or /catch name:garchomp.

Why aren't Pokémon spawning in my server?

Pokémon spawn as you chat, and so without chatting nothing will spawn.

If you are chatting, make sure to check /channel config, this will tell you if you have spawns or responses disabled, or if you have redirects enabled.

If spawns are disabled, simply ask an admin to use /channel enable settings to re-enable them.

How do I earn credits?

There are lots of ways to earn credits. Most notably, credits are given from the following:

You may also earn credits from selling Pokémon to other players through the market, auction, or trading systems.

How do I add Pokémon to my team and 6v6 someone?

To add Pokémon to your team, use /team add, with a maximum of 6 Pokémon per team.

To team duel someone or a gym, type /team ready, which locks your team. Then, you can type /duel player or /duel gym. You may also duel an AI by listing the bot an opponent in /duel player.

To unlock your team, type /team unready. Your team is automatically unlocked after you win or lose a duel.

What are Eggs and how do I get them?

Similar to Pokémon, Eggs spawn randomly and can be caught using /catch and specifying "Egg" as the Pokémon.

Once caught, they will appear in your eggventory, shown with /eggs --. You can select an Egg using /eggs select.

Once hatched, hatched Pokémon can be found using the --hatched filter in /pokemon --.

How do I change the form of my Pokémon?

Lots of Pokémon have various forms. To view forms of a Pokémon, see /dex forms.

For Pokémon requiring a form item, you can check /itemdex info to see when it will be available next in the shop.

If you have the item needed, use /pokemon form. For information on fusions, see /help and specify "pokemon fusion" as the command.

How do I get Ash Greninja and other event Pokémon?

Past event Pokémon, such as Ash Greninja, were made available to catch during specific bot events. Currently, they are only obtainable through purchasing from other players, or opening Fancy Crates which may be rewarded monthly (/monthly show).

Event Pokémon that were caught during their original events hold the [Legacy] tag - there are a limited number of these that exist.

When events are in progress, they will be broadcasted in the official server and can be seen using /event show.

What is a 'duel' Pokémon?

A 'duel' Pokémon is generally any Pokémon that is viable to be used in duels, usually based mostly on its IV spread. This term is quite subjective.

In general, a duel Pokémon should have 27+ IVs in speed, and 25+ IVs of its needed attack - but it's best for the Pokémon to also have high HP and defense IVs. If you need more help, feel free to ask in our official server!

What are Shards and how do I get them?

Shards are a second currency used mostly to buy form items and teach tutor moves. Shards can be found in Crates or as monthly rewards. You can also recycle shards for 1,000 credits each using /backpack recycle one.

What are Lure Modules and how do I get them?

Lure Modules (or simply lures) are given on every 7th daily reward (given using /daily claim), or from Crates and monthly rewards (/monthly show). Lures spawn Pokémon continuously for 30 minutes without any chatting needed. To use a Lure Module, see /lure use.

Super Lure Modules spawn Pokémon at a faster rate for the same 30 minutes, and can be obtained by merging 4 Lure Modules (/lure merge).

What are Redeems and how do I get them?

Redeems are a premium currency that can be bought (see /buy item) or obtained via donating. Redeems can also be found in Crates, as monthly rewards, and through other methods during events.

Redeems can be used to generate any Pokémon spawn of your choice using /redeem spawn or recycled for 20,000 credits using /backpack recycle one.

What are Crates and how do I get them?

Crates are given from voting for the bot once every 12 hours on or See /help and specify "vote show" as the command for more information.

Crates will always contain credits, and have a chance to contain Shards, Lure Modules, Redeems, and even Shiny Boosts. To open any Crate, use /backpack open.

What is caching?

Caching is when data is fetched from the database and temporarily stored locally so that information can be accessed quicker. In order to do complex filters, the bot must first cache your Pokémon.

If you see a ? when you use /pokemon info then it is because you aren't cached, and the bot doesn't yet know how many Pokémon you have.

Caches are cleared after 4 hours of inactivity in order to save memory.

Why choose Deriver?

Deriver has plenty of unique features, such as an advanced dueling system with status effects, items, abilities (WIP) and almost every move in the Pokémon universe implemented. Deriver also offers frequent events, a helpful and cozy community, and periodic bot updates so you can always experience the newest Pokémon content first!

Why should you join our official server or official community servers?

Joining our official server or official communities will guarantee you the best advice and help for Deriver. The servers also host frequent events such as giveaways or catch events, where you can win plenty of free stuff to boost your progress!

On top of this, all communities have some additional perks such as all-day Lures, a permenant shiny boost for server boosters, and more!