Team Builder Roadmap, FAQ, and Changelog

The Marriland Team Builder has gone through a lot of development over the past few months, along with so many other parts of the site’s backend. The most recent major revamp was on Nov. 18, 2019.

Known Bugs

Here is a list of all known bugs or issues with the Team Builder:

  • Some alternate forms may be missing their images.
  • No support for older generation abilities, such as Gengar with Levitate (removed in Gen. 7).
  • Any Pokémon in Sword and Shield will have a much tinier icon. This is due to the icon size being much higher, but it being resized to fit the old dimensions. This may take some time to ensure it will look good on smaller phones.

If you notice a bug or issue with the Team Builder, you can report it on the Marriland Forums or by tweeting me on Twitter (@Marriland) and I’ll add it to the list.


There are plenty of features that are planned for the Team Builder’s future that will help make it even more awesome!

Here’s a look at some of the stuff I’m planning for the future:

  • Adding an option for which Generation of Pokémon games to calculate off of so players playing older games can have accurate results.
  • Adding interface and search support for other languages! I would love to see this tool be useful to people all around the world.
  • Saving teams for later or sharing teams with other viewers.
  • Automatic suggestions for Pokémon that would be a good fit on your team.
  • Ability to look through a list of Pokémon to add, for example, all Pokémon available in a certain game, potentially with the ability to filter by how far in the game it is.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I get alternate forms to show up?

This should be a MUCH simpler process than it was for the older Marriland Team Builder. There are actually a few ways to get an alternate form for a Pokémon!

The first way is to just type in the base form of the Pokémon. A drop-down box will appear after you’ve hit Enter or moved away from the input box, and inside you’ll find different forms to switch between.

The second way is to type out the form you’re looking for and it will give you suggestions (on modern browsers; on phones, it should show up in your autocorrect). There are a few varieties, for instance, you can type “Sky Shaymin”, “Shaymin Sky”, “Shaymin-S”, or even “Skymin” to find Sky Forme Shaymin.

If you choose the second way, it will replace the name in the input field with the main name of the Pokémon, but should keep its form saved!

What does the “symbol” display mode do?

By default, in the weakness and resistance table, you will see each of your Pokémon’s weaknesses and resistances using fractions, so a Pokémon with a resistance to a given type will show “½” in green and will show “2×” in red for a weakness. This indicates how much damage the Pokémon receives from the respective type.

If the “symbol” display mode is active, rather than showing you numbers, it will display symbols that are more familiar in Asian languages for displaying weaknesses and resistances but also may be more intuitive to other viewers.

  • ◯ A big red circle indicates a 2× weakness.
  • ◎ A double-circle in a red box indicates a 4× weakness.
  • △ An empty green triangle indicates a ½ resistance.
  • ▲ A thick triangle in a green box indicates a ¼ resistance.
  • × An X in a gray box indicates a total immunity. This is a good thing!


Because some of you like changelogs, here’s a look at what’s changed over time.

Version 5.2.0 (Nov. 18, 2019)

  • Massive overhaul to add the “Advanced Mode” to the Team Builder.
  • When Advanced Mode is active, you can input up to 4 moves for each of your team’s Pokémon, as well as up to 6 enemy Pokémon, and you can see your offensive coverage against each type and each specific enemy Pokémon.
  • Fixed a bug where certain alternate forms of Pokémon in the Galar Dex would reset after changing Pokémon.

Version 5.1.0 (Nov. 14, 2019)

  • Support for ALL Sword & Shield Pokémon has been added to the Team Builder. Their icons may look a bit small by comparison to the old icons. Still looking into a solution to make sure it plays nicely on smaller phones and screens!
  • It now shows “* not in SwSh” next to “Pokémon 1” (or whichever slot) if the Pokémon you’re adding to your team is NOT present in Sword or Shield. If you’re building a team for older generations, don’t worry about this! Carry on.

Version 5.0.0 (Nov. 9, 2019)

  • Massive overhaul of the Team Builder. Essentially rewritten from scratch to use the new Pokémon database backend as well as much better programming practices.
  • Added support for abilities (only relevant abilities are shown).
  • Added better support for alternate forms.
  • Added support for items on Arceus and Silvally.
  • Improved searching for Pokémon and also included the ability to search for Pokémon in different languages.
  • Added color “intensity” for the weakness/resistance totals to make it easier to visually spot any weakness or coverage you have on your team.
  • Added basic support for Sword and Shield Pokémon. All officially revealed Pokémon, except for Zacian and Zamazenta, can be searched for. Any leaked Pokémon are not available, but support will be added on Nov. 14, 2019, when the game launches in Japan.
  • MINOR UPDATE (Nov. 10, 2019): Fixed a bug where Galarian Weezing was not working properly.

Version 4.0.1 (Mar. 10, 2019)

  • Initial relaunch of the Marriland Team Builder on the new Marriland website. Why version 4? The first version was for Diamond/Pearl, the second version was upgraded to use AJAX sometime around Black/White, the third version was the version on the Curse version of Marriland, so that leaves this technically as version 4.
  • Quick fix: all Gen VII names were showing as “null”. Now it’s just Type: Null that does that.
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