Referees are those who judge Pokemon battles on this wiki. Currently, only Gym Leaders, Elite 4, and the Champion can ref for a battle.
As a ref, it is their responsibility to judge fairly and not be bias toward any particular trainer. If they fail to do this, or they do a poor job, a replacement ref may be requested and enforced.
In their job, they do the following.
- Judge the outcome of attacks, and determine whether attacks hit or miss
- Determine the strength of attacks, based on types and weaknesses, as well as the current state of the battle
- Also determine special situations, wherein the battlefield, for instance, may be altered and can be used to a Pokemons advantage or disadvantage.
Judges are to consider each factor like these in each battle and use it to determine the outcome of battles.