"Hey, you, kid! Are you new to this place or what? Did you not see this week's bulletin? One of your Pokémon is in consideration for Uber." ~Typical friendly member
Smuggon University is home to the Smuggon Society for Competitive Battling, which gathers in the Smuggon Battle Dome. It is currently under the leadership of a brutal Club Council which is way in over its own head, and regular patrons of the Society do not look kindly upon outsiders.
The dome is a place akin to the Battle Towers of other regions. The main focal point of the dome is an electronic database that has assessed every known Pokemon and organized them into tiers based on their strengths and abilities. There are regular events held here, where competitors must use Pokemon from the same tier when battling one another or face disqualification.
Other places of interest within the dome include a battle simulator, used to test strategies without having to tire out your Pokemon, and a public forum held every other month where attending trainers may discuss strategies, training methods or anything else pertaining to the competitive side of Pokemon.
Twelve years ago, when Scott Thomas decided to test his worth as a trainer with his Ralts, he was able to see through the attacks and strategies of his opponents in the Battle Dome with ease. Many of his early opponents were members of the Society, shamed when they were dealt such hard losses. As a result, Thomas has become something of a hated figure in the Society, even to newer, younger members of the Society who never fought him. Of course, they're just jelly.