Author Archives: BargensVGC

Bailey started playing competitive Pokemon at the age of 11 under the alias of Bargens, with a primary focus on singles, before moving to VGC in 2014 at the age of 14. Bailey has become a much bigger VGC nerd since then, focusing on understand the metagame.

Australian VGC17 Usage Stats: February Week 2

We return yet again with more VGC17 usage statistics from events across Australia! So far through February, we’ve seen 2 major grassroots events, two Premier Challenges and one Midseason Showdown. Unfortunately, we don’t yet have teams or results from the Premier Challenge and Midseason Showdown that occurred in Hobart. However, we’re endeavoring to collect these and hope to have them soon! ...

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Australian VGC17 Usage Stats: January Week 3

  After a week break from Premier Challenges, Australia is back playing Pokemon and producing VGC17 usage stats! We’ve had events in Perth, Newcastle and Adelaide this week. Following suit with the results worldwide, Australians have adapted well to the quickly developing metagame. This week we saw Jimmy Chen take out Newcastle with a team reminiscent of a standard team seen ...

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Australian VGC17 Usage Stats: January Week 1

  With the VGC17 season already beginning back in December, the new year doesn’t change too much for the players competing for Championship Points in Australia. In the first week of January, we’ve had 3 events already, with more strong showings from players across the country. Here we saw Luke Milligan take out Brisbane, using his Togedemaru in finals against Damon Murdoch, ...

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Preparing Your Team: A VGC17 Staples Guide

  As is the norm for most new formats, a lot of Pokémon have risen and fallen (and occasionally risen again) in usage as varying team archetypes are explored. With the rapid changes we’re seeing, it may be hard to understand what Pokemon to use and how they work. In this article I’ll summarise current ‘Staple Pokémon’ of VGC17 and ...

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Rotom’s VGC Resources: Sun And Moon Competitive Breeding And Training Guide

  With VGC17 officially beginning, breeding your new generation Pokémon from scratch is going to be very important. Here you’ll be able to see all the ins and outs of breeding in Sun and Moon; including item locations, new mechanics and tips for hatching eggs. This article will provide a very brief explanation of breeding, as well as any changes ...

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Pokémon VGC 2017 Circuit Information – A Breakdown and Explanation

  The Pokémon Company International (TCPi) has released information regarding events, format changover times, CP payouts and Worlds invitations for the VGC 2017 circuit, confirming the circuit structure that we will see for the coming year. Quick Reference Guide: Key information and what has changed The season will be divided into three series: Autumn Series: September 1–November 30, 2016 Winter ...

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Preparing For Worlds: A Metagame Analysis

  Hello there! My name is Bailey, though you’d probably know me as Bargens. Recently there hasn’t been too much going around regarding the metagame at Worlds and after having a relatively positive response last year I decided I’d try and give my insight into how I think Worlds will be this year. I’m going to be basing my opinions off of ...

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Big Leads: Knowing Your Xerneas + Groudon Leads

Hi everyone! With Worlds coming up and Australian players being a little stressed about team building, there was a lot of ambiguity around how exactly to benefit from leading with and against ‘Big 6’ teams (an archetype consisting of both Groudon and Xerneas) and their different variations, so I’m pretty much going to be providing a summary of the strengths ...

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2016 Australian Regional Preview: Brisbane

  Welcome to our coverage of the 2016 Regional Championship season! Brisbane is the next stop, and after intense games at Adelaide, Auckland and Sydney Regionals you can expect no different here. As with our previous previews, we’ll be looking at local and interstate trainers to follow, as well as the latest trends in team archetypes both locally and globally. ...

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