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.

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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Hang On, What Do I Use For VGC16?

  With Regionals fast approaching the question of ‘What team am I going to use’ looms over the head of every player in the nation. From recent Premier Challenge and Grassroots results it is fairly clear that Australia’s team building is lacking, with a large majority of players using teams taken from US Events and European Regionals, or having blatant holes to common ...

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Getting more than we *Bargened* for – Interview with Bailey Owen (@BargensVGC)

  Welcome back everyone! I’m glad to present to you all a short interview we had with Box Hill winner and circuit front-runner Bailey Owen (@BargensVGC). Bailey is currently sitting around 128 CP and has cut almost every Premier Challenge he’s attended thus far, using a myriad of different teams along the way. We spoke to him on a few ...

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VGC16 Friendly – Australia vs. Spain Conclusion

  Results are in! Hopefully some of you were able to follow the Australia vs Spain friendly and enjoyed the stream, which featured many strong players. We even had commentary from Australian player Boomguy and Portuguese player EmbC, who were well familiar with the Australian and Spanish communities respectively. Overall the friendly was a great success for both communities. Results Stream ...

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VGC16 Friendly – Australia vs. Spain

  Tomorrow, 17 January at 9am (AEDT), a VGC16 friendly between the Spanish and Australian communities will be taking place. Spain is the largest country to date we’ve organised a friendly with, and I speak for all of the Australian side when I say that we’re definitely looking forward to some good games. Format: Best-of-three VGC16 battles. This includes a ...

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Australia vs. United Arab Emirates Friendly Conclusion

  We have results! If you’ve been following the Australia vs. United Arab Emirates (UAE) friendly, or been watching the streams, you’ll surely know by now how intense the sets between Australia and UAE have been. Hosted by the UAE team, the friendly was a great success, running smoothly and generating hype with both communities getting behind their representatives. Results Stream ...

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VGC Premier Challenge: Good Games Box Hill Blaziken #1 – Standings and Usage Stats

  Yesterday saw the first Good Games Box Hill Premier Challenge of the year (event details here). The event saw 46 Masters, 7 Seniors and 6 Juniors. A congratulations goes to Haris for taking out the PC! Top 8 Cut Teams 1 Haris Kangaskhan-M / Smeargle / Xerneas / Groudon-P / Crobat / Togekiss 2 Matt Roe Salamence-M / Crobat ...

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