Author Archives: MachopFan

Hailing from the outer suburbs of Melbourne, MachopFan became a Pokémon fan in 1999. He joined the competitive scene during the 2007 DS Connection Tour, a week after Pokémon Diamond and Pearl were released in Australia. After learning that Australia was not in the Video Game World Championship, he played a major role in the campaign to include Australia. MachopFan competed in Australia's first National Championship, placing in the Top 8.

Australia takes Juniors 1st, Masters 2nd at VGC 2017 World Championships

Australia’s great performance in the VGC scene has continued right up to the end of the 2016/17 season, with Australia taking its very first Video Game World Championship! Nicholas Kan, using his older brother Chris’ team from the North American International Championships, was able to overcome Spain’s Tomàs Serrano to win Australia’s very first Video Game World Championship title! It was ...

Read More »

Australia takes out Pokemon Video Game North America Championships

The curtains have just closed on the Pokémon Video Game North America Championships, the last official tournament before the World Championships! Team Australia has managed to take the title in all three age divisions for the Video Game! Alfredo really captures what being in the Australian community is all about in his post win interview below: Never mind, take it ...

Read More »

Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and more! Pokémon Direct 7/6/17

Pokémon Direct has come and gone and included not one, not two, but THREE announcements! The first was Pokken Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch, the first Pokémon title on the new console. It will be similar to the original, but with 5 new playable characters: Darkrai, Scizor, Empoleon, Croagunk and Decidueye. This game will be released worldwide on September 22. ...

Read More »

Pokémon Direct Midnight Tonight!

While you were sleeping … There will be a Pokémon Direct on Pokémon’s official YouTube and Twitch channels at midnight EST tonight (June 7)! For Adelaide that’s June 6 11:30pm, and for Perth it’s June 6 10:00pm. At this early stage we don’t know what it will entail, but stay tuned as this will be big!

Read More »

Midnight Lycanroc event announced for Australia

To coincide with the release of the TCG expansion Guardians Rising, a new Lycanroc Midnight Forme giveaway has been announced for EB Games stores! The Lycanroc will have its previously-unreleased No Guard ability, be male, be level 50, hold a Life Orb, and know the moves Stone Edge, Fire Fang, Sucker Punch and Swords Dance. How to receive Lycanroc: Select ...

Read More »

New Mythical Pokémon Revealed- Marshadow

The official Pokémon YouTube channel has announced a new Mythical Pokémon for Sun and Moon: Marshadow. At this stage all that’s known about it, is its cry, and its type: Ghost/Fighting. All other details remain a mystery, but more details will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

Read More »

VGC: April International Challenge Announced

Registration for the April International Challenge has been announced! This International Challenge is open to anyone with a Pokémon Trainer Club account and POP ID. The International Challenge will use VGC17 rules, and will award Championship Points to the world’s top-performing players. All players who compete in 3 battles or more receive Sceptilite, Blazikenite AND Swampertite! Sign-Up Period: April 19 10am ...

Read More »

Australian TCG League Challenges: March

The TCG 2017 Season is alive and kicking! Each month, we will be posting a round-up of all TCG League Challenges that will be happening throughout Australia. We’ve just had the Oceania International Championship but there are League Challenges taking place between now and the end of the month. Tasmania Saturday March 18th – League Challenge, Battle Axe Games Kingston @1:30pm Queensland Saturday March ...

Read More »

IC Oceania: Side Events Announced

The schedule for the Pokémon Oceania Championships has been updated to include side events. These side events will consist of “on-demand” tournaments for TCG and VGC, and multiple smaller events that will be worth Championship Points! So, if you don’t make it to Day 2 or 3 of the Oceania Championships, you will have a second chance to earn points from the ...

Read More »

Pokémon Sun and Moon Download: Mewtwonite Mega Stones

  Both of Mewtwo’s Mega Stones are now available for download in Pokémon Sun and Moon! In order to receive the items, you must take the following steps: From the main menu, select “Mystery Gift” instead of “Continue” Select Receive Gift, then “Receive via code/password”, and then select “Yes” twice to connect to the Internet Enter the code: M2DESCENT Visit ...

Read More »