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.

Nintendo Direct – Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon: New Details

The latest Nintendo Direct aired this morning, and with it we have quite a bit of new information! Specifically, Necrozma Formes, Lycanroc’s Z-move, and in a first for the Pokémon main series games, 2 new Pokémon have been revealed in the middle of the generation instead of the beginning — both being Ultra Beasts! New Necrozma Formes The previously revealed ...

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Nintendo eShop Sale: Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow

The original Pokémon games — Red, Blue and Yellow — are on sale via the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Australia! The games have been available for over a year now, with news of Pokémon Gold and Silver making their way to the eShop later this year! Until September 4, you can get a 36% discount if your Nintendo Network ID ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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!

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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 ...

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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!

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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 ...

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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 ...

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