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.

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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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 ...

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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 ...

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Know Your Game – Pokémon Podcast Series Debuts

Know Your Game A group of three Australian gamers have gotten together and started a YouTube channel called Know Your Game. The first 2 episodes went up last week and focused on competitive Pokémon, both Smogon and VGC! Ever wondered what a Smogon is? Keen to get started in Official VGC? Henshin Media is here to help. Know Your Game ...

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Alola Friendly Battle Competition Announced

  A new battle competition has been announced for Pokémon Sun and Moon on the last weekend of January, called the Alola Friendly! Rules for the Alola Friendly can be downloaded from the Festival Plaza. Tap Battle, and then tap Download Rules. You will be able to practice the Alola Friendly rules in the lead-up to the event! Registration: January ...

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New Pokémon Sun and Moon Themes Available

  Two new themes for your New 3DS’ home screen have just become available in Australia, and both even have accompanying video previews demonstrating them! (NOTE: the videos are in Japanese) The first is called Pokémon: Adventure Partner, and features the three starter Pokémon of Alola. Its background music comes from your home in Sun and Moon. The second is ...

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