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.

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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Gamefreak issues first Pokémon Sun and Moon Global Mission

  The first official Global Mission has been announced for Pokémon Sun and Moon! These missions are ones that everyone can join in on through the Global Link. It looks that like each Global Mission will last for a specific amount of time. The first Global Mission gives us the challenge of catching a total of 100,000,000 Pokémon! Details are ...

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Pokémon Sun and Moon Trailer – Starter Z-moves, Alolan Dugtrio and 2 Ultra Beasts Revealed

  It’s only 2 days until Pokémon Sun and Moon are officially released, and info is still being pumped out! However, it is so close to launch day that this is expected to be the last reveal trailer for the game. This trailer reveals the exclusive Z-moves of the Alolan starters, two new Alolan formes and two Ultra Beasts! Z-Moves   All ...

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Pokémon Sun and Moon Trailer – Starter Pokémon Final Evolutions, Tapu Pokémon, and old Rivals Revealed

  Yet another reveal video has just been posted on the official Pokémon YouTube channel, and boy does it have some awesome reveals! New Pokémon Starter Pokémon Final Evolutions Decidueye Decidueye is the final form of Rowlet. Unlike its pre-evolved forms, Decidueye is not a Grass/Flying-type, but a Grass/Ghost-type! It can move about completely unnoticed by its prey. It often ...

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Pokémon Sun and Moon Demo – Key Features

For the first time, trainers are now able to explore part of the Alola region, with the release of the demo of Pokémon Sun and Moon earlier today! We have summarised the main points of the demo below, though there is much more in the demo then what we’ve included below.   Your character, Sun, has just moved to Alola from the ...

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