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. MachopFan is also Chief Editor at PokéAus.

2016 International Challenge – March Announced

  The second International Challenge for the 2016 has been announced. Players will be competing for Championship Points, which contribute towards the chances of earning an invitation to the Pokémon World Championship! Details are as follows: Sign-Up Period: March 17 11am AEDT – March 24 10:59am AEDT Competition Period: Friday March 25 AEDT – Sunday March 27 10:59 AEDT Participant ...

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Pokémon Sun and Moon officially announced on Pokémon Direct!

 Following the Pokémon Direct to mark the 20th Anniversary of Pokémon, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon have been announced! What we know so far: The games will be coming in late 2016. The games will be launching on the Nintendo 3DS console. It will be available in 9 languages. The Virtual Console Games – Red, Blue and Yellow will have ...

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Details for Pokkén Tournament revealed!

  New details have been announced regarding Pokkén Tournament, including its Australian release date! Pokkén Tournament is set is the new region of Ferrum, the only region in the world where Pokkén’s style of battle is played, where trainers compete in the Ferrum League. As players win their way through the Ferrum League, they will unlock new Pokémon that can ...

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New Pokémon revealed in CoroCoro leak!

Last night, a brand new Pokémon was revealed when the latest issue of CoroCoro was leaked! The Pokémon, called Magiana, is a manmade Pokémon, and will appear in the upcoming Volcanion movie, as a Pokémon Volcanion is looking for. Nothing else is known at this stage (except the fact that it looks like a cross between Diancie and Klink), but ...

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Website for Pokémon’s 20th Anniversary goes live!

  The official Pokémon website has launched a minisite celebrating Pokémon’s 20th Anniversary! The website’s homepage features a large number of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram by nostalgic fans. You can add your own memories to their collection by posting your own photos on your Twitter and/or Instagram account(s) using the hashtag #Pokemon20. Naturally, a number of advertisements also ...

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Battle Spot Season 14 to use VGC16 rules!

  It has just been announced that the next season of Battle Spot Special will use VGC16 rules! This means that players can practice official VGC16 games online without having to rely on simulators such as Pokémon Showdown! Season 14 starts January 19th and will run to March 15th 2016. The base rules for this season are as follows: Battle ...

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Nintendo goes mobile with Pokémon GO

  In a surprising press release made by Nintendo this afternoon, Nintendo has announced that they have teamed up with Niantic to create a mobile-based MMORPG called Pokémon GO! Pokémon GO appears to be a follow-on from the main series Pokémon games (although whether or not it is one itself is unclear), except instead of exploring a fictional region in ...

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More Dates Revealed for the 2015 Australian Pokémon VGC Regionals

Australia’s official Nintendo website has revealed dates and locations for the rest of Australia and New Zealand’s Regional Championships! They are as follows: Melbourne: Collingwood Town Hall, Collingwood; Sunday May 3 Adelaide: The Ellington, Hackney; Saturday May 16 Perth: Perth Arena, Perth; Sunday April 26 Auckland: Aotea Centre, Auckland; Saturday May 9 Registration and tournament times have yet to be ...

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Schedule for the 2014 Pokémon World Championships

The Pokémon World Championships are being held this weekend from August 15-17 in Washington DC. The Pokémon Company has set up an official website to keep those watching from home up to date with what’s happening, including a live-stream of the whole event from start to finish too! For your convenience, here is the timeline in Australian timezones, so we ...

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