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.

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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Pokémon XY: Think Fast Competition Registration Live

The official Pokémon website has announced a new type of online tournament called the ‘Think Fast Competition’. With registration opening today, and the competition starting tomorrow June 6, running until June 9. The competition emphasises speed, where trainers will have to make quick decisions on which Pokémon to use, as well as their moves. Trainers will only have a 30-second ...

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2014 June International Challenge Announced

The Pokémon website has announced there will be a 2014 June International Challenge. This will serve as a great training tool for all getting ready to compete in the National Championships happening sometime in July in Australia. June’s International Challenge will begin on Friday June 20 at 10am AEST, and will run for 72 hours. Registrations will open a week ...

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PokéBank is released in Australia and Europe

NEWS FLASH! Pokémon Bank has just been released in Europe, and that means we of Australia and New Zealand also have access to it! It comes after it was pulled from release on December 25 2013 in Japan after experiencing server issues. Pokémon Bank allows you to store up to 3,000 Pokémon on Nintendo’s cloud. These Pokémon will be able ...

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