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.

Australian Pokémon VGC Nationals: Robert’s Report

G’day my fellow Australians. My name is Robert (you may know me as ‘Stache Man and/or No. 1 Machop Fan), and I’m here to give my 2¢ on the experience that was Australia’s very first Pokémon Video Game National Championships. This is something I’ve been dreaming about ever since the series started in 2009! I had been working until late ...

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Pokémon X and Y Presentation Announcements

The Pokémon revelations from E3 continue! In some areas, you may be jumped by hoards of 5 Pokémon, and you have to battle them 1-on-5! Rhyhorn is another Pokémon that can be ridden on in some areas, just like Gogoat. These Pokémon are borrowed from other NPCs. EVs and IVs are to be made more visible, though it is unknown ...

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Thomas Winkelman’s OU Tournament Team

Team: Baton Pass My A** Orginal Creator: Hiphiphooray Extensive in-depth Guide [wpspoiler name=”Team” closebtn=”Close”] Ninjask @ Mental Herb Trait: Speed Boost EVs: 248 HP / 236 Def / 24 Spd Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) – Protect – Substitute – Toxic – Baton Pass   Espeon @ Leftovers Trait: Magic Bounce EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef Calm ...

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Ben Toth’s OU Tournament Team

Foreword: Hello everyone, my name is Ben, and this is the Sandstorm team I used to win the Pokemon Melbourne/Australia OU Tournament undefeated. The team I used was not my own creation, but a slightly modified version of The Great Mighty Doom’s Sand Team Hippowdon (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Sand Stream EVs: 252 HP / 244 Def / 12 SDef ...

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Patrick Hodge’s OU Tournament Team

Foreword: So hey, I’m Patrick and this is my team. I like to call it my Anti-Weather Sun Team. Keep in mind that this team was made before the current B2W2 metagame. As in before the release of Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 and as such isn’t as relevant anymore and is outdated. Ninetales Item: Leftovers Ability: Drought 252 ...

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PokéAustralia’s ACSA Tournament

On Saturday March 2 2013, PokéAustralia held its very first Pokémon tournament, at a local event in Dandenong called the ACSA Family Festival. The tournament was held in conjunction with a Video Game All-Stars tournament, and many contestants participated in both. 30 people participated in total, with the tournament running Swiss rounds, meaning everyone got to battle 5 rounds before ...

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