Author Archives: Mindape

A Pokemon fan since Blue and Red. Rarely seen as a trainer in the wild due to irl commitments, but dedicated to contributing to the community regardless. Rio 2016 Olympian.

Rotom’s Resources: Glossary of Pokémon Terminology

  Not sure what all the jargon and technical terms in our articles mean? We’ve made this glossary to help you out so you don’t get confused when reading our content. Pokémon.com also has a glossary you can check out, as well as further information on a Rules and Resources page. Circuit Specific Terms Tournament Specific Terms Trading Card Game ...

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2016 Australian VGC Retrospective: A Big Season for Some

  With the 2016 VGC season over, and the 2017 season soon to explode with the release of Pokémon Sun and Moon, let’s look back at Australia’s 2016 VGC season, and how it unfolded. The 2016 season once again saw Australia compete under the Championship Points (CP) system as part of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) rating zone. The newly introduced CP ...

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Pokémon VGC 2017 Circuit Information – A Breakdown and Explanation

  The Pokémon Company International (TCPi) has released information regarding events, format changover times, CP payouts and Worlds invitations for the VGC 2017 circuit, confirming the circuit structure that we will see for the coming year. Quick Reference Guide: Key information and what has changed The season will be divided into three series: Autumn Series: September 1–November 30, 2016 Winter ...

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Pokémon Sun and Moon: What does it mean for Competitive Players?

  With the most recent trailers and information reveals about the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon, we thought it useful to take a look at how these reveals affect the competitive battling side of Pokémon. We hope to update and add to this article as more is learned about Pokémon Sun and Moon and what it will introduce or change. In ...

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2016 Australian Pokemon VGC Nationals – Day 1 Wrap Up

  The first day of Australia’s 2016 National Video Game Championships has come to a close and we’re examining how the day went for Australia’s best Pokemon trainers. The day was streamed by NewGamePlusTV, and commentated by Matthew Roe (@RoeyVGC) and Jesse Wilsone. Huge thank you to them for their fantastic coverage, and to DYoshiiTV for his coverage of the TCG National ...

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2016 Pokémon VGC Regionals – Perth: Analysis and Usage Stats

Australia’s Regional Championship season wrapped up over the weekend, with over 120 Masters participating in the Perth Regional Championship on Sunday June 5th, with some even lucky enough to do battle on circular tables. Alister Sandover took out the event, defeating the returning-to-form Sam Pandelis from Victoria in the final. Defending Champion Mustafaa Olomi made the top cut before bowing ...

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2016 Australian Regional Preview: Perth

  This coming Sunday, June 5th, will see Australia’s month-long Regional Championship season wrap up in Perth. 2015 saw Perth visited by a few friends from around the APAC region, including one in the top 4. While we don’t know how many international competitors there will be this year, Perth’s distance from the other capital cities doesn’t dilute the quality ...

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2016 Pokémon VGC Regionals – Melbourne: Analysis and Usage Stats

  Over 300 trainers descended on the Collingwood Town Hall on Sunday May 29th for the Melbourne Regional Championships, with 185 of them being in the Masters age group. Masters played 8 best-of-one Swiss rounds, with the top cut of 8 playing best-of-three sets. A stream was run from round 6 onwards, set up and hosted at twitch.tv/dyoshiitv by Brad ...

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