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2016 Australian TCG Nationals – Top Contenders

  This weekend, Melbourne will play host to the 2016 Australian National Championship for the Pokémon Trading Card Game and Video Game. Saturday July 2nd will feature the Swiss rounds from 10am, with Sunday July 3rd holding the TCG finals from 10am and VGC finals from 1:30pm. Over one hundred competitors are expected for each game, vying for the coveted ...

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Hang On, What Do I Use For VGC16?

  With Regionals fast approaching the question of ‘What team am I going to use’ looms over the head of every player in the nation. From recent Premier Challenge and Grassroots results it is fairly clear that Australia’s team building is lacking, with a large majority of players using teams taken from US Events and European Regionals, or having blatant holes to common ...

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Pokémon TCG in Australia – The Next Generation

  As the end of the school holidays approach, it’s time to delve into those often-forgotten age brackets, our Juniors and Seniors Divisions! Juniors Division Juniors is an interesting division in Australia, and indeed Asia-Pacific as a whole. At any one time, the total number of competitive players isn’t that large. Last year saw every player who had qualified for ...

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Draw a Card #7: Giratina EX

  Today we are talking about Giratina EX from the Ancient Origins set. The card itself boasts some decent stats: standard 170HP, hefty three retreat cost, one attack and one ability. The Ability Renegade Pulse prevents all effects of attacks, including damage, done to Giratina EX by your opponents Mega Pokémon. Historically, Safeguard-style effects have always been useful, who doesn’t ...

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Community Round-Up: PokéAdelaide

  Greetings PokeAustralians! As a result of a demand in beginner content, we’re bringing to you a new series dedicated to introducing you to the local VGC community of each capital city. Expect one for each major city! To start it all off we’re travelling to Adelaide; where there may not have been any Premier Challenges yet, but there is definitely ...

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Pokémon 20th Anniversary: Australian Edition

  Have you loved reading about all the Pokémon 20th Anniversary reveals today? I know I definitely have! To make it easier for PokéFans in Australia, We have added a new section onto our website. The section will include everything announced and confirmed for Australia in relation to the Pokémon 20th Anniversary. You can find the new section in our ...

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Pokémon VGC 2016 Rule Changes – A Resource for Judges

Welcome to the Pokemon Video Game 2016 season! What’s changed? Well, most of it comes down to the fact you can now use up to two Legendary Pokemon in a team! And with both Groudon and Kyogre on the list, it means you can have both a Mega Pokemon and a Primal Reversion Pokemon active on your team… at the ...

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Pokémon Event Calendar Tool

Hello everyone! My name is Tim (also known as the PokeDad), and I’m the newest member of the PokéAus team. Today I’m going to take you through a tool that you might find handy if you’re wanting to stay up to date with official Pokémon events going on in your area, the Pokémon Event Calendar Tool! (Yea, the naming department ...

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Draw a Card #6: Crobat

  Today lets talk about Crobat PHF, a card that has been around for a while now and we’ve probably seen performing its support damage increase role before. The main strategy with the crobat line is always the same; evolve through the Zubat to Golbat to place two damage counters on your opponents field, and then evolve again into Crobat ...

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