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Draw a Card Issue #1: Gallade

  Hey there Trainers, and welcome to another Draw A Card analysis. With the release of the new set BREAKThrough today, we can start having a look at the interesting new cards from the set. I’d like to start with a card I find quite interesting, the new Gallade. A Fighting-type Stage 2 with a huge 150HP, the old Pokédex ...

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Pokémon TCG: BREAKthrough Trainer Review

Hey there everyone, I’m James Goreing and welcome to a brief review of the Trainers for the November 2015 release, XY’s eighth set, BREAKthough! Boasting 164 cards in total, BREAKthrough is one of the larger sets in recent memory. However, the composition of this set is interesting: multiple useful Trainer card reprints, powerful and interesting Stage 2 Pokémon, ten (count ...

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Pokémes Amis: Getting Involved in Your Local VGC Community

  Do you love playing Pokémon, and battling others, but don’t feel like you have anyone to hang out with and talk Pokémon on a regular basis? This might be the article for you! Here we will look at the different things you can do to get involved with, and help build up, your local VGC community. This includes looking ...

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Pokémon TCG: 2016 Staples Checklist

Hello again everyone, I’m James Goreing and I’m here today to help beginning and continuing players alike to be prepared for the coming tournament season by discussing the essential, must-have Trainer cards for the 2016 season. Trainers are the engine of every deck; the actual Pokémon may be the exciting and colourful part of playing the Pokémon TCG, but it’s ...

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Top Players, Top Pokemon #1: Sam Pandelis (ZeldaVGC) and Talonflame

  Lads and Ladies, I (Cappa) present to you a new segment we’re working on here at PokeAus, where we interview successful Australian players and ask them to talk about their favourite competitive Pokémon and how it’s utilised. Today, I chatted to 2-time Melbourne Regional Champion and NB Circuit veteran Sam Pandelis (@ZeldaVGC, hit him up on twitter) about his ...

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Training for Pokémon like an Elite Athlete

G’day, Rhydian Cowley here. I go by Mindape in the Showdown chat, on the forums, and in Twitch chat. When I’m not playing Pokémon, I train and compete at an elite level in athletics (my event is the glamorous 20 km Walk). I have represented Australia at international events, and I’ve travelled to many foreign countries. My ultimate goal is ...

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2015 Australian Pokémon VGC Recap: A Season CHALK full of Originality

  In the post-World Championship lull, with the 2016 VGC season getting into gear slowly, we figured it would be a good time to look back at Australia’s 2015 VGC season – both in how the season structure changed and grew, and the results of the big events across all our age divisions. 2015 saw the introduction of Championship Points ...

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2015 Pokémon World Championships – Australian Invitees

  The 2015 Pokémon World Championships are less then a week away and this year we have a huge number of Australian’s who have earned their invite. TCG VGC We will be updating our social media and doing recaps after each day so be sure to stay tuned!

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Marching to the Beat of my Own Drum: A 2015 Australian Pokémon VGC Nationals 1st Seed Swiss Report

Hi, my name is Nicholas Bingham, also known as the guy in the Scraggy costume at Nats and as SpiritBomber on Nuggetbridge. I’m a year 12 student and a founding member of the Pokémon group known as the Ludicolo Patrol seen dancing on almost every Pokémon video in Australia. I started playing Pokémon competitively last year finishing in the top ...

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2015 Australian Pokémon Nationals – Dubious Disc Videos

  Dubious Disc, a new Pokémon podcast, brought those at home some amazing coverage of the 2015 Australian Pokémon Nationals which took place on the Queen’s Birthday Weekend. They covered all three days, as well as interviewed finalists from both the Video Game and Trading Card Game. Check out Dubious Disc: Website | Facebook | Youtube Interview with Matthew Roe ...

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