VGC17 Pick Up and Play #1 – Japanese Bonsly

We of the VGC community are afflicted by a plague. An age-old problem: the lack of motivation to seriously team-build for minor events. Every weekend I imagine the same dialogue arises from the home of a bad player in suburban Melbourne. “Boysssssss, send me a team for this weekend’s PC” “k brah here ya go lmoa” The aim of this series ...

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Changes to 2017 Pokémon World Championships Qualification

The Pokémon Company have announced changes to both the qualification requirements for the 2017 World Championship and the Championship Points (CP) payouts at events. These changes now make it easier for players to qualify for the World Championships for both TCG & VGC. For players in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region (which includes Australia), the new CP requirements to earn a ...

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Gyarados in the Primal Clash to Guardians Rising format: Anti-Decidueye Deck list and Analysis

From the Magikarp Salesman arc in the anime, to that guy with six Magikarp (who has a meme Facebook page dedicated to him) in the video games- Magikarp has always been a figure of mirth in the Pokémon universe. The pathetic, useless element of Magikarp has extended to its trading card game counterparts. By contrast, Gyarados has always been a ...

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Pokémon Sun & Moon Guardians Rising TCG Prerelease Locations

The arrival of the next TCG expansion, “Sun & Moon: Guardians Rising” is almost upon us. As with all new TCG expansions, there will be a number of Prerelease events occurring around the country. Guardians Rising is the 2nd expansion in the Sun & Moon TCG set and sees the addition of over 140 new cards, including 8 new Pokémon-GX ...

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Skeleton Lists: Vespiquen, and Yveltal/Garbodor

Introduction A skeleton list is an incomplete deck list that highlights the essential or minimum number of cards necessary for a successful deck of that archetype. Assuming that the creation of the skeleton list was influenced by proven 60 card lists, skeleton lists are useful for competitive TCG players for a variety of reasons: They provide players with an understanding ...

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New Mythical Pokémon Revealed- Marshadow

The official Pokémon YouTube channel has announced a new Mythical Pokémon for Sun and Moon: Marshadow. At this stage all that’s known about it, is its cry, and its type: Ghost/Fighting. All other details remain a mystery, but more details will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

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Daniel Parks – Top 16 Oceania International Championships Report

  Hello, readers of Pokémon Australia! My name is Daniel Parks, known on Twitter as (@DanielParksVGC) and Showdown as ParksVGC. I have been playing VGC on Battle Spot and Showdown since 2014, but only competed in my first live event this year. The team I’m bringing you today helped me place Top 16 at the Pokémon Oceania International Championships and ...

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Skeleton Lists: Mega Rayquaza and Mega Mewtwo

Introduction A skeleton list is an incomplete deck list that highlights the essential or minimum number of cards necessary for a successful deck of that archetype. Assuming that the creation of the skeleton list was influenced by proven 60 card lists, skeleton lists are useful for competitive TCG players for a variety of reasons: They provide players with an understanding ...

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VGC: April International Challenge Announced

Registration for the April International Challenge has been announced! This International Challenge is open to anyone with a Pokémon Trainer Club account and POP ID. The International Challenge will use VGC17 rules, and will award Championship Points to the world’s top-performing players. All players who compete in 3 battles or more receive Sceptilite, Blazikenite AND Swampertite! Sign-Up Period: April 19 10am ...

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Skeleton Lists: Turbo Darkrai, Decidueye GX, and Volcanion EX

Introduction A skeleton list is an incomplete deck list that highlights the essential or minimum number of cards necessary for a successful deck of that archetype. Assuming that the creation of the skeleton list was influenced by proven 60 card lists, skeleton lists are useful for competitive TCG players for a variety of reasons: They provide players with an understanding ...

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