Top Players, Top Pokémon #3: Matthew Roe (RoeyVGC) and Salamence

Hello, Matthew! I hear that you like Salamence? Why do you like to use it competitively? I like using Salamence due to its excellent combination of physical & special attacking prowess, backed by deceptively decent bulk (95/130/90) and a fantastic speed stat (Base 120). Additionally; from an aesthetics point of view, it just looks cool! Do you have a set ...

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VGC 2016 Spotlight Report #1: Zygarde

  Hey guys, Phil here and welcome to my new set of articles about VGC 2016. These articles will summarise my channel’s VGC’16 content, or more specifically where I’m spotlighting an unpopular Pokémon and how to use it. You can view my first video in the series below, or alternatively you can visit my channel. #1 Zygarde Today I’ll be ...

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Around The Stadiums: Sceptile Series #2 – A Premier Challenge Summary

  Hello all, and welcome back to another edition of the Around the Stadiums Premier Challenge (PC) results wrap up. This edition will be the second and final edition of the Sceptile PC Series, with the Blaziken Series speed boosting off from December 1st. We’ve had PCs in four states over the last couple of weekends, so there is plenty ...

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Pokémon VGC: Worlds Qualification information for Australia

  Hello Australia! There have been some long-awaited changes to the system for World Championships qualification globally. We’re here to let you know what these changes mean for the Australian circuit in 2016, and how YOU can get to the 2016 Pokémon World Championships! The link to the post on the official Pokémon website can be found here. So you’re ...

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Draw a Card #5: Promo Cards

  Hey there Trainers, and welcome to a different Draw a Card article, where we are looking at Promo Cards! The Pokémon Company has been on a roll lately, releasing at least three very playable promo cards, and as I couldn’t decide which one to talk about, let’s have a look at all of them. In particular, I love the ...

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Pokémon VGC 2016 Rules Announced

The Pokémon Company International has finally released the new ruleset for the upcoming 2016 VGC season! These rules will come into effect on January 1st 2016. As some of you will already be aware, these rules are a massive throwback to the days of VGC’10, but with some minor changes. Here are the rules regarding team construction: Trainers will play either ...

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Draw a Card #4: Bronzong

  Today I think we should have a look at Bronzong PHF. The stats on the fellow is interesting, lots of pros and a few cons. 90HP is a blessing to be hit by Level Ball, as well as the 50HP Bronzor. The major attraction to this card is the ridiculously powerful ability, Metal Links, which allows you to attach ...

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Dealing With Non-Pentagon Threats on Battle Spot – A Season 12 Reflection

  Battle Spot Season 12 saw the rise of some really interesting non-pentagon threats. These Pokémon gained previously-inaccessible moves or abilities, through being migrated from previous games via Pokémon Bank. These moves could have come from either old move tutors, or even special events. This article aims to enlighten you on new developments that have been seen throughout the 12th ...

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Top Players, Top Pokémon #2: Sam Schweitzer (SamVGC) and Porygon2

We’re back! Recently, I spoke with Sam Schweitzer (SamVGC), an Australian player living in the US. He’s recently had a huge breakout in their circuit, and he took some time out to share with us his MVP from his last few tournaments. Hello, Sam! I hear that you like Porygon2? Why do you like to use it competitively? Hi there! ...

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Draw a Card #3: Vespiquen

  To start us off, I’d like to know what people think of  Vespiquen AOR. The stats on this card are all really quite useful. Both it and Combee can be targeted with Level Ball, having 40 and 90HP respectively, with Vespiquen having a free retreat cost, decent offensive typing on Grass, and a relatively uncommon weakness to Fire, outside ...

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