Australian VGC17 Usage Stats: January Week 1

  With the VGC17 season already beginning back in December, the new year doesn’t change too much for the players competing for Championship Points in Australia. In the first week of January, we’ve had 3 events already, with more strong showings from players across the country. Here we saw Luke Milligan take out Brisbane, using his Togedemaru in finals against Damon Murdoch, ...

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Alola Friendly Battle Competition Announced

  A new battle competition has been announced for Pokémon Sun and Moon on the last weekend of January, called the Alola Friendly! Rules for the Alola Friendly can be downloaded from the Festival Plaza. Tap Battle, and then tap Download Rules. You will be able to practice the Alola Friendly rules in the lead-up to the event! Registration: January ...

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Australian VGC Premier Challenges: January

  The VGC 2017 Season is here! Each month, we will be posting a round-up of all VGC Premier Challenges that will be happening throughout Australia. VIC January 8 @11:00am –  Werribee VGC Premier Challenge: Winter Series January 28 @11:00am – Box Hill VGC Premier Challenge: Winter Series NSW January 21 @10:00am – Newcastle VGC Premier Challenge: Winter Series WA ...

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Rotom’s VGC Resources: An Introduction to VGC

  Have you completed your Pokédex? Sick of grinding the Elite 4 and want a new challenge? Interested in meeting like-minded Pokémon fans? Good news – VGC may be exactly what you’re looking for! What is VGC? VGC (Video Game Championships) is the official competitive battling circuit for the Pokémon video games which is run by The Pokémon Company International ...

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Pokémon Oceanic International Championships: Travel Cheat Sheet

  With the next Pokémon International Championships announced for Australia in March we have written up a full guide to getting yourself here, and having a good time. This document is not endorsed officially in any way by, or affiliated with TPCi. Index Flights and Visa Requirements Arriving in Melbourne The Venue Accommodation Food Transport Climate Australian Pokémon Community Gaming ...

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New Pokémon Sun and Moon Themes Available

  Two new themes for your New 3DS’ home screen have just become available in Australia, and both even have accompanying video previews demonstrating them! (NOTE: the videos are in Japanese) The first is called Pokémon: Adventure Partner, and features the three starter Pokémon of Alola. Its background music comes from your home in Sun and Moon. The second is ...

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Preparing Your Team: A VGC17 Staples Guide

  As is the norm for most new formats, a lot of Pokémon have risen and fallen (and occasionally risen again) in usage as varying team archetypes are explored. With the rapid changes we’re seeing, it may be hard to understand what Pokemon to use and how they work. In this article I’ll summarise current ‘Staple Pokémon’ of VGC17 and ...

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Oceanic International Championship Announced for Australia!

  Following on from the inaugural Pokémon International Championships in London earlier this month, Pokémon has now announced the date and location of the second International Championships. Melbourne will host the event on March 10th-12th (Friday to Sunday), at the Melbourne Park Function Center, which has previously been host to the Australian Pokémon National Championships in 2015 and 2016. Prize money and ...

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