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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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Rotom’s VGC Resources: Sun And Moon Competitive Breeding And Training Guide

  With VGC17 officially beginning, breeding your new generation Pokémon from scratch is going to be very important. Here you’ll be able to see all the ins and outs of breeding in Sun and Moon; including item locations, new mechanics and tips for hatching eggs. This article will provide a very brief explanation of breeding, as well as any changes ...

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Rotom’s VGC Resources: Playing with VGC 2017 Rules

  As of December 1st, 2016, all Pokemon Video Game Championship (VGC) tournaments will require players to use Pokémon Sun or Moon games to compete. With the new Pokémon included in these new games, there are new rules that players have to play by. Rules for VGC 2017 can be found here. Pokémon that appear on the Alola PokéDex can ...

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Pokémon Sun and Moon Trailer – Starter Z-moves, Alolan Dugtrio and 2 Ultra Beasts Revealed

  It’s only 2 days until Pokémon Sun and Moon are officially released, and info is still being pumped out! However, it is so close to launch day that this is expected to be the last reveal trailer for the game. This trailer reveals the exclusive Z-moves of the Alolan starters, two new Alolan formes and two Ultra Beasts! Z-Moves   All ...

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Pokémon VGC 2017 Circuit Information – A Breakdown and Explanation

  The Pokémon Company International (TCPi) has released information regarding events, format changover times, CP payouts and Worlds invitations for the VGC 2017 circuit, confirming the circuit structure that we will see for the coming year. Quick Reference Guide: Key information and what has changed The season will be divided into three series: Autumn Series: September 1–November 30, 2016 Winter ...

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Big Leads: Knowing Your Xerneas + Groudon Leads

Hi everyone! With Worlds coming up and Australian players being a little stressed about team building, there was a lot of ambiguity around how exactly to benefit from leading with and against ‘Big 6’ teams (an archetype consisting of both Groudon and Xerneas) and their different variations, so I’m pretty much going to be providing a summary of the strengths ...

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2016 Pokémon VGC Regionals – Perth: Analysis and Usage Stats

Australia’s Regional Championship season wrapped up over the weekend, with over 120 Masters participating in the Perth Regional Championship on Sunday June 5th, with some even lucky enough to do battle on circular tables. Alister Sandover took out the event, defeating the returning-to-form Sam Pandelis from Victoria in the final. Defending Champion Mustafaa Olomi made the top cut before bowing ...

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2016 Pokémon VGC Regionals – Melbourne: Analysis and Usage Stats

  Over 300 trainers descended on the Collingwood Town Hall on Sunday May 29th for the Melbourne Regional Championships, with 185 of them being in the Masters age group. Masters played 8 best-of-one Swiss rounds, with the top cut of 8 playing best-of-three sets. A stream was run from round 6 onwards, set up and hosted at twitch.tv/dyoshiitv by Brad ...

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2016 Pokémon VGC Regionals – Brisbane: Analysis and Usage Stats

  It was Brisbane’s turn to hold a Regional Championship on Saturday the 21st of May, with 157 trainers descending on the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Southbank to test themselves against each other for the title of Regional Champion. Sydney Champion Martin Larumbe continued his run of hot form, making the finals again to catapult to an estimated ...

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