Author Archives: Tim Crockford

Tim, aka the PokeDad, after playing through the 2015 season of both VGC and TCG, realised that being beaten by 16 year olds at 32 probably wasn't the right way to go about attending events with his son, so in 2016 can be found at the judging tables doing his best to look like he belongs there.

Expanded Ban List Updated

If you play the Expanded TCG format, please note that as of August 17th, there have been some additional cards added to the ban list. Check out the official article on Pokémon.com to see which cards have been added and why.

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It’s coming home!

Despite the fact that Pokémon have been jumping on the World Cup bandwagon for weeks now with trading cards they’re trying to associate with soccer, we’re actually talking about the World Championships! Ever since we shared the success of Melbourne’s own Alfredo Chang-Gonzalez in Columbus, local news outlets have been paying attention, and we’re delighted to be able to share ...

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Thundurus & Tornadus Giveaway (July 2018)

It’s a new month, and that means a new Legendary Pokémon giveaway! This month in your copy of Pokémon Sun & Moon or Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon you can get yourself either Thundurus (for Sun & Ultra Sun) or Tornadus (for Moon & Ultra Moon) using the Mystery Gift option from your game main menu! Depending on which ...

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Australia takes home the North American VGC Seniors Championship!

This weekend marks the largest Pokémon event on the calendar, the North American International Championships. This year the 3 day event is being hosted in Columbus, Ohio, and the turnout has been nothing short of phenomenal! For the Trading Card Game Masters division, it’s the largest event that has even been run, and the Seniors division actually played a two ...

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2017 Australia/NZ Pokémon Regionals Information

It’s Regionals time in Australia and New Zealand! ESL will be hosting combined VGC and TCG Regionals events in three different cities in the month of June, details can all be found below! Sydney Regionals – June 10th & 11th ESL Studios Sydney Unit 4, 199 Parramatta Road, Auburn, NSW, 2144 Pokemon.com Links – TCG – VGC Facebook Event Page ...

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Event Round-up: May 27th / 28th

This weekend (May 27th / May 28th) sees a huge amount of Pokémon events happening across Australia! There’s online events, there’s League Cups, there’s overseas Regionals, there’s League Challenges, theres Premier Challenges there’s something for everyone! Virtually every state in the country has something on! Signups for the International Online event close on Thursday so make sure you sign up ...

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Pokémon TCG in Australia – The Next Generation

  As the end of the school holidays approach, it’s time to delve into those often-forgotten age brackets, our Juniors and Seniors Divisions! Juniors Division Juniors is an interesting division in Australia, and indeed Asia-Pacific as a whole. At any one time, the total number of competitive players isn’t that large. Last year saw every player who had qualified for ...

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