2014 June International Challenge Announced

The Pokémon website has announced there will be a 2014 June International Challenge. This will serve as a great training tool for all getting ready to compete in the National Championships happening sometime in July in Australia. June’s International Challenge will begin on Friday June 20 at 10am AEST, and will run for 72 hours. Registrations will open a week ...

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Pokémon VGC Regionals New Zealand: Recap, Teams, and Usage Stats

The last of the Pokémon VGC Regional Championships took place in New Zealand on the weekend. Although New Zealand does not have a set VGC community, players came and battled it out with a full house. Masters: 50 Seniors: 22 Juniors: 4 Juniors had a Round Robin tournament, with a best-0f-three final. Seniors and Masters were Double Elimination best-of-three (with ...

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Inclement Weather: Pokémon VGC Regionals Melbourne Runner-Up Report

Break Down Introduction Team Analysis How it All Worked Out Closing Comments Introduction Since I was living in Thailand last year when we got our last-minute official events and Worlds invites, this was my first Regionals attendance (I’ve been pretty active in the local tournament scene since 2011 though). The day turned out really awesome, smashing Sydney’s numbers by having ...

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Pokémon Events Round Up: May 31

Last but not least, New Zealand finishes off the Video Game Regional Championship roster. Saturday May 30 New Zealand Video Game Regional Championship @ 9:00 am This information is taken from our Events Calendar; anyone can submit an event to our calendar. With this article, we aim to create a valuable source of information players can refer to every week ...

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2DS Bundles Featuring Pokémon X and Y Announced

Earlier today Nintendo Australia announced that Australia would be getting 2DS bundles featuring Pokémon X and Pokémon Y on June 26. There will be two bundles to purchase, one including Pokémon X pre-installed on a 2DS Black + Blue Console, while the other will include Pokémon Y pre-installed on a 2DS Black + Blue console. Both bundles are said to ...

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The Zero Badges Podcast: Introduction + Episode #1

Hey guys, I’d like to thank the team at PokeAus for welcoming us, and letting us collaborate, and affiliate with PokemonAustralia.com. Matt and I have done our best to make sure that the show, which is primarily aimed at the older audience (Seniors and Masters), is “PG” enough. On occasion, we may slip up, and say something which might not ...

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Pokémon VGC Regionals Melbourne: Master Division Winner’s Team Analysis

Hi, everyone! I’m Sam (Cypress), and I was asked to do an analysis of the team I used at the Pokémon VGC Regional Championships in Melbourne. The strategy with this team was to go full-out hyper offensive, since I felt it was an appropriate strategy to deal with the current Australian Pokémon metagame. At the end of the day, I ...

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Draw a Card: Raichu

Draw A card is back with a card that is a little underrated and that card is Raichu (XY 43). Raichu is a Stage 1 that evolves from Pikachu. It is a Lightning type Pokémon with 90 HP which means you can search for Raichu with a Level Ball (Next Destinies 89). It has a weakness to Fighting and a ...

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Pokémon Events Round Up: May 24-25

We come into our third week of Video Game Regionals this weekend in Melbourne. Saturday May 24 Victoria Video Game Regional Championship @ 9:00 am This information is taken from our Events Calendar; anyone can submit an event to our calendar. With this article, we aim to create a valuable source of information players can refer to every week to ...

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