Pokémon TCG – The Oceania Meta at a Glance

Oceania Meta The Oceania International Challenge is fast approaching! The event will be held between March 10-12 (Friday to Sunday) at Melbourne Park Function Center in Melbourne, Australia! How will you decide which deck to pilot? It may be helpful to know which decks are dominating Pokémon Trading Card Game events in Oceania. Here are the results from every sanctioned ...

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Know Your Game – Pokémon Podcast Series Debuts

Know Your Game A group of three Australian gamers have gotten together and started a YouTube channel called Know Your Game. The first 2 episodes went up last week and focused on competitive Pokémon, both Smogon and VGC! Ever wondered what a Smogon is? Keen to get started in Official VGC? Henshin Media is here to help. Know Your Game ...

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Pokémon World Championship Details Announced

2017 Pokémon World Championship details have been announced! Today the Pokémon Company finally announced the news a lot of us have been waiting for. We now have the 2017 Pokémon World Championship details including the date and location! When: August 18 – 20 Where: Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California The World Championships will once again feature VGC, TCG, and ...

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Card Clash: Comparing the New and the Old

Introduction There are hundreds of cards in the current standard format for the Pokémon Trading Card game. Many of these cards have similar effects, but a different mechanic to achieve that effect. For example, Professor Sycamore and Professor Birch both allow players to draw a fresh hand of 7 cards. One is a staple 4-of in almost every deck, while ...

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Australian VGC17 Usage Stats: February Week 2

We return yet again with more VGC17 usage statistics from events across Australia! So far through February, we’ve seen 2 major grassroots events, two Premier Challenges and one Midseason Showdown. Unfortunately, we don’t yet have teams or results from the Premier Challenge and Midseason Showdown that occurred in Hobart. However, we’re endeavoring to collect these and hope to have them soon! ...

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Tool Time: Items to Boost your GX Pokémon

A Tool Card is a type of Trainer Card that may be attached to your Pokémon to provide them with benefits. This could be an increase in damage output, increased hit points, a reduced retreat cost etc. Generally, only one Tool Card can be attached to a Pokémon at any one time. In the current standard format, there are very ...

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Big News for the Oceania International Championships

With just over a month to go until competition gets underway, we’ve got all the big news for the Oceania International Championships that were announced over the last few days. The event details are available online, www.poic2017.com.au. This page is important as online registration will be done through there. Additionally, information about the schedule and the costs have also been unveiled. Key information ...

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Eeveelution Solutions: Enhancing your Stage 1 GXs

The latest Pokémon Trading Card game expansion Sun and Moon graces the world with five new Stage 1 GX Pokémon. These are Lurantis GX, Gumshoos GX, Lycanroc GX, Espeon GX and Umbreon GX. These GX Pokémon have the power of a mega, but are classified as a stage 1 rather than an evolved Pokémon. This means they can utilise the ...

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Rotoms VGC Resources: Preparing Yourself for Competition

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve enjoyed playing Sun and Moon so far. A couple of years ago I wrote an article reconciling how I would go about preparing for Pokémon tournaments from my perspective as an elite athlete. Today I’m back as an Olympian and with more competitive Pokémon experience, to offer further insight on how you can get the best ...

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