Trainer Talk: First Impressions of the Ultra Series

With Berlin being mere weeks away, many VGC players find themselves wondering what they should expect from the first International Championship of the Ultra format. What sort of meta will we see? How will the re-introduction of Megas shake things up? How different will it be from the previous restricted format, VGC16? To get a rough idea of where things ...

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ZyGod’s Wrath – Collinsville Top 4 Team Report

Hi, my name is Alex Arand, also known as AlexTheRNGLord. I first started playing VGC after joining my local league, where we had somewhat casual play. Then I discovered Pokemon Showdown and Smogon, and played online casually for a while until 2016, when I began playing competitively. I’ve been playing competitively since post-2016 Worlds, starting out as a Senior. I ...

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La banda del Tacchino! – A Top 8 Regional Report

Hello! My name is Riccardo Appamea, known online as @Fire_Gohan, and I’ve been a VGC player for over 3 years. I love playing unconventional teams, as they’re the type to get me hyped up and motivated to win matches. In 2016, I was on the verge of Top 16 in the European International Championships, placing 20th. I also placed 50th ...

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VGC19 Ultra Series – Sample Teams

This is a list of sample teams that new players can use to help them get straight into playing the VGC19 Ultra Series format. We believe these teams are a great starting point for any player getting into VGC, or needing ideas for a team! We encourage you to use these teams as a guide for making your very own ...

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Bringing the Drought to Cannes – A Top 8 Report

Hi, my name is Bartosz Ekiert, also known as Naociak. I still think of myself as a relatively new player, as I started playing VGC seriously after Worlds 17. Since then, I’ve managed to cut a few events, the most recent one being the Special Event in beautiful french Cannes. Other than that I also cut the Bremen, Tours and ...

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