Storming through the Series: A 3rd Place World Championship Warstory

Yahallo! James Baek here, and I’ve recently placed third at the 2019 Pokémon VGC World Championships. I’m here to share my warstory of all the battles I went through at Washington D.C. Brief Recap of the Team Yuigahama (Xerneas) @ Power Herb Ability: Fairy Aura Level: 50 EVs: 44 HP / 4 Def / 204 […]

Sneaking through the Shadows – 23rd Place Worlds Report

Hello, everyone. My name is Christopher Kan, and I am excited to share my team and tournament report from the 2019 Pokemon World Championships with you. Team Selection Choice of Primal / The first teambuilding decision I made was that my team should definitely include either Primal Groudon or Primal Kyogre. I had always felt […]

Trainer Talks: A Reflection on Worlds 2019

Whaddup guys! It’s Ammodee here, and I’m here to recap, look back, and reflect on the Pokémon World Championships that just went by. I would also like to talk about my personal experience and some observations from the largest Pokémon VGC competition. The Pokémon World Championships were held at the Washington DC Convention Centre. The […]

DaWoblefet’s Damage Dissertation- A Complete Guide to the Damage Formula

Artwork by GenOne from the Smogon Forums. Damage calculators are extremely useful tools for competitive Pokémon play. Being able to optimize EV spreads allows players to fine-tune their battle strategies by taking advantage of raw numbers, maximizing the usefulness of a Pokémon’s EVs in surviving opposing moves, obtaining relevant KOs, and outspeeding the appropriate threats. […]

VGC20 Play! Pokémon Season

Overview The Pokémon Video Game Championship Series events will begin the season using the 2019 Ultra Series Format with Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon games on the Nintendo 3ds. Events will transition to Pokémon Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch beginning January 4 2020. VGC19 Ultra Series – Ruleset Overview (Until January 4 […]

VGC20 Events

Use this page to plan out your VGC20 Season with all announced Regional, Special Event and International Championship locations for the VGC20 Season. This page will be updated throughout the season as more events are announced. International Championships Date Event Country Location Format Nov 15–17 Latin America São Paulo, Brazil VGC19U Feb 21–23 Oceania Melbourne, […]