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VGC20: A Look at Series 3 Additions

Posted March 25th 2020 by

Due to the release of Pokémon HOME, series 3 is inarguably the most impactful change to the VGC20 ruleset we’ve seen yet. How have these new additions shaped the metagame? Read on to find out! Reintroduced Pokémon Incineroar Somewhat infamous for its high usage and splashability in VGC19, Incineroar is back—much to the chagrin of […]

NPA 9: Draft Analysis and Power Rankings

Posted February 15th 2020 by

With the draft of a brand new season of the National Pokémon Association behind us, power rankings and tier lists are abound! NPA power rankings may frequently be proven wrong, but they’re nevertheless an entertaining activity for players to participate in. In this power ranking, I’ve aimed to judge teams as impartially as possible, while […]

With a new generation come brand new Pokémon and brand new strategies! For players wishing to jump straight into competitive, however, learning how these additions to the meta function may initially feel a bit overwhelming. What is it that makes Dragapult so strong? What’s the best way to use Duraludon? And what’s so special about […]

EV training in Sun and Moon was made relatively simple thanks to the chaining mechanic. In Sword and Shield, however, things are rather different: defeating wild Pokémon for EV gains is still an alternative, but it is far from the most optimal method. Read on to learn the best ways to EV train in Generation […]

Trainer Talk: First Impressions of VGC20

Posted December 8th 2019 by

Ultra series is coming to a close, and the release of a brand new Generation of Pokémon games in Sword and Shield has caused much excitement. Many VGC players are eager to explore the next format—the allure of so many new Pokémon to play around with is tough to resist! What are their first impressions […]