Author Archives: Trainer Tower

Trainer Talks – A look at Worlds and Mentality

Whaddup guys, it’s your recent International finalist, Graham “Ammodee” Amedee, here! The last couple of weeks have been insane since my return from the North America International Championships. I have been working on my YouTube content in addition to doing my own Worlds preparation. I’d love to share some of my thoughts on the upcoming metagame, as well as some ...

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American VGC Invite Distribution

Hey guys, my name’s Vishy and I go by @flyingfalcons7 online. With Worlds just a month away, I decided to make a chart that shows the distribution of American invites across the 50 states. Takeaways from the Data California has the most invites with 11, with Texas coming in a close second at 9. These are the two most populated ...

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JoeUX9 is Winning Nats: A Day 2 NAIC Report

Hey guys! My name is Joseph Ugarte, a fairly new VGC player who started in late 2017. This tournament was big for me since I needed top 8 for my Worlds invite, so I put a ton of time and work into this team for Nats. Although it didn’t produce the result I wanted, I made a team I was ...

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Sorry – A Shedinja Team Apology aka Team Report

Hello. My name is Ben Grissmer, also known as Chef. I started playing VGC in 2017. If you know me, you know I mostly stick to using the best two weathers in the game: Sand and Hail. My notable finishes have been using one or the other, including: 11th (6-2) Memphis Regionals 2017 with Vanilluxe/Sandslash, 22nd (6-2) Charlotte Regionals 2018 ...

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Medichamp takes on NA – An IC Runner Up Report

My name is Graham Amedee, aka Ammodee, and I’m a VGC competitor for the Brisbane Buzzwoles, Australia. I became a VGC player in 2015, thanks to my brother Paulo Amedee (aka The Mastodon). He brought me along to Brisbane Regionals in 2015, and since then I have been attending multiple competitions yearly. I am known to build unorthodox, Hyper Offensive ...

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PKMN-id Trainer Circuit 2019: El Finale

It’s that time of the year again: the Indonesian grassroots circuit, also known as PKMN-id Trainer Circuit (PTC), is approaching its Grand Final. The Circuit Indonesia used to be allowed to hold official VGC events in 2015, and as many as 117 trainers attended the first Premier Challenge. As the leading Pokémon community in Indonesia, PKMN-id chose to create a ...

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SolgRay – A 2019 Japan Nationals Champion’s Report

Translation by @TamtamVGC (if you find any errors, feel free to DM me!). Big thanks to @vivalavlade for helping me out with sections I was uncertain about. Original team report by @hirosipoke (Kimura Hirofumi). Hello, Ka’El here. Following up on last years’ Japanese Nationals, I managed to win in 2019 as well. I want to thank all the people who ...

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Blue Stream – A Spring Scramble 1st Place Team Report

Hello, everyone! I’m Mohamed Nihal, more commonly known as Mr.GX online. I got into Pokémon VGC after watching the inspirational Worlds 2014 finals. Due to a lack of events, I’m forced to rely on online grassroots tournaments and the Showdown ladder to play competitively. As such, I was thrilled to take part in the Trainer Tower Scramble. The team I ...

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Light of Destruction! A Spring Scramble Top 8 Team Report

Hello! I’m Ramsés Quintana (@kaoru_kitsune), a Spanish Pokémon VGC player who is finishing his Business Studies at University. I have been playing Pokémon VGC since 2015, and just recently I finished in top 8 of the Trainer Tower Spring Scramble. I am very happy to have the opportunity to write this report for Trainer Tower. Team’s Achievements Trainer Tower Spring ...

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