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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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VGC19 Guide Series – Ultra Series: Primal Groudon

Welcome to my Pokémon VGC 19 Guide Series. Within this new Pokémon Guide series we will be looking at the Pokémon VGC 19 Ultra Series! Points to be covered include changes to the VGC 19 format with the introduction of Mega Pokémon, Primal Groudon, Primal Kyogre, Mega Rayquaza and Ultra Necrozma. Hopefully this series gives you all a better idea ...

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XY Strikes Back! – Spring Scramble Top 16

Hey everyone, my name is Joseph Ugarte or JoeUX9 as most people know me on Showdown. I have been playing VGC since late 2017, and have always loved it, regardless of where/when I play. I’m usually able to attend more local events than regionals, which is great practice anyways since I’m in the NY area. I’m definitely looking forward to ...

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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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VGC19 Moon Series – February Showdown Stats

Introduction Hello, my name is Jorijn (@jorivgc). I am a VGC player from The Netherlands. I started playing in 2015, and in August last year, I started working on a program that can copy the data from the Pokémon Showdown folders into a spreadsheet. This spreadsheet was actually made by a friend, Cleffy (@cleffyvgc) since he used to copy these ...

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State of the Metagame – February

The month of February saw a continued exploration of the Moon format as results at the Oceania International Championship, Collinsville Regional, and Cannes Special Event all served to push the metagame forward. Let’s take a look at some of the standout teams and strategies! Oceania The VGC19 season’s Oceania International Championship, held in Melbourne from Feb 15 – 17, was ...

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VGC19 Meta Snapshot [Dallas preview]

Despite the switch to Moon series, overall viability rankings are mostly unchanged. If something was good in Sun series, there’s a high chance it’s still good in Moon. However, several notable Pokémon gained significant tools with access to Z-Moves, and that’s what we’ll be looking at here. Kyogre Notable Z Options: Waterium Kyogre boasts the strongest Z-Move in the format ...

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VGC19 Moon Series – Sample Teams

This is a list of sample teams that new players can use to help them get straight into playing the VGC19 Moon 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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