Analysis

VGC19 Sun Series – Kyogre

Kyogre is back with a splash! Despite not being able to use its Primal Reversion in the Sun Series, its regular form has taken the metagame by storm, topping the usage charts of all restricted Pokémon in the first month of VGC19. The combination of Kyogre’s sky high Special Attack stat of 150, Drizzle ability, and its access to strong ...

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VGC19 Sun Series – Lunala

Lunala, the Moone Pokémon, and game mascot of Pokémon Moon is one of the newcomers to the VGC scene in the 2019 season. At first, this Pokémon may seem underwhelming, with its Psychic/Ghost typing presenting it with two troublesome 4x weaknesses to Ghost and Dark moves. However, thanks to its high overall stats, ability and wide move pool, Lunala managed to ...

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VGC19 Sun Series – Xerneas

Xerneas has only ever been legal in one VGC format before 2019. For most of 2016, Xerneas was the Pokémon to be and the Pokémon to beat. It dominated at the Regional and National level with 2016 US Nationals being a Xerneas mirror between Chase Lybbert and Aaron Traylor. While it was not as dominant at Worlds (pushed to Top ...

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VGC18 Pokémon Analysis – Volcarona

Written by Zac Emerzian Pokemon Showdown! January Rankings –  Unweighted: 26th (6.47749%) 1500: 22nd (7.23836%) 1630: 20th (8.22456%) 1760: 25th (6.73196%)   Everyone’s favorite fire moth has returned to VGC. However, now more than ever, Volcarona finds stiff competition in the Fire Pokemon department. Much of the Heat Wave spamming limelight was taken by Mega Charizard-Y when X and Y rolled ...

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VGC18 Pokémon Analysis – Tyranitar

Written by Damon Murdoch Championships Battle Season 8 Ranking: 8th Pokemon Showdown! January Rankings –  Unweighted: 12th (11.81300%) 1500: 12th (13.24225%) 1630: 11th (14.52369%) 1760: 11th (15.06136%) Throughout the history of VGC, Tyranitar has frequently been used as a disruptive weather setter to counter strategies such as rain or sun. It also has been used to drive teams built around its ...

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VGC18 Pokémon Analysis – Charizard-Y

Written by Jeremy Gross Championships Battle Season 8 Ranking: 7th Pokemon Showdown! January Rankings –  Unweighted: 7th (17.77703%) 1500: 5th (20.55929%) 1630: 4th (23.11132%) 1760: 7th (21.74931%)   Mega Charizard Y has been one of the top Mega Evolutions in almost every format it has been allowed in (bar the one where it had to compete with Primal Groudon) since its introduction ...

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Trainer Tower Open Begins!

The Trainer Tower Open has begun! We have 393 players playing in the Trainer Tower Open across the globe, with some highlight matches between successful players already. With qualification into the Trainer Tower Invitational alongside players of the Trainer Tower Circuit, there’s a lot on the line for some of these players. The Invitational’s prize pool exceeding $1300 USD is ...

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