Articles

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

2019 VGC Worlds Day 2 Summary – Pre NAIC

Day 2 in NA This year’s day 2 race has been extremely interesting. The top 6 have been killing it all year, with nine regional wins and five internationals top cuts this year alone. The top 4 are secured for day 2 and are really just playing for stipends. It is generally the same story for Nick and Justin however, ...

Read More »

Championship Point Wrap Up: A 2019 North America Analysis

Written and Compiled by Justin Wan With the distribution of Championship Points this season, players have been playing year-round to get themselves in a favorable position going into the North American International Championships. The top players will fight over the top eight spots of their respective rating zones in an attempt to bypass the first day of the 2019 Pokémon ...

Read More »

Guide to DOU

Hey, EzraelVGC here. I write this guide to make DOU accessible to VGC players; in particular, players who have played VGC 2018. Learning to play DOU was a really fun experience, and I currently enjoy DOU more than VGC 2019 by a decent margin. A lot of VGC players would have fun with DOU, but don’t know the common sets ...

Read More »

VGC19 Guide Series – Ultra Series: Mega Gengar

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 ...

Read More »

VGC19 Guide Series – Ultra Series: Ultra Necrozma

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 ...

Read More »