Trainer Tower https://www.trainertower.com Your Journey to the Top Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:00:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://i0.wp.com/www.trainertower.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/cropped-TrainerTowerSiteIcon.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Trainer Tower https://www.trainertower.com 32 32 118992516 VGC19 Guide Series – An Introduction to the Ultra Series https://www.trainertower.com/vgc19-guide-series-introduction-ultra-series/ https://www.trainertower.com/vgc19-guide-series-introduction-ultra-series/#respond Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:00:08 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=12403 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 ...

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Torn Ogre’s Last Stand – Toronto Regional Champion Report https://www.trainertower.com/torn-ogres-last-stand-toronto-regional-champion-report/ https://www.trainertower.com/torn-ogres-last-stand-toronto-regional-champion-report/#respond Sun, 14 Apr 2019 21:23:25 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=12388 Good morning everyone! My name is Stephen and I won 2019 Toronto VGC regionals in Masters. I promised a War Story, which can be found below, but I hope you don’t mind listening to me talk about the team a bit. It’s just standard Moon TornOgre, but I’d like to think that my version had ...

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Trainer Talk: First Impressions of the Ultra Series https://www.trainertower.com/trainer-talk-first-impressions-of-the-ultra-series/ https://www.trainertower.com/trainer-talk-first-impressions-of-the-ultra-series/#respond Sat, 06 Apr 2019 00:55:42 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=12366 With Berlin being mere weeks away, many VGC players find themselves wondering what they should expect from the first International Championship of the Ultra format. What sort of meta will we see? How will the re-introduction of Megas shake things up? How different will it be from the previous restricted format, VGC16? To get a ...

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ZyGod’s Wrath – Collinsville Top 4 Team Report https://www.trainertower.com/zygods-wrath-collinsville-top-4-report/ https://www.trainertower.com/zygods-wrath-collinsville-top-4-report/#respond Fri, 05 Apr 2019 22:05:36 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=12320 Hi, my name is Alex Arand, also known as AlexTheRNGLord. I first started playing VGC after joining my local league, where we had somewhat casual play. Then I discovered Pokemon Showdown and Smogon, and played online casually for a while until 2016, when I began playing competitively. I’ve been playing competitively since post-2016 Worlds, starting ...

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The Red Moon Rises – A Top 4 Greensboro Regional Report https://www.trainertower.com/the-red-moon-rises-a-top-4-greensboro-regional-report/ https://www.trainertower.com/the-red-moon-rises-a-top-4-greensboro-regional-report/#respond Mon, 01 Apr 2019 19:30:50 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=12318 Hello VGC community! I’m Santino Tarquinio (@supah_santi), but you probably know me better as Santi or my Showdown alt “reggie from NoA”. I’m a relatively new player to the scene and 2019 is my first serious year competing. I’m a pretty big fan of Trick Room teams, and had previously built a hard TR team ...

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Shining in the Rain – Costa Rica Special Event Champions Report https://www.trainertower.com/shining-in-the-rain-costa-rica-special-event-champions-report/ https://www.trainertower.com/shining-in-the-rain-costa-rica-special-event-champions-report/#respond Sat, 30 Mar 2019 22:51:38 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=12267 Hello everyone! My name is Victor Gonzalez from Costa Rica, more commonly known as “Vic”, and I’m the champion of the recent Special Event held in Costa Rica. To let you know a bit about me, I’ve been playing competitively since the end of 2015. I’ve competed at the last 3 World Championships, making Day ...

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2019 Bolzano, Italy Special Event https://www.trainertower.com/2019-bolzano-italy-special-event/ https://www.trainertower.com/2019-bolzano-italy-special-event/#respond Tue, 26 Mar 2019 20:40:24 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=12298 Bolazano, Italy: 3/23/19 – 3/24/19 Placing Player CP Team Used 1st Alessio Yuri Boschetto 200 2nd Alex Gomez Berma 160 3rd Lorenzo Semeraro 130 4th Marco Bertoni 130 5th Fevzi Ozkan 100 6th Marco Menoncello 100 7th Luca Lussignoli 100 8th Jamie Boyt 100 Usage Usage % Pokémon 4 50% 3 37.5% 2 25% 1 ...

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La banda del Tacchino! – A Top 8 Regional Report https://www.trainertower.com/la-banda-del-tacchino-a-top-8-regional-report/ https://www.trainertower.com/la-banda-del-tacchino-a-top-8-regional-report/#respond Tue, 26 Mar 2019 19:00:58 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=12249 Hello! My name is Riccardo Appamea, known online as @Fire_Gohan, and I’ve been a VGC player for over 3 years. I love playing unconventional teams, as they’re the type to get me hyped up and motivated to win matches. In 2016, I was on the verge of Top 16 in the European International Championships, placing ...

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A Rainbow after the Rain – Greensboro Regional Champions Report https://www.trainertower.com/a-rainbow-after-the-rain-greensboro-regional-champions-report/ https://www.trainertower.com/a-rainbow-after-the-rain-greensboro-regional-champions-report/#respond Mon, 25 Mar 2019 20:25:21 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=12255 Hey all, my name is Alex Williams (@Weeblewobs on twitter). I recently moved to St. Louis but I’m originally from Cleveland Ohio, which lucky for me, happens to be the land of plentiful locals. I wouldn’t call it free though because there is a lot of talent in those locals, and you’ll find yourself facing ...

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VGC19 Ultra Series – Sample Teams https://www.trainertower.com/vgc19-ultra-series-sample-teams/ https://www.trainertower.com/vgc19-ultra-series-sample-teams/#respond Tue, 19 Mar 2019 20:25:40 +0000 http://trainertower.com/?p=12231 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 ...

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