Trainer Tower https://www.trainertower.com Your Journey to the Top Thu, 15 Aug 2019 23:17:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://www.trainertower.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/cropped-TrainerTowerSiteIcon-32x32.png Trainer Tower https://www.trainertower.com 32 32 118992516 Trainer Talks – A look at Worlds and Mentality https://www.trainertower.com/trainer-talks-a-look-at-worlds-and-mentality/ https://www.trainertower.com/trainer-talks-a-look-at-worlds-and-mentality/#respond Thu, 15 Aug 2019 23:17:40 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=13157 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 ...

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American VGC Invite Distribution https://www.trainertower.com/american-vgc-invite-distribution/ https://www.trainertower.com/american-vgc-invite-distribution/#respond Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:00:20 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=13067 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 ...

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JoeUX9 is Winning Nats: A Day 2 NAIC Report https://www.trainertower.com/joeux9-is-winning-nats-a-day-2-naic-report/ https://www.trainertower.com/joeux9-is-winning-nats-a-day-2-naic-report/#respond Thu, 11 Jul 2019 03:13:05 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=13074 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 ...

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Sorry – A Shedinja Team Apology aka Team Report https://www.trainertower.com/sorry-a-shedinja-team-apology-aka-team-report/ https://www.trainertower.com/sorry-a-shedinja-team-apology-aka-team-report/#respond Fri, 05 Jul 2019 23:35:59 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=13036 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, ...

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Medichamp takes on NA – An IC Runner Up Report https://www.trainertower.com/medichamp-takes-on-na-an-ic-runner-up-report/ https://www.trainertower.com/medichamp-takes-on-na-an-ic-runner-up-report/#respond Wed, 03 Jul 2019 00:36:25 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=13032 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 ...

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Ammodee Spills the Tea – Interviewing the North America IC Runner Up https://www.trainertower.com/ammodee-spills-the-tea-interviewing-the-north-america-ic-runner-up/ https://www.trainertower.com/ammodee-spills-the-tea-interviewing-the-north-america-ic-runner-up/#respond Sun, 30 Jun 2019 21:49:13 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=13027 Today we had the opportunity to interview the North America International Championships fiery runner-up Amedee Graham to learn more about his Pokémon career as well as his fighting spirit. General Questions : Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you and what do you enjoy doing? : I’m Graham Amedee, aka Ammodee, and I’m ...

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State of the Metagame – June https://www.trainertower.com/state-of-the-metagame-june/ https://www.trainertower.com/state-of-the-metagame-june/#respond Sat, 29 Jun 2019 22:22:36 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=13005 June has been a busy month for VGC, with many players feeling the pressure as they attempt to lock up their Travel Awards, stipends, or Worlds invites before the season ends. Multiple Regional-level events took place around the world, but so did the prestigious Japan Nationals, wholly deciding which of the Japanese players would be ...

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PKMN-id Trainer Circuit 2019: El Finale https://www.trainertower.com/pkmn-id-circuit-2019/ https://www.trainertower.com/pkmn-id-circuit-2019/#respond Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:00:58 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=12980 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, ...

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2019 North America International Championship https://www.trainertower.com/2019-north-america-international-championship/ https://www.trainertower.com/2019-north-america-international-championship/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:13:57 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=12949 North America – International Championship: 6/21/19 – 6/23/19 # Player CP $ Team Used 1 Wolfe Glick 500 $5,000 2 Graham Amedee 400 $2,500 3 Jean Paul Lopez Buiza 320 $1,500 4 Jonathan Evans 320 $1,500 5 Melvin Keh 250 $1,000 6 Flavio del Pidio 250 $1,000 7 Ashton Cox 250 $1,000 8 Kyle Livinghouse ...

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2019 VGC Worlds Day 2 Summary – Pre NAIC https://www.trainertower.com/2019-vgc-worlds-day-2-summary-pre-naic/ https://www.trainertower.com/2019-vgc-worlds-day-2-summary-pre-naic/#respond Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:30:50 +0000 https://www.trainertower.com/?p=12932 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 ...

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