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Artwork by GenOne from the Smogon Forums. Damage calculators are extremely useful tools for competitive Pokémon play. Being able to optimize EV spreads allows players to fine-tune their battle strategies by taking advantage of raw numbers, maximizing the usefulness of a Pokémon’s EVs in surviving opposing moves, obtaining relevant KOs, and outspeeding the appropriate threats. […]

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 […]

VGC20 Play! Pokémon Season

Posted August 24th 2019 by

Overview The Pokémon Video Game Championship Series events will begin the season using the 2019 Ultra Series Format with Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon games on the Nintendo 3ds. Events will transition to Pokémon Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch beginning January 4 2020. VGC19 Ultra Series – Ruleset Overview (Until January 4 […]

VGC20 Events

Posted August 24th 2019 by

Use this page to plan out your VGC20 Season with all announced Regional, Special Event and International Championship locations for the VGC20 Season. This page will be updated throughout the season as more events are announced. International Championships Date Event Country Location Format Nov 15–17 Latin America São Paulo, Brazil VGC19U Feb 21–23 Oceania Melbourne, […]

Resource Hub

Posted August 24th 2019 by

Everyone has to start somewhere! Many new or returning players may struggle to find VGC-specific resources. From the basics of strategy to team construction or format information, knowing where to read and who’s knowledge to trust can be a hard task. In an information-based game such as ours, the right resources are critical to both […]