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EV training in Sun and Moon was made relatively simple thanks to the chaining mechanic. In Sword and Shield, however, things are rather different: defeating wild Pokémon for EV gains is still an alternative, but it is far from the most optimal method. Read on to learn the best ways to EV train in Generation […]

Ranked Battles for Pokémon Sword and Shield have been up since the launch of the games on November 15th! Ranked Battles are a great way to test your skills with those around the world. There are major rewards for competing in the season wraps up at the end of the year. If you’re looking for […]

Original by バルドル Translated by Hibiki Buy Hibiki coffee Support Hibiki on Patreon It has been about 25 days since the launch of Sword and Shield. In this post, I am presenting summaries and countermeasures for the main strategies currently used in Ranked Doubles. A lift of the bans for Pokémon obtained via Pokémon Home […]

Announcing the Rose Tower Circuit!

Posted December 12th 2019 by

We are proud to announce the Rose Tower Circuit, an all new online community circuit for competitive VGC open to all players across the world! Together with Mt. Silver, a grassroots organisation which ran one of the largest online circuits during the 2019 season, we at Trainer Tower have a lot in store for you! […]

Trainer Talk: First Impressions of VGC20

Posted December 8th 2019 by

Ultra series is coming to a close, and the release of a brand new Generation of Pokémon games in Sword and Shield has caused much excitement. Many VGC players are eager to explore the next format—the allure of so many new Pokémon to play around with is tough to resist! What are their first impressions […]