VGC19 Ultra Series – Sample Teams

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 for making your very own team, however, this list is far from comprehensive, so don’t let it stifle your own creativity!

Please note, that although teams here may be inspired by top players that unless stated otherwise they are not the exact spreads used by them and are instead reconstructions. Their names are credited for obtaining notable success with an archetype or having developed it significantly. If we have missed someone out, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Updates
This document will be updated as the metagame progresses, so it will stay relevant throughout the entire season.

  • Post published on September 5th
  • Ben Grissmer’s team added and Credit updated on September 6th
  • Christopher Kan’s team added September 7th
Contribute
If you’ve had a top cut finish at an event, or want to share a team that you’ve had success with so that it can be added to our Sample Teams, please fill out the following:

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Kang Torn
Ashton Cox
Top 8 NAIC Reconstruction
Zheyuan Huang
Top 16 Worlds Team
Case Bongirne
Perish Trap
Christopher Kan
Day 2 Worlds Team

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James Baek
Top 4 Worlds Team
Giovanni Piscitelli
DC Open Top 8 Team
Calvin Foster
Sheffield Top 8 Team

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Lele & Lucario Offense
Fini & Crobat Control
Koko & Amoonguss Control

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Jamie Boyt
Top 16 Worlds Team

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Koko Offense
Flavio Del Pidio
1st Place EUIC Team

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Alex Gomez & Eric Rios
Top 8 Worlds Reconstruction
Wolfe Glick
1st Place NAIC Team
Crobat & Ferro Offense
Jonathan Evans
M-Metagross Offense
Raghav Malaviya
Standard Whimsicott
Nihilego & Ferro Control

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Joseph Ugarte
Crobat & Ferro Heavy Offense
Case Bongirne
Perish Trap

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Hirofumi Kimura
1st Place Japan Nats Team
Snorlax Setup

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Case Bongirne
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Aaron Traylor
Top 16 Worlds Team

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Naoto Mizobuchi
1st Place Worlds Team
Gavin Michaels
Day 2 Worlds Team

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Graham Amedee
2nd Place NAIC Team
Frans Sikkes & Trevor Rosberg
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Ashton Cox & Jeremy Rodrigues
Day 2 Worlds Reconstruction

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Eduardo Cunha
Bulky TailRoom
Ashton Cox
Perish Trap
Ben Grissmer
Shedinja Offense

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Ferro & Toge Control
Henry Rich & Meaghan Rattle
Top 8 Worlds Reconstruction

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Tommy Cooleen
Smeargle & Staka Heavy Offence