2018 World Cup of VGC – Hub

The third installment of the World Cup of VGC, a showcase of the world’s best Pokémon players across the globe, is here. Modelled after Smogon’s World Cup of Pokemon, and inspired by Zach Droegkamp’s idea, we are continuing our yearly World Cup with 16 different regions represented. The regions will remain the same as last year. Special thanks to FumitoVGC ...

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VGC19 Sun Series – Sample Teams

This is a list of sample teams that new players can use to help them get straight into playing the VGC19 Sun 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 ...

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Carried on Wings of Fire – An 8th Place Frankfurt Report

Hey everyone! I’m Willem Geurts, otherwise known as AbsurdityVGC. I hail from the Netherlands, and have been playing VGC since 2017. My first event ended up being the Leipzig Regional in 2018. There I made a bad meta-call with my team and was plagued by the infamous freeze-glitch that frequented official events early on in that circuit. As a result, ...

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2019 Memphis Regionals

Memphis, Tennessee; United States: 10/6/18-10/7/18 Placing Player CP $ Team Used 1st (6-1) Ashton Cox 200 $1,000 2nd (6-1) Jeremy Rodrigues 160 $500 3rd (6-1) Carl Shotsberger 130 $250 4th (5-2) Max Simon 130 $250 5th (6-1) Brianna Birt 100 – 6th (6-1) Ian McLaughlin 100 – 7th (6-1) Justin Crubaugh 100 – *8th (5-2) Carson Confer – – *Player ...

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VGC19 Sun Series – Groudon

The Hoenn deity of the land is back in VGC19 and it has already proven itself as a top threat in the metagame. The lack of Levitate users and Flying-types amongst the most used Pokémon, coupled with the presence of Ground-weak Pokémon such as Incineroar and Stakataka have given Groudon a solid place in the current metagame. Groudon’s signature move, ...

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VGC19 Sun Series – Solgaleo

Solgaleo, the face of Pokémon Sun and a new monster that has been introduced to the 2019 VGC scene. At first glance, there are a lot of Pokémon that threaten Solgaleo so it may not look as appealing as some other other restricted Pokémon to choose from. But with a base 137 attack stat and the Full Metal Body ability, ...

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World Cup of VGC2018 – Group Stage: Week 1 Pairings

Teams for World Cup of VGC18 have been chosen and group stage week 1 pairings are up! Pairings will be posted at the following time each week on our forums. You can also keep up to date with standings and results on the spreadsheet! Monday 11:00pm AEST (GMT+10) Monday 9:00pm Singapore Time (GMT+8) Monday 2:00pm London Time (GMT+1) Monday 9:00am ...

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VGC19 Sun Series – Yveltal

Yveltal premiered alongside Xerneas in Pokémon X&Y as our cover legendaries. In its one other legal format, Yveltal performed adequately. It won the German National Championships under the direction of Arash Ommati, paired alongside Primal Groudon and Jumpluff. Unlike Xerneas, it did not have strong Worlds finishes outside of Sam Pandelis of Australia finishing in the Top 16 with it. ...

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