Author Archives: Trainer Tower

VGC19 Sun Series: Core Analysis – Groudon Xerneas

What year is it? Just the mention of Xerneas and Groudon together will give some veteran VGC players flashbacks to 2016. It was namely during that year’s series that the potent combo of Xerneas and Primal-Groudon made its debut, being utilized in many team builds through the series. The notorious “Big 6” archetype from that year contained this duo and ...

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1st Place Oregon, USA Regionals Team Report

🔥🔥 Hi my name is Riley Factura and I recently won 1st place in the Pokémon VGC 2019 Sun Series Oregon, USA Regional Championships.  This marks my 4th regional win in the Masters Division. If it’s at all relevant to you, I’ve also won 16 Premier Challenges & 7 Midseason Showdowns. 👔 I took a break during most of the ...

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A Dragon in The Rain – Top 16 Frankfurt Regionals

Hi, I’m Riccardo Appamea, and I’m an Italian player known online as “Fire Gohan”. Although I’ve only been playing VGC since 2014, I’ve been playing singles since the good old days of 2008. My first significant result in VGC was in 2016, where I won a Regional Championship using Mewtwo. That year was a very successful year for me; alongside ...

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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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Prepare for trouble, Make it double

Hello guys, I’m Gabriel Agati (@AgatiGa on Twitter) and I’m here again to share a team that I’ve been using for a while online. The name of this team report comes to the fact that, thanks to Incineroar, this team has double Intimidate, Fake Out and Knock Off. It’s a very bulky, solid team, built around standard, top tier Pokémon. ...

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Tag You’re It!— A 10th Place NAIC Team Report

Hello there! My name is Kyle Livinghouse, but some of you may know me as Animus. To those of you who don’t, I embarked on my VGC journey in the early 2015 format and never looked back. Since then, I’ve attended 3 Regionals along with a few locals around the New Jersey/Philadelphia area. While the results of these events were ...

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