Author Archives: Trainer Tower

Ending a Drought – Top 16 Dallas Regional Report

Hi! My name’s Vishy Vasudevan, and I’m a lesser known SoCal VGC player. I got into VGC in early 2017 after watching a video of the 2016 World Championships and entered Anaheim Regionals that same year (in which I went 5-4). I didn’t have Protect on all but one mon, which I eventually learned was a bad thing. My second ...

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Bird Up! – A Top 8 Dallas Regionals and MSS Report

Hello everyone! My name is Meghan Hyman (@PinkySylvie on twitter and PinkSylvie on SD), and I recently ended up Top 8 at Dallas Regionals after ending Swiss as the first seed. Team Building Going into the metagame, I was concerned about a few common team compositions, namely: Kyogre/Lunala, Lunala/Xerneas, Groudon/Xerneas, Groudon/Yveltal and Xerneas/Yveltal. Ideally, I wanted a solid matchup vs ...

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Landorus-T does things in TeXYas

Sup guys, my names Preston, I’m 25 and from New Orleans. I got into VGC in December of 2016 with my 1st event being the NAIC 2017, where I went 5-4. It was a mediocre record yes, but coming from someone who literally had no competitive experience, that was an alright record. Anyways…onto the team! Team’s Achievements Top 8 Dallas ...

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Top 4 Roanoke Regionals – Mark Jackson

I’m Mark Jackson and I stream Pokémon VGC battles on Twitch. I first heard about VGC in 2009, but didn’t get a chance to compete in 2009 or 2010. I got back into VGC for the 2013 season and was able to attend a Regional in 2013 and 2014. It wasn’t until 2015 that I decided to get more into ...

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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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