Author Archives: Trainer Tower

A Mega Mix Up – Top 8 São Paulo Challenge Report

Hello everyone! My name is Meghan Hyman (@PinkySylvie on Twitter and PinkSylvie on here and SD). I am a player from the Midwest, USA, and started playing competitively late 2015. This was my first large (non pc/mss) cut at a tournament. This team started out as an attempt to play something a bit slower, and test Venusaur. Venusaur was something ...

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VGC18 Pokémon Analysis – Volcarona

Written by Zac Emerzian Pokemon Showdown! January Rankings –  Unweighted: 26th (6.47749%) 1500: 22nd (7.23836%) 1630: 20th (8.22456%) 1760: 25th (6.73196%)   Everyone’s favorite fire moth has returned to VGC. However, now more than ever, Volcarona finds stiff competition in the Fire Pokemon department. Much of the Heat Wave spamming limelight was taken by Mega Charizard-Y when X and Y rolled ...

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An American Invasion into Prague! Top 8 Team Report

Hello everyone, Pd0nZ here. Long time player, first time report writer. In this report, I am going to talk about the team that I piloted to a 7-0 Swiss run in the Prague Special Event. Before I do so, however, you may be wondering how an American even ended up in Prague in the first place, especially with Charlotte Regionals ...

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VGC18 Pokémon Analysis – Tyranitar

Written by Damon Murdoch Championships Battle Season 8 Ranking: 8th Pokemon Showdown! January Rankings –  Unweighted: 12th (11.81300%) 1500: 12th (13.24225%) 1630: 11th (14.52369%) 1760: 11th (15.06136%) Throughout the history of VGC, Tyranitar has frequently been used as a disruptive weather setter to counter strategies such as rain or sun. It also has been used to drive teams built around its ...

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Just Playing for Kicks – Oceania International Championships 3rd Place and Singapore Open Champion Report

Hey everyone, my name is Isaac Lam (@hashiriyadon). I’m a Singapore-born permanent resident of New Zealand who’s had a keen interest in competitive Pokémon for as long as I can remember, and finished 3rd in Video Games at the 2018 Oceania International Championships in Sydney. Today, my partner Chelsea Tan (@KomalaVGC) and I have come together to share this report ...

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VGC18 Pokémon Analysis – Charizard-Y

Written by Jeremy Gross Championships Battle Season 8 Ranking: 7th Pokemon Showdown! January Rankings –  Unweighted: 7th (17.77703%) 1500: 5th (20.55929%) 1630: 4th (23.11132%) 1760: 7th (21.74931%)   Mega Charizard Y has been one of the top Mega Evolutions in almost every format it has been allowed in (bar the one where it had to compete with Primal Groudon) since its introduction ...

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Zap x Trap: A St.Louis Regionals Top Cut

What is up, its Louis Milich (@UncleLou21) here to talk about the team I used to top cut St.Louis Regionals. I first got into VGC two years ago, with my first competitive regional actually being St.Louis in 2016, where I landed a spot on stream using the infamous Scarf Kyogre and Mega Sceptile team. My notable finishes include Athens 2017 ...

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