Author Archives: Trainer Tower

Brazil Invitational 2018

Written by Gabriel Agati (@AgatiGa) The Brazilian community is currently organizing a VGC 2018 grassroots event on Pokémon Showdown that includes 16 of the countries best players! While the tournament is already in round 2, we hope this encourages more people around the world to organize and play in non-official VGC tournaments! We hope that tournaments like these attract casual players ...

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2018 Salt Lake City Regionals Preview

Written by Matthew Jackson Coming off the LATAM International, players from all around the US will be heading to Salt Lake to try to prove themselves in the last Regional out west! Difficulty Rating  / 5 (You already know) While this may not be the most-attended Regional the US has had this year, that doesn’t mean players won’t be attending. ...

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It’s a Trap! – Stuttgart Regional Champion Report

My name is Giuseppe Musicco and I’m a player from Italy, known online as Peppe (@peppemusicco). You may have seen me as a ladder player on Pokémon Showdown in VGC 17, with the name “Il Koho del Pardo”. Team’s Achievements I used this team to reach a 1800+ rating on Pokémon Showdown and then won the Stuttgart Regional Championship! This ...

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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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