Author Archives: Trainer Tower

VGC18 Pokémon Analysis – Kangaskhan

Written by Damon Murdoch Championships Battle Season 8 Ranking: 12th Pokémon Showdown! January Rankings –  Unweighted: 15th (9.27541%) 1500: 15th (10.23829%) 1630: 16th (11.69144%) 1760: 16th (11.37031%)   One of the strongest Mega Evolutions introduced in Pokémon X and Y, Mega Kangaskhan has been a dominating force in every metagame it has been legal since its introduction to VGC in 2014. ...

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Smugleaf’s got Swag! First Place Malmö Regionals Report

So, I’m Jamie Boyt and I am a now three-time Regional Champion, having just won the Malmö Regional Championships. I am also a YouTuber who puts out Battle Spot content. I have done a report on this team in video form which can be found here. Team’s Achievements First, Malmö Regional Championship Top 64, Oceania International Championships The Team Link ...

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VGC18 Pokémon Analysis – Incineroar

Written by Zac Emerzian Championships Battle Season 8 Ranking: 13th Pokemon Showdown! January Rankings –  Unweighted: 24th (6.86516%) 1500: 19th (8.10672%) 1630: 19th (8.80243% ) 1760: 18th (9.67893%)   The fighting feline Incineroar is back with a vengeance in VGC 2018! With a more open format and Landorus-T stealing back the title of top Intimidator from Arcanine, teams now have more ...

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Team Report – Lopunny and friends take on Oceania

My name is Graham Amedee, aka Ammodee and I’m a member of the Brisbane Buzzwoles. I started playing Pokémon at the start of 2015, primarily on the Battle Spot Singles ladder on Pokémon Showdown. I found this was a fun way to spend some time in between work and gym. My brother, Paul Amedee (BB_Mastodon), encouraged me to play VGC, ...

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VGC 18 Meta Snapshot [post-Oceania IC]

Written by Edu, Bailey and Ty The first International Championship using VGC18 has come to a close, and in just two months we’ve already seen major metagame developments. In our meta snapshot we will be analyzing the top 15 Pokémon in top cut throughout major events across the globe, alongside 3 of the most prevalent team archetypes dominating the format! Index: Events ...

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Useful Moves in VGC18

Below are all of the niche moves for Pokemon in VGC 2018. If you see something missing that definitely belongs on this list, please contact @Braverius via Twitter or let us know in the comments. BOLD indicates the Pokemon can learn the move in USUM but not in SM. Catelog of Categories A) Setup Moves / Stat Boosters B) Speed Control ...

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Glossary of Pokémon VGC Terminology

Not sure what all the jargon and technical terms in our articles mean? We’ve made this glossary to help you out so you don’t get confused when reading our content. Pokémon.com also has a glossary you can check out, as well as further information on a Rules and Resources page. Circuit Specific Terms Tournament Specific Terms Video Game Specific Terms  

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