Analysis

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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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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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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Trainer Tower Open Begins!

The Trainer Tower Open has begun! We have 393 players playing in the Trainer Tower Open across the globe, with some highlight matches between successful players already. With qualification into the Trainer Tower Invitational alongside players of the Trainer Tower Circuit, there’s a lot on the line for some of these players. The Invitational’s prize pool exceeding $1300 USD is ...

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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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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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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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