2019 World Cup of VGC Announcement

It’s been yet another packed year, and the Pokémon World Championships are once more behind us. We at Trainer Tower are excited to announce that, come September, we’ll be hosting the next season of the Pokémon World Cup of VGC! In just four months’ time, VGC will be leaving the 3DS as a platform in favour of the Nintendo Switch. ...

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Trainer Talks – A look at Worlds and Mentality

Whaddup guys, it’s your recent International finalist, Graham “Ammodee” Amedee, here! The last couple of weeks have been insane since my return from the North America International Championships. I have been working on my YouTube content in addition to doing my own Worlds preparation. I’d love to share some of my thoughts on the upcoming metagame, as well as some ...

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American VGC Invite Distribution

Hey guys, my name’s Vishy and I go by @flyingfalcons7 online. With Worlds just a month away, I decided to make a chart that shows the distribution of American invites across the 50 states. Takeaways from the Data California has the most invites with 11, with Texas coming in a close second at 9. These are the two most populated ...

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JoeUX9 is Winning Nats: A Day 2 NAIC Report

Hey guys! My name is Joseph Ugarte, a fairly new VGC player who started in late 2017. This tournament was big for me since I needed top 8 for my Worlds invite, so I put a ton of time and work into this team for Nats. Although it didn’t produce the result I wanted, I made a team I was ...

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Sorry – A Shedinja Team Apology aka Team Report

Hello. My name is Ben Grissmer, also known as Chef. I started playing VGC in 2017. If you know me, you know I mostly stick to using the best two weathers in the game: Sand and Hail. My notable finishes have been using one or the other, including: 11th (6-2) Memphis Regionals 2017 with Vanilluxe/Sandslash, 22nd (6-2) Charlotte Regionals 2018 ...

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Medichamp takes on NA – An IC Runner Up Report

My name is Graham Amedee, aka Ammodee, and I’m a VGC competitor for the Brisbane Buzzwoles, Australia. I became a VGC player in 2015, thanks to my brother Paulo Amedee (aka The Mastodon). He brought me along to Brisbane Regionals in 2015, and since then I have been attending multiple competitions yearly. I am known to build unorthodox, Hyper Offensive ...

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State of the Metagame – June

June has been a busy month for VGC, with many players feeling the pressure as they attempt to lock up their Travel Awards, stipends, or Worlds invites before the season ends. Multiple Regional-level events took place around the world, but so did the prestigious Japan Nationals, wholly deciding which of the Japanese players would be able to attend Worlds. However, ...

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PKMN-id Trainer Circuit 2019: El Finale

It’s that time of the year again: the Indonesian grassroots circuit, also known as PKMN-id Trainer Circuit (PTC), is approaching its Grand Final. The Circuit Indonesia used to be allowed to hold official VGC events in 2015, and as many as 117 trainers attended the first Premier Challenge. As the leading Pokémon community in Indonesia, PKMN-id chose to create a ...

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