Reports

Australian VGC Nationals: Junior Division – Top 4

On July 20 to 21, Nintendo Australia hosted Australia’s first ever Pokémon VGC Nationals at PAX Australia. The Junior Division was held early Sunday at the Nintendo Booth. There were a total of 10 tiny competitors, but they sure knew how to play Pokémon! As the competition had young competitors, Nintendo announced that they would be doing a Round Robin style ...

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Australian VGC Nationals: Senior Division – Top 4

On July 20 to 21, Nintendo Australia hosted Australia’s first ever Pokémon VGC Nationals at PAX Australia. The Senior Division was the last division to be held at the Nintendo Booth on Sunday at PAX Aus. There were a total of 32 players, making matches and elimination clean and easy. As the competition was smaller, Nintendo announced that the competition ...

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Australian VGC Nationals: Master Division – Top 4

On July 20 to 21, Nintendo Australia hosted Australia’s first ever Pokémon VGC Nationals at PAX Australia. The Master Division was held on Saturday at the Nintendo Booth. We had a whopping 181 competitors in the Single Elimination best-of-1 tournament. The competition went for hours, with the best-of-the-best facing off against others they knew, trained with, and learnt off. We ...

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VGC Nationals Gallery

With Australia’s debut in the Pokémon VGC Nationals done and dusted, we can all sit back and revel in the event’s many successes. A huge thank you and hi-five goes out to Nintendo Australia for offering Australian Pokémon fans the chance to compete midst the incredible atmosphere at PAX. Nintendo’s floor staff did a marvellous job, and the weekend would ...

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Australian Pokémon VGC Nationals: Standings

This weekend at PAX Australia, Nintendo hosted Australia’s first ever Pokémon VGC Nationals, with the top 2 from each age division winning prizes, as well as a paid trip to Vancouver to participate at Worlds. This event marked a day in history for Pokémon fans in Australia; VGC Nationals is something we have all dreamed of, and Nintendo turned those dreams ...

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Pokémon Meet-up Sydney: Summary

On Sunday, July 14, the most dedicated Pokémon fans from all around Sydney made their way to Luna Park, but instead of going on rides, we all shut ourselves in a room within Luna Park and got ready for some serious Pokémon business! Everything was on the line for the 18 Junior Division players, and 76 Senior Division players, as the ...

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Pokémon Meet-up Adelaide: Report

The fourth of five Pokémon Meet-ups were held in rainy Adelaide on Saturday, July 13, at AVCon (Anime and Video Game Convention). Here, we hoped to find Adelaide’s best and brightest Pokémon VGC players. It was at 10am that the rush began for those who had not pre-purchased a ticket to the event, such as myself. There was worry amongst ...

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Pokémon Meet-up Adelaide: Summary

On Saturday, 13 July, Pokémon fans from Adelaide congregated at AVCon (Anime and Video game convention) to find Australia’s best and brightest Pokémon VGC players. This was the fourth of several Pokémon tournaments held in major cities across Australia over the course of three weeks. The first tournament was held in Perth, the second in Melbourne, and the third in Brisbane. ...

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Pokémon Meet-up Brisbane: Report

As the trainers gathered to the Convention Centre room, it was announced there were 72 competitors in the Seniors/Masters division all fighting for top QLD trainer and a free flight and accommodation to Melbourne, and a ticket to PAX Australia.  The tournament was a single elimination draw, and for those in Sydney or Adelaide going to this event this weekend: ...

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Pokémon Meet-up Brisbane: Summary

On Sunday, 7 July, Pokémon fans from Brisbane congregated at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre to participate in the third of several Pokémon tournaments held in major cities across Australia over the course of three weeks. The first tournament was held in Perth, and the second in Melbourne. With a turnout of 15 (give or take) Junior Division players and ...

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