Tag Archives: championships

Training for Pokémon like an Elite Athlete

G’day, Rhydian Cowley here. I go by Mindape in the Showdown chat, on the forums, and in Twitch chat. When I’m not playing Pokémon, I train and compete at an elite level in athletics (my event is the glamorous 20 km Walk). I have represented Australia at international events, and I’ve travelled to many foreign countries. My ultimate goal is ...

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2015 Australian Pokémon Video Game Nationals: Teams and Usage Stats

Last weekend saw the biggest Pokémon event of the year, the 2015 Pokémon Nationals! Over three days we saw players compete in the Trading Card Game and Video Game, ending with top cut matches on day three where our Champions were crowned. The Video Game saw 321 Masters, 96 Seniors, and 54 Juniors battle over two of the three days. ...

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2015 Australian Pokémon Nationals – Day 3 Recap: VGC

Nationals is over once again, but the post-coverage is going to keep on coming! The Video Game Nationals saw 321 Masters, 96 Seniors, and 54 Juniors battle it out with swiss rounds on day two of the three day Nationals event, and top cut on day three. The Masters Division battled it out through a huge day with 9 rounds ...

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2015 Australian Pokémon Nationals – Day 3 Recap: TCG

Nationals is over once again, but the post-coverage is going to keep on coming! The Trading Card Game Nationals saw 128 Masters, 14 Seniors, and 12 Juniors battle it out with swiss rounds on day one, and top cut on day three (with VGC swiss rounds being played on day two). The Masters Division battled it out through a huge ...

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2015 Australian Pokémon Nationals – Day 2 Recap

Today we saw Day 2 of the 2015 Australian Pokémon Nationals with the Video Game Swiss Rounds. The atmosphere was electric as VGC players filled the room. Eager Video Game players lined up, knowing that the event was going to be a long day. This year is the first year Australia has been eligible for Championship Points in VGC, which ...

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Draw a Card: Trainers’ Mail

Hi there everyone, my names is James Goreing and I’ve been given the honour of continuing the Draw a Card articles for Pokémon Australia. I’m here to talk to you about one of my favourite new cards from the latest expansion set, Roaring Skies, and that card is Trainers’ Mail. Whilst I’m sure everyone has had at least some time ...

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Pokémon VGC Website and Social Media Guide

The Australian Pokémon Video Game Nationals are around the corner, and we want to help fellow Australians in the preparation to what will be the biggest Australian VGC event for the year. Playing on your own you might miss things but following what other people discover can help you get an advantage and possibly save you time. With this we ...

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2015 Australian Pokémon VGC & TCG Nationals Announced!

Nintendo Australia announced on their facebook page this afternoon that the  Pokémon Video Game and Trading Card Game National Championships will be held together over a massive weekend from June 6 to 8, the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in Melbourne! Initial details of the run down of the event is as follows: Saturday June 6: TCG Qualifying Rounds, Pre-Registration for VGC ...

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