Tag Archives: metagame

Australia VGC17 Usage Stats: February Weeks 3 and 4

We return again with what will be our second last VGC17 usage statistics from events across Australia before we ultimately test our skills in the Oceanic International Championships. All throughout February, we’ve had players creep closer to their Worlds Invitation, setting themselves up to earn it through a strong finish at the Internationals. Last week was, unfortunately, a quiet week ...

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Australian VGC17 Usage Stats: February Week 2

We return yet again with more VGC17 usage statistics from events across Australia! So far through February, we’ve seen 2 major grassroots events, two Premier Challenges and one Midseason Showdown. Unfortunately, we don’t yet have teams or results from the Premier Challenge and Midseason Showdown that occurred in Hobart. However, we’re endeavoring to collect these and hope to have them soon! ...

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Australian VGC17 Usage Stats: January Week 4

We’ve reached the final week of January, meaning it’s now time to reflect on this month in VGC. What better way to do so than with our latest usage stats? We’ve had three Premier Challenge events happen in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. We’re beginning to see some clear patterns with the Australian metagame, so we advise noting the ...

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Pokémon TCG: Uncovering the Secrets of Sun and Moon

  As inhabitants of Earth, we’re lucky enough to be treated to the Sun and Moon every day and night respectively*. Only once will we be treated to the release of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Sun and Moon set. The Sun is an incredibly important star, and the Moon is a body of astronomical importance. But how important will ...

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Australian VGC17 Usage Stats: January Week 3

  After a week break from Premier Challenges, Australia is back playing Pokemon and producing VGC17 usage stats! We’ve had events in Perth, Newcastle and Adelaide this week. Following suit with the results worldwide, Australians have adapted well to the quickly developing metagame. This week we saw Jimmy Chen take out Newcastle with a team reminiscent of a standard team seen ...

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Australian VGC17 Usage Stats: January Week 1

  With the VGC17 season already beginning back in December, the new year doesn’t change too much for the players competing for Championship Points in Australia. In the first week of January, we’ve had 3 events already, with more strong showings from players across the country. Here we saw Luke Milligan take out Brisbane, using his Togedemaru in finals against Damon Murdoch, ...

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Preparing For Worlds: A Metagame Analysis

  Hello there! My name is Bailey, though you’d probably know me as Bargens. Recently there hasn’t been too much going around regarding the metagame at Worlds and after having a relatively positive response last year I decided I’d try and give my insight into how I think Worlds will be this year. I’m going to be basing my opinions off of ...

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Getting more than we *Bargened* for – Interview with Bailey Owen (@BargensVGC)

  Welcome back everyone! I’m glad to present to you all a short interview we had with Box Hill winner and circuit front-runner Bailey Owen (@BargensVGC). Bailey is currently sitting around 128 CP and has cut almost every Premier Challenge he’s attended thus far, using a myriad of different teams along the way. We spoke to him on a few ...

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Top Players, Top Pokemon #1: Sam Pandelis (ZeldaVGC) and Talonflame

  Lads and Ladies, I (Cappa) present to you a new segment we’re working on here at PokeAus, where we interview successful Australian players and ask them to talk about their favourite competitive Pokémon and how it’s utilised. Today, I chatted to 2-time Melbourne Regional Champion and NB Circuit veteran Sam Pandelis (@ZeldaVGC, hit him up on twitter) about his ...

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A Brief Note on Guards

In the lead up to Regional and National VGC events across Australia, I wanted to write an article of some things to be mindful of when playing. I settled on writing about two defensive moves that can have large impact on games when someone plays into one. The moves are Quick Guard and Wide Guard. It is important to be ...

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