Tag Archives: vgc16

Big Leads: Knowing Your Xerneas + Groudon Leads

Hi everyone! With Worlds coming up and Australian players being a little stressed about team building, there was a lot of ambiguity around how exactly to benefit from leading with and against ‘Big 6’ teams (an archetype consisting of both Groudon and Xerneas) and their different variations, so I’m pretty much going to be providing a summary of the strengths ...

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Australians in the Nugget Bridge Major: Top Cut Edition

  After 9 gruelling weeks of swiss rounds, the Nugget Bridge Major has entered the top cut stages. Well done to all 26 Australians who participated in this tough competition. Whether they performed better or worse than they hoped for, their skills as trainers have surely been sharpened up for the experience. Special congratulations to the three Australians who have ...

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VGC Friendly – Australia vs Singapore

  Hello VGC Players, once again it is time for another VGC Friendly. This time we turn our ambitions towards an opponent closer to home, Singapore! On Sunday April 17th we will be facing off against or nearby neighbours Singapore, with what promises to be a clash of the two strongest VGC Nations in the APAC region. This will not ...

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Following Australians in the Nugget Bridge Major

  G’day everyone! You may have seen our recent news post about the 5th Nugget Bridge Major, a huge online Pokémon Tournament hosted by VGC website Nugget Bridge. Here at PokéAus, we’re happy to announce that we will be keeping track of how Australia’s representatives go in this tournament, both individually and collectively, via an online spreadsheet. Similarly to our Around the Stadiums series, we’ll ...

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May the Weather be with you – A PC 2nd Place Report

  Hello VGC players, and thank you for reading this report. My name is Matthew Roe, also known as RoeyVGC and this is a report on the team I used to take 2nd Place at the Box Hill Premier Challenge on January 9th. I will also be covering my preparation leading up to the event, including in the recent Australia ...

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VGC16 Mid-Season Showdown: The Rundown

Now that “Mid-season Showdowns” have been announced, we at PokéAus thought it would be useful to provide the community with information on what they’re all about. Here’s a brief summary of what a Mid-season Showdown involves and how they differ from the Premier Challenges that have taken place throughout 2015 and 2016. Mid-season Showdowns are roughly somewhere between a Premier ...

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VGC16 Friendly – Australia vs. Spain Conclusion

  Results are in! Hopefully some of you were able to follow the Australia vs Spain friendly and enjoyed the stream, which featured many strong players. We even had commentary from Australian player Boomguy and Portuguese player EmbC, who were well familiar with the Australian and Spanish communities respectively. Overall the friendly was a great success for both communities. Results Stream ...

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VGC16 Friendly – Australia vs. Spain

  Tomorrow, 17 January at 9am (AEDT), a VGC16 friendly between the Spanish and Australian communities will be taking place. Spain is the largest country to date we’ve organised a friendly with, and I speak for all of the Australian side when I say that we’re definitely looking forward to some good games. Format: Best-of-three VGC16 battles. This includes a ...

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Australia vs. United Arab Emirates Friendly Conclusion

  We have results! If you’ve been following the Australia vs. United Arab Emirates (UAE) friendly, or been watching the streams, you’ll surely know by now how intense the sets between Australia and UAE have been. Hosted by the UAE team, the friendly was a great success, running smoothly and generating hype with both communities getting behind their representatives. Results Stream ...

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