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Three Ways Ultra Sun and Moon Is Shaking Up Competitive Pokémon

Pokémon’s new competitive rule-set goes live in January 2018, meaning that players everywhere are devising strategies based on the new monsters and movesets available in Ultra Sun and Moon. Let’s talk about some of the biggest additions that will have a major impact on the way competitors approach tournaments.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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What The Controversial Return of Mega Evolution Means For Competitive Pokémon

Earlier this month, The Pokémon Company International announced the rules for the next Video Game Championship Series format, bringing the controversial mega evolution and a much wider selection of Pokémon back into tournament play. With updated mega evolutions, Z-moves and a slew of competitive staples returning to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The 11-Year-Old Who’s Dominating Competitive Pokémon

Pokémon may be marketed toward younger fans, but the most well-known competitors are adults. This year, however, the most impressive performance belongs to Nicholas Kan, an 11-year-old from Australia who makes Ash Ketchum look bad.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Japan Wins One of the Closest Pokémon Championships In History

During this weekend’s Pokémon World Championships, Japan reasserted itself as the best region on the planet. Ryota Otsubo won the master’s division against Australia’s Sam Pandelis in a match where both sidewere full of twists on teams we’ve seen before this season. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Official Pokémon Tournament Only Allowed Monsters With Many Weaknesses

Last weekend, the weak inherited the Pokémon world for an official online tournament. Much like last month’s Tiny Tournament, players could only use a subset of the game’s hundreds of options. The Weakness Cup’s restriction, as its name implies, only allowed players to use Pokémon with five or more weaknesses to the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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One Player’s Struggle to Bring Competitive Pokémon to the Middle East

Competitive Pokémon has four main zones in North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asian-Pacific region, with countries such as Japan and South Korea running their own system. While that covers most of the world, it does leave a large gap on the map in the Middle East. This system leaves some players, such as…Read […]

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One Player’s Struggle to Bring Competitive Pokémon to the Middle East

Competitive Pokémon has four main zones in North America, Europe, Latin America and the Asian-Pacific region, with countries such as Japan and South Korea running their own system. While that covers most of the world, it does leave a large gap on the map in the Middle East. This system leaves some players, such as…Read […]

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Snorlax Wins International Pokémon Tournament By Eating A Ton

Last weekend’s North American International Championships had two big surprises: not only did Australians sweep the tournament, a Snorlax dodged more than half a dozen chances to be paralyzed or flinched. And, in classic Snorlax fashion, it won a tournament by eating.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Nobody Thought Competitive Pokémon Player Would Win A 4 vs 1, But He Did

Competitive Pokémon players usually forfeit matches with seemingly unbeatable odds. But the first day of the North American Pokémon International Championships is a perfect lesson in why never giving up can pay off.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Recent Japanese Pokémon Tournament Full Of Monsters You Rarely See

This weekend’s Japanese National Championships proves that competitive Pokémon plays almost like an entirely different game in the franchise’s home country. While every Japanese top eight team had some common picks you might spot at other tournaments around the world, players made plenty of choices that are almost…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Competitive Pokémon Player Risks It All With Fragile Ultra Beast, Wins Tournament Anyway

Pheromosa, an Ultra Beast known for its fragility and power, normally seems like a risky pick for competitive Pokémon. But this weekend, Andrew Nowak won the Madison Regional Championships largely thanks to an uncommon Pheromosa moveset.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Competitive Pokémon Player Risks It All With Fragile Ultra Beast, Wins Tournament Anyway

Pheromosa, an Ultra Beast known for its fragility and power, normally seems like a risky pick for competitive Pokémon. But this weekend, Andrew Nowak won the Madison Regional Championships largely thanks to an uncommon Pheromosa moveset.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Normally, A Competitive Pokémon Match Between These Top Players Wouldn’t Happen

There are many ways to play competitive Pokémon, and each format has its own group of top players. These groups usually don’t cross paths, but YouTubers created an online league to remedy that. Last weekend, two elite trainers from the singles community took on their “doubles” counterparts in a clash of the titans.Read more… Continue […]

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The ‘Worst’ Pokémon Sun and Moon Legendary Guardian Scores Big Competitive Win

Nick Navarre, a top competitive Pokémon player from the US, won last weekend’s Roanoke Regional Championships with a unique team that included what many consider the weakest Alolan Guardian: Tapu Bulu.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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