Posts Tagged ‘Competitive Pokemon’

Trainers of Kanto: Ryusei

Hola, to all my gorgeous PUCLonions out there! We are two weeks into the UUTC and I’m afraid that I am terrible at battling Pokémon. Yes, I lost my first two battles. It wasn’t even close. I was obliterated and left on an island to survive with nothing but a bunch of stupid FedEx packages […]

Double Trouble: Hail to the Veil

Twas the week before Christmas, when all throughout PUCL The writers wrote Christmas articles, ‘til they tired their knuckles. For Double Trouble the topic of Ice Has now been done not once, not twice, but thrice.   Prepare for Trouble, and make it TRIPLE, PUCLonians! It astounds me that this is my third annual Winter […]

The Fluff: I Want a Hippopotas for Christmas

Hello, my dear PUCLonians, and welcome to the 50th installment of The Fluff! Oh, how the time flies… but, very appropriately, this article comes at a time for celebrations (doubly so for me, yay!) and I hope it will inspire festive thoughts in you all. Last year, I wrote a (slightly late) Christmas article detailing […]

Double Trouble: Need for Speed Control

Prepare for Trouble, and make it Double, PUCL! Alola to you all (does that become a thing now?). Welcome to the first installment of Double Trouble to be released AFTER Pokémon Sun & Moon! VGC 17 is now officially a thing! The first major tournament, the London International, is just days away and virtually anything […]

The Fluff: Competitive Wishful Thinking

Hello, my dear PUCLonians! Let’s start this week with the most common of questions: what is your favorite Pokémon? And then… what is your favorite Pokémon to use competitively? The fact that these two are separate questions for most Pokémon fans really saddens me sometimes. Why are all Pokémon not created (kind of) equal? Why […]

Double Trouble: Feeling Lucky, PUCL?

Prepare for trouble, and, as always, make it double, Puclonians! Have you missed me? I missed you. But Work. Has. Been. Hectic. This week’s installment is a follow-up to my last one about how inescapable luck is in Pokémon. And if something is inescapable, why not utilize it. If you can’t beat it, join it, […]

Double Trouble: Celebrate MickeyPanda

Prepare for Trouble, and, as always, make it Double, Puclonians! It is time for a VERY special installment of Double Trouble. Did you read the word “Celebrate” in the title? You read titles before clicking to read more, right? Of course you do. So you know what that means! Yup. We’ve had a birthday! August […]

Double Trouble: Hardcore – (Mega) Metagross & Hydreigon

The concept of cores in competitive Pokémon is one that transcends the different formats we play in, permeating them all. But as is so frequently the case with various aspects and foundations for competitive battling, applying them a Doubles format necessarily changes the nature of things. In addition to the considerations one looks at for […]

Double Trouble: Room for Trick Room

Prepare for Trouble, and make it Double! And this week’s topic is indeed a frequently troublesome one for many a VGC player: Trick Room! For those unfamiliar with Trick Room, it is a move that “twists the dimensions” of a battle for five turns, making slower Pokémon attack before their faster counterparts while it is […]

Double Trouble: Weather Wars I – Make it Rain

Prepare for Trouble, and Make it Double, Puclonians! Last Friday marked the first day of Spring which makes for the perfect justification to write about a topic I have been saving for just such an occasion: weather! This will be the first entry of a three-week special all about weather, this installment focusing on Rain […]

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