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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 …

Double Trouble: VGC 17 – Say Aloha to a New Format Sooner Than You Think

Prepare for Trouble, PUCL, and, as must always be the case, make it double! It’s Double Trouble! And it is a very exciting moment that comes every year, no less. The rules for the VGC 17 format have been released! The VGC format is constantly changing with a new rule set every single year keeping …

Double Trouble: Switch & Switch, or, How to Win Worlds

Prepare for Trouble, and make it a post-Worlds Double! Worlds transpired not too long ago, y’all. And it was a glorious, nail-biting stream to watch on Twitch (or see in person if you are lucky enough to be Scron). And in a wonderful tale of vindication, triumph, and the values of hard work meted with …

Double Trouble: Hardcore Soft Resetting

Prepare for trouble, PUCL! And make it… you know how it goes. MOVING ON. So Hyper Training just got announced, which, assuming it can be done infinitely and on all Pokémon, will eliminate the final barrier of entry for playing in the VGC in a lot of ways, come Gen VII; wonderful. Power to the …

Double Trouble: Opportunity Cost – Some Restrictions Apply

Prepare for trouble, and you BETTER make it double! While PUCLcon attended the US National Championships, I noticed of number of PUCLonians articulate frustration and dissatisfaction with the fact that in so many of the VGC battles that were streaming over the weekend repeatedly featured Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre. In fact, there probably was …

Double Trouble: PUCLcon Does U.S. Nationals

Prepare for trouble, and most definitely make it double! I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! Did you miss me? Because I missed you, PUCL. But during my first year of teaching – always the most stressful by far – I unfortunately did not have the time to write articles regularly; condemnable lesson planning and such. But now it’s summer! …

Double Trouble: Palkia – The New Dialga

Prepare for Trouble, and make it a (VGC) 2016 Double, PUCL! It is time for the first installment of Double Trouble of the year! And let me start by giving a special thanks to Locke for providing Double Trouble with a new beautiful and amazing banner! Or is that.. a spacial thanks? Palkia pun! It …

Double Trouble: Nice Ice Types

Prepare for double, PUCL, and, as always, make it Double! It’s time yet again for another installment of Double Trouble. Last year, precisely one year ago on Christmas Eve, I talked about Hail in the VGC. And pondering on what to write about for this year’s holiday season having already covered Hail, I thought, “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 …