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Double Trouble: Eevee – Underdog of the VGC 17 Meta

Prepare for trouble, and make it double, PUCL! Happy New Year, y’all. Welcome to the first installment of Double Trouble of 2017! And GOOD RIDDANCE to 2016. The VGC 17 format is still young, but we have seen a number of large tournaments take place now, and a meta has definitely started to cement. And …

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: 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 …

Double Trouble: VGC 17 on the Horizon! Alola to New Mechanics!

Prepare for trouble, and make it a double. Wait, what? It must be time for another installment of Double Trouble! With Pokémon Sun and Moon literally just days away, the hype is growing bigger than the recent supermoon – which would perhaps be something to nickname your Lunala. Virtually everything from the game has been …

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: 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: Let’s Talk CHALK

Prepare for long-overdue Trouble and make it Double, PUCL! It’s another installment of Double Trouble. The Post-Worlds edition. And really, World’s could be boiled down to two main points: -Japan CRUSHED it. -CHALK dominated. So seven of the eight top eight players in the Masters Division were all from Japan. The winner of the entire …