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Team of the Episode: Venusaur

Hello and welcome to this week’s Team of the Episode, featuring the monster tree-frog, Venusaur! We are exploring this behemoth in the OU tier, where recent trends and bans have made this froggo shoot up in viability! Since the Zygarde ban, a solid Groun-resistant Grass is no longer required! This lets Venusaur come back and …

Team of the Episode: Minior

Aloha and welcome back to this week’s Team of the Episode, featuring everyone’s favorite one-trick rock, Minior! Picture by AutobotTesla on DeviantArt Minior is a really cool Pokemon to use, even if it only has one set that it can run effectively. Those who remember back when Shell Smash Cloyster first came out know just how …

Team of the Episode: Decidueye

Team of the Episode: Decidueye Welcome to this weeks Team of the Episode, featuring the BEST Alolan starter, Decidueye! Today we’re diving into the NU metagame to cover Decidueye’s niche there, and a sample of some teammates that can go with it! Art courtesy of TechraNova on TeePublic Oh, poor Decidueye… You are so cool thematically, …

Team of the Episode: Nihilego

Team of the Episode: Nihilego Alola, and welcome to the Team of the Episode for Episode 376 featuring the first UB-class we ever met, Nihilego! Image courtesy of Little-Papership on DeviantArt This week, we talked about what Generation 8 holds in store for the Ultra Beasts, so who better to cover in Pokemon of the …

Team of the Episode: Magnezone

Team of the Episode: Magnezone Aloha, and welcome to the Pokemon of the Episode: Team Review! Our Pokemon for Episode 375 is everyone’s favorite attractive lump of metal, Magnezone! Credit to KoiDrake on DeviantArt As covered on the Pokemon of the Episode this week, Magnezone isn’t something you typically build around; instead, it’s much more …

P.U.C.L. #327 Favorite Pieces of Each Region

Thatch is joined by Scron and Jushiro to discuss their experience at the 2018 Collinsville Regional Championship. Mailbag: What do you hate and what do you like about each region? puclpodcast@gmail.com Check out our new t-shirt store! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, follow us on Tumblr, subscribe to our Subreddit, and most importantly …

P.U.C.L. #326 Collinsville Regionals 2018

Thatch is joined by Bocefus and Viger to discuss their experience at the 2018 Collinsville Regional Championship. Mailbag: What New Features do you think Game Freak can add? What Rules can they break? puclpodcast@gmail.com Check out our new t-shirt store! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, follow us on Tumblr, subscribe to our Subreddit, and …

P.U.C.L. #325 Rules Are Made to Be Broken

Thatch is joined by The Fluffiest Whimsicott and Sublimemanic and they discuss how Game Freak can continue breaking rules in their upcoming games. Mailbag: What New Features do you think Game Freak can add? What Rules can they break? puclpodcast@gmail.com Check out our new t-shirt store! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, …

Back to the Lab: RU Ready to Rumble?

Hey there, pangobros, you already know who it is, and we’re back in the lab to continue our series on lower tier evaluation. Since our last discussion, a whole slew of changes have hit UU, so I’ve made added a slight change to the end of the article here. But we’re here to talk about …

Back to the Lab: Live from the Underground

What’s crackin’ Terrakion, It’s Aero and we’re back in the lab again to talk shop on the metagame. Last time, my articles dealt with team-building through the lens of OU. This time I want to devote a closer look to what makes the lower tiers click, so from UU to PU I’ll take the next few weeks to familiarize ourselves …