Sunday, 24 August 2014

[VG] There's a Traitor Amoonguss

(Artist: Celestial-Moo)

Hello post-Worlds depressive Pookaymanz out there. If someone asked me, what are the worst mons I've ever used, Amoonguss would probably be a big favorite to win this contest. It used to be a thing of bias, personal habits and what have you, but just recently, it turns out I haven't been wrong at all with my thinking that Amoonguss sucks. Here comes the rant about why this is the case and why I've randomly seen it coming from miles away! The article is going to have a chronological structure by formats, so we're starting with its introduction and ending with... its downfall.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

[VG] MEGAFUCKINGTAR ANNIVERSARY POST – an Informal Mega Tyranitar Analysis

(Artist: Soleviatis)

...We have somehow survived a full season with it, that totally counts as a year! Anyway, this entry is mostly about what basically was my Mega choice for the whole season and why I still think it's the best choice – for me at least. Following this will be entries featuring the more important teams I used throughout the season, hoping I'm done with them by Christmas or so.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

[VG] Introducing the Anti-Talonflame

(Artist: ColonelCheru)

Well, this blog could totally use more actual Pokémon stuff... For the Nugget Bridge Invitational (please let's not talk about my showing, haha), I have in fact cooked up a little something that is pretty interesting. I shall apologize beforehand if this has been done before to this extent, but because I've been a bit out of the loop for my period of inactivity after Bochum, there's hardly a way for me to notice – and then I just searched through the places I knew, where no one seemed to have my idea before me. I find it somewhat surprising, because it's really no rocket-science... Anyway, the Anti-Talonflame. That's what I call this device that is nothing more than a Talonflame, first and foremost, that is designed to never lose Talonflame mirrors without giving up too much of its defining properties outside of that job.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

[VG] My Thoughts on Recent "Rule-Bendings"

Some people love everything TPCi does for or against us. Some people can find reasons to hate absolutely everything. Some people are just the devil's advocates and some other people are just egoists. In this year alone, I'd probably see myself as a bit of everyone of those.

Monday, 19 May 2014

[VG] 2014 International Challenge May Review

This marathon was something else, I feel. Lacking something else on my game, I just used my Bochum team again. Read on for how it went and some fun stuff. Also, these Battle Box pictures from the Global Link are really cute, so here's mine (click to enlarge):

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

[VG] Ich bin der Krähenkönig... (My 2014 German Nationals Report)

Well yeah, and that's it for me already in this (official) season – on the day it started, it ended. The tournament was both good and bad for me in various ways and I mostly want to get it all out of my system so I can move out without thinking too much about it easier. Spoilers: I went 6-2, which is obviously a lot better than all of my previous year but still not enough for shit. Whatever... Have fun with this informal report.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

[VG] Introducing My First Competitive Team on XY

The blog wasn't supposed to be in-game only, and now, also with the US Regionals for XY kicking off, is a good time to start bringing content related to the official VG Standard format. This weekend, I played in the Inoffizielle Deutsche Meisterschaft 2014, which is with 306 participants the biggest online Pokémon live tournament both Germany and Europe have ever seen. (For reference, the top 32 thread.) Also, congratulations to Naruto Uzumaki 97 (bad name, why do tournament winners always have bad names) for taking it all, as well as 13Yoshi37 for making the finals, reigning World Champion Mean for taking 3rd place and all the rest that did well!

For me, it unfortunately didn't go too well... Got a tough second-round group and ended up just going 1-2 in it and be eliminated. That's the way of the IDM sometimes/always, and eventually it just had to hit me rather than other people again. I'll probably write a short team analysis and report soon, but before that I think I deserve at least a half week break from this game, so whatever. This is what I used in overview, my very first team on XY. Take care.

@ Tyranitarite
~ Rock Slide
~ Crunch
~ Dragon Dance
~ Protect
@ Sitrus Berry
~ Psychic
~ Charm
~ Light Screen
~ Safeguard
@ Choice Band
~ Sucker Punch
~ Iron Head
~ Night Slash
~ Brick Break
@ Gyaradosite
~ Waterfall
~ Earthquake
~ Dragon Dance
~ Protect
@ Occa Berry
~ Giga Drain
~ Spore
~ Rage Powder
~ Protect
@ Choice Specs
~ Thunderbolt
~ Overheat
~ Hidden Power (Ice)
~ Volt Switch

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

[VG] First Batch of Battle Maison Videos

I'm done uploading everything interesting enough using that terrible team I just introduced. I didn't put many comments to what happaned on YouTube because YouTube is, with my resources, not the ideal platform for doing that. Thus, I'll do it just here and now, have fun.