Showing posts from July, 2016

My Thoughts on Hyper Training

On July 19, 2016, the Pokemon Company released a 2 minute video that showed 6 new Pokemon, which look amazing, but also showed off a new feature called Hyper Training. Hyper Training promises a lot of great things and I wanna talk about what it can do for the growth of competitive Pokemon.

What is Hyper Training?
Before talking about what it can do for the future for VGC, we have to know what it actually is from the information TPCi has given out. As a Pokemon levels up, they can still increase their stats, but they can only increase them so much as their IVs and nature can put this to a halt. They can increase their stats at anytime and at any level. Hyper Training is suppose to make getting strong Pokemon as easy as possible. The way it'll work is that once a Pokemon reaches level 100, they can use Hyper Training to increase or potentially decrease their IVs to the desired amount. You can do this by collecting bottle caps, which can be found throughout the Alola region and prese…

VGC '16 Team/ Core Showcase #6: YvelDon

Now that Nationals have concluded for the season are done, I want to finish up by talking about the remaining viable Restricted Cores that exist within VGC 2016. The next one we'll be talking about is YvelDon or the combination of Yveltal + Primal Groudon.

The core we'll be talking about

Why use Yveltal + Primal Groudon?
Like I said in my article about Nationals preparations, Dual Primal was a very strong core and needed an answer so it wouldn't run amok. YvelDon is that answer as Yveltal can use powerful Dark type moves to do over 50% of damage to them while Primal Groudon can control the weather with its Desolate Land ability to bring the Sun and use powerful Fire and Ground type moves to take down the opposing team. Now, I'll go into some sample sets for them to show off how you can potentially use them.

Yveltal @ Life Orb
Ability: Dark Aura
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Sucker Punch
- Knock Off
- Foul Play
- Protect

This is a physical attacking Yveltal…