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VGC '17 Pokemon Spotlight #2 - Alolan Marowak

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Welcome back to another episode of Pokemon Spotlight, where the goal is to shine a light on a Pokemon that's doing well in the VGC 2017 format and tell you everything you need to know about it. Today, we're going to be looking at Alolan Marowak, a new Pokemon introduced in the 7th generation, which is a regional variant of Marowak. Hope you enjoy and let's begin. Also did a video based on the info in this article.

Video based on this article: here

Base Stats

Looking at its stats, Marowak is really focused more on damage and decent bulk. While 60/110/80 is pretty average, Marowak relies on its defensive typing to really take hits. A base 80 attack stat is decent, but with the Thick Club, Marowak's attack stat really goes up to an insane amount. A base 50 Sp. Attack stat is very bad as Marowak generally won't be using in special attacks. Its also very slow at base 45 so it's really going to shine under Trick Room.

Notable Moves - Here's some moves to potentia…

VGC '17 Pokemon Spotlight #1: Garchomp

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You may remember that for last season, I did a Pokemon Spotlight series where the goal was to cover a Pokemon and tell you everything you need to know about it. Well, today I'm bringing it back. The overall goal is to cover a Pokemon in the VGC 2017 metagame and essentially try to cover all information that you need to know about it. Today, I wanna talk about Garchomp. Hope you enjoy and let's begin and talk about its base stats.

Video recorded based off of this information: here

Base Stats

Looking at its stats, its stats are really well-rounded. 108/95/85 is pretty bulky and it also allows Garchomp to take the necessary hits it needs to. A base 130 Attack stat is honestly very strong as with its move pool, it allows Garchomp to hit very hard with some very powerful moves. It's 80 Sp. Attack stat is pretty threatening, but without strong special attacking moves, it can't run a fully special set, but a mixed attacking set is an option. Its 102 speed stat makes it fast, …

What We Learned: VGC17 European Internationals

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The European Internationals took place from December 9-11, 2016 at the ExCel convention center in London, England. 549 players players from across the globe to compete in this event, Including some very strong Japanese players gather to play in the VGC 2017 season on Pokemon Sun & Moon. This event is going to have an impact on the rest of the metagame as its the first major tournament to happen in the VGC 2017 season so the players, teams, and Pokemon that perform well will impact the meta and the season. We saw 3 days of nonstop action on the stream that ended with Miguel Marti de La Torre walking away with as the champion.

Top 16 players and teams for reference (Pokemon in parentheses were removed from their team because of a team sheet mistake)
Miguel Marti de La Torre: Nico Davide Cognetta: Michele Gavelli: Ben Kyriakou: William Tansley: