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VGC '17 Pokemon Spotlight #5 - Porygon2

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Welcome back to another Pokemon Spotlight, where the goal is to shine a light about a Pokemon that's doing well in the VGC 2017 format. Today, we'll be taking a look at Porygon2. Porygon2 is a very strong Pokemon, appearing on a lot of teams in the format. Its a very strong Pokemon that you should expect to see a lot of teams in the VGC 2017 format. Hope you enjoy and let's begin.

Base Stats


Because Porygon2 still has the potential to evolve, it can use the Eviolite item. This means that it gets 1.5x boosts to its defensive stats, turning its 85/90/95 defensive stats, which are only pretty average, into a very bulky Pokemon on the likes of Cresselia's bulk, which makes it very bulky. 80/105 attacking stats are pretty decent as with 80 attack, you won't most likely be using its 105 Sp. Attack stat, meaning that you'll have access to really strong special based moves. Its 60 speed stat is very slow, but as you'll later see, it can use various moves to turn t…

VGC '17 Pokemon Spotlight #4 - Tapu Koko

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Welcome back to another episode of the Pokemon Spotlight, where the goal is to shine a light on the Pokemon that's doing well in the VGC 2017 metagame. Today, we'll be looking at Tapu Koko. Tapu Koko is a very strong Pokemon and has had a very strong season, appearing on the teams that won both the London International and the Dallas Regional. I hope you enjoy and let's begin.

Base Stats


Tapu Koko has very strong stats. 70/85/75 is pretty mediocre as it won't allow it to take major hits, but it can take neutral hits very well. 115/95 attacking stats is very strong as it allows Tapu Koko to use very strong attacks, although its move pool is pretty lackluster for physical based moves means it has to rely more on its special attack stat to be a damage dealer. Its also very fast at base 130, meaning it can outspeed many Pokemon in the metagame to that may prove to be troublesome for Tapu Koko.

Notable Moves - Here's some moves that Tapu Koko may find useful.
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VGC '17 Pokemon Spotlight #3: Arcanine

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Welcome back to another edition of the Pokemon Spotlight, where the goal is to cover a Pokemon that's having success in the VGC 2017 format and tell you everything you need to know about it. Today, we'll be talking about Arcanine, which has been having a lot of success recently, even appearing on both of the teams in the finals of the London International. Its a really strong Pokemon and I hope you enjoy.

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Looking at its stats, Arcanine has some really solid stats for a offensive and defensive Pokemon. 90/80/80 is decent, but with its Intimidate ability and access to moves that can lower the opponent's attacking stats, it can turn Arcanine into a really bulky Pokemon very easily. At base 95 speed, Arcanine is actually one of the faster Pokemon in the format since a lot of Pokemon are on the slower end of the spectrum. 110/100 for offensive stats are very nice as it allows Arcanine to act as a physical attacker, special attacker, or even a mixed atta…