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VGC 2017 Pokémon Spotlight #7: Tapu Lele

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Welcome back to another VGC 2017 Spotlight, where the goal is to look at a Pokemon that's doing well in the 2017 metagame and tell you everything you need to know about it. Last time, we looked at Muk so today, we'll be looking at Tapu Lele, a Pokemon that has been doing really well this season, so its time to look at it and see why its doing well and hopefully give some ideas on how to use Tapu Lele. Hope you enjoy and let's begin.

Base Stats
Looking at its base stats, Tapu Lele has some strong stats for an offensive Pokemon. A 130 base Sp. Attack is fantastic as it allows Tapu Lele to use very strong Special attacking moves, which means that it's certainly gonna show up in the damage department. A 95 speed stat means that while it won't be the fastest Pokemon, it will be fast enough to where it can outspeed many Pokemon in a slower format like this one. Defense wise, 70/75/115 is pretty decent overall as its not frail enough to where it must carry a Focus Sash, …

Pelipper + Golduck: Its place in VGC 2017

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Welcome back to the series where the goal is to analyze a core that's doing well in the VGC 2017 format. Last time we looked at the AFK core which consists of Arcanine, Tapu Fini, and Kartana. Today, we'll be looking at the Double Duck core, which consists of Pelipper and Golduck. This a very strong core that has been having success throughout most of the VGC 2017 season so far and let's take a look on why it's doing so well, what you need to know about it, and how to support as well as beat it. Hope you enjoy and let's begin.

The Core's History? In the VGC 2017 season, we got 5 Pokémon that now have access to the abilities that auto-set weather when they come on the field. Of these 5, one of them was Pelipper, which now has the Drizzle ability. This was a great thing for Pelipper as it was able to breathe new life in this Pokémon and give it a purpose competitively. This also gave the tried and true Drizzle user Politoed, competition. Now, Pelipper needed a S…

Arcanine + Tapu Fini + Kartana: Its place in VGC 2017

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I'm starting a new series, where the goal is to talk  about a core that's doing well in the VGC 2017 format and tell you everything you need to know about it, while also providing some possible team building ideas if you get stuck. Today, we'll be talking about the AFK core, which consists of Arcanine, Tapu Fini, and Kartana. This Fire/ Water/ Grass core has been performing well in the VGC 2017 format so let's cover it and I hope you enjoy.


Why use this core?Similar to the Heatran / Rotom-Wash / Mega Venusaur of 2015, this is a bulky Fire/Water/Grass core meant to control the game through a mixture of weakening your opponent's ways of damage and shutting down their options in a variety of ways, including eliminating status ailments from the battle through Tapu Fini's Misty Surge ability that sets Misty Terrain on the field and prevents any grounded Pokémon from being affected by status, Arcanine's Snarl/Intimidate combo to weaken all physical and special at…

VGC 2017 International Championships Australia Preview

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With the next International Championship coming up, I thought it would be a good time to talk about the event, as well as the the players attending that are most likely in contention to win the event. This event will take place in Melbourne, Australia on March 10-12, 2017 at the Melbourne Park Function Centre. As the biggest event for the APAC area, this will be many players best shot at earning an invitation to the World Championships, so they'll be training hard to make sure they can do well and still be in contention to accomplish this. Different to this year, only 500 players in the Masters Division will be allowed to compete, meaning that prize money will only extend into the Top 8. Hope you enjoy and let's start.


PokeBankRecently, PokeBank was released. While this does allow all 800+ Pokemon to be used in Pokemon Sun and Moon, this does also allow previously unavailable moves & abilities to be used by all Pokemon in the 2017 metagame. Some of the more notable ones in…

VGC 2017 Pokémon Spotlight #6 Alolan Muk

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Welcome back to another VGC 2017 Pokemon Spotlight. The goal is to look at a Pokemon that's doing well in the format and tell you everything you need to know about it. Today, we'll be looking at Alolan Muk, who has been doing very well in the format and I thought it would be a good time to look at why its doing well in this format and tell you everything you need to know about it. Hope you enjoy and let's begin with its base stats & typing.
Base Stats Looking at its stats, Muk has some really solid stats that allows it to take hits and dish out very strong hits in return. 105/75/100 is very bulky as it allows it to take very strong hits. A 105 base Attack stat is very great as it can use its attacks to cause a major amount of damage. Its very slow at base 50 so it can work both in and out of Trick Room effectively. Its 65 Sp. Attack stat isn't great, but it can do a decent amount of damage at the right times.
Typing
Muk has a very strong typing in Poison/Dark. Its…