VGC Resources

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Are you looking to get into Pokémon VGC or get better at the game but don't know where to find resources? Then you've come to the right place! Throughout this article, you'll find great resources from articles, content creators and websites that will help make sure you can find the best links to improve your VGC game.


Websites and Tools

  • Damage Calculator  Allows you to optimize your EV Spreads by seeing how much damage a Pokémon takes from an attack and how much damage an attack will do.
  • Emolgame  A VGC website that's dedicated to Japanese players and their community.
  • Game Haus Pokémon  Recaps the events from major VGC events shortly after their conclusion as well as general VGC coverage from Eric Bartlett.
  • Nugget Bridge  Highly quality VGC articles and team reports from 2012 to 2015.
  • Pikalytics  A website compiling usage stats from both Pokémon Showdown and online ranked battles.
  • Pokémon Showdown  An online battle simulator that allows players to battle and test teams without the need to breed them for both VGC and Smogon.
  • r/Stunfisk  A competitive Pokémon subreddit geared towards VGC and Smogon.
  • r/VGC  A VGC focused subreddit, moderated by players such as Aaron Traylor and Zach Carlson. It also features frequent VGC 2020 tournaments in conjunction with VGC Stats.
  • RyunaDB  A VGC website that's dedicated to Korean players and their community.
  • Smogon VGC  A subforum dedicated to VGC on the most popular competitive Pokémon website.
  • Survival Calculator  Allows you to further optimize your EV Spreads by seeing the most efficient way to survive any specific attacks or a combination of 2 attacks.
  • Team Sheet Generator  Paste your teams in Showdown format to obtain a team sheet that's ready for you to bring to your next event.
  • Trainer Tower  A spiritual successor to Nugget Bridge designed to pick up where they left off.
  • VGC Asia  A VGC website that's dedicated to Asian players and their community.
  • VGC Stats  A VGC website that collects top teams from all tiers of events to track usage of all Pokémon in current and older formats. It also features the Galar Weekly tournaments.
  • Victory Road  A VGC website in both Spanish and English that features real-time event coverage, team report, and event results.


Content Creators and Podcasts

Not all channels may be currently active, but do contain helpful and entertaining content for players of all skill level.


Event Streams

Follow these accounts to watch some of the game's best players battle it out from the local to the national stage.
  • CriticalHitGG – YouTube | Twitch
  • Pokémon – Twitch
  • Pokémon VGC – Twitch
  • Pokémon VGC Europe – Twitch
  • Summit City Gym – Twitch ~ Streams Midwest events
  • Liberty Garden – Twitch ~ Streams East Coast events
  • Pokémon Labs – Twitch ~ Streams West Coast events
  • Portugal Battle League – Twitch ~ Streams Portugal's events


Facebook and Discord

  • Chicago VGC  A Discord server dedicated to Chicago's VGC community, but open to players of all backgrounds.
  • Joco's Chilling Lounge  A Discord server created by Jocario to promote his Twitch that has evolved into a general community hangout.
  • Pokémon Academy  A project created by Wolfe Glick intended to help newer players improve their skill at VGC by hearing from the game's most talented players. (Series Playlist)
  • Pokémon VGC Group  The largest Facebook group dedicated to Pokémon VGC, run by Trainer Tower.
  • Pokémon VGC University  A smaller, fan-run Pokémon VGC Facebook group.
  • SoCal VGC  A Discord server dedicated to Southern California's VGC community, but open to players of all backgrounds.
  • UK & Ireland VGC  A Facebook group dedicated to VGC players that live in the United Kingdom and Ireland.


Articles and Guides


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