1. The Eevee Friendly and why it mattered?

    (source: イエローヒマ - レインボー)

    Came for the cute, stayed for the intense competition!

    Hey guys, this is Zekira G. Drake, here to provide some insights about the recently concluded Eevee Friendly Tournament held in the Pokémon Global Link.

    For the uninformed, the Eevee Friendly is a tournament held via the Pokémon Global Link under these rules:

    • Only Eevee and its evolutions are allowed to participate in the tournament.
    • Rotation Battle format.
    • Bring 6 Pokémon, pick 4 to battle.
    • No two Pokémon may hold the same item.
    • No two Pokémon may have the same Pokédex number.
    • All Pokémon above level 30 are leveled down to level 30.

    More information about the tournament’s rules can be found at this link.

    I am writing this post with the intent of spreading my thoughts on how this has been one of the most insightful battle formats I have played in. People that know me personally would know that I joined this tournament because I’m an Eevee fan; they’re not far off the mark, really. But soon after I started preparing for it, all the way until the tournament finished, I can’t help but express how much my battling side has been really pumped with this competition.

    A bit of a battling background of myself: I’ve played in various 6v6 Singles formats for around 9 years, and started recently focusing on the VGC formats last November 2013. I know how specialized Effort Value spreads work, how threats and matchups work, using unconventional sets… in short, I know my competitive battling, so please don’t be so dismissive of this post just because of its different rules.

    To start off, I would like to present the team that I brought to the tournament, as well as my thought process during team creation, before I knew what I was getting in to.

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  2. Pokémon Contests Are Back!

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    Entry Feature by: un-assassino / Image Sources: Mega Metagross joins the fight in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire!

    Hello fellow PKMN-ph’ers! With November slowly approaching, that means more news for the much awaited Hoenn remakes! 

    Recently, CoroCoro scans and official game trailers surfaced to the interwebs, What struck my attention the most is the confirmation on the return of Pokémon Contests!

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  3. feature entry by: johtowriter / fan arts and image sources: 瞑丸, 冥侍, くろちろこ, Anpolly, まとめ, あさ, はぎこ, ひろすけ, Pixiv.net, Tumblr Search: Pokemon.

    Being a Gym Leader sounds a lot of hard work. They oversee, manage, run, and maintain their own gym (sometimes city/town), and at the same time, test those trainers who have come to challenge them to deem them worthy. We meet everyone of them in the games and have learned about their personalities. Female Gym Leaders range from sweet, calm, postured, smart, to hot-headed, tomboyish, and really tough. Interesting, aren’t they? Yet, these respectable women of Pokemon maintain their charm and grace despite of all the pressures.

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