Twitter user @amalgame_JP has today released an updated Tier List for Pokémon which can be used in the VGC 17 Format. Celesteela and Tapu Lele remain, as ever, in the S tier – considered to be two of the strongest Pokémon in the format whilst Eevee remains in the X tier – the wildcard of the format, utilising its unique Z move Extreme Evoboost!
Regardless of the format, Trick Room has always been a prevalent feature of the VGC meta games; the ability to create a scenario where the Pokémon with the slowest speed stats on the field become the quickest opens the door for many Pokémon which wouldn’t usually see the light of day in competitive play. With the discovery of many new, slow Pokémon in Alola, Trick Room is just much of a threat as it has been in recent seasons with many Pokémon able to abuse Trick Room and a fairly wide variety of Trick Room setters.
These next few Pokémon analysis articles will focus on a few potential setters ranging from the obvious to the obscure with sets and spreads to trial, so without further ado…
With Sun and Moon only a couple of months away, the beginning of the VGC 2017 circuit started this past weekend with Premier Challenges taking place across the UK. Despite very little playing and preparation time, I decided to dust off the ring rust and participate in Manchester!
Last weekend I was in Liverpool to compete in the 2016 UK National Championships; unlike last year’s nats, where I was going with the aim of making it into the top cut and feeling confident of making it there, I went into 2016’s with little practice, poor season results and with the sole purpose of playing a few games and enjoying myself.