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The Pokemon Video Game Championships, or VGC, is a term that refers to the official multiplayer competitive scene.  Both in-person competitions and online competitions are available. The Pokemon Video Game Championships are part of the Play! Pokémon program.

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Pokemon VGC: The Best Normal-types For Competitive Battle

The Pokemon VGC sees players using Normal-types in many ways, so here are the best ones in the game for competitive play.

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Pokemon VGC: The Best Water-Types for Competitive Battling

Competitive Pokemon is a fun way for fans of the series to participate in online battles. Here are the best Water-type for competitive play.

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Pokemon VGC: The Best Fire-types For Competitive Battling

This guide covers the best Fire-type Pokemon that can be used in competitive matches and the Pokemon Video Game Championships (VGC).

Pokemon VGC: Best Grass-types For Competitive Battling

Grass-types are on of the most well-known types in Pokemon. Here are the best Grass-types for competitive battling.

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Pokemon VGC: The Best Ice-types For Competitive Battling

Pokefans don't often see Ice-types in the Pokemon VGC, but there are strong contenders from the frozen group. Here are the best competitive Ice-types.

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Pokemon VGC: The Best Electric-types For Competitive Battling

Many Pokemon players use Electric-types in battles, so here are the best ones for competitive play.

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Pokemon: The 11 Most Underrated Competitive Pokemon

When it comes to excellent Pokemon, some of them have gone by the wayside, which is a shame considering many are still quite useful.

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Pelipper Proves That Weather is Still a Broken Mechanic

Rain teams can be incredibly powerful in the competitive meta for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and Pelipper is a must-have member of these teams.

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Palafin Might be One of the Best Sweepers Ever Made

While it may seem weak at first, Palafin has the power to become top-tier in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's meta due to its unique ability.

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Why Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Gholdengo Went From One of the Best Competitive Pokemon to Easily Countered

Gholdengo was dominant in the meta for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet VGC Series 1, but sees less use now due to the addition of certain Pokemon.

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Why Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Series 3 Adding Legendary Quartet of Ruin is a Big Deal

The addition of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Legendary Quartet to the pool of mons available for competitive play could shake up the meta in new ways.

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Maushold is Proof That Raw Damage is Not Always The Winning Strategy

With the shifting competitive meta of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Maushold has found surprising use as both a physical attacker and a support mon.

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's Paradox Pokemon Were The Nail In The Coffin For Hydreigon

Hydreigon's brief moment in the VGC spotlight for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet has come to a close now that more powerful Paradox Pokemon are available.

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Dedicated Pokemon Player Completes Generation 3 Living National Dex

The national dex for Pokemon's generation 3 is one of the hardest to complete, but that didn't stop this fan from achieving the impressive feat.

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Pokemon VGC: Best Pokemon For Doubles

Double battles bring a unique aspect to competitive Pokemon, with team strategy even more important. Here are the best Pokemon for Double battles.

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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: The 7 Best Items For Sweepers

Held items are of great importance when it comes to competitive Pokemon, as they provide boosts or abilities that can really turn the tide in battle.

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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: The 7 Best Items For Pivots

Much like pivot Pokemon, items can make a big difference in competitive battles, so understanding the best held items for pivots is very important.

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Pokemon: The 13 Best Held Items For Competitive Battling

Held items are a core part of the Pokemon series, and these held items are always among the optimal choices for competitive battling.

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Pokemon: The 12 Best Pokemon For Eviolite

In the hands of the right Pokemon, Eviolite can turn an underdog into a force to be reckoned with in the competitive Pokemon scene.

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Pokemon VGC: Best Psychic-types For Competitive Battling

This guide goes over the best Psychic-type Pokemon and strategies for competitive Pokemon battles.