Originally Posted by Fat ultimatedra
If you look at some interviews from past Japanese champions, people like Tsuguyoshi Yamato and his group of 10ish friends call themselves the "Achamo's" aka torchic's and they get together and just playtest everything!
The Japanese are doing something right - they do VERY well every year in both TCG and VGC.
Yeah. They don't copy a good team and spam it on the Skarmbliss VGC server of PO together.