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On and Off Site VGC Learning Resources

Discussion in 'VGC' started by TheMantyke, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. TheMantyke

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    Hello! If you're interested in learning the ranks of VGC, there are a lot of videos to watch and articles to read to get a handle on the format. Here, I'll be showing off some of the best on site content and off site content for learning the tier and becoming a stronger player

    On Site Content:
    WIP Individual Pokemon Analysis
    - Smogon's on site VGC content has been sluggish as of late. We're currently working on rebuilding it and we're starting off by getting some individual Pokemon Analysis live. Feel free to check them out as they're being worked on and leave any suggestions you have.

    Off Site Content:

    Videos
    Pokemon Academy- Pokemon Academy features some excellent tutorials for understanding team building, playing, and the metagame. It's an excellent resource for players new and old looking to learn through video tutorials
    Cybertron Productions- Two time national champion and 3rd place worlds finisher Aaron Cybertron Zheng organizes this channel where he frequently posts introductory tutorials, laddering adventures, and team reports.
    McMuffinMason- Though the channel has been abandoned for some time, muffinhead has created some really great introductory tutorials that, despite having a completely different format in 2014, still have helpful underlying principles that hold true today

    Articles
    NuggetBridge
    - Nugget Bridge is the largest VGC community out there. Found by former Smogon staff, Nugget Bridge frequently publishes in depth Tournament reports and other insightful articles.
    Eggy Emporium- Eggy Emporium is a site that posts tournament reports, usage statistics, and some excellent tournament information from both the east and the west.

    Podcasts
    Team Magma- Among some articles and videos, Team Magma operates a series of podcasts on VGC which are both very entertaining and insightful. Give them a listen when you have the time.

    I know of a channel or website that has some cool VGC content. Can it be added to this list?
    If you know of any other neat resources, post them here. Others and I can give them a look through and if the quality's up to snuff, I'll be happy to add it to this first post.

    Hope this helps newer players! Forgive any typos or repetitive language, this was made somewhat hastily.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2014
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  2. TheMantyke

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    Update the link to Eggy Emporium; they're no long a blogspot and have launched a full blown site. Congratulations to you guys on the launch!

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