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: Smogon's Strategy Dex- Smogon's on site strategy dex has been revamped heavily lately and finally has tabbed browing for VGC analyses! Nearly forty different analysis are now on site. Check there to see if a Pokemon you're interested in has an analysis. A majority of relevant VGC threats have been given analysis with a handful of stragglers. If there isn't any info there, check out... WIP Individual Pokemon Analysis- Here you can see analyses that are WIP, offer your input, or even write one yourself. If a Pokemon's relevant to the metagame and hasn't made it on site yet, you'll find it here. Off Site Content: General Information Play! Pokemon Event Page- For information about the tournament series, event locations, and prizes, the official Pokemon website has you covered. Videos Pokemon Academy (Alex Ogloza)- 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 now, still have helpful underlying principles that hold true today. Baz Anderson - An experienced VGC player from the UK who uploads a lot of battle videos and commentary. 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. imouto Island - Despite looking like a blog run by a buncha weebs, this blog contains interesting posts and tournament reports written by skilled VGC players. Some of the sets they post set big metagame trends (such as Double Kick Terrakion), so if you want to stay ahead of the metagame you might want to read up. Pokemon.com - The official Pokemon website has some surprisingly good articles for beginners and experts alike, along with official statistics on what is and isn't used in VGC. Be sure to also check out the Global Battle Union while you're there! Braverius' Blog - Run by user: Braverius, this blog compiles teams of 6. If you're ever stuck and don't know what to use, try snatching a team from here and see how it goes. 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. Subreddits These subreddits have graciously allowed us to advertise live tournaments and have actively shown interest in the VGC metagame. /r/stunfisk /r/doublade /r/pokemonleague3ds 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.