The VGC Improvement Library

Hello everyone! I have spent over two months going through and digging up and reading every VGC article and team report I could find, as well as searched YouTube for as many valuable videos to build this collection of VGC history. In today’s article I will be linking all the articles and videos that I think provide the most value to helping you improve as a player. Each article here has highly valuable tidbits of information about either improving your play, improving your preparation for a tournament or improving your mindset in VGC.

I will separate this article into posts that are strictly about improvement, and a section for team reports from world/national level teams to show the thought process provided to building a successful team. Now there are hundreds of reports I went through and I only am linking the ones that provide tips on how to approach team building at the highest level from 2011 and onwards. Reading old team reports may not seem like it can help you in the Dynamax era of VGC, but I have to disagree and I believe just reading a few of these will provide you with new insight into the minds of VGC greats.

Keep in mind that you can get a good idea of what an article is about from the URL if you aren’t interested in reading them all. But this post will be here for you whenever, and you should read through all of these if you’re looking to improve, even if you take it slow.

There is so much great content made for VGC over the years, I did lots of searching, reading and watching to find all I could throughout the internet however, there is a large chance I missed a few or a lot of valuable content. If you know of other videos/articles you believe would fit into this list please DM me the link on twitter and I will get them added!

(p.s this only includes articles written/translated into English as google translate is terrible with Pokémon articles and made a lot of articles impossible to understand.)

(p.p.s I have more VGC improvement related content on this blog just click the link on the top of the page!)

Better Play/Preparation/Mindset Articles

https://nuggetbridge.com/articles/training-pokemon-like-elite-athlete/

https://nuggetbridge.com/articles/top-players-talk-mental-preparation-nationals/

https://nuggetbridge.com/articles/hyper-offense-analysis-badintents-evil-thoughts/

https://nuggetbridge.com/articles/momentum-management-pokemon/

http://nuggetbridge.com/reports/life-wannabe-professional-pokemon-player/

http://nuggetbridge.com/beginners/the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-trainers/

https://nuggetbridge.com/articles/bulking-guide-defensive-ev-spreads/

https://nuggetbridge.com/articles/stepping-it-up-small-ways-to-improve-your-game/

https://nuggetbridge.com/articles/how-to-win-a-regionals-seven-tips-by-cybertron/

https://nuggetbridge.com/articles/no-johns-mini-treatise-consistency-efficiency/

https://nuggetbridge.com/articles/making-good-ev-spreads/

https://nuggetbridge.com/articles/three-habits-ineffective-players/

https://nuggetbridge.com/articles/preparing-for-a-world-metagame/

https://nuggetbridge.com/articles/a-preview-to-team-preview-in-vgc/

https://nuggetbridge.com/reports/sols-soliloquy-consistency/

https://eggyemporium.blogspot.com/2014/01/on-subject-of-luck.html

https://eggyemporium.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-basic-guide-to-consistency.html

https://nuggetbridge.com/articles/common-cognitive-biases-competitive-pokemon/

https://victoryroadvgc.com/2019/09/03/subjective-interpretation-situation-pokemon/

https://nuggetbridge.com/articles/achieving-perfection-creating-specialized-ev-spreads-part-one/

https://nuggetbridge.com/articles/achieving-perfection-creating-specialized-ev-spreads-part-two/

Valuable Team Reports

https://nuggetbridge.com/reports/memoirs-world-champion-2015-world-champion-shadeviera/

https://nuggetbridge.com/reports/standard-six-squad-twist-1st-place-seattle-regionals-report/

http://nuggetbridge.com/reports/20xx-mence-two-time-regional-champion-and-top-32-u-s-nationals-team-report/

https://nuggetbridge.com/reports/third-times-the-charm-masters-world-champion-team-analysis/

https://nuggetbridge.com/reports/comeback-begins-virginia-1st-place-report/

https://nuggetbridge.com/reports/heated-up-and-ready-to-go-seniors-world-champion-report/

https://nuggetbridge.com/reports/google-cybertron-did-you-mean-babbytron-2013-juniors-world-champion-report/

https://nuggetbridge.com/reports/mean-streets-world-champion-masters-2013-vgc-world-champion-report/

https://nuggetbridge.com/reports/swagger-god-aaron-zhengs-2013-3rd-place-vgc-world-report/

https://nuggetbridge.com/reports/got-feeling-summer-day-hydreigon-3rd-place-worlds-report/

https://nuggetbridge.com/reports/ludimoth-topmoth-loser-2013-masters-us-national-champion-report/

https://nuggetbridge.com/reports/much-better-than-a-helping-hand-a-15th-place-world-championships-team-analysis/

https://www.trainertower.com/sneaking-through-the-shadows-23rd-place-worlds-report/

https://victoryroadvgc.com/2019/09/12/hirofumi-kimura-report-wcs/

https://victoryroadvgc.com/2019/08/29/world-champion-naoto-mizobuchi-report/

https://www.trainertower.com/gravnosis-still-works-a-top-8-bochum-regionals-in-depth-analysis/

https://www.trainertower.com/respect-that-hard-trick-room-malmo-champion-report/

https://www.nimbasacitypost.com/2020/12/willy-zelda-challenge.html

Valuable YouTube Videos

List of creators in order, Aaron “Cybertron” Zheng, Wolfe Glick, Joseph “JoeUX9” Ugarte, James Baek, Alex Ogloza, James Eakes, Adi Subramanian, Baz Anderson, Jamie Boyt

Published by Primitive

My name is Michael, but if you know my from competitive gaming you probably know me as Primitive. I'm a life long competitor in various card games, and turn based games who still has the burn to compete and work to be my best. I have been on a health and fitness journey since February 2018 and it is now one of my burning passions, making one of my new major goals to become a personal trainer to help others see the benefits exercise and nutrition can bring!

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