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Pokemon Champions Podcast

You're Listening to Pokemon Champions Podcast, your one stop shop for Pokemon TCG and Pokemon VGC News. Listen to hosts DozerZigashi and Zac the Intern take a look at the latest in #PlayPokemon with Dozer breaking down the Video Game Championships and Zac looking at the Trading Card Game.

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Episode 9 - Worlds Preview & A Bit of News (SWSH Leaks at the End).

With the Pokemon World Championships around the corner for the Video Game Championships and Trading Card Game alike, Dozer and Zac sit down to go over the official Power Rankings for both the TCG and VGC 2019 Ultra Series. Both hosts also giving their own takes of what might surprise expectations and even provide some dark horse options that might make a splash. Finally, there is some news for both TCG in some recent bans and in the Video Game department with more Pokemon Sword and Shield News.  VGC Power Rankings: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2019/vgc-power-rankings/ TCG Power Rankings: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/worlds/2019/tcg-power-rankings/ Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

1hr 28mins

13 Aug 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 16 - Challenge Runs: Nuzlockes, plus some news (feat. Jolly By Nature)

Dozer and Zac are joined by Jolly By Nature of Blast Burn Radio to talk about one of Pokemon's most famous challenge runs: Nuzlockes. They go over the basics of what is a Nuzlocke, some extra rules and challenges that the Blast Burn Radio team uses, and even some fun hero and derp moments that have happened in different Nuzlocke runs for everyone. At the end there is some Pokemon Sword and Shield news related to Gyms within the game, plus an addendum that Dozer made in editing to clear up confusion.  Check out Jolly By Nature and Blast Burn Radio! Jolly Twitter: https://twitter.com/bbrjollyJolly Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/jollybynatureBlast Burn Radio Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlastBurnRadioSubscribe to BBR in iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blast-burn-radio-a-pokemon-nuzlocke-podcast/id1268759261?mt=2 Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsDozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

45mins

7 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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Chile (Top 8 TCG) Korea (Top 8 VGC) & Galar Weekly

This week we were caught scrambling to try and scrounge up the Chile Special Event results, and only come away with Most of the Top 8 in TCG. But on the VGC side we get to take a small peek into the SWSH Metagame with the event from Korea and the latest Galar weekly.  Check out VGC Stats: https://gw.vgcstats.com/#/tournaments Like the show? Consider donating to Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pkmonchampions Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsDozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

57mins

17 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Daytona Beach Regionals (VGC & TCG Top 8), Galar Weekly (Weeks 1 & 2), and TCG News!

We've got Daytona Beach Regionals for TCG and VGC bringing you some really cool new decks that have shaken up the format. Things are less inventive on the VGC side as people turn their creativity from Ultra Series to the potential format we have coming in SWSH. Thanks to r/VGC's Weekly Tournament, we have a potential sneak peek at what the SWSH meta could look like. And to wrap everything up we've got some news about the latest Pokemon TCG Mechanic! Oh, also we launched a Patreon.  Like the show? Consider donating to Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pkmonchampions Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsDozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

1hr 13mins

3 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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LAIC Results (VGC & TCG Top 8)

The release of SWSH hasn't slowed down the competitive scene as we saw some slight meta adaptations in a speedy buggy boi and a giant dark birb. Over in the TCG world we saw the rise of a new format as we look at how the latest set has impacted the LAIC Top 8.  Check out our VGC 2019 Ultra Series Results Database and Usage Tools: https://pkmonchampions.page.link/database19U Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsDozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

53mins

19 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 18 - What Galar Has to offer for VGC 2020!

With the release of Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield drawing closer, Zac and Dozer decide to look at the pokemon Confirmed to be making it into Galar and seeing what they have to offer for VGC 2020 in terms of moves and unique options they could bring in a limited Regional format. We also make the assumption that move tutors won't be available in these games, and things look...interesting.  Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsDozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

1hr 24mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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Dallas Regional (TCG Top 8, VGC Top 16)

After one of the, if not the, biggest VGC Event Ever, Dozer's head is spinning with the results we have. While Aaron Traylor took home the big win, everyone was enthused about the Durant team that took 2nd. On the TCG Side of things we get to look at what the new Expanded format is looking like and get a peek at some pretty neat decks.  SPECIAL SHOUT OUT! VGC Team Results Spreadsheet: https://t.co/K1iLahAXv1?amp=1 SanTrapVGC: https://twitter.com/SanTrapGamer Also check out https://www.metagamevgc.com/ Now to our normal credits Like the show? Consider donating to Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pkmonchampions Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsAlso on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pkmonchampions/Dozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

1hr 9mins

22 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Richmond, Nanterre, and Paris Event Coverage (VGC & TCG)

With Richmond Regionals and separate Special Events for both Pokemon Trading Card Game and Video Game Championships under our belt, Zac and Dozer sit down to go over the results they have available since we don't have deck-lists for TCG and VGC is a lot of the same, but with 200% more Jumpluff. We aren't discussing the Pokemon Leaks by the way, so feel safe to listen all the way through.  Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsDozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

1hr 10mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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San Diego, Brisbane, and Singapore (VGC & TCG Top 8 Results)

It's a triple-header weekend with San Diego and Brisbane each having Regionals and the Singapore Open all happening over the last weekend. A spicy new Checkmate deck makes a splash in the Trading Card Game, and Lunala sees a resurgence when we get over to the Video Game side.  Like the show? Consider donating to Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pkmonchampions Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsDozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

1hr 8mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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Malaysia Regionals (VGC and TCG Top 8)

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Enjoy the holidays by saying GOODBYE to VGC Ultra Series as we go over the results from the final tournament using the Ruleset. And while there's less shifting over on the TCG Side, we do take a look at the latest results and take a peek into one special deck packed to the brim with legendary Trios.  Like the show? Consider donating to Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pkmonchampions Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsAlso on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pkmonchampions/Dozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

37mins

24 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Bochum Regionals TCG & VGC Top 8

After scrounging vods and twitter to actually bring some results to you, Dozer and Zac managed to get at least SOME of the deck-lists and teams for your enjoyment. In the TCG side of things we talk about a really neat fossil deck on on the VGC side of things we finally get to take a look at what cores people are running in the top levels of SWSH.  Show-notes: https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-30-33163964 Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsAlso on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pkmonchampions/Dozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

1hr 7mins

15 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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Episode 17 - Knoxville Results (TCG & VGC Top 8)

Another weekend, another regional. Zac and Dozer sit down to look at the results from Knoxville Regionals for both the Video Game Championships and the Trading Card Game. Also there's some Pokemon Sword & Shield news at the end as Leak-breaker Zac strikes again.  Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsDozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

1hr 3mins

16 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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Collinsville (TCG & VGC Top 8)

We had Collinville Regional bring some great TCG and VGC games. While there was a lot for people to be frustrated with between problems with the streaming and inconsistent timer rules, there were definitely some really great games and some cool decks and teams for Dozer and Zac to talk about.  Like the show? Consider donating to Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pkmonchampions Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsAlso on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pkmonchampions/Dozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

1hr 11mins

4 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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Oceania International Championships (VGC & TCG Top 8)

If you're a Pokemon Fan, our version of March madness just kicked off with the huge event that was the OCIC. With Collinsville coming up the next weekend, this is only the start of some excellent tournament coverage. Zac and Dozer both called out some of the big surprises that would come from this event. Especially Zac who said that Galarian Obstagoon was a strong threat before that deck took 3rd in the land down-under.  Like the show? Consider donating to Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pkmonchampions Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsAlso on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pkmonchampions/Dozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

1hr 8mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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Portland Regionals (VGC & TCG Top 8)

Dozer and Zac sit down to see what Portland brought for the Pokemon VGC and TCG scenes. While in VGC it's not too much spectacular, outside of an amazing Palkia team taking 2nd place. TCG showed us what the expanded format would look like on the Regional level where we see literal trashbags beating down birds.  Check out our VGC 2019 Ultra Series Results Database and Usage Tools: https://pkmonchampions.page.link/database19U Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsDozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

42mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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Ecuador SE & VGC Meta Analysis

We had one small event to go through and then Dozer has a lot of data from our first two big events in the VGC Side of things. Togekiss is proving to be a meta threat and a lot of other Pokemon are floating up and down in usage. It's still early, so it's hard to say, but Dozer things some of these Pokemon will be permanent mainstays of the Meta. Check out our VGC'20 Database: https://pkmonchampions.page.link/VGC20_SWSH_Database Like the show? Consider donating to Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pkmonchampions Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsAlso on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pkmonchampions/Dozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

56mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #16

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Episode 15 - Atlantic City, Cologne, and Campinas (TCG & VGC Coverge)

Dozer and Zac sit down for a big one after two regionals and a Special Event threw the fall season into full swing. We take a look at the top teams from the Video Game Championships, where Dozer's dreams of rain were dashed by sunny days. And then over in the Trading Card Game where Zac's picks for what would win were far from the Perfection that actually existed. And yes, Dozer had too much fun writing this episode description.  Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsDozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

1hr 14mins

2 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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Sao Paulo TCG Top 8, VGC Grassroots Events, & Pokemon HOME

We bid a fairy fond farewell to the Sun and Moon era with the Sao Paulo TCG Top 8 and begin to look towards what will come in the new TCG Format on the Horizon, as well as the changes that are to come. In the VGC landscape we look at how the results from Dallas has impacted VGC at the Grassroots level. And finally Dozer and Zac give a breakdown on the Pokemon HOME service.  Like the show? Consider donating to Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pkmonchampions Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsAlso on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pkmonchampions/Dozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

54mins

30 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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Episode 14: Regional Weekend Preview, TCG News, SWSH News (Leaks at the end)

It's the calm before the storm this week as there are no recent events but 3 big events this coming weekend. Zac and Dozer give their predictions on what will top the charts. Also we have some information on the VGC World Cup and some big changes coming to the Japanese TCG Scene. Finally it's time to get caught up on some news for Pokemon Sword & Pokemon Shield, with some leeks discussion first and then some Leaks discussion at the end.  VGC World Cup: https://www.trainertower.com/2019-world-cup-of-vgc-hub/Extra Life League cup: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/pokemon-events/19-10-000281/Pokecasters Network Event: https://www.pokecastersnetwork.com/pokelockedchallenge Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsDozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

58mins

24 Sep 2019

Rank #19

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Malmö Regionals (VGC & TCG Top 8)

This week we've got some interesting results from the tournament in Sweden. In TCG it was all about the Zacian ADP taking the top spots. In the VGC side, however, we saw the evolution of the Series 3 rules lead to Incineroar being strong, but Torracat also seeing usage along with Arcanine. Zac and Dozer have all the details for you on this week's show.  Like the show? Consider donating to Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pkmonchampions Champions Twitter: https://twitter.com/pkmonChampionsAlso on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pkmonchampions/Dozer Twitter: https://twitter.com/DozerZigashiZac Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zac_the_intern Intro & Outro Theme: Mt. Lanakila Remix (Summit) by AlmightyArceus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HfoXRBLol0

58mins

11 Mar 2020

Rank #20