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At Pokesports, we are passionate about all things competitive Pokemon, and we strive to share that passion with our listeners. Our podcast is a dynamic and engaging discussion between two seasoned experts, Kevin and Mike, who bring both their expertise and sense of fun to every episode. Our goal is to provide the latest news and insights into the ever-evolving meta, while also exploring the many fun and exciting aspects of competitive Pokemon. We put in the work to research and analyze new s ...
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DLC day is here! It's time to collect your favorite mask, slap it on an ogre, and go to town in Regulation D. Kevin & Mike discuss their experience in the DLC, and talk about competitive implications of it. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pokesports/message
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In which Mike & Kevin discuss (a lot of) Pokémon Sleep, Regulation E, and the decisions of management in Play! Pokemon. There isn't a ton of transparency in upper-level Pokemon, so it leads the community to make a lot of guesses as to why certain decisions were made. Working in events, Mike is able to make some pretty informed guesses. Being a seas…
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In which Mike & Kevin chat 2024 Worlds rules, regulations & prizing! 2024 is shaping up to be the best year so far for Pokemon Esports (or Pokesports?) Also we answer a ton of your questions, define the Pokemon Good Sleep Day event, and so much more! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pokesports/message…
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Kevin and Mike do a full breakdown of the most recent Pokémon Presents, and get into the DLC details! There's been tons of amazing information dropped, so definitely check it out! Just in time for Pokémon Worlds! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pokesports/message
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What?! Play Pokemon is evolving?! *Evolution music intensifies* Play! Pokemon has been making some major changes to their circuit due to the surge in attention and fandom. It's a welcome change as they grow, and Mike & Kevin are here to talk through it. Also, Kevin gets WAY into Pokemon Sleep. Need some cool snoozing strats? We got you. --- Send in…
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Kevin has had the best week of sleep in his life ever since Pokémon sleep gamified his needs. Mike has been...well, he's been busy. The boys discuss Pokémon Sleep and its full release, the Yokohama controversy, and the grassroots tournament scene. Sleep well, folks! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pokesports/mes…
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It's finally time for the world to sleep! Mike tries out Pokemon Sleep, and Kevin figures out how to turn it into a competition. We also chat on the competitive Limitless scene, as well as bring back a classic game! Check us out at Pokesports.info! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pokesports/message…
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Mike's long drive, Kevin's good luck charm, and Japan's prizing structure! This episode has a ton of interesting moments to it. Make sure you listen close to hear Kevin's secret sauce recipe! Check out our socials! https://www.pokesports.info --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pokesports/message…
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In this wildly special and much-requested episode, we're joined by Steve from "It's Super Effective!" in Ohio! We absolutely had to meet in-person with Steve for a podcast, so behold as we narrowly evade catastrophe by having Mike, who couldn't get on his flight, appear magically in front of them through the power of the internet! It's time for 202…
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It's The Pokésports Corner! Harrison from TheGameCornerVGC joins Kevin as a guest host for this week's episode! In this episode, they discuss the new DLC trailers & all the Pokemon inside them! Trailers are a great way to get a hint of what Pokemon will be coming back. You just need to watch closely. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.…
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In this episode, Kevin and Mike lament over the Worlds Festivities. They look awesome, and they're unlikely to be there for them. It's alright though, because in the meantime, they've got plenty of questions to answer! I believe this is our longest episode to date. Yeesh. 2x speeders rejoice! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.…
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We had a disagreement and it resulted in the two of them getting WAY too into Regulation D. Now we're ready to talk about the best new Pokemon in the upcoming format! But don't worry - we've got plenty of current format stuff to talk about as well. All of the Pokemon used in recent regionals have been updated, and you'd better believe we're getting…
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What do these three places all have in common? Not much, usually! Today, they all live on the podcast. We discuss Kevin's Milwaukee adventure, the Korea Pokemon Incident, and Regirock crashing a wedding. Check us out at Pokesports.info! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pokesports/message…
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Kevin and Mike discuss status moves used on Lum Berry Pokemon, Hartford Regionals, and what they've learned in preparation for Milwaukee Regionals! Check out our podcast, social channels, and much more! https://pokesports.info --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pokesports/message…
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Kevin and Mike take this, the week before the ultimate trial of sleepless nights and 10 rounds of best of 3s to compare Smogon's rankings to VGC's useability. They also chat about some returning Pokemon, and so much more! Goofisports is in full effect.Check out our podcast, social channels, and much more!https://pokesports.info --- Send in a voice …
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Ooo yeah. Fluttermania is in full effect in this episode of Pokesports. Recently, Flutter Mane has seen even more play than before. Oh hey, by the way - if you're interested in 10% off some amazing graphic tees, hit up https://www.intotheam.com/pokesports or check out our links below: https://pokesports.info --- Send in a voice message: https://pod…
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Limitless is an amazing platform for Pokemon tournaments. Kevin and Mike take some well-deserved time to go through what makes it great, what kind of tournaments exist on it, and what they can do to lead a tournament themselves.Check out our podcast, social channels, and much more!https://pokesports.info --- Send in a voice message: https://podcast…
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In Patch 1.3, Pokemon made a very concerted effort in making Zoroark its best self. Terastalization was very hard on the lad, and we're glad to see Pokemon giving it the attention it deserves. Today we chat about an assortment of different tournaments coming up, including the Garden State Cup. If you're in and around New Jersey, please do stop by! …
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This weekend was the Europe International Championship - One of Pokemon's biggest tournaments of the year, and the highest in attendance to date! Mike & Kevin talk about what the Internationals are like, what the teams looked like, and which one looked most Kaiju-like. Also, Mike doesn't know what an RPG is. Check out our links here! https://www.po…
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It's time to hop on in to Pokemon Stadium to get your esports fix! Of course, if you're looking for more present-day Pokemon competition, head on over to Europe where you can compete in EUIC! In today's episode, we chat about Pokemon Stadium, Ghost Tera Typhlosion's Tera Raid Battle, and the Global Challenge! Check out our links here! https://www.p…
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And so, Flutter Mane once again became the most influential Pokémon in the meta, only prior seen at the beginning of the game when people were "just figuring it out". Today, we chat about Regulation C, the Global Championship, and the return of Local Events! Check out our links here! https://www.pokesports.info --- Send in a voice message: https://…
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On this week's episode, we get into Charlotte Regionals. x-3 is a rather controversial score at the moment, and we get fully into that. We also chat about the uniqueness of Pokemon as an esport, and you'll never guess which Pokemon is coming to Gamestop!Check out our links here! https://www.pokesports.info --- Send in a voice message: https://podca…
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Talking about what makes Glastrier great always warrants interrupting a whole segment. Today we talk about the best new Pokemon Masters EX character, the solved Series 2 meta showing itself in Utrecht, and we answer your questions! It's a fun time. Now then, everybody toss your arms in the sky and send Kevin your strength for this weekend's Charlot…
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If you find yourself a spicy goldfish, you put it on everything! How many teams will have Chi-Yu on it, or will teams actually end up with Wo-Chein or Ting-Lu? If you asked me 4 months ago, I would've laughed in your face. Now, not so much. We also discuss Vancouver Regionals and the Paldea Prologue! It's a cool one. Check out our links here! https…
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Regulation C is just around the corner, and Kevin's got all the details for you on what's good, what's not, what's hot & what's Chi-Yu. Also, it looks like we're getting yet another new non-Paldean Pokemon! Could this mean something further down the line? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pokesports/message…
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It's Pokémon Day for Mike & Kevin, and it having been just a little bit after the official stream with all the new information dropping, the boys are super excited to see what's new & exciting in the world of Pokémon. Even since then, so much more information has dropped, so we hope you're staying tuned to Pokésports to see all the new and exciting…
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Today, Mike & Kevin discuss the Oceania International Championship. It's a small but mighty section of the game we play, which makes it just as important that it happens. Check out our links here! https://www.pokesports.info --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pokesports/message…
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Today the one and only KingCorphish joins Mike to talk about the American Heart Association's World Heart Cup that they participated in over the weekend. Also, Kevin rediscovers his love for Annhilape. You can check Ryan out here! https://www.youtube.com/@KingCorphish Check out our links here! https://www.pokesports.info --- Send in a voice message…
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Well, it looks like Scarlet & Violet reinvented math! In a new version of our earlier Math Episode (Episode 11), Mike runs through the importance of the damage calculation, terastalization, and critical hits. It'd be nice if you critically hit the follow button. Heh heh. Check out our links here! https://www.pokesports.info --- Send in a voice mess…
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Mike's commitment to First Impression. Kevin's correction of Proto/Quark Boost, and the boys' realization of what Ruinous Pokemon will do to the meta. It's all here in this episode. Happy Mewtwo episode! Check out our links here! https://www.pokesports.info --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pokesports/message…
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Quick note: Protosynthesis/Quark Drive increases Attack/Def/SpAtk/SpDef by 30% and Speed by 50%, not the other way around. Kevin and Mike discuss EVERY SINGLE PARADOX POKEMON in the game. What they do, why they're useful, or why they're Iron Thorns. Also, it's just about time for Orlando Regionals. Will Mike and Kevin be going? Yes. Check out our l…
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Today we get into the San Diego Regionals. We talk about the power that meta calls have over a society, and the unraveling a simple counterpick can do. Which tera types are the best to use? Which are the most commonly used? Also, it's just about time for Orlando Regionals. Will Mike and Kevin be going? Yes. Check out our links here! https://www.pok…
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Time for another episode of Pokésports, where we've got something we haven't seen in YEARS! That being usage stats, of course. In this episode, we give our opinions on all of the most popular Pokemon that are topping the charts, and even give some tips on how to properly use them! Also, Regionals are coming up. Get ready for that! Check out our new…
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Hey there, and welcome to the latest episode of Pokésports, and the final for 2022! In today's episode, we're chatting about some of the frustrating bugs and glitches we've experienced. Have you ever sat on Battle Stadium trying to find a match, only to be booted out and told "Sorry, no players are available"? Or have you had your Pokemon disappear…
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On today's show, we'll be discussing the controversy surrounding the use of Open Teamsheets in competitive Pokemon play. We'll also be recapping the recent Victory Road Tournament, which saw an amazing number of participants. Plus, Mike and Kevin will be sharing their experiences laddering in the lead up to the tournament. Be sure to check out http…
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This podcast description was written by an AI. In this episode of Pokesports, we're taking a closer look at The Amoonguss Factor, one of the hottest topics in the competitive Pokemon world. We'll discuss the latest usage stats for this versatile mushroom Pokemon, as well as some new strategies for using it effectively in battle. We'll also be shari…
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We're officially 12 days into Scarlet and Violet, and already we have TONS of tournaments popping up, which makes Pokesports incredibly happy. Mike and Kevin talk about the differences between these tournaments, the differences between the teams, and a little bit of their thoughts on VGC before the ranked series officially drops. Check out our link…
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Scarlet & Violet is finally here! It dropped so hard that it hurt itself, and that seems to be all people can talk about. Meanwhile, Kevin & Mike blasted through the game, headed into competitive, and now that's all THEY can talk about! It looks like this generation has been the biggest shift in competitive that we've seen in YEARS! Mike & Kevin br…
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It's the end of an era. Pokemon Sword and Shield will always have a large place in our hearts, as it was not only the first game where we attended multiple competitions, both in-person and online, but also the game that kicked off all of Pokesports. We can't wait to keep things going with Scarlet and Violet, but we thought it'd be fun to go over ea…
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It's so close, we can smell it! Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are just around the corner, and we're ready to talk about all of the (officially) revealed content. We chat about all of the new reveals over the past week, the recent trailer, and so much more! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/pokesports/message…
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It looks like all the cool kids were invited to play Pokémon. While Kevin and Mike watch from behind the glass as it rains outside but is also somehow sunny in the park the Pokémon players are playing in, they at least talk about what they see and try to develop an equal amount of hype. Also the goodest boy was revealed while we were recording. He'…
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There's a new Giraffe in town, and their name is Farigaraf! Will it be top meta, or will it be right down on the bottom? The ability makes it seem useable, but the rest is to be seen. We chat about it anyway! New expensive skins in Unite, distribution events, and Scarlet/Violet lead-up is today's topic. Check it out! --- Send in a voice message: ht…
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