Resources Hub

If anything, Competitive Pokémon has a huge amount of useful resources when it comes to learning the basics, stepping up your game knowledge and becoming the very best. However, those resources are spread on hundreds of websites, thus making it challenging to not miss anything. 

To save your time, we have compiled a handful selection of articles and resources for players of all skill levels: from beginners’ guides to pro-tips for the most experienced ones. Most of them also include a summary of the key points treated, so you can retain the essential information with ease.

If you’re hungry for more, check out our Team Report section to get a grasp of teams and experiences from real-life events taking place all around the world and take a look at what the Analysis section has to offer.

Newcomers and beginners

In case you're a newcomer to Competitive Pokémon, or you're transitioning from other formats such as Smogon, you will find useful the Basic Resources section, where you'll find the basics of the game, simple guides and frameworks to get your first steps into Team Building in VGC and much more!

Experienced players

For those with some experience already, the Advanced Resources section contains all sorts of articles and tools covering topics such as Resource Optimization and Player's Mentality & Psychology, which you may find appealing in order to step up your game even further.

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Useful links & tools

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  • Pokémon Showdown!
    Battle Simulator allowing you to practice and test your teams without the need to breed them.
  • Damage Calc (from Trainer Tower)
    Extremely useful tool allowing you to check and know how much damage an attack does to your Pokémon and how much your attacks do.
  • Survival Calc (from Trainer Tower)
    Updated version of the Damage Calc allowing you to find the best EV combination to survive one or multiple attacks in order to optimize your EV expense.
  • Pikalytics
    Website compiling Usage Stats from both Pokémon Showdown! and Pokémon Global Link.
  • VGCStats
    Website compiling teams from official events all around the world where all Pokémon are ranked from the CP they’ve won throughout the season.
  • Team Builder (by Gabby Snyder)
    Tool allowing you to check the type chart of your teams.
  • Team Sheet Generator (by Jake White)
    Paste your teams in Showdown format to obtain an official team sheet version of them ready to bring to your next event.
CreatorPlatformsLanguage
Aaron Zheng English
Wolfe Glick English
Lee Provost English
Ray RizzoEnglish
James Baek English
Giovanni Costa English
Victory Road Spanish & English
Alex Gómez Spanish & English
Sekiam Spanish
BlessurSpanish
Koffing SonrienteSpanish
Carfer97Spanish
Haricot TV French
Francesco PardiniItalian
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