No Bullshit – How to play VGC

Waddup I’m Nicholas Ong, my life is a joke and honestly I don’t even know why I’m making this stupid guide, but it’s probably because of the fact that I honestly am starting to get sick of this game. RNG keeps screwing me over, and yes, I’ve been keeping track. You’d think I’d be jaded by now – and I am, so this is me feeding off what are probably the last drops of my passion for this moronic game, which is plagued by an equally moronic competitive player base. You could call this a preservation of my knowledge, a legacy to leave behind? Man, that was emasculating to type. To hell with it, if you’re willing to learn or seek new, objective perspectives on this game, then read on. Continue reading “No Bullshit – How to play VGC”

Making Pokemon Your Game – Reflections of a Rebel


Hey everyone, Isaac ‘Izzy’ Lam here. Most of you are probably familiar with who I am, but for those who don’t know, I’m one of The Mirage Island’s longest-participating members, having played competitive VGC as a part of Singapore’s community since the days of TRVG and Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, and contributed fairly actively to the community’s growth as an admin and tournament organiser. I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus recently, having just begun my National Service this year and being kept busy with BMT. Nevertheless I had what I would consider a hugely successful season this year, achieving my admittedly modest target of besting former champion and best buddy Nelson Lim in terms of CP. Continue reading “Making Pokemon Your Game – Reflections of a Rebel”