Togedemaru and Juliet – Singapore MSS II 2017 Top 4 Report


Note: Report published by Isaac Lam on behalf of Chelsea Tan

Hey everyone, Chelsea Tan (@komalavgc) here. Recently, I finished Top 4 at the second Singapore Midseason Showdown. Since it is probably the last tournament I will be playing in for a while, I wanted to write a report to share my thoughts on the team I used. Continue reading “Togedemaru and Juliet – Singapore MSS II 2017 Top 4 Report”

The Jellyfish That Nobody Expected – Singapore MSS 2017 2nd place report

Hi everyone, I’m Bryan Wong, or you may know me as my in-game/”every social media i use” name TheCoffeeBun. Recently, I finished 2nd at the Singapore Midseason Showdown 2017 held at the Pokemon Cafe. Since I finally did well with a team that I worked hard on, I felt like sharing my own views on how I teambuild with the rest of the community. As such, here is my team report! Continue reading “The Jellyfish That Nobody Expected – Singapore MSS 2017 2nd place report”

Ballooning with the Hiao Lele – Oceania Internationals 2017 Top 32 Report


Greetings to all, I’m Martin Tan, also known among my peers in the Singapore VGC community as mewmart. I last wrote a team report in 2015 after my Top 32 finish at the inaugural Singapore Nationals Championships. It feels really surreal to once again be able to share with the community my thoughts, reflections, and insight on the VGC 2017 season thus far. Continue reading “Ballooning with the Hiao Lele – Oceania Internationals 2017 Top 32 Report”

Decoy Sandcastle – Oceania Internationals 2017 Day 2 Report

Hi, I’m Matthew Hui, editor of The Mirage Island, contributing my own content for a change. I was one of four Singaporeans who made it into Day 2 of the 2017 Oceania International Championships in Melbourne, as part of the Top 32 after Day 1 of Swiss, and ended up in 23rd place. It’s my second such finish in Australia, having managed a similar placing in 2015, but this one was achieved in a field with much more international talent and quite honestly was beyond anything I had hoped to achieve going into the event. Here, therefore, are my reflections on the event, to be joined by other attendees in the weeks to come. Continue reading “Decoy Sandcastle – Oceania Internationals 2017 Day 2 Report”

Enter the Sandman – Top 8 SG Open and Top 4 KL Open Team Report



Hi y’all, I’m Ryan Loh, also known as ‘opkil’. I’m back in the circuit after taking a break during the VGC16 season.

I’ve honestly never been a particularly amazing player. If you’d use TVTropes to describe me as a player, I’d be the guy Overshadowed by Awesome. In the 2015 season, we had the Singaporean greats like Wai Yin and Kenny. I was never amazing, but I thought myself to be pretty good. I missed my chance at Worlds in 2016 when I skipped the format with a 200 CP bar, making me pretty much one of the few veterans/founding members to never have gone to Worlds as a competitor.

After watching the finals of Worlds 2016, I resolved to change that this season.

(This post won’t be filled with war-stories, just a good break down of my team.) Continue reading “Enter the Sandman – Top 8 SG Open and Top 4 KL Open Team Report”

EXTREME MEME — 2nd place Singapore Open 2016 team

I’m Nicholas Ong, and I placed 2nd (whether or not this position was deserved is up for debate, actually not really :^) ) at the first VGC17 event in Singapore, the Singapore Open 2016, with what could possibly be called the worst team in VGC history second only to Yveltal-Groudon, and maybe bulky Xerneas teams. Speaks volumes about teambuilding in Singapore, doesn’t it? But I’ll get to that later. Continue reading “EXTREME MEME — 2nd place Singapore Open 2016 team”


The Prologue

Hey there. In case you happen not to know me, I’m Yang Ze, a Pokémon player from Singapore. Sometimes people in real life actually call me Level 51. I won a tournament which was fairly important, and as a result of this I can now call myself the Singapore National Champion. The annoying part about this moniker is that I invariably have to explain that technically a National Championship is bigger than a Regional Championship because we’re using terms coined in and for America, so I kind of beat players from around the region as well. Thankfully, this barely ever comes up in daily conversation, which also happens to be one of the reasons not many people call me Level 51 in real life. Continue reading “51君の物語:僕達の旅とエピログ”

Darkest before dawn – A solo Singaporean’s Worlds Day 2 Masters Division report



Hello everyone, I’m Jonathan Chiang, a VGC player hailing from Singapore! I’m a relatively new player compared to the veterans within our community who have represented the nation at Worlds multiple times, having only started entering official VGC events in 2015.

I actually got into competitive Pokemon play much earlier – sometime during 2010 after I was introduced to Smogon singles formats by Chen Tiancheng, who used to take part in the local TCG circuit, while I was serving my National Service. It was only in 2014 that I started dabbling in VGC on Battle Spot. Come 2015 when Singapore started receiving official TPCi support and sanctioned events, I took part in what was the first-ever Regionals for us and a year later, I’m here typing this Day 2 report. Continue reading “Darkest before dawn – A solo Singaporean’s Worlds Day 2 Masters Division report”

TMI Plays Flash Clash – Analysis and Reports


The Flash Clash Online Competition on the Pokemon Global Link had a very different, yet extremely fun format for players bored of the standard singles and doubles battles. This online competition carried similar restrictions to that of flat battles, with Mythical Pokemon and Soul Dew not allowed. However, Flash Clash is unique in being a 1 vs 1 format, where players have only 30 seconds in Team Preview to choose their one Pokemon out of six to battle, and 10 seconds for every move. To go with the quick timers, players were also not allowed to hold Mega Stones or Focus Sash on their Pokemon. Unlike in flat battles, Pokemon were automatically levelled to 50, ensuring that there would be no L1 Aron/Magnemite shenanigans. Continue reading “TMI Plays Flash Clash – Analysis and Reports”