The 2022 Pokémon VGC Vancouver Regional Championships took place this weekend across three Pokémon competitions: VGC (Video Game Championships), TCG (Trading Card Game), and Pokémon Go. Victory Road compiled a list of the top 32 teams and I’m going to pick out my favourites.
Zac Emerzian’s team (finished 2nd)
Team members: Solgaleo, Calyrex-S, Rotom-H, Tapu Fini, Grimmsnarl, and Nihilego
I love this mix of VGC 2020, 2021, and 2022 with the Rotom, Weakness Policy Solgaleo, Tapu Fini (which is picking up in popularity), and Nihilego which I don’t think I’ve seen in any top cuts this year. Zac pushed Gavin Michaels (the eventual champion) all the way to a Game 3 but couldn’t take the victory. Impressive performance with this team.
Nathan Ortiz’s team (finished 3rd)
Team members: White Kyurem, Calyrex-S, Talonflame, Sableye, Urshifu (Single Strike), and Ditto
Another awesome team with some non-standard picks including White Kyurem, Talonflame, Sableye, and Ditto, affectionately known as the third restricted due to it often transforming into the opponent’s restricted Pokémon when sent out.