Rare Announcement: Travis' RU Spectacular!

There's been a specific tier of competitive play that has taken my free time by storm. That tier is the Rarely Used (RU) tier. Inside RU are a bunch of the Pokémon that I enjoy but aren't quite "good" enough to be played in normal competitive outlets. 

Because of this, I decided that I wanted to host an RU tournament. And you're all invited! Here's how you get in on it:

1. Send me (@thetravisw) a message on twitter saying that you are interested. I'll reply to confirm your spot. Registration ends July 27th. Don't have a twitter account? Get into the 21st century and make one.

2. Make an RU (single battle) team on Pokemon Showdown (www.pokemonshowdown.com.) I know some of you aren't big fans of battle simulators, but there are a few reasons why I'm doing it this way. First, it's easier to record your matches so that I can post the final matches on the site. Second, I want this tournament to happen soon, and I don't want to have people not participate because they don't have time to make a team on the cartridge. To figure out what Pokemon are allowed in RU, see http://www.smogon.com/bw/tiers/ru as well as http://www.smogon.com/bw/banlist/. It's not my fault if you hate Smogon.

3. Check pkmncast.com on the 28th, as I'll have made a bracket for you all to check to see who your opponent is. You'll receive more instructions as to what to do when you win/lose and rules for battling.

4. Have fun!

Time for all of you to start bucking up on your RU strategy! Tangrowth FTW!

Rare Article: 4 Pokémon You Should Consider: Redux

Back in 2010, SBJ wrote a great article that was one of PKMNcast's most popular posts, entitled "4 Pokemon You Should Consider." I've been thinking of a ton of Pokémon that are in the UU, RU, and NU tiers that, despite their appearances at first glance, have interesting niches to fill. SO! I have decided to make a new "4 Pokémon You Should Consider" with new Pokémon, new strategies, and a new (more handsome) author. Here we go!
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031 R.E.V.A.M.P.

Episode 031, the first of the Revamped shows we are doing. Why is it "revamped" - well... because we have two brand new guests on it. SBJ talks with Kenny and Travis about Pokemon Black and White, as well as, Rayquaza, News regarding Bento Boxes, and more. We also have some awesome music by A-1. Enjoy!

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Host: Steve || Guests: Travis and Kenny



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