Sunday, April 28, 2013

Pokemon VG Midwest Regional 2013: Masters Division Winner

Cory Moeller
Me: Hi, I’m Steven Reich, here at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, WI, at the Pokémon Video Game Midwest Regionals 2013. I’m here with Cory Moeller, who is the winner of the Masters division of the regional video game competition, and Cory, we have a few questions. First off, what was your team?

Cory: Garchomp, Cresselia, Tyranitar, Scizor, Ludicolo, and Gyrados.

Me: And it turns out you threw all of that together kind of hastily, but you had some help, some tools that you used to decide which Pokémon to put in, how did that all come together?

Cory: [I built my team] very early this morning-I went to bed around 6:00 pm after the TCG event yesterday-I used the team builder on Marriland’s website.

Me: And, as it turns out, the player you had to face in the finals actually was one of your losses in the swiss rounds, how did that play out in your first meeting?

Cory: He absolutely beat me in the swiss rounds-I couldn’t do anything.

Me: What was his team like?

Cory: He had a Thundurus-T [Therian Forme], which I’ve never faced before; he also had a Heracross, Cresselia, Excadrill, and Tyranitar on his team.

Me: What did you learn from the first time that helped you pull it out in the finals?

Cory: I realized that Thundurus Therian Forme doesn’t come with Prankster, so I could use my Tyranitar a little bit more. I also used Gyrados a little bit differently-I used him for his intimidate support and switching ability, rather than using him as a solid attacker.

Me: All right, well, thank you very much Cory, this has been Steven Reich, from the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, WI, at the Pokémon Video Game Midwest Regionals 2013.

Item: Expert Belt
Nature: Calm
Ability: Levitate
Hidden Power (Fire)
Ice Beam
Thunder Wave

Item: Steel Gem
Nature: Adamant
Ability: Technician
Bullet Punch
Bug Bite
Swords Dance

Item: Haban Berry
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Sand Veil
Dragon Claw

Item: Choice Scarf
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Sand Stream
Rock Slide
Fire punch
Low Kick

Item: Sitrus Berry
Nature: Adamant
Ability: Intimitate
Thunder Wave

Item: Leftovers
Nature: Calm
Ability: Rain Dish
Leech Seed
Giga Drain

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