The Hyper Voice #21 - Save Tapu Bulu!

February 2, 2017

Tommy Cooleen joins the cast this week as we discuss new forums, NPA, and Pokemon Bank. We then take a look at Battle Spot usage stats and the current CP standings roughly halfway through the season.

  • 00:00 NPA Season 6
  • 12:00 Pokemon Bank Released
  • 20:19 Battle Spot Usage
  • 32:30 Stacking Fairies
  • 42:03 Season Standings Update
  • 53:08 Tapu Bulu
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The Hyper Voice #20 - Our Time Now

January 25, 2017

Jake Muller makes an appearance as we spend a majority of this episode talking about time and the Internationals. We try to pinpoint where the North American International might be held and also cover other things related to the current format.

  • 00:00 Over in England
  • 03:42 Melbourne Challenge
  • 10:13 Favorite Thing About the Format
  • 15:43 All About Clocks
  • 31:54 A Notable Duo
  • 41:22 International Locations

 

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The Hyper Voice #19 - The Imprisoning War

January 20, 2017

Chris Danzo hops on the show to discuss the Georgia and Germany Regionals and several of the metagame changes. Even though VGC 2017 is in full swing, some key parts are still missing. Pokemon Bank remains in hiding but at least the third International Championship has been revealed.

  • 00:00 Going Down to Georgia
  • 10:53 Powerful Fairy Moves
  • 17:52 Attendance
  • 22:38 Taste of Germany
  • 28:47 Stranger Things
  • 39:37 What's Different?
  • 57:56 Bank & Brazil
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The Hyper Voice #18 - Order of the Fini

January 5, 2017

Happiny New Year! We're back with a short recap of the Dallas Regional that occurred over the holidays. We talk about some of the players and Pokemon they used to find success. Time to get the show rolling in 2017!

  • 00:00 A New Year
  • 05:27 Dallas Regional
  • 16:51 Bug Wars
  • 24:12 Dealing with Kartana

 

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The Hyper Voice #17 - Spider in my Trick Room

December 23, 2016

Regional Champion Gavin Michaels joins the cast to talk about his recent victory in San Jose. We ask him about his team building process, some of his matches at the tournament, and the growth of competitive Pokemon. The focus then shifts to how you are qualifying for Worlds and why that might matter in the end.

  • 00:00 Gavin's Team
  • 15:32 The Rematch
  • 22:31 Team Building Adjustments
  • 25:55 Move Choices & Underrated Pokemon
  • 36:42 Keeping Time, Keeping Players
  • 46:33 Melbourne & Worlds

 

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The Hyper Voice #16 - One and London! Europe International Recap

December 14, 2016

The 2017 metagame begins to take shape as Europe's International is in the books. We discuss the events that unfolded in London and try to shed some light on where the format is heading. Signs are pointing in all directions and we don't have a map, so join The Hyper Voice as we explore the unexplored as well as review top performing Pokemon.

  • 00:00 London Results
  • 07:04 The Tournament
  • 17:08 Wild Metagame
  • 31:10 Trick Roomers
  • 38:34 Gluttony
  • 43:06 Underutilized Ultra Beasts
  • 55:21 Spotlight on San Jose
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The Hyper Voice #15 - Road to London

December 7, 2016

All paths lead to Europe as the Pokemon world is about to storm London for the first International Championship ever held. Diana Bros joins the cast to help us put the pieces together so early in the Alola Pokedex format. Due to its significance, we pretty much discuss the heavily stacked International the entire time. The first major event of the season is finally here, so get ready for some extremely exciting action!

  • 00:00 Last Fall Regional
  • 02:55 Stream Team
  • 05:52 Overall Time & Sudden Death
  • 14:10 Early Metagame
  • 32:42 Players
  • 43:58 Questions about the International
  • 51:10 Game Growth
  • 54:41 The next Pachirisu?
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The Hyper Voice #14 - Thankful for Sun & Moon Updates

November 23, 2016

Welcome to Alola! There is a lot to be grateful for with the arrival of Sun and Moon. Many features within the games have received updates but we are here to talk about changes to old Pokemon themselves. In addition to covering abilities, attacks, and stats, we provide our first weather forecast for the new format.

  • 00:00 Giving Thanks
  • 18:02 We Were Wrong About Ditto
  • 25:21 Old Ability Changes
  • 33:07 Attacks
  • 40:07 Stats
  • 50:13 Weather Abilities
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The Hyper Voice #13 - Sun & Moon Primer

November 16, 2016

Generation 7 is almost here! In the last possible show before Sun and Moon are officially released, we actually talk about the games and what we're most excited for moving forward. We focus on some basic features, Pokemon, and how you are best served using your bottle caps.

  • 00:00 Introductions
  • 01:57 Upcoming Tournaments
  • 06:14 Prep Time
  • 10:29 Hyper Training
  • 17:07 Z-Moves
  • 27:38 QR Scanner
  • 34:26 Other Features
  • 43:04 Starters
  • 47:38 Guardians
  • 52:17 Alolan Forms
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The Hyper Voice #12 - A Mega Farewell

November 9, 2016

Generation 6 introduced several changes to how we played VGC, with perhaps the most significant being Mega Evolution. Zach Droegkamp hops on the show to help us pay one final tribute to Mega Pokemon. In this episode, we cover the impact they have had on the game over the last 3 years. With VGC 2017 removing the use of Mega Stones, it is finally time to say goodbye.

  • 0:00:00 Introductions
  • 0:01:48 Favorite Megas
  • 0:06:10 Who else was important?
  • 0:14:18 Kangaskhan
  • 0:19:31 Salamence
  • 0:22:07 Mega Steels
  • 0:27:07 Double Everything
  • 0:34:04 Champions
  • 0:40:44 Teambuilding Problems
  • 0:56:05 Kicked Off
  • 1:02:11 Regionals' Winners
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