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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The Hyper Voice #11 - Luck

November 2, 2016

There is perhaps nothing more omnipresent in competitive Pokemon than luck, other than Pokemon themselves. Notorious confusion move enthusiast Jon Hu joins us on the show to discuss the many facets of luck. We attempt to define hax, recall some hax-filled highlights, and talk about different approaches to this crucial element of the game.

  • 00:00 Introductions
  • 00:55 Trying to Define Hax
  • 04:08 Mitigating Luck
  • 12:25 Playing the Odds
  • 19:50 Hax Moments
  • 37:28 How to React
  • 42:02 Philly Talk
  • 44:59 Seriousness
  • 54:00 Playing Pure
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The Hyper Voice #10 - Perspective from Asia Pacific

October 26, 2016

International guest Nimiel Catipon joins the show to talk about some differences in circuits between North America and Asia Pacific. We also discuss a recent Premier Challenge, Worlds again, and the upcoming format change.

  • 00:00 Introductions
  • 04:40 First North American PC
  • 14:49 Are the Points OK?
  • 20:00 Asia Pacific
  • 28:40 Back to Worlds
  • 35:42 More 2017
  • 40:53 Perfect IVs Necessary?
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The Hyper Voice #9 - From Free to Fee

October 19, 2016

Entry fees and prizes for higher level tournaments are on the rise. This week we discuss some of the issues related to your money and what impact this may have in the future. We also provide a brief review of the October Regionals in North America which have come and gone.

  • 00:00 Introductions
  • 01:37 Entry Fees
  • 18:43 Attendance Effect
  • 26:20 TOM is the Boss
  • 31:08 Regional Review
  • 41:16 Fort Wayne
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The Hyper Voice #8 - New Format Revealed

October 11, 2016

The VGC 2017 format has been announced much sooner than expected! With several key details still shrouded in mystery, we try to make sense of it all. VGC may be in store for its biggest year ever, so maybe it will be "your time" to shine in the sun (or moon).

  • 00:00 Introductions
  • 01:25 Alola Dex
  • 09:24 Z-Crystals
  • 15:08 No Mega Stones
  • 20:50 Your Time
  • 25:59 VGC Ladder
  • 31:24 Rental Teams
  • 37:34 Game Demo
  • 44:10 Online Tournaments
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The Hyper Voice #7 - Tournament Organizers

October 5, 2016

Ever wonder what it is like to host a Pokemon event? In this episode, we provide some insight into the organizational aspects of Pokemon. Matt Swanson and Rebecca Cartwright join the show to share their experiences as a TO.

  • 0:00:00 Introductions
  • 0:01:04 Backstory
  • 0:05:21 Becoming a TO
  • 0:13:41 Difficulties
  • 0:23:30 New Players
  • 0:38:00 Player Transparency
  • 0:43:01 Horror Stories
  • 0:50:43 Scheduling PCs
  • 1:00:08 Best News, Worst News
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