Chuppa Cross Wins Pokémon VGC Toronto Regional

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Chuppa Cross Wins Pokémon VGC Toronto Regional

At the Pokémon VGC Toronto Regional, Chuppa Cross finally took his place at the top.

After almost a decade of competitive play, Chuppa Cross has finally gone from a recognizable name to a Regional Champion.

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It was just last month that we got to catch up with Chuppa Cross at the Pittsburgh Regional. We had spoken to him about the upcoming Regulation E format, and it turns out he really knew what he was talking about. After about ten years of National Championships, Regionals, Internationals, and even World Championships, Chuppa Cross has finally earned himself a Championship at the Pokémon VGC Toronto Regional. With three 2nd place Regional finishes through the years, we had all been waiting for this moment. Finally, we can all recognize one of the most recognizable players as a Regional Champion.


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Chien-Pao @ Focus Sash  
Ability: Sword of Ruin  
Tera Type: Ghost  
- Sucker Punch  
- Icicle Crash  
- Sacred Sword  
- Protect  

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Rillaboom @ Assault Vest  
Ability: Grassy Surge  
Tera Type: Fire  
- Wood Hammer  
- Grassy Glide  
- U-turn  
- Fake Out  

Arcanine-Hisui @ Choice Band  
Ability: Intimidate  
Tera Type: Normal  
- Flare Blitz  
- Head Smash  
- Rock Slide  
- Extreme Speed  

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Urshifu-Rapid-Strike @ Mystic Water  
Ability: Unseen Fist  
Tera Type: Water  
- Surging Strikes  
- Aqua Jet  
- Close Combat  
- Protect  

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Tornadus @ Rocky Helmet  
Ability: Prankster  
Tera Type: Ghost  
- Bleakwind Storm  
- Taunt  
- Tailwind  
- Rain Dance  

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Flutter Mane @ Booster Energy  
Ability: Protosynthesis  
Tera Type: Fairy  
- Shadow Ball  
- Moonblast  
- Dazzling Gleam  
- Protect  

“If it ain't broke, don't fix it.” This team mirrors the kinds of teams seen in Regulation D play, utilizing mostly the Hyper-Offensive Pokémon from that Regulation and pairing them with enablers like Tornadus and Rillaboom who pack some offensive power of their own. Chuppa notably did not bring Ogerpon who was thought to be one of the strongest Pokémon in the Regulation during the Pokémon VGC Toronto Regional, only to be outshined by the already powerful staples. A Hyper-Offense team can only perform at the highest level with a champion class pilot like Chuppa Cross.

Congratulations Chuppa!

Chuppa had to defeat a former champion to make it to the top of the Pokémon VGC Toronto Regional. It was no easy road, but Chuppa had all the tools and experience to grab himself a long-deserved win. He has now locked in a slot at the 2024 Pokémon World Championship in Honolulu, Hawaii, and we will likely see him plenty more this season, perhaps taking more victories along the way.

Chuppa Cross Wins Pokémon VGC Toronto Regional
Joseph Shay
Joseph is Production Director and Writer with experience in the esports field. He has coached Overwatch teams in North American and Pacific Contenders, and has been an avid esports fan for years now. Outside of esports and media, he is a Creative Writing major based out of Virginia, USA.