Interviewing The Better of The Greatest: JonkusPKMN (Episode 4)

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Hey there, trainers! Watson right here as soon as once more and this time on episode 4 of Interviewing the Better of The Greatest, we now have JonkusPKMN – higher generally known as Jonkus.

Jonkus is a completely devoted and entertaining content material creator, with over 50,000 subscribers on YouTube. There, he constantly uploads movies that includes every kind of distinctive and meta-relevant groups. He's at all times making an attempt to assist out his group and people making an attempt to push for the Legend Rank by placing out Rank 1 Leaderboard and Greatest groups movies on his channel earlier than the brand new league. He additionally affords 1 on 1 teaching classes to those that want to strengthen their information about PvP which is one thing that I actually like about him. 

His socials might be linked on the finish of the article, so please be certain to go and drop him a observe. So, with out additional ado, let’s get proper into it!

About Jonkus

PogoWatson: Hey Jonkus! Thanks for giving me this glorious alternative to have a dialogue with you. How are you feeling at the moment? Inform me a bit about your self.

Jonkus: As I'm simply coming from a small trip I'm feeling actually good! Taking a break from day-to-day life is at all times essential. In any other case… I'm primarily generally known as Jonkus round right here and I'm 24y previous English-speaking content material creator for Pokémon GO PvP from Germany. It has been round 3 years since I began importing gameplay movies for the GO Battle League after hitting rank 1 on the leaderboards. I've by no means wished to pursue a content material creation profession however issues by no means come the way you count on it and right here we're.

PogoWatson: What has impressed you to pursue this recreation, and since when have you ever been taking part in?

Jonkus: I grew up with the Pokémon franchise which made it a reasonably easy option to check out Pokémon GO. There was truly a time after the fifth era dropped once I bought all my Pokémon video games and by no means wished to have something to do with the franchise however simply earlier than Pokémon GO was launched I had nothing to do in my summer time holidays once I was 16 so I purchased a used Nintendo DS and Pokémon X which bought me again into the franchise however I nonetheless wasn’t absolutely invested in it once more.

I didn’t even hear about Pokémon GO on my own however my mum confirmed me a information article about how individuals went loopy about this recreation – Pokémon GO wasn’t formally launched in my area but at this time limit however I used to be nonetheless in a position to play it already via downloading the APK on-line. I used to be hooked for the primary few weeks of taking part in however dwelling in a small city the sport bought actually stale and unplayable so I took an on-/off-break from the sport as gathering sources was too arduous. With all of the updates and Wayfarer, I'm fortunate not a difficulty anymore.

Different Questions

PogoWatson: What's your each day routine? Do you primarily give attention to taking part in the sport or making content material?

Jonkus: It actually relies upon… I at all times attempt to plan my days as effectively as doable. I attempt to get at the least out for half an hour a day only a break from making content material however I don’t at all times enable myself that break. However then there are different days when there's a new Pokémon launch or a uncommon Pokémon in spawns the place I nonetheless want the XL Candies or much more generally a brand new Shadow Occasion with new shadow Pokémon I am going outdoors and grind them for simply as much as 6 hours in order that I could make the content material doable.

However truthfully, the best way I play the sport is especially to permit me to create content material. I grind out double/triple stardust occasions like loopy simply so I can construct the required Pokémon, I wouldn’t play as a lot and in such a manner if I wasn’t creating content material round it. However truthfully, I take pleasure in it; I really like that includes new Pokémon, and I really like testing out new groups to assist others attain Legend.

All double moved Pokémon

PogoWatson: What are some challenges that you simply face whereas taking part in this recreation?

Jonkus: My greatest problem is the run in opposition to time. Not less than as a creator, I'm at all times making an attempt to get out new content material as quick as doable as it's a aggressive scene however this implies lots of time to remain awake till 4-5 AM simply so I can be a part of a distant raid from New Zealand and have a brand new Pokémon. Timezone-based releases make it an actual battle. This competitiveness was not one thing that was a difficulty early on in content material creation as I used to be one of many solely ones showcasing new Pokémon instantly however instances have modified after all. In any other case, I'm normally very low on stardust however that's my very own fault for constructing humorous Pokémon on a regular basis.

PogoWatson: Inform me one thing that most individuals don’t find out about you!

Jonkus: Don’t actually know one thing about myself that individuals don’t know… However I as soon as gave away a Pokémon Card totally free(once I was quitting Pokémon generally) that now would value between 2.000€ – 6.500€(round 2249.50 USD – 7310.87 USD) in good situation. Hurts a bit.

PogoWatson: I'm sorry to listen to that!

A Peek Inside Jonkus's Assortment 

PogoWatson: What's your favourite Pokémon and favourite shiny? (generally!)

  • Greninja

Shiny Greninja 


Jonkus: Two questions – One Reply: Greninja. As acknowledged earlier than I kinda bought again into Pokémon with era 6 however I additionally was watching the Anime for this era while taking part in the sport – palms down one of the best Pokémon Anime ever and it was targeted round Greninja.

PogoWatson: What's the most prized Pokémon in your assortment and the way did you purchase it?

Jonkus: For certain – my Shundo Stage 51 Mewtwo which I bought as a GO Battle League reward! I nonetheless keep in mind how confused I used to be once I noticed the CP – actually couldn’t consider it!

PogoWatson: Legacy moved too! Good, what a beautiful Pokémon. What stat/medal in your account are you most happy with and why?

Jonkus: I suppose as a GO Battle League YouTuber it needs to be my “Nice League Veteran” medal with greater than 11,000 wins within the Nice League. As a stat, my complete GBL battles is most certainly even crazier with greater than 33,000 video games! Till a number of months in the past I did each single battle doable however these days I don’t at all times get them carried out if I journey to tournaments.

Nice League Veteran Medal
GBL stats

PogoWatson: These are some very nice stats! What quality-of-life options would you wish to be applied into this recreation?

Jonkus: A better manner of choosing Pokémon for transferring. Clicking on each single Pokémon takes so lengthy that you simply wanna throw away 1000's. Simply allow us to choose the primary Pokémon and the final Pokémon that we need to switch and every thing in between will get autoselected.

PogoWatson: Agreed. 

GBL Nook 

PogoWatson: How did you turn out to be serious about PvP battles in Pokémon, and what drew you to aggressive gameplay?

Jonkus: I used to be truly taking part in lots of draft leagues in Technology 7 of MSG video games and was already serious about Pokémon PvP from that stage on. An previous buddy of mine was datamining Pokemon GO PvP (Transfer Stats and so on) earlier than the GO Battle League was formally out and he wanted somebody to do some check battles to see if his calculations are right. So we battled and I misplaced.

After that, I began to turn out to be extra serious about GO PvP however nonetheless didn’t need to spend any sources till the primary season of GBL had completed. The primary season I performed with a single moved Jirachi, a traded Altaria with actually dangerous stats and a Shiny Swampert with no PvP IVs and nonetheless hit legend. In season 3 I hit rank 1 on the leaderboards – you may enhance quick for those who make investments a little bit of time and stardust into it.

PogoWatson: What recommendation do you have got for somebody who desires to enhance their PvP expertise and turn out to be a greater Pokémon battler?

Jonkus: Watch others play who know what they're doing. It's essential get a basic understanding of all of the totally different facets of the sport earlier than you may attempt to enhance. For instance, Typings, Transfer Stats (which strikes are good and why?), transfer timing, staff constructing, vitality administration, gameplan and plenty of extra. You don’t should be good at every thing however you want a basic understanding of every matter to enhance on. Then afterwards recording your battles assist far more than you assume – seeing why you lose is tremendous useful. Is it a misplay? Is it a foul staff matchup? What may I've carried out in another way? Additionally don’t fear about ELO, simply attempt to enhance daily. Enchancment doesn’t imply you must acquire ELO on the identical time. You'll be able to have a foul day at GBL however nonetheless study priceless matchups and classes.

Jonkus's Ideas on PvP

PogoWatson: What do you assume are crucial qualities or expertise a profitable PvP participant ought to possess?

Jonkus: I believe crucial high quality is being calm. Typically talking, it doesn’t assist if you find yourself offended / overreacting in the direction of what's occurring. It may well generally be a bit irritating however then it’s higher to take a break as a result of there may be a lot you kinda have to consider in the course of the recreation that it’s gonna be tough to do it in case you are not calm. Counting strikes, protecting monitor of the vitality, predicting the backline of the opponent and many different issues are all occurring on the identical time. With the ability to focus is essential.

PogoWatson: Are you able to share any memorable or thrilling moments out of your PvP battles or tournaments?

Jonkus: Needs to be my prime 3 run in Utrecht. Dropping down early into the losers bracket after which going onto the most important successful streak in any official Pokémon GO match was insane. Sadly was nonetheless solely sufficient for the third place as a result of I used to be simply too exhausted on the finish of an extended day and misplayed one recreation that misplaced me the loser's finals. However that's all it takes to get out of a match, the gamers you must go up in opposition to are all on such a special degree.

PogoWatson: Wow! Are there any particular PvP codecs or rule units that you simply take pleasure in essentially the most, and why?

Jonkus: I really feel the XL system kinda ruined the Nice League and Extremely League codecs sadly because it centralizes even each new cup right into a smaller group of Pokémon that you must convey. Pokémon like Bastiodon or Medicham which had been respectable earlier than the XL replace are actually even stronger. So I just like the Open Grasp League essentially the most proper now as all Pokémon are on the identical degree. Whereas they after all all want XL Candies they equally grew whereas some Pokémon simply bought too robust for the Nice League and Extremely League. The Grasp League meta feels wholesome and there are such a lot of cool choices to play proper now. 

PogoWarson: How do you keep up to date with the newest PvP metagame traits and methods? Are there any sources or communities you suggest for PvP fanatics?

Jonkus: After all PvPoke. If you happen to don’t use PvPoke as a PvP participant you're doing one thing mistaken 😀 I additionally convey out a Top Teams video on my YouTube Channel for each meta for GO Battle League earlier than they get launched. So I've to research each Meta to create these guides and so I do know what I've to play for myself. Often, when a brand new meta drops I am going via the PvPoke rating record and write down each single Pokémon that I see that has some play for the cup.

Often, I find yourself with a listing of round 40+ primarily meta Pokémon. Then I'm on the lookout for respectable pairs that match collectively and for respectable secure swaps within the meta to construct the groups. This takes a ton of time to then find yourself with 10 good groups for each meta however I see that so many individuals are utilizing these groups so I at the least save them the time to research all of it. So the best manner for PvP fanatics to maintain up to date with the metas is most certainly to observe my 10 minutes prime staff movies as they prevent hours of analysis each time. I've additionally lately partnered with Dracoviz to offer infographics.

PogoWatson: That’s all! Thanks a lot for the interview, Jonkus! Any ultimate ideas/phrases?

Jonkus: Thanks for having me on right here! For anybody who's serious about PvP be at liberty to affix our superb group on all social media platforms! The PvP Neighborhood is actually superb however generally doesn’t actually get the popularity it deserves. There are additionally a ton of different nice creators for Pokémon GO PvP on YouTube and on Twitch so test them out as effectively!


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