7-Year-Old Singaporean Girl Becomes World Champion Pokémon Trainer
A 7-year-old girl from Singapore has just fulfilled her destiny to become the very best Pokémon trainer, like no one ever was.
Simone Lim claimed her rightful place by winning the top spot at the Pokémon Oceania International Championships on Sunday.
this morning 7-year old Simone Lim won a major Pokémon Junior Championship beating out a field of older more experienced kids, upsetting the tournament favorite champion #1 seed in the final, and doing so with an incredible read to earn her the title
Having previously won multiple International Championships, Miranda-Radbord was a favorite in the tournament.
Miranda-Radbord just came off a win during last year’s Oceania title and was seeded first in the tournament. He was also heavily favored by many to win the finals match as he had no losses throughout the event.
Lim, on the other hand, was still in her first competitive season. Having placed in the top four in two regional tournaments, and was seeded seventh at the 2020 Oceania International Championship, which is her first major tournament.
The Junior finals match was decided in the third game after Lim and Miranda-Radbord each took a victory.
In the final stretch of the third match, Miranda-Radbord nearly decimated Lim’s entire lineup, leaving just one Pokémon. Lim’s Rock/Dark-type Tyranitar was up against Miranda-Radbord’s last two: the Ground/Rock-type Rhypherior and Ghost-type Dusclops.
Lim was able to take the upper hand in the end by effectively reading her opponent’s late-stage moves.
In an interview after the game, Lim shared that she figured Miranda-Radbord would use Protect on his Rhypherior. With that in mind, she used her Tyranitar’s Crunch to attack the Dusclops first, then attacking Rhypherior with Superpower to win the game.
This girl just beat a kid twice her age to become the Oceania Jrs Division champion in Pokemon. She thanked her friends & family while clutching her Eevee plush.
Forget that guy who said you have to get mad to be a good competitor. Wholesome esports is good for the soul, y’all. pic.twitter.com/QCO9tS3OBK
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