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It’s March and that means one thing… Brackets!!! That’s right, people around the world are betting anything they can to try and predict who will win the “Big Dance.” There are countless contests some with massive jackpots for someone to pick the bracket perfectly. Odds of a perfect bracket are not in your favor, one in something close to our total national debt. Well here at VGcritic we are not into mortgaging the farm to predict the bracket but we are going to do something a little different; we are going to predict sports… with Pokémon.

That’s right! Nerds follow sports sometimes too and one thing we have found it that if you compare the team mascot to a Pokémon, you can sometimes predict a major match up. For example, one of our resident Pokémon experts fairly accurately predicted the super bowl, down to the crit hit that killed the Seahawks on the one yard line. (RUN THE DARN BALL!!!) So we are going to turn our predictions to March… we have painstakingly matched each tourney team with a Pokémon and will use it to predict the main bracket..

 

Lets start with the first four games

 

BYU- Persian vs Ole Miss – Beartic

Predicted winner: Beartic.

 

Manhattan Jaspers: Unown Vs.Hampton Pirates: Unown

Predicted winner: Unown

(it’s a 16 seed matchup so…. We called it right? And it doesn’t matter really cause Kentucky is gonna own whoever wins this game.)

 

North Florida: Rufflet Vs. Robert Morris: Rufflet

Predicted Winner: Rufflet: (again… 16 seed. Makes no difference)

 

Boise State: Rapidash Vs Dayton: Hawlucha

Predicted winner: Rapidash.

 

Those are the games facing us Tuesday and Wednesday.. All we really care about is the 11 seed games. You can see the full bracket at the bottom of the post.

 

Now let’s take a look at Round 2:

Midwest

Kentucky Umbreon vs Hampton Unown – Winner: Umbreon

Cincinnati Zoroark vs Purdue Klank – Winner: Zoroark

West Virginia Bouffalant vs Buffalo Tauros – Winner Bouffalant

Maryland Carracosta vs Valparaiso Pawinard – Winner Carracosta

Butler Granbull vs Texas Miltank- Winner Miltank

Notre Dame Scrafty vs Northeastern Herdier – Winner Scrafty

Wichita State Luxio vs Indiana Unown – Winner Luxio

Kansas Archeops vs NM State Sunflora – Winner Archeops

West

Wisconsin Linoone vs Coastal Carolina Pidgeotto – Winner Linone

Oregon Farfetch’d vs Oklahoma St Unown – Winner Farfetch’d

Arkansas Emboar vs Wofford Herdier – Winner Emboar

UNC Nidoking vs Harvard Jynx – Winner Jynx (Major Upset Prediction)

Xavier Ditto vs Ole Miss Beartic – Winner Ditto

Baylor Ursaring vs Georgia St Meowth – Winner Meowth

VCU Gogoat vs Ohio State Nuzleaf – Winner Gogoat

Arizona Delphox vs Texas Southern Growlith – Winner Delphox

East

Villanova Meowstic vs Lafayette Charmeleon- Winner Meowstic

NC State Hoard of Poocheyenas vs LSU Arcanine – Winner Poocheyenas Hoard

Northern Iowa Liepard vs Wyoming Unown – Winner Liepard

Louisville Fletchinder Vs UC Irvine Heatmor- Winner Fletchinder

Providence Banette vs BSU Rapidash – Winner Banette

Oklahoma Cacturn vs Albany Herdier- Winner Cacturn

Michigan St Hitmonchan vs Georgia Granbull – Winner Granbull

Virginia Escavalier vs Belmont Beartic – Winner Escavalier

South

Duke Houndoom vs UNF/RMU Unown – Winner Houndoom

San Diego State Xatu vs St Johns Delibird – Winner Delibird

Utah Hawlucha vs SF Austin Timbur – Winner Hawlucha

Georgetown Stoutland vs Eastern Washington Braviary – Winner Stoutland

SMU Rapidash vs UCLA Ursaring – Winner Ursaring

Iowa State Fletchinder vs UAB Dragonair – Winner Dragonair

Iowa Honchkrow vs Davidson Purugly – Winner Honchkrow

Gonzaga Granbull vs ND State Tauros – Winner Granbull

 

Round 3:

Midwest

Kentucky Umbreon vs Cincinnati Zoroark – Winner Umbreon

West Virginia Boufalant vs Maryland Carracosta – Winner Carracosta

Texas Miltank vs Notre Dame Scrafty – Winner Scrafty

Wichita State Luxio vs Kansas Archeops – Winner Luxio

West

Wisconsin Linoone vs Oregon Farfetch’d –Winner Linoone

Arkansas Emboar vs Harvard Jynx – Winner Jynx

Xavier Ditto vs Georgia St Meowth – Winner Ditto

VCU Gogoat vs Arizona Delphox – Winner Delphox

East

Villanova Meowstic vs NC State Hoard of Poocheyenas – Winner Poocheyenas

Northern Iowa Liepard vs Louisville Fletchinder – Winner Liepard

Providence Banette vs Oklahoma Cacturn – Winner Cacturn

Georgia Granbull vs Virginia Escavalier- Winner Escavalier

South

Duke Houndoom vs St Johns Delibird – Winner Houndoom

Utah Hawlucha vs Georgetown Stoutland – Winner Hawlucha

LA Ursaring vs UAB Dragonair – Winner Ursaring

Iowa Honchkrow vs Gonzaga Granbull – Winner Granbull

 

Regional Semifinals

Midwest

Kentucky Umbreon vs Maryland Carracosta – Winner Umbreon

Notre Dame Scrafty vs Wichita State Luxio – Winner Scrafty

West

Wisconsin Linoone vs Harvard Jynx – Winner Linoone

Xavier Ditto vs Arizona Delphox – Winner Delphox

East

NC State Hoard of Poochyenas vs Northern Iowa Liepard – Winner Liepard

Oklahoma Cacturn vs Virginia Escavalier- Winner Escavalier

South

Duke Houndoom vs Utah Hawlucha– Winner Hawlucha

LA Ursaring vs Gonzaga Granbull – Winner Granbull

 

Regional Finals

Midwest

Kentucky Umbreon vs Notre Dame Scrafty – Winner Scrafty

West

Wisconsin Linone vs Arizona Delphox – Winner Delphox

East

Iowa Liepard vs Virginia Escavalier- Winner Escavalier

South

Utah Hawlucha vs Gonzaga Granbull – Winner Granbull

 

Final Four

Notre Dame Scrafty vs Arizona Delphox – Winner Scrafty

Virginia Escavalier vs Gonzaga Granbull – Winner Escavalier

 

National Championship

Notre Dame Scrafty vs Virginia Escavalier – Winner Scrafty

 

That’s right!! We are predicting Notre Dame will be National Champions!!

Check back to see if we are right. We will also keep out bracket accuracy up to date.

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