Full name: Naoto Mizobuchi
VGC player career
Worlds qualifications: x4 (2010, 2015, 2019 and 2022)
Best Result: 2019 WCS Champion
Naoto “penguin” Mizobuchi is a Japanese player and the 2019 Pokémon World Champion. In 2010 He attended the WCS for the first time and since then, he has qualified two more times. In 2015, Mizobuchi managed to get an invite to Boston after finishing in the TOP 8 Japanese Nationals with a Rain Team. Months later, he obtained a 4th place in the World Championships losing against Shoma Honami who would become later the 2015 World Champion. Four years later, the history repeated itself and Naoto qualified for Washington but this time with a TOP 4 in the Japan Nationals which meant a Day 2 for him. The rest is history.
Despite securing a spot in Day 2, in 2022 he attended the Japanese Nationals and obtained a 5th place. That season the reigning world champion would reach London WCS Top Cut for his third time in his career after a 5-2 record. Later, Naoto would lost in quarterfinals against Eduardo Cunha, the next World Champion.
|Pokémon WCS 2015||Master||TOP 4|
|Pokémon WCS 2019||Master||Champion|
|Pokémon WCS 2022||Master||TOP 8|
Nationals, Regional Championships & Special Events
|Japan Nationals 2015||Master||TOP 8|
|Japan Nationals 2019||Master||TOP 4|
|Japan Nationals 2022||Master||TOP 8|