2017 Japan Championship Results and Decklists

The following article contains the results and decklists from the 2017 Japan Championship, which is the equivalent of their National Championship.

Editors Note: If you are not too familiar with what the cards not yet released in America do, it may be a good idea to check out the card translations section covering some of the more important unreleased cards.

Table of Contents

Event Background

You needed 3 CSP [Championship Points] to participate in Japanese Nationals. Players who earned 5 CSP or won a Champions League [Regional Championship] were awarded round 1 byes. Best of 3, 50 minute swiss with best of 3, 50 minute top cut. The format was XY-SM3 [Burning Shadows].

Tournament Results:

Masters Division:

1. Misaki Miyamoto – Gardevoir GX
2. Haruki Satoyama – Trevenant BREAK
T4. Shintaro Ito – Golisopod GX/Decidueye GX
T4. Akira Ikehara – Night March/Marshadow GX
T8. Tadashi Miyamoto – Volcanion EX
T8. Shin Akiyama – Seismitoad EX/Decidueye GX
T8. Takuya Yoneda – Marshadow GX/Seismitoad EX/Lycanroc GX
T8. Hiroaki Kanno – Volcanion EX

Senior Division:

1. Reiji Nishiguchi – Garbodor/Necrozma GX

Junior Division:

1. Tsubura Yoshinari – Gengar EX/Garbodor

Decklists

Misaki Miyamoto’s Gardevoir GX (1st Place)

Pokemon – 20

4 Ralts SM3N
3 Kirlia SM3N
3 Gardevoir GX
1 Gallade BKT
2 Remoraid BKT
2 Octillery BKT
2 Tapu Lele GX
1 Diancie SM3H
1 Oricorio GRI 56
1 Giratina XY184

Trainers – 29

4 Professor Sycamore
3 N
1 Korrina
1 Guzma
1 Brigette
1 Fisherman

4 Ultra Ball
4 VS Seeker
3 Rare Candy
2 Rescue Stretcher
1 Field Blower
1 Choice Band

3 Silent Lab

Energy – 11

6 Fairy
4 Double Colorless
1 Wonder Energy

Haruki Satoyama’s Trevenant BREAK (2nd Place)

Pokemon – 16

4 Phantump BKP
4 Trevenant XY
3 Trevenant BREAK
2 Tapu Lele GX
1 Tapu Lele SM2+
1 Necrozma GX
1 Shaymin EX

Trainers – 35

4 Professor Sycamore
3 N
2 Team Flare Grunt
1 Acerola
1 Wally
1 Guzma
1 Karen

4 Ultra Ball
1 Nest Ball
4 VS Seeker
3 Crushing Hammer
2 Enhanced Hammer
1 Super Rod
3 Bursting Balloon

4 Dimension Valley

Energy – 9

4 Mystery Energy
4 Psychic
1 Double Colorless

Shintaro Ito’s Golisopod GX/Decidueye GX (Top 4)

Pokemon – 19

4 Rowlet SMD
3 Dartrix SUM
3 Decidueye GX
3 Wimpod SM3N
2 Golisopod GX
2 Tapu Lele GX
1 Shaymin EX
1 Tapu Koko SM30/31

Trainers – 34

4 Professor Sycamore
2 N
2 Guzma
1 Acerola

4 Ultra Ball
4 VS Seeker
4 Revitalizer
3 Battle Compressor
3 Trainers’ Mail
1 Choice Band
2 Float Stone

4 Forest of Giant Plants

Energy – 7

5 Grass
2 Double Colorless

Akira Ikehara’s Night March/Marshadow GX (Top 4)

Pokemon – 19

4 Joltik PHF
4 Pumpkaboo PHF
4 Lampent PHF
2 Marshadow GX
3 Shaymin EX
1 Giratina XY184
1 Mew FCO

Trainers – 37

3 Professor Sycamore
1 N
1 Lysandre
1 Hex Maniac
1 Teammates

4 Ultra Ball
4 VS Seeker
4 Battle Compressor
4 Puzzle of Time
3 Trainers’ Mail
1 Special Charge
1 Rescue Stretcher
1 Field Blower
1 Escape Rope
3 Fighting Fury Belt
1 Choice Band
1 Float Stone

2 Dimension Valley

Energy – 4

4 Double Colorless

Tadashi Miyamoto’s Volcanion EX (Top 8)

Pokemon – 12

3 Volcanion EX
2 Ho-Oh GX
2 Turtonator GX
2 Tapu Lele GX
1 Volcanion STS
1 Oranguru SUM
1 Shaymin EX

Trainers – 31

3 Professor Sycamore
4 Blacksmith
4 Guzma
2 Kaiwe
1 N

4 Ultra Ball
4 VS Seeker
1 Switch
2 Fighting Fury Belt
2 Float Stone

4 Scorched Earth

Energy – 17 

17 Fire

Shin Akiyama’s Seismitoad EX/Decidueye GX (Top 8)

Pokemon – 19

4 Rowlet SUM
4 Dartrix SUM
4 Decidueye GX
2 Seismitoad EX
1 Miltank FLF
1 Marshadow GX
2 Shaymin EX
1 Tapu Lele GX

Trainers – 34

4 Professor Sycamore
2 N
1 Guzma
2 Acerola

4 Ultra Ball
4 VS Seeker
4 Revitalizer
3 Battle Compressor
2 Trainers’ Mail
2 Fighting Fury Belt
2 Float Stone

4 Forest of Giant Plants

Energy – 7

4 Double Colorless
3 Grass

Takuya Yoneda’s Marshadow GX/Seismitoad EX/Lycanroc GX (Top 8)

Pokemon – 18

3 Marshadow GX
2 Seismitoad EX
2 Rockruff SMD
2 Lycanroc GX
2 Tapu Lele GX
1 Shaymin EX
1 Necrozma GX
1 Giratina XY184
1 Oricorio GRI 56
1 Tapu Koko SM30/31
1 Regirock EX
1 Sawk SM3

Trainers – 32

3 Professor Sycamore
2 N
4 Korrina
1 Guzma
1 Ninja Boy
1 Acerola
1 Hex Maniac

4 Ultra Ball
4 VS Seeker
2 Battle Compressor
2 Field Blower
1 Rescue Stretcher
1 Choice Band
1 Focus Sash
2 Fighting Fury Belt
2 Float Stone

Energy – 10

4 Strong
4 Double Colorless
2 Fighting

Hiroaki Kanno Volcanion EX (Top 8)

Pokemon – 14

3 Volcanion EX
3 Turtonator GX
3 Volcanion STS
3 Shaymin EX
1 Hoopa EX
1 Giratina XY184

Trainers – 32

4 Professor Sycamore
2 N
3 Blacksmith
2 Guzma
1 Karen

4 Ultra Ball
4 VS Seeker
2 Battle Compressor
2 Energy Retrieval
1 Field Blower
1 Muscle Band
1 Choice Band
2 Float Stone

3 Sky Field

Energy – 14

14 Fire

 

Reiji Nishiguchi’s Garbodor/Necrozma GX (Seniors 1st Place)

Pokemon – 17

3 Trubbish BKP
1 Trubbish GRI
3 Garbodor GRI
1 Garbodor BKP
2 Tapu Lele GX
1 Tapu Koko SM30/31
1 Oricorio GRI 56
1 Tapu Lele SM2+
1 Espeon EX
1 Necrozma GX
1 Mimikyu GRI
1 Giratina XY184

Trainers – 32

4 Professor Sycamore
3 N
2 Guzma
1 Pokemon Fan Club
1 Delinquent
1 Teammates
1 Acerola

4 Ultra Ball
4 VS Seeker
2 Rescue Stretcher
1 Field Blower
2 Muscle Band
3 Float Stone

3 Dimension Valley

Energy – 11

7 Psychic
4 Double Colorless

Tsubura Yoshinari’s Gengar EX/Garbodor (Juniors 1st Place)

Pokemon – 17

3 Trubbish BKP
2 Garbodor GRI
1 Garbodor BKP
2 Gengar EX
2 Wobbuffet PHF
1 Necrozma GX
3 Tapu Lele GX
1 Tapu Lele SM2+
1 Oricorio GRI 56
1 Giratina XY184

Trainers – 32

4 Professor Sycamore
2 N
2 Guzma
1 Skyla
1 Acerola
1 Brigette
1 Ninja Boy

4 Ultra Ball
4 VS Seeker
1 Super Rod
1 Rescue Stretcher
1 Field Blower
3 Choice Band
3 Float Stone

3 Dimension Valley

Energy – 11

5 Psychic
3 Mystery Energy
3 Double Colorless

Card Translations

All translations are from Pokebeach.com. Check out Pokebeach.com for the latest Pokemon news and translations of new cards from Japan.

Gardevoir GX

Gardevoir GX – Fairy – HP230
Stage 2 Pokemon: Evolves from Kirlia

Ability: Secret Spring: Once during your turn (before your attack), you may attach a [Y] Energy card from your hand to 1 of your Pokemon.

[Y] Infinite Force: This attack does 30 damage times the amount of Energy attached to both Active Pokemon.

[Y] Twilight GX: Shuffle 10 cards from your discard pile into your deck. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game).

Diancie SM3H

Diancie – Fairy – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[Y] Sparkling Prayer: Search your deck for a card that evolves from 1 of your Pokemon and put it onto that Pokemon. (This counts as evolving that Pokemon.) Then, shuffle your deck.

[Y][C] Diamond Storm: 30 damage. Heal 30 damage from each of your [Y] Pokemon.

Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: Darkness (-20)
Retreat: 1

Tapu Lele SM2+

[P] Psycho Wave: 20x damage. This attack does 20 damage times the number of Energy attached to your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

[P][C] Magical Swap: Rearrange the damage counters on your opponent’s Pokemon in any way you like.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

Necrozma GX

Necrozma GX – Psychic – HP180
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Light’s End
Prevent all damage done to this Pokemon by attacks from [C] Pokemon.

[C][C][C] Prismatic Burst: 10+ damage. Discard all [P] Energy from this Pokemon. This attack does 60 more damage for each card you discarded in this way.

[C][C][C] Black Ray GX: This attack does 100 damage to each of your opponent’s Pokemon GX and Pokemon EX. This damage isn’t affected by Weakness or Resistance. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

Wimpod SM3N

Wimpod – Grass – HP70
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Wimp Out
During your first turn, this Pokemon’s Retreat Cost is 0.

[G][C][C] Gnaw: 30 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3

Golisopod GX

Golisopod-GX – Grass – HP210
Stage 1 – Evolves from Whimpod

[G] First Impression: 30+ damage. This attack does 90 more damage if this Pokemon became your Active Pokemon during this turn.

[G][C][C] Armor Press: 100 damage. During your opponent’s next turn, this Pokemon takes 20 less damage from your opponent’s attacks.

[G][C][C] Cut Cross GX: 150 damage. Switch this Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokemon. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack per game.)

When 1 of your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 3

Marshadow GX

Marshadow-GX – Fighting – HP150
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Shadow Hunt
This Pokemon can use the attacks of Basic Pokemon in your discard pile. (This Pokemon must have the necessary Energy to use an attack.)

[F][F][C] Beatdown: 120 damage.

[F] One Hundred Fissures GX: 50x damage. This attack does 50 damage times the number of Basic Energy attached to this Pokemon. (You can only use 1 GX attack per game.)

If your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

Ho-Oh GX

Ho-Oh-GX – Fire – HP190
Basic Pokemon

[R][C][C] Sacred Fire: This attack does 50 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)

[R][R][R][C] Phoenix Burn: 180 damage. This Pokemon can’t use Phoenix Burn during your next turn.

[R][C][C] Eternal Light GX: Put 3 in combination of [R] Pokemon-EX or Pokemon-GX from your discard pile onto your Bench. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack per game.)

When your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 2

Sawk SM3

Sawk – Fighting – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[F] Quick Guard: During your opponent’s next turn, prevent all damage done to this Pokemon by your opponent’s Basic Pokemon. This Pokemon can’t use this attack during your next turn.

[F][C] Brick Break: 40 damage. This attack’s damage isn’t affected by Weakness, Resistance, or any other effects on your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

Guzma

Guzma – Trainer
Supporter

Switch your opponent’s Active Pokemon with 1 of their Benched Pokemon. Then, switch your Active Pokemon with 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

You can only play 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).

Acerola

Acerola – Trainer
Supporter

Choose 1 of your Pokemon with damage counters on it. Return that Pokemon and all cards attached to it to your hand.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).

Kiawe

Kiawe – Trainer
Supporter

Search your deck for 4 [R] Energy and attach them to 1 of your Pokemon. Then, shuffle your deck. Your turn ends.

You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).

4 thoughts on “2017 Japan Championship Results and Decklists

  1. Andrew, I thought you used to have a link to a different website where they had more info on Japanese meta, could you let us know what site that is/was?

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