2017 Japan Championship Results and Decklists

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).

6 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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