2015-2016: Black and White-BREAKthrough Decklists

The following is a collection of decklists for the Expanded format of Black and White through XY: BREAKthrough that was played during 2015-2016 City Championships and 2016 Winter Regional Championships.

Table of Contents

Yveltal EX/Darkrai EX

Vespiquen AOR/Flareon PLF

Seismitoad EX/Crobat PHF

Seismitoad EX/Giratina EX

Sableye DEX/Garbodor DRX

Eelektrik NVI/Raikou BKT

M Rayquaza EX

Primal Groudon EX

M Manectric EX

Archie’s Blastoise BCR

Tyrantrum EX/Giratina EX/Bronzong PHF

Accelgor Variants

Night March

Donphan PLS

Vileplume AOR/Vespiquen AOR

Seismitoad EX (Other)

Yveltal EX/Darkrai EX

Mia Violet’s Dark Dusknoir

This is the Dark Dusknoir deck that Mia Violet used during City Championships for two 1st place finishes, a 2nd, and a Top 4 along with other Top 8 finishes.

Pokemon – 16

2 Yveltal EX
2 Darkrai EX
1 Yveltal XY
1 Yveltal BKT
1 Jirachi XY67
2 Duskull FLF
2 Dusclops FLF
2 Dusknoir BCR
2 Shaymin EX
1 Keldeo EX

Trainers – 33

4 Professor Sycamore
2 N
1 Colress
1 Ghetsis
1 Lysandre
1 Team Flare Grunt

4 Ultra Ball
4 VS Seeker
4 Dark Patch
2 Battle Compressor
1 Paint Roller
1 Super Rod
1 Tool Scrapper
1 Dowsing Machine
2 Assault Vest
1 Float Stone

2 Parallel City

Energy – 11

7 Darkness
4 Double Colorless

via Mia Violet on Virbank City

Daniel Altavilla’s Yveltal EX/Maxie’s

This is the Yveltal EX/Archeops NVI/Gallade BKT deck that Daniel Altavilla used to win the Virginia Regional Championship. He used the same list the following weekend for a 5th place finish at the Collinsville, Illinois Regional Championship.

Pokemon – 13

2 Yveltal EX
2 Yveltal XY
1 Darkrai EX
1 Seismitoad EX
1 Keldeo EX
2 Shaymin EX
1 Jirachi EX
1 Hoopa EX
1 Archeops NVI
1 Gallade BKT

Trainers – 37

3 Professor Sycamore
1 N
2 Maxie’s Hidden Ball Trick
1 Lysandre
1 Hex Maniac

4 VS Seeker
4 Ultra Ball
4 Battle Compressor
3 Trainers’ Mail
4 Dark Patch
3 Hypnotoxic Laser
1 Computer Search
2 Muscle Band
2 Float Stone

2 Virbank City Gym

Energy – 10

6 Darkness
4 Double Colorless

via Pokemon.com

Brad Curcio’s Yveltal EX/Darkrai EX/Maxie’s

This is the Yveltal EX/Darkrai EX/Maxie’s deck that Brad Curcio used to win the Collinsville, Illinois Regional Championship. This was the largest Regional Championship in the history of the Pokemon TCG with 499 players.

Pokemon – 13

2 Yveltal EX
2 Darkrai EX
2 Yveltal XY
1 Seismitoad EX
1 Keldeo EX
2 Shaymin EX
1 Jirachi EX
1 Archeops NVI
1 Gallade BKT

Trainers – 36

2 Professor Sycamore
1 N
1 Colress
2 Maxie’s Hidden Ball Trick
1 Lysandre
1 Hex Maniac

4 VS Seeker
4 Ultra Ball
4 Battle Compressor
3 Trainers’ Mail
4 Dark Patch
3 Hypnotoxic Laser
1 Computer Search
2 Muscle Band
2 Float Stone

2 Virbank City Gym

Energy – 11

7 Darkness
4 Double Colorless

via Brad Curcio on Virbank City

Israel Sosa’s Yveltal EX/Maxie’s

This is the Yveltal EX/Maxie’s deck that Israel Sosa used to take 3rd place at the Southern California Regional Championship.

Pokemon – 13

2 Yveltal EX
2 Darkrai EX
2 Yveltal BKT
1 Yveltal XY
1 Sableye DEX
1 Keldeo EX
1 Shaymin EX
1 Jirachi EX
1 Archeops NVI
1 Gallade BKT

Trainers – 36

3 Professor Juniper
2 N
1 Ghetsis
1 Maxie’s Hidden Ball Trick
2 Lysandre

4 VS Seeker
4 Ultra Ball
3 Battle Compressor
3 Trainers’ Mail
4 Dark Patch
1 Enhanced Hammer
1 Computer Search
2 Muscle Band
1 Float Stone

2 Parallel City
2 Silent Lab

Energy – 11

7 Darkness
4 Double Colorless

via Israel Sosa on Virbank City

Vespiquen AOR/Flareon PLF

Kevin Baxter’s Vespiquen/Flareon

This is the Vespiquen/Flareon deck that Kevin Baxter used to take 2nd place at the Virginia Regional Championship. The deck created a lot of excitement in the community because Kevin made use of Tropical Beach in one of the most popular archetypes, as well as added the unique twist of including Gallade BKT.

Pokemon – 28

4 Combee AOR
4 Vespiquen AOR
2 Eevee FFI
2 Eevee PLF
4 Flareon PLF
1 Jolteon AOR
4 Unown AOR
2 Wobbuffet PHF
1 Audiono BCR
1 Gallade BKT
2 Shaymin EX
1 Jirachi EX

Trainers – 25

3 Professor Juniper
1 N
1 Maxie’s Hidden
2 Lysandre
1 Blacksmith
1 Xerosic

4 VS Seeker
4 Ultra Ball
4 Battle Compressor
2 Float Stone
1 Life Dew

1 Tropical Beach

Energy – 7

4 Double Colorless
3 Fire

via Pokemon.com

Rahul Reddy’s Vespiquen/Flareon

This is the Vespiquen/Flareon deck that Rahul Reddy used to take 6th place at the Virginia Regional Championship.

Pokemon – 29

4 Combee AOR
4 Vespiquen AOR
2 Eevee FFI
2 Eevee PLF
4 Flareon PLF
1 Jolteon AOR
4 Unown AOR
4 Shaymin EX
1 Wobbuffet PHF
! Mr. Mime BKT
1 Audino BCR
1 Jirachi XY67

Trainers – 24

4 Professor Juniper
1 N
1 AZ
1 Lysandre
1 Hex Maniac
1 Blacksmith

4 VS Seeker
4 Ultra Ball
4 Battle Compressor
1 Computer Search
1 Silver Bangle

1 Parallel City

Energy – 7

4 Double Colorless
3 Fire

via Pokemon.com

Seismitoad EX/Crobat PHF

Josh Marking’s Seismitoad EX/Crobat

This is the Seismitoad EX/Crobat deck that Team Fish Knuckles’ Josh “Squeaky” Marking used to win two City Championships in two different states. After posting his list online, Seismitoad/Crobat went from a minor deck in the Expanded meta game to one of the top decks in the weeks that followed.

Pokemon – 18

3 Seismitoad EX
1 Mewtwo EX
1 Dedenne FFI
4 Zubat PLS
3 Golbat PHF
3 Crobat PHF
2 Shaymin EX
1 Jirachi EX

Trainers – 35

4 Professor Sycamore
3 N
1 Colress
1 Ghetsis
1 AZ

4 VS Seeker
4 Ultra Ball
4 Super Scoop Up
4 Hypnotoxic Laser
1 Super Rod
1 Startling Megaphone
1 Computer Search
3 Muscle Band

2 Virbank City Gym
1 Silent Lab

Energy – 7

4 Double Colorless
3 Water

via Team Fish Knuckles on 60cards.net

Michael Pramawat’s Seismitoad EX/Crobat PHF

This is the Seismitoad EX/Crobat deck that Michael Pramawat used to take 3rd place at the Virginia Regional Championship.

Pokemon – 16

3 Seismitoad EX
4 Zubat PLS
3 Golbat PHF
3 Crobat PHF
1 Shaymin EX
1 Jirachi EX
1 Dedenne

Trainers – 37

4 Professor Sycamore
2 N
1 Colress
1 Giovanni’s Scheme
1 Pokemon Center Lady
1 Lysandre
1 Xerosic
1 AZ

4 VS Seeker
4 Ultra Ball
4 Super Scoop Up
4 Hypnotoxic Laser
1 Enhanced Hammer
1 Super Rod
1 Tool Scrapper
2 Muscle Band
1 Rock Guard

3 Silent Lab

Energy – 7

4 Double Colorless
3 Water

via Pokemon.com

Seismitoad EX/Giratina EX

Sableye DEX/Garbodor DRX

Andrew Krekeler’s Sableye/Garbodor

This is the Sableye/Garbodor deck that both Andrew Krekeler and Carrington Huffman used in the St. Louis area to win City Championships as well as put together many more top finishes. The lists changed week for week and this is a variant they were using towards the end of City Championships.

Pokemon – 10

4 Sableye DEX
1 Bunnelby PRC
2 Trubbish NVI
1 Garbodor DRX
1 Shaymin EX
1 Jirachi EX

Trainers – 44

3 Professor Sycamore
1 N
1 Ghetsis
1 Skyla
1 Lysandre
1 Hex Maniac
1 AZ
2 Team Flare Grunt
1 Xerosic

4 VS Seeker
2 Ultra Ball
2 Level Ball
4 Trainers’ Mail
2 Trick Shovel
3 Crushing Hammer
1 Enhanced Hammer
2 Hypnotoxic Laser
1 Escape Rope
1 Tool Scrapper
1 Town Map
1 Super Rod
2 Head Ringer
2 Float Stone
1 Life Dew

2 Virbank City Gym
1 Silent Lab

Energy – 6

6 Darkness

via Team Fish Knuckles

Eelektrik NVI/Raikou BKT

Eric Rodriguez and Azul Garcia Griego’s Raikou/Eelektrik

This is the Eelektrik/Raikou deck that Eric Rodriguez and Azul Garcia Griego used to take 7th and 8th place at the Virginia Regional Championship. This was a major surprise deck for the tournament.

Pokemon – 15

4 Raikou BKT
4 Tynamo NVI38
4 Eelektrik NVI
1 Eelektross PLB
1 Keldeo EX
1 Shaymin EX

Trainers – 34

4 Professor Juniper
2 N
1 Colress
1 AZ
1 Lysandre
1 Xerosic

4 VS Seeker
4 Ultra Ball
2 Level Ball
2 Battle Compressor
1 Super Rod
1 Computer Search
3 Assault Vest
3 Float Stone

4 Rough Seas

Energy – 11

11 Lightning

via Pokemon.com

M Rayquaza EX

Anthony Nimmons’ M Rayquaza EX

This is the M Rayquaza EX (Colorless) deck that Anthony Nimmons used to take 4th place at the Virginia Regional Championship.

Pokemon – 17

3 Rayquaza EX
3 M Rayquaza EX
4 Shaymin EX
3 Hoopa EX
1 Keldeo EX
1 Swablu ROS
1 Altaria ROS74
1 Exeggcute PLF

Trainers – 36 

1 Colress
1 Ghetsis
1 Hex Maniac
1 Lysandre
1 N
1 Winona

4 VS Seeker
4 Ultra Ball
3 Acro Bike
3 Trainers’ Mail
2 Battle Compressor
3 Mega Turbo
1 Sacred Ash
1 Computer Search
3 Rayquaza Spirit Link
2 Float Stone

4 Sky Field

Energy – 7

4 Double Colorless
3 Fire

via Pokemon.com

Zander Bennett’s M Rayquaza EX

This is the M Rayquaza EX deck that Zander Bennett used to take 12th place at the Collinsville, Illinois Regional Championship. Despite rumors throughout the day, Zander did not play Empoleon DEX in his deck.

Pokemon – 19

3 Rayquaza EX
3 M Rayquaza EX
4 Shaymin EX
3 Hoopa EX
1 Keldeo EX
1 Jirachi EX
1 Swablu ROS
1 Altaria ROS
1 Altaria ROS74
1 Exeggcute PLF
1 DruddigonFLF

Trainers – 34

1 Colress
1 N
2 Hex Maniac
1 Lysandre
1 Xerosic

4 VS Seeker
4 Ultra Ball
4 Trainers’ Mail
3 Mega Turbo
2 Battle Compressor
1 Sacred Ash
1 Computer Search
2 Float Stone
3 Rayquaza Spirit Link

4 Sky Field

Energy – 7

4 Double Colorless
3 Water

via Zander Bennett on Virbank City

Primal Groudon EX

Joe Sanchez’s Primal Groudon EX/Wobbuffet

This is the Primal Groudon EX deck that Joe Sanchez used to take 12th place at the Southern California Regional Championship.

Pokemon – 11

2 Groudon EX PRC
1 Groudon EX DEX
3 Primal Groudon EX
3 Wobbuffet PHF
1 Regirock XY49
1 Bunnelby PRC

Trainers – 39

4 Professor Sycamore
4 Korrina
2 N
2 Lysandre
1 Pokemon Center Lady
1 Xerosic
1 Hex Maniac

4 VS Seeker
2 Switch
1 Escape Rope
2 Mega Turbo
1 Tool Scrapper
1 Enhanced Hammer
1 Professors’ Letter
1 Super Rod
3 Robo Substitute
1 Computer Search
2 Focus Sash
1 Float Stone

3 Tropical Beach
1 Silent Lab

Energy – 10

6 Fighting
4 Strong

via Joe Sanchez on Virbank City

Alex Koch’s Primal Groudon EX/Wobbuffet

This is the Primal Groudon EX/Wobbuffet deck that Alex Koch used to take 11th place at the Southern California Regional Championship.

Pokemon – 10

3 Groudon EX
2 Primal Groudon EX
4 Wobbuffet PHF
1 Bunnelby PRC

Trainers – 41

3 Professor Juniper
3 N
3 Korrina
1 Pokemon Center Lady
1 Team Flare Grunt
1 Hex Maniac
1 Xerosic
1 Lysandre
1 Cassius

4 VS Seeker
1 Ultra Ball
2 Switch
2 Professors’ Letter
3 Enhanced Hanner
3 Robo Substitute
1 Super Rod
1 Dowsing Machine
2 Hard Charm
1 Silver Mirror
1 Float Stone
1 Focus Sash

3 Tropical Beach
1 Silent Lab

Energy – 9 

5 Fighting
3 Strong
1 Pyschic

M Manectric EX

Conner LaVelle’s M Manectric EX/Raikou/Mewtwo EX

This is the M Manectric EX deck that Conner LaVelle used to take 4th place at the Collinsville, Illinois Regional Championship. M Manectric EX was on few people’s radars headed into the tournament.

Pokemon – 14

3 Manectric EX
3 M Manectric EX
2 Mewtwo EX
2 Raikou BKT
2 Shaymin EX
1 Jirachi EX
1 Hoopa EX

Trainers – 36

4 Professor Sycamore
2 N
1 Colress
1 Ghetsis
1 Skyla
1 AZ
2 Lysandre

4 VS Seeker
4 Ultra Ball
2 Mega Turbo
1 Tool Scrapper
1 Max Potion
1 Switch
1 Computer Search
1 Muscle Band
3 Manectric Spirit Link
2 Assault Vest

3 Parallel City

Energy – 10

7 Lightning
3 Double Colorless

via Conner LaVelle on Virbank City

Archie’s Blastoise BCR

Bryan Aing’s Archie’s Blastoise

This is the Archie’s Blastoise deck that Bryan Aing used to take 5th place at the Virginia Regional Championship.

Pokemon – 17

2 Blastoise PLB
3 Keldeo EX
2 Articuno ROS
1 Regice
2 Shaymin EX
2 Jirachi EX
2 Exeggcute PLF
3 Unown AOR

Trainers – 32

2 Professor Juniper
2 Archie’s Ace in the Hole
1 N
1 Lysandre
1 Fisherman

4 VS Seeker
4 Ultra Ball
4 Trainers’ Mail
4 Superior Energy Retrieval
4 Battle Compressor
1 Computer Search
1 Muscle Band
1 Float Stone

2 Rough Seas

Energy – 11

11 Water

via Pokemon.com

Tyrantrum EX/Giratina EX/Bronzong PHF

Chris Rodriguez’s Tyrantrum EX/Giratina EX/Bronzong

This is the Tyrantrum EX/Giratina EX/Bronzong deck that Chris Rodriguez used to take 4th place at the Southern California Regional Championship.

Pokemon – 16

2 Tyrantrum EX
2 Giratina EX
1 Aegislash EX
3 Bronzor NXD
3 Bronzong PHF
3 Shaymin EX
1 Keldeo EX
1 Hoopa EX

Trainers – 33

3 Professor Sycamore
3 Colress
2 N
1 AZ
1 Hex Maniac
2 Lysandre

4 VS Seeker
4 Ultra Ball
2 Heavy Ball
2 Battle Compressor
1 Super Rod
1 Tool Scrapper
1 Computer Search
3 Float Stone

2 Sky Field
1 Faded Town

Energy – 11

6 Metal
1 Fighting
4 Double Dragon

via Chris Rodriguez on Virbank City

Accelgor Variants

Bob Zhang’s Accelgor/Wobbuffet

This is the Accelgor/Wobbuffet deck that Bob Zhang used to take 8th place at the Collinsville, Illinois Regional Championship.

Pokemon – 22

4 Shelmet PLB
4 Accelgor DEX
2 Combee AOR
2 Vespiquen AOR
1 Mew EX
3 Wobbuffet PHF
1 Munna BCR
1 Musharna NXD
2 Jirachi XY67
2 Shaymin EX

Trainers – 32

4 Professor Juniper
2 N
2 Brigette
2 Colress
2 Lysandre
1 Xerosic

4 VS Seeker
3 Ultra Ball
2 Level Ball
1 Super Rod
1 Silver Bangle
3 Float Stone

1 Tropical Beach
1 Silent Lab
1 Dimension Valley

Energy – 6

4 Double Colorless
2 Pyschic

via Bob Zhang on Virbank City

Night March

Donphan PLS

Vileplume AOR/Vespiquen AOR

Andrew Wamboldt’s Vileplume/Vespiquen

This is the Expanded version of Andrew Wamboldt’s Vileplume/Vespiquen deck used during City Championships. He used the deck for a Top 4 and Top 8 and the deck was also used by Jando Luna for a 2nd and Team Fish Knuckles’ Josh “Squeaky” Marking for a 1st and 2nd.

Pokemon – 29

4 Combee AOR
4 Vespiquen AOR
4 Oddish AOR
4 Gloom AOR
3 Vileplume AOR
2 Unown AOR
2 MewEX
1 Jirachi EX
3 Shaymin EX
1 Exeggcute PLF
1 Bunnelby PRC

Trainers – 27

3 Professor Juniper

1 Computer Search
3 Ultra Ball
2 Level Ball
4 Acro Bike
4 Trainers’ Mail
4 Battle Compressor
2 Float Stone

4 Forest of Giant Plants

Energy – 4

4 Double Colorless

via TheCharizardLounge.com

Seismitoad EX (Other)

Tyler Bradley’s Seismitoad EX/Genesect EX

This is the Seismitoad EX/Genesect EX deck that Tyler Bradley used to take 21st at the Southern California Regional Championship.

Pokemon – 10

3 Seismitoad EX
2 Genesect EX
1 Keldeo EX
2 Shaymin EX
1 Jirachi EX
1 Hoopa EX

Trainers – 39

4 Professor Juniper
2 N
1 Colress
1 Judge
1 Ghetsis
1 AZ
1 Xerosic
1 Lysandre

4 VS Seeker
4 Ultra Ball
4 Hypnotoxic Laser
4 Crushing Hammer
1 Enhanced Hammer
1 Tool SCrapper
2 Head Ringer
1 Muscle Band
1 Assault Vest
2 Float Stone
1 G Booster

2 Virbank City Gym

Energy – 11

4 Double Colorless
4 Grass
3 Plasma

via Tyler Bradley on Virbank City

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