Primal Problems and the New Expanded Meta

The demise of Primal Groudon EX in the competitive meta, discussing a League Cup played with the deck. Then a look at the Expanded Meta Game for the Fort Wayne Regional Championship and some of the new decks players can expect to see at the tournament.

Yveltal EX with Darkrai GX and Lasers

With Archeops being banned from the Expanded format, Yveltal/Maxie’s has become a little worse. As a result, it may be time for players to re-consider how they’re building their Yveltal lists. This article goes over Yveltal EX with Burning Shadows, now including Darkrai GX and making a return to LaserBank.

Expanded 2k18 – An Overview of Pokemon’s Expanded Format for the 2017-2018 Season

The Expanded Format will play a large role in Pokemon’s tournament structure in the 2017-2018 season as it is being used as the format for 7 of the 15 Regional Championships. This article gives an overview of the Expanded format’s decks and discusses the ban list for this season.

Expanded Explorations #3: The Dirty Details of Shiftry Donk

The Pokemon TCG expansion Ancient Origins has arrived and along with it, Forest of Giant Plants, which means that Shiftry donk has officially been released upon the Pokemon card world. If you’ve crept into the Expanded portion of PTCGO it’s no mystery, Shiftry is the most popular deck in the Expanded format. In our first … Read moreExpanded Explorations #3: The Dirty Details of Shiftry Donk

Expanded Explorations #1 – Two Scoops of Pain Redux – Paralyzing the Competition with Vanilluxe

With Vileplume making its return in Ancient Origins, bench sitting Item lock is once again a thing opening up new attack strategies under the presence of an Item lock. That means in the Expanded format VVV (Vanilluxe/Vileplume/Victini) can make its return so be ready for two scoops of pain coming to a tournament near you.

Thinking Forward to Day 2 – Expanded Decks for Winter Regionals

Not sure what to play for Expanded? No fear, here is a look at four decks that you could play in the Expanded format, along with discussion on what the overall Expanded meta game may look like for Winter Regional Championships 2015