The latest Pokemon TCG set BREAKpoint will be legal for tournament play this weekend, meaning cards from the new set will be in decks at the Regional Championships played in Florida and Oregon this weekend. This of course also means that the Sableye, Puzzle of Time, Life Dew combo is now legal. Will Sableye be way too good? What can stop it?
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.
One of the surprise stories of State Championships so far has been Exeggutor decks which have so far won two State Championships in the first three weeks of the series. The deck is a very strong lock deck that can easily take wins against players who aren’t prepared to face it. Even if you do have cards to counter it, it can still be difficult to beat. This article breaks down 10 different strategies you can use to take down the deck.
Seismitoad EX decks have easily been the most successful set of decks during the first two weekend of City Championships warping the format around it, allowing for the comeback of Grass. Check out this article for looks at the Seismitoad EX/Crobat PHF and Seismitoad EX/Jynx FFI decks, as well as a look at what the return of Virgen means for Seismitoad in the coming weeks.