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.
Many players have begun to write the obituary for Virizion EX/Genesect EX, as the deck has performed poorer this format than it has in the past. While the deck can no longer be considered the top deck in the format, it is still a very good deck that has seen a lot of success in City Championships. Check out this article to see how Virgen can be built to compete in the current format.
While Shiftry has yet to find proper footing in the meta game, new cards from Furious Fists and Phantom Forces will allow the Shiftry archetype to reinvent itself in ways that make it stronger than ever. Can Shiftry shift the cities meta game in a new direction? Only time will tell, but for now, read up on a new take on Shiftry.
A spiritual successor to John Robert’s 2012 US National Championship winning Klinklang deck emerges in the meta game with Aromatisse/Big basics, or simply put, Aromatech. The deck uses the Fairy Trans Ability and Special Energy to make for one of the most versatile decks in the format. Learn more about the deck here.