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.

Dark Thoughts – The Expanded Format, Yveltal, and the Value of Maxie’s

Andrew goes over the Yveltal EX/Maxie’s list he used at St. Louis Regional Championships, goes over a new Yveltal list that may be the play for Portland Regional Championship, and then goes over some of the other stuff that emerged in the Expanded format at St. Louis.

Weekend Report #9 – Crespo’s Philly Tree Steak

In this edition of Weekend Report we go over the action of the Philadelphia Regional Championship, which was won by Jonathan Crespo and his Trevenant BREAK deck. Also in the article is Andrew’s Rainbow Road tournament report, and the Top 8 results from Liverpool.

Weekend Report #8 – Recapping Florida Regional – The Garbage Man Can

The Orlando, Florida Regional Championship played this past weekend was the first major Standard Format tournament of the 2016-2017 Pokemon Season. A record number of Pokemon players flocked to Florida for the weekend to battle it out to become a Regional Champion. In this edition of Weekend Report we take a look at the action of this past weekend’s Regional Championship.

Weekend Report #3 – Night March Comes to Expanded

A recap of the week’s latest actions. This past week Fates Collide became legal for Regional for the first time in the Expanded format with four Regional Championships taking place in the United States. Additionally, Brazil held a National Championship in the XY-BPT format.

Weekend Report #2 – The Return of Vespiquen and Trevenant vs. The (Dark) World

A look at the action from Week 2 of Regional Championships in Georgia and Wisconsin, German National Championship, my tournament experience in Wisconsin with Vespiquen/Flareon, and a new Supporter that will be released that aims to counter Night March.

Weekend Report #1 – Week 1 Spring Regionals, Foriegn Nationals, and Dual Types

This is a new series that takes a look at the happenings in the competitive Pokemon TCG Community over the past week. This past weekend Spring Regional Championships started in North America, National Championships started in Europe, and a game mechanic will be revived in the next XY set.

The Gravity of Sableye – How Week 3 of Winter Regionals Revolves Around Sableye

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?