Yveltal with Mega Manectric!

Yveltal EX and Mega Manectric have both become more prominent as City Championships have progressed, so it's no surprise to see a lot of people playing them both together in the same deck. If you think about it, partnering both of these cards together actually makes a lot of sense


Mega Manectric, Flareon, and Night March!

In this article, I first take a look at some of the best and most popular ways to run M Manectric EX. I then talk about another build of Flareon that has been doing exceptionally well in Florida and Georgia recently, and Night March with Leafeon PLF. M Manectric EX


Yveltal EX – The Dark Cyclone

For the last four weeks of City Championships, Yveltal decks have collected more Championship points than any other deck. It probably doesn't surprise anyone that this is the case, after all Dark decks have continued to dominate ever since the release of Darkrai EX all the way back in Dark Explorers.


Road Trip through City Championships!

Hello everyone! Before we start going through the City Championship results together, I’d like to wish you all a happy 2015. Enjoy whatever the year may throw at you, be it work, school, music, games, reading, other hobbies, whatever else comes your way!


Keeping One Step Ahead of the Competition!

City Championships are some of the most interesting tournaments throughout the year, because rather than all being held on the same weekend, they're spread out over several months. This means that under any healthy format (like the one we have now),


The Surprise Decks from City Championships!

In this article, I take a look at several decks which have been surprising people at City championships as of late. These are Defensive Yveltal EX (which I am revisiting after discussing it previously in my last article), Flareon, Rainbow Aromatisse


Intimidating the Opposition with Pyroar and Seismitoad!

Pyroar has always been an extremely strong but flawed card, since it's release in Flashfire this summer. The ability to prevent any Basic Pokemon from dealing damage is arguably the strongest around, considering most decks revolve around strong EX Pokemon


Pedal to the Metal: A Closer Look at Bronzong!

It’s that time of the year: Christmas is coming, which means you’ll be hearing carols, laughter, and bells. Also, you’ll be hearing of lots of different decks doing well in City Championships, although this year the Pokémon community seems


“Wrecking the Field” – A Look at Donphan!

If you think Donphan is the best deck around at the moment, you're definitely not alone. According to the City Championship results collected by the Charizard Lounge so far, it has the most wins, the most appearances in the top four, and the most


More Decks Have Been Added to the Deck Database!

The Deck Database has another update! Previously, since Phantom Forces had only been tournament legal for such a short period of time, it was hard to find articles for a lot of popular decks out there. While this is still the case for some decks, I was able to


‘Defensive Yveltal’ and General Format Observations

In this article, I begin by looking at a new spin on Yveltal EX which is much more defensive – although, considering the nature of Yveltal EX, it still packs a great offensive punch as well. Then I devote the rest of the article to various observations and bits of advice



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