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Submit a Question for the Upcoming Q&A Article!

Mark will be continuing his Q&A article series in a couple of weeks time, where he takes reader questions and answers them. As this will be posted around the time of the World Championships, the article will focus on the new season, with questions surrounding topics like Ancient Origins, Expanded, or the new XY-on format welcome. Alternatively, you could ask anything else Pokemon related that comes to your mind.
Flareon

Can you fuel Vengeance to melt Steel Dragons? Double deck analysis!

Hey guys! Before we get into the meat of today’s article, I would like to give a quick shout-out to one particular person who wrote a very nice and positive e-mail about our articles. It’s one thing to know that you are writing for a large, subscribed audience that reads your articles, but it’s another to read the actual positive feedback and realize just how much one particular person appreciates the things we put out there.
Bunnelby

“Bunny and the Beast” – Taking a Look at Bunnelby Lock and Primal Groudon!

In this article, I take a look at two interesting decks that achieved Top 64 placement at this year’s U.S. National Championships: Primal Groudon EX and Bunnelby Lock. I am going to look at two distinct ways you can run Primal Groudon EX. The first one actually was not featured in Day 2 of U.S. Nationals, although it did perform well during Spring Regionals, and I believe it is still very potent.

Deck Articles

Klinklang

“Grinding its Way Back to the Top” – Revisiting Klinklang!

The return of Klinklang was one of the many surprises at US Nationals, where Dylan Bryan placed in the Top 8 using the deck, losing to the eventual winner Jason Klaczynski. While Klinklang enjoyed some playability back in 2013 when it was printed in Plasma Storm, it hasn't been seen in tournament play for a long time since. So what has suddenly made Klinklang viable again?
Mega Manectric

Electrifying the Field with Mega Manectric EX!

While most of the attention at US Nationals was diverted to interesting decks like Klinklang, Wailord and Hippowdon, or the eventual winner in Seismitoad/Garbodor, Mega Manectric quietly put in a lot of work over the weekend and looks to be a solid play for the upcoming World Championships.

Strategy Articles

Rayquaza

Video – US Nationals Top 8 Decks!

Hey everyone, In this video I'll be recapping the US National Championships and more specifically, taking a further insight at the top eights decks to feature at this years event. If you're going to Worlds this year or are just wanting to try new decks for the remainder of this current format
Heatran Bronzong Metal

Reflecting on Canadian Nationals!

The first major tournament post the LTC ban took place last weekend - the Canadian National Championships. This was the first real opportunity for everyone around the World to see which decks would perform best, and how the metagame for US Nationals and the World Championships later this season would start to develop.
Lysandre

“Lysandre’s Last Trump Card” – The Winners and Losers Of Its Ban

If you haven't already heard, Lysandre's Trump Card will be banned permanently from competitive play in a little over a week's time. This decision by Pokemon Organised Play quickly followed one in Japan, meaning that it'll be no longer legal to use in all tournaments across the World. This has come as a shock to everyone. After all, Pokemon typically rotate older sets out, as opposed to banning specific cards like other TCGs.

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