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“Triple Threat” – M Scizor, M Gardevoir and A Surprise Deck

Hey guys! At the moment of writing this, the collective wish of the Pokémon community has been answered: Pokémon has released the rather large amount of information we were missing about the 2017 season. Everything seems to be coherent with the leaks that were discovered last week, but there are some completely new things as well. You can find all the relevant information here as well as here.

Xerneas/Giratina, Standard Musings, and New Championship Point Changes?

Hi guys! I'm excited for this week's article, as there's so much to discuss. While nothing has been officially confirmed, we have some pretty credible ideas of some of the changes to next year's invite structure. I've also been testing the new Standard format and can share some of my thoughts on it, as well as the Xerneas/Giratina deck that has been receiving a lot of hype recently.
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A Big Year for Pokémon – Preparing for the New Season

Hey everyone! It’s been almost a month after Worlds and everyone’s attention has shifted to the new season. It’s a strange time of the year where we seem to know so much and yet so little about both the new format and the new structure. I’m going to be using this article to put everything I know (and think to know with some certainty) in a neat list. I have been doing some testing with the new Standard format, so you’ll be getting the results of that – with some deck lists, of course.

“Prepare for a Shake Up” – Thoughts on the New Standard Format and Mega Mewtwo/Garbodor

In this article, I begin by offering up some thoughts on the new Standard format. This includes cards and decks I like, things to be aware of, changes in the nature of the metagame, and so forth. Then I'll move on to focus on what many are proclaiming as the early king of Standard, M Mewtwo EX BKT 64/Garbodor. In the absence of Night March and ubiquitous Item lock, previously unviable or low-tier cards are going to have a chance to compete, some for the very first time. Be ready for a complete metagame shakeup.

Deck Articles


Two Interesting Decks from US Nationals!

There were a lot of interesting decks at US Nationals outside of the Top 8, and today I want to look at two of those. Now that Karen has almost certainly been confirmed to not be in Steam Siege, it's likely that the metagame for Worlds will be similar to that from US Nationals, and so it's a good idea to explore some new decks and ideas that people used!
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US National Championships: Top 8 Decks – Video

Hey everyone, Today we'll be looking at the Top 8 decks to feature at this years US National Championships. If you're looking for new decks to play or just want a recap of what decks managed to get all the way to the Top 8, then be sure to give it a watch! Thanks again for watching, PokéCastXVII

Three Winning Decks from State Championships!

Today we're going to be looking at three decks that won State Championships in the Masters division from the US, during weeks one, two, and three! All deck lists were provided by the official Pokemon website and can be found by following this link. Congratulations to all the players featured who were able to win their respective tournaments!

Strategy Articles


Playing the Pokemon TCG on a Budget!

There's been a lot of talk recently about how Pokemon is becoming more serious, and closer to other TCGs like Magic the Gathering in the process. Over the past few years we've seen big increases in tournament attendances, regular and professional streams for some of the biggest tournaments, a shift this upcoming season to an emphasis on infrequent but larger tournaments with big cash prizes, and finally the introduction of some players even being sponsored by organisations to represent their brand.
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Watch the World Championships this Weekend!

The 2016 World Championships for the TCG, VGC, and Pokken take place this weekend (19th-21th of August) in San Francisco! With a combined prize pool of more than $500,000 across all three events, and a record number of invitees as well as the debut of Pokken, it's shaping up to be an amazing event.

Video – Top 10 Decks: Pokemon World Championships 2016!

Hey everyone, Today we'll be reviewing what I believe to be are the top ten decks for this years Pokémon World Championships! If you are attending San Francisco this year for the event or just want an idea as to what decks will most likely be featuring, then be sure to give it a watch =] Also I now have a Facebook, be sure to follow me on there if you want to keep more up to date with the channel