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Looking at Madison: The Junior Perspective

Zach brings in a Junior guest, Aidan Ulian, to bring fresh perspective to 60 Cards heading into Madison. Included are three Standard deck lists.

06/01/2018 by Zach Lesage

A New Type of Article

Zach: Hey 60 Cards readers, I am back with a new type of article and I hope you enjoy the benefits of it. In this article, I am hosting a Junior Divison player, Aidan Ulian, to walk him throguh his first experience as a contributor. I recently did a road trip with Aidan to the Roanoke, Virginia Regional Championships, and he wanted to give some other aspiring Juniors the opportunity to read his thoughts. Throughout this article, I will write some bolded notes to add in my two cents when needed or to clarify some thoughts as an experienced article writer. I hope that looking at the game through the mind of a Junior will provide a refreshing take on the meta game and inspire many of the younger players who read this. Enjoy!

A Fresh Face

What's up, 60 Cards readers? My Name is Aidan Ulian, and I am an eleven year old Junior division player. I’ve been playing Pokémon competitively for almost three seasons now. From day one, I have felt that the online community does not cater enough to the Junior division meta game and I have wanted to write an article for some time, so here it is: my first article! My challenge to all the Juniors reading this article: find a way to write an article. I was able to, so you can too! If you haven't heard about me, check out my Pokémon journey below:

The Story of Adidon... Uh, I Mean Aidan

My Pokémon journey started in 2015, when I picked up casual play at a local comic book shop. There weren't many tournaments in my area, so my first couple attempts to play the game at all, were actually at Canadian Provincials, Toronto Regionals, and Canadian Nationals that year. I put the game away for almost a year after that, and rejoined the circuit just before Toronto Regionals 2016. This was my first Regional Top 8, which unfortunately didn’t go very well for me. I played against one of the best Juniors at the time, Derrick X. and his Primal Groudon-EX deck, losing by a single prize card in game 3! I ended up JUST missing my World Championships invite that year, and promised myself that I would never miss an invite again!

Zach: It can always be tough to miss your World Championship invite; just stay on the grind and you will get there! As a professional player, I have at times lost my way on my Pokémon adventure, but I always find a way to get back on track. 

In 2017, my first full season, I clinched my invite to Worlds by getting Top 8 at Madison Regionals with Drampa-GX / Garbodor, eventually losing to William W. My luck continued two weeks later, when I finished 2nd at Origins Game Fair Special Event in Columbus, Ohio. Pushing towards Top 16 in my region, I fell short with an unimpressive showing at NAIC to finish last year. At Worlds 2017, I swept through Day 1 with a 3-0 record, only to absolutely bomb day 2. So, my new promise to myself, was to make sure I was Top 16 in my region, going into Worlds 2018! Im happy to say that I am currently on pace to achieve that goal.

Zach: As you can see, Aidan followed through with his goals despite his early hardships in the game. While every player may not have the opportunity to be one of the Top 16 best players in thir nation, they should aspire to become the best they can!

I kicked off the 2017/2018 Season with a Top 8 at Fort Wayne, losing to quite possibly the very best Junior in the game, Benny B. in a Turbo Dark mirror match. I placed 2nd in Memphis losing a tough matchup to Daniel R. in the finals. Next up was my proudest moment, my very first regional win in Collinsville, beating my good friend and local rival, Peter B. in the finals. Finally, just this last weekend, I finished Top 8 in Roanoke, which you can read about later in this article.

I’m very happy to announce that my hard work has lead me to a team sponsorship with Carta Magica. We are just getting off the ground, but we are confident that we will quickly become one of the best teams ever! A big shout out to my current teammates: Zach Lesage, Igor Costa, Jimmy Pendarvis, Azul Garcia Griego, and Bodhi Robinson. Stay tuned for updates!

#TeamCartaMagica

Zach: Our team should be formally announced shortly. Stay tuned for potential opportunities to help out. We have big goals and we are determined to go far!

OK, enough about me, and back to the important stuff!

Roanoke Tournament Report

First off, I just want to say that Roanoke was a very well run, and fun event! Thank you to the Organizers, for all their hard work. I will be making sure to be at Roanoke Regionals next year!

Zach: From a Masters perspective, Roanoke was an extremely well-run event. Hopefully this continues into the next 2018-2019 season for ALL of the Regionals!

Here is how I did:

Round 1 - WW (1-0-0)
Seismitoad-EX / Garbodor

This is a very favourable matchup. The first game was an auto win, due to my opponent showing up late. Oof! Game 2 I applied pressure with Drampa GX’s Righteous Edge, and finished the game with Berserk. Poison was a nuisance, but by playing aggressively, I was able to limit poison’s impact on the game.

Round 2 - WLW (2-0-0)
Yveltal-EX / Seismitoad-EX / Darkrai-EX

This was another favourable matchup. Game 1, early Guzmas were key to getting out of poison. I threatened with Trashalance set-up early, used Righteous Edge continually, and then finessed a quick finish with Berserk. Game 2 he quickly donked me with Hypnotoxic Laser / Virbank City / Quaking Punch. This made me slightly nervous for Game 3. However, my opponent was unable to find any Bench Pokemon, and I quickly Knocked Out his active with Berserk... Phew.

Round 3 - L (2-1-0)
Wailord-EX

Game 1 I prized my Garbage Collection Trubbish and wasn't able to find it (It was my last prize card remaining). I was too aggressive with my Double Colorless Energy early in the game. Game 2 was really close, but time ran out, resulting in a tie, but he won game 1, pushing him to win. If I played more conservatively in Game 1 I could have been at least forced a tie, and maybe even pulled out a win, if I played faster. I regret not using Tool Drop Trubbish enough in this match up. I focused too much on Drampa-GX. Misplay...

Round 4 - WW (3-1-0)
Raichu-GX / Zoroark-GX

This was one of those games where my deck ran way too hot for my opponent to handle. Game 1 I set-up way too fast for him, and he was forced to play loads of items to keep up... in both games. Game 2 he couldn’t get out any basic energy for almost the whole game, so I ran him out of Double Colorless Energy. Then I swept his board with Berserk. This was a very favourable match-up for Drampa-GX / Garbodor.

Round 5 - WW (4-1-0)
Trevenant BREAK

Shout out to Theo P. for playing two clean matches! Unfortunately, this was my win and in, and we had to put our friendship aside to progress in the tournament. In this match, Garbotoxin / N is really bad for Trevenant, and I pulled it out both games. Who needs a Giratina promo? Without the threat of Item lock, I was able to use tool drop to its maximum efficiency, and threaten Trashalanche all game. After the first Silent Fear came down, Berserk was Knocking Out Tapu Lele-GX for game. In all honesty, I was very, very lucky both games, Theo had back-to-back Tapu Lele-GX starts, allowing me to get tools in play before item lock could be established.

Round 6 - ID (4-1-1)
Seismitoad-EX / Seviper

I swiftly ID’d into a clean cut.

8th Seed.

Round 7 - Top 8 LL (4-2-1) ELIMINATED
Buzzwole/Lycanroc

The end of my run was strikingly apparent when I started with only a Tapu Lele-GX. I got completely slapped Game 1 because I just couldn’t draw anything. I managed to attack once with energy drive, only because of Dimension Valley. At this point, I thought to myself, at least there is no way Game 2 could go any worse than this!

Surprise: it did! I draw my 7 cards to begin Game 2, and a frown goes over my face. Drampa-GX, Dimension Valley, Dimension Valley, and four VS seekers. What are the odds? I quickly remind myself to shuffle better in the future.

R.I.P

Much to my surprise, in Game 2, I actually managed to get out some attackers. First, he knocked out a Drampa-GX, and then my Tapu Lele-GX. Next, my opponent forgot to take a prize card off a Tool Drop Trubbish Knock Out, making it look like he had two Prize Cards remaining, when he actually should have only had one. So, I sent up another Trubbish to take a quick Buzzwole-GX Knock Out, thinking that I can sacrifice the Trubbish, and I went down to two Prize Cards remaining. Going back into his turn, my opponent and I realized that he had forgotten to take a Prize Card, and quickly got a Judge to rectify the situation. My heart sunk, as he finds the Strong Energy he needs to knock out my Trubbish with Buzzwole’s Sledgehammer, after factoring in the benched Diancie Prism Star.

I did all I could, but Parker played very well, and my deck just decided it had done it’s magic tricks for the day. Parker played really well around what should have been a bad matchup for him. He really earned that win!

This is the list that I piloted with my fellow teammates Zach Lesage and Bodhi Robinson.

Zach: While we didn't play the exact same list, we did end up around 57 / 60 cards total. This was due to minor differences between the Juniors and Masters meta game. Both Aidan and Bodhi made Top 8 in the Juniors Division! Unfortunately, I took an early four Ties that kept me from making any points -- bummer!

Drampa-GX / Garbodor Deck

This list is so consistent when played properly. It almost feels like you can’t lose. Spoiler alert: I eventually lost! You can get out Drampa-GX and hit with Berserk easily, and Garbodor can take you through the late game. Thank you to Zach Lesage and Danny Altavilla for last minute help with this list. Extra special thanks to my friend Bodhi Robinson for playtesting with me very late into the night.

Zach: It is always good to find a strong group of friends who can help you test, build lists, and calm you down before a tournament. Aidan is a great partner to bounce ideas off of, discuss techs, and to finalize deck choices. 

What is the Play for Madison?

Throughout the rest of this article, I will go over my thoughts on some of ideas and decks that I am thinking about for Madison Regionals. I have included my thoughts on the Standard meta game, my Ultra Necrozma-GX / Malamar deck list, mt Turbo Buzzwole-GX deck list, and my Zoroark-GX / Garbodor deck list. I think all of these will help aid you in picking a deck for Madison and I am heavily considering these decks. 

Zach: I think Aidan is about to cover a lot of ground in the next bit so get your reading glasses and popcorn -- this article is about to take off. If you are looking for some more help heading into Madison, you can check out my most recent article here on my Mexico City Special Event report. In that article, I include lists for Turbo Buzzwole-GX, Ultra Necrozma-GX / Malamar, and Dawn Wings Necrozma-GX / Malamar. It is a must read so ponder on over and check it out.

Lets dive into my thoughts on our current Standard format by looking at some of the bigger Pokemon that exist within it...

Big Number Format

The Standard format is a bulky meta right now. For the past few years, you just had to plan to hit for 170 or 180 damage in order to one shot most attacking Pokémon in the game. Since the dawn of the Sun and Moon expansion series, GX Pokemon have started to come with much bulkier HP, often 190 to 250 HP. You really cannot consistently plan on taking one shot knockouts anymore.

Zach: Aidan is right. GX Pokémon have completely taken over our game and they are pesky to Knock Out. The below Pokemon can usually withstand a blow, but they are still possible to OHKO in one shot.

One-shot knockouts are still possible with Pokémon like:

Golisopod-GX 210 HP
Zoroark-GX 210 HP
Lycanroc-GX 200 HP
Espeon-GX 200 HP
Glaceon-GX 200 HP
Naganadel-GX 210 HP
Sylveon GX-200 HP
Ninetales-GX 210 HP
Wishiwashi-GX 210 HP
Celesteela-GX 200 HP
Zygarde-GX 190 HP

Zach: What Aidan is saying is true. Pokémon such as Buzzwole-GX and Lapra-GX can Knock Out most Pokémon with 190 HP or less. Even Pokemon with 210 HP, such as Ninetales-GX, can be swiflty Knocked Out with the help from Professor Kukui. In our current format, one-shots define the meta game and the math that lies within each competitive deck.

However, some Pokémon seem to be just out of reach, such as:

Decidueye-GX 240 HP
Solgaleo-GX 250 HP
Metagross-GX 250 HP
Gardevoir-GX 230 HP
Greninja-GX 230 HP

Zach: These Pokémon are much more difficult to Knock Out. Sometimes you can plan for a few turns by building up an Ultra Necrozma-GX or Necrozma-GX, but you likely will need to two-shot these Pokemon. Always keep note of what you need to do to achieve a Knock Out.

Obviously this list is smaller, and Stage 2 Pokemon have traditionally been harder to set-up, but even at Worlds last year, big HP Pokemon like Gardevoir-GX and Decidueye-GX did very well, finishing in Top 8 and winning the event respectively, in multiple age divisions.

Anyways, now that you know which Pokémon I am looking at in the meta game, lets look at some of the decks that I am considering for Madison Regionals. The first deck that I am going to start with is Ultra Necrozma-GX Malamar

Ultra Necrozma-GX / Malamar Deck

Brief Explanation

This deck has the most potential damage out of all of the competitive decks in standard. With only two Malamar out and a Choice Band, Ultra Necrozma-GX does 210 damage. 210 damage for two Energy? This hits harder than Buzzwole-GX for a lesser amount of resources. Heavy hitting and big HP is what wins in the format, and this deck brings a lot to the table in that aspect. The one problem? Fairy-type. Gardevoir-GX destroys this deck and may see a resurgence if Ultra Necrozma-GX takes over the Standard format. One thing I could see people doing to fix this is pairing Ultra Necrozma-GX with Metagross-GX. In the Gardevoir match-up, you can use Giga Hammer to take your prizes. You can also sacrifice a Beldum, and once they take two more Prize Cards, you can use Sky Scorching Light GX to knock out any / all Ralts. This will flip the match-up in your favour.

Zach: Aidan is seemingly right here. While I haven't tested Choice Band in my build for Ultra Necrozma-GX, it might work more in the Juniors meta game than Masters. I think the idea of toying around with a Metagross-GX build of Ultra Necrozma-GC can also be interesting -- it just seems so bulky!

The Match-Ups

Buzzwole GX/Lycanroc GX (60%/40%)
Favourable

Ultra Necrozma may not hit for Weakness, but you have many Psychic attackers that can hit for Weakness on Buzzwole-GX. Just remember about Lycanroc-GX, as Dangerous Rogue GX can one shot anything in your deck. Ultra Necrozma-GX can also one shot Lycanroc-GX, so this matchup is definitely winnable.

Zach: Bench management is a key strategy to many of my matches so always be aware when facing cards such as Lycanroc-GX, Parallel City, and even Sudowoodo

Zoroark GX/Garbodor (55%/45%)
Slightly Favourable

This matchup is only slightly favourable because you have Marshadow-GX, otherwise it would be even. Watch your items, and you should be fine, you only have to do what's absolutely necessary. Anything else can lead to you losing the game.

Zach: Simialr to keeping an eye on managing your Bench, you should keep track of how many Items that you play when facing against a Trashalanche Garbodor.

Turbo Buzzwole GX (70%/30%)
Favourable

Buzzwole-GX can one shot you, but you can one shot them back! Unfortunately, you can't one shot Buzzwole-GX with Malamar Choice Band, meaning that you can't Knock Out Buzzwole-GX with a single Prize Card attacker. You have toknockout with a Ultra Necrozma-GX! Black Ray GX can help soften up the opposing field and Dawn Wings Necrozma-GX can one shot Buzzwole-GX. When you’re behind, Dawn Wings Necrozma-GX using its GX move will draw two Prize Cards and protect yourself for another turn.

Zach: In this match-up, I focus on the GX Pokemon to try and only Knock Out three Pokemon total. This strategy is great because it often lets your opponent activate your Moon's Eclispse GX attack.

Mirror (50%/50%)
Even

Who can set-up first?. If you don't, too bad. If you do, the game should be yours. N is important when your opponent is ahead on Prize Cards, and Black Ray GX can help soften everything up. If your opponent can't stream Malamar, you win, so take Knock-Outs on Inkay whenever possible.

Zach: Using N in this match-up has saved me so many times, it isn't even funny! 

Greninja BREAK (30%/70%)
Unfavourable

You can only win here if you are able to set-up very fast. Sky Scorching Light GX is great because you make sure Shadow Stitching doesn’t matter. If you make it so they can't use Water Duplicates for an extra turn, you can take out more froakies, putting you ahead in the prize trade.

Zach: If Greninja BREAK is popular in your area, I would suggest teching in a Giratina. You can even power it up with Malamar to attack!

Zoroark GX/Lycanroc GX (80%/20%)
Favourable

Marshadow-GX wins you this match up, not that it's not good already. You can easily one shot Zoroark-GX with Marshadow-GX  and Zoroark-GX naturally needs two turns to Knock you Out, making you always ahead in the Prize trade. If you go first, you can gain a major advantage due to getting Malamar before they get Zoroark-GX. Remember Zoroark-GX is consistent, as thir Trade ability gives them access to a lot of their deck. The Lycanroc-GX is not a big factor in this match up, but you always have to watch out for Dangerous Rogue GX. I think it just gives them two more Prize Cards, which doesn't matter because we can return Knock Out with Ultra Necrozma-GX. However, limiting your Bench is hard with this deck, I wouldn’t even try to. Plan for the Dangerous Rogue GX, and make sure that you answer with a return Knock Out.

Zach: When in doubt, Weakness usually prevails as champion.

Let's jump into the next deck that I love right now, this one is Buzzwole-GX. My friend Bodhi Robinson won the Mexico City Special Event with a similar list so we know that this deck is already good.

Buzzwole-GX Deck

Brief Explanation

Turbo Buzzwole GX can be described by two words: Speed and Consistency. This deck gets two attackers set up on turn one, and when one is Knocked Out, you can Beast Ring and Sledgehammer to take swift Knock Outs. This deck is the counter to Ultra Necrozma-GX because of the ease Buzzwole-GX has with Knocking Out Ultra Necrozma-GX and baby Buzzwole. Turbo Buzzwole-GX is gonna take lots of Prize Cards fast unless you face a Dawn Wings Necrozma-GX / Malamar deck. Psychic is such a bad match-up. Nevertheless, Buzzwole-GX can win against almost anything else.

Zach: Aidan is correct! Buzzwole-GX has a decent match-up agaisnt Ultra Necrozma-GX / Malamar, but it struggles agaisnt Dawn Wings Necrozma-GX / Malamar. Aidan and I have slightly different thoughts on Turbo Buzzwole-GX so feel free to check out my different list here.

The Match Ups

Mirror (50%/50%)
Even

This match is about who sets up faster and who hits more Max Elixir. If you go first and take the first Buzzwole-GX this match is probably a win for you. If your opponent plays two Beast Ring and hits four Max Elixir, you probably lose due to the amount of attackers they have setup. If you take a knockout with baby Buzzwole, this match is also getting better for you.

Zach: The key to winning this match-up is to use Jet Punch, avoid activating your opponents Beast Ring, planning ahead, and making great use of baby Buzzwole.

Zoroark-GX / Garbodor (45%/55%)
Slightly Unfavourable.

Either you destroy your opponent or you play into a loss. If you don't play Items, then you can definitely win, but this is an Item-based deck. You play a lot of Items and you only play attackers that are weak to Psychic. If they only play one or two Zoroark-GX, they have a good match up because you will use more Items like Max Elixir and Beast Ring. That is where you lose, because it only takes four Items and a Choice Band to OHKO.

Buzzwole GX/Lycanroc GX (60%/40%)
Favourable

You win here because you play more single Prize Card attackers, Beast Ring, and Psychic Attackers. If you get out the first Absorption Knock Out, you can basically win from there. Just remember that their Beast Rings will activate and they might take two easy Prize Cards. If they do that, you can Knock Out back with baby Buzzwole.

Zach: Yeah, this is all fair. The match up is similar to a slower Turbo Buzzwole-GX match.

Greninja BREAK (90%/10%)
Extremely Favourable

You set up so fast, and Jet Punch pressure is just too strong for them. They only have one win condition, Giant Water Shuriken taking Knock Outs on our only attacker. Which is unlikely due to Beast Ring. Jet Punch takes early prizes, then Knuckle Impact.

Zach: Buzzwole-GX gaining Diancie Prism Star and Beast Energ ahs become too much for Greninja BREAK to handle. The deck is just too quick now!

Lycanroc GX/Zoroark GX (70%/30%)
Favourable

Baby Buzzwole will take you through the mid game because Jet Punch is the mission for the early game. Buzzwole-GX applies to0 much pressure early game for them to win easily. Key note: Knockout Lycanroc-GX first, then Knock Out Zoroark-GX.

Zach: I use more of a fluid approach, but Aidan's plan seems solid. Just always try to do the most amount of dmaage for the least amount of resources to stay active within the game.

The last deck in my article, Zoroark-GX / Garbodor seems like an interesting play heading into Madison. I like how it has a decent match-up agaisnt the Malamar decks and agaisnt Buzzwole-GX decks. Lets look at my list:

Zoroark-GX / Garbodor Deck

Brief Explanation

Zoroark-GX is one of the best cards right now, and another one of the best cards is Garbodor. Pairing these Pokemon together means that you can use Trashalanche to punish your opponent and have Trade in your possession. This deck has a good match up against Buzzwole-GX because of Trashalance and other Psychic tech cards. It can also hold its own against Ultra Necrozma-GX, Dawn Wings Necrozma-GX, and more. Furthermore, Lycanroc GX isn’t a problem because Acid Spray and Trashalance still can deal a lot of damage.

Zach: I think that a lot of top players in Masters have been hyping this deck up after it had such a solid perfomance at Toronto, ON Regionals. Basically you use Trashalanche against Pokemon that are weak to Psychic-type and Riotous Beating against Pokemon that are weak to Darkness-type.

The Match Ups

Mirror (50%/50%)
Even

Whoever streams Acerola and Guzma the fastest usually wins. If possible, try to Knock Out a Zoroark-GX with Garbodor and watch your Items. There isn’t much else to the matchup, except that Sudowoodo can take you lots prize cards at the right times.

Zach: Sudowoodo can be clutch along with playing around the opposing Trashalanche.

Greninja BREAK (20%/80%)
Unfavourable

Shadow Stitch hurts really bad! They can apply too much late game pressure and if they watch their Items the match can be over for you. If you can force them to play enough Items, you may be able to win.

Zach: In my Zoroark-GX / Garbodor deck list, I include Garbodor BKP to shut off their Abilities. My match up is slightly stronger here, but I can feel for Aidan's gripes.

Buzzwole-GX / Lycanroc-GX (40%/60%)
Unfavourable

In this match up, you basically can either win or lose really hard. If they play enough Items you can easily win the game, but it can be problematic if they apply too much early game pressure. Try to play only a few Zoroark GXs, use Mew-EX, and Mewtwo to swing the match-up in your favor. Lycanroc-GX is problematic, but if you two-shot it with Acid Spray or one-shot with Trashalance you will be fine.

Zach: Try to put your opponent in a postion where they are forced to use Items because you can use Trashalanche to a much greater affect. 

Lycanroc-GX / Zoroark GX (20%/80%)
Unfavourable

Lycanroc-GX is what makes this match up tough! Dangerous Rogue GX and Claw Slash apply too much pressure for us. The only way to win is if they play too many items and Knock Out all of their Lycanroc-GX. Target those and you have a slight chance.

Zach: Again, this is a match-up where you will be missing the copies of Bursting Balloon and Garbodor BKP from my list. I do think Aidan has a strong plan here though.

See Ya in Madison

l Hope you enjoyed this article written from a Junior’s perspective. I’d like to thank my friend and coach, Zach Lesage, for all his help and for providing me with this opportunity. After my Top 8 in Roanoke, I feel that I am solidified in Top 16 in North America! So after Madison, I plan on focusing 100% on NAIC and ultimately Worlds 2018. In Madison, I will probably be playing Ultra Necrozma-GX, but I need some more time to test more decks... who knows, maybe I’ll come across something really spicy and have a very interesting tournament report for my next article. Follow me on Facebook to find out! Also, if you are at Madison, feel free to come say hi! What you choose to play is your decision, but I highly recommend testing out at least one of these lists. Speaking of lists, what are you playing for Madison? Make sure to give this article a thumbs up and comment down below for more content. Bye for now, and I hope to see you in Madison!

Aidan Ulian

* Find me on PTCGO and Twitch as: PokeWarriorZ
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Zach: Well, That is a wrap, feel free to leave me any comments, questions, or concerns about this article on any of my available Social Media channels. I feel like having an article that focuses on different aspects of the game, in this case looking at the game from a Junior's mind, can help all players grow. You never know when you are going to read about an idea that will absolutely blow your mind. I will be in Madison, Wisconsin this weekend for their Regional Championships so feel free to say hi. This Top 16 race has been a grind and I am seemingly booked solid for this weekend, the weekend after that, the weekend after that, the weekend after that, the weekend after that, and the weekend after that are all seemingly booked for events for myself so I’ll just list it here:

June 2 - June 3
Madison, Wisconsin Regional Championships

June 9 - June 10
League Cups in Gatineau, Quebec

June 16 - June 17
Mexico City, Mexico Special Event

June 23 - June 24
Mexico City, Mexico Regional Championships

June 30 - July 1
League Cups in the Greater Toronto, Ontario Area

July 5 - July 8
Columbus, Ohio North American International Championships

As you can see, I am out there doing my best to find compelling content to write about all while chasing my goal of being one of the Top 16 best players in North America. In all of this travelling, I have made many new friends so feel free to chat with me at any time. I always enjoy talking to new players, people from around the world, and aspiring Pokemon trainers! For updates on my travel plans, tournament schedule, premium deck lists, strategies, and my most recent articles, feel free to check out and follow my professional Pokemon Twitter @ zlesage_pokemon. Also, remember to give this article a ‘like’ to let me know what you thought of this article - it gives me the motivation needed to write! Thanks for supporting 60 Cards, reading my articles, and watching me grow as a player!


Until next time,
Zach

 

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