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City League Top 16: Pikachu & Zekrom GX

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Please find the original Japanese-language article  here .  Note my translation is not a perfect translation and I have rearranged and reworded some parts of the original article for clarity and readability. I have included external links to Bulbapedia for new cards. Find also some explanatory comments inside square brackets, italicised.  Hello, it's Paul! I would like to talk about my Pikachu & Zekrom deck which made top 16 in the Senior division [in Japan, this is for people aged 13 to 18] at the City League Chiba [the Japanese equivalent of Cups] recently. Deck Choice The meta was very difficult to predict for this City League, as a new set had just been released and we were short on time. Because of this, we decided that we would need to pick a deck that would be able to compete with all other decks that could be played. So, we wanted a deck that could dish out high damage relatively easily and was able to take a number of Prize Cards in one turn while h

Zoroark Decidueye SUM-TEU

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Please find the original Japanese-language article  here .  Note my translation is not a perfect translation and I have rearranged and reworded some parts of the original article for clarity and readability.  I have included external links to Bulbapedia for new cards. Find also some explanatory comments inside square brackets, italicised.  This deck did very well at the event held on the 16th of December [ I am not sure which tournament this is referring to...] . It came 2nd, piloted by Hisashi. It is a well refined list with with a great winning percentage. Decklist Pokemon (23) 4 Zorua 4 Zoroark GX 3 Rowlet 1 Dartrix 3 Decidueye GX 1 Sneasel 1 Weavile 1 Baby Buzzwole 1 Yveltal GX 2 Tapu Lele GX 1 Marshadow 1 Ditto Prism Star Trainers (30) 4 Pokemon Communication 2 Ultra Ball 3 Rare Candy 1 Rescue Stretcher 1 Switch 1 Pal Pad 2 Choice Band 3 Professor Elm’s Lecture 2 Cynthia 1 Tate and Liza 1 Erika’s Hospitality 1 Li

Frog Loop (Part 2) Top 16 Champions League Niigata

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The original article was written by Shintaro Ito. Please find the original Japanese-language article here .  Note my translation is not a perfect translation and I have rearranged and reworded some parts of the original article for clarity and readability.  Find also some explanatory comments inside square brackets, italicised.  Find Part 1 of the article here . Game Play On Twitter, there seem to be many people who believe this deck is difficult to use. However, when compared to decks like Jirachi Zapdos, Lycanroc Zoroark and Blacephalon Naganadel, this deck has a lower skill cap. Why is this so? Simply put,   most of the game you will only use one attack: Haze Slash. This is the one feature which makes this deck stand out from others. When thinking about other decks, you must consider different lines of play such as, “Do I use Assault Thunder this turn [Zapdos' attack] ? Or do I use Sky High Claws [Tapu Koko GX's attack] , or Plasma Fists [Zeraora GX

Frog Loop (Part 1) Top 16 Champions League Niigata

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The original article was written by Shintaro Ito. Please find the original Japanese-language article here.  Note my translation is not a perfect translation and I have rearranged and reworded some parts of the original article for clarity and readability.   I have included external links to Bulbapedia for new cards. Find also some explanatory comments inside square brackets, italicised. This is Toushin [Shintaro Ito’s username] . The Champions League Niigata has now been completed. Thanks to PokemonCardMemo [the original website] reaching out to me, I will be sharing my deck list here. This article will be an explanation of the deck I ran at the Champions League Niigata. From here on I will refer to the deck as “ Frog Loop .” The users of this deck were Toushin (@1483toushin3069) [Shintaro Ito, who placed 11th at the event] and Amu (@4mutaaan) [Atsutoshi Kubo, who placed 22 nd at the event] .   Considering the Meta and Deck Choice Firstly, I would like to talk ab