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Breaking Down the Japanese Meta: SM1-SM12a

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For deck lists, please click the following: October (English); November (English); 10月 (日本語);  11月 (日本語) The completion of the first City League season marks the end of the Sun and Moon era and the beginning of the brand new Sword and Shield format, with the Aichi Champions League to be held on 21 December. Before we get around to covering that tournament, this post will look back at and discuss the results of the first City League season. The first City League season was held from 12 October to 24 November. With cards from Sun and Moon (SM1) through to Tag All Stars (SM12a) legal, the card pool was similar to that of the Tokyo Champions League (which you can read more about here ). In total, 20 City Leagues were held in October and 28 in November, providing a breadth of data. Results Please find top 8 deck lists for October and November (unfortunately these results are incomplete as we were unable to collate all archetypes and deck lists).  October Novembe

[Top 4 City League] Arceus & Dialga & Palkia Spiritomb

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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. Find also some explanatory comments inside square brackets, italicised. Hello, my name is rimper. I was able to make top 4 at the City League Kagawa held at Game Ark Marugame on the 9 th of November. This means I received priority entry into the Aichi Champions League. [Note: Due to Champions Leagues being so popular and with limited capacity, participants must vie for a spot through a lottery system. Those with a certain level of CSP are prioritised, receiving automatic entry.]   I’ll be writing about how I chose my deck and how my tournament went. Deck selection and metagame consideration The deck I used was Arceus & Dialga & Palkia Spiritomb. The first City League season was held after the Tokyo Champions League, and Tag All Stars was legalised.

[Top 8 City League] Raichu & Alolan Raichu Pheromosa & Buzzwole

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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. Find also some explanatory comments inside square brackets, italicised. My name is Kisaragi. This time, I'd like to write a reflection on the deck I used at the City League, Raichu & Alolan Raichu Pheromosa & Buzzwole. Introduction I managed to place in the top 8 of the City League using this deck. Thank you to the people I played against on the day and the people who helped me fine-tune the deck and encouraged me. While I haven’t really had any other significant results, I'll be releasing this article for free, so I'd be very happy if you read until the end. Why I Chose the Deck Firstly, I want to write about the reasoning behind my deck choice. The main reason was… because I liked the deck. Further, It can deal with rogue decks; and