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City League Champion: Reshiram & Charizard

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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. Hi, I’m Take and I won the City League Sapporo that was held on the 3rd of March. My Twitter is @ _twk__ . This time, I will be explaining the deck I used to win the City League. This is my first time writing this kind of article, so please bear with me if if some parts are difficult to follow. I appreciate you taking the time to read this. My article will be structured as below: Why I chose my deck How I created my deck Tournament report Reflection Why I Chose My Deck The City League Sapporo was held after the Chiba Champions League and was the first major tournament to have Double Blaze legal. Double Blaze introduced a strong Fire type Supporter card called Welder and a strong Fire type Pokemon card

Breaking Down the Japanese Meta: SM1-SM10

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Find Excel spreadsheets detailing results of City Leagues: here . Find Excel spreadsheets with overall statistics (including standard deviation, median and mode) from Gym Leagues: here . With the release of Double Blaze on March 1st, Japan finally had access to the third and final set that will comprise Unbroken Bonds (which the rest of the world will receive on the 3rd of May). The Japanese play our format three months in advance, giving us insight before we even receive the set. Although the release date of Unbroken Bonds won’t coincide with an International Championship like Team Up did with Oceania, its release is followed by two Regional Championships in Sydney and Santa Clara. NAIC will be in the same format, however. Hopefully the data in this article will guide you towards more refined decklists, allowing you to be more prepared for these events. Japan hosted this format in the month of March, giving us an opportunity to observe the format. However, it must firstly be noted tha