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Tokyo Champions League Results

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The news of a game-changing rule, the reintroduction of a polarising Supporter and Japan's rotation has caught the attention of the wider Pokemon community, but this announcement was not the only exciting event to take place last weekend.

The Tokyo Champions League was the first Japanese Regionals-level event this season and comprised ten gruelling best of one rounds with a top 16 cut. The cap for the event was 1800 players, which would generally result in a clean 9-1 cut, but one 8-2 managed to sneak into 16th place. Daichi Shimada, who was present at the World Championships this year, managed to break records by being the first multi-Champions League winner. Takuya Yoneda managed to make his way into top 16, and World Championship 2019 runner up Shintaro Ito and World Championship 2019 top 8 player Ryota Ishiyama both finished in the top 32.

Find the results for the top 76 (8-2 or better) including decklists here: English | 日本語

Note this information has been collated predominant…

Top 8 Decks at the Kenty GX Cup

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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.



In preparation for the Tokyo Champions League (to be held on 22 September), I hosted the Kenty GX Cup!

All kinds of decks were played at the Cup, but here I will showcase decks of the winner, runner up and the rest of the Top 8!

Thank you very much for participating in the tournament and for providing your deck lists.

This article is one to be used as a reference when building your own decks. I will mention other related decks, so please also refer to those. 


√ Do you want to know the deck lists that performed well?

√ Do you want explanations of major card choices?

√ Do you want to know about related decks?

Then, this article is for you!
What is the Kenty GX Cup?


The Kenty GX Cup is a grassroots tournament that was …

Interviews with Top 16 World Championships Players | WCSのベスト16の日本人選手へのアンケート結果

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日本語 English
Note my translation is not a perfect translation and I have rearranged and reworded some parts for clarity and readability. 
Players InterviewedYoshiyuki YamaguchiShunpei HosoyaHideki Sano

Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi (12th)



Please give us a brief introduction and some of your significant accomplishments. 

My name is Yoshi. My main results this season were 2nd at the Champions League Niigata, Top 32 at the Champions League Chiba and 3rd at the Japan Championships. My best achievement in the Junior division was 12th at the World Championships 2009. [Yoshi was also ranked first in total CSP for the 2019 season in Japan!]




Congratulations on your top 16 finish. Why did you decide to use Reshiram & Charizard for the World Championships? 

To tell the truth, I was torn between two decks upon leaving Japan. It was either Ability Reshiram & Charizard or Mewtwo & Mew GX with Banette. While watching and hearing about the happenings of Day 1, there were quite a lot of Malamar and Power…