Greetings from México!
This is ABSOLUTION and I’d like to share with the 6P community my 1st Place Report.
First of all, let me introduce a little bit about myself. I’ve been playing since I was 14, and now I’m a 19 year old Pokémon TCG Trainer. I’ve earned the right to participate in the World Championships twice in a row; once from México National Championship in 2008 and the other being 10th at LCQ this year.
Ok that’s a lot of chatter now let’s begin with the action!
My decklist consists of:
2 Palkia G PL
1 Palkia G LV.X PL
2 Luxray GL RR
1 Luxray GL LV.X RR
3 Uxie LA
1 Uxie LV.X LA
1 Bronzong G PL
1 Crobat G PL
1 Absol G SV
1 Absol G LV.X SV
1 Lucario GL
1 Absol SW
4 Mesprit LA
1 Azelf LA
1 Azelf MT
1 Unown G GE
1 Luxury Ball
4 Cyrus’s Conspiracy
4 Rosseane’s Research
1 Aaron’s Collection
1 Bebe’s Search
1 Night Maintenance
1 Time-Space Distortion
4 TGI Poké Turn
4 TGI Energy Gain
2 TGI SP Radar
3 TGI Power Spray
2 Lighting Energy
2 D Energy
I don’t know how many Masters were there, but there were nearly 25 tables so the tournament ran 6 rounds plus Top 8.
He opened with Honchcrow G and attacked with “Honcho’s Command” being his only Pokémon. I opened with Luxray GL played “Rosseane’s Research” for Crobat G and Uxie, “Flash bite” twice with Poké Turn, attached Energy Gain plus Energy and Bite for the win.
2nd Round vs Francisco A. w/ Flygon
This was a tough one. I “Bright Look” like 3 times to 1HKO his Baltoys with Palkia G’s “Pearl Breath” and Mesprit “Psychic Bind”. He played 2 Cynthia’s Feelings and boosted up a totally powered Flygon with Expert Belt attached to it. I “Flash Impact”, “Zen Blade” , and “Pearl Breath” it once to KO. Being 1-3 on Prize cards time’s up and I get the win.
3rd Round vs Miguel D. w/ Straight Dusknoir
When I saw him I knew I should be fast and furious. Knocking Out his Dusknoir LV.X would be the game for him because I do not run any stadiums. I go first with nothing but Lucario, I attach water and passed. He opens with Honchcrow G, Energy Gain, basic D Energy, and Rosseane’s.
At this point I thought it was game; he Flash Bites 3 times and Target Attacks Lucario for a total of 70 damage (it was close). I drew a SP Radar and played Rosseane’s and SP Radar for Luxray GL, Bronzong G and Uxie. I set Luxray, attached Lighting, Energy Gain, Galactic Switch the Water to Luxray, and Poké Turn Lucario. I used Uxie’s “Set Up” and Trash Bolt for 140. He played Rosseane’s for Baltoy and Duskull and passed.
I played Cyrus’s searching for SP Radar, played Luxray GL LV.X, “Bright Look” for Baltoy, set Palkia G used Bronzong’s G “Galactic Switch” to transfer a Water to Palkia G. I attached another Water and Pearl Breath. He played a Dusclops and a Uxie he uses “Set Up” (which I Sprayed) and passes. I Level Up Palkia G, Mesprit to “Psychic Bind” and “Hydro Shoot” his Dusclops. He told me he has nothing left and shook my hand to give me the win.
He’s a pretty good player and I’ve known him since I was in the senior Division, so I thought this might be a tough match. I started w/ Uxie and Call Energy for Absol G and Palkia G. He used Rare Candy to bring Nidoqueen in play and “Mega Punch” my Uxie for 60. I did not have any supporter in my hand at this time so I attached D Energy to Absol G and “Psychic Restore” for 50.
He played a special D Energy to Nidoqueen, played a Baltoy and Trapinch, and Mega Punched again to KO Uxie. I drew TSD leveled up Absol G, played Time-Space Distortion (2 heads) for Uxie and “Set Up”. I finally draw a Cyrus. I went for a Water, Energy Gain, and Cyrus, attached W to Palkia G, E Gain to Absol, and “Dark Slugger” for 60. He evolves to Claydol, BTS Weavile, attached Darkness to Nidoqueen, “Dark Engage” and KO’d Absol G.
I Cyrus for SP Radar, level up Palkia and play Mesprit to “Psychic Bind”, Pearl Breath to KO Nidoqueen. He never was able to get a Flygon because I used Hydro Shoot on his Vibrava, so the lock was closed until I drew my last prize.
5th Round vs ??? w/ BlazeRay
This game was really close. He Bright Looked 2 Palkias, I 1HKO’d 2 Blazikens. I was really mad both of my Azelfs were in my prizes to begin, so when I took my 2nd Prize I was very happy to see that it was Azelf MD. “Downer Material” shut down LuxBlaze; he misplayed 2 times, trying to “Psychic Restore”, and “Luring Flame” without the necessary energies. The game was really on my tide between Uxie LV.X and Palkia G 1HKOing all of his Pokémon.
Pretty much the same as the last game. I opened with Uxie and Call Energy for both Pixie Bros; Azelf’s “Downer Material” is the key on mirror matches. When he did KO Azelf MT, TSD to get it back and seal the game the game.
Top 8 Vs Abraham C. w/ Shuppet Donk
Game 1-2 (very similar): I took a lot of time this game. It’s very simple to lock Shuppet; Mesprit “Psychic Bind” on Turn 1, then Rosseane’s Research playing Azelf MT and Uxie. As soon as he played his Shuppet with an Energy attached to it, as Pablo once said “Luxray’s Bait”.
Top 4 “Semi Finals” vs Rafael D. w/ GeChamp
Game 1. It’s terrible whenever you play a lonely Machamp player and he realizes to Rare Candy Machop and “Take Out”. It’s a shame every time this happens to me, I just Crobat drop, Lucario GL, and “Zen Blade” to counter this. We went 1-1 on prizes; I avoided 2 Shadow spell and he failed the flip once. At the end he Poltergeist my Uxie with 2 trainers in my hand…
Game 2. I really enjoy when the Machamp player puts all of his hope on T1 “Take Out” but misses. Palkia G based decks are strongly consistent, and this time I attached Unown G to guard Palkia G, “Pearl Breath” 5 times and win.
The time was up and we were sent to “Sudden Death”
Game 3: He started with nothing but Nidoran + and passed. I started with Luxray GL, attached Energy Gain, and Rosseane (I had 2 Poké Turn in my hand), but there were no Crobat G, so I got Azelf LA and Lighting Energy to Luxray, “Time Walk” for Crobat G, “Flash Bite”, Poké Turn, “Flash Bite”, Poké Turn, “Flash Bite”, and Bite my way to the finals.
Game 1:This game seems to take an eternity; we played 50 long minutes. Palkia G LV.X’s “Hydro Shoot” and Azelf’s “Downer Material” were all I needed to win.
Game 2: I opened with Mesprit and Call Energy, played Luxray GL and Call Energy for both Pixie Bros again (Uxie and Azelf MT). “Downer Material” one the very first turn of the game disrupts SP strategy a ton. We were 4-5 on prizes when time was called. He said “It’s Fair” and I won CC’s 9-0.
My deck based on Pablo’s Palkia lock 6P Decklist
TSD (the best card for me)
Azelf”s MT “Downer Material”
Just 1 Luxray Gl LV.X
Well, I hope you enjoyed reading, I’m not that good posting articles, Good Luck Everyone!