This past Sunday I was lucky enough to find a last minute ride to the first battle roads that and competed in this season. I’m in Phoenix, Arizona and this one was in Mesa which is close to a half hour drive. If you read my last article I said that I planned on running Steelix, but instead I threw together BLG (Blaziken, Luxray, Garchomp) the night before. This was my first BR this season and after seeing the victory metal with Typhlosion I wanted one bad…too bad that didn’t happen.
We arrived at the shop and it was my first time there and I must say it was an incredible shop. Plenty of space and even a snack bar. pretty freaking sweet! Sorry I’m not good with remembering last names
But lets get on with the report!
This match was incredibly short. I start with a Blaziken FB to his Teddiursa. With a handful of trainers and supporters, I pass. All he’s able to do is attach and DCE and inflict 20 damage on me. On my second turn I Cyrus for and Energy Gain and a fire energy, attach both to Blaziken and play Premier Ball for the X and Jet Shoot for the KO and game. I kind of felt bad but I was determined to win.
Round Two: Michael ??? with Viletomb.
Boy was I dreading this match up. I must say that this was one of the best games I’ve ever played. I must admit that due to some unfortunate luck, he did not get Vileplume out until I took out both of his Fainting Spell Gengars. This game was so long and intense that I can’t tell you all the details, but the decision that I made in the end is what won me the game.
He had a Vileplume active and I had Luxray LV.X active. His bench was a Uxie, Azelf, and Haunter. Mine consisted of a Crobat G, an Uxie with 60 damage on it, and a Garchomp C with a Call Energy attached to it. With a Lightning and Call energy attached to Luxray I almost Flash Impacted his Vileplume putting 3 damage counters on one of my Pokémon.
pokemon-paradijs.comI’m so lucky I didn’t because on his turn he lied down a Curse Gengar. Did I mention that we both only had 1 Prize left? If I would’ve used Flash Impact he could have moved one damage over to Uxie for the game. Lucky thing I used Bite instead. He goes and passes due to no energy and I top deck a DCE. I promote Garchomp, level up and Dragon Rush his Azelf for the game.
It was an amazing match that forced me to think more than I’ve very had to. Thank you for that Micheal.
Round Three: Anthony ??? with Luxchomp.
This is a kid who’s been playing Luxchomp for a very long time. Lets just keep this short by saying that he out sped me and I lost miserably. He went on to win that day so congrats for that man.
Round Four: Joe ??? with Luxchomp.
I’m not going to lie, this match was really irritating. I started with a Luxray GL and I went eight turns without drawing one energy of Cyrus and he constantly Power Sprayed my Uxie drops, so again I got creamed. Not to mention my Luxray LV.X and Azelf were both prized.
pokebeach.comRound Five: ??? with Arceus.
Three words: “Oh my lord.” I have never seen such an onslaught. This was my first time ever paying against Arceus so I had no clue what to expect. All I know is that it’s an AMAZING deck when played just right.
I go first with an Azelf start to his Colorless Arceus I pass and on his turn he Collectors for 3 different Arceus, attaches a Call energy and call’s for two more…well there’s his set up. The rest of the game consisted of him Ripple Swelling, Ultimate Zone, and just running through me.
Well I didn’t as well as I had hoped but I thought I might as well share my Battle Roads report with you guys and I hoped you enjoyed it. Everyone I played were awesome people and players. Congrats to the winner. From here on out I plan to just play original decks for fun and that starts on the first when I’ll be going to my next Battle Roads.
-My good friend David for placing second the day before.
-My other friend Curtis for placing first the day before.
-Micheal for giving me an amazing match.
-Anthony for placing first.
-Trading for a bunch of Claydols and Rossie’s because the shop was giving four bucks trade credit for them.
-Having no money for lunch.
-Having the worst luck in the third round.
-Starting of strong but then losing three in a row.