Hey guys! It’s Dane, better known to SixPrizes as PokémonPlayer101, and I’m here with a brand-new States report!!!
First off, I would like to thank Adam, for letteing be a Front Page Contributor, something that I have been striving for since I found SixPrizes. I would also like to throw a shout-out to Steven Toman for introducing me to competitive play, which is now one of my favorite things — ever. But let’s get on to the report.
March 12, 2011: Trent and I got up at 4:30 in the morning, got dressed, had breakfast, and left for States by 5:00.
We got there at the Queen Mary at about 7:30, and had just enough time to lose 2 Machamp Prime; that wasn’t even ours. Trent ended up having to buy 2 more. :P
Here’s the deck I brought:
|Pokémon – 23||Trainers – 30||Energy – 7|
It’s the most normal deck list I have ever brought to a tournament.
Why I Used These Cards
Poké Drawer +: An addition made by my friend Steve, this card was the only reason I won Round 2 here during States. Read on to find out why.
3 Pokémon Collector: I know, I know, you’re probably saying “USE FOUR!!!!”, but, hey. At least it’s better than the 2 I was originally going to run.
After filling out our deck lists, we found out that there was going to be 6 rounds, with a Top Cut of 8. Yikes! I knew that if I wanted to make Top Cut, I was going to have to play perfectly. . . uh-oh.
This round ended within 30 seconds. I start Magikarp, EJ starts Skorupi (TM). I go first, and Sea Spray for nothing. He draws, attaches DCE, and uses Paralyzing Clamp, flips heads, and donks. Donks with a FREAKIN’ SKORUPI!!!!!! HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN!?!?!?!?
This round also ends with a donk, but I’m them one who does so. He starts Combee, while I strategically put Unown Q as my acctive with Regice on the bench (don’t want Regice to be stuck!). He draws, and passes.
I topdeck a Gyarados, use double Poké Drawer for a BTS and Pokémon Collector, use Pokémon Collector for 3 Magikarp, Regi Move 2 of them, drop the third, BTS, Gyarados, retreat Q, and Tail Revenge for the win.
Sorry! I offer him another games, but he said no. Oh well. Good luck, Mason!
ROUND 3: vs. Javier (Sablelock)
PokeBeachWow, this was sad. He starts Sableye against my ??? start (sorry… blurry memory. I lost my notes as well.) He attaches a Special Dark, and Overconfident’s for the Knock Out. I bring up Sableye and start setting up. He draws, Flash Bites my Sableye, and uses Overconfident for another Knock Out.
Then, I bring up another Sableye and I start to try and set up again. He retreats Sableye, and brings up his teched-in Froslass GL, and uses Sleep Inducer to bring up my Regice. I roll heads and wake up, but I keep drawing crap, while he keeps sniping my bench with Garchomp C Lv.X.
Javier ends up taking 6 straight prizes, while I take a pathetic 0. He offers to take a look at and help me with my deck, but I say “Not right now, but after we see who makes Top Cut,” since I don’t want him to know my deck if we both end up making Top Cut.
I start Sableye to his Dialga G (I think), and we both get off to really good starts. I got a Turn 2 Gyarados out, while he got a Turn 2 Dialga G Lv.X out. He Second Strike’s my Sableye out (it already had 10 from Deafen), and I bring up Gyarados to do 60 (or 90… another blurry moment), and he’s left to Remove Lost on my G-Dos.
Next turn, I knock it out. He brings up his Toxitank while he builds up his Garchomp C on the bench. I heal the damage off me with SSU (and BTS), and then KO the Toxicroak. He brings up Garchomp C and Dragon Rushes my bench (I forget which one, but he got a prize out of it).
By then, he’s wasted most of his resources, so I’m able to Tail Revenge his Garchomp for the game. Thanks for the close game, James!
First off, sorry if I got your name wrong! Now to the battle. I start Sableye to her Magnemite, and I set up pretty quickly with a Turn 3 Gyarados. But she also sets up quickly, and I make the mistake of Belting my Gyarados. I don’t realize that I made a misplay until after she Knocks Out two Belted Gyarados’s.
During this battle, I ended up having to have a Judge come over to the table, as I used Seeker and forgot to pick up a Pokémon, but it was already her turn. That burned me the most as if I had picked up my benched Mesprit and locked her powers again, she wouldn’t have gotten her quick set up.
We ended up going into the “+3” part of “30+3”, and I just end up scooping, as I have 5 prizes left, while she has 2. Good(-ish) game!
ROUND 6: vs. Brian (or Byron… they were identical twins, so I didn’t know) (Grass… it had Shaymin and Yanmega [SV] in it)
I start ??? to his Yanma (WHY DID I LOSE MY NOTES!!!! :P)and he goes first, draws, drops Shaymin, attaches, and passes. I draw and use double Poké Drawer + for Poké Drawer + and Gyarados. I Junk Arm one of my Poké Drawer + out of the discard to use another double set of Poké Drawer +.
I ended up with a T1 Gyarados with 2 Magikarp in the Discard Pile, and I 1HKO his Yanma. He draws, drops a Yanma, and uses Flower Aroma. I hit for 40 because of Shaymin’s Resistance.
This goes on for a while, so I’ll just sum it up to this: he eventually got a Shaymin Lv.X out, and I eventually get a third ‘Karp in the Discard, so I took half my prize cards when I won.
So I ended up with a 3-3 in 23rd Place. Not the best record, but much better than my 2-4 at my 1st tournament, the 2010 States, and one of those 2 battles I won last States was because of a Bye.
PokeBeachI used a normal deck for once
2 Sets of double Poké Drawer + in one game
I got the best 3-3 record out of all of my friends (who, coincidentally, all got 3-3)
Pulled 3 Shiftry RR in 2 booster packs; 2 Holo, 1 Reverse Holo
My friend Sam beat a Bieberlicious Belieber (someone who was obsessed with Justin Beaver– I mean Justin Bieber)
Made 3 misplays in 1 game; unfortunately, it was the Magnezone match
I lost my notes
I forgot peoples names
Had to leave at 4:00
GOT DONKED BY A SKORUPI!!!
DIDN’T MAKE TOP CUT!!! :(
OK guys. I’ll talk to you later, both for deck analyses and a Regionals report. See ya!