What is uppppp, everyone?! Can you believe that U.S. Nats (I’m calling it this in the article — screw the rules) is finally upon us? Worlds is the goal for many at the start of every September, but Nationals is the tournament that’s the high point of everyone’s calendar. Real life gets in the way for some, and Worlds is not a feasible option for all players, but schedules are cleared for the start of July.
It feels strange to think that there are many players in today’s game who’ve never experienced Nationals weekend, and even more who’ve never experienced it in Indianapolis. You will be blown away; the Convention Center is leagues ahead of what was in Columbus, and the city is fantastic — the least of which is the legendary Embassy Suites. For one weekend, that hotel belongs to the Pokémon Community, and that’s where it really happens. You owe it to yourself to spend some time hanging out there, even for a brief moment; taste the Embassy and you’ll never book another hotel again. Seriously, I cannot wait for this weekend.
All that said, you come to SixPrizes not for a travel agent, but for Pokémon. For the past week and a half, all our writers have teamed up to bring you an article marathon, covering a new deck every day as we inched closer and closer to this glorious weekend. I’m honored to be the final stop on this train; the final bomb in this blitz. A lot of great decks have been covered up to this point, and for this final entry, I bring you a deck that is all too familiar to me: Greninja.
It seems fitting to me that the deck I get to cover before the largest tournament in Pokémon history is also the very first deck I covered; in the time since that article was posted, my knowledge of the game, experience playing, and the format have all evolved greatly. Greninja disappeared off the face of the map with the rise of Decidueye, but with the release of Guardians Rising, Greninja is ready to strike fear into the hearts of many (both pilots and opponents) once more! Let’s dive in and see what the Fantastic Mr. Frog has been up to, shall we?
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