Hello SixPrizes readers! I am back from Connecticut Regionals, where I disappointingly fell just short of making day two. Heading into the event, I was pretty convinced I would play a stage two deck. I had Gardevoir-GX and Metagross-GX built, and was going to decide which one to play once I got a better feel for the metagame. If I expected a decent amount of Fire, I would play Gardevoir-GX. If not, I would stick to the deck I had been farming cups with, Metagross-GX. Metagross pretty much dominated everything that was not Fire, which ended up getting quite a bit of hype leading up to the event.
The whole day before I was second guessing Metagross, but still had Gardevoir as a fallback. The night before, Azul tells me he is playing Volcanion-EX/Volcanion and is hyping it up to me. I insist that Gardevoir-GX is very favored against the Fire decks, so we play and he ends up beating me. Very late in the night, at about four AM, Azul had convinced all of us to play Volcanion.
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