Hey everyone! My past weekend was one well spent in Vancouver. As I write this, I’m currently sitting in SeaTac waiting for my returning red-eye flight to Chicago. I’m both exhausted and excited, as the future holds encouraging prospects for Pokémon, but also other activities that are less enjoyable. Now that this weekend is past, the next few weeks lack any competitive tournament I can attend. A break like this will be quite nice—one that I look forward to so I can focus on school.
As you may have guessed, this article will be about my performance in Vancouver, but we’ll also cover the translation of Garbodor into the remaining tournaments of the pre-Crimson Invasion meta. Shining Legends is legal this weekend, bringing Zoroark-GX and other strong cards. Zoroark-GX is problematic for Garbodor, but won’t eliminate it completely. Trade (its Ability) can be handled by Garbotoxin, and Riotous Beating requires 6 Pokémon in play to OHKO. I plan to test Garbodor against the newcomers, hopefully to some successful end.
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