Hey friends, Kenny Wisdom here. Today, I wanted to take a step back from the type of content I’ve been writing lately and go for a good old-fashioned competitive article, complete with decklist analysis and suggestions, like our ancestors did. I promise I’ll be back writing more unique, non-metagame articles in the future (if that’s what you all want), but sometimes we all need to break out of our shells a little bit.
With Costa Mesa Regionals being just around the corner both in terms of distance in time, it’s been the primary topic of discussion for the various Pokémon groups I’m a part of. Due to some prior commitments and awkward scheduling, I won’t be attending the event, but enough people that I care about are battling that I’ve put in a decent amount of testing and have been part of a lot of conversations in helping them prepare. Today, I want to take a quick look at what I would be playing if I were attending the event: Greninja! I have a lot to say about the deck—both this specific iteration as the archetype as a whole—so let’s hop right in.
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