Hello all and welcome back, I am truly excited to be able to write to you about what I feel are two very solid decks going into LAIC and Virginia Regionals. Lost Thunder has added so many different deck options, that I found myself unsure of where to start my testing. The obvious answer was to start with Blacephalon/Naganadel, but I was actually unable to acquire Blacephalon-GXs on PTCGO, so I could not start with testing it. This led me to to start testing quite a few concepts that are supported by Alolan Ninetales-GX LOT, as well as the newer single-prize attacker decks.
Unlike a majority of people, I have to worry about LAIC in Brazil before I can even begin to worry about Virginia’s Regionals. This has led me to base my meta prediction more on theory than I would for Virginia, because we have no tournaments outside of Japan to represent the meta. For the sake of time and my sanity, I group Granbull LOT, Alolan Exeggutor, Spread variants, and Buzzwole/Stage 1’s into the category of single-prize attacker decks, because they generally have similar matchups. Going into Brazil, I fully expect to see a plethora of Zoroark-GX, Blacephalon-GX, and single-prize attacker builds. Blacephalon-GX is definitely the deck that I am the most curious to see if it lives up to the hype. I also expect lesser amounts of Rayquaza-GX/Zeraora-GX variants, Buzzwole-GX, and Alolan Ninetales/Stage 2s to make appearances in Brazil.
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