Hello SixPrizes readers! I am very excited to have a short break before Anaheim Regionals in mid-December. While I am very grateful to be able to attend every tournament, having to play the Latin American International Championships and then immediately play in the Roanoke Regional Championships was very stressful. Despite not being able to test and being pretty sick leading up to Roanoke, I was able to pick up my second Regionals win of the year with Gardevoir-GX! The deck was a ton of fun to play and is easily my favorite deck in the standard format. It has a ton of options, and is truly a powerhouse once set up.
With that being said, my preferred format is still Expanded. I love all of the options that Expanded has, including but not limited to cards like N and Garbodor. I have yet to find a Garbodor deck that I feel comfortable playing in the current meta, and while I will definitely continue my search, I have found some decks that I really like. An updated version of everyone’s favorite deck, Zoroark Control, has been performing well in my testing thus far. Additionally, the powerful decks of the format, Archie’s Blastoise and Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel have impressed me thus far. Without any further delay, let’s kick things off with a look at the role Lost Thunder is playing in the Expanded format.
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