Hello again readers. Today, I’m going to be bringing you my opinions on the SUM–UNB format that will debut this weekend in Santa Clara. From what I’ve seen of the set and the decks, the format will either be very different, or it will be almost exactly the same as what we just played in SUM–TEU. Sure, Reshizard is a very strong deck and I believe it will have a similar impact on the game to that of Pikarom. At this point, I’m predicting an insane amount of players playing their version of Reshizard, a smaller amount of players playing the older decks, such as Pikarom and Zapdos/Ultra Beasts, and then an even smaller amount of players playing decks that somehow incorporate a mediocre Water-type Pokémon in an attempt to beat Reshizard.
I’m going to divide this article into two distinct parts:
- Those of us who only need a finish in the Top 128 or Top 64 for an invite, and
- those of us who are playing to win or go home empty handed.
So where do I personally stand in this format? To be perfectly honest, I am not quite sure what to make of this format when it comes to actually playing in it. Sure, I could go play Reshizard to a decent finish, but at this point in my season, the only reason I am playing is to win events. Which means I need to play a deck where I can confidently handle Reshizard and Lightning decks, but not get ruined by my own deck’s consistency.
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