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Seaking (and Destroy…) and My Top Three VMAXs from Rebel Clash (Dragapult, Toxtricity & Inteleon) w/ Launchpad Lists

Hello 6P! I hope first and foremost that everyone reading this is doing what needs to be done to stay safe. We all love Pokémon, but our health and wellbeing should be our priorities with the current state of the world. As you all know, everything Pokémon related is canceled up until May 15th, which coincidentally is also the day when Rebel Clash becomes legal.

So what is one supposed to do when there aren’t any sanctioned Pokémon events to attend?

Well, here’s how I’m approaching the current situation:

  1. Looking into and building Rebel Clash decks. UPR–SSH is basically over in terms of CP or importance of anything really, so we all have the perfect opportunity to get a head start on testing the next set.
  2. Playing in online tournaments. These have popped up all over the place on Facebook, Twitter, and Discord, and they range from free to cash entry and therefore cash prizes. I will personally be participating in a few over the upcoming weekends, including the Streamer Showdown which I am organizing myself.
  3. Grinding the PTCGO ladder. With little pressure to do well or try out proven strategies, now is a perfect time to play with decks that might not lead to 10-game win streaks, but that will require you to challenge yourself and formulate more complex plans to achieve win conditions, while giving your opponent plenty to think about during their turn. An example of this is my personal favorite deck: Seaking! Other decks which fit into this category could be Henry Brand’s Ultimate Mewtwo or Sander Wojcik’s Cinccino Control.

All of the above has kept me interested and “in form” for Pokémon TCG. I feel that taking a three-month break and coming back on May 15th, while feasible, is definitely not optimal. Getting back up to speed might take a higher time investment than if you continue to have doses of Pokémon TCG in your life while we all wait out the pandemic in the best way that we can, individually.


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