Alex Schemanske

Author Archive
  • Joined Aug ’18
  • “The Worst Schemanske”

Bio: I’ve played Pokémon for a majority of my life. I’m a student at Eastern Michigan University. Apparently, I look older than I am?

Secret Agent #818

Thoughts on Players Cup II, Theories on the Play! Pokémon Team Challenge (the What??), and the Archenemy of My Dear Centiskorch, Inteleon VMAX/Frosmoth

A Skorching Hot Take

Thoughts on the Format as a Whole (Spoiler: It’s Fast) and Centiskorch VMAX/Scoop Up Net

And With That

Thoughts on the Now Completed POG 2020 and Five Decklists to Kickstart TEU–DAA

The Beak of the Squid

Malamar for the POG (UPR–DAA) and Charizard VMAX Post-Rotation (TEU–DAA)

A Soft Spot for Stage 2s

Out in T64 of the Players Cup, Thoughts on the Event, and a Darkness Ablaze Set Review
It lived in snowy areas for so long that its fire sac cooled off and atrophied. It now has an organ that generates cold instead. (Galarian Darumaka)

Counter-wise

The Five Archenemies of UPR–RCL (and How to Thwart Them), Universal Techs, and Picking a Deck for the Players Cup

Did Somebody Say Cradily?

Players Cup Positivity and a Cluster of Cool Concepts, Including Zacian/Galarian Perrserker, Cryogonal/Absol, Cryogonal/Cradily, Archeops, and Meganium Box

Another Brick in the Full Metal Wall

Zacian/LucaMetal, Learning Lines of Play, the Players Cup, Growing as a Player, and on Using Articles

Bring Out the Imp

Grimmsnarl w/ Fighting Techs (to Give It a Chance Versus PikaRom), Updated Since You May Have Saw It on Azul’s Stream

Grubbin’s Revenge

Vikavolt and Early Impressions of the UPR–RCL Format So Far (or: a Tentative Tier List)
Be cautious of the ectoplasmic body surrounding its soul. You’ll become stiff as stone if you touch it. (Cursola)

The Sands of Time

A Retrospective on My First Worlds, the Fateful Beaches, What I Top 8’d With (Terrakion/Eels), That Awful/Great 2012 Format, and My Most Important Lesson, a Loss

Wow, Look at That ‘S’ Car Go

My Other Standard Go-To, Magcargo-GX (for UPR–SSH Online Tournaments)

Jurassic Park

Salazzle Mill (for Toronto) and Morpeko VMAX 2.0 (for Charlotte), or What Would Have Been

Giant Feral Hamsters

Morpeko VMAX/Dusknoir in Collinsville, Flaws with Our List, Updates, Matchups, and Briefly on Standard

Some Good Eggs

Preliminary Expanded Decklists ×4 and Mew3/Fire Box + Green’s Blowns for Standard
It uses its long tongue to taunt opponents. Once the opposition is enraged, this Pokémon hurls itself at the opponent, tackling them forcefully. (Galarian Linoone)