Alex Schemanske

Author Archive

Tales from the Crypt

Spiritomb/Ultra Beasts (History, Lists, Cards, and Matchups) for Richmond

Main Course Calamari

All About Malamar (List, Matchups, Techs) for Knoxville, Cups, and Challenges

How Hot Can It Get?

My Predicted Meta for Atlantic City and the Perfect (Maybe) Ability ReshiZard

Mew Boxing

What Sheffield’s Results Mean for AC/Köln/SP and My Current Top Play (Mew Box) + Matchups
Its tentacles tear off easily, but it isn’t alarmed when that happens—it knows they’ll grow back. It’s about as smart as a three-year-old. (Clobbopus)

Red Hot/Chill Snowflakes

My Top Pick (ReshiZard Minus Scoop Ups) and Crazy Rogue (Cryogonal Control) for Sheffield

Ghost Tour

An In-Depth Look at MimiGar (Gengar & Mimikyu-GX/Omastar TEU)—Worlds List, Card Choices, Potential Inclusions, and Matchups

Sounds to Silence

Dissecting the Unknown Meta (Decks One-by-One), On Picking a Deck, and 6P’s Final Words Before Worlds 2019

Into the Lab

Pinch-Hitter PikaRom and Aerodactyl/Welder for Worlds/DC Open (+ What Is Still My Top Pick)

Lucky Charms

ReshiZard (My Top Meta Pick) and Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX (An Off-the-Wall Pick) for Worlds/DC Open
Common throughout the Galar region, this Pokémon has strong teeth and can chew through the toughest of berry shells. (Greedent)

Flying (and Swimming) Under the Radar

Dragonite/Salazzle and Dark Box (Sharpedo) for UPR-on/Worlds/DC Open

Where We’re Heading

A Unified Minds Set Breakdown and Which Cards Will Impact the Meta

The Twilight-GX Zone

Unfortunate Off-Meta—Gardevoir-GX/Swampert—for NAIC (Oops…), and Rearview-Mirror Thoughts on the 2018–2019 Competitive Season

Flash Flood

Four Revelations for NAIC, Two Main Contenders, PikaRom v6.16, and ZapBeasts Reloaded

If You Need A List…

The Post-Madison Tier List and Optimal Decklists for Almost Every Archetype
The lessons of many harsh battles have taught it how to accurately judge an opponent’s strength. (Corvisquire)