Alex Schemanske

Author Archive

How to Play with Fire

An In-Depth Guide on ReshiZard’s Matchups (from PikaRom to QuagNag to Stall), and the 2nd Place Santa Clara List Updated for Madison

Clown Around, or Tag Bolt as Usual

The “Win-or-Lose” and “Get-Some-Points” Plays for Santa Clara Regionals

Give a Dog a Bone

Meta Shifts to Hartford, How to Counter Shock Lock, Plus Zoroark/Vespiquen and Buzzwole/Garbodor/Jirachi for this Weekend

Building & Busting the Wall

Last Word, Beast Box, and Ultra Necrozma/Malamar for EUIC (SUM–TEU)

Tourist Attractions

ZoroGarb 2.0 and PikaTickets for Daytona
The one with the best drumming techniques becomes the boss of the troop. It has a gentle disposition and values harmony among its group. (Rillaboom)

Some Like It Hot

The Green Machine (Celebi & Venusaur-GX), Blacephalon, and My Yellow Plays (Zapdos/Jolteon, Zapdos/Ultra Beasts, Lightning Box) for Denver

Spice Jr.’s List Parade

Tiers 1 thru 3, Melmetal/Magnezone, Passimian/Zapdos, Spread, Zororoc Deconstructed, Walls, Lightning Box, and Traditional Zororoc

Healthy & Fun (What?!)

T64 Toronto Report, PikaRom’s Revenge, and Contemplating Yveltal BREAK for Greensboro

Fast as Lightning

PikaRom/Lightning Support and Lucario/Buzzwole for Toronto Regionals (BLW–TEU Expanded)

Tag Teams, Dogs, and Beasts

The Collinsville Meta, the Future of Standard, Variance Got Me, and What’s “the Play” Now?
It emits psychic energy to observe and study what’s around it—and what’s around it can include things over six miles away. (Orbeetle)

Electric Bird Watching

SUM–TEU as a Whole, Oceania Internationals Results Analysis, Ultra Necrozma for Collinsville, and Words on Zoroark/Lycanroc + PikaRom/Jirachi Too

Consistency and Blowouts

Team Up Notables, the Oceania Meta, Lost March, Psychic Malamar, and Impressions of the New Standard

Wars of Attrition

Primal Groudon in Dallas, Bans in Expanded, and Swampert in Standard (Pre-Team Up)

Supertested

ZoroGarb and Sylveon/Magnezone (in Fine Detail) for Dallas Regionals

Standard’s Standard Bearers

A Look at Blacephalon and Decidueye as Standard Moves Through Lost Thunder
It stores flammable gas in its body and uses it to generate heat. The yellow sections on its belly get particularly hot. (Sizzlipede)