Alex Schemanske

Author Archive

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
A clay slab with cursed engravings took possession of a ______. The slab is said to be absorbing the ______’s dark power. (Galarian Yamask)

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
It wraps prey up with its heated body, cooking them in its coils. Once they’re well-done, it will voraciously nibble them down to the last morsel. (Sizzlipede)

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?
Without a Dreepy to place on its head and care for, it gets so uneasy it’ll try to substitute any Pokémon it finds for the missing Dreepy. (Drakloak)