Alex Schemanske

Author Archive

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?

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
This PokΓ©mon rapidly extends its retractable neck to sink its sharp fangs into distant enemies and take them down. (Drednaw)

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

The Primal Reversion

Looking at Primal Clash’s Titans in 2018’s Expanded Format for Anaheim

The LAIC Lowdown

Alex’s Top 8 Buzzwole/Ninetales Recap from the Latin American International Championships
It stashes berries in its tailβ€”so many berries that they fall out constantly. But this PokΓ©mon is a bit slow-witted, so it doesn’t notice the loss. (Greedent)

A Monstrous Time

Looking at Hydreigon and Tyranitar for Brazil’s Latin American International Championships in Lost Thunder Standard

An Expanded Extreme

A Profile of a Suite of Expanded Rogues for the Portland Regional Championships

The Spiral of Spread

Examining Tapu Koko/Buzzwole Spread for Memphis Standard

The Melbourne Metal March

Alex’s Melbourne SPE Report and Analysis of Metagross/Solgaleo for SUM–CES
By drumming, it taps into the power of its special tree stump. The roots of the stump follow its direction in battle. (Rillaboom)