Jonathan Croxton

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  • Joined Oct ’19
  • “Consistency is a tech for every matchup”

Bio: I can’t remember a time in my life before Pokémon. I started play competitively in 2012, my last year of Juniors, and earned invites each of the 4 years I played, along with 5 regional finals, a Nationals finals, top 8 and 16, and a (then) record 1245 points.

In February, 2019, I decided on a whim to attend an Expanded regionals with Shock Lock. The rest is history!

Beginning Very Epic

The Rise and Glory Days of My Pokémon Career, Including Every Deck I Played During HS-on/2012 and BLW-on/2013 Modified Formats

The Underdogs

A Handful of Underappreciated Cards from Rebel Clash (w/ Nuzzle ft. Boltund V, Scoop Up Mewtwo, and Lapras/Frosmoth)

Unlimited’s Wrath

Nine Unlimited Decks That Win on Turn 1 in All Ways Possible (Including Bench Out, Deck Out, the Unown Trio, Lost World, and, Yes, Walk-Off Homer)

The Electric Sheep Test

Dethroning ADP/Z, Turbo ADP/Z, Sleep Mill (Best Mill), and, Yep!, Shock Lock

I Smell a Rat

The State of Expanded, Shock Lock in Collinsville, and What Almost Was (ADP/Alolan Raticate)
As soon as it’s born, it burrows into an apple. Not only does the apple serve as its food source, but the flavor of the fruit determines its evolution. (Applin)

Ding-Dong Dingo

The Post-OCIC Meta, Two for Collinsville (Straight Zacian V, Zacian V/Bronzong), and Understanding Expanded as an RPS Format

Drumroll Please

The Winners and Losers of Sword & Shield (Standard Format), Morpeko V, RowEgg/Rillaboom, and Reflections on Choosing a Deck

The Beach Boys

Octo Doll and Classic Shock Lock (i.e., Decks That Require Tropical Beach) for Dallas

Who’s a Good Dog?

Introducing “Budget” Shock Lock, an Approachable Shock Lock with No Tropical Beach

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

The Enigmatic QuagVally (Quagsire/Silvally) and Actual Big Brain Blowns (Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel) for San Diego
Thought to be the oldest form of _________, it moves in zigzags and wreaks havoc upon its surroundings. (Galarian Zigzagoon)

The Triumvirate Returns

A Shock Lock Disclaimer, ZoroGarb (Sky Field & Parallel City), ZoroToad, ToadGarb, and Misc. Other Expanded Thoughts on/for Richmond Regionals

Quagging ‘n’ Nagging

The Making of Quagsire/Naganadel for the DC Open, My Latest List, and What Has Changed About the Deck
While it’s engaged in battle, its mountain of coal will burn bright red, sending off sparks that scorch the surrounding area. (Coalossal)