Jonathan Croxton

Author Archive
  • 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!

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)

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
By rapidly rolling its legs, it can travel at over 18 mph. The temperature of the flames it breathes exceeds 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. (Carkol)

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

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
When it uses its special stick to strike up a beat, the sound waves produced carry revitalizing energy to the plants and flowers in the area. (Grookey)