Mike Fouchet

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  • Joined Jul ’10

Bio: I am from the Northeast – grew up in New York, went to college in Pennsylvania and now live in Philadelphia/Baltimore. I am a high school mathematics and technology teacher.

I have been playing competitively since the 2003-2004 season, taking a break from going for a Worlds invite from 2009 – 2014. In addition to my accomplishments below, I have been involved with SixPrizes since its inception, head up the podcast, and have worked with almost every top player in the game at some point or another. I am a member of Team X-Files, which has some of the best players to have ever played the game and more accolades over the years than almost any other team.

Accomplishments (2004 – 2010) :
-T4, T8, and T16 US Nationals (2008, 2004, 2010)
-T32 Worlds (2005, 2006)
-Multiple T4 or better placements at Regionals and States

Accomplishments (2015-2018)
-Day 1 Worlds invitee every year that has made it through to Day 2 each time
-T8 Philadelphia Regional (2014)
-2nd Philadelphia Regional (2016)
-Multiple Day 2’s and T16’s at Regionals
-Multiple T8’s at States

The Podcast: Ep. 25

‘Exploring Expanded’ with an Eye toward Portland’s Regional Championships

The Expansive Echoes

Profiling Alolan Exeggutor and Vespiquen, Plus More Expanded Thoughts and Tidbits

Monkeying Around

Mike’s Look at Zoroark/Weavile and Passimian from Philadelphia, Plus Moving Forward

The Best of the Bunch

A Look at the Worlds Meta, Gardevoir, Gallade, and Decidueye

Reflections on Columbus

Podcast Ep. 21: The Best Decks from NAIC
Known as a legendary hero, this Pokémon absorbs metal particles, transforming them into a weapon it uses to battle. (Zacian)

The Tough Spots

Looking at Zoroark/Lycanroc’s Chances for NAIC ’18

The Gardevoir Guard

A Profile of Gardevoir-GX/Gallade as an Option for NAIC ’18

Sizing up Sheffield

Podcast Ep. 20: Getting a Grip on Standard

Shedding Light on Madison

Podcast Ep. 19: Investigating Standard For Wisconsin

Fairly Forbidden

Podcast Ep. 18: Shedding a Light on the Forbidden Formats
It will bravely challenge any opponent, no matter how powerful. This Pokémon benefits from every battle—even a defeat increases its strength a bit. (Rookidee)

Loco for Latin America

Podcast Ep. 16: Previewing the São Paulo International Championship

The Church of Gardevoir

A Standard Look at Gardevoir-GX, with Expanded Profiles of M Gardevoir & Durant

I Wanna be the Very Best

Podcast Ep. 15: How To Improve Your Game

The Zenith of Zoroark’s World

A Charlotte Primer, a Trio of Zoroark decks, and…Mega Sceptile?

Shenanigans in Charlotte

Podcast Ep. 14: Starting March’s Standard Madness
It’s said that this Pokémon was formed when an ancient clay tablet was drawn to a vengeful spirit. (Galarian Yamask)