Gabriel Semedo

Author Archive

The Too Good Dog

ADPZ, What Makes It So Strong, How to Curb It, Deck Updates, and a New Idea

Altered Creation

Building a Competitive Deck in Three Steps w/ Case Studies on Zacian V/ADP, PikaRom, and Lapras VMAX for OCIC

Closing It Out

My Top 5 Plays for São Paulo Regionals, the Last Major Event of UPR–CEC

GG e Pronto

The Story of TinaChomp, the Brazilian Meta Call That Won San Diego Regionals (and How to Update it Moving Forward)

The Flying Mew

Mew Box/Jirachi for San Diego and Mew Box w/o Jirachi at LAIC + Daytona Beach
It’s so strong that it can knock out some opponents in a single hit, but it also may forget what it’s battling midfight. (Cramorant)

All That Swell

The Metagame Review for LAIC 2019, Part 2

What to Expect

The Metagame Review for LAIC 2019, Part 1

Verifiable Flarebolts

Putting ReshiRom to the Test for LAIC

Running the Tiers

Lists, Pros, and Cons for 10 Top Decks this Weekend (São Paulo, AC, and Cologne)

Hi-Yo, Keldeo

Zigging Through the GX-Dominated Metagame with QuagNag/Keldeo-GX and Malamar/Spell Tags
This Pokémon consumes particles that contaminate the air. Instead of leaving droppings, it expels clean air. (Galarian Weezing)

Mewtwo Strikes Flint

How I Found the “True Form” of Mew Box, the Catcher-Less Junior Top 4 List, and a Comparison to Henry Brand’s Masters Winning List

1 Month Later…

My Favorite Decklists for Worlds, Including ReshiZard, PikaRom (w/ + w/o Jirachi), Dark Box, Blacephalon, Malamar, and Lost March

What Comes After Z

Goodbye Insane Cards (We Will Miss You) plus ReshiZard, Raikrom, and Malamar/Ultra Necrozma-GX for UPR-on

Trading in Woops

A Journey with QuagNag through São Paulo, and Why Zoroark-GX is Now My Main Until the End of the Season

New Kids on the Block

ReshiZard & Friends, Turbo PikaRom, QuagNag, and Both Blacephalon on the Spotlight
Its talent is tap-dancing. It can also manipulate temperatures to create a floor of ice, which this Pokémon can kick up to use as a barrier. (Galarian Mr. Mime)