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
What appears to be an iron helmet is actually hardened hair. This Pokémon lives for the thrill of battle. (Perrserker)

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
Sudden climate change wiped out this ancient kind of _______. This Pokémon absorbs others’ life-force through its branches. (Galarian Corsola)

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 thick and fluffy fur protects it from the cold and enables it to use hotter fire moves. (Raboot)