Pablo Meza

Author Archive

A Good Thing Going

PikaRom and Hoopa/Umbreon for Berlin/the EUIC, and Unbroken Bonds Favs

Mile-High Surprises

Highlighting Denver’s Unexpected Standouts: Bodybuilding/Zoroark Control, Draw/Celebi & Venusaur-GX, and Order Pad/PikaRom

It’s Electric

A Complete Run-Down of All Six Major Lightning-Type Decks in Standard for Denver (Pure Zapdos, Turbo PikaRom, Lycanroc/Zapdos, Zapdos/Ultra Beasts, Jolteon/Zapdos, and PikaRom/Zapdos)

Mirror, Mirror (Counter) in the Sky

The Greensboro Meta, Popular Decks, We’re Seeing Shifts, and Detailed Analysis of the Winner, Garbodor/Drampa-GX/Sigilyph-GX

Under the Radar, Over the Border

Latias & Latios-GX/Malamar and Buzzwole/Garbodor for Toronto
This hungry Pokémon swallows Arrokuda whole. Occasionally, it makes a mistake and tries to swallow a Pokémon other than its preferred prey. (Cramorant)

A Super Standard Send-off

On Day 2 + T64–128 Prizing, the Counter Decks of Collinsville (Vileplume, Zoroark/Garbodor), and the States of Both Formats

Breaking the Triangle

The Oceania Meta, Post-Oceania Zoroark, Ultra Necrozma / Malamar (Updated), and What We Have Left

Zaptastic

Shrine Zapdos, Pikachu & Zekrom-GX (Updated!), and Ultra Necrozma-GX/Malamar for SUM–TEU (Pre-Oceania IC Standard)

The Next Big Thing

Pikachu & Zekrom-GX, Rayquaza/Vikavolt, and Celebi & Venusaur-GX (for Standard)

Levee Overflow

One-Fish/Two-Fish, the Renegade Rancher, and Texas Ranger for Dallas Regionals
Its body resembles polished metal, and it’s both lightweight and strong. The only drawback is that it rusts easily. (Duraludon)

A Trio of Trouble

Pablo’s Look Expanded Gardevoir, Lucario, and Rayquaza for Dallas Regionals

An Anaheim Avalanche

A Look at Zoroark, Blastoise, and Blacephalon for Expanded for Anaheim’s Regional

Standard Suspense

The State of Standard after Latin America’s IC and Roanoke’s Regional, with Looks at Malamar, Granbull, and a Zoroark Twist

A Trio of Lost Lightning

A Look at Malamar, Buzzwole, and Zoroark moving into Lost Thunder Standard

Temptation’s Trial

Pablo’s Dilemma Between Decks That Are and Those That Ought to Be
This Pokémon is said to have been born when a lonely spirit possessed a cold, leftover cup of tea. (Sinistea)