Grant Manley

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  • Joined Oct ’11

Bio: My name is Grant Manley, and I’m a competitive Pokémon TCG player from NC, USA.
Besides Pokémon, I enjoy soccer, strategy games in general, and chess.

The Long Game

Manectric/Garb, Mega Sceptile, and Carbink BREAK for Expanded Regionals in San Jose

Welcome to Florida

The Standard Tier List and Top Five Plays for Orlando

Night March No More

Powerful Plays for a Fun-Filled Future Format

If At First You Don’t Succeed …

Nationals Report, the Night March Phenomenon, Karen’s Dilemma, and Decks for Worlds

Nobody Expects the Rogue-ish Inquisition

Lightning-Lock Revisited, Animal Control 2.0, and the Bats and the Bees for US Nationals
With a lithe body and sharp claws, it goes around stealing food and eggs. Boltund is its natural enemy. (Thievul)

Cool Pool Party

Greninja and Lightning-Lock (Jolteon/Regice) for Week 3 and Beyond

Fixer Upper

Improving Meta Decks to Create the Three Best Decks in the Format

Prospective Objective

Predicting and Dissecting the Top Decks of States

From 0-2 to Day 2

Virginia Regionals Report and Back to Standard

The Road Once Taken

Transitioning from Standard to Expanded and Plays for Winter Regionals
Its unique style of coiling allows it to blast sand out of its sand sac more efficiently. (Sandaconda)

Moves and Counter Moves

Cities Reports (Weeks 1–4) and Anti-Meta Plays for Standard

Gallery of Rogues

Discussion and Analyses of Competitive Rogue Decks for the Standard Format

What Does That Do?

Top 8 2014 US Nationals Report with TricRoar

Blastoise Used Bubble!

33rd Place Worlds Report
Known as a legendary hero, this Pokémon absorbs metal particles, transforming them into a weapon it uses to battle. (Zacian)