Travis Nunlist

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  • Joined Sep ’16

Bio: I attended my first PokΓ©mon Tournament at the start of the 2010-11 season, with my very first pre-release being the Undaunted set in the HeartGold SoulSilver series. Since then my most notable achievements include:

x4 T4 Regional – Kansas 14-15, Seattle 15-16 Phoenix 16-17, Salt Lake City 17-18
x2 T8 Regional – Anaheim 16-17, Portland 16-17
x4 Worlds Invites (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Dousing the Flames

On the Sets This Year, Countering ReshiZard, Kyurem/Quagsire, and Omastar/TAG TEAMs for Madison Regionals
Hello everyone! The final set of the season always has a special allure to it, and Unbroken Bonds has already lived up to the hype. I think now is a good time to reflect on all of the sets we’ve gotten this competitive year and how incredible each has been. It is impossible to avoid […]

Broken Eggs, the Paleontologist

Alolan Exeggutor, Yveltal BREAK, and Lucario-GX/Omastar on Display for Daytona
Hello everyone! Travis Nunlist here rounding out this week at SixPrizes with a fresh take on Expanded just in time for the Daytona Beach Regional Championships coming up next weekend. It’s been a minute since we’ve been able to focus on the Expanded format, and we’ve seen an incredible amount of changes since then! Since […]

Denver Digs

Zoroark/Garbodor, Sceptile/Decidueye, and White Kyurem/Articuno for Denver
Hello everyone! Travis Nunlist back with yet another Standard piece, this time in preparation for Denver. I last left y’all right before the Collinsville where the meta was heavily influenced by the International Championship that took place the previous weekend in Melbourne. We saw Zach Lesage pilot the severely underrated Blacephalon/Naganadel all the way to […]

The Rogue Files

Tyranitar/Hoopa, Fossil Frenzy, and Alolan Exeggutor for Collinsville
Hello friends! Travis Nunlist here with a piece on our new set fresh off of its first event in the Standard format. Team Up, like Lost Thunder before it, was an absolutely massive set with a load of viable cards poised to shake up the format. Unsurprisingly, we’ve already seen quite the shake-up of the […]

Doing the Dallas Dance

Zooming in on Zoroark, Cradily Craft Chronicles, and Developing Dependable Decks for Dallas
Hello everyone! Travis Nunlist here again with my monthly piece, focused yet again on the Expanded format. Last I left y’all it was days before the Anaheim Regional Championships where we eventually saw our own Jimmy Pendarvis take down not only his 3rd Regional Championship of the season but also his 3rd in a row! […]

Antics in Anaheim

Last Looks at Lost Thunder ft. Zeraora Garbodor, Cradily Crew, & Ditto Discoveries
Hello everyone! Travis Nunlist here with our final piece of the week before the Anaheim Regional Championship. This weekend is shaping up to be an interesting one with the upcoming event being the first Expanded tournament with the Lost Thunder set. Lost Thunder is the biggest set the PokΓ©mon TCG has ever seen. So far […]

Good ‘Ole Gardevoir, Exploiting Escargo, and Greener Grass

Looking at Gardevoir-GX/Alolan Ninetales-GX, Magcargo-GX, and Sceptile-GX for the Lost Thunder Standard Format
Hello friends! It’s getting to be the time of the year where the weather gets a little colder, people move a little slower, and the mass of Holidays is just around the corner. Last time I wrote was a few weeks before the Portland Regional Championship and we explored some Expanded decks I had been […]

Explaining Expanded

A Look into the Good, the Bad, and the Spooky for Halloween in Portland
Happy (early) Halloween everyone! I know we’re still in the early parts of October but this time of year has always been my favorite and I can’t help but get in the mood. To start off the month we just had our second Standard Regional Championship of the season wrap up in Memphis, Tennessee and […]

Stage 2 Scrutinizing

Reviewing Rare Candy in Standard and Expanded with Gardevoir and Magnezone
Hello everyone! Travis Nunlist here rounding out the week (outside of Christopher’s Friday Flyers of course) after the very first North American Regional Championship! In the mere month since my last piece I have been fortunate enough to be able to compete in this event as well as the 2018 World Championships. Unfortunately for me, […]

Zeroing in on the Zoroark Zone

Testing Notes, Meta Review, and Top Picks for Worlds
It seems like only yesterday I was getting out of a Lyft in front of my apartment with bags in hand finally ready to settle down after a long trip experiencing my first Intercontinental Championship. It’s very easy to get complacent after such a big event, especially one that requires so much energy to keep […]

Calm Before the (Celestial) Storm

A Brief NAIC Report and Lists Ft. Scizor, Yveltal, Rayquaza, and Xerneas
Hey everyone! Travis Nunlist back again with a piece about my absolute favorite thing to write about: a new set! This is an especially exciting block because it is the set that will have its debut at the World Championship! Last year we saw Burning Shadows have quite an impact with the brand new Gardevoir-GX […]

Where Grass is Always Greener

A Pair of Ways to Go with Golisopod and a Beast Box Bombshell
Hello everyone! Travis Nunlist here with Day 4 of our SixPrizes Article Marathon. I’m very hyped to be bringing you an in-depth analysis in preparation of the North American International Championship. This tournament is going to be especially important for me because it will be my first IC ever due to missing last year and […]

Fumbling with the Forbidden

Anticipating Expanded’s Evolution & Searching for Standard’s Spice
Hello everyone! Travis Nunlist back yet again, this time with a piece focusing on all the fun new cards that have been released in Forbidden Light! With this being my third piece inside of almost as many weeks I hope y’all aren’t getting tired of me! At least this time around my focus will be […]

No Beach? No Problem!

Travis’s Top 4 Salt Lake City Regionals Report with Decklist Error Gardevoir
Hello everyone! Travis Nunlist here with an unscheduled piece coming off of the recent Salt Lake City Regional Championship where I managed to make it all the way to T4 in what ended up being one of the wildest experiences of my PokΓ©mon TCG career. For those of you who read my last piece, I […]

Expanding on Expanded

Defending the Finer Format & Expanding Gardevoir’s Grasp
Hello everyone! Last time we spoke, I was scrambling to figure out what to play for Portland Regionals. I ended up playing a Lucario-GX deck with Super Scoop Ups that I did very poorly with. In hindsight, I really underestimated the shift the meta was in the midst of with the results from Charlotte AND […]