Xander Pero

Author Archive

Zoroark’s Library of Legality

The Final Examination: Zoroark-GX/Banette-GX and Zoroark-GX/Magcargo before Memphis

The Spooky Side of Standard

The Guide to Zoroark-GX/Banette-GX/Garbodor GRI for Memphis

An Icy Idea

Examining the Viability of Buzzwole FLI/Weavile UPR/Shrine of Punishments for the Philly Standard

Simplicity is a Virtue

An In-Depth Guide to Straight Zoroark-GX for Worlds

On the Spooky Side

A Detailed Look at Banette-GX/Garbodor for the Worlds Format
It eats berries nonstop—a habit that has made it more resilient than it looks. It’ll show up on farms, searching for yet more berries. (Skwovet)

The Shining Lights

Stars of the Celestial Storm Thoughts and Ideas for Worlds

A Jack of Owl Trades

A Season Wrap-up and Report from North America Internationals with Zoroark-GX/Decidueye-GX

The Ultra Road to Columbus

Looking at Ultra Necrozma-GX/Malamar for NAIC

The Local Loser

A Reflection on League Cups and Look at Buzzwole/Garbodor

The Star of the Show

A 1st Place Roanoke Report and Update on Standard Zoroark and Buzzwole for Madison
It has special pads on the backs of its feet, and one on its nose. Once it’s raring to fight, these pads radiate tremendous heat. (Scorbunny)

The Beast Within

Previews of Beast Box and Gourgeist in Forbidden Light Standard and Expansions on Expanded

The Lay (and Law) of the Land

A Dissection of the Rule Changes, Standard, and Forbidden Light

The Local League

An Examination of the League Cup Meta and Zoroark-GX/Golisopod-GX

The Purple Princess Returns!

Xander’s 1st Place Portland Regionals Espeon/Garbodor Tournament Report

The Fallen Hero

A Tale of Clovers on St. Patrick’s Day and Updated Lists for Portland
Little can stand up to its psycho cut. Unleashed from this Pokémon’s horn, the move will punch a hole right through a thick metal sheet. (Galarian Rapidash)