The Chef’s Electric Stove

Unified Minds: Top 10 Impact Cards and UPR-on PikaRom v1.10
It is great to be back, this time with a post-rotation, pre-Worlds article. The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and days are flying by before this year’s World Championships. I took a glorious two-week break after NAIC after my year-long grind and realized I missed playing Pokémon for fun more than I thought I […]

The Endgame Manual

Checkmating in UPR-on with Naganadel-GX Control, Worlds/DC Open Meta Overview, and a Peek at Meganium/Nidoqueen
Hey everyone! It’s a pleasure to be writing another article. Since I’m writing less often, it’s quite refreshing to write after a while. My summer has been filled with lots of traveling (both Pokémon and family related). Now, I’m ready to begin testing the Worlds format. Personally, I’m a fan of the pre-Worlds rotation after […]

Where We’re Heading

A Unified Minds Set Breakdown and Which Cards Will Impact the Meta
Hello again readers, I’m back with you for the first time this month, and I am very excited to jump into today’s content. Last time, I had not looked at Unified Minds yet, so I was unable to cover the next format in any way. Today, I am going to go through Unified Minds and […]

Starting with Squid

On the Unified Minds Set List and Malamar Adapted for UPR-on
Hello 6P! July has come and the 2019–2020 season is now in full swing. We have League Cups and Challenges already happening all over the world, and I myself played in a Cup this past weekend. I didn’t do too hot, as I whiffed Top 8 playing Green’s ReshiZard. I chose to play this deck […]

When the Tail Spins the Tyranitar

Winning by Losing with BombTar (i.e., Dark Tyranitar/Electrode ex or Pow Block) in the 2006 HL–HP Format
The Worlds 2006 (HL–HP) format is heralded as the best of the retro formats by many- for the diversity of viable decks, unique card effects not seen before or since, and the amount of creative plays made available to skilled players at all times thanks to the unprecedented consistency of cards like Pidgeot RG or […]

What Comes After Z

Goodbye Insane Cards (We Will Miss You) plus ReshiZard, Raikrom, and Malamar/Ultra Necrozma-GX for UPR-on
Hey SixPrizes readers! We’ve reached the end of another Pokémon TCG season with a lot of interesting things happening, such as the release of new sets and Zoroark-GX winning tons of tournaments, including the North America International Championships 2019. And speaking of which, we’re actually waving the Illusion Fox Pokémon goodbye from the new Standard […]

The Twilight GX Zone

Unfortunate Off-Meta—Gardevoir-GX/Swampert—for NAIC (Oops…), and Rearview-Mirror Thoughts on the 2018–2019 Competitive Season
Hello again readers, I’m back with you after NAIC and the conclusion of the 2018–2019 competitive season. It has been an incredible year for me and I know that I have grown much as a player and person because of the experiences I’ve had this season. Today, I’m going to give a report on my […]

The First Circle of…Well…

UPR-on ReshiZard, Predicted Trends for UPR-on, the Transition Period (Goodbye, Cards…), and a Succinct NAIC Recap
Hello again 6P! NAIC just finished and we had a very interesting tournament all around. Sadly though, attendance decreased at the event for the first time since the International Championships were first introduced. I would attribute this to a couple of factors, with the most important being the high Championship Points bar for the World […]

Checkmate, Check-Pokémon

An NAIC Recap, What Made 1st–3rd Unique, My Own Tournament Report, and Reflections on Losing Your Head
Welcome back SixPrizes readers! It’s great to be home again and writing this article. The North American International Championships have come and gone and we’ve seen some of the best players in the world bring innovative new ideas to tackle the tournament head-on (or head-off, if playing Blacephalon), with Stéphane Ivanoff taking home the gold […]

Culminating w/ Coulombs 4 Columbus

A Complete Guide to PikaRom for NAIC, Including Matchups + Lists, and a Different Take on ZapBeasts
Hey everyone! It’s been a hot minute since my last article where I covered PikaRom and Vespiquen for the SUM–TEU format. Now, with Unbroken Bonds released, there are plenty of new tools for decks to play with. Dedenne-GX gave decks a major surge in draw power, and Lt. Surge’s Strategy gave slow/Stall decks even more […]

Win Conditions…

The Evolution of Wall Stall (from Hoopa/Gigas to Counter Attackers + Metal for NAIC), Blacephalon-GX, and Beyond—To the Lurking Tier 2
Hello readers! I’m back with an article just in time for the biggest tournament of the year, NAIC! This time I’ll be dropping all of my top contending lists in preparation for NAIC. My top two choices going into the tournament are Wall Stall and Blacephalon-GX. Top Pick #1: Wall Stall Throughout the last month […]

Two and a Few

Pre-NAIC Tournament Results, What They Mean, PikaRom vs. ReshiZard, and Words on a Bunch of High-Placing Lists
This article is going to be focused on giving an overview of what decks are viable going into NAIC, while also looking at what decks have been performing the best and what those trends might suggest going forward. Recent Results (Santiago & Origins) Headed into NAIC, it is important to track what decks have been […]

Flash Flood

Four Revelations for NAIC, Two Main Contenders, PikaRom v6.16, and ZapBeasts Reloaded
Hello again readers, I’m back with my final words before NAIC. I’ve played in a few events recently, and I feel that I have a good grasp on the meta right now. Throughout the events, I’ve come to realize many things about a few decks. This has drastically changed my opinions on a few decks […]

How to Train Your Dragons and Squids

Matchup Guides for Malamar & Friends and Ability ReshiZard for Origins + NAIC, and Some Words on the Final Stretch of the Season
How’s it going guys, Jon here with another article. I’ve been on a bit of a “break” from the game as I didn’t attend either Santa Clara or Madison Regionals, but I am excited to get back into it for the final stretch of the year. I’m currently sitting at 1289 Championship Points, which makes […]

Trading in Woops

A Journey with QuagNag through São Paulo, and Why Zoroark-GX is Now My Main Until the End of the Season
Hello everyone! It’s been a long time since my last article and in the meantime a lot has happened. A month ago, Unbroken Bonds hadn’t been released and I was studying hard to try to understand what the metagame would look like. Well, I ended up playing São Paulo Regionals with Quagsire/Naganel and even got […]