Regionals 2016 Top Decks

Hey everybody! PikaPoster here, back with another Pokemon post. Today I will be showing you what decks performed particularily well in the Regionals Pokemon Tournament.

As everyone knows, the two best decks in the current format are Yveltal and Night March. Remember that as we go through the Regionals 2016 top decks.

Regionals 2016 Top Decks


We’ll start with Washington, my home state. The top deck from there was Yveltal/Darkrai. This deck has been strong since XY came out, and because of the reprint of Yveltal and baby Yveltal, we can expect to see it doing well in the future. I only hope they come up with a solid counter. TJ Traquair used the classic Yveltal/Archeops combo to prevent powerful evolution Pokemon. This is an effective counter to Vespiquen, Pyroar, and many other decks.

Primal Groudon

Over in Ontario, Primal Groudon decided to pop in. Jason Lum liked the idea of pairing the promo Ancient Trait Regirock with Primal Groudon’s Gaia Volcano. This allows endless recycling of Stadium cards, which can be super helpful. Only thing I noticed is that his deck only uses 1 float stone. If that thing was prized, it’s end of game for him.

Maxie’s Yveltal

In Wisconsin, Treynor Wolfe favored Yveltal as well. He decided to do the Maxie’s Yveltal approach instead of the traditional Darkrai/Yveltal, and I think it is kind of cool. Here is the list for it.

Pokémon – 12

2 Yveltal-EX XY 79
2 Yveltal BKT 94
1 Yveltal GEN RC16
1 Darkrai-EX LTR 88
1 Mewtwo-EX LTR 54
1 Shaymin-EX ROS 77
1 Jirachi-EX PLB 60
1 Keldeo-EX LTR 45
1 Archeops NVI 67
1 Gallade BKT 84

Trainer Cards – 37

3 Professor Juniper
2 Lysandre
1 AZ
1 Colress
1 Ghetsis
1 Maxie’s Hidden Ball Trick
1 N
2 Parallel City
2 Silent Lab
4 Dark Patch
4 Ultra Ball
4 VS Seeker
3 Battle Compressor
3 Trainers’ Mail
2 Fighting Fury Belt
2 Float Stone
1 Computer Search

Energy – 11

7 Darkness Energy
4 Double Colorless Energy


Finally, in Georgia, we have a dreaded Trevenant-BREAK deck. Item lock and 30 damage to all opponent’s Pokemon? It hurts. This deck is kind of like Sableye/Garbodor, just better. With Dimmension Valley in play, you can do 30 damage to all your opponent’s Pokemon for a single energy. If that wasn’t enough, it can also set up super fast by using Phantump’s Ascension.

All in all, I think that Yveltal is doing the best. Funny thing is, Night March is the strongest deck in the format and no one is playing it!

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