Popular Decks at the World Championships

The Pokémon TCG World Championships are always exciting for fans and players alike, as everyone gets to see the wide variety of decks being played around the world. Take a look at some of the great decks in the competition.

  • Igor Costa / Genesect–Verizion
    Genesect–Verizion / Masters Division
  • Diego Cassiraga / Charizard-EX–Pyroar
    Charizard-EX–Pyroar / Masters Division
  • Michael Diaz / Trevenant–Accelgor
    Trevenant–Accelgor / Masters Division
  • Top Pokémon TCG team / Yveltel–Darkrai–Garbodor
    Yveltel–Darkrai–Garbodor / Masters Division

The 2012 World Champion chose to play this deck after seeing its popularity at the US National Championships. Drifblim has been important as a defense against Pyroar decks.

Pokémon
  • 3
    Genesect-EX
    11/101
    bw10 11
  • 3
    Virizion-EX
    9/101
    bw10 9
  • 1
    Drifblim
    51/124
    bw6 51
  • 1
    Drifloon
    50/124
    bw6 50
  • 1
    Shaymin-EX
    RC21
    bw11 RC21
Energy Cards
  • 9
    Grass Energy
    xy1 132
  • 4
    Plasma Energy
    bw10 91
Trainer Cards
  • 4
    Skyla
    bw7 134
  • 4
    N
    bw5 96
  • 4
    Professor Juniper
    bw10 84
  • 4
    Ultra Ball
    bw10 90
  • 3
    Muscle Band
    xy1 121
  • 3
    Energy Switch
    bw11 112
  • 3
    Bicycle
    bw8 117
  • 2
    Enhanced Hammer
    bw5 94
  • 3
    Colress Machine
    bw8 119
  • 1
    Escape Rope
    bw8 120
  • 1
    Tool Scrapper
    bw6 116
  • 2
    Shadow Triad
    bw9 102
  • 2
    Skyarrow Bridge
    bw4 91
  • 1
    G Booster
    bw10 92
  • 1
    Professor's Letter
    xy1 123

Diego was quick to point out that he considers his deck a Charizard-EX deck first, not a Pyroar deck. The two Fire-type Pokémon certainly work together well, as Diego has shown.

Pokémon
  • 3
    Charizard-EX
    12/106
    xy2 12
  • 1
    Druddigon
    70/106
    xy2 70
  • 3
    Litleo
    18/106
    xy2 18
  • 3
    Pyroar
    20/106
    xy2 20
  • 1
    Jirachi-EX
    98/101
    bw10 98
  • 1
    Keldeo-EX
    45/113
    bw11 45
  • 1
    Mewtwo-EX
    54/99
    bw4 54
Energy Cards
  • 7
    Fire Energy
    xy1 133
  • 4
    Double Colorless Energy
    xy1 130
Trainer Cards
  • 1
    Computer Search
    bw7 137
  • 3
    Bicycle
    bw8 117
  • 2
    Pokémon Catcher
    bw10 83
  • 1
    Pal Pad
    xy2 92
  • 1
    Super Rod
    dv1 20
  • 4
    N
    bw5 96
  • 4
    Professor Juniper
    bw10 84
  • 2
    Lysandre
    xy2 90
  • 1
    Tropical Beach
    bw7 999
  • 4
    Ultra Ball
    bw10 90
  • 3
    Muscle Band
    xy1 121
  • 3
    Float Stone
    bw9 99
  • 3
    Hypnotoxic Laser
    bw8 123
  • 2
    Blacksmith
    xy2 88
  • 1
    Escape Rope
    bw8 120
  • 1
    Colress
    bw8 118

Long-time Pokémon TCG veteran came to Worlds with the fun Trevenant/Accelgor deck. Veteran knowledge is often needed to succeed with this somewhat complicated deck.

Pokémon
  • 3
    Accelgor
    11/108
    bw5 11
  • 4
    Shelmet
    7/101
    bw10 7
  • 4
    Trevenant
    55/146
    xy1 55
  • 4
    Phantump
    54/146
    xy1 54
  • 1
    Musharna
    59/99
    bw4 59
  • 1
    Munna
    68/149
    bw7 68
  • 2
    Mew-EX
    120/124
    bw6 120
Energy Cards
  • 4
    Double Colorless Energy
    xy1 130
Trainer Cards
  • 4
    Professor Juniper
    bw10 84
  • 4
    N
    bw5 96
  • 4
    Colress
    bw8 118
  • 4
    Tropical Beach
    bw7 999
  • 4
    Level Ball
    bw4 89
  • 3
    Lysandre
    xy2 90
  • 3
    Heavy Ball
    bw4 88
  • 3
    Ultra Ball
    bw10 90
  • 1
    Dowsing Machine
    bw8 128
  • 4
    Float Stone
    bw9 99
  • 1
    Startling Megaphone
    xy2 97
  • 1
    Sacred Ash
    xy2 96
  • 1
    Virbank City Gym
    bw8 126

Darkrai-EX continues to be a solid performer at Worlds, especially when Yveltal can lend a hand.

Pokémon
  • 3
    Yveltal-EX
    144/146
    xy1 144
  • 1
    Darkrai-EX
    107/108
    bw5 107
  • 2
    Trubbish
    67/113
    bw11 67
  • 2
    Garbodor
    119/116
    bw9 119
  • 1
    Sableye
    62/108
    bw5 62
  • 1
    Bouffalant
    110/124
    bw6 110
  • 1
    Keldeo-EX
    142/149
    bw7 142
  • 1
    Jirachi-EX
    98/101
    bw10 98
Energy Cards
  • 4
    Double Colorless Energy
    xy1 130
  • 7
    Darkness Energy
    xy1 138
Trainer Cards
  • 4
    Professor Juniper
    bw10 84
  • 4
    N
    bw5 96
  • 2
    Colress
    bw8 118
  • 1
    Bianca
    bw11 109
  • 1
    Lysandre
    xy2 90
  • 4
    Ultra Ball
    bw10 90
  • 4
    Dark Patch
    bw5 93
  • 4
    Hypnotoxic Laser
    bw8 123
  • 3
    Muscle Band
    xy1 121
  • 3
    Float Stone
    bw9 99
  • 2
    Bicycle
    bw8 117
  • 1
    Professor's Letter
    xy1 123
  • 1
    Enhanced Hammer
    bw5 94
  • 1
    Dowsing Machine
    bw8 128
  • 2
    Virbank City Gym
    bw8 126
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