North American International Championships Pokémon TCG Senior Division

  • Michael Long (Canada)
    Senior Division—Greninja BREAK
  • Ryan Snider (United States)
    Senior Division—Espeon / Garbodor
  • Kendon Kula (United States)
    Senior Division—Espeon / Garbodor
  • Billy Thomas (United States)
    Senior Division—Drampa / Garbodor
  • Preston Ellis (United States)
    Senior Division—Mega Gardevoir
  • Jon Eng (United States)
    Senior Division—Darkrai / Yveltal
  • Isaak Milaski (United States)
    Senior Division—Darkrai / Yveltal
  • Rowan Stavenow (Canada)
    Senior Division—Zoroark BREAK

Michael's Greninja BREAK deck comes with a little twist—the addition of a Jirachi that deals damage, forces Michael's opponent to discard a Special Energy, and protects itself from return attacks. That will certainly slow down his opponent for a while as Michael sets up a bench full of Greninja BREAK.

Pokémon
  • 3
    Greninja BREAK
    41/122
    xy9 41
  • 4
    Greninja
    40/122
    xy9 40
  • 4
    Frogadier
    39/122
    xy9 39
  • 4
    Froakie
    38/122
    xy9 38
  • 1
    Starmie
    31/108
    xy12 31
  • 2
    Staryu
    25/122
    xy9 25
  • 1
    Jirachi
    XY67
    xyp XY67
Energy Cards
  • 3
    Splash Energy
    xy9 113
  • 7
    Basic { Water } Energy
    xy12 93
Trainer Cards
  • 1
    Lysandre
    xy7 78
  • 2
    Teammates
    xy5 141
  • 4
    Professor Sycamore
    xy9 107
  • 4
    N
    xy10 105
  • 3
    Ultra Ball
    sm1 135
  • 4
    Dive Ball
    xy5 125
  • 2
    Level Ball
    xy7 76
  • 1
    Ace Trainer
    xy7 69
  • 3
    Rescue Stretcher
    sm2 130
  • 2
    Choice Band
    sm2 121
  • 3
    VS Seeker
    xy4 109
  • 2
    Field Blower
    sm2 125
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Espeon-GX has been a workhorse for a lot of teams at the North American Internationals and, as seen in Ryan's deck, often appears with Garbodor. The combination is certainly a winning one, propelling Ryan to the top of the leaderboards.

Pokémon
  • 3
    Eevee
    101/149
    sm1 101
  • 4
    Espeon-GX
    61/149
    sm1 61
  • 1
    Flareon
    13/98
    xy7 13
  • 3
    Garbodor
    51/145
    sm2 51
  • 1
    Garbodor
    57/122
    xy9 57
  • 4
    Trubbish
    56/122
    xy9 56
  • 1
    Oricorio
    56/145
    sm2 56
  • 2
    Tapu Lele-GX
    60/145
    sm2 60
Energy Cards
  • 8
    Basic { Psychic } Energy
    xy12 95
  • 4
    Double Colorless Energy
    xy12 90
Trainer Cards
  • 3
    Professor Sycamore
    xy9 107
  • 3
    N
    xy10 105
  • 1
    Brigette
    xy8 134
  • 1
    Hex Maniac
    xy7 75
  • 2
    Lysandre
    xy7 78
  • 4
    VS Seeker
    xy4 109
  • 4
    Ultra Ball
    sm1 135
  • 3
    Choice Band
    sm2 121
  • 4
    Float Stone
    xy8 137
  • 2
    Field Blower
    sm2 125
  • 1
    Rescue Stretcher
    sm2 130
  • 1
    Pokémon Center Lady
    g1 68
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Flareon is an interesting addition to Kendon's Espeon-GX and Garbodor deck, turning these Stage-1 Pokémon into Fire-type Pokémon when Flareon is in play. It won't make a difference against many decks, but if Kendon runs into a Metagross-GX or an unlucky Decidueye-GX... watch out.

Pokémon
  • 3
    Eevee
    101/149
    sm1 101
  • 4
    Espeon-GX
    61/149
    sm1 61
  • 1
    Flareon
    13/98
    xy7 13
  • 3
    Garbodor
    51/145
    sm2 51
  • 1
    Garbodor
    57/122
    xy9 57
  • 4
    Trubbish
    56/122
    xy9 56
  • 1
    Oricorio
    56/145
    sm2 56
  • 2
    Tapu Lele-GX
    60/145
    sm2 60
Energy Cards
  • 8
    Basic { Psychic } Energy
    xy12 95
  • 4
    Double Colorless Energy
    xy12 90
Trainer Cards
  • 4
    Professor Sycamore
    xy9 107
  • 3
    N
    xy10 105
  • 1
    Brigette
    xy8 134
  • 1
    Hex Maniac
    xy7 75
  • 2
    Lysandre
    xy7 78
  • 4
    VS Seeker
    xy4 109
  • 4
    Ultra Ball
    sm1 135
  • 3
    Choice Band
    sm2 121
  • 4
    Float Stone
    xy8 137
  • 2
    Field Blower
    sm2 125
  • 1
    Rescue Stretcher
    sm2 130
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Sudowoodo is a simple way to slow down Bench-dependent blasts such as Mega Rayquaza-EX's Emerald Break attack. We saw plenty of that Pokémon in the field, so it looks like William made the right call to include Sudowoodo in his Garbodor deck.

Pokémon
  • 3
    Drampa-GX
    142/145
    sm2 142
  • 3
    Garbodor
    51/145
    sm2 51
  • 1
    Garbodor
    57/122
    xy9 57
  • 3
    Trubbish
    56/122
    xy9 56
  • 1
    Trubbish
    50/145
    sm2 50
  • 1
    Shaymin-EX
    77/108
    xy6 77
  • 1
    Oricorio
    56/145
    sm2 56
  • 3
    Tapu Lele-GX
    60/145
    sm2 60
  • 1
    Sudowoodo
    66/145
    sm2 66
Energy Cards
  • 7
    Basic { Psychic } Energy
    xy12 95
  • 4
    Double Colorless Energy
    xy12 90
Trainer Cards
  • 2
    N
    xy10 105
  • 1
    Brigette
    xy8 134
  • 1
    Hex Maniac
    xy7 75
  • 2
    Lysandre
    xy7 78
  • 4
    Professor Sycamore
    xy9 107
  • 4
    Ultra Ball
    sm1 135
  • 3
    Choice Band
    sm2 121
  • 3
    Float Stone
    xy8 137
  • 2
    Field Blower
    sm2 125
  • 1
    Rescue Stretcher
    sm2 130
  • 1
    Enhanced Hammer
    sm2 124
  • 4
    VS Seeker
    xy4 109
  • 1
    Super Rod
    xy8 149
  • 3
    Team Magma’s Secret Base
    dc1 32
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Preston's Mega Gardevoir-EX is joined by several friends old and new: Hoopa-EX and Absol have seen their fair share of play for more than a year, while newcomers Oricorio and Tapu Lele-GX are sure to be staples in decks for a while to come.

Pokémon
  • 3
    M Gardevoir-EX
    112/114
    xy11 112
  • 3
    Gardevoir-EX
    111/114
    xy11 111
  • 4
    Shaymin-EX
    77/108
    xy6 77
  • 2
    Hoopa-EX
    36/98
    xy7 36
  • 2
    Tapu Lele-GX
    60/145
    sm2 60
  • 2
    Dragonite-EX
    72/108
    xy12 72
  • 1
    Oricorio
    55/145
    sm2 55
  • 1
    Absol
    40/108
    xy6 40
Energy Cards
  • 6
    Basic { Fairy } Energy
    xy12 99
  • 1
    Basic { Psychic } Energy
    xy12 95
Trainer Cards
  • 3
    Professor Sycamore
    xy9 107
  • 2
    N
    xy10 105
  • 2
    Lysandre
    xy7 78
  • 1
    Hex Maniac
    xy7 75
  • 1
    Skyla
    xy8 148
  • 1
    Mallow
    sm2 127
  • 4
    Sky Field
    xy6 89
  • 4
    VS Seeker
    xy4 109
  • 4
    Ultra Ball
    sm1 135
  • 4
    Gardevoir Spirit Link
    xy11 101
  • 3
    Mega Turbo
    xy6 86
  • 1
    Escape Rope
    xy5 127
  • 1
    Switch
    sm1 132
  • 1
    Field Blower
    sm2 125
  • 2
    Super Rod
    xy8 149
  • 1
    Professor Kukui
    sm1 128
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Yveltal and Darkrai-EX have been around in the Standard format for a long time, but few have figured out how to truly stop the Darkness-type duo. Jon's deck includes the Altar of the Moone Stadium card, a perfect fit to help his team of Darkness-type and Psychic-type Pokémon move around the board.

Pokémon
  • 4
    Darkrai-EX
    74/122
    xy9 74
  • 3
    Yveltal
    78/146
    xy1 78
  • 1
    Garbodor
    57/122
    xy9 57
  • 1
    Trubbish
    56/122
    xy9 56
  • 2
    Tapu Lele-GX
    60/145
    sm2 60
Energy Cards
  • 14
    Basic { Darkness } Energy
    xy12 97
Trainer Cards
  • 4
    Professor Sycamore
    xy9 107
  • 4
    N
    xy10 105
  • 3
    Lysandre
    xy7 78
  • 1
    Hex Maniac
    xy7 75
  • 4
    Max Elixir
    xy9 102
  • 4
    Energy Switch
    sm1 117
  • 4
    Choice Band
    sm2 121
  • 4
    Ultra Ball
    sm1 135
  • 3
    VS Seeker
    xy4 109
  • 4
    Altar of the Moone
    sm2 117
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Isaac's deck includes only two Stage-1 Pokémon—the rest are Basic Pokémon, meaning less time setting up and more time attacking. Max Elixir also helps Isaac get going quickly by (hopefully) retrieving extra Energy per turn.

Pokémon
  • 4
    Darkrai-EX
    74/122
    xy9 74
  • 3
    Yveltal
    78/146
    xy1 78
  • 2
    Garbodor
    57/122
    xy9 57
  • 2
    Trubbish
    56/122
    xy9 56
  • 2
    Tapu Lele-GX
    60/145
    sm2 60
Energy Cards
  • 14
    Basic { Darkness } Energy
    xy12 97
Trainer Cards
  • 4
    Professor Sycamore
    xy9 107
  • 4
    N
    xy10 105
  • 3
    Lysandre
    xy7 78
  • 4
    Max Elixir
    xy9 102
  • 4
    Energy Switch
    sm1 117
  • 3
    Choice Band
    sm2 121
  • 4
    Ultra Ball
    sm1 135
  • 3
    VS Seeker
    xy4 109
  • 4
    Altar of the Moone
    sm2 117
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As a former Junior Division World Champion, Rowan certainly knows what it takes to win on the biggest stages. Once again he and his Zoroark BREAK deck are poised for a major victory.

Pokémon
  • 2
    Zoroark BREAK
    92/162
    xy8 92
  • 4
    Zoroark
    91/162
    xy8 91
  • 4
    Zorua
    89/162
    xy8 89
  • 1
    Shaymin-EX
    77/108
    xy6 77
  • 2
    Drampa-GX
    115/145
    sm2 115
  • 2
    Tapu Lele-GX
    60/145
    sm2 60
  • 1
    Oranguru
    113/149
    sm1 113
  • 1
    Oricorio
    56/145
    sm2 56
Energy Cards
  • 6
    Basic { Darkness } Energy
    xy12 97
  • 4
    Double Colorless Energy
    xy12 90
Trainer Cards
  • 4
    Professor Sycamore
    xy9 107
  • 3
    N
    xy10 105
  • 1
    Hex Maniac
    xy7 75
  • 2
    Brigette
    xy8 134
  • 1
    Teammates
    xy5 141
  • 1
    Professor Kukui
    sm1 128
  • 2
    Team Magma’s Secret Base
    dc1 32
  • 2
    Lysandre
    xy7 78
  • 4
    Ultra Ball
    sm1 135
  • 4
    VS Seeker
    xy4 109
  • 4
    Choice Band
    sm2 121
  • 2
    Float Stone
    xy8 137
  • 2
    Rescue Stretcher
    sm2 130
  • 1
    Special Charge
    xy11 105
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