Senior Division Top-8 Decks

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  • Jesper Eriksen (Denmark) / Vespiquen / Yanmega BREAK
    Vespiquen / Yanmega BREAK / Senior Division Champion
  • Connor Pedersen (United States) / Seismitoad / Bats
    Seismitoad / Bats / Senior Division Runner-Up
  • Raphael Souto (Brazil) / Trevenant BREAK
    Trevenant BREAK / Senior Division Semifinalist
  • Calvin Connor (United States) / Vespiquen / Night March
    Vespiquen / Night March / Senior Division Top-8
  • Attar Ricco (Indonesia) / Night March
    Night March / Senior Division Semifinalist
  • Spencer Perez-Dormitzer (United States) / Manectric-EX / Garbodor
    Manectric-EX / Garbodor / Senior Division Top-8
  • Tanner Hurley (United States) / Greninja BREAK / Talonflame
    Greninja BREAK / Talonflame / Senior Division Top-8
  • Kim Hyeok (South Korea) / Night March
    Night March / Senior Division Top-8

Jesper Eriksen has wasted no time in crafting a successful deck out of the recently introduced Yanmega BREAK. Yanmega BREAK’s 100-damage Barrier Break attack typically costs 3 Colorless Energy, but thanks to the underlying Yanmega and its Sonic Vision Ability, a skilled player such as Jesper can fire off Barrier Break for no Energy cost.

Pokémon
  • 4
    Vespiquen
    10/98
    xy7 10
  • 4
    Combee
    9/98
    xy7 9
  • 3
    Shaymin-EX
    106/108
    xy6 106
  • 4
    Yanma
    3/119
    xy4 3
  • 4
    Yanmega
    7/114
    xy11 7
  • 3
    Yanmega BREAK
    8/114
    xy11 8
  • 1
    Spinarak
    5/98
    xy7 5
  • 1
    Ariados
    6/98
    xy7 6
Energy Cards
  • 4
    Double Colorless Energy
    xy1 130
Trainer Cards
  • 4
    Professor Sycamore
    xy4 101
  • 2
    Judge
    xy8 143
  • 1
    Lysandre
    xy2 90
  • 1
    AZ
    xy4 91
  • 2
    N
    bw5 96
  • 4
    Ultra Ball
    xy6 93
  • 2
    Level Ball
    xy7 76
  • 4
    Bursting Balloon
    xy9 97
  • 4
    VS Seeker
    xy4 109
  • 1
    Revitalizer
    g1 70
  • 1
    Special Charge
    xy11 105
  • 2
    Battle Compressor Team Flare Gear
    xy4 92
  • 4
    Forest of Giant Plants
    xy7 74
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Seismitoad-EX seems to have been around longer than anyone can remember, and as Connor Pederson has proved, it’s still one of the best cards so far in the XY Series. Seimsitoad-EX is not built for major damage, so Connor also runs Crobat to peck away at the opposing Pokémon, and Lugia-EX to provide extra damage, especially against Energy-heavy decks.

Pokémon
  • 4
    Seismitoad-EX
    20/111
    xy3 20
  • 4
    Zubat
    31/119
    xy4 31
  • 3
    Golbat
    32/119
    xy4 32
  • 2
    Crobat
    33/119
    xy4 33
  • 2
    Shaymin-EX
    77/108
    xy6 77
  • 1
    Lugia-EX
    68/98
    xy7 68
Energy Cards
  • 4
    Double Colorless Energy
    xy1 130
  • 5
    Water Energy
    xy1 134
Trainer Cards
  • 4
    Professor Sycamore
    xy4 101
  • 4
    N
    bw5 96
  • 2
    Lysandre
    xy2 90
  • 2
    AZ
    xy4 91
  • 1
    Delinquent
    xy9 98
  • 1
    Skyla
    xy8 148
  • 4
    Ultra Ball
    xy6 93
  • 4
    VS Seeker
    xy4 109
  • 4
    Super Scoop Up
    xy3 100
  • 3
    Fighting Fury Belt
    xy9 99
  • 1
    Startling Megaphone
    xy2 97
  • 1
    Super Rod
    xy8 149
  • 2
    Rough Seas
    xy5 137
  • 2
    Silent Lab
    xy5 140
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Raphael Souto reached the semifinals with his straightforward take on the Trevenant BREAK deck. He did include some Trainer cards to disrupt his opponent’s progress, particularly Xerosic, Team Flare Grunt, and Crushing Hammer. All three of these cards can force your opponent to discard a Special Energy from one of your opponent’s Pokémon.

Pokémon
  • 4
    Phantump
    64/122
    xy9 64
  • 4
    Trevenant
    55/146
    xy1 55
  • 3
    Trevenant BREAK
    66/122
    xy9 66
  • 3
    Shaymin-EX
    106/108
    xy6 106
Energy Cards
  • 8
    Psychic Energy
    xy1 136
Trainer Cards
  • 4
    VS Seeker
    xy4 109
  • 2
    Head Ringer Team Flare Hyper Gear
    xy4 97
  • 4
    Professor Sycamore
    xy4 101
  • 4
    Steven
    xy6 90
  • 4
    Dimension Valley
    xy4 93
  • 2
    Super Rod
    xy8 149
  • 3
    Trainers’ Mail
    xy6 92
  • 3
    N
    bw5 96
  • 1
    Battle Compressor Team Flare Gear
    xy4 92
  • 2
    Team Flare Grunt
    xy1 129
  • 1
    Xerosic
    xy4 110
  • 2
    Level Ball
    xy7 76
  • 4
    Crushing Hammer
    xy0 34
  • 1
    Wally
    xy6 94
  • 1
    Lysandre
    xy2 90
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Calvin Connor reached the top-8 with a Night March and Vespiquen team. Calvin also included four Unown to boost Vespiquen’s Bee Revenge atatck, as well as turn over his deck a little bit faster. Despite devoting a lot of space to Pokémon in his deck, Calvin still managed to include 16 different Trainer cards in his deck. This deck gets more powerful fhe more Pokémon are in the discard pile, so cards such as Professor Sycamore, Ultra Ball, and Battle Compressor are all very important to Calvin’s success.

Pokémon
  • 4
    Joltik
    26/119
    xy4 26
  • 4
    Pumpkaboo
    44/119
    xy4 44
  • 4
    Lampent
    42/119
    xy4 42
  • 3
    Combee
    9/98
    xy7 9
  • 3
    Vespiquen
    10/98
    xy7 10
  • 4
    Unown
    30/98
    xy7 30
  • 3
    Shaymin-EX
    77/108
    xy6 77
Energy Cards
  • 4
    Double Colorless Energy
    xy1 130
Trainer Cards
  • 3
    Professor Sycamore
    xy4 101
  • 1
    Hex Maniac
    xy7 75
  • 1
    N
    bw5 96
  • 1
    Xerosic
    xy4 110
  • 1
    Lysandre
    xy2 90
  • 1
    Pokémon Ranger
    xy11 104
  • 2
    Dimension Valley
    xy4 93
  • 4
    Puzzle of Time
    xy9 109
  • 4
    VS Seeker
    xy4 109
  • 4
    Battle Compressor Team Flare Gear
    xy4 92
  • 4
    Ultra Ball
    xy6 93
  • 1
    Escape Rope
    xy5 127
  • 1
    Muscle Band
    xy1 121
  • 1
    Fighting Fury Belt
    xy9 99
  • 1
    Teammates
    xy5 141
  • 1
    Town Map
    xy8 150
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Putting a new twist on the typical Night March deck, Attar Ricco included Galvantula in his deck. This dual-type Pokémon from the XY—Steam Siege expansion evolves from the Joltik that this deck already includes. Both of its attacks have low Energy cost and do just enough damage to cause major problems in the mirror match against other Night March decks.

Pokémon
  • 4
    Joltik
    26/119
    xy4 26
  • 4
    Pumpkaboo
    44/119
    xy4 44
  • 4
    Lampent
    42/119
    xy4 42
  • 3
    Shaymin-EX
    77/108
    xy6 77
  • 1
    Galvantula
    42/114
    xy11 42
  • 1
    Mew
    29/124
    xy10 29
Energy Cards
  • 4
    Double Colorless Energy
    xy1 130
  • 1
    Lightning Energy
    xy1 135
Trainer Cards
  • 4
    VS Seeker
    xy4 109
  • 4
    Battle Compressor Team Flare Gear
    xy4 92
  • 4
    Puzzle of Time
    xy9 109
  • 4
    Ultra Ball
    xy6 93
  • 4
    Trainers’ Mail
    xy6 92
  • 1
    Muscle Band
    xy1 121
  • 1
    Fighting Fury Belt
    xy9 99
  • 1
    Escape Rope
    xy5 127
  • 1
    Startling Megaphone
    xy2 97
  • 1
    Town Map
    xy8 150
  • 1
    Target Whistle Team Flare Gear
    xy4 106
  • 2
    Dimension Valley
    xy4 93
  • 3
    Professor Sycamore
    xy4 101
  • 2
    Hex Maniac
    xy7 75
  • 1
    N
    bw5 96
  • 1
    Pokémon Ranger
    xy11 104
  • 1
    Lysandre
    xy2 90
  • 1
    AZ
    xy4 91
  • 1
    Teammates
    xy5 160
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Mega Manectric-EX wasn’t quite as popular at Worlds as it had been at previous competitions, but Spencer Perez-Dormitzer showed that it was still strong enough for a top-8 finish. Raikou is a good match for this Mega Manectric-EX, as it gets stronger every turn that Mega Manectric-EX uses Turbo Bolt to pull Energy out of the discard pile and onto a Benched Pokémon.

Pokémon
  • 3
    Manectric-EX
    23/119
    xy4 23
  • 1
    Manectric-EX
    113/119
    xy4 113
  • 3
    M Manectric-EX
    24/119
    xy4 24
  • 1
    Raikou
    55/162
    xy8 55
  • 2
    Trubbish
    56/122
    xy9 56
  • 2
    Garbodor
    57/122
    xy9 57
  • 1
    Shaymin-EX
    77/108
    xy6 77
  • 1
    Hoopa-EX
    36/98
    xy7 36
  • 1
    Jolteon-EX
    28/83
    g1 28
Energy Cards
  • 2
    Double Colorless Energy
    xy1 130
  • 9
    Lightning Energy
    xy1 135
Trainer Cards
  • 4
    Professor Sycamore
    xy4 101
  • 2
    N
    bw5 96
  • 1
    Lysandre
    xy2 90
  • 1
    AZ
    xy4 91
  • 4
    Ultra Ball
    xy6 93
  • 4
    VS Seeker
    xy4 109
  • 3
    Trainers’ Mail
    xy6 92
  • 3
    Rough Seas
    xy5 137
  • 3
    Manectric Spirit Link
    xy4 100
  • 2
    Float Stone
    xy8 137
  • 1
    Startling Megaphone
    xy2 97
  • 1
    Xerosic
    xy4 110
  • 1
    Battle Compressor Team Flare Gear
    xy4 92
  • 1
    Max Potion
    xy9 103
  • 1
    Super Rod
    xy8 149
  • 2
    Max Elixir
    xy9 102
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Tanner Hurley took advantage of the powerful new Talonflame from the XY—Steam Siege expansion, a Stage-2 Pokémon that you can put into play right away as your Active Pokémon if it’s in your hand at the beginning of the game. Not only does it do decent damage, it can draw extra cards to help Tanner get Greninja BREAK quicker into play.

Pokémon
  • 3
    Greninja BREAK
    41/122
    xy9 41
  • 1
    Greninja
    41/146
    xy1 41
  • 3
    Greninja
    40/122
    xy9 40
  • 4
    Frogadier
    39/122
    xy9 39
  • 3
    Froakie
    38/122
    xy9 38
  • 1
    Jirachi
    XY67
    xyp XY67
  • 4
    Talonflame
    96/114
    xy11 96
Energy Cards
  • 7
    Water Energy
    xy1 134
Trainer Cards
  • 4
    Professor Sycamore
    xy4 101
  • 1
    Startling Megaphone
    xy2 97
  • 1
    Professor’s Letter
    xy1 123
  • 4
    VS Seeker
    xy4 109
  • 3
    Trainers’ Mail
    xy6 92
  • 1
    Battle Compressor Team Flare Gear
    xy4 92
  • 2
    Super Rod
    xy8 149
  • 2
    Level Ball
    xy7 76
  • 4
    Dive Ball
    xy5 125
  • 1
    Fisherman
    xy8 136
  • 3
    N
    bw5 96
  • 1
    Ace Trainer
    xy7 69
  • 2
    Rough Seas
    xy5 137
  • 1
    Energy Retrieval
    xy5 126
  • 1
    Pokémon Ranger
    xy11 104
  • 1
    Town Map
    xy8 150
  • 1
    Muscle Band
    xy1 121
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Kim Hyeok included Mew from the XY—Fates Collide expansion in his Night March deck, giving him another way to use the Night March attack if necessary. Mew can also help set up quickly at the start of matches with its Encounter attack, letting you grab a Pokémon from your deck and put it into your hand.

Pokémon
  • 4
    Joltik
    26/119
    xy4 26
  • 4
    Lampent
    42/119
    xy4 42
  • 4
    Pumpkaboo
    44/119
    xy4 44
  • 3
    Shaymin-EX
    77/108
    xy6 77
  • 2
    Mew
    29/124
    xy10 29
Energy Cards
  • 4
    Double Colorless Energy
    xy1 130
Trainer Cards
  • 4
    Battle Compressor Team Flare Gear
    xy4 92
  • 4
    Puzzle of Time
    xy9 109
  • 4
    Trainers’ Mail
    xy6 92
  • 4
    VS Seeker
    xy4 109
  • 4
    Ultra Ball
    xy6 93
  • 2
    Fighting Fury Belt
    xy9 99
  • 1
    Float Stone
    xy8 137
  • 1
    Startling Megaphone
    xy2 97
  • 1
    Escape Rope
    xy5 127
  • 1
    Special Charge
    xy11 105
  • 3
    Dimension Valley
    xy4 93
  • 3
    Professor Sycamore
    xy4 101
  • 1
    N
    bw5 96
  • 2
    Hex Maniac
    xy7 75
  • 1
    Xerosic
    xy4 110
  • 1
    Teammates
    xy5 141
  • 1
    Pokémon Ranger
    xy11 113
  • 1
    Lysandre
    xy2 90
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