Hey, Some1sPC readers it is that time of the season when tournaments cease and we all begin to test a brand new format without any tournament reports to help us. That is what we are going to be here for, to bring you lists and what we have been doing in our testing so that you can get different viewpoints on how some of the matchups are going to go. This article is going to be a little different from the other articles that we normally do. I am going to begin doing a new type of article that is basically a blog or journal where me and someone else on Some1sPC pair up to test and bring you all the content about how our testing has been going. These will be released every day or two with updates about what I tested that day, what cards I took out of my decks and added in, how I feel matchups go and what I believe to be the optimal way to go about playing that matchup. They will be a little bit shorter but there are going to be a lot of them coming. This information is going to be from me testing different decks for a minimum of five hours a day trying to get the best results. There will not be any game that I do not record in order to get the best results for you as readers. Some articles will be about very specific matchups where I might test the same match all day and then others like the one I will be doing today is going to be about multiple different decks trying to figure out what the Meta might actually be like. I hope you are as excited as I am to figure out what the best deck for Worlds is going to be.

In order to start testing the cards coming out in the new set I felt like I needed to have a foundation for what the top decks already are. If a new deck does not beat the already proven top decks of the format then I do not think it is going to be a good contender for Worlds. The top decks in my eyes are in no specific order; Golisopod/Zoroark, Buzzwole/Lycanroc, Malamar and Zoroark/Garb. The new powerhouse decks that I think could be good at first glance are; Shiftry GX, Rayquaza GX, Scizor GX and Stakataka GX. There are obviously other contenders that might pop up throughout our testing but we have to start somewhere in order to get a foundation. We have just over a month until Worlds and the Nashville Open, so we can try anything and everything that pops into our heads.

Now that the boring introduction is over, let’s jump into what actually happened in my testing this weekend. I wanted to start off with what was probably the most hyped card of the new set and for good reason.

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