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Forum supermod Gale has written a guide about “different” decks that aren’t quite top tier but have the potential to be competitive at Cities this weekend. In case you do not know by now, the front page of PokeBeach Forums features many TCG articles and community activities which you should check out!
Cities are upon us. For so many months, our metagame has been structured in a way that has forced only a handful of decks to be considered “good.” A lot of players are looking for a change. The newest set, Noble Victories, brings that welcomed change. The purpose of this article is to inform you of the decks that may not be top-tier, but can still perform at a top-tier level in an appropriate metagame. I know you’re going to say, “Why would I want to read this article if the best decks aren’t included?” Because you’re looking for something different. Because you’re looking for something surprising. Because you’re bored of using Reshiram, Zekrom, Yanmega, Magnezone, or any of the popular decks. Because it is still very possible that the decks listed in this article have a chance to do well at tournaments. If you want to see the decks that are universally considered to be top tier, check out Celebi23’s great article, “Cities – What’s the Play?“. If you want to open your mind to play something different because you’re tired of playing the same old decks, or you’re a new player and you can’t get a hold of some of the more expensive cards or just want something new, then keep reading!