BeachCast Episode 4: Regionals Recap, ‘BREAKthrough’, and Cities!

It’s that time of year again. City Championships are just about underway and everyone’s scrambling to find that perfect deck to conquer an undiscovered metagame. As with every large tournament series, we here at PokeBeach want you to be as prepared as possible to face that army of opposing Pokemon trainers, so our premium writers put together another addition of BeachCast to help you with that!

Welcome, all, to BeachCast, PokeBeach’s competitive TCG podcast! Before each big tournament type takes place (such as Regionals, Cities, and States), PokeBeach’s premium TCG writers get together to discuss the competitive TCG scene in an audio format! This “round table discussion” gives our writers a new way to share even more high level TCG information with you, right here on the front page!

This edition is about an hour and 40 minutes and discusses results from Fall Regionals, the new BREAKthrough expansion, thoughts on emerging decks from this new format, and metagame predictions for both Standard and Expanded City Championships. Our writers for this addition are Treynor Wolfe, Andrew Mahone, Steve Guthrie, and Chris Collins, all excellent players who write for our premium article program.

You can either click on the Soundcloud player to listen to the podcast on this page, or download it through the link at the top right of the player. Perfect for your long car rides on the way to Cities!

Craving for even more high level TCG commentary, or don’t have time to listen to the podcast? Check out our Premium Article program! All the players in this podcast — and more — post multiple articles each week, providing you with the best TCG advice and lists out there! With Cities starting in just a few days, it’s a great time to make that leap ahead of everyone else! And there’s a full 30-day money-back guarantee, so there’s no reason not to try it out!


  • 2:19 – How our writers did at Fall Regionals
  • 15:32 – Highlights from BREAKthrough
  • 38:40 – Regionals results and Expanded City Championships discussion
  • 54:39 – Standard City Championships discussion