Coast to Coast –– A Review of Daytona Beach and Looking at San Diego

Hello Pokebeach readers! It has been a while since my last article here, but I am glad to be back. I have been playing a ton recently, traveling all around to do it, and having fun along the way. My latest escapade was a quick drive down to Daytona Beach for the Regional Championship this past weekend, and the tournament went well. I was able to get Top 16 with a Doll Stall list that fellow PokeBeach writer, Grant Manley, handed the rest of our group the day before the event.

After placing my trust in Grant and playing a whopping zero games heading into the tournament, I was able to take advantage of the deck’s strong matchups and consistency to finish with a 7-1-1 record at the end of Day 1. I knew Day 2 was going to be tough due to the high amount of counters that were hanging around the top tables, and I fell short of Top 8 after losing to Gustavo Wada in game three of our win and in. Unfortunate to be so close and not seal the deal, but it was a strong performance nonetheless and I am looking forward to trying again at the next event. Speaking of which, I leave for San Diego Regional soon! It is going to be interesting to see how the meta develops moving forward, and I am going to share my thoughts on standard as a whole in this article. Without further ado, let’s get things started.

What I Played – Doll Stall

Pokemon (19)

3x Florges (FOL #86)4x Flabébé (FOL #84)4x Jirachi (TEU #99)2x Munchlax (UNM #173)2x Mew (UNB #76)1x Latios-GX (UNM #78)1x Spiritomb (UNB #112)1x Girafarig (LOT #94)1x Wobbuffet (LOT #93)

Trainers (40)

4x Professor Oak's Setup (COE #201)4x Steven's Resolve (CES #145)3x Lusamine (CRI #96)2x Professor Elm's Lecture (LOT #188)2x Bellelba and Brycen-Man (COE #186)1x Channeler (UNM #190)4x Pokégear 3.0 (UNB #182)4x Acro Bike (PRC #122)4x Lillie's Poké Doll (COE #197)4x Stealthy Hood (UNB #186)3x Rare Candy (UL #82)2x Pokémon Communication (TEU #152)2x Escape Board (ULP #122)1x Sky Pillar (CES #144)

Energy (1)

1x Rainbow Energy (HS #104)

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