Turn 1: Altered Creation GX — ADP Decks in Expanded

Expanded season is upon us, and by “us”, I mean North Americans and a few international players (I might be one of them!) planning on making the trip to Dallas regionals in January — the last North American event before the release of the Sword and Shield set. That said, there are still Regionals in the current Standard format coming up in Germany, Brazil and Malaysia, as well as a Special Event in Chile, so expect more Standard content in the near future.

I want to talk a little bit about Expanded for now. Partly because we just saw two Regionals in a row won by unexpected decks (Gardevoir and Sylveon-GX, and then Garchomp and Giratina-GX / Mismagius), so I want to take some time to get a better grasp on the format and have an idea of where it’s headed next; and partly because it’s always fun to tackle a new format. With the huge sets we’ve been getting since Lost Thunder, and the quickly increasing banlist, there’s always a bunch of new decks to approach in Expanded, and of old decks to revisit.

The Current Expanded Meta


PokeBeach Premium Subscription

If you'd like to continue reading PokeBeach's premium articles, consider purchasing a premium membership! It grants you full access to PokeBeach's premium articles and allows you to submit your deck lists and questions to our writers for advice!

If you're not completely satisfied with your membership, you can request a full refund within 30 days! Simply cancel it in Paypal and then PM Water Pokemon Master for a full refund. No questions asked!

Each subscription automatically renews at the end of its cycle, but you can stop or change it before then.

  • 5.95 USD per 7 days
    Subscribe

    Weekly Subscription

    5.95 / week.
  • 14.97 USD per month
    Subscribe

    Monthly Subscription

    14.97 / month. You'll also get a special subscriber badge under your avatar.
  • 41.70 USD per 3 months
    Subscribe

    Quarterly Subscription

    Averages to 13.90 / month. You'll also get a special subscriber badge under your avatar and an Advanced Member banner.

 

Are you interested in contributing to PokeBeach's article program? If you are an accomplished player, you can apply for a writing postion here! If you prefer editing, you can also apply for an editing position here!



PokéBeach's news commenting system is completely integrated with our forums! , you can reply to this story's forum thread directly on this page with all of the forum's functionality!

Only article program subscribers can view this article’s comments. If you are interested in signing up, please visit the subscription page.