“Dear Diary…” — Gedemer’s Final Thoughts on Dallas By: Caleb Gedemer Posted 6 months ago to Premium Article 2 comments Going to Dallas? Pull up a chair, let’s talk about some of the final considerations and trends moving into the first American Regionals in 2020. First, there’s the decks; here’s the metagame for this tournament by my count: Primary Threats Mewtwo and Mew-GX Toolbox | Article Turbo Dark | Article Ultra Necrozma Zoroark-GX / Garbodor Secondary Threats Aromatisse/ Gardevoir and Sylveon-GX Blastoise/ Archie's Ace in the Hole | Article Vileplume / Rowlet and Alolan Exeggutor-GX Tertiary Threats Durant Mill Hitmonchan Lucario-GX / Fighting Moltres and Zapdos and Articuno-GX | Article Night March | Article Reshiram and Zekrom-GX Shock Lock Wall Stall Follow the listed links for my most recent Expanded format articles on each respective deck. For this article, I’ll be analyzing what’s left. First, Mewtwo and Mew-GX is one of the decks to beat. Easy techs like a Pokémon Ranger to get around Noivern-GX‘s Distort and Sonic Volume might not be enough, but they can improve your chances. If you’re a setup deck with frail Basic Pokemon, Mr. Mime can get around Venusaur and Snivy-GX‘s Solar Plant GX. A Psychic Pokemon tech if you’re playing Counter Energy or anything that could use Mew, Mew-EX, or Mewtwo and Mew-GX can give you type advantage, barring Jirachi-GX. Conversely, Mewtwo and Mew-GX can be teched to beat anything. A new Pokemon-EX / Pokemon-GX addition can make or break a matchup, you need to know how to pick ’em. This is one of the decks I want to beat for sure in Texas if I’m not playing Mewtwo and Mew-GX myself. Turbo Dark is the linchpin of the format. The metagame revolves around it, decks are made viable because of its existence (Fighting / anything). The mirror matches are extremely luck-based to the point of frustration, so perhaps the mirror matches will limit the amount of success the deck can have without running into itself. Random bad matchups in the form of Fighting decks can hurt and some matchups are closer due to things like Mega Lopunny and Jigglypuff-GX. Turbo Dark has dominated, and will continue to do so because so many players are playing the deck. I’ve covered both Turbo Dark and Mewtwo and Mew-GX in length in past articles which you can view through the links provided above. My current lists for each deck are as follows: 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.