Pokémon TCG – The Australian Meta (December 2017)

The Australian Meta

The Oceania International Championships is fast approaching! The event will be held on February 9-11 (Friday to Sunday) at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia! How will you decide which deck to pilot? It may be helpful to know which decks are dominating Pokémon Trading Card Game events in Australia. Here are the results from every sanctioned Premier Event in Australia during December 2018- just after the dust settled from the 2018 European International Championships.

Week 1 (December 2nd/3rd)

Mega Games, Penrith | League Challenge (34 Masters)

  1. Buzzwole GX/ Lycanroc GX
  2. Greninja
  3. Golisopod GX/ Zoroark GX
  4. Gardevoir GX/ Sylveon GX
  5. Solgaleo GX/ Rayquaza
  6. Metagross GX/ Solgaleo GX
  7. Buzzwole GX/ Zoroark GX
  8. Gardevoir GX/ Sylveon GX

Week 2 (December 9th/10th)

Next Level Games, Dandenong | League Challenge (19 Masters)

  1. Decidueye GX/ Zoroark GX
  2. Buzzwole GX/ Lycanroc GX
  3. Decidueye GX/ Zoroark GX
  4. Gourgeist

Lazarus Gaming, Mildura | League Challenge (11 Masters)

  1. Buzzwole GX/ Garbodor
  2. Greninja
  3. Decidueye GX/ Zoroark GX
  4. Metagross GX

Good Games, Hobart | League Challenge (7 Masters)

  1. Gardevoir GX (Max Potion)
  2. Buzzwole GX/ Lycanroc GX
  3. Golisopod GX/ Zoroark GX
  4. Greninja

Good Games, Box Hill | League Challenge (18 Masters)

  1. Buzzwole GX/ Lycanroc GX
  2. Gardevoir GX (Max Potion)
  3. Golisopod GX/ Zoroark GX
  4. Golisopod GX/ Zoroark GX

Week 3 (December 16th/ 17th) [Concurrent with Memphis Regionals]

Brisbane Regional Championships, Brisbane | Regional Championships (84 Masters)

  1. Golisopod GX/ Zoroark GX
  2. Buzzwole/ Lycanroc GX
  3. Volcanion EX/ Ho-Oh GX
  4. Decidueye GX/ Zoroark GX
  5. Golisopod GX/ Zoroark GX
  6. Buzzwole GX/ Lycanroc GX
  7. Metagross GX/ Solgaleo GX
  8. Golisopod GX/ Zoroark GX
  9. Vikavolt/ Tapu Bulu GX
  10. Decidueye GX/ Zoroark GX
  11. Buzzwole GX/ Lycanroc GX
  12. Golisopod GX/ Zoroark GX
  13. Buzzwole GX/ Lycanroc GX
  14. Gardevoir GX/ Sylveon GX
  15. Decidueye GX/ Zoroark GX

Guf Werribee, Werribee | League Challenge (14 Masters)

  1. Buzzwole GX/ Lycanroc GX
  2. Volcanion EX/ Ho-Oh GX
  3. Golisopod GX/ Zoroark GX
  4. Gardevoir GX/ Sylveon GX

Good Games Battleaxe, Kingston | League Challenge (5 Masters)

  1. Metagross GX
  2. Metagross GX
  3. Metagross GX
  4. Zoroark GX/ Ninetales/ Tapu Koko

Guf Bendigo, Bendigo | League Challenge (4 Masters)

  1. Golisopod GX/ Zoroark GX
  2. Buzzwole GX/ Lycanroc GX
  3. Metal/ Silvally GX
  4. Gardevoir GX

Good Games, Newcastle | League Challenge (only 2 Masters- Results unknown)

Realms of Magic & Miniatures, Townsville | League Challenge (Results unknown)

Week 4 (December 23rd/ December 24th + December 30th)

Next Level Games, Ormond | League Challenge (14 Masters)

  1. Buzzwole GX/ Lycanroc GX
  2. Tapu Bulu GX/ Vikavolt
  3. Golisopod/ Zoroark
  4. Decidueye/ Zoroark

Good Games Cannington, Perth | League Challenge (13 Masters)

  1. Zoroark Toolbox w/ Counter energy
  2. Buzzwole GX/ Zoroark GX
  3. Buzzwole GX/ Lycanroc GX
  4. Decidueye GX/ Zoroark GX

Guf Ballarat, Ballarat | League Challenge (7 Masters)

  1. Zoroark GX/ Lycanroc GX
  2. Decidueye GX/ Zoroark GX
  3. Gardevoir GX/ Sylveon GX
  4. Ninetales GX

Good Games Melbourne, Melbourne | League Challenge (14 Masters)

  1. Golisopod GX/ Weavile
  2. Lapras GX/ Waterbox
  3. Buzzwole GX/ Lycanroc GX
  4. Golisopod GX/ Zoroark GX

Good Games Fraser Coast | League Challenge (Results unknown)

Summary:

*Pie Chart includes results for League Challenges with 8 people or greater. Brisbane Regional results are not included.

Thank you to everyone who assisted with the collection of results for this article, and all the store owners, TOs, and judges who organized and staffed the events.

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About Ellis Longhurst

Competitive Pokemon Trading Card game player since 2006. Competed for Australia at the 2015 World Championships, & the 2017 European International Championships. On-stream commentator and post-match interviewer at the 2016 Australian National Championships. Currently invested in supporting the growth of the Australian Pokemon TCG community. Current Video Game journalist for GameCloud Australia.

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