Author Archives: 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.

Pokémon TCG – The Australian Meta (June 2018)

The Australian Meta The North American International Championships is fast approaching! Which players will find success? Which decks will dominate? And which deck should you play at your next event? It may be helpful to know  which decks are dominating Pokémon Trading Card Game events around the country. Here are the results from every sanctioned Premier Event in Australia during ...

Read More »

Pokémon TCG – The Australian Meta (May 2018)

The Australian Meta The Melbourne Regional Championships has just concluded! Who found success? Which decks were piloted to a top cut? And which deck should you play at the next event? It may be helpful to know  which decks are dominating Pokémon Trading Card Game events around the country. Here are the results from every sanctioned Premier Event in Australia ...

Read More »

Pokémon TCG – The Australian Meta (April 2018)

The Australian Meta The Latin America International Championships has just concluded! Who found success? Which decks were piloted to a top cut? And which deck should you play at the next event? It may be helpful to know  which decks are dominating Pokémon Trading Card Game events around the country. Here are the results from every sanctioned Premier Event in ...

Read More »

Pokémon TCG – The Australian Meta (March 2018)

The Australian Meta The Perth Regional Championships has just concluded! Who found success? Which decks were piloted to a top cut? And which deck should you play at the next event? It may be helpful to know which decks dominated Perth and which decks are dominating Pokémon Trading Card Game events around the country. Here are the results from every ...

Read More »

Pokémon TCG – The Australian Meta (February 2018)

The Australian Meta The Perth Regional Championships is fast approaching! How will you decide which deck to pilot? It may be helpful to know which decks are dominating Pokémon Trading Card Game events around the country. Here are the results from every sanctioned Premier Event in Australia since Ultra Prism became legal for competitive play. You can find a list ...

Read More »

Oceania International Championships 2018: Australian TCG players to follow!

Trainers! It’s that time of year when competitors from across the world brave the wilds of Australia for their chance at the title of Oceanic International Champion. This year, Australia’s beloved S.A.bleye team member, and all round nice guy James Goreing and I have teamed up to bring you an article featuring some of Australia’s finest TCG Masters. We have each ...

Read More »

Pokémon TCG – The Australian Meta (January 2018)

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

Fairy Bread & Butter: A Gardevoir GX skeleton list for the standard format

Introduction A skeleton list is an incomplete deck list that includes the essential or minimum number of cards necessary for a successful deck of that archetype. Assuming that the creation of the skeleton list was influenced by proven 60 card lists, skeleton lists are useful for competitive TCG players for a variety of reasons: They provide players with an understanding ...

Read More »

Rainbow Road in the 2017-2018 Standard Format : Deck List and Discussion

Last weekend, in what seemed like a throwback to the 2008 World Championships, a Gardevoir/ Gallade deck was used to win the 2017 Pokemon Trading Card Game World Championships in both the Junior and Masters divisions. It was the most hyped deck going into the tournament, and is still being touted as one of the top decks in the standard ...

Read More »