Pokémon TCG – The Australian Meta (July 2018)

The Australian Meta

It’s a new Pokemon season! But before rotation, we have the 2018 World Championships! 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 the month of July (they were all League Challenges!).

You can find a list of results from the Australian Premier events in June here, May here, and April here.

PSA: If you’re not on twitter, you might be missing out! Make sure to follow your favourite players and get involved with the International Pokemon community by using #PlayPokemon

Week 1 

21.07 Mega Games, Penrith (13 Masters)

  1. Rob Geoffrey – Lucario GX / Zoroark GX
  2. David Patane – Espeon GX / Drampa GX / Garbodor
  3. Corey Munro – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX
  4. Ellis Longhurst – Crabominable / Zoroark GX (deck list can be found here)

21.07 Good Games, Melbourne (11 Masters)

  1. Michael Kan – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX
  2. Kevin Li – Greninja
  3. Benjamin Hall – Gardevoir GX / Zoroark GX
  4. Steven Filiposki – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX

22.07 Neo Tokyo, Toowoomba (23 Masters)

  1. Bodhi Cutler – Zoroark GX/ Garbodor
  2. Will Tworney- Psychic / Malamar
  3. Nicholas Moore – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX
  4. Zachery Quince – Ultra Necrozma GX / Malamar
  5. Max Prescott – Golisopod GX / Zoroark GX
  6. James Williams – Zoroark GX
  7. Brett Laird – Ultra Necrozma GX / Malamar
  8. Alex Jemison – Buzzwole GX / Garbodor

22.07 Guf, Bendigo (11 Masters)

  1. Luke Schmitt – Golisopod GX / Zoroark GX
  2. Benjamin Hall – Gardevoir GX / Zoroark GX
  3. Ben Woodward – Zoroark GX / Garbodor
  4. Jarrod Taylor – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX

22.07 Good Games, Cannington (17 Masters)

  1. Matthew Bray – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX
  2. Daniel Collins – Golisopod GX / Zoroark GX
  3. Shaun Sewell – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  4. Greg Chin – Greninja Break

Week 2

27.07 Good Games, Box Hill (15 Masters)

  1. Gareth Murphy – Golisopod GX / Zoroark GX
  2. Paige Chamberlain – Lapras GX
  3. Michael Kan – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX
  4. Angus Johnson – Lucario GX / Zoroark GX

28.07 Next Level Games, Ormond (17 Players)

  1. Benjamin Hall – Gardevoir GX / Zoroark GX
  2. Te-Awhi – Dawn Wings Necrozma GX / Malamar
  3. Chris Schreurs – Golisopod GX / Zoroark GX
  4. Gareth Murphy – Golisopod GX / Zoroark GX

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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