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 the month of June.

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

10.06 Good Games, Cannington | League Cup (16 Masters)

  1. Andrew Tandianus – Necrozma GX / Malamar
  2. Daniel Ross- Brown – Ultra Necrozma GX / Malamar
  3. Matthew Bray – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX
  4. Aiden Hoare – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX

Week 2 

16.06 Neo Tokyo, Toowoomba | League Cup (21 Masters)

  1. Bodhi Cutler – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  2. Ty Farry – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX
  3. Max Prescott – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  4. Rhys Owen – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  5. Nick Moore – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX
  6. Jack Millar – Necrozma GX / Malamar
  7. Colin Prescott – Tapu Bulu GX / Vikavolt
  8. Duy Le – Necrozma GX / Malamar

16.06 Good Games Battleaxe, Kingston | League Cup (10 Masters)

  1. Seve Donati – Greninja
  2. William Niakamp- Digney – Sylveon GX / Gardevoir GX
  3. Sean Gressie – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX
  4. Bryce Rowe – Ultra Necrozma GX / Malamar

16.06 Good Games Battleaxe, Kingston | League Challenge (10 Masters)

  1. Bryce Rowe – Weavile / Honchkrow
  2. Zach Papworth – Beast Box
  3. Jaime McDonald – Necrozma GX / Malamar
  4. David Stevens – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX

17.06 Guf, Bendigo | League Cup (29 Masters)

  1. Dylan Van der Riet – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX
  2. Angus Johnson – Lucario GX / Zoroark GX
  3. Ben Sinclair – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  4. Huy Nguyen – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX / Weakness Policy
  5. Robin Sangwan – Malamar
  6. Jack Fone – Malamar
  7. Ben Anderson – Lapras GX
  8. Jacob Sparks – Ultra Necrozma GX / Malamar

17.06 Good Games, Hobart | League Cup (6 Masters)

  1. Seve Donati – Greninja
  2. Zach Papworth – Necrozma GX / Malamar
  3. Joshua Sparks – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX
  4. David Stevens – Ultra Necrozma GX / Malamar

17.06 Mega Games, Penrith | League Cup (19 Masters)

  1. Brent Tonisson – Drampa GX / Garbodor
  2. Yinghao Tou – Buzzwole GX/ Lycanroc GX
  3. Jake Cruwys – Ultra Necrozma GX / Malamar
  4. Tait Tran – Drampa GX / Garbodor

Week 3

23.06 Fastbreak Sports, Nundah | League Cup (24 Masters)

  1. Bodhi Cutler – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  2. Damon Murdoch – Buzzwole GX
  3. Matthew Burris – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  4. James Williams – Necrozma GX / Malamar
  5. Brett Laird – Buzzwole GX
  6. Duy Le – Buzzwole GX
  7. Jessica Karim – Buzzwole GX
  8. Jack Millar – Zoroark GX / Greninja

23/06 Guf, Werribee | League Cup (20 Masters)

  1. Sam Lao – Zygarde GX / Baby Buzzwole/ Lycanroc GX
  2. Dylan van Der Riet – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX
  3. Ryan Bentley – Ultra Necrozma GX / Malamar
  4. Jordan Bradley – Ultra Necrozma GX / Malamar

23.06 Gametraders, Marion | League Challenge (12 Masters)

  1. Aaron Van der Kolk – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  2. Mitch Knuckey – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX
  3. Matt Taverna – Zoroark GX / Weavile
  4. Matt Masters – Metagross GX / Ultra Necrozma GX

24.06 Guf, Geelong | League Cup (15 Masters)

  1. Ben Anderson – Buzzwole GX
  2. Luke Schmitt – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  3. Sam Lao – Zygarde GX / Lycanroc GX
  4. Joshua Bradley – Ultra Necrozma GX / Malamar

24.06 Mega Games, Penrith | League Challenge (6 Masters)

  1. Michael Anderson – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX
  2. Jared Nicholls – Ultra Necrozma GX / Malamar
  3. Joshua Storey – Ultra Necrozma GX / Malamar
  4. Joshua Stone – Buzzwole GX / Garbodor

2?.06 Good Games, Cannington | League Challenge (17 Masters)

  1. Greg Chin – Greninja Break /Greninja GX
  2. Daniel Ross- Brown – Ultra Necrozma GX/ Malamar
  3. Matthew Bray – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX
  4. ???

Week 4

29.06 Next Level Games, Ormond | League Challenge (16 Masters)

  1. Jay T – Mismagius / Garbodor
  2. Gareth – Zoroark GX / Golisopod GX
  3. Te-Awhi – Dawn Wings Necrozma GX / Malamar
  4. Robin Sangwan – Zygarde GX / Lycanroc GX

30.06 Next Level Games, Ormond | League Cup (24 Masters)

  1. Ben Anderson – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX
  2. Ben Sinclair – Necrozma GX / Espeon EX / Malamar
  3. Gareth M – Zoroark GX / Golisopod GX
  4. Ben Hall – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX
  5. Huy N – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX / Weakness Policy
  6. Josh B – Zoroark GX / Golisopod GX
  7. Chris S – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX
  8. Adam C – Buzzwole GX / Lycanroc GX

30.06 Good Games, Newcastle | League Cup (14 Masters)

  1. Tait Tran – Zoroark GX / Golisopod GX
  2. Ying Hao Tou – Buzzwole GX /Lycanroc GX
  3. Anton Piccio – Zoroark GX / Lycanroc GX
  4. Brent Tonisson – Drampa GX / Garbodor

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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