Hello everyone!

Hammertime will rock the Japan! |

Tomorrow is a big day for me as I’ll leave to Japan tomorrow! I’ll visit Tokyo and hopefully attend 1 or 2 Gym Challenges there with my hilariously outdated Hammertime and hope to learn more about Japanese metagame and tournament atmosphere in general. That way I can finally continue my Eye on Japan entries with my own experiences. These things will of course be in my blog only as I don’t like writing about SixPrizes Underground about Japanese stuff – that info should be available for everyone.

Since tomorrow will be a big day for me, I wanted to give you something equally big – and updated list of all the metagame decks! My last update of The Decklist Out was a lackluster as the Cities season was in the beginning, but now all the lists are highly developed and very competitive. Also, the hottest decks now list has been updated and new decks like Klinklang/EX and Quad Sigilyph has made into the list of metagame decks.

I’ll try to keep you updated on my tournaments in Japan in my Facebook and Twitter, so if you aren’t following me yet, now it’s the time!

If there is anything you would like to know about Japanese meta or something else, let me know in the comments, I’ll be checking them regularly while I’m in Japan! Now, to the decklists!

THE DECKLIST OUT

THE DECKLIST OUT

Table of contents

Table of contents

**1. Metagame decks**

1.1. The hottest decks now!

1.1.1. Landorus EX/Mewtwo EX

1.1.2. Hammertime

1.1.3. Blastoise/Keldeo EX

1.2. Metagame decks

1.2.1. Ho-Oh EX / techs skeleton

1.2.2. Darkrai EX/Sableye

1.2.3. Empoleon/Terrakion/Mew EX

1.1. The hottest decks now!

1.1.1. Landorus EX/Mewtwo EX

1.1.2. Hammertime

1.1.3. Blastoise/Keldeo EX

1.2. Metagame decks

1.2.1. Ho-Oh EX / techs skeleton

1.2.2. Darkrai EX/Sableye

1.2.3. Empoleon/Terrakion/Mew EX

**1.2.4. Garbodor variants**

1.2.5. Garchomp/Altaria

1.2.6. Darkrai EX/Mewtwo EX

1.2.7. Klinklang/ EX

1.2.5. Garchomp/Altaria

1.2.6. Darkrai EX/Mewtwo EX

1.2.7. Klinklang/ EX

**1.2.8. Terrakion EX/Mewtwo EX/Bouffalant**

**1.2.9. Eelektrik/Raikou EX/Techs**

1.2.10. Darkrai EX/Landorus EX/Terrakion

1.2.11. Eelektrik/Rayquaza/EX

1.2.12. Quad Sigilyph

1.2.13. Hydreigon/Darkrai EX

1.2.14.

1.2.10. Darkrai EX/Landorus EX/Terrakion

1.2.11. Eelektrik/Rayquaza/EX

1.2.12. Quad Sigilyph

1.2.13. Hydreigon/Darkrai EX

1.2.14.

**1.2.15.**

1.2.16.

1.2.17.

1.2.16.

1.2.17.

1.3. Ex-metagame decks

2. Rogue decks

1.3. Ex-metagame decks

2. Rogue decks

**2.1. Sableye/Aggron**

2.2. Fun Garbodor

2.3.

2.4.

2.5

2.6.

3. Japanese decks

3.1.

3.2.

2.2. Fun Garbodor

2.3.

2.4.

2.5

2.6.

3. Japanese decks

3.1.

3.2.

1 Metagame decks

1 Metagame decks

**In the metagame decks section you can found every deck that is considered as metagame, which I’ve written about. Metagame means decks that are widely known and played and have done fairly well at the tournaments. The metagame decks section has 2 sections:**

- The hottest decks now! has the lists of the decks that are considered as

**the best**decks in the current format.

- Metagame decks section has the lists of the rest of the decks that are currently considered as metagame and are viable for tournaments.

**1.1. The hottest decks now!**

The hottest decks now section covers the decks that are the most played currently and have succeeded the best in the current format. This list will update every time when the dominating decks will change and this section will be the most important for competitive players so be sure to keep an eye on this section!

**1.1.1. Landorus EX/Mewtwo EX/Tech**

**Pokémon:**

4x Landorus EX

3x Mewtwo EX

2x Bouffalant(Gold Breaker)

1x Terrakion

=10

Trainer:

Trainer:

4x Professor Juniper

4x N

3x Bianca

2x Skyla

1x Computer Search

4x Ultra Ball

4x Switch

4x Pokémon Catcher

3x Energy Switch

1x Tool Scrapper

3x Eviolite

4x PlusPower

=37

Energy:

Energy:

9x Fighting Energy

4x Double Colorless Energy

=13

**The Tech variant**

Pokémon:

Pokémon:

3x Landorus EX

3x Mewtwo EX

1x Terrakion

1x Bouffalant(Gold Breaker)

1x Tornadus EX

1x Shaymin EX

=10

4x Professor Juniper

4x N

3x Skyla

2x Bianca

4x Ultra Ball

4x Pokémon Catcher

3x Switch

3x Energy Switch

2x Eviolite

2x PlusPower

1x Super Scoop Up

1x Energy Search

1x Tool Scrapper

1x Potion

1x Gold Potion

1x Battle City

=37

7x Fighting Energy

4x Double Colorless Energy

1x Prism Energy

1x Grass Energy

=13

4x Sableye

4x Darkrai EX

1x Mewtwo EX

=9

4x Professor Juniper

4x Bianca

2x Random Receiver

4x Ultra Ball

4x Crushing Hammer

2x Enhanced Hammer

4x Pokemon Catcher

4x Dark Patch

2x Energy Switch

2x Eviolite

1x Max Potion

1x Computer Search

=38

=13

3x Squirtle

1x Wartortle

3x Blastoise

4x Keldeo EX

2x Mewtwo EX

=13

4x Professor Juniper

4x Bianca

3x N

3x Skyla

2x Tropical Beach

4x Ultra Ball

1x Computer Search

4x Rare Candy

4x Pokémon Catcher

1x Tool Scrapper

2x Energy Retrieval

=32

14x Water Energy

=14

3x Ho-Oh EX

7x Attackers

=10

4x Professor Juniper

4x N

4x Bianca

3x Ultra Ball

1x Computer Search

4x Pokémon Catcher

4x Switch

4x Energy Switch

=28

4x Double Colorless

10-12x Basic Energy

4x Sableye

4x Darkrai EX

=8

4x Professor Juniper

4x Bianca

2x Random Receiver

4x Ultra Ball

4x Pokemon Catcher

4x Dark Patch

4x PlusPower

4x Potion

2x Energy Switch

2x Dark Claw

1x Tool Scrapper

1x Computer Search

=40

=12

4x Piplup

3x Prinplup

4x Empoleon

2x Mew EX

2x Terrakion

1x Virizion

2x Emolga

=18

4x N

3x Cheren

3x Skyla

2x Random Receiver

2x Ultra Ball

1x Computer Search

4x Rare Candy

4x Pokemon Catcher

3x Switch

2x Max Potion

2x Super Rod

=30

8x Water Energy

4x Blend Energy WLFM

=12

3x Trubbish

3x Garbodor

3x Registeel EX

2x Groudon EX

1x Terrakion

=12

4x N

4x Juniper

4x Bianca

1x Skyla

1x Computer Search

2x Heavy Ball

2x Level Ball

3x EXP Share

4x Catcher

4x Switch

2x Eviolite

1x Giant Cape

2x Rescue Scarf

=34

9x Fighting

4x Double Colorless Energy

=13

4x Landorus EX

2x Terrakion

1x Terrakion EX

2x Groudon EX

3x Trubbish

3x Garbodor

=15

4x N

4x Juniper

4x Bianca

1x Cheren

2x Heavy Ball

2x Ultra Ball

1x Computer Search

3x EXP Share

4x Catcher

4x Switch

2x Eviolite

2x Rescue Scarf

=33

12x Fighting Energy

=12

4x Gible

3x Gabite

4x Garchomp

3x Swablu

3x Altaria

1x Shiny Rayquaza

=21

4x Professor Juniper

4x N

4x Bianca

3x Cheren

3x Level Ball

1x Computer Search

4x Pokemon Catcher

3x Rare Candy

2x Super Rod

=28

7x Fighting Energy

4x Blend WFLM

=11

4x Darkrai EX

3x Mewtwo EX

2x Sableye

=9

4x Professor Juniper

4x N

4x Bianca

3x Random Receiver

3x Ultra Ball

1x Computer Search

4x Pokemon Catcher

4x Dark Patch

2x Dark Claw

2x Eviolite

4x Energy Switch

1x Potion

1x Max Potion

=37

10x Darkness Energy

4x Double Colorless Energy

=14

3x Klink

1x Klang

3x Klinklang

2x Keldeo EX

1x Groudon EX

1x Terrakion(NVI)

2x Darkrai EX

1x Kyogre EX

=14

4x N

4x Professor Juniper

4x Skyla

2x Tropical Beach

1x Heavy Ball

3x Ultra Ball

1x Computer Search

4x Max Potion

3x Rare Candy

3x Pokemon Catcher

3x Eviolite

1x Tool Scrapper

1x Super Rod

=34

4x Metal

4x Blend WLFM

4x Prism Energy

=12

4x Mewtwo EX

3x Terrakion

2x Bouffalant

=9

4x Professor Juniper

3x Bianca

4x N

1x Skyla

4x Switch

2x Tool Scrapper

2x Eviolite

4x Ultra Ball

1x Computer Search

4x Pokémon Catcher

1x Potion

4x PlusPower

2x Random Receiver

=38

9x Fighting Energy

4x Double Colorless Energy

=13

4x Tynamo

4x Eelektrik

1x Zekrom EX

1x Zekrom

3x Raikou EX

2x Mewtwo EX

=15

4x Professor Juniper

4x N

4x Bianca

4x Pokemon Catcher

2x Level Ball

2x Ultra Ball

1x Computer Search

3x Max Potion

4x Switch

1x Tool Scrapper

1x Super Rod

2x Skyarrow Bridge

=32

9x Lightning Energy

4x Double Colorless Energy

=13

2x Sableye

3x Darkrai EX

2x Landorus EX

2x Terrakion

=9

4x N

4x Professor Juniper

2x Skyla

2x Bianca

2x Random Receiver

4x Ultra Ball

4x Pokemon Catcher

4x Dark Patch

4x Energy Switch

2x Eviolite

2x Tool Scrapper

2x Potion

1x Computer Search

=37

5x Fighting Energy

9x Darkness Energy

=14

4x Tynamo

4x Eelektrik

2x Raikou EX

2x Rayquaza EX

2x Shiny Rayquaza

1x Ditto

1x Tornadus EX

=16

4x Professor Juniper

4x N

4x Bianca

4x Pokemon Catcher

3x Level Ball

2x Ultra Ball

1x Computer Search

4x Switch

2x Tool Scrapper

2x Super Rod

1x Skyarrow Bridge

=31

8x Lightning Energy

5x Fire Energy

=13

2x Mewtwo EX

4x N

4x Cheren

2x Skyla

4x Pokémon Catcher

4x Crushing hammer

2x Enhanced Hammer

3x Level Ball

4x PlusPower

3x Eviolite

2x Super Rod

2x Tool Scrapper

1x Ultra Ball

2x Skyarrow Bridge

=42

4x Double Colorless Energy

3x Darkrai EX

1x Shaymin EX

3x Hydreigon

1x Zweilos(Dragon type)

3x Deino (Noble Victories)

3x Sableye

1x Mewtwo EX

=14

4x Professor Juniper

3x Skyla

4x N

4x Pokémon Catcher

3x Dark Patch

3x Rare Candy

2x Eviolite

3x Ultra Ball

1x Level Ball

1x Computer Search

3x Max Potion

2x Random Receiver

=34

8x Basic Darkness Energy

4x Blend Energy Grass/Fire/Psychic/Darkness

=12

=10

Trainer:Trainer:

4x Professor Juniper

4x N

3x Skyla

2x Bianca

4x Ultra Ball

4x Pokémon Catcher

3x Switch

3x Energy Switch

2x Eviolite

2x PlusPower

1x Super Scoop Up

1x Energy Search

1x Tool Scrapper

1x Potion

1x Gold Potion

1x Battle City

=37

Energy:Energy:

7x Fighting Energy

4x Double Colorless Energy

1x Prism Energy

1x Grass Energy

=13

1.1.2. Hammertime

Pokémon:1.1.2. Hammertime

Pokémon:

4x Sableye

4x Darkrai EX

1x Mewtwo EX

=9

**4x N**

Trainer:

Trainer:

4x Professor Juniper

4x Bianca

2x Random Receiver

4x Ultra Ball

4x Crushing Hammer

2x Enhanced Hammer

4x Pokemon Catcher

4x Dark Patch

2x Energy Switch

2x Eviolite

1x Max Potion

1x Computer Search

=38

**13x Darkness Energy**

Energy:

Energy:

=13

1.1.3. Blastoise/Keldeo EX

1.1.3. Blastoise/Keldeo EX

**Pokémon:**3x Squirtle

1x Wartortle

3x Blastoise

4x Keldeo EX

2x Mewtwo EX

=13

**Trainer:**4x Professor Juniper

4x Bianca

3x N

3x Skyla

2x Tropical Beach

4x Ultra Ball

1x Computer Search

4x Rare Candy

4x Pokémon Catcher

1x Tool Scrapper

2x Energy Retrieval

=32

**Energy:**14x Water Energy

=14

**Metagame decks section covers rest of this season’s metagame. This list doesn’t include random decks that have done well in only a few tournaments but decks that have done well in many tournaments in the past and are and have been considered as metagame because they have long history. Naturally, this section will also include decks that are new but will be metagame decks for certain in the future. After each season some decks from metagame decks will move to “EX-metagame decks” section.**

1.1.5.

1.1.6.

1.2. Metagame decks

1.1.5.

1.1.6.

1.2. Metagame decks

1.2.1. Ho-Oh EX / techs skeleton1.2.1. Ho-Oh EX / techs skeleton

**Pokémon:**3x Ho-Oh EX

7x Attackers

=10

**Trainer:**4x Professor Juniper

4x N

4x Bianca

3x Ultra Ball

1x Computer Search

4x Pokémon Catcher

4x Switch

4x Energy Switch

=28

**Energy:**4x Double Colorless

10-12x Basic Energy

**=**14-16

**1.2.2. Darkrai EX/Sableye**

**Pokémon:**4x Sableye

4x Darkrai EX

=8

**4x N**

Trainer:

Trainer:

4x Professor Juniper

4x Bianca

2x Random Receiver

4x Ultra Ball

4x Pokemon Catcher

4x Dark Patch

4x PlusPower

4x Potion

2x Energy Switch

2x Dark Claw

1x Tool Scrapper

1x Computer Search

=40

**12x Darkness Energy**

Energy:

Energy:

=12

1.2.3. Empoleon/Terrakion/Mew EX1.2.3. Empoleon/Terrakion/Mew EX

Pokemon:Pokemon:

4x Piplup

3x Prinplup

4x Empoleon

2x Mew EX

2x Terrakion

1x Virizion

2x Emolga

=18

**Trainers:**4x N

3x Cheren

3x Skyla

2x Random Receiver

2x Ultra Ball

1x Computer Search

4x Rare Candy

4x Pokemon Catcher

3x Switch

2x Max Potion

2x Super Rod

=30

**Energy:**8x Water Energy

4x Blend Energy WLFM

=12

1.2.4. Garbodor variants1.2.4. Garbodor variants

**Registeel/Groudon variant**

Pokémon:Pokémon:

3x Trubbish

3x Garbodor

3x Registeel EX

2x Groudon EX

1x Terrakion

=12

**Trainer:**4x N

4x Juniper

4x Bianca

1x Skyla

1x Computer Search

2x Heavy Ball

2x Level Ball

3x EXP Share

4x Catcher

4x Switch

2x Eviolite

1x Giant Cape

2x Rescue Scarf

=34

**Energy:**9x Fighting

4x Double Colorless Energy

=13

**Straight Fighting variant**

Pokémon:Pokémon:

4x Landorus EX

2x Terrakion

1x Terrakion EX

2x Groudon EX

3x Trubbish

3x Garbodor

=15

**Trainer:**4x N

4x Juniper

4x Bianca

1x Cheren

2x Heavy Ball

2x Ultra Ball

1x Computer Search

3x EXP Share

4x Catcher

4x Switch

2x Eviolite

2x Rescue Scarf

=33

**Energy:**12x Fighting Energy

=12

1.2.5. Garchomp/Altaria

Pokemon:1.2.5. Garchomp/Altaria

Pokemon:

**3x Emolga**

4x Gible

3x Gabite

4x Garchomp

3x Swablu

3x Altaria

1x Shiny Rayquaza

=21

**Trainer:**4x Professor Juniper

4x N

4x Bianca

3x Cheren

3x Level Ball

1x Computer Search

4x Pokemon Catcher

3x Rare Candy

2x Super Rod

=28

**Energy:**7x Fighting Energy

4x Blend WFLM

=11

1.2.6. Darkrai EX/Mewtwo EX

Pokemon:1.2.6. Darkrai EX/Mewtwo EX

Pokemon:

4x Darkrai EX

3x Mewtwo EX

2x Sableye

=9

**Trainer:**4x Professor Juniper

4x N

4x Bianca

3x Random Receiver

3x Ultra Ball

1x Computer Search

4x Pokemon Catcher

4x Dark Patch

2x Dark Claw

2x Eviolite

4x Energy Switch

1x Potion

1x Max Potion

=37

**Energy:**10x Darkness Energy

4x Double Colorless Energy

=14

1.2.7. Klinklang/ EX1.2.7. Klinklang/ EX

Pokemon:Pokemon:

3x Klink

1x Klang

3x Klinklang

2x Keldeo EX

1x Groudon EX

1x Terrakion(NVI)

2x Darkrai EX

1x Kyogre EX

=14

**Trainer:**4x N

4x Professor Juniper

4x Skyla

2x Tropical Beach

1x Heavy Ball

3x Ultra Ball

1x Computer Search

4x Max Potion

3x Rare Candy

3x Pokemon Catcher

3x Eviolite

1x Tool Scrapper

1x Super Rod

=34

**Energy:**4x Metal

4x Blend WLFM

4x Prism Energy

=12

1.2.8. Terrakion/Mewtwo EX/Bouffalant

Pokémon:1.2.8. Terrakion/Mewtwo EX/Bouffalant

Pokémon:

4x Mewtwo EX

3x Terrakion

2x Bouffalant

=9

**Trainer:**4x Professor Juniper

3x Bianca

4x N

1x Skyla

4x Switch

2x Tool Scrapper

2x Eviolite

4x Ultra Ball

1x Computer Search

4x Pokémon Catcher

1x Potion

4x PlusPower

2x Random Receiver

=38

**Energy:**9x Fighting Energy

4x Double Colorless Energy

=13

1.2.9. Eelektrik/Raikou EX/Techs

1.2.9. Eelektrik/Raikou EX/Techs

**Pokémon:**4x Tynamo

4x Eelektrik

1x Zekrom EX

1x Zekrom

3x Raikou EX

2x Mewtwo EX

=15

**Trainer:**4x Professor Juniper

4x N

4x Bianca

4x Pokemon Catcher

2x Level Ball

2x Ultra Ball

1x Computer Search

3x Max Potion

4x Switch

1x Tool Scrapper

1x Super Rod

2x Skyarrow Bridge

=32

**Energy:**9x Lightning Energy

4x Double Colorless Energy

=13

1.2.10 Darkrai EX/Landorus EX/Terrakion

Pokemon:1.2.10 Darkrai EX/Landorus EX/Terrakion

Pokemon:

2x Sableye

3x Darkrai EX

2x Landorus EX

2x Terrakion

=9

**Trainer:**4x N

4x Professor Juniper

2x Skyla

2x Bianca

2x Random Receiver

4x Ultra Ball

4x Pokemon Catcher

4x Dark Patch

4x Energy Switch

2x Eviolite

2x Tool Scrapper

2x Potion

1x Computer Search

=37

**Energy:**5x Fighting Energy

9x Darkness Energy

=14

**1.2.11. Eelektrik/Rayquaza/EX**

Pokémon:Pokémon:

4x Tynamo

4x Eelektrik

2x Raikou EX

2x Rayquaza EX

2x Shiny Rayquaza

1x Ditto

1x Tornadus EX

=16

**Trainer:**4x Professor Juniper

4x N

4x Bianca

4x Pokemon Catcher

3x Level Ball

2x Ultra Ball

1x Computer Search

4x Switch

2x Tool Scrapper

2x Super Rod

1x Skyarrow Bridge

=31

Energy:Energy:

8x Lightning Energy

5x Fire Energy

=13

**1.2.12. Quad Sigilyph**

Pokémon:

4x SigilyphPokémon:

2x Mewtwo EX

**4x Professor Juniper**

Trainer:

Trainer:

4x N

4x Cheren

2x Skyla

4x Pokémon Catcher

4x Crushing hammer

2x Enhanced Hammer

3x Level Ball

4x PlusPower

3x Eviolite

2x Super Rod

2x Tool Scrapper

1x Ultra Ball

2x Skyarrow Bridge

=42

**8x Psychic Energy**

Energy:

Energy:

4x Double Colorless Energy

1.2.13. Hydreigon/Darkrai EX

1.2.13. Hydreigon/Darkrai EX

**Pokémon:**3x Darkrai EX

1x Shaymin EX

3x Hydreigon

1x Zweilos(Dragon type)

3x Deino (Noble Victories)

3x Sableye

1x Mewtwo EX

=14

**Trainer:**4x Professor Juniper

3x Skyla

4x N

4x Pokémon Catcher

3x Dark Patch

3x Rare Candy

2x Eviolite

3x Ultra Ball

1x Level Ball

1x Computer Search

3x Max Potion

2x Random Receiver

=34

**Energy:**8x Basic Darkness Energy

4x Blend Energy Grass/Fire/Psychic/Darkness

=12

1.2.14.

1.2.15.

1.2.16.

1.2.17.1.2.14.

1.2.15.

1.2.16.

1.2.17.

Hammertime wins :D

ReplyDeleteSo you're playing Blastoise with 0 Energy Retrievals..

ReplyDeleteGood catch elmaga, fixed!

ReplyDeleteI noticed no energy search in darkrai, though I would play 2 in a deck with 11+ energy slots and 1 with 10-

ReplyDeleteThe issue is Darkrai only uses Darkness Energy, so if an Energy Search is just going to grab a Darkness Energy, why not just use Darkness Energy over the Energy Search?

DeleteI'd play 1 energy search because then you can junk hunt for it.

Deletebecause sableye can grab energy search back if it has to.

DeleteIf you're going to Japan you must as well play the Japanese format. I recommend playing Plasma Klinklang because it prevents all Exs from attacking which puts most decks at a disadvantage. This deck uses Cobalion Ex and Cobalion as the main attackers which works really well for this deck. With Plasma Energy released over there Cobalion works to get rid of it easily. This deck also runs 2 Shift Gear Klinklang to move energy which also means Max Potion is used. Registeel Ex is used as a tech which is really good for this deck because of it's spread damage. For a draft list look on Pokegym. I recommend this deck because 2 of my friends Japan, Tokyo played the deck and won their League where there was Keldeo/Blastoise, Hammertime, Landorus/Mewtwo etc.

ReplyDeleteHi u will be at Japan till when? I will be in Tokyo Minami Senju area too! from 17th onwards hope to be able to meet!

ReplyDeleteI'd love to see a complete article on Ho-Oh. Pooka has pioneered it to success, and people are following his lead. It's among the more fun decks to play, but it's nice to have a starting list instead of either watching Pooka enough to copy his decklist, or simply trial and error.

ReplyDeleteI don't agree with the Klinklang deck: Groudon and Kyogre may have been good durning last US nationals but the format chaged after it. 2 new sets and a mini set where released and also it's now BW-on. So I say:

ReplyDelete-Kyogre EX

-Groudon EX

You have many options to what to add for them instead

maybe a second Terrakion (EX or normal)or

Sigliph/Mewtwo EX/Virizion/Cobalion

Hope I helped you a bit (thanks for the article)

Why are you talking Groudon and Kyogre if no one said anything about it. Anyways I agree with the Klinklang deck. I've seen deck lists and the have the potential to ruin every other Ex deck.

DeleteWhich Klinklang don't you agree with? His or the other person's Plasma Klinklang recommendation?

DeleteIt shouldn't be groudon or kyogre. It really should be landorus ex

DeleteI also don't agree with about every decklist above running 4 N and 4 Bianca

WAITO PIGGO GO HOME!

ReplyDelete