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An In-Depth Guide to the Legacy Format

Maybe some of you are remembering me by having written two articles on Top Deck Nation, but for those of you who don't know...

Steam Siege: The Set Review

Find out what the verdict is on the new Steam Siege expansion of the Pokemon Trading Card Game!

Finding Creativity in an Already Creative Format

Hey, everyone! Are you excited for U.S. Nationals next weekend? I am! With just a week and a half until the biggest tournament of...

“Power of the Gaia Volcano” – The Current State of Expanded and an Approach...

What's up, fellow Top Deck Nation readers? I'm back with another article, this time writing about the current state of the Black and White...

“Rise of the Thundercats” – 1st Place Kentucky States Tournament Report!

Hello, Top Deck Nation! My name is Michael McClure and I'm a Master from Kentucky. I don't have many big wins this season other than Top 64 at Indiana Regionals and now having won Kentucky States. I have thought that M Manectric-EX was one of the best cards in the game since it came out...

“The Trevenant Truth” – 1st Place Belgium Regionals Report

What's up, dear Top Deck Nation readers? My name is Nico Sutter and I have been playing the Pokemon Trading Card Game now for...

“Spooky Trees” – 1st Place Texas and Top 4 Oklahoma States Reports!

Hello, Top Deck Nation!  My name is Kayden Shivers, and I am a first-year Senior from the Dallas area.  I have been playing Pokémon...

“Eye of the Spider” – Analyzing State Championships Thus Far and Looking Ahead

How’s it going, Top Deck Nation readers? With State Championships drawing to a close this weekend, I thought it would be fitting to take...

“The Lock Ness Monster” – A Top 2 Texas States Report and the Future...

  Hello, Top Deck Nation readers! My name is Alexander Nichols, and I am a Senior from Houston, Texas. I have won numerous League Challenges,...

“Croaking the Competition” – A Top 4 Illinois States Report

After the reveal of Greninja BREAK, there was plenty of hype surrounding the card, and why not? It has 170 HP, a great Ability, synergy with the existing Greninja XY, and the same strategy of the somewhat similar “snipe” decks using Crobat PHF. There was also plenty of doubt though - how could a Stage 3 (essentially) be viable in a format where we don’t even see Stage 2’s do well? Many, myself included, set out to make it work...