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After a long wait, the official PTCG blog in Japan has finally revealed one of the winning lists for Battle Carnivals. Those going to Worlds might very well want to see how one of their fellow competitors from Japan builds his decks!

B-League’s Kakinoki Junichi


3 Genesect EX
4 Virizon EX
4 Drifloon (Megalo-Cannon)
2 Drifblim (DE)
2 Drifblim (Megalo-Cannon)
1 Mr.Mime (PLF)

Pokemon: 16

4 Professor Juniper
4 N
4 Skyla
2 Colress
1 Shadow Triad
3 Ultra Ball
3 Pokemon Catcher
2 Energy Switch
2 Enhanced Hammer
2 Colress Machine
1 G-Booster
1 Tropical Beach
2 Skyarrow Bridge

Trainers: 31

10 Grass
3 Plasma

Energy: 13



Posted: May 30, 2013 in Article
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If you are a reader of my blog, yes all five of you raise your hands, you will know Flip or Die does not usually release decklists unless they are on public domain already. But today is a special occasion, like when you drink too much and regret it in the morning.

So here I am, with a deck list I’m going to post so that people can juxtapose it with an existing one. I’m not out for blood because the flaws in the deck are so obvious even an amateur deckbuilder like me can spot them.

Now I know the intentions for the “bad” list is for the better players to keep their cards closer to their chest, in a manner of speaking. Furthermore it is not said anywhere that it is a “good” or even “decent” list. The exact word used is “concept”. Still, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

So I too, took a look around online and remixed a list from the ones I saw. It has 4 Lasers and Virbank to closely resemble the core concept of the Carnival winning list.



B-League (Master-Seniors)

1st place: Genesect EX/Virizon EX/Drifblim BCR/Drifblim Megalo-Cannon /Mr. Mime

2nd place: Blastoise/Keldeo EX/Black Kyurem EX/Victini

3rd place: Darkrai/Absol ps/Sableye

4th place: Gothitelle/Accelgor/Musharna/Dusknoir

A-League (Juniors)

1st place: Trubbish/Sigilyph/Sawk/Masquerain


2nd place: Team Plasma with Cobalion and Keldeo EX

3rd place: Team Plasma

4th place: Team Plasma with Absol Ps and Keldeo EX

Spoilers for the new cards in the first place decks are as follows, credits to

Sawk – Fighting – HP90
Basic Pokemon

[C] Square Kick: 10+ damage. If the Defending Pokemon is a Team Plasma Pokemon, this attack does 40 more damage.
[F][C][C] Low Kick: 60 damage.

Weakness: Psychic (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 1

Drifblim – Psychic – HP100
Stage 1 – Evolves from Drifloon

Ability: Floaty Balloon
Each of this Pokemon’s attacks require one less [C] Energy for each Team Plasma Pokemon your opponent has in play.

[C][C][C] Derail: 70 damage. Discard 1 Energy card attached to the Defending Pokemon.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 0

Sigilyph – Psychic – HP90
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Item Box
This Pokemon can have up to 4 Pokemon Tools attached to it. (If this Ability is negated, discard Pokemon Tools until there’s one left.)

[P][C][C] Cutting Wind: 70 damage.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 1

Masquerain – Grass – HP80
Stage 1 (Team Plasma) – Evolves from Surskit

Ability: Reversing Tool
Any number of times during your turn (before your attack), you may return a Pokemon Tool card attached to one of your Pokemon to your hand.
[C][C][C] Bug Bite: 60 damage.

Weakness: Fire (x2)
Resistance: none


Retreat: 1

B-league (Masters-Seniors)

1st: Suicune/Terrakion/Silver Mirror
2nd: Team Plasma
3rd: Rayquaza/Zebstrika/Eelektrik/Silver Mirror
4th: Darkrai/Absol

B-League (Juniors)
1st: Team Plasma

What is the Japanese No.1 tournament?
A special tournament on the last day of the Tokyo Battle Carnival. Participants were the winners of the previous Battle Carnival tournaments and the survivors of the Last Chance Qualifiers.
The format was Single Elimination, BW-on

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Here’s the second part of what I had wanted to write: A look at the decks of the metagame around the Battle Carnival (BC) period in Japan.