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Battle Carnival Spring Fukuoka

B League(Masters-Seniors) Top 4

1st Place: Katagiri EitaGenesect EX/Virizon EX/Hypnotoxic Laser/Virbank City Gym

2nd Place: Kaida Tatsuya Hydreigon/Darkrai/Virizon EX/Absol/Hypnotoxic Laser/Virbank City Gym

3rd Place: Klingklang/Cobalion/Cobalion EX

4th Place: Team Plasma (Kyurem, Deoxys EX, Thundurus EX)

A- League (Juniors)

1st Place: Kanehira Kouta Team Plasma (Deoxys EX/Kyurem/Thundurus EX/Keldeo EX)

2nd Place:  Blastoise/Keldeo EX/Moltres/Kecleon

3rd Place: Klingklang/Cobalion/Cobalion EX

4th Place: Deoxys EX/Thundurus EX/Mewtwo EX/Zekrom

Very, very interesting results here. We see 2 decks which are literally ripped apart by Fire, which could mean big Fire techs coming for the next Carnival. Team Plasma is still doing relatively well, despite the strong anti-Plasma card pool available to the Japanese, not least of all Garchomp and Item-lock decks running Silver Mirror. However, this could just be strength by numbers. Like Luxchomp of years past, it is still the de facto BDIF to play in a large meta.

Silver Mirror – Trainer

Pokemon Tool: Attach a Pokemon Tool to 1 of your Pokemon that doesn’t already have a Pokemon Tool attached to it.

If the Pokemon this Tool is attached to is not a Pokemon-EX, it is unaffected by damage and effects from Team Plasma Pokemon.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).

As far as I know, it is the first time Fukuoka has hosted a Battle Carnival. As it is, it might just be a regional meta-game where a deck came out first. This is not unlike how well Rayquaza/Eelektrik decks did in some of the American State Championships.

Further proof lies in the fact that the winners seem to be less well known, as compared to those belonging to teams based in Tokyo.

EDIT: I stand corrected. I have just read that Katagiri Eita is a first year senior who went 4-3 at the Worlds Championships in 2012 as a Junior. Are we looking at the future steward of Japan? Somebody to reclaim Japanese dominance in the Senior category for Worlds 2013?

However, I’m quite certain that the Tokyo-ites and Nagoya-ians will use this as the basis for choosing their decks for their own Battle Carnival.


Having shot to prominence with his 1st place Regionals report, Kennard Tham should be a familiar name since the previous month.

Join me as we take a look at how Kennard ticks!

One of the few photos I managed to find of Kennard which isn't of him displaying his bulging muscles.

One of the few photos I managed to find of Kennard which isn’t of him displaying his bulging muscles.


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.