The Pokémon World Championship has ended, and it was an exciting time in competitive Pokémon. Those fortunate enough to attend the event in Japan got a unique Pokémon experience, and those who got to watch got the excitement of watching pros play the games we love. I mostly watched the TCG coverage, but you can find the complete coverage of important matches of every event on the official Pokémon YouTube channel.

I did not intend to watch as much as I did. I was just going to earn my packs and move on but was quickly sucked in by the fanfare. It made for terrific background noise, and it was cool to see how people played the different decks in the meta. I learned a few tricks that have made me a better player.

Congratulations to this year’s champion, Vance Kelley! As someone who plays a lot of Mew, I was very excited to see the deck perform so well at worlds. I picked up a few new tricks that I am sure will elevate my game, but it was such an exciting match. I recommend you check it out if you have some time.


And the deck that won it all:

  • Pokemon – 13
    • 4 Mew V FST 113
    • 3 Mew VMAX FST 114
    • 1 Meloetta FST 124
    • 4 Genesect V FST 185
    • 1 Oricorio FST 42
  • Trainer – 40
    • 1 Judge SVI 176
    • 2 Nest Ball SVI 181
    • 1 Pal Pad SVI 182
    • 4 Ultra Ball SVI 196
    • 2 Boss’s Orders (Ghetsis) PAL 172
    • 2 Choice Belt PAL 176
    • 1 Iono PAL 185
    • 2 Switch Cart ASR 154
    • 1 Box of Disaster LOR 154
    • 2 Lost City LOR 161
    • 2 Lost Vacuum LOR 162
    • 3 Forest Seal Stone SIT 156
    • 1 Escape Rope BST 125
    • 1 Path to the Peak CRE 148
    • 1 Crystal Cave EVS 144
    • 4 Battle VIP Pass FST 225
    • 4 Cram-o-matic FST 229
    • 2 Elesa’s Sparkle FST 233
    • 4 Power Tablet FST 236
  • Energy – 7
    • 4 Fusion Strike Energy FST 244
    • 3 Double Turbo Energy BRS 151

Worlds 2024

The location for next year’s Worlds was also announced. Next year, the event will be held in beautiful Honolulu, HI.

But as exiting as this news may be, it is such a tragedy what is going on right now with the wild fires. In an efforts to help the families devastated by the fires, The Pokémon Company International has donated $200,000 to the Hawaii Wildfire Relief Fund. If you have the means, please consider making a donation.

New Cards and Mechanics

They also announced that ancient and future Pokémon, and ACE spec cards will be coming to the TCG in the set we are getting in November. We got teased some very cool cards that I are sure to shake up standard.

Pokémon UNITE

It looks like Blaziken, Mimikyu, and Meowscarada are joining the roster in Pokémon

Blaziken is expected to release on September 19th, the rest are yet to be announced.

Path to the Peak

And if you haven’t done so, make sure you watch Pokémon: Path to the Peak. It is a cute miniseries you can watch free on YouTube!

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