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My 2017-2018 Season Statement

The game has changed, and for the better.

I spent some of today and yesterday reading over old Sixprizes articles from 2011 and 2012. I am completely blown away by all the differences between the circuit of five years ago and the circuit of today.

For one, in 2011 you could "go to all the tournaments" easily. One simply had to attend their local Battle Roads and Cities, two weekends of States, Regionals, and Nationals. If one played in all the tournaments, they would only be attending four Tier Two tournaments, five if you include Worlds. Only one of these tournaments rivals today's tournaments in size, and that would be Nationals.

Today, within four hours from my house, I can go to four tournaments with over 500 Masters each. There are a plethora of tournaments to access. Cash prizes mean that one can spend to travel to tournaments with the possibility of making the money spent on a flight back. For the first time, last year multiple players made their living from prize…

Bears. Beets. Battlestoise Galactica.

I started playing Blastoise during the Cities season of 2015-2016 during some Expanded Cities in Missouri. I fell in love with the deck. You can hit high numbers, and it gives me a rush when I successfully execute Archie's Ace In The Hole.

I have personally received a lot of questions about the list as well as seen people requesting a Blastoise list on Heyfonte. I thought I would put the list here and explain card counts and matchups.

Here is my current list:

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Pokemon: 15 2 Keldeo EX 1 Articuno 1 Tapu Fini GX 2 Exeggcute 2 Blastoise 2 Shaymin EX 2 Tapu Lele GX 1 Lapras GX 1 Wishiwashi GX 1 Oranguru
T/S/S: 34 1 Computer Search 2 Field Blower 4 Superior Energy Retrieval 4 Battle Compressor 4 Ultra Ball 2 Acro Bike 4 Trainers' Mail 4 VS Seeker 2 Muscle Band 1 Float Stone
1 N 1 Lysandre 2 Archie's Ace in the Hole 2 Professor Juniper
Energy: 11 11 Water

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2 Keldeo EX

Keldeo used to be the main attacker of the deck, but it takes more of a back seat now as plenty of water at…