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Yu Yu Hakusho
Subject: Pokemon: Dutch Nationals Report
I'm back with another report.
This time it's nationals, and it's my only chance to
make it to Worlds, So I pick the deck which I feel most
comfortable with: Lunasol.
I also thought my metagame was mostly Dragtrode and BLS,
which seem pretty easy for Lunasol, But there was
another deck I didn't quite expect.
On friday I travelled together with Rob to the location,
where a 4-day pokemon madness was going on, Nationals
was on Sunday, but we just wanted to see how many people
went to the pokemon-marathon and to trade some cards.
It appeared that the location was WAY too small for 140
players, and the tables pretty sucked too.
Also there were no windows or something in the hall so
it was terrible.
After this we went to the rest of our team for the
I mostly tested my match-up versus Arcanine ex, Gengar,
Metanite, BLS, and mirror.
We had lots of fun and good food so thanks Maurice
(Raichu88), Jamal, and Rob.
On sunday I woke up late so I missed breakfast and we
took off right away.
Everyone was tired as heck but that didn't really stop
us to sing some classics :D At the location we (the 15+
age category) were sent to another museum to play,
because the primary location and tables were way too
So we play in full luxury, and we make the last few
changes to our decks.
Maurice plays the exact same list as I did, and Jamal
plays T1 ttar ex, Rob goes Gengar.
I won a CC in the Netherlands, you get an auto-Bye on
nationals for this.
Round 2 vs Mirja T w/ Politoed stall
I played the exact same match at regionals.
I start, and get a full setup to knock out her poliwag.
I reversal-kill another, but eventually she gets a toed
EX and I flip all my Energy removal 2 tails.
So she manages to fetch two prizes before solrock DX's
bench damage, desert ruins, and a target blast tear her
The game gets easy from here on, and I win.
Round 3 vs Remco H w/ arcanine EX
He plays magby and full flame along with it, and gets a
headstart on me because I flip my first coin flips
I do setup at some point and get a lucky EXP.all topdeck,
which brings me back into the game.
We both flip all our first ER2 and reversal tails, which
makes it slightly easier for me to win.
Round 4 vs Ron S w/ Flariados
Here's the deck I didn't expect in this quantity on
nationals, and I think all Flariados got this far too.
I get the most crappy start ever, which costs me 2
solrock, but eventually I get back in the game.
It was a bit too late though, and because Ariados has 10
HP too much for me, I never get to make things serious.
He also flips 3 out of 3 super scoop up heads, which
prevented the Flareon EXs from knocking out. (desert
ruins and cursed stone got about 80 damage on his
flareons.) I flip my spider traps tails and from that
point there was no hope left for this match.
Round 5 vs Thomas w/ Typh ex and trode ex and ray ex
Finally a easy matchup, desert ruins and cursed stone
add a lot of damage here, and 2 of his main attackers
are weak to fighting too.
He got a lone voltorb start, and didnt play any
trainers, so I used my foresight on his Top 5 cards to
make him draw energy.
He used a TV reporter to draw into his Prof elm's, but
he never can use it.
I look at his hand afterwards and it was pretty much 1
voltorb, 5 energy, and a typhlosion ex.
Round 6 vs Jeroen L w/ Flariados.
Fortunately, he doesn't know the match-up and also
doesn't play ER2.
which make things clear.
He was undefeated from here, but got 1 loss for missing
the first round. My tievreak was really low, So I
couldn't really afford to give him a bye. sorry jeroen.
The match was pretty back and forth, my stadiums again
hurt the flareons a lot, and this time it seems like I
finally have a positive flipping result. we go even on
ariados and lunatone kills, but his Flareon EXs getting
knocked out by stadium damage got me the win.
We play Top 8, and I'm really glad I made it because I
just missed the cut last year.
Raichu88, playing the exact same list got 16th,
unfortunately Jamal and Rob missed the cut too.
They got 11th and 12th. Too bad guys =(
At first I was kinda bummed because the Top 8 seemd full
of bad match ups, but the last round was crazy. All
those bad matchups lost the last round, most of them
missing the cut.
Top 8 vs Erik vd L w/ BLS
I finally get to play BLS!
This matchup is pretty easy and the first match was no
exception. He starts off with Jirachi HL, and gets a
quicky stoise. I ER2 about everything he has and I
reversal the stoise. drop desert ruins.
He got 100 damage on his stoise turn 3, while ruins is
He rains and retreats for jirachi's trying to get a
second blastoise, but fails.
Match 2 was pretty much the same, he lets me start
(thanks btw), and I get a full setup again.
I kill jirachi's and eventually the stoise again for the
easy win. by coinf flips were tremendous in this match
Top 4 vs Manuel w/ Lunarock
I get to start, which really relieves me, but he got a
really solid setup. he got to damage my lunatones with a
turn 1 solrock dx, and the match was really difficult.
(even though I probably knew his whole list) I damage
his Solrock back for 60 damage, so he really needs to
the game from here on goes back and forth, we kill
eachothers lunatone's, but at the near end he made a
He rooted his other solrock DX for attack purposes too,
knocking out his lunatone with 60 damage, and also
giving me OHKO's from here on.
(he already used retrievers) I win.
Match 2 was pretty much the same, but he started and
flips better than me too.
I tried but I couldn't really catch up with his prize
He finishes the match 1 minute before time is called
We start a new game with 6 prizes, but this time, I get
to start. I get a Turn 2 50 damage on his solrock LM.
all I have to do now is wait for a reversal/psy energy.
he tries to burn + paralyze me, but I retreat off and
dont bench anymore luna's.
My first admin didn't got me anything. but my second one
got me 2 psychic energy AND 2 reversals.
Finals vs Anna S w/ Flariados
the national champ of last year.
Game 1 she didn't start all that good and I was able to
take some prizes before she did.
We Knock out eachothers pokemon, but the prize advantage
won me the game.
The second game went pretty much the same, but she had
some ridiculous coin flips here.
I think we flipped 3 times for the game, but all were in
her advantage =( she finishes me off 10 seconds before
time is called >____<
Phew, I can start this one, and my Luna + reversal on
eevee get me the win.
We play out for fun though and she would've won this...
SO I MAKE IT TO WORLDS AGAIN!
I'm 17 years old, so that means I get to take another
person with me to worlds.
Luckily I have good parents and they let me take a
friend with me.
I could've choose Jamal or Rob, but I really want the
Netherlands to do well at worlds this year, So I choose
the only player in Top 4 who was Top 8 and Almost won
versus me in the finals.
- Prize support (even though we didnt receive boosters
because they were 'missing')
- The whole weekend. thanks Jamal, Maurice, and Rob.
- my opponents
- my deck
- opponents luck/no luck for me
- the tournament location
- only facing 1 deck with pidgeot =/
I'll send pojo the pics later. (when I have received
Greets and see ya at worlds,
Kevin de M, Kevin89