Calvin Connor

Calvin Connor

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Hello my name is Calvin Connor I have been playing the Pokémon TCG for 12 years now and have earned 7 invitations to the Pokémon World championship. I am currently a pro Pokémon player for the Shuffle Squad and have recently earned my invitation to the Pokémon World Championship placing 9th place in the 2022 Pokémon World Championship and also being the highest placing player from the United States at the most recent Pokémon World championship. I am a very inclusive person and support any player from any gender and any background I truly believe that Pokémon can be played by anyone and that This game is very inclusive to all people from any background. I am respectful to all and very easy going I will work through any challenges a player may have in the Pokémon TCG and try my very best to make you improve as a player and to reach your goals as a player. With all of that being said, I offer a refreshing take on the game and I'm sure I can teach you how to play Pokémon TCG better. The areas that I excel in are: deck building, sequencing, prize mapping, game planning, general skill set growth and meta gaming for events. I cannot wait to start our journey!


Charizard Post Rotation
I have noticed that many people are surprised by Charizard/Bibarel being the more popular and stronger deck for post-rotation. Here are my thoughts on why Bibarel is the better partner for the deck:(center) With Prime Catcher being in format, it is a lot easier for decks that play Radiant Greninja to use Prime Catcher and
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Snorlax Control Pokemon overview
Hello, I recently got 5th place out of 1985 players at the San Antonio Regional Championship. I started off the event with a 9.0 record through Swiss rounds on day 1. This will go through the Pokemon in the deck, what they are for and how they help you win games. (center) Snorlax The first card that we will look at is Snorlax, the real superstar of the deck. Snorlax is the main Pokémon in the deck, and using the block ability will force your opponent to be unable to retreat their active Pokémon, thereby compelling whatever Pokémon is in the active position to knock out your active Snorlax. With many support
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Top 5 decks
1 Gardevoir EX I think that Gardevoir is in a great spot currently in the meta. There are a lot of positive matchups for the deck. With the emergence of Roaring Moon as a top deck and Miraidon losing popularity due to Roaring Moon becoming the more popular big basic attacking deck. Gardevoir is slowly becoming a way better play. Also, with the increase in Giratina and Charizard in the current meta, Gardevoir is looking like a very strong choice. It feels strange to say, but Gardevoir has a way better Lost zone  matchup than it did in
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