Pokémon TCG: Champions League 2021 Master Champion


The Champions League 2021 was hosted in Yokohama Japan on October 3rd (Sat) and 4th (Sun). The games from the qualifying to the final of the Master League were streamed on multiple platforms. The event had over 1500 players where the final match of the Masters League was between Takamatsugen's Lucmetal/Zacian V deck and Terada Kate's Baby Blowns deck.

Japan doesn't follow the same rotation schedule and therefore the below deck lists are not Standard legal but with a little modification may still be usable. One card in each deck is from Astonishing Volt Tackle (s4) and will not be available until Vivid Voltage is released. While Terada's deck was made available by the Japanese Pokémon Twitter account, I had to watch multiple gameplays for Takamatsugen's deck and may have a few cards wrong.

1st Place Baby Blowns Deck

Baby Blacephalon is one of the best Decks in TCG. Its ability to knockout any Pokémon with a single attack (with the necessary Energy) regardless of its amount of HP, makes it so popular.

The Deck also has the Talonflame V which will be released with Vivid Voltage in November. Its first  attack can be used on the first turn of the game, discarding your hand and drawing 6 new cards.

##Pokémon - 12

* 1 Cramorant V SSH 155

* 1 Crobat V DAA 104

* 1 Galarian Zigzagoon SSH 117

* 2 Blacephalon UNB 32

* 1 Blacephalon-GX LOT 52

* 1 Reshiram & Charizard-GX UNB 20

* 2 Jirachi TEU 99

* 1 Marshadow UNB 81

* 1 Oricorio-GX CEC 95

* 1 Tapu Fini UNM 53

* 1 Talonflame V s4 16

##Trainer Cards - 33

* 4 Quick Ball SSH 179

* 4 Switch SSH 183

* 4 Fire Crystal UNB 173

* 1 Pal Pad SSH 172

* 4 Fiery Flint DRM 60

* 3 Scoop Up Net RCL 165

* 1 Ordinary Rod SSH 171

* 2 Pokémon Catcher SSH 175

* 2 Reset Stamp UNM 206

* 4 Welder UNB 189

* 1 Boss's Orders RCL 154

* 2 Giant Hearth UNM 197

* 1 Heat Factory {*} LOT 178

##Energy - 14

* 14 Fire Energy SMEnergy 11

Total Cards - 59


2nd Place Lucmetal/Zacian V Deck

The basic idea of ​​the Deck is to reduce the amount of damage your Metal-Type Pokémon receive from the attacks of your opponent. This is achieved with the GX attack of Lucario & Melmetal-GX and with the help of cards like Metal Goggles and the New Coating Energy which will be in Vivid Voltage.

##Pokémon - 14

* 1 Oranguru SUM 113

* 1 Absol TEU 88

* 1 Crobat V DAA 104

* 2 Jirachi TEU 99

* 2 Lucario & Melmetal-GX PR-SM 192

* 1 Solgaleo {*} UPR 89

* 3 Zacian V SSH 138

* 2 Zamazenta V SSH 139

* 1 Tapu Fini UNM 53

##Trainer Cards - 33

* 4 Quick Ball SSH 179

* 2 Metal Goggles TEU 148

* 4 Metal Saucer SSH 170

* 2 Tag Call CEC 206

* 1 Guzma & Hala CEC 193

* 4 Switch SSH 183

* 1 Tool Scrapper RCL 168

* 1 Cynthia & Caitlin CEC 189

* 2 Power Plant UNB 183

* 1 Metal Frying Pan FLI 112

* 3 Marnie SSH 169

* 2 Mallow & Lana CEC 198

* 2 Professor's Research SSH 178

* 1 Escape Board UPR 122

* 1 Reset Stamp UNM 206

* 2 Boss's Orders RCL 154

* 1 Great Catcher CEC 192

##Energy - 13

* 2 Coating Metal Energy s4a 100

* 9 Metal Energy SMEnergy 17

* 1 Capture Energy RCL 171

Total Cards - 60

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