Pokémon TCG: Players Cup II Finals - Pikarom vs Pikarom

The Pokémon TCG Players Cup II Championship was played over the weekend and the final two decks were both Pikarom. The final match was Zach Lesage of Canada vs Brent Tonisson of the UK.

In a format that is dominated by Zacian ADP and with Pikarom losing so much with Electropower and Thunder Mountain everyone assumed it would no longer be a competitive deck. However new Pokémon cards like Vikavolt V and Boltund V, and trainer item cards like Crushing Hammer has help keep this deck in the top tier.

Each player was using a slight variation of the deck with Zach's winning deck being a Mew3 (MewMew) hybrid. The only other major difference in Pokémon is Zach choosing to use Vikavolt V as a stall tactic while Brent went with Tapu Koko V for draw support.

The rest of the Top 16 featured; a Baby Blows Deck, 4 Zacian ADP Deck, 3 additional Pikarom Decks, a Lightning Mew3 Deck, a Centiskortch V Deck, 2 Zacian LucMetals Decks, and 1 Eternatus VMAX Deck.

Zach's Pikarom Mew3 Deck List

Pokemon - 13

2 Pikachu & Zekrom-GX TEU 33

2 Boltund V RCL 67

2 Dedenne-GX UNB 57

2 Mewtwo & Mew-GX UNM 71

1 Raichu & Alolan Raichu-GX UNM 54

1 Tapu Koko Prism Star TEU 51

1 Vikavolt V DAA 60

1 Crobat V DAA 104

1 Eldegoss V CPA 5

Trainer - 34

4 Marnie CPA 56

3 Professor's Research CPA 62

3 Boss's Orders RCL 154

1 Team Yell Grunt CPA 67

4 Quick Ball SSH 179

4 Switch SSH 183

4 Crushing Hammer SSH 159

2 Electromagnetic Radar UNB 169

2 Energy Switch SSH 162

2 Reset Stamp UNM 206

1 Cherish Ball UNM 191

2 Air Balloon SSH 156

2 Chaotic Swell CEC 187

Energy - 13

10 Lightning Energy 4

3 Speed Lightning Energy RCL 173


Brent's Pikarom Deck List

Pokemon - 11

2 Pikachu & Zekrom-GX TEU 33

2 Boltund V RCL 67

2 Dedenne-GX UNB 57

1 Raichu & Alolan Raichu-GX UNM 54

1 Tapu Koko Prism Star TEU 51

1 Tapu Koko V SSH 72

1 Crobat V DAA 104

1 Eldegoss V CPA 5

Trainer - 36

4 Professor's Research CPA 62

3 Marnie CPA 56

3 Boss's Orders RCL 154

4 Quick Ball SSH 179

4 Switch SSH 183

4 Crushing Hammer SSH 159

3 Electromagnetic Radar UNB 169

3 Energy Switch SSH 162

2 Reset Stamp UNM 206

2 Air Balloon SSH 156

2 Big Charm SSH 158

2 Chaotic Swell CEC 187

Energy - 13

10 Lightning Energy 4

3 Speed Lightning Energy RCL 173

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