FOLLOW LIVE: 2019 LAIC


Global CP ranking is for 2019-20 season. Global Limitless ranking is for past 12 months.  

Day 1 Coverage Team
If you have any questions about what's going on at LAIC, look for our live coverage team members in Twitch chat or follow them on Twitter--they'll be able to give you information or at least point you in the right direction. 

RK9 Labs pairings
PokéStats matchup info  (compiled by Alec Geissler and Luke Morsa)

Notable players and decks
Nico Alabas - Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX
Daniel Altavilla - Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX/Mismagius
Benjamin Branch - Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
Igor Costa - Garchomp & Giratina-GX/Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX/Mismagius/Omastar
Connor Finton - Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
Stéphane Ivanoff - Quagsire/Silvally-GX/Keldeo-GX/Blastoise & Piplup-GX
Zach Lesage - Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
Grant Manley - Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX/Mismagius
Matias Matricardi - Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
Darin O'Meara -  Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
Jimmy Pendarvis - Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX/Mismagius
Rahul Reddy - Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
Ian Robb - Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
Robin Schulz - Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX
Emery Taylor - Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox 
Pedro Eugenio Torres - Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX
Gustavo Wada - Garchomp & Giratina-GX/Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX/Mismagius/Omastar
Sander Wojcik - Doll Stall with Latios-GX, Mareep, Omastar, Unown LOT 91, and Will


Stream match recaps

Round 8: Rafael Santos (6-0-1, Blacephalon & Pidgeotto) 1-2 Robin Shultz (6-1-0, Reshiram & Charizard-GX [Ability] )
Game one was wrapped up quickly by Robin Shultz as Rafael was unable to bench any basic Pokemon. Game two threatened a similar ending as Rafael was unable to play a supporter turn one. As the game progressed, Rafael demonstrated the benefits of Pidgeotto's Air Mail ability. Rafael had no trouble finding the resources he needed and with neither player opting to tech Reset Stamp, Rafael was able to close out game two. Game three, similar to game one, was another demonstration of how quickly Robin's deck can set up. Robin won the series during his second turn of the game after Rafael could not bench a basic Pokemon. Both players will move on to Day 2. -Erin Palmer 

Round 7:

Round 6: Zach Lesage (4-1-0, Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX) 1-2 Jimmy Pendarvis (4-1-0, Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX/Mismagius)
Due to some confusion with the stream graphics, some details are unclear about this series. It was initially believed by most of the twitch chat, casters, and stream production that Zach scooped the first game to Jimmy. However, Jimmy scooped game one to Zach, after Zach used Girafarig to send Jimmy's only out to Keldeo-GX (Ultra Forest Kartenvoy) to the Lost Zone. In game two, we watched Jimmy hit every resource needed to dominate this matchup. He closed out the game by flashing a Great Catcher to Zach, who followed this action with a swift scoop as both Regional Champion Veterans knew time was limited. Jimmy then had another explosive start to game three compared to a slow one on Zach Lesage's side of the board. As a result, Jimmy beat the clock and Zach to win this series. -Erin Palmer


Round 5: Nico Alabas (4-0-0, Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX) 2-0 Stéphane Ivanoff (4-0-0, Quagsire/Silvally/Keldeo-GX/Blastoise & Piplup-GX)
An unusual deck from two-time International Champion Stéphane Ivanoff found difficulty overcoming what many viewers assumed would be a favorable matchup, due to the Water-type Weakness of the attackers in Nico Alabas's Fire deck. Alabas played the matchup extremely well, making use of his single-Prize attackers to deal with Ivanoff's Keldeo-GX and offset the Prize trade in his favor. Despite having the new Silvally-GX to draw cards, Ivanoff often struggled to find what he needed and continually power up attackers. Both games were fairly close, but despite Ivanoff's attempts to force a tie as time in the round expired, Alabas was able to pull off a big Hot Burn GX to close out the second game. -Tate Whitesell

Round 4: Karl Blake (3-0-0, Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX) 1-1 Sander Wojcik (3-0-0, Doll Stall with Latios-GX, Mareep, Omastar, and Will)
Sander Wojcik, known for playing off-the-wall stall and control decks, brought possibly his wackiest concoction yet this weekend, putting a spin on the Florges/Lillie's Poké Doll "Doll Stall" archetype by adding cards such as Mareep, Omastar, Latios-GX, and Will. In game 1, Wojcik was no doubt disappointed to see Blake play down a Cryogonal--this prevented Wojcik from using his Lillie's Poké Doll, and Blake was able to take the first game quickly. In game 2, Wojcik had to look for an alternate win condition, and he found it in Unown LOT 91. In a thrilling conclusion to the series, since Blake did not play Reset Stamp in his list, Wojcik was able to accumulate 35 cards in hand and use Unown's HAND Ability to win on turn 3 of time, forcing a tie. -Tate Whitesell

Round 3: Connor Finton (2-0-0, Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX0-2 Pedro Torres (2-0-0, Arceus & Palkia & Dialga-GX)
Torres began game 1 with three of his Jirachi Prized--but luckily, he started his fourth copy in the Active spot and even had an Escape Board to go with it. He also had a Lillie to get a strong turn 1 setup. Finton also hit the turn 1 Lillie. Both players' second turns again mirrored each other's as they both used Altered Creation GX. Finton then whiffed the Energy Switch he needed to start attacking with Keldeo-GX. On Torres's third turn, he KOd Finton's Keldeo-GX with Drampa, prompting a quick concession from Finton. In game 2, both players started Keldeo-GX. Finton took the first Prize of the game, but Torres was the first to use Altered Creation GX. Both players traded KOs with the help of Great Catcher. In the end, Torres was able to thin his deck enough to find his last Great Catcher and take the win. -Kashvinder Mann

Round 2: Grant Manley (1-0-0, Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX/Mismagius0-2 Rahul Reddy (1-0-0, Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox)
Game 1 was not streamed due to technical difficulties. Reddy commented after the match that Manley missed drawing into a Reset Stamp in game 1, which was important in helping Reddy win. In game 2, both players had strong first-turn setups, but on his second turn, Manley whiffed a few combo pieces and was unable to attack. Reddy then hit a second Welder to set up multiple Mewtwo & Mew-GX, and seeing the writing on the wall, Manley scooped to end this short series. -Kashvinder Mann

Round 1: Denner Ramires (0-0-0, Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox) 2-1 Danny Altavilla (0-0-0, Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX/Mismagius)
In Game 1, Ramires Prized two Welder while Altavilla Prized two Dusk Stone. Altavilla managed to set up the Beast Ring turn on turn 2, and his Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX picked up 4 Prizes with the help of Beast Bringer. Altavilla then took the first game with Naganadel & Guzzlord’s GX attack. Ramires played slowly throughout game 2, performing actions such as shuffling in between search cards. After a misplay from Altavilla, Ramires won a close game 2. Altavilla started game 3 by attaching to a lone Misdreavus and passing--an unfortunate unlucky start that gave Ramires the opening to simply find a Welder and win the series, which he did. Altavilla, who was the 2018 LAIC Champion, tweeted after the match that he believed he threw the series. -Kashvinder Mann

2019 Portland Regionals: Day 2 Players and Decks

Below are the players who obtained 19 or more match points to advance to Day 2 of the 2019 Portland Regional Championships. Decks are being added as we continue to receive updates.
  • The complete Day 1 metagame breakdown from RK9 Labs is here.
  • The complete Day 1 final standings are here

  1. Le Bui (8-0-1), Night March
  2. Ian Robb (7-0-2), Zoroark-GX/Garbodor
  3. Drew Kennett (7-1-1), Moltres & Zapdos & Articuno-GX/Ho-Oh-EX/Ninja Boy
  4. Kiernan Wagner (7-1-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  5. Chris Collins (7-1-1), Crabominable
  6. Preston Ellis (7-1-1), Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX/Aromatisse
  7. Kevin Clemente (7-1-1), Zoroark-GX/Garbodor
  8. Liam Williams (7-1-1), Buzzwole/Lycanroc-GX/Octillery
  9. Michael Pramawat (7-1-1), Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
  10. Chris Gunn (7-1-1), Turbo Dark with Zoroark-GX
  11. Ivan Stoyenov (7-1-1), Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX/Aromatisse
  12. Andrew Muñoz (7-2-0), Zoroark-GX/Vileplume
  13. Bradley Ireland (6-1-2), Gardevoir-GX/Gallade
  14. Calvin Connor (6-1-2), Zoroark-GX Control
  15. Daniel Altavilla (6-1-2), Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
  16. Alvin Ng (6-1-2), Night March
  17. Kevin Abernathy (6-1-2), Turbo Dark
  18. Zak Turchansky (6-1-2), Shock Lock
  19. Chris Stotts (6-2-1), Turbo Dark
  20. Zach Lesage (6-2-1), Hitmonchan/Wobbuffet with Primal Groudon-EX
  21. Kian Amini (6-2-1), Turbo Dark
  22. Brian Bacigalupi (6-2-1), Turbo Dark with 3 Weavile-GX
  23. Zane Nelson (6-2-1)
  24. Derrick Hong (6-2-1), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  25. Kaden Brent (6-2-1), Buzzwole/Garbodor
  26. Michael Catron (6-2-1), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  27. John Gawaran (5-0-4), Hitmonchan/Wobbuffet/Ultra Beasts
  28. Dylan Young (5-0-4), Mewtwo & Mew-GX/Vileplume Toolbox
  29. James Washer (6-2-1), Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX/Aromatisse
  30. Simon Narode (6-2-1), Shock Lock
  31. Kevin Tran (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Hand Lock
  32. Trevore Read (6-2-1), Turbo Dark
  33. Caleb Gedemer (6-2-1), Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
  34. Bodhi Tracy (6-2-1), Zoroark-GX/Garbodor
  35. Andrew Mancuso (6-2-1), Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX/Aromatisse
  36. Zachary Everest (6-2-1), Lucario-GX/Octillery
  37. Andrew Whitfield (6-2-1)
  38. Brandon Jones (6-2-1), Greninja BREAK
  39. Malachi Sparks (6-2-1), Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX/Aromatisse
  40. Chase Moloney (6-2-1), Turbo Dark
  41. Grant Manley (6-2-1), Vespiquen/Flareon
  42. Jackson Ford (6-2-1), Zoroark-GX/Garbodor
  43. Jacob Chen (6-2-1), Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX/Aromatisse
  44. Noah Sakadjian (6-2-1), Zoroark-GX/Vileplume
  45. Chris Schmidt (6-2-1), Blastoise/Archie's Ace in the Hole 
  46. Zac Cooper (6-2-1), Zoroark-GX Control
  47. Grant Sellinger (6-2-1), Lucario-GX/Octillery
  48. Alan Cook (6-2-1), Lucario-GX/Octillery

Richmond Recap, Portland Predictions: How the Expanded Meta Has Changed in the Last Week

✎ Tate Whitesell (@twhitesell42) / Luke Morsa (@Celios_Network)

Last weekend we saw the first major Expanded event of the 2019-20 season, and the first ever major Expanded event with Unbroken Bonds and Unified Minds as legal sets, in Richmond, Virginia. Just one week later, the same format returns to our attention in Portland, Oregon as the West Coast gets its first taste of Regional action this season.

JW Kriewall took down Richmond with the new Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX/Vileplume archetype, earning his second Regional win six years after his first. But he wasn't the only one to perform well with the deck. "RowlEgg" (as we'll call it to save space in this article) earned nine of the 39 Day 2 spots in Richmond, making it the most represented deck in Day 2. Two different testing groups actually developed their lists independently: Ian Robb (who made Top 8) and his testing partners played a Sceptile-GX line, while Kriewall's group (including Michael Zele, also in Top 8) did not play the Sceptile-GX but opted to play two Steven (or, exclusively for Kriewall, one Steven and a Shuckle-GX).* In PokéStats chat we've been a bit back-and-forth on whether RowlEgg will perform well again in Portland. Tate believes it might be a bit of a trap situation where players assume other players will tech for RowlEgg or play counter decks, but no one actually does, which clears the field for RowlEgg to do well again. Others of us aren't so sure and believe RowlEgg will see much less play and success in Portland.

For this short article, Luke has prepared a few words on each of the format's major archetypes, and we also got in touch with JW Kriewall himself to get his thoughts on RowlEgg for Portland. At the end of the article, Tate will share a counter-meta list he built after analyzing the Richmond metagame and theorizing decks that could beat the variety of strategies seen there.

* Note that Grant Manley, who made Top 4 in Richmond, has said that although the Sceptile-GX was intended as a Zoroark-GX counter, he actually thinks the two Steven are a better counter for that purpose. 


JW Kriewall on RowlEgg
Was it a one-time thing, or a new Expanded meta staple? 

"Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX/Vileplume was such a force in Richmond because nobody respected Vileplume or Power Plant. Many of the expected decks going into the tournament had heavy reliance on Items, Basic Pokémon, and Abilities. Thus, crafting a deck to shut down each of those types of cards helped my deck win the tournament. I expect Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor / Vileplume to perform well again in Portland, but not be nearly as dominant as it was in Richmond. Since it is no longer an unknown quantity, attendees will not only know how to tech their decks to beat it, but will also develop gameplay strategies to maximize their chances of winning. Look for there to be a handful in Day 2 of Portland, but I expect it to succumb to counter decks such as Zoroark-GX Control with Reset Hole Marshadow, and Turbo Dark with Weavile-GX."


Deck profiles
Luke's thoughts on how the major Expanded archetypes performed in Richmond and how we think they'll hold up in Richmond

Zoroark-GX/Garbodor
our pre-Richmond power ranking: #11 of 11
at Richmond: 1 in Day 2
Zoroark-GX/Garbodor is a good mid-range deck that has multiple routes of play depending on the matchup and the player's choice of techs. N plus Garbotoxin is a powerful combination that has the ability to control games that at first seem to swing out of favor.

Night March
our pre-Richmond power ranking: #2 of 11
at Richmond: 2 in Day 2
Even in today's game with all its high-HP attackers, Night March remains strong due to its massive damage output from single-Prize attackers. It can be countered (to varying degrees of effectiveness depending on the Night March player's skill) with one-card techs: Seismitoad-EX or Karen. 

Trevenant BREAK
our pre-Richmond power ranking: #4 of 11
at Richmond: 2 in Day 2
Trevenant is not objectively strong compared to many newer cards, but it is subjectively strong in the right meta. The combination of Item lock and spread damage, plus disruptive cards like Counter Catcher and Faba, can make it quite difficult to play against. 

Buzzwole/Garbodor
our pre-Richmond power ranking: #3 of 11
at Richmond: 4 in Day 2
Evolving from the previous Shrine of Punishment-based build, Buzzwole/Garbodor now runs Power Plant and leans on the Let Loose plus Power Plant strategy of turn 1 disruption. Ability lock makes the Zoroark-GX and Mewtwo & Mew-GX matchups strong, and the deck's reliance on single-Prize attackers means it trades favorably in most matchups.

Archie's Ace in the Hole
our pre-Richmond power ranking: #9 of 11
at Richmond: 0 in Day 2
In my opinion, the only thing still keeping this deck afloat is Espeon & Deoxys-GX. The possibility of a turn 1 Cross Division GX against decks like Zoroark-GX or Sableye/Garbodor is a fearsome threat. Archie's is a high-risk, high-reward deck with strong potential but a very volatile setup and strategy.  

Sableye/Garbodor
our pre-Richmond power ranking: #1 of 11
at Richmond: 0 in Day 2
Reset Stamp, Mars, Chip-Chip Ice Axe, repeat. This deck is potentially even stronger than Pidgeotto is in Standard because Expanded has a larger pool of disruptive Trainers to work with. We were surprised to see none in Day 2 in Richmond, but it would not likely have performed well in Day 2 against all the RowlEgg decks. 

Vespiquen
our pre-Richmond power ranking: not ranked
at Richmond: 2 in Day 2
The two Vespiquen players in Day 2 in Richmond played Bronzong FCO to block damage and damage counters to their Benched Pokémon, helping against Espeon & Deoxys-GX as well as Trevenant BREAK. This deck does have some rough matchups, especially if Archie's adds Articuno back into the deck as we expect it might, but the presence of Flareon in the list is very good for the RowlEgg matchup. 


A case study in metagame prediction and building a counter deck
Tate's thoughts on Lucario-GX/Octillery for Portland

After analyzing the Richmond metagame I thought about what decks could counter the variety of strategies we saw in Day 2 there. I realized that a potential weakness of RowlEgg would be a deck that could trade two-shots (since RowlEgg does not have much OHKO potential) while surviving under Item lock and having an out to Vileplume BUS. To that end, I thought a deck with a heavy count of Acerola (to win two-shot wars without using Items) and non-Item-based search would be strong. Based on the success of Turbo Dark and Zoroark-GX variants, I also thought a Fighting-type deck would be strong. What Fighting-based archetype could survive in a two-shot war and function well under Item lock? It seemed like Lucario-GX, which I was first told about by Zachary Everest, would fit the bill.

Here's the list I would likely use if I was able to teleport to Portland in the next few hours. It's pretty rough, as I made it yesterday and tested about 10 games with it, and I'd probably be testing and refining it in my hotel room late into the morning hours, but the concept of this deck feels very strong to me. The matchup spread against the Richmond Day 2 meta feels great. Octillery is a great card and I think this deck even beats control decks because you only need one Energy to attack with Lucario-GX and they cannot lock your hand when Octillery is in play. Zygarde-EX is mostly in the deck to deal with Trevenant and to give you a non-Psychic-weak attacker. One Beast Ring has felt really strong to close out games with Buzzwole-GX or baby Buzzwole. I noticed that very few lists in Richmond played Field Blower so I think Focus Sash also has tremendous value right now.

Studying metagames and using them to predict future tournaments and craft decklists that counter the expected meta is one of the most fun parts of Pokémon for me, so I wanted to add this section on to the article to discuss it a little bit.

Don't miss our Portland Regionals coverage all weekend long right here on PokéStats. We'll have the same live match data, top-player and metagame updates, and round/day recaps as we did for Richmond, and you won't want to miss it. 

2019 Richmond Regionals: Day 2 Players & Decks

Below are the players who achieved 19 or more match points to advance to Day 2 of the 2019 Richmond Regional Championships. Decks are being added as we continue to receive updates.
  1. JW Kriewall (8-1-0), Vileplume/Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX/Shuckle-GX
  2. Kristopher Kemp (8-1-0), Turbo Dark with Weavile-GX
  3. Drew Cate (8-1-0), Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX/Aromatisse
  4. Alex Garcia (7-1-1), Night March
  5. Michael Zele (7-1-1), Vileplume/Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX
  6. Benjamin Branch (7-1-1), Vileplume/Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX
  7. Michael McCutcheon (7-1-1), Vileplume/Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX/Sceptile-GX
  8. Jimmy Pendarvis (6-0-3), Zoroark-GX Control
  9. Alex Schemanske (7-2-0), Buzzwole/Garbodor/Power Plant
  10. Grant Manley (7-2-0), Zoroark-GX Control
  11. Ahmed Ali (6-1-2), Fire Toolbox
  12. Ian Robb (6-1-2), Vileplume/Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX/Sceptile-GX
  13. Rowan Stavenow (6-1-2), Zoroark-GX Control
  14. Michael Pramawat (6-1-2), Zoroark-GX Control
  15. Andrew Mahone (6-1-2), Vileplume/Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX
  16. Dean Nezam (6-1-2), Zoroark-GX/Counter Energy Toolbox
  17. Luke Morsa (6-1-2), Trevenant BREAK
  18. James Langley (6-1-2), Regirock/Snorlax Stall
  19. Harris Noor (6-1-2), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  20. Bryan Hunter (6-2-1), Trevenant BREAK
  21. Joe Turrentine (6-2-1)
  22. Andrew Buckner (6-2-1)
  23. Noel Totomoch (6-2-1), Spiritomb/Ultra Beasts
  24. Ryan Antonucci (6-2-1), Vileplume/Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX/Sceptile-GX
  25. Brady Botner (5-0-4), Vileplume/Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX
  26. Isaiah Bradner (6-2-1), Zoroark-GX Control
  27. Jake Keebler (6-2-1), Buzzwole/Garbodor/Power Plant
  28. Michael Catron (6-2-1), Zoroark-GX/Garbodor
  29. Rahul Reddy (6-2-1), Vespiquen/Flareon
  30. Alex Hamilton (6-2-1), Turbo Dark
  31. Zachary Bokhari (6-2-1), Night March
  32. Benjamin McEachen (6-2-1), Vileplume/Rowlet & Alolan Exeggutor-GX
  33. George Illidge (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Hand Lock
  34. Steven Varesko (6-2-1)
  35. Brady Guy (6-2-1)
  36. Seth Wagner (6-2-1)
  37. Travion Tiller (6-2-1)
  38. Arthur Terceira (6-2-1)
  39. Adam Reinhardt (6-2-1)
  40. Connor Finton (6-2-1), Vespiquen/Flareon

2019 Paris SPE: Day 2 Players & Decks

Below are the Top 32 players advancing to Day 2 of the 2019 Paris SPE. Decks are being added as we continue to receive updates.

NOTE: Stéphane Ivanoff and Robin Schulz are providing us with the full list of decks as soon as they get done with dinner. Stay tuned. 
  1. Joshua Vanoverschelde (8-1-0), Blacephalon UNB/Green's Exploration
  2. Pedro Eugenio Torres (7-1-1), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  3. Arne Van Braeckel (6-0-3), Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
  4. Philipp Hombach (6-0-3), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  5. Raz Wolpe (6-1-2), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  6. Owyn Kamerman (6-1-2), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  7. Alessandro Cremascoli (6-1-2), Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
  8. Logan Madden (6-1-2), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  9. Anthony Cognard (6-1-2), Reshiram & Charizard-GX/Green's Exploration
  10. Dario Scarno (6-1-2), Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  11. Miloslav Poslednì (6-1-2), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  12. Alessandro Graziano (6-1-2), Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
  13. Timothy Tsang (6-1-2), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  14. Nguyen Jo (6-1-2), Quagsire/Naganadel
  15. Robin Schulz (5-0-4), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  16. William Gilbert (6-2-1), Malamar
  17. Joe Bernard (5-0-4), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  18. François Gauye (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  19. Stéphane Ivanoff (5-0-4), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  20. Brennan Kamerman (6-2-1), Blacephalon UNB/Pidgeotto
  21. Jeremy Amram (6-2-1), Araquanid/Mawile-GX/Omastar Lock
  22. Christian Wilhelm (5-0-4), Oranguru/Pidgeotto Control
  23. Philipp Leciejewski (6-2-1), Pikachu & Zekrom-GX
  24. Patrick Mercier (5-0-4), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  25. Martin Guilbert (6-2-1), Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  26. Karl Blake (6-2-1), Turbo Reshiram & Charizard-GX
  27. Benjamin Pham (5-0-4), Quagsire/Naganadel
  28. Jack Gregory-Campbell (6-2-1), Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel
  29. Bram Dutry (6-2-1), Blacephalon UNB/Green's Exploration
  30. Ryan Moorhouse (6-2-1), Malamar
  31. Xavier Delfosse (6-2-1), Mewtwo & Mew-GX Toolbox
  32. Oscar Rivas (6-3-0), Blacephalon-GX/Naganadel