Your First U.S. Nationals Preview

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there, this is Pikkdogs here with your first preview of the 2011 U.S. Nationals.  Battle Road tournaments are now over so it is now time to look ahead to Indianapolis and the 2011 Nationals tournament.

News and Introduction

Last night Play Pokemon gave us some big news, they are instituting a mid-season rotation to the HGSS-on format.  While this is not exactly a shock, it is disturbing to  alot of people.  While I would say that most people welcomed the news, a lot of people are not huge fans of the HGSS-on format, and are not happy of how Play Pokemon handled the rotation and rules changes.  I guess you are never going to please everyone, but I think for once Play Pokemon is making the right move.  The rotation freshens the format and puts a lot less emphasis on luck and starting first.  I for one will be happy if I never had to look at another SP card in my life.

So what does this mean for Nationals?  Well, it means a heck of a lot.  It drastically changes the format, all the top 1 or 2 tier decks will be rotated out in favor of new decks.  So now is the time to get your practice with the new format.

Battle Roads Wrap Up

Even though the Spring Battle Roads will not impact Nationals whatsoever, it is still nice to take a look at what happened.

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