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Meta Pod: A Pokemon TCG Podcast

Meta Pod: A Pokemon TCG Podcast

By gyrosean
A Pokemon TCG Podcast featuring @gyrosean & @atrociousjake
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ASTRAL RADIANCE SET REVIEW!
Welcome to the 97th episode of the Meta Pod #podcast, the #PokemonTCG podcast that revolves around the evolving meta! AtrociousGameplay & gyrosean sit down to discuss the upcoming set list #AstralRadiance and what cards you need to keep an eye on for the upcoming Standard meta! -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Check out the Meta Pod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcPqrzElSZKqYOIkMgOZuw Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
02:08:28
May 17, 2022
Indy, Bilbao & Joinville Analysis w/ FlowTKast
Welcome to the 96th episode of the Meta Pod #podcast, the #PokemonTCG podcast that revolves around the evolving meta! AtrociousGameplay & FlowTKast sit down to discuss the recent #PlayPokemon Championships, including Indianapolis & Joinville Regionals alongside the Bilbao SPE! -- Checkout Maxlow & his content! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FlowTKast Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaxFlowTKast FlowTKast podcast: https://anchor.fm/flowtkast -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Check out the Meta Pod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcPqrzElSZKqYOIkMgOZuw Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:09:43
May 10, 2022
The Pokemon GO Set has some interesting cards!
Welcome to the 95th episode of the Meta Pod #podcast, the #PokemonTCG podcast that revolves around the evolving meta! AtrociousGameplay & gyrosean sit down to discuss the recent #PokemonGO cards that were reveled, along with some others and what may be some interesting plays for the upcoming Indianapolis Regional! -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Check out the Meta Pod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcPqrzElSZKqYOIkMgOZuw Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
59:06
May 03, 2022
EUIC Had some WILD Results!
Welcome to the 94th episode of the Meta Pod #podcast, the #PokemonTCG podcast that revolves around the evolving meta! AtrociousGameplay & gyrosean sit down to discuss all things #EUIC, including some of the interesting decks that appeared in top 32! -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Check out the Meta Pod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcPqrzElSZKqYOIkMgOZuw Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
56:21
April 26, 2022
The Next Best VSTAR & Brand New Promos!
Welcome to the 93rd episode of the Meta Pod #podcast, the #PokemonTCG podcast that revolves around the evolving meta! AtrociousGameplay & gyrosean sit down to discuss Hisuian Zoroark #VSTAR, new promos and more! -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Check out the Meta Pod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcPqrzElSZKqYOIkMgOZuw Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
46:58
April 19, 2022
Pokémon Illustrations & Design w/ Zach Roy
Welcome to the 92nd episode of the Meta Pod podcast, the Pokemon TCG podcast that revolves around the evolving meta! AtrociousGameplay, gyrosean & even Zach Roy sit down to cuss all the recent Pokemon TCG news! New products will be coming in May, registration for the Indianapolis Regionals opened & an interview with Zach about card design & illustrations brings a great episode to your ears! -- Check out Zach Roy & all his content! Shop: https://zachroy.com/shop/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Senor_Doom Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/senor_doom/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/senordoom -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Check out the Meta Pod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcPqrzElSZKqYOIkMgOZuw Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
53:18
April 12, 2022
São Paulo Regionals & Level 3 League Battle Decks
Welcome to the 91st episode of the Meta Pod podcast, the Pokemon TCG podcast that revolves around the evolving meta! AtrociousGameplay & gyrosean sit down to discuss the recent São Paulo Regional Championships to help to help better understand Brilliant Stars Standard meta, alongside with some new announcements of some of the BEST upcoming Pokemon TCG products! -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Check out the Meta Pod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcPqrzElSZKqYOIkMgOZuw Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:00:34
April 05, 2022
#90: Liverpool Turned the Meta Upside Down
One European Regional was all it took to surprise the entire Pokemon TCG world! From the winning decklist (Rapid Strike Urshifu?!) to the rebirth of Control from Sander, Liverpool Regionals showed that there is so much more room for this meta to grow beyond just Mew VMax and Arceus VStar Variants. Also, Jake gets back on his soapbox to end the episode so stick around for that!  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Check out the Meta Pod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcPqrzElSZKqYOIkMgOZuw Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:11:35
March 29, 2022
#89: Has Mew VMax Peaked?
The Salt Lake City Regionals has wrapped, and the winner...is Gengar VMax?! Ok, well it's another variant of Arceus VStar really, but the Top 8 might show us that Mew VMax has finally met it's match...an entire field of counter decks.  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Check out the Meta Pod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcPqrzElSZKqYOIkMgOZuw Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:15:38
March 22, 2022
#88: From Brisbane to Salt Lake, It's Regional Season!
There's clearly only 2 deck archetypes that you need to know about, and that's Mew VMax and Arceus VStar, as Brisbane Regionals proved, with 14 of the top 16 being split between those two. Today we're going over those results everyone prepares for Salt Lake City Regionals next weekend!  Also, if you want to know our thoughts on preparing for a Regionals-level event, check out our interview with Celio's Network back in Episode 70: https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e19lfcn -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Check out the Meta Pod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcPqrzElSZKqYOIkMgOZuw Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:03:23
March 15, 2022
#87: Which Decks Are Tier 1 in the Brilliant Stars Meta?
We've got a few big tourneys to look over today as the Brilliant Stars format is firmly taking shape. So what decks are rising to the top? A wide array of Arceus, Toolbox decks, Mew VMax, and a few big surprises headline the week! -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Check out the Meta Pod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcPqrzElSZKqYOIkMgOZuw Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
47:28
March 08, 2022
#86: PTCG Live Beta Review + Brilliant Stars Early Meta!
It was a big week in the world of the Pokemon TCG. Brilliant Stars is finally seeing play, and shaking the meta up at the Full Grip Games tournament that happened over the weekend. And the early reviews of PTCG Live are in, and people have mixed opinions about the new online client.  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Check out the Meta Pod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcPqrzElSZKqYOIkMgOZuw Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:12:50
March 01, 2022
#85: How to Sign Up for PTCGLive Beta (and why you shouldn't)
This is a week about gearing up for all the massive things coming down the pipeline, including the Beta Launch of PTCGLive coming to Canada literally THE DAY THIS EPISODE RELEASES! Also, Pokemon updates to COVID-19 Policies, but does that mean League Cups and Challenges are coming back? All this and some new product news as we gear up for the official release of Brilliant Stars! TPCi Updated Covid Policy: https://www.pokebeach.com/2022/02/tpci-publishes-updated-covid-19-protocols-live-event-registration-now-open -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Check out the Meta Pod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcPqrzElSZKqYOIkMgOZuw Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
45:22
February 22, 2022
#84: Brilliant Stars Buy List Bonanza!
This week we're talking about the Brilliant Stars cards that every player should probably pick up (and how many you might need), with some advice on when the right time to buy might be. We're also discussing some of our prerelease pulls, the Orlando Regionals that was cancelled, and talking about some future ideas for Meta Pod!  Speaking of the future of Meta Pod, hop on over to our new YouTube dedicated to the podcast and Subscribe! Once we hit 100 ratings on Spotify and Apple, Jake and Sean are planning some fun extra videos which will live exclusively on that channel. Thanks again to everyone that has supported us thus far! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcPqrzElSZKqYOIkMgOZuw -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Check out the Meta Pod YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWcPqrzElSZKqYOIkMgOZuw Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:11:51
February 15, 2022
#83: Our Bonus Summer Set Is Pokemon TCG....GO?!
A few new product releases to cover, as well as a Darkrai VStar that we somehow did not mentioned previously, and it is BROKEN! Also, we're getting a bonus set this summer, and it's Pokemon GO themed? Hit us up on Twitter with your ideas as to what this crossover set might have in store. -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
46:37
February 08, 2022
#82: Poke-News Variety Edition: Patiently Waiting for Brilliant Stars
This week we have a slew of Poke-News, ranging from future set name announcements for not Japan, to enticing leaks from upcoming Japanese sets that suggests a Mewtwo VStar could be on the way? We also dive into the recent eBay ungraded card authentication process that's rolling out for all your high value cards. Will this be a good thing for collectors, or is it another logistics backlog waiting to happen? -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
59:49
February 01, 2022
#81: What Brilliant Stars Deck Will Be Tier 1 (w/ Zach Lesage)?
This week we are joined by Zach Lesage to talk about all the decks that come out of Brilliant Stars! Which new decks could shake up the meta, which decks might fall out, and will any old decks be revived? We're also trying out the video upload feature on Spotify, so if you are Spotify listener and have always wanted to see our faces, hopefully that should work?! Let us know how you like it, and if you had any issues on any platform listening to it. You can check out Zach on his YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ZachLesagePTCG -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:09:41
January 25, 2022
#80: Brilliant Stars Set Review!
This week we're diving into a set review for some of the best cards coming in Brilliant Stars, but before that let's catch up on a few small news items, including the dramatic reveal of what exactly was inside Logan Paul's 1st Edition Case.  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:25:52
January 18, 2022
#79: Will PTCG Live's Economy Warp the Meta?! (w/ Mark Dizon)
In today's pod, we're breaking down how the proposed economy of PTCG Live stacks up to some of the other big online TCG clients. Should we be concerned, or is this change going to be the best thing to happen to online PTCG since...well ever?! Thanks so much to Mark Dizon for joining us today, and sharing his incredible knowledge of Pokemon, Hearthstone and MTG!  Check out Mark on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarkDizon -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:19:24
January 11, 2022
#78: You Get A Fake 1st Edition Box, And You Get A Fake 1st Edition Box!
It's a new year, but the same old casters here at Meta Pod! 2022 is upon us, so let's talk about some new cards coming down the pipe from Star Birth, some likely fake 1st Edition Base Set Boxes purchased by the infamous Logan Paul, and discuss whether or not 2022 could be a year for Control to make a comeback! -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
55:31
January 04, 2022
#77: Is a Gem Goblin the Hero We Need?
This week we're talking about some exclusive Creatures Inc Promos, New Brilliant Stars card sure to delight to control players, and a couple of decks that just may have the answer to Mew VMax! All that, and a quick nod to Stephane Ivanoff's recent ChannelFireball article all about luck: https://strategy.channelfireball.com/all-strategy/pkmn/do-you-feel-lucky-randomness-the-pokemon-tcg-you/ If you want to support the Meta Pod and keep your "Secret Rares" in PSA 10 condition, head over to Manscaped and use code METAPOD for 20% off! https://www.manscaped.com/ -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:06:24
December 28, 2021
#76: Wait...What's a GOD DECK?!
This week Jake and Sean are back in full swing, and catching up on a wide variety of news, including the Start Deck 100 reveals, and the chance at opening a God Deck! Also on the docket, TPCi is gearing up for a special set in June of 2022, and more VSTARS got revealed. But can any of the new cards hold a candle to the current BDIF in Mew VMax? If you want to support the Meta Pod and keep your "Secret Rares" in PSA 10 condition, head over to Manscaped and use code METAPOD for 20% off! https://www.manscaped.com/ -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:10:41
December 21, 2021
#75: Best Budget Decks for the Fusion Strike Meta
This week is a solo affair, with your pilot Jake! And he's talking about Standard on a budget, and which decks give you the most bang for your buck! Also discussing the December 2021 merch line that just dropped, in case you are looking for gifts for yourself (or others).  If you want to support the Meta Pod and keep your "Secret Rares" in PSA 10 condition, head over to Manscaped and use code METAPOD for 20% off! https://www.manscaped.com/ -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
52:40
December 07, 2021
#74: Is the Meta Devolving?
This week we're diving back into some meta discussion and highlighting the 2 decks that seem to be running the show at the moment. Is this a sign that the format is perhaps not as healthy as we thought? Also, looking through even more Character Rares from VMax Climax!  If you want to support the Meta Pod and keep your "Secret Rares" in PSA 10 condition, head over to Manscaped and use code METAPOD for 20% off! https://www.manscaped.com/ -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
53:41
November 30, 2021
#73: A Smörgåsbord of Collectors News
This week is largely focused on the Collectors, as we dive into a variety of smaller news updates, including whether or not the Katy Perry V card will be coming to a store near you. Also announcements  about a reality show for collectors coming to Netflix and new character rares being revealed for VMax Climax! But we also wanted to bring attention to Palette of Friends, which is a fantastic new project aimed at putting more women and people of marginalized genders at the top tables in the Pokemon TCG. More about Palette of Friends: https://www.niderina.com/ -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
49:55
November 23, 2021
#72: Is Bigger Really Better?
This week we're talking about the impact that the ever-increasing size of Pokemon TCG sets is having on Players and Collectors, as well as how it's affecting other Pokemon products. We're also taking a look at some of the early results in the Fusion Strike meta, particularly from the Full Grip Games 1k tournament! Were there any new decks that popped off? -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:08:09
November 16, 2021
#71: Fusion Strike Set Review!
This week we are sifting through the largest set ever to discuss the best cards in Fusion Strike, including some absolutely disgusting combos we might have in store. Also, we cover off on some big news including the delay of PTCG Live until 2022, as well as the upcoming League Battle decks featuring all the good Urshifu VMax! Also, thanks to all the listeners who put us over 500 Followers on Twitter, y'all are awesome :)  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:06:33
November 09, 2021
#70: Big League Dreams w/ Celio's Network
This week we brought Luke Morsa (aka Mr. Network himself) onto the pod to discuss the return of competitive IRL play, and how newbies and veterans alike can prepare for events ranging from League Challenges all the way up to Regionals and ICs. But before and after that, we check off a few of the news items from the last week, and give our predictions for next week's news with Future Sight (shoutout to AppaAG for the name)! You can find Luke on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CeliosNetwork And Twitter: https://twitter.com/Celios_Network -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:17:11
November 02, 2021
#69 (Nice): VStar Revealed & Regionals Announced!
This week we are covering a variety of topics, including the announcement of Regional and International Championship events in NA and Europe! We're also looking at the first VStar card revealed and speculating on what the format might look like in the future. Big news indeed!  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
56:58
October 26, 2021
#68: So You Want to Play Expanded?
This week we go LONG, starting off with all the Poke News, including the 25th Music Promo Cards, and the fantastic upcoming Character Art cards announced for VMax Climax! And then, we are diving into Expanded, and in particular the staple cards that you will want to pick up if you are looking to play in that format.  Here's a great selection of Expanded decklists to get you started on your journey into Expanded as well: https://imgur.com/gallery/EcbnRhY -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:28:32
October 19, 2021
#67: Competitive Pokemon is Returning in 2022!
This week is a bit of a hodgepodge of news and meta analysis, but we are gonna make it work! Let's talk about the crazy luck Sean had on his Celebrations pulls, the announcement that competitive Pokemon is returning in 2022, and some updates to the meta since we last talked about it.  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
55:45
October 12, 2021
#66: The Occasion for Celebrations!
It's finally here! Celebrations, Pokemon's 25th Anniversary collection is hitting stores this Friday (10/8) and we are here to take you through all the products, prices, and cards that are in store for you (if you can find any).  Also, swing by Sean's Twitch on Thursday morning at 9AM ET for his livestream EARLY opening of Celebrations! He'll also be playing Standard format with real cards, and bringing his Base-Fossil decks out so you can experience the earliest days of the Pokemon TCG. https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:08:27
October 05, 2021
#65: Is the Pokemon Community V-Unionizing?
This week we are getting back into some meta discussions, in particular the recent release of V-Unions! Are they viable? Are they fun? Can you even find them? We're also looking at a few product updates, some Fusion Arts Secret Rares, and a couple of decks that have turned the meta on its head since we last talked.  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:03:55
September 28, 2021
#64: Pokemon TCG Live Announcement & Analysis
This week we're (almost) exclusively focusing on the news about Pokemon TCG Live, the app that will be replacing PTCGO in the near future! It's massive news for the PTCG players, and we are going to give you all the info about the new platform, and the transition process. We're also going to give you our opinions about whether or not we are fans of some of the major changes taking place.  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
56:55
September 21, 2021
#63: PO-RO LET'S GO!
This week it's (almost) all about Post-Rotation! The GX mechanic has ridden off into the sunset, and now V's have their chance to reinvigorate the meta. Did the first weekend of results showcase another boring 3 deck meta, or is this something different? Also, let's talk about the insane product coming to Japan in December, the 100 randomized Starter decks they'll be selling! Is this the kind of product that would make sense in the West?  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:03:30
September 14, 2021
#62: Living in the Inteleon Quick Shooting Meta
This week we're diving into a number of topics, starting off with a tinfoil hat theory about TCG Live that Sean failed to mention last week. Then we discuss the results from POG, Leafeon's emergence as a top tier contender, and giving our thoughts on the DQ of Celio's Network that occurred during the event, and what that could mean for future tournaments.  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:04:26
September 07, 2021
#61: Last Hurrah for the GX Era! (POG 2021 Meta Analysis)
This week there are a TON of topics for us to cover, starting with some great new products that should bring down prices even more on one of the best Post-Rotation decks. We're also talking briefly about VMax Climax and the mysterious Pokemon TCG Live app... but the majority of the episode today will be dedicated to the POG 2021 championships, and the TEU - EVS format. What are our sleeper picks for decks that could take down this massive event? Reminder to check out Sleepy Dreepy's Charity tourney this Friday: https://play.limitlesstcg.com/tournament/6112c64c3ec3ac1f06b2249f/details -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:16:26
August 31, 2021
#60: The Post Rotation Explanation Episode!
This week, we're talking about a few new products, including the super random drops of some gold Tag All Star cards, as well as a promo Arceus for Pokemon Legends! And the main topic today will be Post Rotation: What decks are poised to be TIer 1, and what cards should you pick up before that goes down? Also wanted to shoutout Sleepy Dreepy's charity tourney "Battle Against Leukemia". As we said in the episode, we'll be donating one of the custom Viridian Forest Playmats as 1st place prizing. Head over to the Limitless page for all the details and links to the GoFund me site: https://play.limitlesstcg.com/tournament/6112c64c3ec3ac1f06b2249f/details -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:03:17
August 24, 2021
#59: Evolving Skies Review Pt 2: Trainers Galore
Part 2 of our Evolving Skies set review, because you know these sets are HUGE! This week, Jake and Sean are talking Trainers. The good, the bad, the super niche. Let us know your favorite cards from the set, both art and playability on Twitter! -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:18:29
August 17, 2021
#58: Evolving Skies Review Part 1: The Mons
This week we are reviewing some of our favorite Pokemon from Evolving Skies and talking at length about their viability for Players! Next week we'll be finishing off the review with the Trainer cards, so keep an eye (or ear) out for that.  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:05:38
August 10, 2021
#57: The Explosion of Online PTCGO Tourneys During Lockdown (ft. NeilPie & LimitlessConnor)
This week we chatted with 2 incredible community members who have been a crucial part of revolutionizing the Online Tournament scene throughout lockdown: NeilPie & Limitless Connor! On the agenda, we'll be discussing how the Sunday Open, as well as the Limitless Online Tournament Platform kept the PTCG community thriving while IRL play was suspended, as well as the pitfalls and difficulties of running such large scale events on a platform that was never designed to work that way.  Thanks again to Connor and NeilPie for joining! If you want to play in, or even organize your own events: https://play.limitlesstcg.com/ Maybe Connor will respond here: https://twitter.com/LimitlessConnor Find NeilPie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/neil_pie The Sunday Open Discord: https://discord.gg/y5Y6Z92DcV -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:00:47
August 03, 2021
#56: Japanese National Championships & Holding Online TOs Accountable
This week we have a slew of topics ranging from Jake's weekly reminder about the forthcoming Marnie box, as well as a free Full Art Marnie you can get on PTCGO until July 26! We've also got some news in the Trademark world that hints towards some future Japanese sets, including potentially those VSTAR cards we heard about a while back. Then we are diving into the meta, but this time it's the Japanese meta as we cover the results from last weekends Japanese National Championships! And finally, we wanted to talk about a few of the recent incidents involving Online Tournament Organizers, and the level of accountability and responsibility that they hold in the community.  -- 5 Star Review: 5:18 Free Marnie on PTCGO: 9:30 New Set News: 12:35 Japan Nationals: 17:05 Talking About TOs: 34:18 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
56:10
July 20, 2021
#55: Product News, Poke Drama, and ADP...Moltres?!
This week we're diving back into product news, including the announcement of the V-Union boxes (which means we won't be pulling Mewtwo's left leg from a booster pack thankfully). Also a new line of signature cards, including Jake's bae Nessa. We're briefly giving our thoughts on Frosted Caribou's recent drama with Gary "King" Pokemon. And finally, let's talk about this Chilling Reign meta! Things are getting pretty wild out there. Also, Jake and Sean are brewing ideas for GenCon, so get us to that 50 Review mark and let's make something cool happen! -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:01:32
July 13, 2021
#54: How Lockdown Catapulted PTCG Content Creators (ft. Pumpkaamy & HotChocPTCG)
This wee we are joined by two incredibly talented content creators in HotChocPTCG (Shai Burton) and Pumpkaamy (Amy Wosley). And we are discussing how each of their respective channels saw success during the pandemic, talking about why YouTube and Twitch creators saw such growth during this period, and finally whether or not they think this will continue once lockdown lifts.  Make sure to check out their channels (if you haven't already) HotChocPTCG: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkUfHh_0zQ_1ZXhMeezm0nA Pumpkaamy: https://www.twitch.tv/pumpkaamy -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
55:55
July 07, 2021
#53: 25 Anniversary Set Revealed!
This week is a one man show with Jake, since Sean wasn't quite feeling up to it this week. But Jake is going to bring you up to speed on all the news and revealed cards for the 25th Anniversary Set coming out later this year! Also Shadow Rider Calyrex continues to gain momentum and absolutely dominate the meta. Can it be stopped?  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
47:07
June 29, 2021
#52: A (Shadow) Ride Or Die Meta Update
This week, we are diving into week 1 of the Chilling Reign era! How much of an impact is Shadow Rider Calyrex making, and are there any other decks from CRE that are making a splash? Also, we have some thoughts about the Team Challenge, and the very strange scheduling choices by TPCi.  -- 5 Star Review: 4:50 Team Challenge Challenges: 6:24 Meta Update: 21:39 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:00:46
June 22, 2021
#51: PSA 10 Mewtwo's Left Foot Incoming! A V-Union Discussion
This week, we might be light on topics, but we are not short on opinions and hot takes! Jake and Sean are talking about the announcement of V-Unions, and looking into the 3 "cards" that were revealed last week to see if these will be trash, or maybe the the future of the Pokemon TCG Meta... Also, send us more 5 Star Reviews! (Insert Shia Leboeuf meme here) -- 5 Star Review: 4:30 V-Union Discussion: 12:35 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:02:07
June 15, 2021
#50: DRAGONS ARE BACK BABY!
Dragon, dragon, rock the dragon! This week we are hyped for a few reasons, the first of which is that this is episode number 50! Woo! Also, apparently in honor of our 50th episode, Pokemon decided to bring dragon Pokemon back into the TCG! So naturally we are going to take a look at the highlights and decide if they can live up to the hype. -- 5 Star Review: 3:03 Chilling Reign Prerelease: 6:00 3.7 Billions Cards: 13:48 Dragons are Back: 24:29 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
54:45
June 08, 2021
#49: Eevee Heroes Secret Rares are GORGEOUS!
This week we're starting by looking through the incredible artwork for the Eevee Heroes Secret Rares and how this Japanese set is going to be an all-time classic. We're also reviewing the Chilling Reign Pre-Release promos, and which ones we'd be most excited to pull. And we finally have some news about the 25th Anniversary set to discuss! What might a "mini set" look like? After all that product news we are talking once again about the meta, and how the rise Tini Pony last week has thrust some some decks back into the spotlight.  -- 5 Star Review: 3:43 Eevee Heroes Secret Rares: 6:20 Chilling Reign Promos: 14:04 25th Anniversary Set Details: 23:24 Meta Update: 36:38 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
59:11
June 01, 2021
#48: My Tini Pony Takeover! (Also Product News + Discussing Game Design)
This week we have to talk about the complete domination of Victini VMax + Galarian Rapidash, or as many are calling it "My Tini Pony". So we're diving back into a meta update, focused around this new deck. But before that we're talking about a couple of great new products that TPCi announced, inlcuding the Trainer's Toolkit 2.0! And after all that's done we'll briefly discuss Game Design, and some principles that may be influencing The Pokemon Company's philosophy.  -- 5 Star Review: 3:42 Trainer's Toolkit 2.0: 9:05 Marnie Collection: 20:38 Meta Update: 26:47 Game Design Discussion: 45:40 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
59:37
May 25, 2021
#47: Will Pokemon Make NFTs, Stream Sniping Shenanigans, & Scalpers Are the Worst!
Sean is back this week, and we are diving into a wide range of topics, including the stream sniping allegations and responses that happened over the weekend. We're also learning about NFTs, all the crazy unofficial Pokemon ones that exist, and whether The Pokemon Company might get into the technology. And finally, we touch once again on the fact that Target and Walmart are suspending sales of Pokemon TCG... Is this a good thing? -- 5 Star Review: 4:18 Stream Sniping Shenanigans: 8:02 New Milotic Revealed: 15:14 The NFT Craze + Pokemon: 22:36 Target and Walmart News: 41:53 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:03:51
May 18, 2021
#46: Tons of Great New Products Announced...If You Can Find Em
This week's episode is being helmed by Jake, and Jake alone! And this week he is discussing a ton of awesome new products, both in Japan and the rest of the world, including the upcoming Inteleon VMax League Battle Decks, which look amazing! Also, the successor to last year's award winning Battle Academy product is on the horizon. And Japan is releasing one of the coolest promos with their new stamp collection cards! But with Walmart and Target suspending sales of TCG products...will you even be able to find them anywhere?  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
35:13
May 11, 2021
#45: Jack Black Spirit! Also, SO MANY EEVEELUTIONS COMING!
Today, we are finishing the full set review for Jet Black Spirit, the other half of the main part of our next set, Chilling Reign. And let's just say we once again make predictions that came true the day after we recorded the episode! Also, we touch on Standard Rotations, and Expanded not rotating, which is wild. And how could we overlook the reveal of many of the Eevee Heroes cards?! ---- 5 Star Review: 4:30 2021-22 Rotation Announced: 8:42 Eevee Heroes Reveals: 15:27 Jet Black Spirit Review: 24:12 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:18:48
May 04, 2021
#44: The DEFINITIVE Silver Lance Set Review (ya we said it)
This week we're focusing on 1 thing, and one thing only: Silver Lance! Japan's latest set got fully revelead, so Jake and Sean are gonna take a look into the first half of the set this week. Next week we'll be doing Jet Black Lance, so stay tuned. And let us know if you have specific cards in Jet Black Lance that you want us to talk about on Twitter.  -- 5 Star Review: 4:30 Silver Lance Set Review: 7:38 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
54:21
April 20, 2021
#43: Rapid Strike Urshifu Rises, IRL Etiquette, & Finding the Silver Lining
This week, we're jumping straight into the meta, in particular the rise of Rapid Strike Urshifu and how it became the most played deck at he LOS Major #3 last week! After that, Jake and Sean wanted to brush up on IRL play etiquette as the world starts to reopen and perhaps local events will begin to come back slowly. Finally, we want to kickstart a series focused on how the last year in lockdown has actually opened doors for a wide array of players, creators and organizers.  As always you can find the video version on Jake's YT, linked below.  -- 5 Star Review: 6:17 Urshifu Domination: 13:15 IRL Etiquette Lessons: 28:39 Pandemic Silver Linings: 47:08 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
57:01
April 13, 2021
#42: Battle Styles: Top Decks + Techs, A PSA PSA, & Time to Buy Low!
This week we're covering a few topics, starting with the breaking news that PSA is suspending all submissions of it's lower tiers until July! We're also diving into the Battle Styles meta updates once again, and see which decks might make a good choice for the Players Cup IV. Finally we touch on how now is maybe the perfect time to start buying singles if you believe that TPCi is planning to announce IRL events soon... -- 5 Star Review: 2:39 PSA Shutdown: 4:25 New Celebi & Sandaconda Promos: 12:04 Battle Styles Meta Update: 21:07 Buy Singles Now: 52:02 Jake's Soapbox: 56:24 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:01:33
April 06, 2021
#41: Going Steady with Battle Styles (Is this love?!) Also NEW HORSIES! (not Horseas)
This week we talk about how diverse the Battle Styles meta feels compared to the last 6 months, with a wide variety of deck, including Single Prizers, topping over the last week. But before that, we talk about Sean's Team Challenge run, and the cash money prizing of the upcoming Players Cup 4! Also, Pokemon revealed the big upcoming cards in Ice Rider and Shadow Rider Calyrex...Are they any good? And for the second week in a row, you will be able to find a video version of the pod on Jake's YouTube channel (link below) if that's what you're into.  -- 5 Star Review: 2:03 Team Challenge Update: 4:06 Players Cup IV: 15:40 New Ice Rider & Shadow Rider Cards: 27:22 Battle Styles Meta Update: 48:30 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:02:33
March 30, 2021
#40: Has Battle Styles Saved Standard? (Now in Technicolor!)
This week we're diving into both Expanded and Standard format, which saw some big changes over the last 2 weeks. First off, Expanded got Lusamine and Wally back, and boy howdy is it a stall party in Expanded right now! As for Standard format, Battle Styles provided us with some real contenders in the Urshifu's...but also a surprise contender in Victini VMax. And if the title didn't give it away, this podcast now also comes in video form for your eyeballs viewing pleasure (if that's your thing). So head on over to Jake's YouTube channel (link below) to find this episode and every new episode from now on!  -- 5 Star Review: 2:47 Expanded w/ Lusamine: 8:30 Standard w/ Battle Styles: 34:16 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:03:44
March 23, 2021
#39: Rapid Strike > Single Strike? (ft. FlowTKast)
This week is a special Collab episode with out podcasting brethren, Stephen and Scott from the FlowTKast! On this episode, we're discussing the Rapid Strike half of the new Battle Styles set, and on their podcast we'll be diving into Single Strike. So if you want to hear our thoughts on both, make sure to check out their latest episode, linked down below. Leading into that conversation, we also talk about the Team Challenge issues, some tin foil hat theories about the newly announced June set, "Chilling Reign", and go through our favorite new cards from Japan's Matchless Fighters set!  -- 5 Star Review: 5:36 Team Challenge Challenges: 8:28 Chilling Reign Announced: 11:53 Matchless Fighters Setlist: 19:09 Gamestop's Flapple Promo: 37:42 Rapid Strike Convo w/ FlowTKast: 39:52 -- Check out FlowTKast's latest episode -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:12:11
March 16, 2021
#38: Play Resumes Down Under & Bou Takes On The Scalpers!
First off, a MASSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who left us Reviews! We've hit our goal and then some, so mark your calendars for March 23rd, cause that's when our first video podcast will be uploaded onto Jake's YouTube channel (link below). Also this week, we are diving into a bit of product news including the first Level 2 League Battle Deck! Additionally, Australia and New Zealand have officially resumed sanctioned Play! Pokemon events. Does this mean events are heading back to the rest of the world soon? And finally, let's talk about Frosted Caribou's video essay which dives deep into just how the TCG scene got to the point it is at today over the last 18 months. Frosted Caribou's Video: https://youtu.be/ZWZAx59eQOs -- -5 Star Review: 3:21 -Lots of New Products: 11:03 -Play! Pokemon Resumes Down Under: 24:09 Frosted Caribou's Video Reaction: 36:16 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
53:21
March 09, 2021
#37: So...the Pokemon 25th Anniversary happened...uh...
Since the Pokemon company gave us nothing in the way of TCG news for the 25th Anniversary, let's talk about what they did share! Also, only 3 reviews away from 25 when we will make this a video podcast too! (but you only have until Battle Styles release). With the state of the format being so stale, and the complete absence of big TCG news, we want your thoughts on what topics you would love to have us cover off on next week! Tweet at us @metapodtcg and let us know! -- 5 Star Review: 1:56 Recapping the 25th Anniversary: 3:54 Build and Battle Styles Release: 34:30 The Collectors Boom vs Players: 44:39 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
50:25
March 02, 2021
#36: Top Shining Fates Decks, Battle Styles Promos, & Pokemon's 25th Anniversary!
On this week's episode, we are getting back on that metagame discussion to see if any of the new cards from Shining Fates are making an impact in the first few tournaments. We're also thrilled about the Battle Styles Build & Battle Kit Promos (they might be the best 4 promos we've ever seen). We talk a bit about the revealed cards for the galarian legendary birbs, and one of them is especially interesting. Finally, we give our predictions for upcoming announcements on Pokemon Week as TPC celebrates their 25th Anniversary!  We are once again asking for your support in the form of 5 star reviews. And if we get to 25 by March 23, then we will make these podcasts videos!  -- 5 Star Review: 13:21 Battle Styles Prerelease Kit Promos: 15:31 Some New Legendary Birbs: 24:42 Top Shining Fates Decks: 35:27 Our 25th Anniversary Predictions: 54:33 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:09:25
February 23, 2021
#35: The Anti Meta (Pod) Showdown Recap! (& Other News)
A massive shoutout to all the players who participated in our tournament, The Anti Meta (Pod) Showdown #1! It was a fantastic event, and we got to watch what a format without some of the best and, to be honest, most frustrating decks might look like. This week we are diving into both our predictions and immediate analysis of the tournament, all of which happens in the back half of the episode. But before that, we discuss a few news stories in the Pokemon world, including the cancellation of World's 2021, the massive reprint that TPCi has announced, and the upcoming Japanese release of Eevee Heroes!  Also, once we hit 25 5 Star Reviews, we will create video versions of this podcast that you can watch on YouTube (if you really want to see our faces). So leave a review on Apple Podcasts, and thanks to everyone who's gotten us to 20 thus far.  -- 5 Star Review: 2:45 World's 2021 Cancellation: 8:08 Massive TCG Reprints Coming: 17:13 Eevee Heroes Announced: 29:31 The Anti Meta (Pod) Showdown Predictions: 35:14 Tournament Results + Analysis: 45:33 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
57:30
February 16, 2021
#34: Unbans in Expanded, Logan Paul's Big Buys, & Shining Fates for Players
This week we are bouncing around a few topics, starting off with a long discussion about 2 cards that were recently UNBANNED from Expanded (Wally and Lusamine). Then we once again talk about Logan Paul and his most recent purchase of over $2,000,000 of 1st Edition Base Set Boxes. And finally, let's see what Shining Fates has in store for players in particular. Also, BIG NEWS! We are hosting a tournament! To register for the Anti Meta (Pod) Showdown #1, visit the link below:  https://play.limitlesstcg.com/tournament/60215d555dee5a0b00610c53/details -- 5 Star Review: 6:45 Unbans in Expanded: 8:02 Top Deck Academy Overview: 30:02 Logan Paul's Major Purchases: 35:07 Shining Fates for Players: 47:10 Anti Meta (Pod) Tournament: 1:07:50 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:14:34
February 09, 2021
#33: In-Depth Battle Styles Review! Which Bear is Best?!
It's been 84 years....but we're back! After the 2 week hiatus, we are going long in this episode, kicking things off with some news stories, and then diving deep into the prospective Battle Styles setlist (via Pokebeach). So if you're stuck inside during the massive snowstorm like Sean, or just chilling out, then kick back and enjoy our thoughts on what could hopefully start to shake up a very stale meta! -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:52:03
February 02, 2021
#32: The Past (Expanded), The Present (Standard), & The Future (Battle Styles)!
This week we are covering the Pokemon TCG from every angle! We finally do a deep dive into the Expanded format where Teacher Jake gives Sean a pop quiz to see if he did all of his homework! Also, the Standard format saw the revival of Centiskorch VMax, and some surprise success from Coalossal VMax. And finally we look at a few recently announced cards for Battle Styles that look absolutely broken!  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:13:59
January 12, 2021
#31: Exploring a World Without ADP, Lots of Product News, and Rogue Decks Strike Back!
This week we're diving into  what decks may be poised for success in a tournament where ADP is banned, both based off a recent event, as well as our own misguided intuitions! Also, Pokemon announced a whole bunch of new products that will be coming out in March. And finally, let's chat about some rogue decks in Standard that are making waves!  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
53:22
January 05, 2021
#30: $3k ChillTCG Results, Product Shortages, & New Year's Goals!
This week we are focusing our meta discussion around the massive ChillTCG tourney that took place over the weekend. Then we dive into an array of news including future product shortages, the Limitless ADP Ban, and our personal New Year's Goals!  Leave a review for us on your 2021 goals so we can all be your accountability buddies as we venture into a (hopefully) better year! Thanks again for an amazing launch year for this podcast, and we will catch you all again when we turn the calendars!  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:11:60
December 29, 2020
#29: Battle Style Revealed, TPCi's Very Interesting Survey, & Even More News!
This week we're spending a lot of time on 2 topics, the first of which is the reveal of Battle Styles! What do Jake and Sean think of Rapid and Single Strike cards? We also dive into the TPCi Survey and discuss what some of their questions might mean for the future of the game. Finally, we're rounding out the pod with a bunch of small news topics, from Staff Promos being cancelled to the announcement of the Players Cup III! Keep those reviews coming, and have a wonderful holiday!  TPCi Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R6YGFCR -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:10:35
December 22, 2020
#28: Battle Style Predictions, Players Cup 2 Winner, & The Future of Online Tournaments!
This week, we talk about a whole host of things, starting off with Sean's impressive Digimon tournament finish. Then we head into some predictions that YOU the listener will immediately be able to tell us if they were right or wrong, since we recorded this episode the day before Battle Style cards were announced. We also talk about Zach Lesage winning the Players Cup II with reliable Pikarom, and discuss just how good Pikarom is. And finally, we wanted to give our unsolicited advice to the team at TPCi that manages the Pokemon TCG competitive scene with regards to the future of the world of online tournaments that has sprung up over these last 9 months.  As always, rate and review the pod on Apple, and we will read those reviews in future episodes! And thanks to everyone who already has done that, you are all amazing!  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:01:35
December 15, 2020
#27: V-Union, Coalossal's Big Day, & The Worst Product Name of 2021!
This week, it's a hodgepodge of Poke news and Meta Analysis! Kicking things off with a recent Trademark filing by the Pokemon Company. What could it mean? Thing taking a hard left into some meta breakdowns where Coalossal VMax finally took home a Win! And finally, let's end on the most hyped, and worst named product that will be coming for our wallets early next year...Shining Fates! -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
49:44
December 08, 2020
#26: Clout Chasing Kadabra & ChillTCG Regional Results
This week we're going wide in search of enough topics to fill an episode! Kicking things off with some musings on a new competitor in the TCG world, Digimon, and then moving into Uri Geller releasing the ban on Kadabra in order to regain some #relevance. Also, we take a look at the meta breakdown of a massive tournament that took place last weekend, the ChillTCG tourney, which featured over 350 players! And finally, capping things off with some Pokemon news about new "starter" deck types, and the upcoming Team Challenge. Thanks again for all the reviews last week, we'll be reading them every week from now on, so leave your review on Apple!  Find out more about the Team Challenge: https://www.pokemon.com/us/play-pokemon/team-challenge/ -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
55:38
December 01, 2020
#25: Breaking Down the Vivid Voltage Meta & Exploring Expanded!
This week we are diving deep into the Vivid Voltage meta, looking at 2 weeks of results to see how everything is shaking out, and if maybe, just maybe, we can get more diversity into the top tier! Also, is ADP getting a reprint?! And finally Jake talks through results from a recent Expanded Tournament and we see whether or not these new bans can make Expanded a format worth diving into for newbies and old-timers alike!  Thanks again to Ryan and wert for leaving us those Reviews! Every week we will read new reviews on the pod , so submit your reviews, and bonus points if you follow our prompt!  Here is the Expanded Pikarom deck we discussed if you want an easy deck to transition into the Expanded format:  https://play.limitlesstcg.com/tournament/5f8dd09305152173136b12f1/player/raio120/decklist/ -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:05:21
November 24, 2020
#24: Vivid Voltage Meta - Same Same, But Different? (ft. PJ Witusik)
This week we dive deep into the results from the first weekend of Vivid Voltage tourneys! Has the meta really changed all that much? And we have PJ Witusik of The Shuffle Squad along for the ride this week to talk about his 7-0 start in the Sunday Open with Milotic V! Also, a few additional discussions about new full arts. Finally, LEAVE US A REVIEW! Prompt in the pod :)  You can find The Shuffle Squad (and PJ) on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/theshufflesquad -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:04:36
November 17, 2020
#23: Players Cup II Top 16, Top Decks for the Vivid Voltage Format, & Team Challenge!
We're diving head first back into the "meta" this week, looking at the decks that made Top 16 of the Players Cup in both NA and the EU. And then we take a look towards the future with the release of Vivid Voltage this week, and give our predictions for which decks, both new and existing, will come out as top tier in the new format. And finally, we talk about the Team Challenge that Pokemon announced last week, and how excited we both are to participate in this new style of event! -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:11:34
November 10, 2020
#22: Vivid Voltage Set Review, Expanded Bans, and Rusted Sword Rants!
This week we're diving deep into the Vivid Voltage set to talk about our favorite cards and what decks they might make, or make better. Also, TPCi FINALLY announced some much needed bans in Expanded, but was it enough? And Jake once again returns to his soapbox to rant about what might possibly be the most ridiculous card announced in the last few months.  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:23:02
November 03, 2020
#21: RealBreakingNate stops by to talk Collecting, Content Creation, and everything under your Target shelves!
This week we're diving head first into the world of collecting, and we've got RealBreakingNate with us this time to give us their expertise on the recent boom in Pokemon collecting (beyond Pokemon cards even). But we can't stop at just collecting with such an amazing guest! We also talk about the grind of content creation and all the weird things that may be lurking under the shelves at your local Target. Finally, did you know that RealBreakingNate used to be in the competitive scene of Pokemon TCG?  Thanks so much to Nate for joining us on the pod this week! You can find him on YouTube, Tiktok, Twitter, and more under the same name: https://www.youtube.com/c/RealBreakingNate/  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:12:60
October 27, 2020
#20: OOPS ALL JAKE!
Sean here uploading this episode. I'm moving and don't have time to preview it, so I'm just assuming that Jake did an awesome job and only plugged his channels to a minimal degree ;) We'll be back next week to our regularly scheduled programming! -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
30:46
October 20, 2020
#19: Wailords Enter TCG Collecting, the Meta Gets a Remix, & PLAY TOOL SCRAPPER!
This week we once again chat about the meteoric rise of the TCG among some celebrity collectors, which will be a teaser segment to what hoping to have for all of you next week with a special guest! Also, let's break down some of the new decks that are shaking up the meta! And finally we go over Jake's Player's Cup II progress as well as our current standings in the OPOP Fantasy League (Jake is leading 9-7 as of the time of this publication).  Finally, a word of wisdom: PLAY TOOL SCRAPPER!  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:03:57
October 13, 2020
#18: Players Cup DOS Points Analysis & Charizard Fatigue?
This week we dive into the points totals across regions for the Players Cup II and give our predictions as to roughly how many points you might need to qualify. Also, Pokemon announced yet ANOTHER Charizard that everyone is going to empty their wallets to pull, but is it becoming too much for even the Zard fanboys to handle? And we give you  our week 3 picks for the OPOP Fantasy League!  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
59:35
October 06, 2020
#17: Players Cup II Strategery & Champion's Trash Talking
The Players Cup II has begun, and Jake & Sean are going to give you some of their strategies for how to grind those points in the early weeks! Also, we spend maybe a little too much time bashing on Champion's Path and just how awful this set really is, both for a player and a casual collector. And finally, we review our Week 1 OPOP Fantasy League results, and set our starting lineups for Week 2! -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:00:49
September 29, 2020
#16: So Many LEAKS & Omnipoke League Fantasy Drafts!
Lots of fun stuff to talk about today, including some new developments in the meta (I'm looking at you Tinachomp), as well as a discussion about the crazy leaks that have been happening with new Pokemon product!  We also discuss the recently announced Omnipoke Online Play League, all the awesome creators that are a part of it, and decide to have our own fun by doing a Fantasy Draft of the players! Who will each of us pick to be on our teams, and how does this even work?  All the details about the Omnipoke Online Play League: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG_DERfa6UE -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean Jake's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay
01:10:29
September 22, 2020
#15: Talking Burnout and Balance with Emery Taylor! (Plus Champion's Path: OOPS! All Zards Announced)
Shoutout to Emery Taylor for joining us today, and giving us his insight into maintaining a healthy relationship with the Pokemon TCG, or anything in life really. You can find him on twitter: https://twitter.com/Roarchomp Beyond the interview with Emery, we also dive into the recently announced Rainbow Rare VMax Zard, as well as the Shiny Zard that are both a part of Champion's Path! But is the set really worth it? And finally, as usual we discuss a bit of the meta and some recent tournaments. Props to Kashmann for taking home the W in this last weekend's Sunday Open.  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean
01:14:08
September 15, 2020
#14: #BanADP Tourney Winner & New Shocking Volt Tackle Cards!
This week we examine how the meta is finally starting to solidify for this format, into what we think is a pretty diverse field of viable decks! But some tournament organizers are starting to experiment by banning ADP... what might those results tell us? Also we look at some of our favorite new cards that were announced as part of Japan's "Shocking Volt Tackle" set.  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean
53:17
September 08, 2020
#13: Interview w/ POG Champ Isaiah Bradner, #EternatusIsCancelled, & Should ADP Be Banned?
Thanks again to Isaiah Bradner for joining us for the podcast! If you want to hear more of his 5head thoughts, you can find his twitter here: https://twitter.com/IsaiahBradner Also this week, Sean hangs his head in shame for his very incorrect prediction about Eternatus, and is determined to push it out of the meta! And finally, we discuss the ever contentious topic of banning ADP. Is it gatekeeping enough to deserve such a harsh penalty?  If you have a question you'd like to have answered, tweet it to us! -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean
01:11:51
September 01, 2020
#12: What Dominated POG 2020 & What Will Dominate Post-Rotation?
This week we're talking about the results from the POG 2020 Championships! Which decks surprised us in Day 2, and which decks fell a little bit short of our expectations? Also, we take our first dive into the world of Post-Rotation, and give our predictions for which decks may be dead, and which decks might have room to thrive.  On a separate note, thanks to anyone who is joining the pod for the first time this week after seeing our ads in POG. It was a ton of fun making the ads, and we are stoked that so many of y'all seemed to enjoy them as well! -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean
01:01:08
August 25, 2020
#11: POG 2020 Championships Meta Analysis
Darkness Ablaze has released, and we have early results from 2 tournaments this past weekend! How is the meta shaping up, and what are our predictions for the Atlas POG 2020 event happening this weekend?  PokeX Tag Bolt S2 #6 Results: http://www.ptcgstats.com/p/pokex-s2-tag-bolt-6.html Sunday Open Results: http://www.ptcgstats.com/p/sunday-open-16920.html Celio's Network Tier List: https://youtu.be/xoD9lk7RFyk -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean
59:21
August 18, 2020
#10: You've got questions! We've got answers? (Q+A Edition)
This week we kick things off with a little prediction on what decks we think will make an impact in the first weekend of Darkness Ablaze, in the Sunday Open in particular! If you want to participate in the even, make sure to check out their Discord: https://discord.gg/uu8Q9rK The main topic for this week will be answering YOUR questions! Thanks to everyone who submitted questions for us over the past few weeks, hopefully our answers are both entertaining and enlightening. Is a Pop Tart a Ravioli? Find out!  -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean
01:18:26
August 11, 2020
#9: Darkness Ablaze Prerelease, Standard BANS! & Analyzing Meta's Past
It's Darkness Ablaze Prerelease time! We chat about our kits, our pulls, and our thoughts on Prereleases in general (spoiler: Sean is probably way too into the format). Also, we can't overlook the biggest Pokemon news of the week: The upcoming BANS of Bellelba & Brycen-Man and Mismagious from the Standard format! Our thoughts on why these bans happened now and not before. Finally, we dive into the recent article published by Stephane Ivanoff,  "What is a Good Format?", and even do a little research of our own on Virbank! Let us know what you think of our findings.  Also next week is our 10th episode, and it's a Q + A! So please send us questions in whatever way suits you, including this awesome Google Form if you want to stay anonymous.  Q+ A Form: https://forms.gle/y2VsbNG5A8mziJ976 "What is a Good Format?": https://www.pokebeach.com/2020/07/what-is-a-good-format -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean
01:04:26
August 04, 2020
#8: Interview w/ Draydon Davis about POG 2020, Champion's Path Announced, & Q+A Subsmissions!
This week we had a conversation with Atlas POG Organizer Draydon Davis about the upcoming POG 2020 Championship Event. How it came to be, the reasons for the UPR-DAA format, our picks for the best decks, as well as how you can register to compete. Thanks again to Draydon for his time, and all the hard work him and the rest of the team are doing to organize the event.  We're also looking at the newly announced Champion's Path set which is slated to release at the end of September! Will it be as much of a home run as Hidden Fates was last year?  And finally, we want you to ask us some questions! Episode 10 will focus on a Q+A with all of your questions, so feel free to ask us anything (and we'll probably answer if it's appropriate. You can send us the questions on twitter (@metapodtcg), email us your questions (metapodtcg@gmail.com), submit voice questions over Anchor, or even use our Google form, especially if you want to remain anonymous: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1l9bANeVKE1HRxgxeI4agRMbB_5S2oLZXOba68_TvjyPSqQ/viewform Here's a link to the POG 2020 Discord if you want to learn more and register for the event: https://discord.gg/vGbA7cP -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean
01:03:03
July 28, 2020
#7: Interview w/ Le Bui about Retro Formats, Players Cup Mysteries, & POG 2020 Preview
Thanks again to Le Bui for taking the time to talk with us about Retro formats! You can find him on twitter (link below), and reach out with any questions you might have about playing Retro formats. Also chatting this week about the lack of info we are getting from the Players Cup, and a quick peak into the next big online event, the POG 2020 Championships! Le Bui: https://twitter.com/LeBui18 PokeStats Discord: https://discord.gg/GJGepUc The SAbleyes Tabletop Simulator Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gXpbqtId-4 -- Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean
53:47
July 21, 2020
#6: Players Cup Nonsense, TCG Raid Battles, & The TCG Collector's Market
This week, the meta didn't really change all that much, so instead we look at Sean's not-so-great Players Cup run, as well as some pairing nonsense that went down down under. Also, what's with some of Pokemon's new projects like the TCG Raid Battles? Finally, let's shift gears and dive into the world of collecting in the Pokemon TCG, and the WILD price increases that are happening from vintage to modern products. Is it a bubble? Should you invest?  Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean
59:55
July 14, 2020
#5: Players Cup Meta Analysis, Legendary Heartbeats, & LCS Controversy
This week let's dive into the Meta once again, and predict what we think the Player's Cup meta might look like when things kick off on July 11! Which decks should you play, or be afraid of, if you're competing? Also, we take a peak at some of the cards just announced as part of Japan's latest set, "Legendary Hearbeats". And finally, let's talk about the controvery surround a Long Island card shop, and their refusal to comply with NY state health guidelines when it comes to wearing masks inside. How should the community and TPCi respond to their recent actions? Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean
01:09:25
July 07, 2020
#4: Standard Format, Future Format & Players Cup Results
This week we review the current standard meta and at least one surprising deck that took center stage this past weekend. We also glimpse the future by examining the winning decks from Japan's recent National Online Championship, and it looks like Control might be a big part of what Darkness Ablaze will bring us. Finally, let's analyze the results from the Player's Cup Qualification window and see just how many points were needed in each region. Does TPCi really deserve all the hate it got for organizing the event the way it did?  Check out Jake's Twitch if you want to support his PRIDE fundraiser: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean
59:55
June 30, 2020
#3: Awesome TCG Products & Lessons in Being a Good Person
This week we dive into the shallow pond that is the meta updates. But moreso we examine how TPCi has been on a roll releasing and announcing a wide range of great new products for the TCG that all players can benefit from! And finally let's discuss how to behave (and how not to behave) in the Pokemon community.  Believe Survivors.  Check out Jake's Twitch if you want to support his PRIDE fundraiser: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean
01:00:28
June 24, 2020
#2: Tomb Count, Tord GOAT?, & Offseason Burnout
WE BUILD THE SPITE, WE MOVE THE SPITE!  This week we're talking about the finale of the Limitless series, and how an unexpected archetype took center stage with a mirror in the Finals. Also, in a surprise to noone, Tord took home the crown in the Players Cup invitational, but is the prestige of the event tarnished by it's pre-recorded nature? Finally we discuss the Burnout players are facing during this extended offseason.  If you have ideas for a future "Fever Dreams" challenge, please send us a message at any of our twitter accounts below! And special thanks to Shai Burton of The Slowpoke Well for participating in our first ever challenge with us!  Check out Jake's Twitch if you want to support his PRIDE fundraiser: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean
01:07:14
June 16, 2020
#1: Introductions, Infinity Zone, & LucMetal/Zacian Tier 1?
Let us take a second to introduce ourselves, this is a Pokemon TCG podcast featuring Sean and Jake, two players fresh off their Rookie Season. In today's episode we talk about the recent Japanese set release  of Infinity Zone, as well as the results from this week's Sunday Open and how the winner, Kevin Clemente with LucMetal/Zacian, is a particularly good response to the top tier decks in the current meta game.  Infinity Zone: https://www.pokebeach.com/2020/05/infinity-zone-cards-officially-revealed Rainbow Rocket's Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOC-8swBYKw&t=782s Check out Jake's Twitch if you want to support his PRIDE fundraiser: https://www.twitch.tv/atrociousgameplay Reach out to us with any thoughts or topic suggestions via Twitter: https://twitter.com/metapodtcg Here are a few of the other places where we make content: Sean's YouTube: https://youtube.com/gyrosean Jake's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiRient-vmVuy42V-kdeZnA Sean's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/gyrosean
01:10:49
June 08, 2020