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Meta Pod: A Pokemon TCG Podcast

By gyrosean
A Pokemon TCG Podcast featuring @gyrosean & @atrociousjake
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#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 6, 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 9, 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 2, 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 9, 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 2, 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 5, 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 8, 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 1, 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 3, 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 6, 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 8, 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 1, 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 4, 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 7, 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 8, 2020