Black Dragon (TCG)

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Black Dragon
WCS2016 Black Dragon.jpg
Box art
Types used DarknessDragon

Black Dragon is the name of the deck used by Shuntu Sadahiro, who was the champion of the Junior Division in the 2016 World Championships. It is one of the four 2016 World Championships Decks, released in November 2016, and is based around DarkraiEX and GiratinaEX. Each Deck comes with a Worlds 2016 themed Deckbox, a booklet about the championships, a code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, and the 2016 World Championships Pin. The cards included in the deck aren't the prints actually used in the decks, but are the most recent printing of the lowest rarity of the cards.



Shuntu Sadahiro's deck channeled the powers of darkness to claim victory in the Junior Division! Giratina-EX and Garbodor work together to keep the opponent from doing...pretty much anything, especially for opponents whose decks rely on Special Energy! Max Elixir speeds things up, and when Double Dragon Energy is in play—with some help from Yveltal's Oblivion Wing attack—Darkrai-EX gets an extra boost to unleash an enormous Dark Pulse attack!


Shuntu was a little worried going in: "It was my first time battling at the World Championships, so I was really nervous," he says. But he had plenty of support on the road to Worlds—his dad and his younger brother both play the Pokémon TCG, and he has a strong team who helped him build and test his deck, focused on Darkrai-EX and Giratina-EX. A bit of luck helped him out in the finals, too—his opponent tried several times to discard Energy from his Pokémon with Crushing Hammer, and the coin flip came up tails every time, as Shunto visibly celebrated on camera!

Deck List

Quantity Card Type Rarity
DarkraiEX Darkness Rare Holo ex
GiratinaEX Dragon Rare Holo ex
Yveltal Darkness Rare Holo
Garbodor Psychic Rare Holo
Trubbish Psychic Common
ShayminEX Colorless Rare Holo ex
HoopaEX Psychic Rare Holo ex
AZ Su Uncommon
Fighting Fury Belt I Uncommon
Float Stone I Uncommon
Lysandre Su Uncommon
Max Elixir I Uncommon
N Su Uncommon
Parallel City St Uncommon
Pokémon Ranger Su Uncommon
Professor Sycamore Su Uncommon
Reverse Valley St Uncommon
Super Rod I Uncommon
Trainers' Mail I Uncommon
Ultra Ball I Uncommon
VS Seeker I Uncommon
Xerosic Su Uncommon
10× Darkness Energy Darkness E Common
Double Dragon Energy Dragon E Uncommon

Pokémon World Championships
Pokémon Trading Card Game only 2004-2008; TCG and Video Games 2009-on
2004: Blaziken TechMagma SpiritRocky BeachTeam Rushdown
2005: Bright AuraDark TyranitarKing of the WestQueendom
2006: B-L-SEeveelutionsMewtrickSuns & Moons
2007: FlyveesLegendary AscentRamboltSwift Empoleon
2008: Bliss ControlEmpotechIntimidationPsychic Lock
2009: StallgonCrowned TigerQueengarLuxdrill
2010: LuxChomp of the SpiritHappy LuckPower CottonweedBoltevoir
2011: MegazoneReshiphlosionThe TruthTwinboar
2012: Pesadelo PrismTerraki-MewtwoEeltwoCMT
2013: Anguille Sous RocheAmerican GothicDarkraiUltimate Team Plasma
2014: Plasma PowerTrevgorEmerald KingCrazy Punch
2015: The Flying HammerPunches 'n' BitesHonorStoisePrimal Groudon
2016: Black DragonBebe DeckMagical SymphonyNinja Blitz
2017: Infinite ForceGolisodorIce Path FTWSamurai Sniper
2018: Victory MapDragones y SombrasGarbanetteBuzzroc
2019: Pikarom JudgeFire BoxMind BlownPerfection
2022: ADPThe Shape of MewCheryl AgainIce Rider Palkia
2023: Mew's RevengePsychic EleganceColorless LugiaLost Box Kyogre
Champions Jason KlaczynskiJun HasebeRay Rizzo

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