Magical Symphony (TCG)

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Magical Symphony
WCS2016 Magical Symphony.jpg
Box art
Types used MetalColorless

Magical Symphony is the name of the deck used by Shintaro Ito, who was the champion of the Masters Division in the 2016 World Championships. It is one of the four 2016 World Championships Decks, released in November 2016, and is based around MegaAudinoEX. 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.

Atsushi Nagashima, the game director of the TCG, stated in an interview that the game's designers were surprised at the deck's efficacy, as its signature Mega Audino-EX was not expected to be potent enough to be played in the championships.[1]



Shintaro Ito's unexpected Mega Audino-EX deck was definitely the talk of Worlds, and sure enough, this fluffy pink Pokémon proved itself worthy of a Masters Division World Champion! The Magical Symphony attack is an excellent weapon against the most popular decks, since it can Knock Out an Active Shaymin-EX plus a smaller Pokémon (like Joltik or Combee) on the Bench in a single hit. Plenty of Trainer cards for drawing and searching round out this very consistent deck!


Shintaro is very serious about tournament prep: "Before the World Championships," he says, "I would play Pokémon TCG for about 12 hours a day." Shintaro took the overseas metagame into account—he was a little nervous that his opponents would bring unfamiliar decks in an attempt to counter Night March, but he was pretty confident that his own deck, built around Mega Audino-EX, wasn't well known outside Japan. "I thought that could give me a good chance to win." Sure enough, many were surprised to see this deck when it was first played on stream—and the fluffy pink menace quickly won lots of fans!

Deck List

Quantity Card Type Rarity
MegaAudinoEX Colorless Rare Holo ex
AudinoEX Colorless Rare Holo ex
ShayminEX Colorless Rare Holo ex
HoopaEX Psychic Rare Holo ex
MagearnaEX Metal Rare Holo ex
Cobalion Metal Rare
Absol Darkness Rare Holo
Audino Spirit Link I Uncommon
AZ Su Uncommon
Escape Rope I Uncommon
Float Stone I Uncommon
Hex Maniac Su Uncommon
Lysandre Su Uncommon
Mega Turbo I Uncommon
N Su Uncommon
Parallel City St Uncommon
Pokémon Center Lady Su Uncommon
Professor Sycamore Su Uncommon
Startling Megaphone I Uncommon
Super Rod I Uncommon
Trainers' Mail I Uncommon
Ultra Ball I Uncommon
VS Seeker I Uncommon
Xerosic Su Uncommon
Double Colorless Energy Colorless E Uncommon
Metal Energy Metal E Common


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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