Emerald King (TCG)

Emerald King
WCS2014 Emerald King Deck.jpg
Box art
Types used Grass

Emerald King is the name of the deck used by Andrew Estrada, who was the champion in the Masters Division in the 2014 World Championships. It is one of the four 2014 World Championships Decks, released in November 2014, and is based on the Virizion-EX/Genesect-EX archetype. Each Deck comes with a Worlds 2014 themed Deckbox, a booklet about the championships, a non-tournament-legal print of the sixty card deck, and the 2014 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.



Andrew Estrada's Emerald King deck and its sword-and-shield strategy carried him to a World Champion title. The shield is Virizion-EX, who protects the whole team from special Conditions. The sword is Genesect-EX packing a G Booster, which does enough damage to Knock Out nearly any Pokémon in the game with a single attack! And thanks to Genesect-EX's Ability, which can yank any Benched Pokémon forward to receive the mighty blow, it's an attack scheme that's as precise as it is devastating!


Andrew's path to victory was a scientific one: examination, analysis, and testing. "I looked at someone else's list and modified it to my play style," he says. "I play tested with my team and made changes to adapt to different matchups." When asked what he remembered most about playing this year, it was: "The sleepless nights along with the hours of testing." Speaking of his team, he says: "I've been playing four full seasons, and my friend introduced me to the game. I met Matthew Koo, who coached me for the next two years and helped make me the player I am today." Andrew's self-described strategy: "The deck's linear enough for me to know how to start and end every game."


Andrew's Virizion-EX and Genesect-EX deck keeps the Pokémon count slim in favor of many Pokémon Trainer cards. But one Pokémon he decided to include was Mr. Mime, which protects his Benched Pokémon from attacks. This sound strategy gave Andrew the title of World Champion.

Deck list

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Mr. Mime    
Colress Su  
Colress Machine I  
Energy Switch I  
Enhanced Hammer I  
G Booster I  
Muscle Band I  
N Su  
Professor Sycamore Su  
Professor's Letter I  
Shadow Triad Su  
Skyarrow Bridge St  
Skyla Su  
Super Rod I  
Tool Scrapper I  
Town Map I  
Ultra Ball I  
Grass Energy   E
Plasma Energy   E  

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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