Samurai Sniper (TCG)

Samurai Sniper
WCS2017 Samurai Sniper Deck.jpg
Types used Grass

Samurai Sniper is the name of the deck used by Kabu Fukase, one of the semi-finalists of the Junior Division in the 2017 World Championships. It is one of the 2017 World Championships Decks, released November 17, 2017. Each deck comes with a Worlds 2017 deckbox, a booklet about the championships, a 2017 World Championships pin, and a code card for the Trading Card Game Online. The cards in this deck aren't the actual prints used in Fukase's deck, but are the most recent printing of the lowest rarity of the cards.



The popular Decidueye-GX deck got last one hurrah at Worlds before the essential Forest of Giant Plants rotated out, and Kabu Fukase gave it the best showing, achieving a Top 4 in the Junior Division! The addition of Golisopod-GX gives this Ability-focused deck a powerful attacker for the Active spot, while Decidueye-GX can keep to the shadows of the Bench and pick off the opposing team with Feather Arrow!


This year's Worlds marked Kabu's last season as a Junior Division player, and it was his last chance to play the card he finds most interesting, Forest of Giant Plants (which has now rotated out of the Standard format and is currently banned in Expanded). But he gave it an excellent send-off, finishing in the Top 4 of the Junior Division by pairing the popular sniper Decidueye-GX with the powerful new attacker Golisopod-GX. Kabu had one very specific concern going into the tournament: "I was worried that I might have to battle Tsubasa" Watanabe, another top player from Japan who was defeated in the Top 8.

Deck list

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Tapu Lele     
Tapu Koko  
Acerola Su  
Brigette Su  
Choice Band I  
Field Blower I  
Float Stone I  
Forest of Giant Plants St  
Guzma Su  
N Su  
Professor Sycamore Su  
Revitalizer I  
Ultra Ball I  
VS Seeker I  
Double Colorless Energy   E  
Grass 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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