So let's talk about diet buzzwole. Zygarde has been a very popular alternative to the big bug as of recently thanks too a couple of key factors, overall however the decks play extremly similar to one another, hitting the same numbers turn 2 and using very similar techs like lycanroc, diancie prism star, baby buzzwole, octillery, brooklet hill and max elixir. So, one of the things that does separate zygarde from buzzwole is the fact that zygarde is less reliant on special energies. While yes, zygarde does need the dce to do the same turn 1 numbers as buzzwole, the deck honestly doesn't really need to use a card like strong energy, which makes the deck a bit less succeptable to cards like enhanced hammer or Kartana GX if you are concerned about nagastak. Buzzwole really does rely quite a bit on cards like strong and beast energy to be fully effective, which does leave it at a bit of a more risk than zygarde. The other major difference in the deck is the differences in weakness between both attackers, buzzwole being weak to psychic while zygarde is weak to grass. This weakness difference is massive since both types that each attacker is weak too has a ton of standard relevance right now, psychic with necrozma and banette gx and grass with golisopod and shiftry gx, so it honestly really comes down to what you are anticipating for the event. Other than those 2 major things, zygarde really doesn't stray that far from the standard for fighting decks right now, and while I think Bonnie might be an interesting 1 of in the deck if you are really concerned about the grass gx matchup, it should never be the main focus of a deck like this. It's held a pretty solid place in the meta for a while now, so zygarde might be a very solid pick for worlds this year if you wanna play buzzwole but are scared of psychic types. #nintendo#gamefreak#creaturesinc#gameboy#pokemon#pokemonredandblue#pokemongoldandsilver#pokemonxy#pokemonsunandmoon#pokemontcg#forbiddenlight#solgaleo#lunala#necrozma#diancie#lycanroc#ultranecrozma#pokemoncards#zygarde#xerneas#yveltal#greninja#pikachu#pokemonletsgo
So yveltal break was the standout deck at the north american international championship this year, and I have to say, I could see this deck being a legitimate pick for worlds. Yveltal break is a spread deck that wants to abuse the breaks attack, which does 30 damage to each Pokemon with damage on it. In order to spread the damage we need to fulfill the attack cost, we play both latios and Tapu koko, both of which use double colorless energies. Latios helps in your already very good malamar and buzzwole matchups by dealing super effective damage to their main attackers while also damaging the bench and Tapu koko is preferred in the zoroark matchup because of how good the spread is against a deck that benches a lot of Pokemon. These were the 2 standout ways of setting up at the international championship, however celestial storm brought with it a new card in shrine of punishments, which deals 20 damage in between turns to any ex or gx card, and since this deck doesn't run any of those (sans 1 lele of course) this card makes for an excellent tech. Since yveltal's attack takes a whopping 3 dark energy to pull off, max elixir is a great card to run in conjunction with the oblivion wing yveltal to accelerate energies onto your pre break yveltal. Since the deck does need some other attackers to hold down the fort while you set up the fear turkey, hoopa proves as a great stall wall thanks to its ability, and see since buzzwole is a thing mewtwo isn't a bad tech at all. Despite its success in the buzzwole matchup, zoroark still reigns supreme in standard so playing enhanced hammers and even parallel city could prove very useful when trying to fight the king. The success in 2 of the 3 big matchups and a doable zoroark matchup has me believe that yveltal break may not be a one time deck after all, but rather a serious contender. #nintendo#gamefreak#creaturesinc#gameboy#gba#ds#3ds#pokemon#pokemonredandblue#pokemongoldandsilver#pokemonrubyandsapphire#pokemondiamondandpearl#pokemonblackandwhite#pokemonxy#pokemonsunandmoon#pokemontcg#playpokemon#xerneas#yveltal#zygarde#pikachu#eevee#magikarp#charizard#mewtwo#lucario#pokemoncards#tapukoko#latios
So beast box is one of the new kids on the block, but how does it stack up to the current meta? Well, naganadel never really had a solid playstyle before a deck like this came along, but now that naganadel has stakataka gx as a partner I honestly think the deck is pretty solid. Naganadel gas an attack that does 20 damage for each ultra beast in play, which has some crazy synergy with stakatakas ability which reduces 10 damage from all of your ultra beast in play, and thanks to the help of ultra space, you can get these stakataka out en mass and reduce the damage naganadel takes by 40. Since this deck is more defensive, it is actually really fortunate that beast raid is only one energy since you can max potion off damage relatively easily, but seeing how beast energy is still a very powerful card in this deck, I certianly wouldn't use it with a max potion, unless you like cards in the lost zone. This offense vs defense debate also comes to tools as well because naganadel has access to both choice band for the extra damage or bodybuilding dumbbells for an extra 40 hp on top of the 40 reduction stakataka gives you. Since the deck does need ultra beastbon the bench to deal damage, Kartana gx is an absolutley brilliant play in a deck like this because you can search it out with ultra space and than proceed to enhanced hammer one of your opponents dces, strong or even beast energies, which adds a disruption layer on top of this defensive strategy. If you are into huge firepower however, moonraker celesteela is an excellent choice for some high damage when paired with naganadels gx attack, which sets it up perfectly. While this deck has had trouble with buzzroc in the past, I think stakataka let this deck be viable and a pretty solid pick for worlds this year. #nintendo#gamefreak#creaturesinc#gameboy#gba#ds#3ds#pokemon#pokemonredandblue#pokemongoldandsilver#pokemonrubyandsapphire#pokemondiamondandpearl#pokemonblackandwhite#pokemonxy#pokemonsunandmoon#pokemontcg#PlayPokemon#guzzlord#nihilego#buzzwole#kartana#pheromosa#xurkitree#celesteela#stakataka#blacephalon#naganadel#celestialstorm#poipole
Yup, I think our previous champion gardevior is going to be a great pick for worlds this year. Gardevior gx seems to actually have some solid answers for the meta right now, thanks to some pretty interesting cards, so let's discuss. Buzzwole is naturally pretty bad for this deck since it can ransack your field early, however Chrisowalantis Amanadtisis decided to run, the most underrated card of all time, assault vest in this deck and broke top 32 with it in Valencia. Preventing an extra 40 damage against a buzzwole is potentially pretty huge in a deck like this where it needs to get stage 2s out, and with the max potion people usually run in gardevior to sustain, this can survive the early game fairly well against the big bug, with 1 copy of mew ex thrown in there for later on in the game. Assault vest also helps out a ton in the zoroark gx matchup because of how heavily that deck relies on something like dce to keep it attacking, which is another matchup this deck deck does struggle with. Alongside parallel city to reduce the damage riotous beating can do and the extremly powerful premonition gallade this deck has access too, this deck with the right set up can have a very impressive matchup against the king. Since loosing a gardevior can be rough on your set up at times, diantha is a great card to help you recover your valuable resources and with a card like super rod this deck can bounce back pretty easily after a knockout. Setting this deck up is pretty easy with the instruct oranguru, which works very well with gardeviors ability to reduce your hand size by playing your energy, Bridgette to get your pokemon out into play and skyla to get our rare candies and other valuable items. Combo that with 4 Tapu lele gxs and you got one hell of a setup. This deck defentiley won't go all the way for worlds, but honestly I think it can be a very strong pick for our format now, if done correctly #nintendo#gamefreak#gameboy#3ds#pokemon#pokemonredandblue#pokemongoldandsilver#pokemonrubyandsapphire#pokemondiamondandpearl#pokemonblackandwhite#pokemonxy#pokemonsunandmoon#pokemontcg#playpokemon#gardevior#pokemonletsgo#pokemoncards#pikachu#eevee#gallade
[English]Belated Happy Birthday to the skilled trainer who initiate everything. From Pallet Town, Red 🎉🎁🎂!.
Unfortunately I can talk too much about him further than his game version. I haven't had the pleasure to meet his manga counterpart in deep. And not only that, yesterday it was also the anniversary of pokespe. The not so famous saga of manga based on the pokémon universe and which I still need read properly (I'm working on it, dont push me😅)
🎨 cool art from nearhomo315
________________________________________________________________________________________ [Español] Felicidades atrasadas para el habilidoso entrenador que lo comenzó todo. Desee Pueblo Paleta, Rojo 🎂🎉🎊!
Lamentablemente solo puedo hablar de el por la de los videojuegos, ya que su contraparte del manga aún no he tenido el gustó de conocerlo a fondo (estoy en ello, no me presionen 😅). Además ayer también fue el aniversario de la no tan conocida saga de pokespe; los mangas inspirados en el universo de pokémon.
So time to talk squids, and no I won't be mentioning ultra necrozma this time around because personally I feel like the bread and butter psychic box just severely outclasses it. We've seen this strategy work with eelektrik and bronzong so naturally it works with malamar, who can attach psychic energies from the discard pile onto one of your benched pokemon. This combined with cards like max elixir, which grabs energies from the deck, and mysterious treasure which not only discards energy for malamar but also sets you up by grabbing the malamar for you make for one deadly combination, but what does the deck attack with? Well, fortunately for us, the regular necrozma works miracles with this thing. Prism burst does 10 damage plus 60 more for each psychic energy you discard with it, so when you pair it with malamar who brings back energies from the discard pile, and than throw dawn wings necrozma in there, with float stone, to get necrozma back on the bench for refueling and you have yourself a devastating combo. Since you deal a massive amount of damage already, fighting fury belt is preferred over float stone. Since zoroark smacks the ever living hell out of this deck, this deck does really get a lot out of playing marshadow since you can hit big numbers for weakness, and also benefits greatly with mewtwo gx's first attack which can give you easy ohkos against the king. Giratina is played in case you run into the odd greninja matchup. Since zoroark is still an extremly bad matchup, parallel city is ran to try and prevent it's damage rampage while field blower doubles as a way to get rid of garbotoxin and choice band at the same time. Since it has an abysmal zoroark matchup, I don't know how far it will go at worlds, but I would defentiley count on this thing showing up. #nintendo#gamefreak#pokemonworldchampionships#gameboy#pokemon#pokemonredandblue#pokemongoldandsilver#pokemonxy#pokemonsunandmoon#pokemontcg#playpokemon#solgaleo#lunala#lycanroc#mew#zoroark#malamar#pokemoncards#necrozma#marshadow#garbodor#greninja#pikachu#banette#lucario#mewtwo#lugia
So let's talk about one of the most hated yet powerful decks in all of standard right now, buzzwole gx. Honestly, I think the big bug doesn't need any introductions because he's run standard for so long, but if you didn't know, buzzwole is a card capable of doing absurd amounts of damage in the very early turns of the game for one energy, and with strong energy, choice band, diancie prism star, beast energy and regirock all boosting that insane damage to even further heights, which allows the deck to soar to even greater heights, especially with the introduction of a card like baby buzzwole which boost this decks single energy damage output to obscene levels. While there used to be one unifying way to play buzzwole, it seems like another variant has occurred so let's talk about both of them. The first one is lycanroc gx which helps to boost buzzwole's offensive pressure even further by using it's amazing bloodthirsty eyes to forcibly lysandre up Pokemon. This is the more aggressive of the 2 variants, focusing more on aggro setup with max elixir, beast ring and brooklet hill in order to apply extremly heavy pressure through the entire course of the game, which has proven extremly effective in tournaments all over the world. The new variant is buzzwole with garbodor, which aims to add garbotoxin on top of buzzwole's already insane pressure. This lock comes with a bevy of different cards to utilize like order pad to get your items out, counter catcher to disrupt after a big knockout and opts to run fury belt over choice band to give it some more hp. So, as it stays right now, these are the 2 main variants of buzzwole that will have a good showing at worlds, but which one do you prefer? I personally love buzzwole lycanroc, but if unchecked I can see buzzgarb winning the entire event. #nintendo#gamefreak#creaturesinc#gameboy#gba#ds#3ds#pokemon#pokemonredandblue#pokemongoldandsilver#pokemonrubyandsapphire#pokemondiamondandpearl#pokemonblackandwhite#pokemonxy#pokemonsunandmoon#pokemonletsgo#pokemontcg#playpokemon#buzzwole#garbodor#pikachu#mewtwo#charizard#pokemoncards#playpokemon#pokemonworldchampionships#lycanroc#diancie
So let's kick off the world's analysis with the king of standard himself, zoroark gx. Zoroark GX offers so much in just one single card that it's hard to argue against it. It has built in draw support and hand burn with its ability, solid 210 hp and an insane attack that 2hkos everything in the meta without a choice band for a dce. This sheer amount of versatility and utility that this card has is absolutley insane, and that's why there is so many variants oh him, but which ones the best? Well, let's briefly cover the 8 most popular ones and you can decide which you prefer. Banette gx's main attack let's you add on damage with trades discard effect, offers a ton more versatility through the use of rainbow energies and it's ability to move damage from anywhere on the field and covers zoroarks fighting weakness. Shiftry appreciates the hand control aspect of trade, while also using a dce to pick up ohkos with its main attack. Magcargo offers insane consistency with its ability to put cards on top of the deck for zoroark to draw with trade giving you more consistency to run a counter toolbox style of deck. Garbodor aims to use disruption tactics alongside consistent card draw in order to beef up trashalsnches insane damage output, however if you enjoy full on disruption decks, I highly recommend trying out tord reklev's Zoroark disruption list, which goes all in. Lycanroc uses cards like devolution spray and acerola to re use it's ability to let zoroark pick off smaller hp pokemon, while lucario uses those same tactics with zoroarks consistency to pick up the kos itself. Finally golisopod fully abuses acerola and float stone to give zoroark a more consistent and reliable back up attacker. Those are the 8 most popular zoroark variants, but which one do you think will take worlds? Personally, I think its going to be banette, but leave your opinion down below. #nintendo#gamefreak#pokemonworldchampionships#gameboy#pokemon#pokemonredandblue#pokemongoldandsilver#pokemonxy#pokemonsunandmoon#pokemontcg#playpokemon#solgaleo#lunala#lycanroc#mew#zoroark#golisopod#pokemoncards#magcargo#shiftry#garbodor#greninja#pikachu#banette#lucario#mewtwo#lugia