Latias & Latios Tag Team GX - Dragon type - 250 HP - Basic [W][P][P][C] Buster Purge: 240 Damage. Discard 3 energy from (these) Pokemon.
____________________________________________ [P]+ Aero Unit GX: Attach 5 basic energy cards from your discard pile to your Pokemon in any way you like. If this Pokemon has at least 1 extra energy attached to it, prevent all affects of attacks, including damage, done to (these) Pokemon during your opponent's next turn.
When I first looked at this card, I immediately thought about Malamar. This card could potentially work well with Malamar. Then, I read the GX attack. Do you actually need Malamar to get Latias and Latios GX going? I don't believe you do! The GX attack already does Malamar's job! Your goal would be to pump all of the energy you can into your discard pile, while only needing one (maybe two if you needed to protect yourself for an extra turn) energy to use Aero Unit GX. This will help set up Latias and Latios in about 2-3 turns. This card can compare to Ultra Necrozma GX, but it uses Water Energy. Because it is not an Ultra Beast, it avoids things like Celestial Storm Sceptile and the new Alolan Ninetales' GX attack. A couple downsides to it not being an Ultra Beast is you cannot use Beast Ring, Beast Energy, or Ultra Space. Fairy is also a significant weakness due to Gardevoir decks running rampant. Now, as I mentioned earlier, Latias and Latios' GX attack helps it set up very well. However, GX attacks can only be used once per game! There is a second option, which is most likely better than the first. There will be a great card that will also be arriving in Team Up. It is sure to be the star of the show! I will go over it in the next review post!
Finally, ultra necrozma is getting some recognition overseas. This has actually been one of the more popular archetypes over in Japan, so I always wondered why it never took off here, that is until Virginia when this placed top 8 alongside some of the metas top contenders. Still, the question may remain within all of you, why play this instead of regular necrozma? After all, it's a lot easier to power up and has some great utility to offer. Well answering that question is simple because the result us pretty obvious. DAMAGE! This card can deal an absolutely ridiculous amount of damage in extremely short burst of time that greatly rewards players who know how to work their way around the prize trade. With enough energies to back this thing up, this can annihilate even the bulkiest pokemon in standard, especially with all the support it gets. Of course malamar is a staple in here because it allows us to constantly recycle psychic energies off of the attack, which also can work miracles with beast ring, adding on more energies onto an already beastly pokemon. Dawn wings necrozma and altar of the moone essentially act as a rush in-float stone combo for the deck, and we can search out all the pokemon with mysterious treasure. Still, one of the issues cited with this card is it's need for 2 different types of energy to attack properly, but luckily the deck has beast energy to act as a metal for the attack cost, while also providing 30 extra damage for an already nuclear attack. Still, the one issue truly holding this deck back, in my opinion, is how good fairies are in standard, because they easily trade and ko this pokemon in a pinch. Still, if you are a fan of dealing some stupid amounts of damage and wiping out everything in your path, than I highly recommend you give this a go over regular necrozma. #nintendo#gamefreak#creaturesinc#gameboy#pokemon#pokemonredandblue#pokemongoldandsilver#pokemonxy#pokemonsunandmoon#pokemontcg#forbiddenlight#solgaleo#lunala#necrozma#duskmanenecrozma#dawnwingsnecrozma#ultranecrozma#pokemoncards#zygarde#xerneas#yveltal#greninja#pikachu#malamar#charizard#mewtwo#lucario#ultrabeast
I want to take this time to talk about a deck that I have been testing for a while, and some of you may have already seen my list for it, it's zorometal featuring the baby dialga from lost thunder. So what this deck aims to do is use zoroark's ability alongside other draw supporters to get magnezone in play as quickly as possible, preferably around turn 2 or 3, and than use it to power up all of our other attackers, zoroark included, but the main one we're going to be focusing on today is the dialga. It has 2 incredibly useful attacks, the first one does 60 damage and than proceeds to devolve your opponents active pokemon. Essentially what this allows you to do is instantly ko any of your opponents evolution pokemon, if the pokemon they evolve form has 60 hp or less, and seeing how big professor elm is right now, that's a large gap of pokemon. Even if they have 70 hp, you can always use the dhelmise to beef up the attack and ko 70 hp basics like rockruff and wimpod. The second attack does 130 and forces you to discard an energy, which deals with things like giratina, tapu koko and baby buzzwole extremely well, and if we play mt coronet with magnezone, we can consistently fire off this attack turn after turn. In a way, dialga is a 1 prize, 130 hp main attacker that can take easy prizes on evolutions and basics that aren't gxs. For gxs however, this is magnezone, so we can obviously pack some major heat with dusk mane necrozma, which swings for HUGE numbers, but other than that we also have zoroark and dialga gx to come in and swing when we need them to. Overall, I have to say, that this deck is a really solid and reliable deck that has several outs to many popular matchups in our current metagame. #nintendo#gamefreak#creaturesinc#gameboy#pokemon#pokemonredandblue#pokemongoldandsilver#pokemonxy#pokemonsunandmoon#pokemontcg#forbiddenlight#solgaleo#lunala#necrozma#mew#duskmanenecrozma#ultranecrozma#pokemoncards#zygarde#xerneas#yveltal#greninja#pikachu#dialga#magnezone#mewtwo#lugia#zoroark
Yeah, for some reason, they REALLY like this deck in Japan, so I might as well talk about it on here. Ultra necrozma for a psychic and metal energy does 20 damage plus 80 damage for each psychic or metal energy you discard from it, so when you combine it with a card like malamar, you can hit for some STUPID high amounts of damage. Plus not to mention, ultra necrozma is an ultra beast which means you get a card like beast energy to count as a metal energy for the attack while also adding 30 extra damage to your attack and a cars like beast ring, so if one of your ultra necrozma go down from an attack you can just instantly grab psychic energy and just absolutely blow up your opponent. While we don't have float stone to constantly retreat in and out of the active slot, this deck actually utilizes altar of the moone to get cards in and out of the active slot and keep the high damage coming. Mysterious treasure and acro bike are excellent additions to this deck because they can put our psychic energies or giratina into the discard pile for us to access with our abilities later on in the game. We also do run 1 regular necrozma gx because it can sometimes be inconsistent to constantly attack with ultra necrozma for 2 attachments and hitting for no weakness, so playing the regular necrozma allows us to be more consistent and gives us access to black ray gx, which combos great with giratina's ability. Speaking of giratina, we can use that as one of our main attackers in the deck if we do need to trade for only 1 prize. Personally, I think malamar shrine is a much better deck, however if you do need to hit some big numbers to take huge knockouts, ultra necrozma might not be a bad option at all when trying to eradicate the opponent. #nintendo#gamefreak#creaturesinc#gameboy#pokemon#pokemonredandblue#pokemongoldandsilver#pokemonxy#pokemonsunandmoon#pokemontcg#forbiddenlight#solgaleo#lunala#necrozma#duskmanenecrozma#dawnwingsnecrozma#ultranecrozma#pokemoncards#zygarde#xerneas#yveltal#greninja#pikachu#malamar#charizard#mewtwo#lucario#ultrabeast