So lapras is a hodgepodge of a deck right now, with a lot of craziness surrounding it, so might as well bring it up for worlds. Lapras has been a well known archetype for over a year now, but it's viability has fluctuated all over the place due to various shifts in the meta, going from one of the big 3 in sun and moon too where it is now. Lapras has an attack called blizzard burn which, for 3 water energies does 160 damage and lapras can't use that same attack next turn. So the whole point of the deck is too play it like a volcanion deck where you rotate between 2 lapras to spam blizzard burn with a choice band attached, using manaphy ex to give both of them free retreat with its ability, but how are we going to get 2 lapras powered up in time for 2 consecutive attacks? Well, luckily water has 2 forms of extremly solid acceleration at its disposal. The first one should come as no surprise, because it is max elixir and we've seen this card 1000 times already so let's move onto aqua patch. Other than ultra balls, we run the copy of volcanion prism star in this deck to throw our water energies into the discard pile in order to accelerate onto lapras in conjunction with the max elixir boost. Setting up all of this is done by obviously octillery and brooklet hill, which go hand and hand with each other nowadays. Energy switch is also a great tech if you do need a clutch attachment between lapras, just in case of enhanced hammer. All of this together seems like an amazing deck, however it falls short in a lot of matchups if one of its components goes down. You need manaphy ex to enable free retreat, however it only has 120 hp and gets eaten alive by zoroark, and when volcanion gets koed, it's gone for the rest of the game. Nonetheless, I honestly still think this deck has a shot at worlds this year, and I'm excited too see what it can do. #nintendo#gamefreak#creaturesinc#gameboy#pokemon#pokemonredandblue#pokemongoldandsilver#pokemonxy#pokemonsunandmoon#pokemontcg#forbiddenlight#solgaleo#lunala#necrozma#mew#zoroark#ultranecrozma#pokemoncards#zygarde#xerneas#yveltal#greninja#pikachu#froakie#lapras#volcanion#manaphy
I always end up coming back to this deck before any big tournament because it'll always pop up in a day 2 and still manage to surprise everyone. The deck is slow, it lacks consistency running both a stage 2 and max elixir, the typing is irrelevant and it's heavily reliant on a lot of set up that can be easily taken down by cards like field blower, so how does this strategy keep on working? Well, the best way I can describe it is even though it has all these problems, the formula and basis for this deck just fundamentally work. What I mean is we've seen decks like this in magnezone prime/emboar or archiestoise work extremly well at a top level in the past, so naturally this deck would work as well since it plays extremly similarly to those 2 decks. The object will always be to attach a bunch of energies onto a pokemon so that thier attack can unleash a massive amount of damage, and that is exactly what this deck accomplishes with magnezones ability and dusk manes attack. Those decks in the past always packed a way to retrieve energies with something like energy retrieval, however this deck fully abuses mt coronet to consistently pull metal energies from the discard pile without having to rely on an item card. This deck also has a massive plus in the use of cards like professors letter or max elixir which some decks didn't even have back than to constantly replenish their energy pool, which makes this a threat in and of itself. Even with how fast our format was compared to than, dusk mane is still a 190 hp Pokemon that can abuse fury belt or max potion, which can let you tank a couple of hits while you try to get your board set up. All in all though, this deck is, in my opinion, another member of the mass energy attachment archetype, and while it is the weakest of the 3, it certianly can hold it's own in big events. #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
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
Just a quick, cute little drawing I made for my boofie and me's facebook cover. Had to edit the picture on IG like this so that the whole drawing can be seen; wouldn't want you guys having to swipe left and right.
Wczorajszy dzień był dla mnie bardzo produktywny. Najpierw stworzyłem arta dla Undecided, a pod wieczór dzięki temu, że wena nadal mnie trzymała, zrobiłem tą pracę. Do stworzenia jej zainspirował mnie tytuł jednego z odcinków Pokemon: Sun/Moon "Pryzmat Światła i Ciemności, Necrozma!". Nie będę ukrywał, że darzę tego pokemona ogromną sympatią i podobnie jak było w przypadku arta dla Maćka, również od jakiegoś czasu chciałem narysować Necrozmę. Gdyby zdjęciom na instagramie dało się nadawać tytuły, nazwałbym ten art "Wspomnienie o Oślepiającym/Panu Światła". Pogrążony w mroku pokemon pryzmatu, odnajduje cząstkę światła. I gdy chce ją pochłonąć, nagle w jego umyśle pojawiają się wspomnienia z czasów kiedy był "The Blinding One (Ultra Necrozmą)". #pokemon#pokemonart#art#fanart#necrozma#ultranecrozma#blindingone#digitalart#drawing#drawings#light#darkness#pokemonultramoon#pokemonultrasun#pokemonultrasunmoon
When I see designs of Pokémon like Ultra Necrozma, I’m 100% convinced that @pokemon doesn’t design their monsters with toys in mind. Meaning, they are more concerned with how the designs look in media that is not a toy, like their anime and TCG. So when they decide they want to make toys out of them we have to suffer these consequences: The newly unveiled Tomy super size figure. It’s like Hoopa unbound all over again. 😫😫 #pokemon#pokemontoys#tomy#takaratomy#necrozma#gen7#ultranecrozma#pokemonultrasun#pokemonultramoon#alola
Necrozma is a very odd Pokemon. Based on a physical embodiment of light, it's a very alien looking Pokemon. Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon gave it new forms that allow it to fuse with Solgaleo and Lunala' as well as a pseudo Mega form called Ultra Necrozma that appears to be what it's supposed to look like. I like Ultra Necrozma a lot. It's this pretty unique looking dragon that is an embodiment of light. Dusk Mane looks awesome! I like it better than Solgaleo, actually. Dawn Wings is silly looking to me. It's the arms.
Necrozma also got a huge buff in battle, with all of the new forms in Ubers. Dusk Mane is by far the best of the bunch, performing any role from sweeper to defensive pivot thanks to Prism Armor allowing it to take super-effective hits. Dawn Wings is actually worse than Lunala because Prism Armor doesn't allow it to take hits from the Dark and Ghost-types in Ubers like Marshadiw, Yveltal, and Mega Gengar. Ultra Necrozma is a fantastic offensive Pokemon with a neat ability that boosts super effective hits and has a very powerful exclusive Z-moves.
#necrozma#duskmanenecrozma#dawnwingsnecrozma#ultranecrozma pokemon #pokemonsun#pokemonmoon#pokemonultrasun#pokemonultramoon#pokemonart#fanart#art#artist#artistsoninstagram
Alolan Ninetales-GX – Fairy – HP200
Stage 1 – Evolves from Alolan Vulpix
Ability: Mysterious Guidance
When you play this card from your hand to evolve 1 of your Pokemon during your turn, you may search your deck for up to 2 Item cards, reveal them, and put them into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.
[Y][C] Snowy Wind: 70 damage. This attack does 30 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)
[Y][C] Sublimation GX: If your opponent’s Active Pokemon is an Ultra Beast, it is Knocked Out. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)
When your Pokemon-GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.
Weakness: Metal (x2)
Resistance: Darkness (-20)
Wow... This thing is Absolutley amazing. The ability in and of itself is extremly good in any stage 2 decks because of the fact that you can just straight up search yoyr deck for a rare candy and an ultra ball and just get a stage 2 in an instant. That alone is enough to make this thing playable, however the attacks are also insane as well. Snowy wind is like a less powerful night spear for less energy, which on its own was a great attack for sniping and spreading damage, and sublimation literally let's you just instantly kill a buzzwole and an ultra necrozma which are 2 of the best Pokemon in standard right now. This card far exceeded my expectations for how good it would be and it will no doubt see play for how viable it is in standard. #nintendo#gamefreak#gameboy#gba#ds#3ds#pokemon#pokemonredandblue#pokemongoldandsilver#pokemonrubyandsapphire#pokemondiamondandpearl#pokemonblackandwhite#pokemonxy#pokemonsunandmoon#pokemontcg#solgaleo#lunala#necrozma#duskmanenecrozma#dawnwingsnecrozma#ultranecrozma#pokemoncards#zygarde#xerneas#yveltal#lucario#pikachu#mewtwo#ninetales#alolanninetales