Hello CFB readers, its Nathália Fernandes again with another Pokemon TCG article. This time I’m going to talk about an enjoyable Mewtwo & Mew-GX deck I created with Galarian Moltres V and Tapu Koko Prism.
With the popularity of Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX and its enormous power, I decided to test some lists with Galarian Moltres V. Moltres is one of the best Pokemon in the format to combat Shadow Rider. I really started to like this card; I began beating Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX just hitting with three copies of Galarian Moltres V as a forward.
With that in mind I decided to test some variants with Galarian Moltres V, since I have the possibility of having a matchup at least balanced against the best deck of the format using only about 30% of my deck space, so I would have 70% to choose another one combination. In the end I decided to combine some good ideas I found in the testing process, like adding Tapu Koko Prism Star to increase the speed and consistency of the strategy and Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX for its amazing GX attack. The big challenge making all these combinations work together. Enter…
The main idea of the deck is to be fast and deal an average 180 damage to the opponent, enough to Knock Out some Pokemon – or at least deal enough damage to KO anything with a second swing.
Relatively low HP is the price paid for consistently dealing high damage in the first few turns. Aggressive decks like Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX and Eternatus can do 280 damage on the second turn. It’s easy to power up the first Galarian Moltres V or Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX, but the second and third attackers need more time as resources are also running out or being discarded.
Most of the deck’s attackers deal close to 180 damage, enough to OHKO Dedenne-GX, Crobat V, Eldegoss V and Oricorio-GX, which are popular Pokemon that are part of most competitive decks. It’s common for the opponent to need to bench at least two of these Pokemon in a game. In some games you can beat your opponent by KOing two of these Pokemon to draw four Prizes, in addition to using Chaotic Order GX attack to draw two more Prizes.