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Shadow Rider Redesigned — The Latest List & Tips To Get It Winning

Reviving Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX

PTCGO Code

##Pokémon - 15
4 Shadow Rider Calyrex V CRE 74
4 Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX CRE 75
2 Galarian Articuno EVS 63
2 Alcremie V CPA 22
2 Alcremie VMAX SHF 73
1 Crobat V DAA 104
##Trainer Cards - 30
4 Professor's Research SSH 178
4 Marnie SSH 169
3 Boss's Orders RCL 154
4 Quick Ball SSH 179
4 Fog Crystal CRE 140
4 Evolution Incense SSH 163
3 Air Balloon SSH 156
1 Switch CES 147
1 Ordinary Rod SSH 171
2 Training Court RCL 169
##Energy - 15
15 Psychic Energy 5

On my quest to find the perfect Shadow Rider list, I started here. This list was simple, streamlined – and ended up being way too slow. I would either miss Shadow Rider early, not have enough Energy on board or miss Shadow Rider VMAX on turn two. After hearing rumors of an Alcremie-less version, I decided to give it a spin to see if it could fix my problems. Here’s the second list I tried:

PTCGO Code

##Pokémon - 12
4 Shadow Rider Calyrex V CRE 74
4 Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX CRE 75
2 Galarian Articuno EVS 63
1 Crobat V DAA 104
1 Cresselia CRE 64
##Trainer Cards - 33
4 Professor's Research SSH 178
3 Marnie SSH 169
3 Boss's Orders RCL 154
4 Quick Ball SSH 179
4 Great Ball SUM 119
4 Fog Crystal CRE 140
4 Evolution Incense SSH 163
3 Air Balloon SSH 156
1 Switch CES 147
1 Ordinary Rod SSH 171
2 Training Court RCL 169
##Energy - 15
15 Psychic Energy 5

I started with three Mew from Celebrations in my list, then cut to two, then one and eventually just dropped it altogether. The card didn’t get enough use in a list without Scoop Up Net and honestly, only grabbing Items makes the card a lot less valuable than Jirachi was. I’m sure it will find a home somewhere, just not in this deck.

The rest of this list is very straightforward. You want to get a lot of Shadow Rider Calyrex V out, smack a ton of Energy on board and cruise to a win. Unfortunately, while this list felt better than the last one, I missed the hard-hitting Alcremie VMAX in most of my games. So, after a ton of refining, I settled on the following list:

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