Hello again readers, I’m back with you today to talk about another deck that has come out of the new format. I’ve spent a fair amount of time playing around with most of the new things at this point and I don’t think I need to reiterate the things that have been shown repeatedly. Both Calyrex are good decks, Decidueye is still a meta call that can catch people off guard and Zacian decks are still just as powerful. At this point, I think it’s unlikely that there’s a good deck that has been completely overlooked. I’ve seen a few people talk about Tornadus VMAX but haven’t really seen too many people try to play it in events. I did try to play an event with it and thanks to my lovely internet provider, was forced to drop after disconnecting from my round one match due to a distinct lack of internet. The one game I played before the drop was going in my favor at least.
I spent around a day or two just messing with Tornadus VMAX and all the different things that can be played in the list. Part of me still wants to pair it with Porygon-Z instead of Houndoom, but the somewhat sane part of me also acknowledges that doing so would be a bad idea for several reasons. Here’s my list, featuring Houndoom as its engine: