Breaking Through — Revisiting Golisopod-GX for London with Some New Tricks

Hello PokeBeach readers, I am back with a new take on Golisopod-GX, the deck that is my current top pick for London Internationals. I have been putting in some solid testing since my last major tournament, Daytona Beach Regionals, and I think this deck handles most of the metagame that I expect to see. Let’s jump right into the list.

Golisopod-GX / Latios

Pokemon (17)

3x Golisopod-GX (BUS #17)4x Wimpod (BUS #16)3x Tapu Lele-GX (GUR #60)3x Latios (SHL #41)1x Octillery (BKT #33)1x Remoraid (BKT #32)1x Tapu Koko (PRSM #SM30)1x Oranguru (SM #113)

Trainers (33)

4x Professor Sycamore (BKP #107)4x N (FAC #105)4x Guzma (BUS #115)3x Acerola (BUS #112)2x Professor Kukui (SM #128)1x Brigette (BKT #134)4x Ultra Ball (SHL #68)4x Choice Band (GUR #121)3x Float Stone (BKT #137)2x Field Blower (GUR #125)1x Rescue Stretcher (GUR #130)1x Special Charge (STS #105)

Energy (10)

6x Grass Energy (EVO #91)4x Double Colorless (SM #136)


This deck follows a similar strategy to most Golisopod-GX decks, but it does take the idea of making KOs happen and runs with it. Between having a very efficient attacker in the form of Golisopod-GX, adding snipe damage in Latios, and adding damage with both Choice Band and Professor Kukui, this deck seems to have answers for everything. Here is how some situations can play out to hit some numbers.

While some of these numbers may be viewed as a stretch, these numbers provide different scenarios that you may stumble upon that you now have a way to get out of. Overall, the goal of this deck list is to take Knock Outs as efficiently as possible, using all resources to allow those Knock Outs happen.

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