Flash Flood Warning! — Expanded Blastoise and Turbo Water

I think of Blastoise when Water is talked about in Expanded. That’s actually not all, I have been trying out some wacky new decks using the type and today I’ll be sharing them with you. Blastoise / Archie's Ace in the Hole is still strong first and foremost, it even gained Misty and Lorelei from Cosmic Eclipse. Misty and lets you reuse Palkia-GX‘s Zero Vanish GX, obliterating Turbo Dark decks in short order. This is the best use I’ve got out of the reuse of a GX attack, although I admit that Magikarp and Wailord-GX for Towering Splash GX spam may have some merit, I just have not got this combo off in practice enough to have a greatly informed opinion. If nothing else, playing Misty and Lorelei in these Water decks to come is worth it just for the multiple-time Zero Vanish GX loop; Turbo Dark can almost never win against that kind of disruption.

Old School Blastoise

Let’s start with something that’s only worked once in a while but perhaps you could take it to the next level with some changes:

Pokemon (18)

3x Squirtle (BCR #29)3x Blastoise (PLB #16)2x Remoraid (BKT #32)2x Octillery (BKT #33)1x Volcanion Prism Star (FOL #31)1x Tapu Lele-GX (GUR #60)1x Shaymin-EX (RSK #77)1x Palkia-GX (FOL #20)1x Keldeo-GX (UNM #47)1x Horsea (PRC #30)1x Kingdra-GX (DRM #18)1x Exeggcute (PLF #4)

Trainers (32)

3x Professor Sycamore (BKP #107)1x Pokémon Ranger (STS #104)1x N (FAC #105)1x Misty and Lorelei (COE #199)1x Guzma (BUS #115)1x Colress (PLS #118)4x Ultra Ball (SHL #68)4x Superior Energy Retrieval (PLF #103)4x Rare Candy (CES #142)3x VS Seeker (PHF #109)3x Dive Ball (PRC #125)1x Rescue Stretcher (GUR #130)1x Computer Search (BCR #137)4x Tropical Beach (PRBW #BW50)

Energy (10)

10x Water Energy (EVO #93)

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