Updating Mewtwo and Mew-GX Toolbox — Sword & Shield Edition

Hey everyone, Caleb is back again! In this article I’m going to continue my coverage of the Sword & Shield metagame with a look at a deck that saw plenty of success in the previous format, but might need some changes going into the new format. I’m referring to the almighty Mewtwo and Mew-GX Toolbox archetype–the most recent World Champion deck! While Mewtwo and Mew-GX might not be able to copy the attacks of Pokemon V, it did get some other interesting tools from the new Sword & Shield expansion. Oranguru looks like it’s fast becoming a staple in many decks, and it’s no less powerful in Mewtwo and Mew-GX. Pokémon Catcher is an upgrade over Custom Catcher in a fast, discard-draw-based deck like this one, while Quick Ball is an amazing consistency boost. Air Balloon and Big Charm are solid new Pokemon Tool options as well.

Aside from the new set, there is actually one new Pokemon-GX available to us, in the form of an under-the-radar promo release. You might not even know that Alolan Sandslash-GX exists, but I think it can be a strong addition to Mewtwo and Mew-GX Toolbox. Its Spiky Storm GX attack offers the deck an easier-to-use, if slightly less flexible, version of Espeon and Deoxys-GX‘s Cross Division GX. Paired with Giratina‘s Distortion Door Ability, Spiky Storm GX gives this deck an efficient way to wipe multiple low-HP Pokemon off your opponent’s board as soon as turn one!

Even though we may now be in the era of Pokemon V, I think Mewtwo and Mew-GX still has the capability to be a top-tier deck. Here’s my list:

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