Sword Doggo & Friendly Squid — Taking a Look at the Standard Format By: Jimmy Pendarvis Posted 2 months ago to Premium Article Hello everyone and welcome back to Pokebeach! A great place for Pokemon news, and in this case, a competitive Pokemon TCG article. Today I am going to be talking about the Standard format. More specifically, I am going to be talking about my two favorite decks in the Standard format and then drop some notes on the Standard format as a whole. The first deck I am going to talk about is Arceus and Dialga and Palkia-GX / Zacian V, the undisputed BDIF of the Standard format. It is the clear deck to beat for everyone when it comes to the Standard format. The other deck I am going to be going over is Malamar! People love to hate it, including myself in the past, but I am a big fan of the deck now. Sword & Shield and the new rules were both great news for Malamar! Its consistency has been increased substantially, and the deck does not mind the new rules. These decks are both strong and have room for whatever techs you want to fit, giving them a solid shot at beating pretty much anything. That is what I look for in decks, as it really sucks to sit down knowing you are probably going to end up with a loss. Anyways, without any more talk, let’s start things off with some Arceus and Dialga and Palkia-GX / Zacian V talk. ContentsArceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX / Zacian VDeck AnalysisCard ChoicesPotential InclusionsMalamarDeck AnalysisCard ChoicesPotential InclusionsThe State of the Game Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX / Zacian V If you'd like to continue reading PokeBeach's premium articles, consider purchasing a premium membership! It grants you full access to PokeBeach's premium articles and allows you to submit your deck lists and questions to our writers for advice! If you're not completely satisfied with your membership, you can request a full refund within 30 days! Simply cancel it in Paypal and then PM Water Pokemon Master for a full refund. No questions asked! Each subscription automatically renews at the end of its cycle, but you can stop or change it before then. 5.95 USD per 7 days Subscribe Weekly Subscription 5.95 / week. 14.97 USD per month Subscribe Monthly Subscription 14.97 / month. You'll also get a special subscriber badge under your avatar. 41.70 USD per 3 months Subscribe Quarterly Subscription Averages to 13.90 / month. You'll also get a special subscriber badge under your avatar and an Advanced Member banner.