Hello and welcome back to PokeBeach! This is the one and only place where you will find articles from myself and many other strong tournament competitors. Today I have something a little bit more exciting to talk about, the release of Rebel Clash! The last couple of months have been a relatively tough time on the competitive scene, but the arrival of multiple online tournaments and the release of a new set should certainly help things out.
Not having tournaments to play in is never fun, and the previous meta was pretty stale when it came to a competitive setting of any kind. I am hopeful that Rebel Clash will change things for the better, likely by balancing out the game a little bit and opening up the format for a wider variety of highly competitive decks. That is what I will be looking today: Rebel Clash‘s impact on the Standard format and metagame!
I will go over decks that formed from the new set, new and old decks that are in the spotlight, previously strong decks that changed for the worse, and then I will wrap things up with a power ranking! I know everyone is excited about the new cards and how things will be changing, so I will not delay the start of things any further.
Rebel Clash’s Effect on the Meta
A new set always shakes things up at least a little bit–often it changes how past decks are built and played, but I love it when a new fun and dominant deck makes its arrival. Fortunately, I think that might be the case in this set as Dragapult V is certainly a contender to meet that criteria.
Let’s start things off with the most exciting part of a new set–the new decks.
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