The Goon Squad is Here — Obstagoon for Standard By: Grant Manley Posted 11 months ago to Premium Article 3 comments Hello everyone! This is Grant Manley with another article for you. The title says it all. This article is going to be all about Galarian Obstagoon. Galarian Obstagoon is incredibly strong in Standard right now. Obstruct invalidates many meta decks, leading to a slew of auto-wins amongst the most popular decks. Being a Darkness-type, Galarian Obstagoon can easily team up with other Darkness-type attackers to take advantage of Dragapult VMAX‘s Weakness. I recently played Galarian Obstagoon in a large online tournament. While I did alright on Day 2 I definitely think I could have gone further with a few adjustments. My friend, Chip Richey, suggested Galarian Obstagoon for the tournament, and we tested and worked on a list beforehand. He also made it to Day 2. Today, I’m going to discuss our list, potential optimizations, and a detailed look at Galarian Obstagoon’s matchups. While some matchups are auto-wins, others are interesting and nuanced. Here’s the list we played in the tournament. Pokemon (16)4x Galarian Obstagoon (SWSH1 #119)1x Galarian Linoone (SWSH1 #118)4x Galarian Zigzagoon (SWSH1 #117)4x Jirachi (TEU #99)1x Sableye V (SWSH1 #120)1x Yveltal-GX (FOL #79)1x Mew (UNB #76)Trainers (36)4x Cynthia (ULP #119)4x Rosa (COE #204)2x Professor's Research (SWSH1 #178)1x Boss's Orders (SWSH2 #154)4x Quick Ball (SWSH1 #179)4x Rare Candy (SWSH1 #180)4x Scoop Up Net (SWSH2 #165)4x Switch (SWSH1 #183)2x Pokémon Communication (TEU #152)2x Lillie's Poké Doll (COE #197)2x Counter Gain (LOT #170)1x Ordinary Rod (SWSH1 #171)1x Evolution Incense (SWSH1 #163)1x Escape Board (ULP #122)Energy (8)8x Darkness Energy (DP #129) ContentsList BreakdownWhat Makes Up the DeckTournament ResultsMatchupsConclusion List Breakdown 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.