Excadrill Explorations — The One-Trick Pony for Pikachu and Zekrom-GX By: Caleb Gedemer Posted 1 month ago to Premium Article 2 comments You may have had the misfortune of running into an Excadrill on the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online with a Pikachu and Zekrom-GX deck. I certainly have. Excadrill is a one-stop shop for beating Fighting-weak decks, plus it can hold its own as a deck by itself. I’m going to cover this deck, as well as a deck that benefits greatly from Excadrill as a tech. This is another single prize Pokemon that swings for a bunch and beats fellow one prize Pokemon along with the matchups it has type advantage in. It can go toe-to-toe with some larger Pokemon as well, except Dragapult VMAX. Max Phantom slowly carves up an Excadrill player’s entire field, losing that player their Prize advantage and the game. This will be my last article before the Players Cup starts this Saturday, so I’ll include my obligatory tier list, as well as their current trend: Top Tier Baby Blacephalon | Trending Neutral Combo Zacian V | Trending Down Dragapult VMAX | Trending Neutral Pikachu and Zekrom-GX | Trending Neutral Middle Tier Arceus and Dialga and Palkia-GX / Zacian V | Trending Up Spiritomb | Trending Down Bottom Tier Cinccino Control / Mill| Trending Neutral Lucario and Melmetal-GX / Zacian V| Trending Neutral Mewtwo and Mew-GX| Trending Neutral Total Outliers Galarian Obstagoon| Trending Neutral Green's Exploration / Boltund V | Trending Down Welder Toolbox| Trending Neutral Right now I expect Pikachu and Zekrom-GX to be the most popular deck, followed by Dragapult VMAX. Beating Pikachu and Zekrom-GX is a necessity. Here’s where Excadrill comes in! As I’ve mentioned earlier, this deck is very linear as it’s meant to beat Pikachu and Zekrom-GX and other one prize Pokemon builds. You can hold your own against some decks like Combo Zacian V or Mewtwo and Mew-GX, but Dragapult VMAX is the elephant in the room. Try as you will, you have to be extremely lucky. Excadrill can be used as a tech in one of the best decks too, stay tuned for that! ContentsExcadrill DeckDeck ExplanationsDeck OptionsTech TimeDeck ExplanationsDeck OptionsPlaying for the “Least Punish”Conclusion Excadrill Deck 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.