The Damage Plan — Where Dragapult VMAX Stands in Standard By: Michael Catron Posted 1 month ago to Premium Article Hello PokeBeach readers, my name is Michael Catron and this is my first article for PokeBeach! To tell you a bit about myself, I have been playing the Pokémon TCG for 10 years and have competed in seven World Championships. My best accomplishment to date is a Top 4 Regionals finish with Malamar at Daytona Regionals back in November. Now that you know a bit about me let’s get into the article and my favorite deck Dragapult VMAX. Dragapult VMAX seemingly died off after the release of Darkness Ablaze because of its Darkness-type Weakness. However there are a few flaws with the Eternatus VMAX deck that Dragapult VMAX is able to exploit. The other big problem for Dragapult VMAX in this meta is the popularity of Lucario and Melmetal-GX, Full Metal Wall GX along with Metal Goggles limits the amount of damage Dragapult VMAX can do, but this can be avoided with the addition of cards such as Tool Scrapper and Mallow and Lana to heal the damage they do to you. ContentsDragapult VMAX ListList DiscussionPotential Tech SlotsMatchups Against The Big ThreeDragapult VMAX for Players CupConclusion Dragapult VMAX List Dragapult VMAX has changed a ton since we last saw it really perform during online events. With the loss of Escape Board consistency has gone down because Jirachi doesn’t do enough anymore. Towards the end of the pre-Darkness Ablaze format, we also saw most lists straying away from Crushing Hammer but with Eternatus VMAX running rampant it is a crucial card to the success of Dragapult VMAX in this format. So here’s the list: 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.