The New Face of Control — Managing Resources Without Oranguru By: Grant Manley Posted 7 months ago to Premium Article Hello everyone! Some of you may not be too happy with me for attempting to bring Control back even with our dear friend Oranguru gone to the rotation, but I couldn’t help myself. Last season, Pidgeotto Control was a moderately popular archetype that was quite polarizing. Although it was a legitimate deck, it was rather degenerate as it limited interactivity between players. The deck focused on locking the opponent out of the game and prevented them from doing anything at all. I played this deck to a couple of decent Regionals finishes, and the deck was very strong for the beginning half of the season. However, it was more or less replaced by Mill variants once powerful cards like Bellelba and Brycen-Man and Cinccino were released. Additionally, Zacian V‘s Intrepid Sword was a foil to the hand control strategy, and Marnie‘s disruption wasn’t all that fun to deal with either. Now that the Standard format no longer has Oranguru or Bellelba and Brycen-Man, disruptive decks have become a distant memory… but not for long. ContentsExcadrill Control Deck ListDeck AnalysisMatchupsConclusion Excadrill Control Deck 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.