The Queen is Back! My First Session with Gardevoir ex

Hello to all PokeBeach readers! Here is Gabriel Semedo again with another Pokémon TCG article and this time I’m going to talk about Gardevoir ex, the highlight of the new Scarlet & Violet collection.

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I won’t go into detail about rotation and Scarlet & Violet because at this point the internet already has enough content about it. I don’t particularly like seeing any content and prefer to see with my own eyes all the valid cards in the format, that way I can make my own mind up about what stays and what goes. I can make some card predictions that will be good if you want, but I’ll bring the news of the new set and the new format here in my next articles, plus I also want to talk about Miraidon ex and Koraidon ex.

I’d like to mention, this article was supposed to come out almost a week earlier, but I couldn’t because I had the flu and a high fever. Over the course of a week I stayed away from any activity and every time I tried to sit down to write, I felt dizzy and my head ached, so all I could do was lie there with my body aching. A week later I feel 80% cured and now I feel good enough to write and finish. I was dreaming of this moment!

I’ll still discuss Gardevoir ex here today because, in my first session with the deck, it became clear to me that there is more than one way to play it, and the lists can vary a lot. I also believe that the lists that are currently used in eastern tournaments can undergo evolution, as well as many other decks. In today’s article, I’m going to look at the lists that did well in these tournaments and then I’m going to reveal some ideas I had for the deck during and after my playtest session with Gardevoir ex.

My First Session With Gardevoir ex

A few days ago I arranged a training session with my friend Dalton Acchetta because he’s going to participate in the European International Championship, so I decided to help him in his preparation and thus discover the post-rotation format and the new set for myself. The training lasted about six hours and we used only the main decks which have been popular in the eastern format; Lugia VSTAR / Single Strike, Lost Box V, Giratina VSTAR Lost Box, Arceus VSTAR / Giratina, Mew VMAX, and Gardevoir ex. I already know all these decks well in a way, of course, all the changes affect the list and the gameplay, but roughly speaking we already know how an Arceus VSTAR, Lugia VSTAR, Mew VMAX, or Lost Box deck work, however, Gardevoir ex is a completely new experience and I’m moved by new lists and different gameplays — I was more willing to play with this deck and better understand how it works.

This concludes the public portion of this article.

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