Roaring Moon Turbo — Still Good Like the Old Times

Hello, PokeBeach readers! Gabriel Semedo here with another Pokemon TCG article. This time, I’m going to discuss Turbo Roaring Moon , explaining in detail why it’s a good choice right now and why it might outperform Roaring Moon baby-focused decks like Roaring Dudunsparce  and Ancient Box.

The deck that dominated EUIC was Charizard ex, then it proved to be unbeatable in the following Regional Championships. But now the deck seems to have taken a step down, with Chien-Pao ex  / Baxcalibur being the highlight of the Indianapolis Regionals, making four appearances in the Top 8. I believe this is mainly because players have learned to play against Charizard ex and have also thoroughly analyzed the metagame.

For example, why did Chien-Pao perform poorly at EUIC and so well at Indianapolis? Simple metagame changes can make all the difference, like most Charizard players exchanging Maximum Belt  for Prime Catcher  or Hero's Cape , indirectly improving the matchup a little. They shifted the focus away from Chien-Pao ex and concentrated everything on Charizard ex, paving the way for Chien-Pao to perform even better to its potential. This alone could be one of several factors contributing to the flow of the metagame.

The idea of today’s article is to present a deck that lies somewhat outside the universe of the already known metagame and can go head-to-head against the best decks. Among all the decks I tested in the new format, this one caught my attention from the start because it already existed and performed well before the Standard format rotation. Now it has lost important cards in the rotation but gained others in Temporal Forces, which keeps the deck similar to its previous iteration, so why not give it a shot?

Turbo Roaring Moon Remains Tier 1, Everybody Is Sleeping On It

One of the aspects that particularly caught my attention in this new Standard format is the notable rise of Roaring Moon. It unquestionably ascended to Tier 1 status, becoming one of the most frequently utilized decks in recent major tournaments and taking center stage at the Goiania Regional Championships, where I competed months ago.

Certainly, maintaining the same aggressive characteristics of the deck will prove impossible. However, it is feasible to adapt the deck list effectively, embracing a slower and more rhythmic style of play. This involves transitioning between single-Prize and double-Prize Pokemon, thereby complicating the opponent’s efforts to pick up their Prize cards. By doing so, you have more game time to power up your attackers, and the revised deck list enables you to endure longer in matches with quality.

This concludes the public portion of this article.

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