Alolan Ninetales/Tapu-Koko Spread I played Alolan Ninetales-GX when it originally came out in Guardians Rising as I loved the spread damage aspect of "Ice Blade" with Tapu Koko promo "Flying Flip", and now with the release of Burning Shadows, comes a new Alolan Ninetales, which adds new depth to the deck, thanks to it's ability "Luminous Barrier", which blocks out many decks in competitive play which runs many EXs and GXs, and helps deal with one of the deck's worst matchups: Metagross-GX. Let's see that decklist! Decklist: Pokemon: 17 (3) Alolan Ninetales-GX (1) Alolan Ninetales (Burning Shadows) (4) Alolan Vulpix (Guardians Rising) (1) Glaceon-EX (1) Tapu Fini-GX (2) Tapu Koko (Promo SM31) (2) Tapu Lele-GX (1) Octillery (BREAKthrough) (1) Remoraid (BREAKthrough 32) (1) Espeon-EX Trainers: 32 (4) Professor Sycamore (4) N (3) Guzma (EDIT: I finally got the 3rd Guzma!) (1) Brigette (1) Mallow (4) Aqua Patch (4) Ultra Ball (2) Field Blower (2) Rescue Stretcher (3) Choice Band (2) Float Stone (2) Brooklet Hill Energy: 11 (7) Basic Water Energy (4) Double Colorless Energy Strategy: The main focus of the deck is spread damage, Alolan Ninetales-GX's "Ice Blade" and Tapu Koko promo's "Flying Flip" attacks puts early pressure by spreading damage across the board.Then what you do next depends on what kind of deck your opponent is using... If your opponent's deck evolves: Once enough damage is spread, use Espeon-EX's "Miraculous Shine" attack to devolve your opponent's Pokemon to knock out multiple Pokemon for great advantage and putting your opponent into an awkward situation. If your opponent's deck uses a majority of EX's or GX's: The Alolan Ninetales from Burning Shadows is the star in this matchup with it's ability, "Luminous Barrier". It will take forever as the new Alolan Ninetales' attack only does 80, 110 with Choice Band so it will take longer but it is a safer option, and with Hex Maniac leaving the format, "Garbotoxin" Garbodor is the only card that can turn this ability off, a real nuisance for our opponents. Ideas for upgrades: I was thinking of including a single copy of Tapu Fini-GX for it's GX attack, "Tapu Storm-GX" which for a single Water Energy, shuffles the opponent's active Pokemon into the deck with all cards attached to it, as long as your opponent has at least 1 benched Pokemon. I was thinking of using this with another copy of Guzma, making it go to 3 copies as I could Guzma in a big threat and I could switch in the Tapu Fini-GX, attach a Water Energy then shuffle it into the deck. This makes sense with the new Alolan Ninetales as I could shuffle in a non-EX or GX attacker into the deck so my Alolan Ninetales could be safe, if my opponent is playing a EX or GX heavy deck, but I haven't tested it yet as of typing this so I don't know for sure, and Tapu Fini is cheap at £5 for the normal art version so if I do buy it and it doesn't work, I'm not too out of a lost. UPDATE!!: I've added a 3rd Guzma that I pulled from a Burning Shadows Elite Trainer Box and I've also added the Tapu Fini-GX as testing it worked beautifully. The snipe is useful and the GX attack can be handy at times although I would still prefer Alolan Ninetales-GX's 'Ice Path' attack. Final words: Sorry for such a long thread with big walls of text but I wanted to explain a lot as this deck will be my competitive deck for the BREAKthrough-on 2017-18 format, and I know this deck has potential, it managed to defeat a Lapras-GX player, a Volcanion-EX/Ho-Oh-GX/Turtonator-GX player and even a Gardevoir-GX player at my League last week. Hopefully I can make this deck better and more effective, thank you all for reading and especially those who read all of this, and have an amazing morning/day/evening and night, depending on where you live. Any and all feedback would be most appreciated. Thank you again! UPDATE!! (02/09/2017): I've updated the list for the new September format. From testing and discussions at competitive players from my local league who have been to tournaments, I feel that this is a solid build. It's not the best, as all decks can be improved, but this deck is effective at doing what Alolan Ninetales-GX does best and still having the chance of winning. I still like to hear other ideas and techs and improvements for this deck you guys have. Thank you to all of you who commented and gave me ideas, and even to those who just read this post, it means a lot. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you.