Help Best Way to play the New Incineroar GX?

Discussion in 'PTCG Competitive Play' started by Sylveonix, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Sylveonix I have a Fairy Type addiction.
    Sylveonix

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    I've recently got involved in Pokemon again and found out about the new Team Up expansion, so I bought a few boosters and packs. In two of the boosters I got the new Incineroar GX darktype, and now I'm hyped to make a deck with it. I've seen two deck lists that I really like, but I'm unsure of which one is better for competitive play. Here's the first decklist:

    ****** Pokémon Trading Card Game Deck List ******

    ##Pokémon - 15

    * 1 Oranguru SUM 113
    * 1 Darkrai {*} UPR 77
    * 1 Guzzlord-GX CIN 63
    * 2 Incineroar-GX TEU 97
    * 2 Tyranitar-GX LOT 121
    * 2 Larvitar LOT 114
    * 2 Litten TEU 20
    * 1 Chikorita LOT 5
    * 1 Meganium LOT 8
    * 2 Jirachi TEU 99

    ##Trainer Cards - 35

    * 1 Rescue Stretcher BUS 165
    * 3 Escape Board UPR 167
    * 4 Ultra Ball SUM 161
    * 4 Nest Ball SUM 158
    * 4 Rare Candy GRI 165
    * 3 Erika’s Hospitality TEU 174
    * 4 Cynthia UPR 148
    * 2 Lillie UPR 151
    * 3 Guzma BUS 143
    * 3 Wishful Baton CIN 121
    * 3 Lavender Town TEU 147
    * 1 Judge LOT 209

    ##Energy - 10


    Here's the second:
    ****** Pokémon Trading Card Game Deck List ******

    ##Pokémon - 13

    * 1 Tapu Lele GX
    * 4 Litten
    * 4 Incineroar GX
    * 3 Darkrai EX
    * 1 Darkrai EX (w/ Ability)
    * 1 Oranguru (Instruct)

    ##Trainer Cards - 34

    * 4 Vs Seekers
    * 2 Nest Balls
    * 4 Ultra Ball
    * 2 Nest Ball
    * 4 Rare Candy
    * 1 Brock's Grit
    * 4 Cynthia
    * 2 Lillie
    * 3 Guzma
    * 4 Max Elixirs
    * 1 Black Market
    * 1 Judge

    ##Energy - 14


    Which deck is better to be used with Incineroar GX? Should I change either decklist?
     


  2. Mack Dabson Ur mom likes my pokemon
    Mack Dabson

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    well first of all the second one is expanded, which is not the place to place incineroar gx. The first one i would remove the tryranitar gx and just make it a 4 incineroar gx kind of deck. Hes good enough on his own and i wouldnt try to make anything too complicated
     
  3. FourteenAlmonds Roasted, but not salty
    FourteenAlmonds

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    Wait until Night Unison gets released in English and then play it with Greninja&Zoroark TTGX
     
  4. Audiofreak19 Aspiring Trainer
    Audiofreak19

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    I really like this incineroar. You can get it up quick with ninetales-gx much quicker than meganium and then it accels its own energy. Add black market in their to be a big tanky one prizer.
     
  5. K-Genesis Aspiring Trainer
    K-Genesis

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    Yeah, it probably came in a bit too early.

    If you really want to use it, I'd try some Nanu shenanigans with basic (D) pokémon, like both Hoopa (GX and baby), Guzzlord-GX, heck even Zorua (adding Zoroark-GX to the fray) wouldn't be out of question. Black Market <*> to make it tankier, Energy Switch to distribute some love around.

    Once ZoroNinja-GX TT comes up, you'll use the same structure, with better results. For now, though, maybe:

    3-1-3 Incineroar-GX (attacker / battery)
    3 Hoopa-GX (support / sec. attacker)
    2 Hoopa (wall)
    1 Darkrai <*> (battery)
    1 Absol (disruption)
    2 Tapu Lele-GX (support)
    1 Marshadow (disruption)

    4 Cynthia
    4 Lillie (split with Steven's Resolve maybe?)
    1 Erika's Hospitality
    3 Guzma
    2 Nanu

    4 Ultra Ball
    3 Rare Candy
    3 Nest Ball
    3 Choice Band
    3 Pokémon Communication
    2 Rescue Stretcher
    2/3 Energy Switch
    2 Devoured Field
    1 Black Market <*>

    Clearly less than 60 cards there, you can fill in the rest. Gameplan would be to start with Hoopa-GX to search for stuff, set up Incineroar-GX, work it out from there. Nanu out anything you can use later (from a loaded Incineroar-GX to a sitting Lele or Marshadow), choose your attacker according to the match, have fun
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2019
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  6. Sylveonix I have a Fairy Type addiction.
    Sylveonix

    Member

    I actually love this decklist, it really compliments the Incineroar's power.
    I totally forgot about Nanu! I've seen some people using Incineroar w/ Guzzlord GX and Nanu, and I might try that as well.
    I don't really understand the Darkrai's use, is it for Energy drawing? The attack does take a lot of energy, so I'm guessing it's not for attacking.
     
  7. K-Genesis Aspiring Trainer
    K-Genesis

    Member

    Going from the perspective that it'll be more useful when ZoroNinja-GX TT arrives and that this deck will run a higher-than-usual Energy count:

    Darkrai <*> can set itself up in one turn for a hax attack with Energy Switch, forcing a Guzma or taking a 2HKO.

    It can also serve as a juicy target for Nanu, setting up a recently knocked-out Hoopa (GX or baby) out of a single hand attachment.

    In a near future, it adds 60 dmg to ZoroNinja (itself being a possible Nanu-recovered attacker), not counting hand attachment.

    Like described, it's a battery that takes advantage of a cluttered hand, turning it into ammo for when you need to build up an attacker out of thin air.
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2019
  8. The Golden Mewtwo That guy who plays a counter deck
    The Golden Mewtwo

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    Hello! I will show you my list for the new incineroar GX coming out, I hope you like it!

    Pokémon:
    Incineroar GX-3-TEU
    Torracat-1
    Litten-3-(Any 60 HP one)
    Tapu Lele GX-2-GRI
    Zoroark GX-3-SHL
    Zorua-3-SHL
    Hoopa-1-SHL
    Alolan ninetales GX-2
    Vulpix-2
    Hoopa GX-1

    Total: 20

    Supporters:
    Guzma-2
    Cynthia-4
    Professor Elm's lecture-2
    Judge-1
    Erika's hospitality-1
    Bill's analysis-2
    Total: 12

    Items:
    Field Blower-1
    Rare candy-3
    Ultra Ball-3
    Energy recycler-2
    Choice band/weakness policy-2
    Max potion-2
    Pal pad-1
    Energy switch-1
    Rescue stretcher-1
    Total: 16

    Stadiums:
    Black market Prism-1

    Total: 1

    Energy:
    Rainbow energy-3
    Dark energy-8

    Total: 11

    That's my list
     

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