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Standard Dead Marshes (Paldean Clodsire ex / Sableye / Galarian Moltres / Revaroom)

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Pokémon (16):
1 Radian Hisuian Sneasler (beatdown)
2 Galarian Moltres S12a (beatdown)
3 Paldean Clodsire ex (beatdown)
3 Paldean Wooper S1a (evolve)
3 Sableye S1a (beatdown)
2 Varoom S1 (evolution)
2 Revaroom S1 (draw)

Trainer (32):
2 Boss' Orders (control)
4 Prof. Research (draw)
2 Judge (disable)
2 Klara (retrieve)
4 Dark Patch (acceleration)
1 Escape Rope (control)
3 Level Ball (search)
4 Ultra Ball (search)
3 Nest Ball (search)
3 Switch (retreat)
4 Artazon Town (search)

Energy (12):
12 Darkness Energy


Start with either Sableye or Paldean Wooper. Use the Pokémon search cards to ensure the deck has two Paldean Wooper, one Varoom and one to two Sableye out on the first turn. Next turn evolve Varoom into Revaroom to discard Basic Darkness Energy and draw some cards and evolve Paldean Wooper into Paldean Clodsire ex . The latter one is used to poison the defender and enable Sableye to hit for a solid number with some assistance from Radiant Hisuian Sneasler. Fuel Paldean Coldsire ex with Dark Patch and use him to attack in the middle of the match. Galarian Moltres acts as a cleaner that can be used as soon as the opponent has two or less prize cards left.


Paldean Clodsire ex
Stage 1 Darkness Pokémon - evolves from Paldean Wooper
HP 280
Ability: Poison Bog
Once during your turn, if a stadium card is in play, you may make your opponent's active Pokémon poisoned.
[D][C][C] Needle Bone: 200
Flip a coin. If tails, this Pokémon can't attack next turn.
Retreat Cost: CCC
Weakness: F

Paldean Wooper
Basic Darkness Pokémon
HP: 60
[C] Search for Habitat
Choose one stadium card from your deck, reveal it, then add it to your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.
[D] Ram: 10
Retreat Cost: CC
Weakness: F

Basic Darkness Pokémon
HP: 70
[C] Night Eyes
Your opponent's active Pokémon is now asleep
[D] Unseen Claw: 20+
If your opponent's active Pokémon is affected by a special condition, this attack does 70 more damage.
Retreat Cost: C
Weakness: G

Trainer - Stadium
Once during each player's turn, that player may search their deck for a Basic Pokémon without a Rule Box and add it to their bench. Then, that player shuffles their deck.



3-3 Paldean Clodsire ex:
This card is intended to act as an attacker in the middle of the match. In the first few turns, and once the opponent has two or less prize cards left, he is ment to sit on the bench and poison the opponent with Poison Bog to increase the damage output of the one-prize attackers.

3 Sableye: Unseen Claw is the main attack in the first few turns combined with Poison Bog and Radiant Hisuian Sneasler to cheer from the bench.

1 Radiant Hisuian Sneasler: Used to increase the damage output of poison.

2 Galarian Moltres: This is the cleaner in this deck. He is intended to be used as soon as the opponent has two or fewer prize cards left. In this situation his damage output exceeds the damage Paldean Coldsire would be able to do.

2-2 Revaroom line: Revaroom is the main draw engine in this deck in addition to Prof. Research.


4-2 Prof. Research and Judge:
Prof. Research is a stable draw engine in a lot of deck. Judge is used in combination with Revaroom to draw and disrupt the poisoned opponent. This combo is especially effective later in the match.

2 Klara: Decent retrieval card that combos well with Galarian Moltres and Revaroom.

2 Boss' Orders: Stable gust effect supporter in almost all decks.

4-3-3-4 Ultra Ball, Level Ball, Nest Ball, and Artazon Town: The deck needs a specific combo of Basic Pokémon out on the first turn. Thus there are ten trainers that can help the deck to achieve that aim. Ultra Ball is the most universal search card that can also be used to discard unwanted cards in hand to thin. Its main targets are Galarian Moltres and Paldean Clodsire ex. Level Ball is restricted to Paldean Wooper, Sableye, and Varoom. This also applies to Azaton Town. Nest Ball can also obtain Radiant Hisuian Sneasler from the deck in addition to the aforementioned Basic Pokémon.

4 Dark Patch: Nice acceleration from the discard that combos well with Revaroom and the two mid- to late-game attackers.

3-1 Switch, and Escape Rope: Since Paldean Clodsire ex may not be able to attack next turn a switch effect seemed to be needed.


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Now that people in Japan have started playing with Triplet Beat, we can see what ideas people have for Clodsire ex (and, depending on whether I understand the source below correctly, which ones have had moderate degrees of success). Last week’s tournament results show that at least one player has opted to play Clodsire ex with the Raticate from Pokémon GO.
(So far these links all seem to be taking me directly to the lists, but in case something changes, you’ll find the Paldean Clodsire ex list in the “other” category at the bottom of the article, the eighth archetype listed under the “other” category. The nice thing about Raticate is that it can attack in a single turn with the help of Dark Patch and Double Turbo Energy, and Double Turbo Energy doesn’t effect Super Fang’s attack output. You can take clean one-hit-KO’s on anything, if you play well and the RNG goes in your favor.