The purpose of this deck is obviously, to handlock your opponent. Handlock synergies have been around for a long, long time in the Pokemon TCG, and so the company has had enough time to grow weary of it. If we take a look at an announcement from maybe a month ago, many cards got banned just from one deck that Japanese players piloted to victory at many events. With that being said, let's get to the list. Pokemon (18) 4x Nickit (SWSH1) 2x Thievul (SWSH1) 4x Jirachi (SM9) 3x Blipbug (SWSH1) 3x Orbeetle (SWSH1) 2x Dedenne GX (SM10(?)) Items (24) 4x Escape Board (SM5) 3x Switch (SMWhichever) 3x Rare Candy (SWSH1) 3x Evolution Incense (SWSH1) 4x Chip-Chip Ice Axe (SM1o) 4x Quick Ball (SWSH1) 3x Reset Stamp (SM11) Stadiums (4) 4x Power Plant (SM10) Supporters (9) 2x Cynthia & Caitlin (SM12) 4x Marnie (SWSH1) 1x Cynthia (SM6) 2x Professor's Research (Magnolia) Energy (5) 5x Darkness (ANY) Obviously, the goal of this list is to handlock, and we do this by generating tons of card advantage by helping ourselves, as well as controlling their draws, getting information, and getting rid of their hands before they ca set up. As for how we actually win... I could use some help. SPOILER but needed for thread, sorry Nickit – Darkness – HP70 Basic Pokemon [D] Tempt: Your opponent shuffles the cards in their hand without looking and puts them on the bottom of their deck. Then, your opponent draws 3 cards. Weakness: Grass (x2) Resistance: none Retreat: 1 Thievul – Darkness – HP100 Stage 1 – Evolves from Nickit [D] Thief: Your opponent reveals their hand. Choose a card you find there and your opponent puts that card on the bottom of their deck. [D][C][C] Darkness Fang: 90 damage. Weakness: Grass (x2) Resistance: none Retreat: 1 Blipbug – Grass – HP50 Basic Pokemon [G] Gnaw: 20 damage. Weakness: Fire (x2) Resistance: none Retreat: 1 Orbeetle – Grass – HP130 Stage 2 – Evolves from Dottler Ability: Bug Radar Once during your turn (before your attack), you may look at the top 3 cards of your opponent’s deck and put them back in any order. [G][C] Brain Wave: 90+ damage. This attack does 30 more damage times the amount of [P] Energy attached to this Pokemon. Weakness: Fire (x2) Resistance: none Retreat: 1 Evolution Incense – Trainer Item Search your deck for an Evolution Pokemon, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck. You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack). Quick Ball – Trainer Item You must discard 1 card from your hand in order to play this card. Search your deck for a Basic Pokemon, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck. You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack). Marnie – Trainer Supporter Both players shuffle their hands without looking and put them at the bottom of their decks. Then, you draw 5 cards and your opponent draws 4 cards. You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack). Professor’s Research – Trainer Supporter (Professor Magnolia) Discard your hand. Then, draw 7 cards. You may play only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).