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Standard Latias & Latios "Tag Team" Deck

Discussion in 'PTCG Deck Garage' started by Humble, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. Humble Aspiring Trainer


    So with a local standard tournament coming up I decided to try out Latias&Latios Gx. Please let me know any suggestions of the deck list provided below.

    Pokemon x 16

    Latias&Latios GX x 2
    Staryu x 2
    Starmie x 2
    Inkay x 3
    Malamar x 3
    Dawn Wings Necrozma Gx x 1
    Tapu Lele Gx x 1
    Lunala prism star x 1
    Ditto Prism star x 1

    Trainers x 30

    Mysterious Treasure x 4
    Ultra ball x 2
    Nest ball x 3
    Timer Ball x 2
    Spell Tag x 2
    Field Blower x 1
    Rescue Stretcher x 1
    Viridian Forest x 2
    Max Potion x 1
    Escape Rope x 1
    Acerola x 1
    Cynthia x 3
    Lillie x 2
    Guzma x 2
    Sightseer x 2
    Sophocles x 1

    Energy 14

    Psychic x 10
    Water x 4

  2. Missilistico Aspiring Trainer


    I like the tag team, but I don't understand well how you alternate Starmie and Malamar in the early game. Could you explain? :)
  3. Humble Aspiring Trainer


    Well I figured Starmie from Team Up is the best option to go with Latios&Latias GX since his first attack allow you to attach 3 of your choice between water and psychic energy. With Latios&Latias attack of discarding 3 energy's I figured I'll run out of psychic energy's pretty fast if I'm versing a deck with no GX's which comes in Malamar for energy retrieval.
  4. Audiofreak19 Aspiring Trainer


    I think you need to up your supporter count. 3cyn and 2 Lillie is too low. I would drop the sight seer and the sophicles for another cyn and Lillie. I would also drop the spell tag and timer ball for 2 more ultra balls and 2 more guzmas. That’s all I can think of right now. This should help make it more consistant
  5. TuxedoBlack Old School Player


    Following are a few comments for your consideration:

    Only 2 Latias & Latios GX seems too few given its your main (and only real) attacker.

    You didn't state your deck strategy, but I assume you'd prefer to start with Starmie in order to provide energy attachment-acceleration onto your Latias & Latios GX Pokémon early game. So, a 2-2 Starmie line seems too low given this intended use.

    Ditto PS seems not to fit well.

    A commitment of 11 (including Mysterious Treasure) Ball Items with the specified 8 card-draw Supporters seems imbalanced. Given that you want to start discarding energy as soon as you can, the Nest Balls do not compliment this tactic; and Ultra Balls should be maxed out.

    Spell Tag can be easily Field Blowered away before your opponent KOs 1 of your Psychic Pokémon; so, this Tool, IMO, does not really help your deck that much.

    Sightseer is a "weak" card-draw Supporter, IMO.

    Suggested deck changes:

    -1 Ditto PS
    -3 Nest Ball
    -2 Spell Tag
    -2 Sightseer

    +1 Latias & Latios GX
    +2 Ultra Ball
    +1 Cynthia - more needed card-draw support
    +1 Lillie - more needed card-draw support
    +1 Pal Pad - to recover and recycle discrded Supporters
    +1 Sophocles - more needed card-draw support

    1 other consideration: since you are running 2 types of Basic energy, you may need a way to access discarded W energy when you can't draw into 1. So, you may want to also include a Brock's Grit (instead of the Rescue Stretcher) or an Energy Recycler/Retrieval.

    I hope you find these comments helpful.

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