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Standard My decklist for 2021? (Garbodor Xatu)

Discussion in 'PTCG Deck Garage' started by JFlo, May 21, 2020.

  1. JFlo Aspiring Trainer


    Deck I made after seeing a deck with the same strategy but uses Kartana from unbroken bonds instead of Xatu.

    Edit 1:
    increasing glimwood tangle count to 4

    Edit 2:
    forgot that escape board is rotating. adding piers and guzma&hala tag team in its place.
    Not too worried about Jirachi getting KO'd so it's fine. I may be running too many supporter cards... let me know what you think

    Edit 3:
    Forgot that Cynthia is rotating, replaced with professor's research. I also have Marnie so let me know if that would be better.

    Edit 4:
    Moving the glimwood count back to 3 to add Oricorio-GX. I don't think ill need 4 stadiums. the worst-case scenario is all 3 of them get prized and my opponent plays none or has them all prized as well. but the chances are pretty low of that happening. most of the time there is always a stadium in play.

    Edit 5:
    Acro Bike is also rotating. In its place, I will add 2 lucky eggs. I think this would work. it would give me a tool to grab with Guzma and Hala.

    Edit 6: New Clefairy revealed from Legendary HeartBeat, also just a bunch of edits since I am now a bit better at deck building




    4 Natu CEC 78 (evolve)
    3 Xatu CEC 79 (attacker)
    1 Clefairy LHE 23 (attacker)

    3 Garbodor RCL 118 (enable)
    3 Trubbish RCL 117 (evolve)
    1 Marshadow UNB 81 (tech)
    1 Giratina UNM 86 (tech)
    4 Jirachi TEU 99 (setup)
    1 Mew UNB 76 (tech)
    1 MewTwo UNB 75 (Setup)

    3 glimwood tangle DAB
    1 Wondrous Labyrinth

    4 Will CEC 208
    2 Piers DAB
    2 Guzma & Hala CEC 193
    3 Marnie

    1 Great Catcher
    2 Air Balloon
    4 Scoop Up Net RCL 165
    4 Pokemon Communication TEU 152
    2 Evolution Incense SSH 163
    2 Quick Ball SSH 179

    4 Horror energy RCL
    4 Capture Energy RLC 171

    Strategy: Get a Xatu active with enough energy to use "life drain". have a Garbodor on the bench with a stadium card active. Use Will to guarantee that "life drain" lands heads, leaving any pokemon in the entire game at 10 hp remaining. If Garbodor is setup use its ability to get the KO during Pokémon checkup.

    extra Tech:
    Clefairy - Can tech against many decks. already fits in the deck based around coin flips. Will come in real handy against tag teams.
    [C][C] Mini-Metronome: Flip a coin. If heads, choose 1 of your opponent’s Active Pokemon’s attacks and use it as this attack.

    Marshadow - to tech against Chaotic Swell and has a decent attack for one energy.

    Giratina - to tech against decks using DCE and can be used to tech against other special energy. slow down/force use of resources. also, the deck uses scoop up net already for Jirachi instead of switch therefore this card can be used multiple times if needed.

    Piers - To grab Trubbish or Garbodor and any of the 8 energy.

    For Guzma and Hala's second effect, the deck has no tool cards to search out so if anyone has suggestions on a tool card to add would be greatly appreciated. thanks. (keep suggestions in 2021 rotation. thanks).
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2020

  2. Dillonzer Aspiring Trainer


    I'd recommend maybe another Glimwood and maybe some Guzma and Hala to ensure you can get them out. Since Garbodor only works if a Stadium is in play it'd be worth it to be able to fish out those Stadiums.
  3. JFlo Aspiring Trainer


    Thanks man. Updated the list. made some more changes.
  4. FourteenAlmonds NTernetttt ERXploerer


    Especially since you can search it out, Horror Energy is probably worth subbing in for some basic Psychics
  5. JFlo Aspiring Trainer


    Should I add a Oricorio-GX? The benefit would be that my pokéon is going to be OHKO'd almost every single turn so I would get a lot of use out of its ability. the negative would be there's a gustable 2 prize card in the deck now. another benefit is I already have one.

    Ok, at this point I think this is for sure the list I'm using 2021. if you subtract the cost of the cards I already have its literally 8 bucks. well, idk how much piers or glimwood tangle will be.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 22, 2020
  6. SableyeGuy Aspiring Trainer


    acro bike is rotating
  7. JFlo Aspiring Trainer



    If any new cards come out that might fit in here please let me know. thanks
    Last edited by a moderator: May 24, 2020
  8. Yog Rogue


    I like the look of this deck. Spirit Tag or Counter Gain seems like the right tool for it.

    I am not sure of what is rotating so you'll have to check that yourself.
    Last edited: May 31, 2020
  9. Georgejr20 Aspiring Trainer


    id add another Marshadow if ur being careful
  10. JFlo Aspiring Trainer


    Updated the list.

    Both are Rotating, unfortunately. If they weren't I would definitely do Counter Gain since Spirit Tag's role is filled with Horror Energy. I think Air balloon works fine so far from my playtesting.

    Thanks for the suggestion but I think one is fine for getting rid of the one Chaotic Swell, if they play a second one it doesn't really matter since garb can still poison with it in play.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 18, 2020

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