Discussion No GX or EX tournament

Discussion in 'PTCG Competitive Play' started by Twisty, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Twisty Aspiring Trainer
    Twisty

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    Hey guys, I'm new to the forum, this is my first post but I've been playing for a little while.
    Anyways, I'm playing in a tournament that has rules where you can't play any GX or EX cards. I'm stumped over here I was thinking about playing maybe like a Mismagius disruption deck or Empoleon maybe. What would you guys play?Or do you guys have any ideas or suggestions ?Im glad to be a member on pokebeach and thank you guys for having me.
     


  2. Tapu Lele Responsibile for an Economic Recession
    Tapu Lele

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    Hello, Twisty. Welcome to PokeBeach! I hope you can enjoy what the forums have to offer.

    As for your question, here is a thread that contains many "budget" decks, which usually do not use EX's or GX's (aside from Tapu Lele GX).

    Personally, I would recommend using an Empoleon list. Its raw damage output is powerful, and its synergy with brooklet hill helps make it decently consistent. Here's a sample one that you could start from (This is by no means the best list out there):
    Pokemon 16
    4 Piplup ULP 32
    2 Prinplup ULP 33
    4 Empoleon ULP 34
    2 Remoraid BKT 32
    2 Octillery BKT 33
    2 Alolan Vulpix GRI 21
    Trainers/Supporters/Stadiums 32
    4 N FAC 105
    3 Cynthia ULP 119
    2 Professor Sycamore BKP 107
    2 Guzma BUS 115

    4 Brooklet Hill GRI 120
    4 Ultra Ball ROS 93
    4 Rare Candy SM 129
    4 Aqua Patch GRI 119
    1 Rescue Stretcher GRI 130
    1 Pal Pad ULP 132
    3 Float Stone BKT 137

    Energy: 12
    10 Water Energy
    2 Counter Energy

    Other strong decks to note would be Alolan Dugtrio, Garchomp/Lucario, and Greninja. Greninja is especially a powerful choice given it's constant appearance in the meta and its ability to snipe non-GX/EX Pokemon with an ability.

    Is there a format for this Tournament (eg. Standard)?
     
  3. Simple. play greninja Break.
     
  4. Serperior 87/550
    Serperior

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    You could go for Rainbow Road route also. While you lose Volcanion-EX, you can add in Bisharp or Galvantula (that can snipe Froakies!) to compensate. Joltik has free Retreat which is nice. Bisharp doesn't really have any great type coverage but is a dual-type nonetheless. You could even include Counter Energy to utilize some of those randomly-typed Pokémon you choose to include (like Shaymin, Cobalion, Sudowoodo, etc.).

    This sounds like a fun tournament! Good luck!
     
  5. PMJ happy thoughts
    PMJ

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    Just use frogs. It's not even a question, there is no better deck that doesn't use 2-prizers.
     
  6. uncleyuri

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    Is it standard format only? It’s it’s expanded you could look at gyarados. It’s a lot of fun and doesn’t need much set up to take out non EX/GX with smaller hp numbers.
     
  7. Kietharr Aspiring Trainer
    Kietharr

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    Either Greninja BREAK or Empoleon, Garchomp might be nice too.
     
  8. KK-Swizzle Aspiring Trainer
    KK-Swizzle

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    passimian-mew with counter energies and fighting fury belt could be good right now, imo. also a super fun archetype to play fwiw!
     
  9. Laurier_Ex Ninja master
    Laurier_Ex

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    I would play Lucario/Garchomp and add in Giratina to counter Greninja Break since it's an obvious choice for most people.
     
  10. OppositeAttract Aspiring Trainer
    OppositeAttract

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    Lots of good options have already been suggested, but Xerneas break, Koko spread with Honchcrow and baby lele, are also decent options.
     

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