Trying to build a reasonably-priced Standard deck that will survive next year's rotation; though this may seem like overkill, I just don't want to have to buy more cards if I don't need to. Although the deck runs Jirachi TEU, they're not too expensive now and last through the next rotation, which is a huge plus. Anywho, my deck seems to be lacking in practically everywhere; it has lackluster speed, consistency, and damage output when compared to the VAST majority of good decks. Pokemon - 16 1 Hoopa UNM 3 Aerodactyl GX UNM 2 Aerodactyl TEU 3 Archen UNM 3 Archeops UNM 4 Jirachi TEU Trainers - 32 2 Energy Spinner ??? 1 Fiery Flint DRM 3 Great Catcher CEC 1 Pokemon Communication TEU 2 Reset Stamp UNM 1 Stadium Nav ??? 1 Switch CES 2 Unidentified Fossil UNM 2 Martial Arts Dojo UNB(?) 4 Pokemon Research Lab UNM 1 Power Plant ??? 3 Bill's Analysis HIF 2 Cynthia UPR 4 Welder UNB 2 Escape Board UPR Energy - 12 5 Fighting Energy 7 Fire Energy Any advice on filling the deck's (admittedly many) shortcomings? I would like to get into the Standard format and, as it stands, this lackluster deck is currently my only option. How can I increase the deck's ability to fight back once one of my 3-energy attackers goes down? My deck runs into all sorts of problems when fighting decks like ADP; although my deck runs Aerodactyl TEU to one-shot Keldeos. it's super risky if I do, because it requires that Aerodactyl-GX is not in play, and leaves me wide open for ADP to blow me up for an E A S Y two prizes with no backup Pokemon to fall back on. Also, turn 1 Chaotic Swell makes me want to vibe check myself multiple times in the head. Honestly. Thoughts? Thank you in advance.