Gardevoir/Gallade, or “GG” as its often called, was a wildly popular and successful deck during last season. It won the most Pokémon tournaments out of any deck in the Masters division, and ended up winning Worlds 2008. It lost a lot of power during this season, mostly due to the loss of Scramble and Double Rainbow Energy. But with the right support it can still work decently well. Here’s a list I threw together:
4 Psychic Energy
4 Call Energy
4 Darkness Energy (sp)
1 Darkness Energy
1 Upper Energy
The aim is to have Weavile active by turn 2 ready to use its Shadow Charge attack, which is the reason for the maximum number of Sneasel allowed. You’ll want to attach the Special Dark Energies to the Gardevoir and/or Gallades, preparing them for attack. Then you can start the beatdown. Weavile’s Dark Engage Pokémon Power turns out to be very useful with the Special Dark Energies, because it turns Gardevoir’s Psychic Lock attack into 80 damage and power lock for only 3 energy. It also reduces the number of Prize cards you have to flip with Gallade’s Psychic Cut. With Psychic Lock and Psychic Cut both costing PCC, a Psychic Energy and 2 Special Darkness work just fine.
Nidoqueen can be teched into almost any deck that sports Rare Candy. It works nicely here because if one of your Pokémon is damaged, you can safely Teleport it away with Gardevoir LV.X’s Pokémon Power, then attack with a different Pokémon. Teleport for the same Pokémon again next turn and it has now gotten rid of 40 damage over 2 turns.
If the opponent begins power locking before you have a chance to set up, well that’s where Cynthia’s Feelings comes in handy.
The lone Upper Energy is there in case your opponent has a faster start than you, so you’ll need to do a comeback attack with either Gardevoir or Gallade to stay in the game.
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