BLG: Blaziken FB, Luxray GL, Garchomp C

Editor’s note: Sorry for not getting pictures inserted yet. I’ve been busy, but wanted to make this great article was at least visible to everyone. Will add pictures later. Enjoy! :)

This is basically the epitome of SP decks currently due to a relatively large damage output, a gust of wind to pick on weak basic Pokémon, and a sniper that can ruin Claydol’s day. There are a surprisingly large number of players that do not recognize just how closely related BlazeRay, LuxChomp, and the less popular BlazeChomp really are. When you get down to the fact that they are all, for the most part, just a small change in the Pokémon line, it makes sense that they can be considered as one archetype.

Since I have only ever seen even one efficient build on any of the 5 different websites that I go to, I have decided to go ahead and explain this deck to the best of my ability to the rest of you. Now my article is going to be geared to those who already have a general knowledge of how the deck works, since I am a fond believer that anyone who doesn’t already know that should stick to some more straight forward decks, not one of the most difficult decks available, sorry.

Now this deck became what it did after the release of Supreme Victors at the start of this season and received another boost with the release of HeartGold SoulSilver which brought back Double Colorless Energy for the first time since Base Set 2. This has become a must in any deck that runs any size of a Garchomp C LV.X line in it allowing for a more spontaneous use of “Dragon Rush”.

As the name implies, this deck revolves around three of the most decisive SP Pokémon ever, Blaziken FB LV.X, Luxray GL LV.X, and Garchomp C LV.X. I have generally found that this deck consists of a 2-2 line of one of these, a 2-1 line of another, and a 1-1 line of the remaining one, and only a small change on the trainer and energy lines depending on which one you play. I am going to list a skeleton build for the deck and then tell you what should be added to get which deck as well as explain each of them.

1 Luxray GL LV.X
1 Luxray GL
1 Garchomp C LV.X
1 Garchomp C
1 Blaziken FB LV.X
1 Blaziken FB
1 Toxicroak G Promo
1 Crobat G
1 Bronzong G
1 Lucario GL
1 Uxie LV.X
2 Uxie LA
1 Azelf LA
1 Unown G
4 Roseanne’s Research
4 Cyrus’ Conspiracy
1 Bebe’s Search
1 Aaron’s Collection
1 Palmer’s Contribution
4 Energy Gain
4 Poké Turn
3 Power Spray
2 SP Radar
1 Premier Ball
1 Luxury Ball
1 VS Seeker
4 Call
2 Double Colorless
2 Fire/Lightning
1 Lightning/Fire Energy
1 Psychic

This gives you a total of 52 cards with 8 empty spaces. 3 of those spaces are going to be used by adding in a 1-1 line on whichever SP LV.X you choose to be the focus, and another basic on the secondary one, while the third SP LV.X will remain as a just-in-case-its-needed card. You should also most likely add another basic energy of your choice as well as another Double Colorless Energy. But that still leaves you with another 3 spaces do whatever you wish with.

LuxChomp:

2 Luxray GL LV.X
2 Luxray GL
1 Garchomp C LV.X
2 Garchomp C
1 Blaziken FB LV.X
1 Blaziken FB
1 Toxicroak G Promo
2 Crobat G
1 Bronzong G
1 Lucario GL
1 Uxie LV.X
2 Uxie LA
1 Azelf LA
1 Unown G
1 Chatot MD
4 Roseanne’s Research
4 Cyrus’ Conspiracy
1 Bebe’s Search
1 Aaron’s Collection
1 Palmer’s Contribution
4 Energy Gain
4 Poké Turn
3 Power Spray
2 SP Radar
2 Premier Ball
1 Luxury Ball
1 VS Seeker
4 Call
3 Double Colorless
3 Lightning
1 Fire
1 Psychic

I choose to fill in the remaining 8 spaces with an additional 1-1 line on the Luxray GL LV.X and another Garchomp C, I also add in another Double Colorless Energy and a third Lightning Energy with one Fire Energy. It’s from here that I start to personalize the deck a bit by adding in a second Premier Ball and another Crobat G because I find that they are easier to get when I have 2 of each in the deck, but for the last slot, I have chosen to fill it with a Chatot MD. My reasons for this consist of the threat of G&G’s return and the arrival of Sablelock, both of which excel at stopping the flow of cards to your hand.

BlazeRay:

1 Luxray GL LV.X
2 Luxray GL
1 Garchomp C LV.X
1 Garchomp C
2 Blaziken FB LV.X
2 Blaziken FB
1 Toxicroak G Promo
2 Crobat G
1 Bronzong G
1 Lucario GL
1 Uxie LV.X
2 Uxie LA
1 Azelf LA
1 Unown G
1 Chatot MD
4 Roseanne’s Research
4 Cyrus’ Conspiracy
1 Bebe’s Search
1 Aaron’s Collection
1 Palmer’s Contribution
4 Energy Gain
4 Poké Turn
3 Power Spray
2 SP Radar
2 Premier Ball
1 Luxury Ball
1 VS Seeker
1 Expert Belt
4 Call
2 Double Colorless
3 Fire
1 Lightning
1 Psychic

Again, mostly the same as before except a 2-2 line on the Blaziken FB LV.X, 2-1 on Luxray GL LV.X, and a 1-1 on Garchomp C LV.X, and there basic energy is geared toward Fire instead of Lightning. I have also gone with the second Premier Ball and second Crobat G for the same reasons, as well as the Chatot MD again. but the difference that I make here is staying at 2 Double Colorless Energy and instead adding in an Expert Belt.

I have found that the Expert Belt makes the Jumpluff match up easier since it allows to just use “Vapor Kick” for the 1HKO unless they are belted or used “Leaf Guard”, but a “Flash Bite” from Crobat G will take care of the Belt and “Jet Shoot” can deal with “Leaf Guard”.

Blaze Chomp:

1 Luxray GL LV.X
1 Luxray GL
2 Garchomp C LV.X
2 Garchomp C
1 Blaziken FB LV.X
2 Blaziken FB
1 Toxicroak G Promo
2 Crobat G
1 Bronzong G
1 Lucario GL
1 Uxie LV.X
2 Uxie LA
1 Azelf LA
1 Unown G
4 Roseanne’s Research
4 Cyrus’ Conspiracy
1 Bebe’s Search
1 Aaron’s Collection
1 Palmer’s Contribution
4 Energy Gain
4 Poké Turn
3 Power Spray
2 SP Radar
2 Premier Ball
1 Luxury Ball
1 VS Seeker
1 Expert Belt
4 Call
4 Double Colorless
2 Fire
1 Lightning
1 Psychic

This is a deck that a friend of mine showed me recently when he was looking for a deck to play with, and in all honesty, it actually played pretty well. The changes made here is a 1-1 line of Garchomp C LV.X, an additional Blaziken FB, and second Crobat G and Premier Ball, 2 more Double Colorless Energy, and an Expert Belt. This deck has some overall fairly average match ups, I wouldn’t recommend it in a high Gyarados and LuxChomp meta region (which is pretty much all of them), but it definitely makes for a great league deck.

I think that this one is a straight forward SP decks come since it just focuses on a larger damage output than most other ones, which can make it a good place to start for someone who’s trying to learn as to how to play SP’s.

Reader Interactions

25 replies

  1. Scnappy

    Or a horrible place to start due to the insanely good cards you need.
    But joking aside that is a great article, if I manage to get the cards I'll find this again to make an SP deck :p

  2. Karol Nowak

    Awesome article! Very well written too! This is absolutely great for any player who wants to play the BLG deck. I really did enjoy this article. I always wanted some very good article to appear that gave you very good lists of that deck, and this has finally happened. It has become a dream come true. It contains every little detail of the various builds of BLG, something that I always wanted to see.

    Once again, very nice article! I really did enjoy reading it!

  3. Zachary Slater

    This is a great article, with really really good deck lists. One of the best articles on 6P in my opinion.

  4. Adam Capriola

    This article is great, should help out a lot of people this weekend.

    I think Unown Q is something that wasn't mentioned but could be used to make it easier to get Uxie LV.X out.

  5. Hunter Cordes

    USING ramchamp for regionals does it sound good?

  6. Zachary Slater

    Sort-of. Depending on your list, you could possibly break even in record or have 1 more win than loss, but it's not a winning deck by any means. What age division are you in? This matters as well.

    Make sure to watch out for Spiritomb and Uxie Lv. X though as they'll most likely be your largest hurdles.

  7. Sai C

    great article,ziffles,hope to see more of these and the lists are reallllllllllllllly good.

  8. snorlax

    what is the defense against MewTwo? do you just live with the possibility of an autoloss if your opponent get's it out fast enough.

  9. Adam Capriola

    Yeah…sometimes you will be able to snipe with Garchomp before they
    get the Lv.X out.  Otherwise you take the risk that they might get it
    out.

    You have to weight how likely it is you think you will face Mewtwos on the day.

  10. snorlax

    Mewtwo MD-9 has 90 hp. garchomp attack would also need crobat in addition. given all the SP decks in play, mewtwo seems like it would be a real threat.

  11. Collan Baker

    A friend at regionals got out his mewtwo and nothing else against a SP deck and they couldn't do a thing the whole game, pretty funny actually.

  12. Lordie Bevan

    byw the way you take out mewtwo is with ninetales from mt it changes it's type to psychic and has an attack that does 60 enough to ko it and it's fire so it works with blaziken decks

  13. Peter Bae

    Mewtwo Lv.X can be easily countered with a tech line of Dialga G Lv. X…. xD
    altho these lists have no room to add a line of dialaga G lv X, most luxchomps use it over blazeray… so ya i guess the only option is to bright look it out of active, knock something else out xD or kill it before it hits the field

  14. David Burnett

    Hi. I was at the Florida Regionals and my deck was destroyed. I just got a Luxray GL Lv.X and a Garchomp C Lv.X so I think that I could make the Luxchomp deck. I also Have a question. I am In the Junior devision, and I noticed that no other Juniors had a Luxray GL Lv.X, so do you think my deck would be devestating for my age division? And I was wondering, are you aloud to have two of the same Lv.X cards in one deck? Thanks for any advice!!

  15. Lordie Bevan

    well i'm in the junior devision aswell and I have a luxray gl lv.X but i'm in england though

    and the annoying thing is that we only have 4 states and no reginals but I get a shirt from adam

  16. Lordie Bevan

    sorry guys it went to the top not the bottom :P

  17. Adam Capriola

    Hey David!

    I don't know if you could make the assumption that your deck would be devastating, but it would certainly be viable if you are one of the only people that owns a Luxray. The deck can be beaten though…so make sure you practice against different things. :)

  18. Lordie Bevan

    hi adam

    i have just said in my last comment i'm in the junoir devision but to take down mewtwo my friend callled simon who helps me with playing (i've only just started) said that ninetales from mt was a good choise because it changes it type to psychic and hits for 60 jus enough to take down mewtwo and it goes well with fire decks aswell what do you think ?

  19. Adam Capriola

    I'm not sure Ninetales is the best option because you need to play multiple
    fire energy. Dialga G Lv.X and Mismagius are other options besides using
    Mewtwo yourself.

  20. Lordie Bevan

    hi adam

    i have just said in my last comment i'm in the junoir devision but to take down mewtwo my friend callled simon who helps me with playing (i've only just started) said that ninetales from mt was a good choise because it changes it type to psychic and hits for 60 jus enough to take down mewtwo and it goes well with fire decks aswell what do you think ?

  21. Adam Capriola

    I'm not sure Ninetales is the best option because you need to play multiple
    fire energy. Dialga G Lv.X and Mismagius are other options besides using
    Mewtwo yourself.

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