Hello everyone, Brit Pybas here. Now with the season being over for most, the vast majority of you are worrying about rotation, but fear not for I may have the solution for the MD-On season. I call it Egg-Meg and it has been sitting in your collections since HGSS.
Now at first, this deck may look awful, but usually that’s how my ideas originally come across. Look at it a little closer and you’ll see the synergy. The whole deck revolves around the simple concept of keeping your main Pokémon alive and if you’ll look at the list, you’ll soon see how easy it gets the combo off.
Pokemon ParadijsMeganium Prime
Most people wrote this card off when it came out. “The power is nice, but man, that attack could use some work” is a paraphrase of what I heard from my fellow league mates. Two Grass and two colorless may seem like a lot to ask for, but not if you can manipulate its power and let it live through the entire game.
I’ve always found this pink guy to be one loveable fluff ball Pokémon and I jumped at the opportunity to use him in a deck. Little did I know he would be a part of one of my greatest creations. Its attack isn’t great, but three colorless for 60 isn’t bad. It could kill a Garchomp C I suppose. Blissey is amazing simply for its power, “Blissful Nurse” which allows you to discard all energies off a Pokémon to fully heal it.
Now if a Pokémon takes three energies to attack, it doesn’t seem very practical to discard all of them for a simple heal, but here is where the synergy lies. You use “Energy-Trans” to move energies off Meganium, drop the Blissey and BAM. Suddenly your opponent has a fully healed Meganium to deal with. The deck runs four Super Scoop-Ups to make sure after you finish this combo you can immediately pick the Blissey back up and get ready for the next time you need to heal your precious Meganium.
Pokemon ParadijsWith that in mind, I knew that I had a solid combo to work with. My next step would be to tech the deck. First with Claydol gone, I knew draw was going to be a problem. I pumped up my Uxie line and added the Level X, which should allow for quicker draw. Azelf was used to grab key Pokémon from prizes. Chatot was also thrown in there for bad starts and this cute little bird is not a bad starter. I knew I loved using the Cyrus engine from my previous decks, so I knew it could work here and Crobat Gs would be great for adding damage and they would allow me not to use Expert Belts. With them, I could one-shot pesky Pokémon like the infamous Jumpluff.
Next I tried working with things like Garchomp C. Lv.X and it was just a bit too hard to get off with Meganium needing the DCE. I thought another healer in the deck may add another layer of complexity to the deck, but it just didn’t work.
“Well if Garchomp didn’t work, try Luxray. He is best card in the format for a reason”
-Keelan Day, a fellow league member
Pokemon ParadijsLuxray? Such a strange premise for a healing deck. Perhaps there were words of truth to my friend’s words. At first I was skeptical, but it turns out to work perfectly the with deck. Tanking with Meganium and having your bench sitters “Bright Looked” into the active makes it near impossible for your opponent to control the game. Luxray allows one to manipulate your opponent’s energy attachments and it lets Meganium kill the things they want alive.
There you have it. That’s Egg-Meg in a nutshell. I’ll admit, it’s no LuxChomp and no one will probably ever consider it to be the best deck in the format, but that’s ok with me. The deck is a total blast to play and has a ton of tricks up its sleeve. When your opponent first sees it, they’ll think you are a total scrub, but after you’re done beating them, they’ll be flabbergasted by its ingenuity. Feel free to discuss matchups and ask questions, and I’ll interject where I can with my own insights.
This last year wasn’t a great one for me. I had a lot of personal problems ranging from relationships to a near addiction to Smirnoff ICE, I nearly died in one of my biannual car crashes and I totally bombed Nationals, but with decks like Egg-Meg, I am somewhat optimistic. I do not know what the next set holds for the MD-On format, but I am confident that this deck should be able to hold its own with nearly anything. I hope you guys enjoy the deck and I hope to see you all sometime this season.