Regigigas LV.X is a non-SP basic LV.X with a massive 150 HP (160 is a stage 2 Tyranitar Prime!), so it should survive a pretty good beating. It has a x2 fighting weakness, so watch out for double damage from Promocroak and Donphan Prime. I excluded Machamp since Regigigas LV.X is a basic, so it’ll already be 1HKO’d by it regardless. The Retreat Cost of CCCC is massive, but expected seeing as it’s a “Regi” Pokémon.
Regigigas LV.X offers benefit to its level down version in the form of a Poké-Power and an attack. It’s Poké-Power, “Sacrifice”, forces you to Knock Out one of your own Pokémon, which is a very steep price, so the reward needs to be pretty nice for this card to see play. When you “Sacrifice” one of your Pokémon, you remove 8 damage counters from Regigigas. In addition, you search your discard pile for up to 2 basic energy cards and attach them to it.
So, for the steep price, you get a pretty good reward (if you hadn’t, it wouldn’t have been able to be in a top 32 deck at Worlds this year). Now, let’s move on to the reason why you’d want those energy on it.
Regigigas LV.X boasts the attack “Giga Blaster” which for the massive, difficult cost of WFMC, (W for Regice, F for Regirock, M for Registeel, C for Regigigas, in case you didn’t know), does a nice 100 damage and also provides some disruption by discarding the top card from your opponent’s deck and one random card from your opponent’s hand. Lastly, Regigigas cannot use “Giga Blaster” during your next turn.
Many players, some excellent and some not, have tried out a Regigigas LV.X deck with a number of different partners, with the most common being Mesprit LA. The idea was to lock your opponent out of Poké-Powers as long as possible while to get Regigigas set up. Then, you go kick some butt with Regigigas LV.X. The other popular partner was Abomasnow SF, which really helped the match, with one plus being a counter to Donphan as well as helping against the Machamp match.
Regigigas LV.X’s biggest threat would obviously be Machamp SF, being able to 1HKO Regigigas, making your entire investment useless with the second being Donphan as Donphan can do 120 to Regigigas LV.X (or 1HKO it with an Expert Belt). One other deck that it would probably have trouble with is VileTomb, due to Gengar SF’s “Fainting Spell”. One heads and your entire investment goes down the drain.
Overall, I think that Regigigas was better in the last format, where Gengar wasn’t as popular and it had Unown G to prevent a Machamp auto-loss. I don’t think that Abomasnow will be able to fight these matches alone and Regigigas won’t be much help.
Rating 2.75 (The Meta is just too stacked against it, unfortunately.)
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