Hello SixPrizes readers! I have been playing a lot of Pokémon lately, and I am excited to be back so that I can share what I have learned. First off, I was very disappointed to find out that Espeon-GX/Garbodor is truly just a skeleton of what is was last season. This made me take a look at the slower, but more sturdy decks of the format, and I was very pleased with the consistency of the decks. I was finally able to attend my first League Cup after my last two were canceled due to Hurricane Irma, and I chose to play Metagross-GX due to the blatant lack of Fire decks. While Metagross is not the most exciting deck in the world, I do have a decent amount to talk about, so let’s hop into the swing of things by talking about deckbuilding.
So far, I have been a huge fan of the new Standard format! I feel as if the format rewards building your decks to be as consistent as possible, and almost forces you to do so. I quickly discovered that turn one Brigette is more important than ever, which is why I have been playing four Tapu Lele-GX and two Brigette in almost every deck. That being said, my favorite decks to play with have been Metagross-GX and Gardevoir-GX. While Gardevoir-GX is a pretty obvious pick for the current “BDIF”, Metagross-GX has been underestimated due to its relatively poor Fire matchup. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the decks I have been playing with.
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