Hello SixPrizes readers! I have been playing a lot of Pokémon lately, so I definitely feel like I thoroughly understand the meta. With that being said, I must bear the unfortunate news that I don’t think Shining Legends or Crimson Invasion will have a huge impact on the metagame.
A lot of the cards in the set are so close to being great additions to a few different decks, but fall just short. I have seen Miltank included in Gardevoir, but I don’t think it is a card that is easy to make consistent use of. In terms of new decks, I also think Buzzwole-GX and Zoroark-GX are pretty overhyped. While I think both cards are strong, they just don’t fit well in the meta. Buzzwole-GX is heavily hindered by its Psychic weakness and the availability of Mr. Mime BKT. Zoroark-GX’s Ability is very impressive, and its attack is certainly not bad. However, Gallade BKT runs the deck over with ease. I do think that some other cards have potential to be good down the line, but I think most of them will not be immediately successful.
This means that I will be talking about some of the more established decks today—Gardevoir, Drampa/Garbodor, and Volcanion! Without further ado, let’s kick things off by taking a look at the “optimal” Gardevoir deck list.
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