Hello everyone! It has been a while since my last article. I have been busy the last two months, both in my personal and my Pokémon life. Personally, I have gone through the process of finding a new job. Luckily, that search was quicker than I anticipated, and I have a new school I will be starting at next fall. As for Pokémon, though I have not had the opportunity to play in any large tournaments recently, I have been working on the podcast! Hopefully you have tuned in – and if not, I hope you will tune in going forward. It has been a lot of fun so far and while I know it is far from perfect, I know it will continue to get better the more time I put into it. Some of my thoughts on the Standard format are on the episode that just came out, so definitely check that out for some of my more general thoughts.
Today, I want to go into some of the decks we talked about on the latest episode and give some lists and further insight. Though I will not be attending Charlotte, I have been testing a fair amount in preparation for League Cups and because the format is actually quite fun right now.
First, I want to mention briefly my thoughts on all of the Zoroark decks. Any Zoroark deck is a good play for Charlotte. However, some are stronger than others. My opinion of the major Zoroark decks goes as follows:
I personally do not think the Garbodor variant is very good. Though mashing broken cards together worked for Gardevoir and Zoroark, I am less convinced on Garbodor and Zoroark. Bursting Balloon to get a Hex Maniac effect is cute but a bit gimmicky. You lose a powerful secondary attacker by focusing on Garbodor. You do have Trashalanche, but you do not force your opponent to play items as quickly as other partners like Espeon (via Confusion) and Drampa (via Righteous Edge) do.
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