Hi everyone! Isaiah Williams here with the final installment of our NAIC mini series. NAIC is the day after tomorrow, and I know all of you are as excited as I am to prove yourself in such a large field. Today, I have an article for you on a deck that I am sure you will see a lot—Psychic Malamar—and the various ways you can play the deck. This deck has earned its spot in the RPS meta we are currently in and could very well be the most played deck we see going into NAIC. So let’s get right into it.
Psychic Malamar is in an interesting position in the meta in that it is the only deck that has a reliably favorable matchup against what most consider to be the BDIF Buzzwole-GX/ Lycanroc-GX. The downside is that it also has the hardest loss to its bad matchup Zoroark-GX out of all 3 pairs in the triangle.
Malamar is also quite a popular deck because, in my opinion, it is the easiest of the top 3 decks to pilot effectively. So, as a deck that is relatively easy to play and is able to boast a favorable matchup against the best deck at the moment, it is no wonder that Malamar is such a popular choice. I would imagine that this logic still holds true for NAIC.
If you want my advice, either have a solid game plan on how you are going to beat 2-3 Psychic Malamar throughout the tournament, or just play Malamar. If you’re feeling an inclination toward the latter, then you’re going to want to keep reading.
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