Hello SixPrizes readers! I hope everyone has been having as much fun exploring the new format as I have. Sadly, I haven’t found anything from the new set to be very powerful during my early stages of testing. Rayquaza-GX seemed great at first, and is definitely not a bad deck, but it was definitely worse than I had previously thought. Magcargo and Copycat have been the only cards I have found to be useful in decks for the World Championships, but I am still fiddling around with Shrine of Punishments. You may ask how I have been having fun in testing if Celestial Storm has not had much of an impact, and the answer is Zoroark decks.
For starters, the Zoroark decks are pretty fun to play in comparison to Buzzwole, which I played a ton of this season. They all have a ton of options, and their own bag of tricks, which really allow you to try and outplay the opponent. This is especially true in Zoroark mirror matches, where the games frequently end in deckout. Oranguru completely changes how the games are played, and I have been enjoying the presence of our monkey overlord. Without further ado, lets take a look at exactly what Oranguru has done to the format, and look at our options for the World Championships/Nashville open.
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