Hey there 6P readers! For those that don’t know, I was able to win Hartford Regionals back in May with Rayquaza-GX. For this next article I’ll be discussing the changes I’d likely make to it going into Richmond Regionals. I still believe Rayquaza-GX is a strong contender in the Expanded format and that is why I’m sticking to my guns.
Before you say “Isn’t Turbo Dark just stronger and overall better?” I personally say no because Rayquaza-GX (A) has other attacking options that can help in specific matchups and (B) is able to utilize 1-Prize attackers more efficiently, such as Shaymin p. That’s not to say Turbo Dark is bad, because it’ll definitely see lots of play and, quite frankly, maybe even more than Rayquaza-GX. A lot of players underestimate Rayquaza-GX and honesty that’s why I was able to win Hartford with it, by catching people off guard with a threat that could overcome anything given the right scenario.
- 1st Place Hartford List
- Updated for Richmond
- Pros and Cons of Rayquaza
- ArchieStoise: w/ Palkia-GX FLI: 40-60, w/o Palkia-GX FLI: 60-40
- PikaRom: w/ Jolteon-EX: 40-60, w/o Jolteon-EX: 55-45
- Hitmonchan TEU/Wobbuffet PHF: 45-55
- Mew Box/Vileplume AOR: w/ Greninja-GX SM197: 40-60, w/o Greninja-GX SM197: 60-40
- Mew Box/Hand Lock w/ M Rayquaza-GX and Honchkrow-GX: 60-40
- Buzzwole FLI/Garbodor GRI: 45-55
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