Verifiable Flarebolts

Putting ReshiRom to the Test for LAIC
One half of the Fabled Flarebolts. (How best to pull it off? Keep reading…)

Howdy, SixPrizes readers! We’re pretty much at the end of the Standard format season and competitive players are already thinking about new strategies with the upcoming set, Cosmic Eclipse. While American players are busy testing for the Expanded/ format, South Americans and players from many other countries have the Latin America International Championships (LAIC) in mind. This is the subject on everyone’s mouth here in Brazil, and everybody is looking forward to playing in this huge tournament.

The release of Cosmic Eclipse will turn LAIC into a much more interesting and unpredictable event, as no one knows how the metagame will be quite yet. And it’s tough to know what decks will be the best ones or even what new decks will appear at the event, especially because Cosmic Eclipse is the largest set in Pokémon TCG history, with over 270 cards. This is actually something that bothers me a little, as I think sets should be much smaller, with no more than half of the number of cards that have been released per set lately. It’s becoming more and more difficult to buy a booster box in the hopes of getting cards you actually need.

But anyway, let’s get to what really matters. One of the most hyped Pokémon cards from Cosmic Eclipse is Reshiram & Zekrom-GX (). That’s probably because it hits for 270 damage with two Energy types that are very popular in the current metagame, Fire and Lightning. Despite the hype, it’s hard to know if ReshiRom is indeed a good choice without crafting a list and testing it—as usual in Pokémon TCG, it’s hard to know if a card is actually good or bad just theoretically.

With this in mind, I decided to come up with a ReshiRom list and see if the hype is real or not, so let’s get right to it.

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