A Summer Cookout

Fire Box Box and Zacian V/Lucario & Melmetal-GX, A More Well-Known Pair of Decks, Updated, to Compete with Tier 1

Howdy SixPrizes readers! How are you? I’m back again to share with you more of my studies from the Pokémon TCG. In my previous article, I shared two different decks—Water Mew3 Box and Silvally/Alolan Persian—that focus on competing directly against Tier 1 decks. Both decks incorporated unusual cards and very different strategies than are typically seen in the current format. In my article today, I want to continue with the goal of countering the best decks of the metagame, but this time I will comment on two decks which are more well known: Zacian V/Lucario & Melmetal-GX and Fire Box.

Zacian/LucaMetal-GX got my attention for theoretically having a favorable match against Dragapult VMAX and Zacian Combo, in addition to having relatively close matchups against PikaRom, Baby Blowns, and Spiritomb. Fire Box is not a meta call, but I would like to highlight the strength that the deck has had throughout the season and remember that it continues to have a unique strength and ability to compete in the current metagame with the necessary adaptations.


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