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London Lessons and the Steel City — a Recap and Silvally-GX Analysis

Tord Reklev took down another International Championship, this time with Golisopod-GX / Zoroark-GX. What else did well, though?

11/30/2017 by Caleb Gedemer

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The first International Championship of the 2017/2018 season has come to a close. Tord Reklev has continued his dominance by winning his second consecutive International Champion title and many new archetypes were introduced to the game. Per Limitless, we have the results of the event, summarized in the Top Thirty-Two placements as follows:

9 Gardevoir-GX @ 28%

6 Golisopod-GX / Zoroark-GX @ 19%

5 Silvally-GX / Metal @ 16%

2 Garbodor / Golisopod-GX @ 6%

2 Decidueye-GX / Zoroark-GX @ 6%

2 Buzzwole-GX / Lycanroc-GX @ 6%

1 Volcanion @ 3%

1 Silvally-GX / Fighting @ 3%

1 Heatmor / Raichu @ 3%

1 Greninja BREAK @ 3%

1 Drampa-GX / Zoroark BREAK @ 3%

1 Drampa-GX / Garbodor @ 3%

At first glance, it’s easy to see that Gardevoir-GX was by far the most successful deck by concentration. When you look a little closer, though, it becomes clear that Golisopod-GX / Zoroark-GX was the most successful deck by placement (first place and a Top Eight placement, among other solid finishes). The biggest surprise from the event was probably the rise of Silvally-GX / Metal, since going into the tournament it was relatively unknown and kept under wraps. Aside from that, things were generally as expected. A few other decks cruised under the radar a bit, like Decidueye-GX / Zoroark-GX and to a lesser extent some of the Buzzwole-GX decks.

It’s clear to see that Gardevoir-GX is here to stay and contrary to popular belief, the “Broken Deck” version of it with four Max Potion is incredibly strong. It was a go-to play for many of the game’s best players and even made a Top Four appearance, losing to the Silvally-GX / Metal deck. It’s becoming clear to see that almost every deck has a weakness, whether that be a direct Weakness to a certain type, or just a specific type of deck. Let’s get a little further into detail here, shall we?

Big Winners

Gardevoir-GX (3rd, 14th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 25th, 28th, 29th)

This might be the worst of the “big winners” as Gardevoir-GX only had two super-strong finishes. Most of the players using the deck didn’t fare so well on the second day, finishing amongst the worst placings aside from Christopher Schemanske and Damian Wincenciak. Gardevoir-GX is undoubtedly a strong deck, but I think it becomes apparent that once it makes a day two that the players you’re likely to face have prepared extensively against it. This means you’re probably not going to hit as many good matchups and you’re more likely to face decks like the Silvally-GX / Metal deck that surprised everyone and almost took the event by storm.

Golisopod-GX / Zoroark-GX (1st, 8th, 9th, 20th, 23rd, 24th)

This deck shook things up. It really serves as a discovery of the potential of Zoroark-GX with Puzzle of Time in the Standard format. It’s clear to see that Puzzle of Time is viable again and that Trade makes it happen. While this may be the best pairing with the combination since Golisopod-GX is so versatile, there may be other versions of the deck that will arise in the near future. In any case, though, this was the most successful deck overall of the weekend with two Top Eight finishes and ultimately, the champion’s deck of choice. It had solid finishes outside of the Top Eight two, with a bubble placing from Benjamin Pham and three spots just outside the Top Sixteen. This deck is sure to be a force going forward and might be the deck that steals the throne out from underneath Gardevoir-GX.

Silvally-GX / Metal (2nd, 11th, 13th, 22nd, 30th)

This deck was super successful as well. Second place is amazing and two Top Sixteen finishes is nothing to scoff at, either. This deck is really similar to M Manectric-EX decks in the past, nothing flashy, but does just enough to get things done. It doesn’t really have a huge damage output, but its relevant typings make it strong against some of the most popular decks in the format. The Silvally-GX Memory Tool cards are sweet, as they can change the type on Silvally-GX to Psychic or Fighting right now. Each of those types work wonders against popular Pokemon right now, so this deck has fantastic options. I expect this build to become more popular going forward and we should expect to see more of it in the results category real soon.

Snubs

What was left out? A few things, actually. Tapu Bulu-GX / Vikavolt didn’t see a single spot in the Top Thirty-Two, neither did Metagross-GX! Neither are particularly strong decks right now, so that’s not a huge surprise to be honest. Alolan Ninetales-GX / Zoroark-GX was one of the most hyped decks going into the weekend after lots of League Cup success, but saw little to no play and bombed. The ever-so-popular European Xerneas BREAK deck didn’t take a spot, either. There was a Silvally-GX / Fire deck that placed right outside the cut as well and a few other fringe decks like Bisharp / Zoroark BREAK. Overall, I think the second day placements were pretty indicative of the format. The decks that placed the best were thought to do well and was shown as such. I am surprised that Greninja BREAK did so well, though, as I do not think it was positioned that well and had a lot of bad matchups in the event. Its general inconsistencies make it a lackluster play for large events in my opinion, too.

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To the Future and Beyond

The format is a lot more solidified now. I predict that some players will gear themselves towards decks that weren’t known before this tournament now, now that the lists for those decks are out in the open. Aside from that, things will likely stay the same; Gardevoir-GX will remain up on top, while other decks try to compete against it directly while still retaining solid matchups against the rest of the field. Garbodor decks have been phased out a little bit, but Garbodor die-hards will continue to play those decks for the foreseeable future just because it’s what they know best. Here’s a look at an updated tier list using the decks from the Top Thirty-Two finishers:

A Tier

Gardevoir-GX

Golisopod-GX / Zoroark-GX

Silvally-GX / Metal

B Tier

Buzzwole-GX / Lycanroc-GX

Decidueye-GX / Zoroark-GX

Drampa-GX / Garbodor

C Tier

Drampa-GX / Zoroark BREAK

Garbodor / Golisopod-GX

Greninja BREAK

Heatmor / Raichu

Silvally-GX / Fighting

Volcanion

I am not a huge believer in tier lists, but you can tell from this one that the top three finishers of this event are ranked the highest. Other solid decks that did well but weren’t played in higher numbers are lagging just a little behind in the lower tiers. Weaker decks like Heatmor / Raichu, for example, fall in the last tier as they may have been more of “one-hit wonders” than anything, but might still stick around and push out decent results from time to time. While the format has a lot of diversity, the best few decks are certainly defined and shouldn’t be changing around too much in the near future.

Breakdown of Silvally-GX / Metal (Zakary Krekeler)

This deck is just a hodgepodge of of strong attackers. Silvally-GX on its own is strong, but it needs partners to beat decks like Gardevoir-GX. Metal Pokemon fit the bill very well and that’s why Zakary played a whole slew of them. This deck can stack up against pretty much anything and should be a major playing in the game for months to come. Let’s take a look at the list Krekeler used!

What’s What?

3 Type: Null

This weird creature is quite useless for anything other than Evolving into Silvally-GX. Once you Evolve it, then the action is on. Playing three is just enough since you’re likely to not use more than two Silvally-GX in a game as it is so playing any more Type: Null would be without a doubt redundant.

3 Silvally-GX

This is the main attacker of this deck and just like with Type: Null, you play three to use two. It’s so important to the deck that you don’t want to skimp on it, so make sure to be playing three copies. Four would simply be overkill, so I wouldn’t recommend that.

3 Tapu Lele-GX

This has pretty much become a standard in the Standard format. Three Tapu Lele-GX is an extremely healthy amount that gets you the card when you need it. Once you have it, you’re going to get the Supporters you want even more. I don’t have any gripe with this count and think it’s optimal.

2 Registeel

This is your other support Pokemon aside Silvally-GX. With it, you’ll be able to put more Energy cards on your Benched Pokemon and get things rolling. As an added bonus, it hits Gardevoir-GX for Weakness and can pack a punch that way. It’s nice to use in the early game to knock down Ralts that are weak to Metal.

2 Celesteela-GX

This is the main big attacker of this deck and one of the reasons you have a fighting chance against Fire decks. It’s not actually weak to Fire Pokemon, surprisingly so you can hopefully withstand a hit from a Volcanion deck. Moon Press and Blaster GX hit for big damage and Rocket Fall can pack a punch as well. This card is probably the best Metal attacker in the game right now, so you should be playing it in a deck like this. Two copies is nice to give you the opportunity to use two in a game aside something like Silvally-GX.

1 Oranguru

A nice support Pokemon that never stops seeing play. Instruct can refresh your hand to a healthy number and draw you out of bad lulls in the late game after an N. You’ll never want more than one since it will already be taking up a valuable Bench spot.

1 Kartana-GX

This card has a lot of great utility. Slice Off is a great Ability and Gale Blade is an alright attack. The best part about this card, though, is the Blade GX attack. You can just take a Prize! No kidding! This can be a game-saver when you run out of attackers and can’t do anything, so I really like this card. You’d never want more than one since you don’t really attack with it often. Think of it more as a game-winner!

1 Genesect-EX

This is a big hitter when you need it. Rapid Blaster can do a ton of damage, so this card is really your biggest hitter in the deck. Drive Change is nice too because it lets you sink a Tool onto Genesect-EX and then you can pick it up later with its Ability. This is a useful Metal Pokemon, one of the best you can play. I like it!

1 Dhelmise

This card is relevant for a few reasons. Moon Press on Celesteela-GX does 130 and with a Choice Band and Dhelmise down you’ll be doing 170 instead. This is perfect math for a Knockout on a Tapu Lele-GX, as well as other 170 HP Pokemon. Additionally, it can put Turbo Arm from Registeel up to 40 damage, which can take down a Kirlia with a Metal Weakness. There’s a lot of relevant situations where this card comes up, so I would recommend playing some games and just looking for openings to make good use of it.

4 Professor Sycamore

Four of the best draw Supporter in the game is splendid in a deck that wants to get Metal Energy in the discard pile to reattach with either Turbo Arm or Turbo Drive!

3 N

You will get ahead in the game after a few turns, so N isn’t as strong. Professor Sycamore is usually the best Supporter you can play in this deck since you want to aggressively jam through your deck. N will always be a nice option to have access to but it’s not something you want to dedicate your approach to in this deck.

3 Guzma

This is pretty much an industry standard at this point for Standard format decks and that is no different for this deck. Four Guzma can clog your hand and deck up since you don’t always want to play it right away. Three is the just-right number for this deck since in the early game you want to focus on attaching as many Energy as you can to charge up your more bulky attackers.

2 Acerola

Acerola is very strong in this deck since most of your Pokemon are hard to take down. This means your opponent will likely have to attack more than a few times to get past them and that gives you many opportunities to use Acerola to heal up your Pokemon. As a general switching card, Acerola is useful as well. I like Krekeler’s count of two.

1 Brigette

This card is a must in almost every deck in the Standard format. Some decks are even playing more than one these days, but I don’t see the need to overinvest to it for this deck since you can draw into many of your attackers naturally anyways.

4 Ultra Ball

You should be playing four Ultra Ball in every Standard format deck, for sure. It’s extra nice in this deck too since you would like to be discarding Metal Energy.

4 Max Elixir

I love this card in here, since it allows you to more efficiently use your clunky attackers. Charging Celesteela-GX up is no easy task, so having Max Elixir for support is nice to have. Four of them ensure that you’ll be able to fire them off quickly and hopefully convert on most of them.

3 Choice Band

Boosting up the damage output of many of your attacks is crucial. Choice Band lets you do that! I like three since you’re going to be putting Memory Tool cards on your Silvally-GX most of the time, so Choice Band isn’t something that you’ll really need four copies of.

2 Fighting Memory

Fighting Memory destroys Zoroark-GX decks if you set up. Silvally-GX will turn into a fox-crushing monster as you power through your opponent’s deck. With Zoroark-GX being such a huge part of the format right now, I love this inclusion in this deck and recommend you to play two, as more would be overkill and one would be too few.

2 Field Blower

Field Blower isn’t extremely important to this deck, but it’s nice to get Gyro Unit back against Garbodor decks since you don’t play another form of switching. Additionally, you can remove Fighting Fury Belt from opposing Pokemon and taking away your opponent’s Pokemon is always nice in general. I like two of these but I could see going down to one if you’re looking to open up space in this deck.

1 Rescue Stretcher

I don’t know if this is even needed in here. You generally have more than a single copy of most of your main Pokemon and there simply aren’t enough Prizes in a game to use all of your Pokemon in the first place! Rescue Stretcher can double as a consistency card in games where you either discard a Tapu Lele-GX or one is knocked out, so that’s a nice bonus, but aside from that it’s not so great. I also like it for times you have to discard a piece of your Silvally-GX line. I don’t know if I would personally play this card, so this is a spot to consider going down on.

10 Metal Energy

Ten Metal Energy is a lot and one or maybe even two could be cut. However, consistency is very important, so hitting all of your Max Elixir can be huge. If you’re feeling risky, cutting a copy or two of these could be a good idea for you. Also, having more is nice for the early game so you have more chances to discard them with either Professor Sycamore or Ultra Ball to start getting Metal Energy in your discard pile.

4 Double Colorless Energy

Many of the Pokemon in your deck take Double Colorless Energy so playing four is amazing! Silvally-GX itself can get a boost from playing Double Colorless Energy so I highly recommend playing a full set of these as you’ll likely use at least three of them in every game.

Options

Cobalion

This is a nice Metal Pokemon that Zakary did not use. I don’t particularly like it because it isn’t always strong, but it’s an awesome option in the late game when your opponent has taken a few Prizes. I think there are generally better investments for your attachments than this card, but it’s still an alright option.

Parallel City

Limiting your opponent’s Bench is always awesome and you can even discard some of your damaged or no longer useful Pokemon off your Bench. Lots of decks rely on larger Bench sizes like Gardevoir-GX and Zoroark-GX. Those matchups are already pretty strong for you, so this card might not be needed.This is nice as a one-of, or maybe two copies. If you’re having problems leaving damaged Pokemon stranded, this would be a good choice for you.

Psychic Memory

I’m a little curious as to why Zakary didn’t play a Psychic Memory. It’s very nice against Gallade, which is a Pokemon that can give you a lot of trouble. Since you don’t have it, you’ll have to resort to using some of your bigger attackers. I think just a single copy of this would be a nice addition, so it’s something to definitely consider.

Matchups

Alolan Ninetales-GX / Zoroark-GX | Favorable

You have all your bases covered in this matchup. Not only can Silvally-GX shift types to Fighting, you have Metal Pokemon to address Alolan Ninetales-GX. Your opponent won’t have many options to defend against your deep arsenal except for Tapu Lele-GX. He or she will likely lead with it and set up Alolan Ninetales-GX in the back. After a few Energy Drive attacks, you might be feeling a little pressure. Don’t worry though, Energy Drive isn’t going to win your opponent the game.

Zoroark-GX can give you a little trouble if you can’t find your Fighting Memory Tools. Also, if you play a Fighting Memory down and then your opponent plays a Field Blower, you will be forced to find another. The fact that you can take one-hit Knockouts on so many of your opponent's Pokemon makes this as close to unwinnable for him or her as it gets.

Weakness is a polarizing aspect of the game right now, with so many decks getting absolutely bodied both others that have type advantage against them. It’s a blessing for one deck and a curse for another and in this case Alolan Ninetales-GX / Zoroark-GX will likely get owned. Not much should stop you from taking all your Prizes.

Buzzwole-GX / Variants | Even

Your Silvally-GX is weak to Fighting Pokemon, which is a cause for concern when gearing up against this matchup. This is also where the omission of Psychic Memory in Zakary’s list is extremely puzzling for me. I would definitely play it just for Buzzwole-GX! You can take a one-hit Knockout on it and absolutely run your opponent over. Without it, though, you need to shift your focus to other attackers. Basically any of your Metal Pokemon are fine attackers in this matchup, so pick one and go to work.

I like Celesteela-GX the most for this matchup, since you can use it’s Blaster GX attack to take  a one-hit Knockout on a Buzzwole-GX with either Dhelmise in play or a Choice Band. Alternatively, you can set up Knockouts by using Registeel and its Turbo Arm attack and powering up a Celesteela-GX. While Buzzwole-GX can take one-hit Knockouts on your beefier Pokemon with its second attack and GX attack, those take quite a bit to power up so you shouldn’t have to worry about their use all too much.

I think that Buzzwole-GX is a weaker attack in general. This makes your deck a whole lot stronger against it since it doesn’t have big one-hit Knockout potential and you do, on the contrary. Your own Acerola will be very nice as you can pick up your damaged Registeel and keep setting up Knockouts on Buzzwole-GX. If your opponent is using Zoroark-GX then it might be a good idea to set up Silvally-GX after all, just remember you can leave it un-Evolved until you need to use it to prevent your opponent from scoring extra Prizes. This matchup is pretty even, as it can go both ways. Just take your time and remember you have nothing to fear once you get your big hitters out.

Garbodor / Drampa-GX | Favorable

Garbodor is a very easy matchup for Silvally-GX. As long as you can play around Po Town, your opponent will be forced to take a two-hit Knockout on each Silvally-GX. To make matters worse for him or her, you can use Fighting Memory to dominate Drampa-GX and if you limit your Items, Garbodor will never be particularly relevant. Po Town is relevant to play around because it puts 30 damage on a Silvally-GX when you Evolve into it. Drampa-GX can then use Berserk with a Choice Band for 180 damage and a Knockout. Making sure that doesn’t happen is essential since removing your best attacker from play is never a good thing.

Garbotoxin can be a little annoying as well since you can rely on Gyro Unit from time to time. While it is frustrating, it’s not a huge deal. You do have Field Blower, so you can always just remove the Tool from Garbodor and get your free Retreat back. Aside from the obvious, there isn’t much else to worry about!

I haven’t had any trouble with this matchup in testing, so I wouldn’t worry about it. Aside from that, Garbodor seems to be on its way out of the format anyways, so that’s a huge plus. Espeon-EX and Shining Jirachi could maybe score a Knockout on your Silvally-GX at some point, but for only a single Prize, that won’t be super relevant. Remember that you can Retreat out of Espeon-GX and its Confusion from Psybeam if that presents itself with Gyro Unit as well. This matchup is pretty good.

Gardevoir-GX | Slightly Favorable

While Gallade and its Fighting typing are still an issue for this deck, you have plenty of options to rock a Gardevoir-GX player’s world. All your Metal Pokemon will have an absolute field day, so focus on powering those up above anything else. Registeel is nice to open with in this matchup, especially if you can take Knockouts on Kirlia or Ralts with Turbo Arm. Turbo Arm is also great to set up Knockouts on Gallade with another Pokemon like Celesteela-GX.

If your opponent uses Gardevoir-GX, he or she will be in deep trouble. If Gallade is the route that he or she decides to take, then things will be a little more challenging, but not by an extremely large amount. Registeel can do 30 and then you can finish things off with Moon Press from Celesteela-GX, for one. I like that one-two punch the most when trying to counter a Gallade, so I would recommend that.

I try to avoid putting Silvally-GX down in this matchup unless I need to. Type: Null can just sit on the Bench and wait to Evolve, a nice strategy to use when you’re trying not to get blown out by Gallade. Overall, with as many Metal Pokemon that you have, this matchup should be close to free since you can knock out so many of your opponent’s Pokemon with great ease.

Golisopod-GX / Variants | Even

Silvally-GX is very strong in this matchup. You’re going to want to use it with a Fighting Memory to make your opponent steer clear of using Zoroark-GX. If your opponent does use Zoroark-GX then you can blast it away and take two Prizes. Celesteela-GX can use Blaster GX with a Choice Band to take down a Golisopod-GX in one attack as well! Registeel is also very nice to use in this matchup since your opponent can’t take it down in one hit unless he or she uses Tapu Koko ahead of time to Flying Flip and set up a Knockout.

Zakary ultimately lost this matchup in the finals to Tord Reklev, but it almost seems favorable for his deck. I’ve tested it a bit myself and found that it can go both ways. Having access to a lot of Acerola in a game as a Golisopod-GX player is obviously super strong and it’s going to be a key to victory for your opponent if he or she manages to take the victory.

Genesect-EX can also be used to take one-hit Knockouts in this matchup against 210 HP Pokemon. You do need four Metal Energy attached and a Choice Band though, but that’s definitely doable with so many ways to accelerate Energy, including Max Elixir. I would take this matchup at an event with stride, knowing that I can most definitely win with some careful play and luck on my side.

Greninja BREAK | Unfavorable

This is likely your worst matchup. Your opponent will have free reign over you as you have no way to continually take Knockouts on any of your opponent’s Pokemon. With 170 HP, Greninja BREAK is a bit of a tank against a deck that can’t hit for that high of a number. To make things worse, Giant Water Shuriken makes it easy to take extra Prizes and take easy Knockouts on any of your Pokemon-EX/GX for two Prizes. Your best bet is to lead with Silvally-GX and get a Celesteela-GX going as soon as possible. If you get lucky with Max Elixir, you might be able to give your opponent a run for his or her money.

Moon Press does 130 damage, just enough to knock out a Greninja before it has a chance to Evolve. Blaster GX can address the problem of the 170 HP Greninja BREAK when it presents itself, too. Registeel is a nice way to attach extra Energy and only awards your opponent a single Prize. The only problem is that Giant Water Shuriken can reach anywhere on the board, so things will get dicey really quickly.

Rebel GX is also strong in this matchup since your opponent is likely to have a large Bench of Pokemon. I would recommend taking down your opponent’s Starmie if you have the chance to limit the potential power and streaming of Giant Water Shuriken later in the game. If you can turn the Greninja BREAK into a Pokemon that can only do damage via attacking you should be fine to win since you can hit for more damage outright than your opponent. That obviously changes with Giant Water Shuriken online, though. In short, you’re probably not going to get this one unless your opponent bricks.

Silvally-GX / Variants | Even

The mirror match is really up in the air. Fighting Memory makes things very interesting since both players have the option to one-shot the other’s Silvally-GX with his or her own Silvally-GX. This makes it quite precarious to use one in a game and should spin you off to focus on some of your Metal attackers, primarily. Once you’re just using your attackers, this matchup turns into somewhat of a slugfest and just a matter of who does more damage. A lot of that depends on the luck of Max Elixir drops and Double Colorless attachments to power up Celesteela-GX.

There a few other Silvally-GX variants that I don’t think are as strong but they might give you a harder time than the traditional Metal type build. Buzzwole-GX with Silvally-GX also preys on the Weakness to Fighting you have on Silvally-GX, but isn’t as great against your other attackers. The Fire version of this deck is the one I’d like to warn you about primarily, though, as it will likely blow through you. As it plays Fire attackers, your Metal Pokemon will all be pretty much fish bait aside from the Lightning-weak Celesteela-GX.

In the event of you facing a Fire version of Silvally-GX, I would focus entirely on Silvally-GX itself and Celesteela-GX. The mirror match is really just who gets to use a Fighting Memory to knock out an opposing Silvally-GX first, so hope the luck is in your favor and you’re able to seal the deal early with some quick aggression.

Volcanion | Slightly Unfavorable

This is your second-worst matchup in my opinion. Fire decks can knock out pretty much anything with help from Steam Up which is not good news for you. Silvally-GX decks are more of a two-shot deck, aside from some powerful GX options like Blaster GX and Rebel GX. Once those GX moves are used, then you have to resort back to the same old two-shot game plan. You can get overwhelmed quickly if your opponent is able to take one-hit Knockouts on your Pokemon with Energy, too.

I’d hope to avoid this one in a tournament,although it is still possible to win. I think Greninja BREAK is a worse matchup than this one since Volcanion still needs to hit Fire Energy all at once to use Steam Up and most of the deck is composed of Pokemon-EX/GX which help you out a little more in the Prize trade.

If your opponent plays Kiawe, I would recommend trying to knock the Pokemon that the Energy went to as soon as possible. Rebel GX is a good way to do this if your opponent played down too many Pokemon and powering up Silvally-GX doesn’t deter you from your usual game plan. If you can get ahead like that you can earn a couple extra turns to do the damage necessary to take your all-important two-hit Knockouts. I’d rather skip this pairing in an event, but I still think it’s something I can beat with some hard work.

Other Silvally-GX Decks

From the European International Championship there were two other cool Silvally-GX of interest: Buzzwole-GX and Volcanion. Both were not as hyped up going into the event and seem to have the potential to do some cool things in the future. Buzzwole-GX is especially cool because it can set up Knockouts and I like Volcanion because it gets you Fire Energy in the discard to then reattach with Silvally-GX. Rebel GX is an awesome GX attack to have acess to and pairings with the card are endless. Here’s a look at Raz Wolpe’s and Simon Humphrey’s deck lists for Silvally-GX.

The coolest thing about these decks is certainly how well they can be tuned to a players interests. You can play Silvally-GX with just about everything because it's so versatile! Raz may have really liked Volcanion but saw a few problems with the deck and thought Silvally-GX might be the answer. The card is sweet and you can play it in just about anything.

Orvua

That’s all folks, thanks for reading! The next stop for me is San Jose, California Regionals the weekend I’m writing this, where I’ll be playing the Expanded format. As of now, I think I’m going to be playing a Crobat / Zoroark-GX deck that’s been testing amazingly for me. The Standard format is really great right now, with a lot of different viable decks and no one deck dominating the rest. I’ve been having a blast this season and I hope you are too. Be sure to try out the Silvally-GX / Metal deck that Zakary Krekeler used to get second at the European International Championship! Take care everyone, see you later.

~Caleb

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