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Jose Marrero

"A Speedy Trio" - Looking at PikaRom, ArchieStoise, and Rayquaza-GX/Ho-Oh-EX for Toronto

Jose examines a trio of decks heading into the Toronto Regional Championships this weekend.

03/08/2019 by Jose Marrero

 

Introduction

What's going on, 60cards readers?! I'm back again with another article — this time looking at three speedy decks for the Toronto Regional Championships this weekend. I'll first start off with one of if not the most hyped deck going into Expanded, PikaRom. It's no surprise to see this deck in this article as I've had some success with PikaRom recently. The deck is even more powerful in Expanded because it gains new additions that make the deck faster and stronger namely Max Elixir. Next, I'll then move into a deck that has had tons of success at Dallas Regionals, ArchieStoise as I still think it will be a force to be reckoned with this weekend in Toronto.

Lastly, I'll transition into Rayquaza-GX/Ho-Oh-EX as I think it too can do great things if you hit the right matchups and draw decently well. This deck has also gained a few new friends in the form of Prism Stars. Both Shaymin and Tapu Koko Prism Star gives Rayquaza-GX/Ho-Oh-EX an even greater boost of power when it comes to speed and mobility. These are my personal three favorite decks going into Toronto this weekend and mainly what I've been testing. All three have their own merit and can do big things if piloted correctly. Right now I am sitting at a solid 1007 CP right at 7th in the US/Canada rankings. I'm hoping I can keep getting CP here and there to stay in the Top 16 race. We are still a ways away until Worlds so there is plenty of time to gain more CP if you are also chasing that prestigious Day 2 Worlds invite.

With that said, let's dive right into the first deck, PikaRom.


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