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"Tri-Attack from the CCG Castle" - An In-Depth Look at Guardians Rising from Ryan, Rahul, and Grafton

Ryan is back to cover the upcoming Guardians Rising set, but he's brought his friends (and fellow sponsored teammates) Rahul Reddy and Grafton Roll to help.

27. 04. 2017 by Ryan Sabelhaus

Ryan is back to cover the upcoming Guardians Rising set, but he's brought his friends (and fellow sponsored teammates) Rahul Reddy and Grafton Roll to help. These three members of the CCG Pro Pokemon Team go over their top tier lists of cards in the new set, along with covering their favorite decks looking forward!

Introduction

What’s happening, 60cards readers! Man, Pokémon is starting to pick back up in full force lately. It seemed as though there was a slight lull in tournament coverage and action recently, but everyone is back to testing and getting prepared for the last few Regional Championships and the Intercontinental Championships! At the time of finishing this article, the Brazil Intercontinental Championships are currently moving into the second day of competition. The top decks being played are the same 4 decks that have received huge amounts of article coverage for this Standard format: DeciPlume, Volcanion-EX, M Rayquaza-EX, and Turbo Darkrai-EX.

Without a new set coming out for quite some time now, many Standard format tournaments are just becoming boring and stale with their tournament results. The same 4 decks are winning over and over again, leaving barely any room for innovation in deck-making. You may see the occasional Mega Mewtwo-EX or Gyarados deck slipping through the cracks, but 90% of the decks making it into top cut are just those 4 big-hitters listed above. This isn’t necessarily a problem, as this shows that each player piloting these decks are using good amounts of skill to battle with proven deck lists, but it can get a little boring to watch sometimes.

Recently, there has been a lot of coverage in 60cards about the top decks for the Standard format. Plenty of proven players are looking at well-made decks that have done good at big tournaments. Let’s just look at an overview of recent articles and the decks that they have covered.

• Jose Marrero: Turbo Darkrai-EX, Volcanion-EX
• Aaron Tarbell: DeciPlume, Gyarados
• Chris Fulop: Mega Rayquaza-EX (with M Gardevoir-EX)
• Rahul Reddy: Darkrai-EX/Dragons, Vespiquen
• Kenny Britton: Turbo Darkrai-EX, Volcanion-EX, DeciPlume, Darkrai-EX/Dragons

This was all within a 5-day span, which just goes to show how much good coverage this website is giving out to the fans! If you’re looking for one of these decks, these players have done a great job at reviewing possible card additions and explaining what makes each build so special. This especially goes for Chris Fulop’s new rogue-ish deck of Mega Rayquaza-EX with a tech line of Mega Gardevoir-EX, which looks like a crazy concoction of fun (definitely going to be trying this one out online). Plenty of top-notch players discussing the best decks in the game currently!

With all this coverage recently for the Standard format, I felt inclined to do something different: You guys have plenty of good decks to try out for the standard format, so let’s mix it up a little bit with this article. If you’re following myself, Rahul Reddy, or Grafton Roll on Facebook/Twitter/etc than you already have seen the good news of getting sponsored by CCG Castle for their Pro Pokémon Team. We’re already members of The Chaos Gym, which has been putting out some good coverage for YouTube and streaming on Twitch, but now get to be teammates on a sponsored Pokémon team! To commemorate, I’ve asked Rahul and Grafton to come and help me with this article that will focus on the new set coming out… Guardians Rising! This set is going to be the most exciting thing to happen to the Pokémon community in a very long time, as there are a HUGE number of playable cards that will shake up the format. Let’s jump into this article!

Shaking up the Format — Guardians Rising

There have been many good sets in the Pokémon Trading Card Game, but almost none will compare to Guardians Rising upon its release. Most new sets have some hyped up cards that will surely find their way into competitive play, but this set has multiple game-changing additions that will need to be included in every deck list. Not only will Guardians Rising have many fantastic cards, but it will also be a collector’s nightmare, as the set is predicted to have 24 secret rares. I’m unsure whether this is the Pokémon company capitalizing on players that love to play with fully golden decks, or whether they just got a little too excited when making this set. Either way, look for many beautiful cards to be played in competitive decks coming up, along with some empty bank accounts for Pokémon players.

Grafton, Rahul, and myself have been looking into Guardians Rising for a while now and have all found our favorite cards looking forward. Through bouncing ideas off each other and plenty of discussion, we’ve all formulated our top 5 favorite cards from this set. These lists may not have everyone’s favorite cards included, but they are what each of us consider to be the most game-changing additions to the current Standard format (and possibly just the game in general). It is also important to mention that none of our lists will include Tapu Lele-GX, as this is obviously one of the best cards to come out. We’ll start off the lists with this card, and then split into each player’s favorites!

Tapu Lele-GX:

When making our lists, it was obvious that all three of us were going to put Tapu Lele-GX at the number one spot. We’ve all seen how much Jirachi-EX has made an impact on an entire format, so now just imagine the same ability on a bigger frame with more HP, that ALSO has a pretty strong attack for just a Double Colorless energy! Both utility and power in just one card is a great combination. With no weakness and a low retreat cost of only one energy, it’s hard to picture why every deck in the format won’t play at least one copy of this card. It can replace a Shaymin-EX in every deck and will now be a bench-able utility Pokémon that doesn’t have a small 110 HP. Games might be a little tougher to close out with no guaranteed 2-prize cards from just knocking out an opposing Shaymin-EX.

Another big change that could happen from Tapu Lele-GX coming out could be a higher amount of tech supporter cards. With an easy way to go and find tech supporter cards that could have game-changing impact, players may look to add in extra copies to disrupt opponents. Some examples of these cards could be: Delinquent, Teammates, Hex Maniac, Professor Kukui, Skyla, Ninja Boy, Olympia, Team Flare Grunt, Team Skull Grunt, Pokémon Center Lady, etc. Finding that single copy of Delinquent could be just an Ultra Ball away in the future, which could completely change the way a game is played. Only time will tell if this actually occurs, but Tapu Lele-GX is going to make an impact with or without extra tech supporters.

Grafton Roll – Top 5 Guardians Rising Cards

5) Lycanroc-GX

Grafton has always had a thing for Carbink with it’s BREAK evolution, so he’s voiced his opinion many times after seeing the scan for Lycanroc-GX as a potential partner. If you’ve been playing the game for a good amount of time, you’ve also seen just how powerful an ability like this can be with Luxray GL Lv.X (which happened to win a World Championship for Stephen Silvestro and his LuxDrill deck in 2009). The game currently has Lysandre to pull up opposing benched Pokémon, but they can be difficult to find in some situations. With Lycanroc-GX able to pull this task off by just evolving and using his Bloodthirsty Eyes ability (amazing name as well), a supporter card can also be played for the turn which won’t limit any possibilities.

For example, let’s say a player has a Lysandre in hand and wants to knock out an opponent’s benched attacker that they have retreated. Unfortunately, they also need an energy card for the turn to use their attack, so they can’t effectively use the Lysandre to get a knockout. With Lycanroc-GX, a player can just pull up that injured Pokémon and then use a Professor Sycamore to find a needed energy card to attack. Life gets much easier with effective abilities to help reach some difficult knockouts. Another possibility could be the use of disruption supporter cards for this same combo. Dragging up a Pokémon with a heavy retreat cost, which could be followed up by a Delinquent to discard the rest of an opponent’s hand. This combo could leave an opponent stuck with no way of moving, while you get to fill the board with energies through attacking with Carbink BREAK. Just fun little examples to show how powerful a “Lysandre-like” ability can be.

4) Sylveon-GX

When we first saw scans of this card, everyone seemed to be amazed that Pokémon would print such a strong option that could occur on the first turn of the game. Through using the Eevee that has the ability Energy Evolution, a player can attach a Fairy energy and get out a 200 HP evolution in Sylveon-GX, which can then use its Magical Ribbon attack to search for any THREE CARDS from their deck to be placed in their hand. That’s such a crazy and easy-to-pull-off combo that could give players a huge advantage in the early stages of a game.

If you’re missing a supporter card for the turn, you can easily just grab one from the deck to use. You’ve got a Trubbish on the bench that you’re trying to evolve? Just go and grab a Float Stone, Garbodor, and an extra supporter card for the upcoming turn. See an easy target that you’re trying to capitalize on that’s hiding on your opponent’s bench? Just grab a Lysandre, Double Colorless energy, and maybe another Eevee to setup the next attacker. So many possibilities for this card that could make it insanely good, especially with so many other Eeveelutions to use that can change Sylveon-GX’s type to hit for different weaknesses (Flareon, Jolteon, Vaporeon). With a weakness to Metal, which isn’t very common, and a resistance to Darkness, which is very common, this card has plenty of good attributes to look at.

3) Garbodor

With so many decks playing “Garbotoxin” Garbodor to begin with, having another Garbodor that can hit for huge amounts of damage in the late game is a welcome sight. This card can easily be slipped into any deck that is already running a Garbodor line, along with making sure that there are options for Pyschic energy to use the Trashalanche attack. For just the one Psychic energy, this card hits for 20 damage times the number of Item cards in the opponent’s discard pile. Just think about all the Item cards that are in almost every competitive deck nowadays… VS Seeker, Trainers’ Mail, Ultra Ball, Max Elixir, Escape Rope/Switch, all Pokémon Tool cards. That’s a lot of damage that this Garbodor can hit for near the end of a game.

Some possible options for decks that this can be used in would be Vespiquen/Garbodor, Mega Mewtwo-EX/Garbodor, and possibly even an addition to Mega Rayquaza (since it doesn’t really need energy of any specific type). I’m sure many more decks will sprout up that can capitalize on the Trashalanche attack, especially with the low cost and splashability with the “Garbotoxin” Garbodor.

2) Choice Band

Not really much to say about this card, as the benefits are very obvious. Silver Bangle was a fairly good tech card to add into non-EX decks that would help reach knockouts through adding 30 extra damage to all EX-Pokémon. This concept is now back for the Choice Band card, except that this extra 30 damage now applies to all Pokémon-EX and Pokémon-GX, and can also be attached to a Pokémon-EX or Pokémon-GX. If you ever find a card that is just short of hitting some bigger numbers needed in the game for damage output, Choice Band is an easy addition to help.

If you’ve ever met Grafton before or seen his tournament results, you would know that he also loves to play Vespiquen (along with Rahul). Choice Band will be an automatic addition to all Vespiquen decks to help hit those big knockouts on opposing Pokémon-EX and Pokémon-GX, as they sometimes struggle to find enough damage for KO’s.

1) Field Blower

Well, this was a fairly obvious choice on most people’s list of top cards from Guardians Rising. The competitive scene for the Pokémon Trading Card Game has been overrun with Pokémon Tool cards that will just stick on the field for the duration of a game. This also goes with “Garbotoxin” Garbodor, that capitalizes on having a Pokémon Tool card attached to activate its ability that shuts down all other abilities in both player’s hands, discard piles, and in play. This current Standard format has been one of the only formats in Pokémon that has had no form of Pokémon Tool removal. In the past, we’ve had options like Tool Scrapper, Startling Megaphone, and even Xerosic to help get rid of pesky tool cards. For this format, absolutely nothing. Field Blower is a very welcome sight to everyone in the Pokémon community, as it helps to discard two in any combination of Pokémon Tool cards and Stadium cards. Look for decks in the future to play less tool cards and possibly rely on other forms of accomplishing goals in decks (such as switching Float Stone to Escape Rope/Switch).

Rahul Reddy – Top 5 Guardians Rising Cards

5) Trevenant

This is a warning to anyone that may not know Rahul Reddy that well, but you’re going to see some strange cards in this top 5 list that you weren’t expecting to find. Rahul likes to play some weird cards in his decks and is well-known for his success with Vespiquen (a deck that plays almost entirely tech cards to go with a 4-4 Vespiquen line). This Trevenant is a very strong card that can capitalize on an opponent that is playing many Trainers, which only gets better when combined with Forest of Giant Plants and Vileplume. All evolutions can come down immediately and an opponent can be locked out of playing Item cards, which just helps to keep Trevenant doing a good amount of damage throughout the game.

I haven’t been able to try this combination out just yet, but Rahul seems to have faith that Trevenant will see some competitive play. With a strong attack that only takes one Double Colorless energy, I could see this card in some competitive decks. One strange situation that may come into play for the Expanded format would be the addition of this card into the normal Psychic-type Trevenant deck as a big-hitter to end the game. Another possibility could be adding Forest of Giant Plants and the new Grass-type Phantump as the basics for the Trevenant deck, which could then evolve into the item-locking Trevenant on the first turn of the game by using the Forest of Giant Plants. I’m unsure whether either of these possibilities would be used for the Expanded format, but both options may interfere with the simplicity of Trevenant that makes the deck run so smoothly.

4) Oricorio (Pa’u Form)

I tried to warn all of you that some of these options would get weird! Some readers may be aware of the “Sensu” form of Oricorio that is also Psychic and capitalizes on how many Pokémon are in the opponent’s discard pile, but this is the “Pa’u” form that helps to grab basic energy cards from the deck. Whenever this card is played to the bench, a player can grab two basic energy and put them into their hand. This can help with many decks that rely on finding energy in the early game, but can also just serve as a way of searching the deck to do opening counts and determine what is in the prize cards.

Let’s take a look at some decks that may find this card useful. Mega Gardevoir-EX plays a very small amount of energy cards and can sometimes struggle to find them. This deck also relies on using many different Pokémon with abilities that can be re-used throughout the game to help with the setup process (such as Shaymin-EX, Dragonite-EX, Hawlucha, Hoopa-EX, etc.). Oricorio can be splashed into Mega Gardevoir-EX very easily and can help with getting setup and attaching an energy every turn, or possibly even just grabbed out of the discard pile with a Dragonite-EX when a player is needing to find an energy to attack. Another option could be Volcanion-EX, which sometimes uses the Sky Field stadium to fill their bench with Pokémon that have good abilities to help setup. Since Volcanion-EX utilizes basic energy cards with the ability Steam Up, Oricorio can be an easy way of finding two energy cards and adding an additional 60 damage through abilities.

3) Garbodor

Although we’ve already gone over Garbodor and seen some uses for this card, Rahul has specifically put this card into his top 5 list for the synergy with Vespiquen decks. Since he already has played a Vespiquen version that used Garbodor to shut down opposing abilities, Rahul plans to capitalize on this once again while also adding a big-hitting attacker that can knockout Pokémon-EX in one swing. An opponent would only need 7 Item cards in their discard pile, along with a Choice Band being attached, to hit numbers that can take knockouts on a normal Pokémon-EX. With Rahul being such a wild card, I wouldn’t be surprised if he found a way to use Acid Bomb for some clutch stalling time or maybe to hit some knockouts as well.

2) Rescue Stretcher

This card is going to be the replacement for Super Rod almost instantly. The only difference between the two is that Rescue Stretcher can’t grab energies to throw back into the deck, but it can grab a Pokémon to put directly back into the hand for immediate usage. This has some pretty cool possibilities for some decks, such as grabbing a Dragonite-EX that was just discarded from bumping a Stadium card and refilling the bench size back up to big numbers for a Mega Rayquaza-EX player. Another possibility could be throwing 3 Klefki back into a Vespiquen player’s deck to shut down an opponent that is using Mega Evolution cards to attack with.

When talking to Rahul about this card, I only saw this as maybe a #8 or #9 for a top tier list of cards from this set. Rahul begged to differ and believes it will be included in almost every deck going into the new Standard format. We both agree that it will be played, but only time will tell whether its included in nearly every competitive deck to come out.

1) Field Blower

We’ve gone over this card pretty well already, but it honestly can’t be stressed how much this format was missing a way of removing Pokémon Tool cards. Garbodor was the biggest pain for an extremely long time in the Standard Format and could only be dealt with by taking a knockout, or just relying on a deck that didn’t use abilities. Back in formats very long ago, there was a card called Windstorm that did the exact same thing as this card. It was also played in nearly every deck in the competitive scene. If the past repeats itself, look for Field Blower to find its way into most decks and dominate other players that are relying on crucial Pokémon Tool cards and Stadium cards.

Ryan Sabelhaus – Top 5 Guardians Rising Cards

5) Aqua Patch

This has certainly been one of the most hyped cards coming into this set and I’m a huge fan of the possibilities that come with playing it. We all saw how much Dark Patch made an impact on the game. It completely took an entire type (darkness), and made it one of the most played typing in the entire format. Now, this also is because of how many good dark-type attackers there were in the game (Darkai-EX, Yveltal-EX, etc.). This same card is being printed again for Guardians Rising, but with a different set receiving the honors that will now be Water type.

I’ve heard plenty of scrutiny from other players about how this card won’t be that good, how we already have energy acceleration in the form of Max Elixir, and how Aqua Patch just doesn’t have good attackers to utilize. Aqua Patch is much better than Max Elixir, as it automatically gets attached to any benched Pokémon, instead of having to flip over 6 random cards from the top of the deck and hoping to find an energy. Getting energy to the Discard Pile is also relatively easy with Professor Sycamore and Ultra Ball being played. This card also can be attached to an evolution Pokémon as well, which couldn’t be done with Max Elixir. Everyone else may not be the biggest fan, but I’m all aboard the hype train for Aqua Patch and am looking to build plenty of decks that utilize this card.

4) Lycanroc-GX

As already mentioned, Lycanroc-GX has an amazing ability and can be paired with Carbink BREAK to help power-up attackers. With Carbink’s ability to prevent opposing Pokémon-EX from attacking it, Carbink BREAK can safely power up Lycanroc-GX or other possible Fighting-type attackers (Zygarde-EX, Regirock-EX, etc.).

I feel as though it’s also important to mention that there are two Lycanroc-GX out after this set, with the other being a promo card. The promo Lycanroc-GX’s attack called Lycanfang GX can swing for a flat 200 damage and then discards two energy from itself. With Strong energy still being available to help add damage, the promo Lycanroc-GX can work perfectly with this strategy to reach knockouts on nearly anything in the format.

3) Alolan Ninetales-GX

If you have ready any articles that I have written recently, or possibly just seen any tournament results from the past couple of months, you would know how much I love Mega Mewtwo-EX and using Damage Change to swap all damage counters on both active Pokémon. Alolan Ninetales can do essentially the same attack as Damage Change, but even better! Instead of switching damage counters, Ninetales just flat-out moves the damage counters on itself and puts them on the opponent’s active Pokemon (with no bad after effects). If the other two cards on my list weren’t nearly essential in every deck going forward, Alolan Ninetales-GX would be the number one position and my absolute favorite card from Guardians Rising.

To go with this fantastic attack, Ninetales-GX has the exact same amount of HP as Mega Mewtwo-EX at 210HP. The two normal attacks are also very good, with being able to snipe for 50 damage anywhere, and also hitting for 160 damage (190 with Choice Band) and then discarding 2 energy attached to Ninetales-GX (which can be just one energy card with DCE). An advantage of this Pokemon over M Mewtwo would be that it doesn’t need a spirit link attached, so any deck utilizing Alolan Ninetales-GX can capitalize on possibly using Choice Band to add damage or Assault Vest to reduce attacks. Another difference to this deck and Mega Mewtwo-EX would be using Aqua Patch instead of Mega Turbo, which would essentially do the same thing. Aqua Patch couldn’t be used on a Pokemon in the active position, but would also have the option of being attached to a Vulpix (which couldn’t be done in the case of M Mewtwo-EX and the basic Mewtwo-EX). I have a lot of faith in Aqua Patch being a good card, which means that this strong Water-type attacker would work perfectly in combination going forward in the Standard Format.

2) Field Blower

It seems like everybody is on the same page with the importance of Field Blower. Discarding those pesky Pokemon Tool cards and Stadium cards will make games much easier to play.

1) Choice Band

When looking through the new cards of this set, I just couldn’t find anything better than Choice Band, as it can effectively be added into every deck in the upcoming Standard format and will almost always be useful (as nearly every deck plays Pokemon-EX and Pokemon-GX). We all saw how powerful Muscle Band was in previous formats, and just how strong adding 10 extra damage can be with Fighting Fury Belts. An additional 30 damage onto each attack for this Pokemon Tool card is just crazy for reaching numbers that seemed un-reachable.

Honorable Mentions

Rayquaza

For just a Double Colorless energy, this non-EX attacker can attach 2 basic energy cards from the discard pile to a benched Pokemon. Although the second attack isn’t very appealing, the first attack can be useful for getting much needed energy onto a more powerful attacker. With so many options for energy acceleration, I’m not sure how useful this card will be in competitive play, but it certainly does catch my eye as a possibility.

Bewear

All right, this card may be a stretch in terms of competitive playability, but the idea that I’ve concocted would be to use this Pokemon as a utility card in a Vespiquen deck to be discarded through Parallel City later in the game. This is the same general idea as the Vespiquen/Herdier concept that Phinnegan Lynch was using to great success at Anaheim Regionals, but would allow the deck to draw 3 cards (instead of retrieving an Item card from the discard pile). Grafton and Rahul both think this card is terrible, but I believe in the bear!

Sableye

I actually don’t even want to mention this card, as it is the definition of boring in terms of Pokemon TCG. The attack preventing an opponent from playing a Supporter card, essentially in conjunction with Vileplume in play to prevent Item cards as well, was the idea that some were planning on using when Guardians Rising comes out. Since an opponent can’t play Item cards or Supporter cards, Decidueye-GX would be able to slowly knockout an opponent through many Feather Arrows. I don’t think this deck will work as many are believing, but it’s always good to just mention it so some players aren’t caught off guard if they see this attacker.

Oricorio (Sensu form)

This card has been in Rahul’s nightmares since he first caught sight of the Japanese scan. It is the perfect counter for Vespiquen for just one colorless energy, meaning that it can be splashed into any deck. If Vespiquen ever catches fire in the competitive scene, this card will always be around to completely change the matchup.

Favorite Standard Decks Going Forward

After talking about all these fantastic cards and possibilities for the upcoming Standard format, we might as well just go over what decks the three of us are excited to start testing with. After some good practice sessions and figuring out what cards actually live up to the hype, I’m sure that I’ll be able to go over some solid deck lists. But for now, let’s just see what decks Grafton, Rahul, and myself would consider our favorite going forward.

Grafton’s Favorite: Sylveon Stall or Lycanroc-GX/Carbink

While talking to Grafton about his favorite deck going forward, he couldn’t decide between these two options… So, I decided to talk about both! Sylveon Stall is a concept that Grafton has been working on for a little while now and was completely inspired by the recent success of the Quad Lapras deck. Quad Lapras focuses on using energy disruption and drawing multiple cards every turn to eventually run an opponent out of resources. Sylveon Stall would be able to do the same strategy, except with an improved attack that can search for ANY 3 cards from the deck. Finding needed cards would be very easy with Sylveon-GX’s first attack. One downside would be the loss of Rough Seas as an option for healing, but Grafton was planning on using different cards to fulfill that role.

The second option has been briefly discussed, but mainly focuses on abusing Lycanroc-GX’s ability to bring up opposing benched Pokemon. Carbink is a great card for walling off opponents and can also be used to fuel energy with Carbink BREAK as an evolution. This deck was originally run with Zygarde-EX as the main attacker, but Lycanroc-GX is the new sheriff in town for this archetype.

Rahul’s Favorite: Mega Rayquaza-EX w/ Rayquaza and Oricorio (Pa’u)

Rahul has been a big fan of Mega Rayquaza-EX lately, and is eyeing down some fancy new tech cards from Guardians Rising. Since this deck focuses on getting energy in the discard pile to use Mega Turbo, Rahul is wanting to try out an Oricorio to help search out those energy cards from the deck (while also providing a Pokemon to be on the bench). If Mega Turbo isn’t an option just yet, he is also looking towards testing the baby Rayquaza from Guardians Rising, that attaches energy cards from the discard pile to a benched Pokemon. This can be an option for getting energy down on the first turn, while also serving as a non-EX attacker to be a 7th prize card for opponents.

Ryan’s Favorite: Alolan Ninetales-GX Waterbox or w/ Garbodor BKP

I love the Alolan Ninetales-GX card. I think the attacks are good, the GX attack is fantastic, and this card can be perfectly paired with Aqua Patch to get setup quickly. I’m planning on trying this deck out in two different ways, one of which is played with Manaphy-EX and other Water-type Pokemon to constantly switch between attackers and abuse Rough Seas. The other version would be very similar to Mega Mewtwo-EX/Garbodor and would also run the same engines, but with Alolan Ninetales-GX as the main attacker. Since Ninetales-GX has an attack that is essentially better than Damage Change and doesn’t need any Stadium card out to perform, it’s certainly worth testing out.

Conclusion

Thanks to all the readers that made it this far! I know this article wasn’t filled with any deck lists to help with the current Standard format, but there’s been a lot of good coverage lately and I didn’t want to add more lists to the cluster. This seemed like a good topic to write about, as Guardians Rising is sure to make a huge impact on the game and some players might need advice on what cards to start testing with. Hopefully everyone was able to find some inspiration from these top 5 lists and favorite deck choices for the upcoming Standard format!

As I am now a sponsored player for the CCG Castle Pro Pokemon Team, so be sure to check out CCGCastle.com for any trading card game needs. You can use the promo code “CCGTEAM5” to get 5% off any purchases made, which could come in handy when getting these new cards from Guardians Rising! I’m sure that the team will have a Facebook page relatively soon for updates and possible deck lists that our players have been using, but we’re relatively new and still making all the social media presence. As always, you can add me and my teammates on Facebook and Twitter for updates as well.

CCG Pro Team Twitter Handles:

Ryan Sabelhaus - @Sabelhaus_TCG
Igor Costa - @IgorDolbeth
Grafton Roll - @GraftonRoll
Rahul Reddy - @thefleeee
Jimmy Pendarvis - @Ginge_TCG
Kris Bucher (with Pokemon Evolutionaries) - @PkmnProfessorK

Thanks again to everybody that read the article and feel free to message me with any questions or comments that you may have!

-Ryan Sabelhaus<3

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