Arceus VStar / Flying Pikachu VMax Deck Tech: International Champion
07/18/22 0 comments
Meet the deck that became champion at the June 2022 International in the United States, created by Azull Garcia Griego, surprising everyone with an unusual attacker: Flying Pikachu.Edit Article
Trinity Novaattack, can add 3 energies to your Pokémon-V.
Azull Garcia Griego(or AzulGG, as he is known in the community), he managed to consecrate himself champion, proving that any card can have game possibilities: just know how and when to use it.
Arceus VStar Decklist + Flying Pikachu VMax
Deck AnalysisThe deck consists of accelerating the heaviest attackers, with priority on Flying Pikachu VMAX CEL 7, which has the attack
Max Balloon(E)(C)(C), dealing 160 damage and the next turn, prevents attacks from the opponent's Basic Pokémon. It's something very useful against decks like Miltank ASR 126, which is on the rise lately, thanks to its
Miracle Bodyability that prevents it from taking damage from these types of Pokémon-V (both basic V and VMax). , VStar, VUnion, etc.).
Trinity Nova(C)(C)(C), can power up 3 energies to your Pokémon-V
any way you want. The purpose of the deck is elementary, but let's break it down for the walkthrough:
Trinity Charge(C)(C) attack, it does no damage, and just attaches the energies to your Pokémon-V the way you want, but once in the "VStar" form, then with
Trinity Nova, for another colorless energy, it still does 200 damage and makes this energy distribution, being more aggressive. If there's a lack of resources in the game, you can use
VStar: Starbirth, where you can search for two cards you want from the deck and put them in your hand (remembering that attacks and VStar abilities, whatever they are, can only be executed
oncethroughout the game — so think wisely about when to use them).
Industrious Incisorsability, can draw cards until you have 5 cards in your hand, and it can be used for each Bibarel that is in play — that is, if it has two, and assuming that in the first draw of that first Bibarel, you searched for cards that you played in the turn and spent your hand, you can use the second Bibarel to make the effect of the ability of that second one and be able to have one more session of card draws, which is very useful for filtering your deck. 3) Having already played Arceus-V before, the ideal is that in that same turn, at least, you can also play Flying Pikachu V CEL 6 to your bench to guarantee the evolution of Arceus-VStar in the next turn and the deck's main attacker, the Flying Pikachu VMAX CEL 7, to use its
Max Balloon(E)(C)(C) attack, which deals 160 damage and on the next turn, prevents attacks from opponent's basic Pokémon.
of Mew's weakness, that is, hitting for double damage against it! Its
Max Cutter(D)(D)(C) attack deals 180 damage, but applying double weakness becomes 360, knocking out Mew VMAX FST 114 with ease. And if you need to take advantage of your Crobat's escape situation and preserve it in the game or promote a new attacker, you can use the effect of its other attack,
Stealth Poison, which deals 70 damage and leaves the active opposing Pokémon poisoned, in addition to replacing Crobat as the active Pokémon for the bench, saving in a way a Switch SSH 183, taking advantage of this attack effect, which is quite useful. 5) Pumpkaboo EVS 76 only enters here to remove a stadium that can interfere with your game, being more specific, the Path to the Peak CRE 148 to be able to use the
Starbirthof your Arceus VStar in some moment of the game that you want to use, thanks to its
Pumpkin Pitability, where if it is put from your hand to your bench, you can apply this ability, discarding the stadium that is in play.
Trainer CardsNow going to the Trainer cards part, let's break down some that are most important in the deck and their functions being applied in specific situations: - Professor's Research (Professor Oak) CEL 23 needs no introduction: discard your hand and draw 7 cards, being one of the strongest in terms of draw at any block, already said several times here in our deck articles guides, which is almost a law to have them in its structural composition and is always welcome. - The card Marnie SSH 169 is that control to take the resource out of the opponent's hand if they have too many cards in possession. Its effect is to shuffle your hands and the opponent's, but the opponent's cards go to the bottom of the deck, and they draw only 4 cards, and you just shuffle everything you have back there, drawing 5 new cards.
nullifying abilities of any Pokémon that have a Rule Box. The ideal to use this stadium would be
after you use Arceus's VStar ability, Starbirth, so that you don't have obstacles to self-sabotage and after using it, you can play this card against your opponents to hinder them. - Pal Pad SSH 172 is the recycling of Trainer cards of the Supporter type, that is, it is an Item card that can recycle essential cards like Phoebe BST 130, Cheren's Care BRS 134 and Boss's Orders RCL 154.
AdvantagesAs Arceus's power-up versatility for Pikachu and Crobat, it becomes dynamic, practical for everyone using a maximum of 3 energies, and still counting Pikachu as a barrier against basic Pokémon such as Miltank ASR 126, Regigigas ASR 130, or Suicune V EVS 31 for example.