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Budget Blast: Egg Splatacular ($18)

Alolan Exeggutor TEU 115Welcome back to another edition of Budget Blast where we show you decks that pack a punch without breaking your budget! Easter was very recently so you've likely got a lot of extra eggs lying around right? Don't you want to pelt your opponents with them to win the game? Then have we got a deck for you! Most decks that look to use Alolan Exeggutor use the one with Tropical Shake, but we have something a little more special in store! Our damage output comes all thanks to the attack Egg Splat:

[G][C] Egg Splat: 60×
Discard any number of Exeggcute from your hand. This attack does 60 damage for each card you discarded in this way.

Now this works great with Exeggcute PLB 102 but that's only in Expanded Format. What if we wanted to try to make this work in Standard Format? For two energy it can deal up to 240 damage which is going to smack around a lot of Pokemon! Still we have to try to discard and retrieve enough Exeggcute every turn to make it work. Plus often you'll only have three to discard as you do need to evolve Alolan Exeggcutor as well. 

So how do we get it done? It's time to show you! Let's take a look at our decklist for Egg Splatacular!

Ditto Prism Star LOT 154There's no way this deck could be without throwing in Ditto Prism Star. This is the easiest way to try and have a full hand of Exeggcute to be able to discard. This isn't the only way to not need to use Exeggcute to evolve into Alolan Exeggcutor however. Thanks to another Prism Star, Lance Prism Star, you can potentially get two of them out and ready to attack! Try to time this carefully and you may even use [[Zinnia] to get down all the energy you need to attack.

Still, this isn't the only way things can work. We have to retrieve our Exeggcutes from the discard pile. Rescue Stretcher seems the obvious option but there's also Brock's Grit which can bring them all back into your deck fast. There are tons of ways to get them out of the deck between the beginning of the game or part way in. We just have to be sure the Exeggcute goes into the hand instead of on the field. All of our options include Net Ball, Poke Ball, PokeNav, Professor Elm's Lecture, and Great Ball can all do the trick!

There's still a few other cards available for support as well. Buff Padding is perfect to help beef up your Alolan Exeggcutor to help it stay on the field longer. Devoured Field can help with the stadium war as well as help you tack on that little bit of extra damage to take down a Pokemon! 

Beef Up This Deck: The best way to beef up this deck like many other budget decks is to potentially add in some stronger draw power. With Cynthia and Erika's Hospitality as options the deck could run even faster. Almost no deck is hurt by Guzma either, and this one is no exception. The chance to draw out weaker Pokemon so there's less need to discard Exeggcute is a great boon. Finally Mysterious Treasure could potentially be nice to search out Alolan Exeggcutor.

Weaknesses: This deck is by far very finicky. It has a weird premise and it makes it difficult to try to deal maximum damage. It's possible that you may not be able to even put out damage on certain turns if luck doesn't go your way. If you feel like you're very lucky this deck can be amazing for you! If not, maybe check out some of our other Budget Blast decks. 

We hope you enjoyed our Egg Splatacular deck! Now it's time to hear what you think. Did we miss other cards that could make this even better? Did you try this deck and find success? Tell us in the comments below or let me know directly on Twitter @LiteralGrill. Until next time, stay lit trainers! 

- Linnea 'LiteralGrill' Capps

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