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Creative Concepts: Mewtwo & Mew's Fairy Friends

Welcome to another edition of Creative Concepts where we show you decks that take a creative combinations of cards to find serious success! There's no denying that Mewtwo & Mew-GX decks are going to be a staple of the format for some time. The ability to use the attacks of any GX Pokemon both on the bench or in the discard pile is simply too huge to be ignored, even with counters around like Power Plant. There's been strong builds using Metal Types, Water Types, Fire Types, and even just going purely Psychic. Today we have a deck that takes a certain Dragon and some Fairy friends to stop the opponent from dealing damage and healing you up. Here's Mewtwo & Mew's Fairy Friends!

Plan Of Attack

Altaria-GX DRM 41Wigglytuff-GX HIF 42Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX UNB 130

Your main attack in this deck will be Altaria-GX's Bright ToneDuring your opponent’s next turn, prevent all damage done to this Pokémon by attacks from Pokémon-GX and Pokémon-EX. With such an incredibly GX centered meta game, especially with Reshiram & Charizard-GX alongside Pikachu & Zekrom-GX you can instantly see why this attack is so powerful even when only dealing 50 damage. Without something like Custom Catcher or Ninetales TEU 16 your opponent simply can't deal damage while you slowly chip away at their health. 

Still, we need backup attacks because there's plenty of non-GX decks out there, especially Malamar variants. Especially against Malamar, Lovely Star GX from Wigglytuff-GX is particularly wonderful! It heals all the damage from your active Mew & Mewtwo-GX while also eliminating Giratina LOT 97 from the field. If you have to, Rolling Rush can also work if you flip heads. If the opponent tries to use Ultra Necrozma-GX or you simply need another attacker you can always use Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX as well. Not only can you hit for weakness, but the 150 damage from Kaleidostorm will take out Giratina as well. 

Charge Up Your Setup

MinaGardevoir & Sylveon-GX UNB 130Viridian Forest TEU 156

To start, the main card you need to get into the discard, Altaria-GX, is searched out incredibly easily by Mysterious Treasure and Cherish Ball. So with it able to potentially hit the discard at record speeds and only needing two Energy attached to your Mewtwo & Mew-GX to get attacking you can already see the advantages over being stuck hunting for Welder or other cards! You also have so many ways to get those Energy attached on your first turn so if you're going second you already have the opponent locked down from dealing damage.

First there's Virdian Forest which is perfect for grabbing an Energy from the deck. You can use it for your normal attachment for the turn then pull out Mina to give you the second Energy and there you go, ready to attack! If you need to, Fairy Song also presents a fabulous option for charging up your Pokemon fast. If the opponent is having a slow start or you start out with Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX in the active, don't be afraid to use it! 

For the remainder of your setup, like getting your hand into good motion, we've got solid cards here as well. Bill's Analysis can pull out potentially two of the Trainer Cards you really need to get that turn one setup. With only one non-GX card in the deck, Coach Trainer is also likely to help you with maximum draw power on turns you simply need to add cards to your hand. With PokeGear 3.0 to aid in the search you'll likely be cruising on your first turn!

Keeping Safe
Custom Catcher LOT 171Weakness Guard Energy UNM 213Faba LOT 173

Let's start with how you deal with Reshiram & Charizard-GX decks based around abilities. Simply put Ninetales TEU 16 will throw off your strategy in a major way. You need to stop it before it gets rolling if possible, knocking out the Vulpix if you can. Custom Catcher is here to help you with this. This may be a harder matchup for the deck purely because it has some of the maximum gusting power the game has to offer but don't let it stop you from winning!

Against fellow Psychic decks, you have to be prepared as well. Taking massive hits of weakness damage is a surefire way to see yourself with a loss on your record. Jirachi-GX can help with this and is easy to search out, but we also included Weakness Guard Energy as a small backup if needed. It can help if the opponent goes for a Metal based build as well to protect Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX so we like that versatility. 

Now the elephant in the room: Power Plant. Of course, playing your own Stadium can help, but Marshadow UNB 81 is essentially a must play in this deck. However we also decided to include a copy of Faba for some added versatility. Take a Shedinja LOT 95 out of the running, get rid of a pesky Spell Tag that could cause you problems, heck remove a Weakness Guard Energy or Rainbow Energy the opponent may seriously need. It can get you out of a lot of different jams!

Happy & Healthy
Wigglytuff-GX HIF 42Great Potion UNM 198Altaria-GX DRM 41

This deck works by keeping your Mewtwo & Mew-GX as a tank in several ways, so be sure to keep it healthy! Great Potion is, of course, fantastic in doing so against non-GX decks that you can't quite wall out but don't forget you have other options. We previously mentioned how Wigglytuff-GX gives you access to Lovely Star GX but you shouldn't forget that Altaria-GX has Euphoria GX as well! Healing the damage from all of your Pokemon while putting the opponent to sleep may be just what you need to give your opponent simply no way to deal enough damage to take the win. Giratina and Spell Tag won't be able to properly chip away, attacks that hit the bench suddenly vanish, and you're left smiling as the opponent scrambles for the knock out they thought they had in the bag. 


Overall we feel that this deck sets up Mewtwo & Mew-GX for success in ways that not only take advantage of the current meta game but also does so in a new creative manner. Of course, this is a starting list and has plenty of potential to be refined. We'd love to hear about any thoughts you have for improving this deck as well as any stories you have from trying it out. Drop us a comment below so we get to hear all about your adventures with this Creative Concept!

Linnea 'LiteralGrill' Capps is a 27-year-old mom and Pokemon fan that loves breaking down games. She loves to talk games and creative decks when she isn't being a smoking hot grill on the internet or off traveling on adventures. Follow her on Twitter for Pokemon TCG news, early looks at deck concepts, and to just say hello!


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