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Flash Forward: Toxtricity VMAX, Milotic V, and Eldegoss V Decks

Hello and welcome to Flash Forward, the article series that provides you with a sneak peek of some decks that will be Standard legal with the release of the next upcoming set. March 6 marked the release of Japan's newest set, Rebellion Crash. As such, it's time to start taking a look at some decks from Japan that feature these new cards. When Rebel Clash releases here in America in May, you can either try out the decks I have for you, or use them as starting points to modify. Let's take a look at the decks.

Toxtricity VMAX Deck

The first deck I have for you features a new Pokemon found in the Galar region, Toxtricity. Let's take a look at the deck.

New Card Translations

Eldegoss V - Grass - 180 HP

Pokemon - Basic

Ability: Happy Match

When your put this card onto your bench form your hand during your turn, you may put a supporter card form your discard pile and put it into your hand.

[C][C] Soar: 50

You may shuffle this Pokemon and all cards attached to it into your deck.

Weakness: Fire
Resistance: None
Retreat: 1

Garbodor - Darkness - 120 HP

Pokemon - Stage 1

Ability: Toxic Reservoir

Once during your turn, if there is a Stadium in play, you may make your opponent's active Pokemon poisoned.

[D][C][C] Sludge Bomb: 80

Weakness: Fighting
Resistance: None
Retreat: 2

Toxtricity V - Lightning - 210 HP

Pokemon - Basic

[L] Poison Jab: 20

Your opponent's Active Pokemon is now Poisoned.

[L][L][C] Electric Riot: 90+

If your opponent's Active Pokemon is Poisoned, this attack does 90 more damage.

Weakness: Fighting
Resistance: None
Retreat: 2

Toxtricity VMAX - Lightning - 320 HP

Pokemon - VMAX

[L][L][C] G-Max Riot: 160+

If your opponent's Active Pokemon is Poisoned, this attack does 80 more damage.

Weakness: Fighting
Resistance: None
Retreat: 2

Trubbish - Darkness - 60 HP

Pokemon - Basic

[C][C] Venoshock: 20+

If your opponent's Active Pokemon is Poisoned, this attack does 50 more damage.

Weakness: Fighting
Resistance: None
Retreat: 1

Boss's Command

Trainer - Supporter

Switch your opponent's Active Pokemon with 1 of his or her Benched Pokemon.

Tool Scrapper

Trainer - Item

Discard up to 2 Pokemon Tools from either player’s Pokemon.

You may play as many Item cards during your turn as you like (before your attack).

Speed [L] Energy

Energy - Special

While this card is attached to a Pokemon, it provides [L] energy.

When you attach this card to 1 of your [L] Pokemon from your hand, draw 2 cards.

Garbodor has the Toxic Reservoir Ability which will poison your opponent's Active Pokemon if there is a Stadium in play. This works wonderfully if you have a copy of Dust Island UNB 168 in play, because they will find it difficult to remove this special condition. You can take advantage of the poisoning by attacking with either Toxtricity V or Toxtricity VMAX. Toxtricity V can deal 180 damage when you attack a poisoned Pokemon with its Electric Riot attack. It can also use its Poison Jab attack as another way to poison the opponent's Active Pokemon. Toxtricity VMAX can attack a poisoned Pokemon for 240 damage with its G-Max Riot. Both of these Pokemon can attack easier if you have your copy of Thunder Mountain Prism Star LOT 191 in play.

Milotic V Deck

The next deck I have for you aims to deal extra damage while keeping your opponent's Active Pokemon locked in place. Let's take a look at it.

New Card Translations

Milotic V - Water - 210 HP

Pokemon - Basic

[W][C][C] Aqua Impact: 10+

This attack does 50 more damage for each NRG_A in your opponent's Active Pokemon's Retreat Cost.

[W][C][C][C] Hypno Splash: 150

Your opponent's Active Pokemon is now Asleep.

Weakness: Lightning
Resistance: None
Retreat: 2

Boss's Command

Trainer - Supporter

Switch your opponent's Active Pokemon with 1 of his or her Benched Pokemon.

Full Bucket

Trainer - Item

Search your deck for 2 [W] energy, reveal them and put them into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

Galar Mine

Trainer - Stadium

Both player's active Pokemon have 2 more retreat cost.

The goal of this deck is to be able to score some OHKO's (one hit knockouts) by attacking with Milotic V's Aqua Impact attack. Against the right deck, you might have no trouble dealing out up to 210 damage with each attack. However, there will be times that your opponent has a low retreat cost and you'll be hard-pressed to deal much damage at all. For those times, you'll be glad there are a few copies of Galar Mine in the deck.

This deck also uses the latest tech, in the form of Frosmoth SSH 64 to accelerate the Energy you're able to play each turn. With Frosmoth SSH 64's Ice Dance Ability, you can play all of the Water Energy 3 in your hand. You can then use a Trainer to replenish your hand and repeat that process. By doing this again and again, you'll be able to overpower your opponent's Pokemon very quickly.

Eldegoss V Deck

The final deck I have for you this week features Eldegoss V. Let's take a look at the decklist.

New Card Translations

Eldegoss V - Grass - 180 HP

Pokemon - Basic

Ability: Happy Match

When your put this card onto your bench form your hand during your turn, you may put a supporter card form your discard pile and put it into your hand.

[C][C] Soar: 50

You may shuffle this Pokemon and all cards attached to it into your deck.

Weakness: Fire
Resistance: None
Retreat: 1

Twin Energy

Energy - Special

While this card is attached to a Pokemon it provides [C][C].

If this card is attached to a Pokemon-V or Pokemon-GX, this card provides [C] instead.

Giovanni's Exile HIF 57 is the star of the show in this deck. It allows you to discard up to two of your Benched Pokemon with no damage counters on them and all cards that are attached to them. Thanks to having three copies of Diglett UNB 85 in this deck, you can choose to discard it if it's on your Bench and you'll also get to discard the top card of your opponent's deck. But, with Giovanni's Exile HIF 57, the key words are 'up to'. Since you can choose to discard zero of your Benched Pokemon, you can basically play Giovanni's Exile HIF 57 for no effect if you want to in order to get additional benefits later in the turn. Those additional benefits come from Rhydon UNB 94's Dirty Work attack, which will put the top five cards of your opponent's deck into their discard pile. Since Eldegoss V has the Happy Match Ability, you have the potential to play Giovanni's Exile HIF 57 up to six times, which can amount to a lot of your opponent's deck being discarded.

Wrapping Up

Rebellion Crash adds a ton of playable cards to the Standard card pool for Japan. I'm excited to start building some playtest versions of these decks to see how they'll fare against our current top tier decks.

What do you think of these decks? Do you have any suggestions for improvements? Leave a comment below and let me know what Pokemon you'd like to see featured in next week's decks.  

And be sure to join me here again next week as I continue showing you innovative decks using cards from upcoming sets. I'll see you then (in the future!).

- Mike Likes
 


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