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Searching Standard: Green's Fighting Dojo Reshiram & Charizard-GX Deck

Hello and welcome to another episode of Searching Standard. Every week I scour the internet in search for innovative decks in Standard. This week, I came across a deck I found on Reddit that looks pretty fun and interesting. Let's get started by taking a look at the deck.

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Reshiram & Charizard-GX UNB 20 is a terrific attacker in this deck, especially when paired up with Martial Arts Dojo UNB 179. The Dojo allows you to deal extra damage with Flare Strike, provided that you attach a Fighting Energy 6 to Reshiram & Charizard-GX UNB 20, making it able to take down Pokemon that have 240 HP (or 270 HP if you're behind on Prize cards).

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For this deck to run smoothly, you'll need to be able to find the cards you need when you need them. Charizard & Braixen-GX CEC 22 helps you do just that. With its Brilliant Flare attack, you're able to deal 180 damage to your opponent's Active Pokemon while also searching your deck for up to three cards you need. That's a lot of value.

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If you're able to start the game with Volcanion UNB 25 as your Active Pokemon, you'll be able to attach up to three Fire Energy 2 from your deck to any of your Pokemon you have in play by attacking with Flare Starter. Even though you can only attach a single Energy later in the game when you use this attack, it's still a worthwhile way to ramp up your team.

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Mega Lopunny & Jigglypuff-GX CEC 165 has become a Standard staple that's used in many decks as a way to combat decks using a lot of Pokemon-GX. That's the reason for its inclusion in this deck as well.

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Since none of your Pokemon have any Abilities, you'll never find a turn where you're unable to play Green's Exploration UNB 175. Doing so allows you to search your deck for up to two Trainer cards to put into your hand. As you'll see, there's a lot of good cards you can find to help ramp up your Energy or help make attacking more favorable for you. Pokegear 3.0 UNB 182 is a great way to find a copy of Green's Exploration UNB 175 when you need it, which can, in turn, find a copy of Pokegear 3.0 UNB 182.

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Welder UNB 189, Fire Crystal UNB 173, and Fiery Flint DRM 60 are all Trainer cards that you can use to help accelerate the amount of Energy you have attached to your Pokemon. All of these are great cards to find when you play Green's Exploration UNB 175, and they are some of the main reasons why Fire Type decks are so dominant currently in Standard.

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This batch of Trainer cards all allow you to switch either your own or your opponent's Active Pokemon with one from the Bench. Use these cards to switch things up so that you can either score an easy Knock Out, or avoid having your Active Pokemon getting Knocked Out.

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Lt. Surge's Strategy HIF 60 allows you to break the rule of being able to play only one Supporter per turn. With this card, you'll be able to gain a huge advantage by playing two additional Supporters. Faba LOT 173 also allows you to bend the rules in your favor by allowing you to put any Stadium card or any Pokemon Tool or Special Energy your opponent has attached to their Pokemon into the Lost Zone. This is a great way to be able to get rid of a Stadium your opponent has played that benefits them but does nothing for you.

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With Tag Call CEC 206, you'll be able to find a pair of Pokemon-GX that you can use to begin powering up. You can also find Mallow & Lana CEC 198 with this, which can help you when attacking. Tag Switch UNM 209 can also help you attack easier, as it allows you to move Energy from one of your Tag Team Pokemon to any of your other Pokemon, including another Tag Team Pokemon. It's a great way to save some Energy from a Tag Team Pokemon that's in danger of being Knocked Out.

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Acro Bike CES 123 is a great way to filter through the top couple of cards of your deck, allowing you to keep the most useful card you find. Keep in mind that you have three copies of Fire Crystal UNB 173 in this deck, so you'll have the ability to get back some Fire Energy 2 from your Discard Pile. Energy Spinner UNB 170 is a great way to be able to find Energy from your deck. It's obviously better on your first turn, but it's still very useful later in the game as well.

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Reset Stamp UNM 206 is the card you want to play when you've fallen behind in Prize cards. It has become the common way to catch back up in Standard, and most decks run at least a copy of this card as a fail-safe.

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As I mentioned earlier, your Pokemon don't have any Abilities. That makes Power Plant UNB 183 a great Stadium to play since you know it won't affect your deck in a negative way. It's also a great card to play against an opponent whose Pokemon also have no Abilities in order to discard a Stadium they have in play. Heat Factory Prism Star LOT 178 can be a great way for you to discard any extra Fire Energy 2 and thin your deck down some. Remember that you can use Fire Crystal UNB 173 to get back some of that Fire Energy 2 from your Discard Pile.

Wrapping Up

If you're looking for a Fire Type Deck that's a little different than the others and is a little bit easier on your wallet, you might want to give this deck a try. It looks very competitive and a lot of fun.

Thank you to Reddit user PositiveTwo for posting this decklist.

What do you think of this deck? Do you have any suggestions for improvements? Let me know by leaving a comment below or email me directly at mikelikesmtg@gmail.com. And be sure to join me here again next week as I continue my search for innovative decks in the Pokemon TCG. I'll see you then!

- Mike Likes
 


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