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Searching Standard: Mewtwo & Mew-GX Deck -- TEU-DAA Standard -- theloneblown

Hello and welcome to another episode of Searching Standard. With Standard rotation happening last week, the power level of Mewtwo & Mew-GX UNM 71 continues to decline, as there are fewer and fewer Pokemon-GX in the format. However, that hasn't stopped a YouTuber called theloneblown from showing off this week's deck. He shows us that perhaps Mewtwo & Mew-GX UNM 71 still has what it takes to be a contender in Standard. Let's get started by taking a look at the deck.

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With its Perfection Ability, Mewtwo & Mew-GX UNM 71 can use the attacks of any Pokemon on your Bench or in your discard pile, as long as you can pay the Energy costs of those attacks. That Ability offers you a ton of versatility in your attacking options. Since this deck offers a couple of different Energy types, you'll be able to choose from a variety of different attacks.

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To get things started, if you're lucky you'll get Volcanion UNB 25 in your starting hand. You can then use Flare Starter which can allow you to search and attach up to three Fire Energy 2 cards from your deck to any of your Pokemon. Even on later turns, Flare Starter can be useful to help power up Mewtwo & Mew-GX UNM 71, and you'll only lose a single prize if it gets Knocked Out.

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This batch of Pokemon are included specifically for their attacks to be copies with Mewtwo & Mew-GX UNM 71's Perfection Ability. Incineroar-GX TEU 97's Crushing Punch can be especially good versus a Pokemon that has any Special Energy attached to it. Reshiram & Charizard-GX UNB 20 has three great attacks that can all be used. Charizard-GX HIF 9 has the Flare Blitz-GX attack that you can deal 300 damage with, which can help you deal with some of the beefier opposing Pokemon. You'll need to discard Charizard-GX HIF 9 and Incineroar-GX TEU 97 in order to use their attacks, though, since there's no way of playing them to your Bench.

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Jirachi-GX UNM 79, Latios-GX UNM 78, and Naganadel-GX UNM 160 also are Pokemon that can have their attacks copied by Mewtwo & Mew-GX UNM 71. Its also possible that Jirachi-GX UNM 79 and Latios-GX UNM 78 can be powered up themselves, if needed. Jirachi-GX UNM 79 has the Star Search Ability that allows you to avoid Psychic-Type Weakness. Latios-GX UNM 78 can use Tag Purge as a way of protecting yourself from your opponent's Tag Team Pokemon. If Naganadel-GX UNM 160 is in your discard pile, you can use Venom Shot as a means of sniping an opponent's Benched Pokemon.

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This next duo of Pokemon can be powered up on their own, but can't be copied with Mewtwo & Mew-GX UNM 71 since they're Pokemon V, not Pokemon-GX. Victini V SSH 25 can help return discarded Energy to any of your Pokemon with its Spreading Flames attack. It can also use Energy Burst to deal a fair amount of damage. Indeedee V SSH 91 helps heal your Active Pokemon of 20 damage each turn. It can also use its Psychic attack to deal a decent amount of damage, especially if your opponent's Active Pokemon has a few Energy attached to it.

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This next batch of Pokemon are all included for their Abilities. Both Dedenne-GX UNB 57 and Crobat V DAA 104 allow you a way to draw extra cards. Eldegoss V RCL 19's Happy Match Ability will be primarily used to allow an extra use of Welder UNB 189, but you may occasionally use it to play a different Supporter.

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Every deck needs ways to find the Pokemon you need when you need them. With Cherish Ball UNM 191, you can search out any Pokemon-GX from your deck. That can be very important when being able to attack with Mewtwo & Mew-GX UNM 71. Quick Ball SSH 179 can be used to find a majority of your Pokemon, including Pokemon V's and Pokemon-GX's. Pokegear 3.0 UNB 182 helps smooth things out when you happen to draw the wrong Pokemon, and lets you find something you can use.

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Both Giant Hearth UNM 197 and Welder UNB 189 are regularly seen in Fire-based decks. Giant Hearth UNM 197 offers you a way to discard specific cards to make sure you have certain evolution Pokemon-GX in your discard pile. Welder UNB 189 helps you ramp up your Energy as well as drawing additional cards for you.

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Reset Stamp UNM 206 can be used to help slow down your opponent's momentum. Use it to shuffle your opponent's hand back into their deck and forcing them to likely draw fewer cards than they had. This will limit their options and can give you a chance to catch back up.

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Professor's Research SSH 178 is a terrific way of discarding things that you want to go to your discard pile. It also allows you to draw a new hand of seven cards, helping you find the things you need quickly.

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Both Boss's Orders RCL 154 and Switch SSH 183 help you when attacking. Boss's Orders RCL 154 allows you to move one of your opponent's Pokemon from their Bench to their Active Position, allowing you to score an easy Knock Out. Switch SSH 183 allows you to move your Active Pokemon back to your Bench, making it less likely to get Knocked Out by an opponent's attack.

Wrapping Up

Even though we've just lost a bunch of Pokemon-GX due to Standard rotation, this deck proves that Mewtwo & Mew-GX UNM 71 still have fight in them.

What do you think of this deck? Do you have any suggestions for improvements? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Also, check out my other column, Flash Forward, where we take a look at decks using cards from upcoming releases.

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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