TCG Jump is back! For one week only with electrifying battles!
We are only a few days until Worlds 2019! This time Worlds is special because it is taking part in the new Ultra Prism to Unified Minds format! An unplayed format that has never seen tournament play until Worlds! Plenty of new decks will be seen there with lots of old favorites.
That is why this week we want to bring back TCG Jump and focus on new Rotation decks that you may see at Worlds. This way you will know which decks are being played on stream at Worlds. Also, if you are stuck with not sure what to play or build then you have a good start with these featured matches.
We are kicking things off with a popular deck that is expected to take Worlds by storm! PikaRom & Friends! With a video from Rare Candy!
The Deck Basics
PikaRom is a deck that features Pikachu & Zekrom GX along with Raichu & Alolan Raichu GX with all the Electric Support cards. This deck wants to charge up Pikachu & Zekrom GX quickly to do some heavy damage. You have cards like Tapu Koko Prism Star and Thunder Mountain Prism Star to get Pikachu & Zekrom GX ready to battle! From there you can charge up other powerful attackers such as Raichu & Alolan Raichu GX to battle.
This deck has a few other interesting things in it. First you have Zapdos who will be glad to go into battle with a single energy attached. Zapdos can be useful if you need to knockout low HP Pokemon or do some quick damage to big GX Pokemon with only risking a single prize attacker.
Another interesting inclusion is Dawn Wings Necrozma GX. This is to help you get in and out of the active when you are stuck or simply want to hit hard again with Zapdos or Raichu & Alolan Raichu GX. Dawn Wings Necrozma GX will be especially useful later in the game when you want to use Raichu & Alolan Raichu GX as your main attacker. That is because if ChuChu GX is put in the active during your turn then it does 80 damage plus 80 more. That is 160 damage and then you get to paralyze your opponent’s active Pokemon. DW Necrozma will ensure that you can pull off this combo each turn. Especially if you have an Electric energy attach to it along with Zeraora GX on the bench to give it free retreat.
Other things that this deck has is Electromagnetic Radar and Electropower.
Electromagnetic Radar will help you find all your powerful GX Electric Pokemon. Meanwhile, Electropower gives your Electric type Pokemon an extra 30 damage to your attacks.
Another weird inclusion in this deck is the use of Lysandre Labs. That is because you want to get rid of any Power Plant that will turn off your GX Pokemon abilities. If you lose access to your abilities then things can go south for this deck.
Now that you know a little bit about PikaRom and friends, time for some battles! We got a video from Rare Candy that will give you an idea of how this deck works! Go ahead and check out the battle and see if you like this deck!