Posted by Pokemon TCG trainer on 6/15/2021 to
Good morning trainers! Chilling Reign has started to become opened by YouTubers such as Tricky Gym, Chill TCG, and Hegster TCG, so it’s no surprise Pokémon is getting more aggressive in its marketing campaign. Giving fresh products to content creators is always a good way to promote your product, but it also allows the masses to understand what decks could potentially be good going into the next format. That being said, a lot is going on in Chilling Reign that we haven’t gotten into yet, and I wanted to kind of list dump a few ideas I’ve seen floating around the internet. It’s important whenever a new set drops to evaluate the different kinds of concepts that exist and capitalize on how we can optimize those ideas to win a maximum amount of games. I remember as far back as standard format goes, Crobat V coming out was a game-changer for Arceus & Dialga & Palkia Tag Team GX decks (ADP) because it allowed those types of decks to cut out Jirachi and use those bench spaces to draw Pokémon like Dedenne-GX. Dedenne, in combination with Crobat V, allowed trainers to draw up to 12 cards using strictly abilities, followed by an additional seven cards with Professor’s Research. That means you see a total of 19 cards in one’s turn, plus the card you draw for the start of the turn! This optimization of the deck was a big one and made the deck more consistent and aggressive.