i feel like golduck could make a mark on the format, before lysandres last resort makes it a lot harder to pull off.
basic idea is to amnesia lock opponents attacks, forcing them to switch and discard energy until they have none left. combine with garbodor to get a soft lock going.
golduck will shut down:
virizion ex, genesect ex, dragonite ex
seismitoad ex, pyroar
mewtwo ex, darkrai ex, landorus ex
deoxys ex, thundurus ex, lugia ex
empoleon, miltank, and probably a few more
u turn decks (donphan)
plasma kyurem, 2 thundurus ex
very rough list -
4-4 golduck (amnesia)
3-2 garbodor (garbotoxin)
0-4 rainbow (to tool drop lucario ex)
3 pokemon fan club
2 ultra ball
1 evo soda
2 startling megaphone (remove float stones)
2 virbank/training centre
2 muscle band/hard charm
4 float stone
1 dowsing machine
this is where i am at right now with it. i am undecided if tanking golduck with hard charm, hammers and training centre is the way to go, or go more agressive with virbank and muscle band. lasers are needed either way to increase damage output, and to get ko’s coming back into your turn.
anyone game to give this a shot? it has been testing much better than i thought it would, and this is only the second draft of the deck. could be a fun league troll deck if nothing else, but i feel people with better deck building skills can make this be somewhat competitive in the right meta.