Greninja or volcanion, what to play in Seattle?

Hey everyone. So I’m debating on which of these 2 decks I should play in seattle this weekend. Volcanion I’ve used a few times and he just hasn’t been cutting it for me, but I feel he still might be a good choice. Greninja was the first real deck I built on ptcgo so it’s got a special place in my heart, and it seems to be getting popular again so I wanna give it a shot. It’s so e very well for me on the online, but I haven’t had a chance to play it yet IRL. So here are my current deck lists for both.

Volcanion ex. ****** Pokémon Trading Card Game Deck List ******
Pokémon - 11
2 Shaymin-EX ROS 77
1 Turtonator-GX GRI 18
3 Volcanion STS 25
1 Hoopa-EX AOR 36
4 Volcanion-EX STS 115
Trainer Cards - 37
1 Rescue Stretcher GRI 130
1 Olympia GEN 66
2 N DEX 96
1 Pokémon Ranger STS 113
1 Scorched Earth FAC 110
2 Lysandre AOR 78
2 Energy Retrieval PRC 126
1 Fisherman BKT 136
1 Escape Rope PRC 127
2 Field Blower GRI 125
4 Max Elixir BKP 102
4 VS Seeker ROS 110
4 Ultra Ball SUM 135
2 Fighting Fury Belt BKP 99
1 Choice Band GRI 121
2 Float Stone BKT 137
2 Sky Field ROS 89
3 Professor Sycamore PHF 101
1 Lillie SUM 122
Energy - 12
12 Fire Energy 2
Total Cards - 60
****** Deck List Generated by the Pokémon TCG Online www.pokemon.com/TCGO ******

Greninja break ****** Pokémon Trading Card Game Deck List ******
Pokémon - 18
4 Talonflame STS 96
3 Greninja BREAK BKP 41
3 Froakie BKP 38
4 Frogadier BKP 39
4 Greninja BKP 40
Trainer Cards - 34
2 Max Potion GRI 128
1 Ace Trainer AOR 69
1 Rough Seas PRC 137
1 Super Rod BKT 149
2 Lysandre AOR 78
4 Professor Sycamore BKP 107
2 Field Blower GRI 125
2 Silent Lab PRC 140
4 VS Seeker ROS 110
3 N FAC 105
4 Dive Ball PRC 125
1 Rescue Stretcher GRI 130
1 Fisherman BKT 136
1 Professor Kukui SUM 128
1 Team Flare Grunt GEN 73
1 Enhanced Hammer GRI 124
3 Choice Band GRI 121
Energy - 8
7 Water Energy GEN 77
1 Splash Energy BKP 113
Total Cards - 60
****** Deck List Generated by the Pokémon TCG Online www.pokemon.com/TCGO ******

Any advice or thoughts on what to change would be appreciated.

I keep seeing sylveon at tournaments, so be careful with greninja, but play whatever you think is consistent and comfortable!

Considering Greninja one shots volcanion ex with a choice band attached and without a GWS, I’d say Greninja is better. But Greninja Mirrors are terrible.

Play greninja. It autowins sylveon practically.

Sylveon absolutely destroys Greninja.

EDIT: for more info on the matchup, see this thread: "Fields of Blowing Frogs" – Standard Greninja and Thoughts for Toronto

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But greninja can return water energy to their hand each turn with the attack, and sylveon is never really in a position where it wants N so you can not stop that strategy

Plea GX and magical ribbon are so broken. They chain hex so easily and then plea GX removes greninja a off your bench so then they two shot your active after that and you have nothing set up. They deck you out here. Additionally, you are vulnerable to skull grunts

Or greninja can just play starmie from EVO

Greninja is already inconsistent, there is no way a starmie line can fit in well.

Which still doesn’t solve the first two problems

Skull grunt isn’t very effective against greninja unless used at a perfect time because it’s so easy to retrieve energies through fisherman and energy retrieval. If you need starmie there is something wrong with your deck.

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