I was looking for a Mienshao thread and realized we needed one.
Having tested this deck vs. the field in an XY-AOR context, I can assure everyone that Mienshao is legit. This is definitely a very strong deck in Standard.
My question for the forum: To what extent will Judge affect this deck?
I could ask this question in a different way: How many Judge will be played in any given deck in an XY-BREAK environment?
Or: Does the reintroduction of Judge into Standard render Mienshao unviable?
I was not in Pokemon when Judge was last seen in the field.
I tend to think Mienshao remains strong in Standard with Judge as part of the meta, but it now requires Ultra Ball and Shaymin EX as part of the build. I welcome all intelligent input.