Raichu XY Variants // XY-on 2016

Raichu is currently my favorite deck, and I love using it!
Anyway here is a list in 2016 standard similar to my 2015 standard list.

Pokémon: (22)
4 Pikachu
3 Raichu
2 Yveltal
2 Yveltal EX
3 Shaymin EX
2 Seismitoad EX
1 Hoopa EX
1 Bunnelby
2 Vulpix
2 Ninetails

Trainers: (30)
4 Professor Sycamore
4 Professor Birch’s Observations
2 Lysandre
1 AZ
1 Xerosic
1 Hex Maniac
4 Vs. Seeker
4 Ultra Ball
3 Muscle Band
1 Repeat Ball
1 Escape Rope
3 Skyfield

Energy: (8)
4 DCE
5 Dark

Go ahead criticize it, and post any other decklist you have in mind, (Raichu/Bats, for example) and share ideas.

If you post things like this, then people ARE gonna criticize it…

Also, you can take out a Skyfield if you are running Ninetails.

Isn’t that a good thing? To help him improve his deck?

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Moving on I’ve always liked raichu, never used it. But with skyfield, I might be tempted. How about with other mostly colorless attackers? Pyroar flf comes to mind, though my friends seen to think he’s dead and that topic use probably elsewhere. Yveltal raichu did well when xy came out it’s got to still be strong

Do you mean DCE (ab)users?

Yeah, I wonder if there can be some synergy somewhere with mixed energy types. Abuse raichu until your bench sets up use the free retreat to tank early hits if possible. Play the prize advantage game really

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Using DCE with 2 or 3 attacks works well, especially for stacking the bench.

Exactly, that’s what makes Yveltal and raichu synergize. There’s so many options as a splash attacker for raichu too, xerneas and dialga come to mind first for utility

What decks?
Metal is full and Fairy is dead without Max Potion.

More the utility of what they offer, xerneas has splash for dce plus fairy, also has fairy garden. Dialga has the block power with dce plus metal. Fairy also is not entirely dead, don’t forget the world’s top cut :wink:

Don’t forget max potion rotating.

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It’s not fair say Fairy is dead when talking about a Xerneas tech. A Total fairy deck is dead, but single cards from it are not.

Fairy Toolbox is dead (in my opinion) because Max Potion is rotating.

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Seeker, just like in the Meganium/Vileplume deck, only in this case AZ, which is much harder to play around as Seeker was.

That’s a bad matchup, I don’t think we can win against it no matter what. Our whole plan involving setuping a stage 1 to hit for 150+ and trade favorable with EXs. The Landorous guys play fast setup with non-EX that kill our attack with 1 energy and trade equally. We can’t win it all.

I’m playing this list, having trouble with EXless decks, that trade prizes fairly and have no trouble setuping attackers as I do.

3 Shaymin-EX ROS 77
3 Hawlucha FFI 63
4 Pikachu XY 42
4 Raichu XY 43
4 Unown AOR 30
4 Zubat PHF 31
3 Golbat PHF 32
3 Crobat PHF 33

4 Professor Sycamore PHF 101
2 Professor Birch’s Observations PRC 134
2 Lysandre AOR 78
1 Teammates PRC 141
1 Hex Maniac AOR 75
4 Ultra Ball FLF 99
4 Sky Field ROS 89
3 Muscle Band XY 121
4 VS Seeker PHF 109

3 Fighting Energy XY 137
4 Double Colorless Energy NXD 92

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A) What is your reasoning for including hawlucha? (Just out of curiosity)

B) I’m a fan of the shaymin ex/unown draw engine, but that might actually be why you’re having trouble setting up. Try some more trainer draw support, supporters or items. Also level ball is back in rotation from AOR, it’s perfect for decks like this one that need some help setting up

a) having more attackers, those last damage against megas, it has free retreat, that helps a lot, since new zubat don’t and being stuck with a active pokemon that can’t retreat sux.

b) I will try those level balls, my fear is too don’t be able to restore my bench after Skyfield is discarded

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Pokemon - 24
4 Pikachu XY
4 Raichu XY
3 Combee AOR
3 Vespiquen AOR (Bee Revenge version)
4 Unknown AOR
2 Shaymin-EX
3 Eevee FF
2 Flareon AOR

Trainer- 28
4 Professor Sycamore
2 Lysandre
1 Teammates
1 Blacksmith
1 Ace Trainer
1 Hex Maniac
3 Sky Field
4 Muscle Band
4 Vs seeker
4 Ultra ball
3 Battle Compressor

Energy-7
4 DCE
3 Fire

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No sacred ash?
Also I would definately add another draw Supporter or two.
And I would cut a muscle band for a Skyfield

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