Yveltal-EX Variants // BLW-on 2016


Yet another expanded deck brought back to life thanks to our BLW-on format. This deck suffered heavily from the loss of Dark Patch (and to a much lesser extend, Sableye) but both those cards are back now. Here’s a sample list:

Pokemon: 11

3 Yveltal EX
2-2 Garbodor DRX
2 Yveltal XY
1 Seismitoad EX
1 Sableye DEX

Trainers: 38

4 Juniper
4 N
2 Lysandre
1 Colress
1 Hex Maniac

4 Hypnotoxic Laser
4 Dark Patch
3 Trainer’s Mail
3 Ultra Ball
3 Muscle Band
3 VS Seeker
2 Float Stone
1 Professor’s Letter
1 Computer Search

2 Virbank City Gym

Energy: 11

8 Darkness
3 Double Colorless

The basic strategy is to setup a lock with Garbodor to deny your opponent his/her abilities. This is also the reason why Shaymin was excluded from the deck, its ability gets shut off. Then use Yveltal EX to clean up the game. You can discard Energy via Ultra Ball and use Dark Patch to gain multiple Energy Attachments per turn. You can also use the tech Seismitoad to deny your opponent items on critical turns. This list is by no means perfect, it’s just a starting point. Here are some additional cards you may want to consider when building your version of this deck:

  • Darkrai EX
  • Battle Compressor
  • Escape Rope
  • Dowsing Machine
  • Baltoy AOR
  • Random Receiver
  • Level Ball
  • Wally
  • Surprise Megaphone
  • Additional Existing Cards (More Float Stone, Energy, Muscle Band, Random Receiver, etc.)


Since tho is technically an Yveltal thread, can we talk about Yveltal decks with no Garbodor?


I don’t see any reason why not, the title will probably have to be changed simply to “Yveltal EX Variants” though…


Any standard deck ideas for yveltal ex? Since he’s basically the only good card I have atm. /:


You can make a thread for that…


I thought since it said “Yveltal EX” In the subject this would be appropriate.


Yveltal EX/Garbodor, Yveltal/Fairybox, Yveltal/Seismitoad/(Garbodor), Speed Yveltal, and Yveltal/Big Basics all used to be solid choices. I’m not sure how much these decks are still viable, but it’s a starting point if you want to test a deck with Yveltal in in. :slight_smile:


This is expanded…


Oh, didn’t read the “Standard” part.

Yeah, this thread is for expanded versions of Yveltal, you can create a separate thread for Standard Yveltal if you want though. (Much like how Vileplume has a Standard and Expanded version.)


Btw, I changed the category to expanded so no one gets confused.


here is my list im running now after rotation

3 Yveltal ex
2 Seismitoad ex
2-2 Raichu

4 professor sycamore
2 hex maniac
2 team flare grunt
2 lysander
2 shauna
1 xerosic
1 professor birchs observations

2 shadow circle

3 ultra ball
2 vs seeker
3 trainer mail
2 acro bike
3 muscle band
2 enhanced hammer
2 crushing hammer
2 headringer
1 switch
1 sacred ash
1 battle compressor

4 double colorless
7 darkness


Here is a list post regionals.

Pokemon: 12
3 Yveltal EX
2 Yveltal
1 Jirachi EX
1 Shaymin EX (RSK)
1 Archeops (NVI)
2 Seismitoad EX
1 Darkrai EX
1 Keldeo EX

Supporters: 8
4 Professor Juniper
2 N
1 Ghetsis
1 Hex Maniac
1 Lysandre
1 Maxie’s Hidden Ball Trick

Items/Stadiums: 26
4 VS Seeker
3 Battle Compressor
3 Muscle Band
3 Dark Patch
2 Faded Town
4 Ultra Ball
2 Acro Bike
3 Trainer’s Mail
1 Professor’s Letter
1 Computer Search

Energy: 12
8 Dark Energy
4 Double Colorless Energy

Empty Spots: 2
Probably could fit another Dark patch with such a high count of energy, also, Colress could be good, and then there is other stuff like more draw items like trainer’s mail and acro bike.


This deck’s very good. it’s got both the speed and power to take on a lot of threats.


Maybe you could put the list from the video in written form for better viewing?..



Pokémon: 12
3 Yveltal-EX
2 Yveltal XY
2 Seismitoad-EX
1 Shaymin-EX
1 Jirachi-EX
1 Archeops NVI
1 Keldeo-EX
1 Darkrai-EX

Energy: 11
7 Darkness

2 Juniper
2 Lysandre
1 N
1 Maxie
1 Hex Maniac
1 Ghetsis
4 Trainer’s Mail
4 Dark Patch
4 Battle Compressor
4 Ultra Ball
4 VS Seeker
3 Muscle Band
2 Float Stone
2 Acro Bike
1 Professor’s Letter
1 Computer Search


I’ve had much success with this deck list.

Pokemon: 10
2x Darkrai EX
3x Yveltal EX
2x Yveltal XY 78/146
1x Shaymin EX ROS
2x Seismitoad EX*

Trainer: 38
4x Juniper
4x N
2x Lysandre
1x Colress
1x AZ*
1x Hex Maniac

4x Vs Seeker
4x Hypnotoxic Laser
3x Dark Patch
3x Ultra Ball
2x Trainer’s Mail
2x Battle Compressor
1x Computer Search
1x Professor’s Letter
1x Startling Megaphone*
2x Virbank
2x Muscle Band

Energy: 12
4x DCE*
8x Dark Energy

For the * you can take it out to substitute something else in like Keldeo EX, Mewtwo EX, Float Stone, extra Muscle Band/Dark Patch/Ultra Ball, Tool Scrapper, etc.


Pokémon - 13

2 Shaymin-EX ROS 77
2 Darkrai-EX PR-BLW BW46
2 Yveltal XY 78
3 Yveltal-EX XY 79
1 Archeops NVI 67
1 Gallade BKT 84
1 Jirachi-EX PLB 60
1 Keldeo-EX BCR 49

Trainer Cards - 35

1 Computer Search BCR 137
3 Trainers’ Mail ROS 92
4 Ultra Ball DEX 102
2 N DEX 96
2 Lysandre AOR 78
3 Battle Compressor Team Flare Gear PHF 92
2 Float Stone PLF 99
4 VS Seeker ROS 110
2 Parallel City BKT 145
1 Hex Maniac AOR 75
4 Dark Patch DEX 93
1 Maxie’s Hidden Ball Trick PRC 133
2 Muscle Band XY 121
4 Professor Juniper BLW 101

Energy - 12

8 Darkness Energy TK-Zoroark 28
4 Double Colorless Energy XY 130

Total Cards - 60

Any adjustments you would make? I can’t see any changes that should be made.


Any reason that you’re not using Hoopa to get out all those EX Pokemon?


Bench space is an issue if you splash Hoopa into that deck. Having a turn 1 Maxie’s is no good if there’s no space for the Archeops or Gallade. Hoopa works in straight Yveltal, but not in Yveltal/Maxie.


Skyfield isnt an option? There is certainly space in the last list that was posted.