One-prize-based Malamar Update – 26 June 2018

I really wanted to make the whole ‘only have one-prize Pokemon in play’ idea work out, but the truth is that it is not a reasonable goal. Brigette is too important, and getting Brigette usually requires Tapu Lele, so by the first turn you usually have already done away with that goal. I did try out Ninja Boy as an attempt to get around that issue and I even played that version of the deck at a League Cup. And boy oh boy is Ninja Boy spicy when you get to use it, but it is not quite worth the space because of how inconsistent it is. So instead, I have reverted to a little bit of the more standard approach, which is to have one, or few GX Pokemon in play and try to attack with one-prize Pokemon as much as possible.

However, even though I have relapsed to the more standard concept for the deck, I still have some very strange additions to the list and some ideas that I didn’t have in my last article about Malamar. In particular I think there are two cards that far too many players overlook. As usual, I have my more rogue list that I prefer. Then I have a more refined list that is closer to a standard build of the deck. Here’s the list I prefer.

4-4-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 Malamar

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