Whimsicott deck does 250 damage with 1 Energy | Pokemon TCG Online guide

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Fast setups leading to 220+ damage attacks within the first few turns is the current meta in Pokemon TCG Online. In a format dominated by VMAX and Tag Team cards, it’s refreshing to see a great 1-Prizer (Whimsicott, Vivid Voltage) deck that can take down cards like Zacian V with just one Energy.

In this guide, I’ll be taking you through my Standard Whimsicott deck list, what role each card plays in the deck, and a top #10 Whimsicott deck that uses Silvally-GX.

Whimsicott deck list

##Pokémon – 20

* 3 Skwovet DAA 152
* 3 Greedent RCL 152
* 4 Cottonee UNM 143
* 2 Dedenne-GX UNB 195
* 2 Jirachi VIV 119
* 1 Oricorio-GX CEC 95
* 4 Whimsicott VIV 76
* 1 Phione CEC 57

##Trainer Cards – 33

* 4 Professor’s Research CPA 62
* 2 Pokémon Communication TEU 152
* 2 Ordinary Rod SSH 171
* 4 U-Turn Board UNM 211
* 2 Great Ball CPA 52
* 4 Quick Ball SSH 179
* 3 Air Balloon SSH 156
* 4 Lucky Egg SSH 167
* 4 Marnie CPA 56
* 2 Boss’s Orders RCL 154
* 2 Island Challenge Amulet CEC 194

##Energy – 7

* 3 Psychic Energy Energy 5
* 4 Horror Psychic Energy RCL 172

Total Cards – 60

The two Vivid Voltage Jirachis are the most expensive cards in this list, and they are all replaceable. You can use an Oranguru or Silvally-GX instead, or you can opt for draw Supporters. You can use Crobat V if you want, but Island Challenge Amulet does not protect it, unlike Dedenne-GX.

Whimsicott is the only attacker in this deck

Whimsicott is pretty straightforward. You set up as many Tool Cards as you can, and discard as many as you need to get a KO. Crushing Hammer does nothing to it, because it only requires one Energy to attack.

Cottonee & Whimsicott

The tricky part is knowing how many Tool Cards to discard. Be careful with your math when you attack, because a lot of cards use buffs like Metal Goggles, Heat Energy, and even Buff Padding to improve survivability.

Greedent fetches Tool cards

That’s really all this squirrel does. It sits in the middle of fruits and fetches Tool Cards. Make sure you have at least one Greedent in play at any time, and prioritize fetching your U-Turn board first.

Its ability is also great for going through your deck whenever you want.

Skwovet & Greedent

Oricorio-GX and Jirachi draw more cards

Oricorio-GX is one of the most important cards in this deck.

Oricorio-GX and Jirachi

The great thing about these cards is that they can comfortably sit on your Bench when you’re using this deck. With Whimsicott being such a huge threat in the Active Spot, no one’s going to use Boss’s Orders to attack your Oricoio, especially when you have the Island Challenge Amulet Tool card on it.

Just be careful with how many cards you draw. I’ve often ended games with less than 10 cards in my deck.

Silvally-GX can be a good replacement for Jirachi due to Intrepid Sword.

The four tool cards that fuel the deck

U-Turn Board, Air Balloon, Island Challenge Amulet, and Lucky Egg are the four Tool Cards that Whimsicott will be using to power its attacks.

U-Turn Board and Air Balloon

U-Turn Board is the most important one and you should prioritize getting it out as soon as possible. When discarded from play, it simply returns to your hand.

U-Turn Board and Air Balloon also safely allow you to bring Jirachi in the Active Spot when something is knocked out. Then, you fetch a card using Jirachi’s ability, draw 3 more cards using Oricorio-GX’s ability, and retreat Jirachi using Air Balloon or U-Turn Board.

Lucky Egg and Island Challenge Amulet

When facing 300+ HP VMAXes, there’s no way you can one-shot them with Whimsicott. You will need a second attack, no matter what. In such cases, it’s better to let one Lucky Egg stay on Whimsicott. That way, when it goes down, you’ll at least have more cards in your hand when the second one finishes the VMAX.

Island Challenge Amulet will protect your Oricorio-GX and Dedenne-GX from the Bench by converting them into 1-Prizers.

Extra damage and draw power

Horror Energy will put 2 damage counters on whatever attacks your Whimsicott, meaning you can effectively do 250+20 damage. Dedenne-GX is your Standard staple for drawing more cards, and it doesn’t have to worry about a surprise Boss’s Orders attack because of Island Challenge Amulet.

Horror Energy and draw Pokemon

I do not use Crobat V in my deck, but I’ve seen a lot of Whimsicott decks using it. You often end up in situations where you want more cards without discarding your hand, and Crobat can be useful there.

Utility and control cards

Ordinary Rod is more useful for retrieving discarded or knocked out Pokemon rather than discarded Energies.

Phione and Boss’s Orders will help you pick your matchups easily. Be careful when discarding Boss’s Orders, as you have no way of retrieving it from your Discard pile.


Silvally-GX version of the Whimsicott deck

Here’s the deck that player Arne Van Braeckel used in the recent E and D’s S2 Qualifier #4:

##Pokémon – 18

* 2 Type: Null UNM 183
* 2 Silvally-GX CEC 184
* 4 Cottonee UNM 143
* 1 Dedenne-GX UNB 195
* 3 Jirachi VIV 119
* 1 Latios-GX UNM 78
* 1 Oricorio-GX CEC 95
* 4 Whimsicott VIV 76

##Trainer Cards – 36

* 4 Marnie CPA 56
* 3 Professor’s Research CPA 62
* 2 Boss’s Orders RCL 189
* 4 Great Ball CPA 52
* 4 Quick Ball SSH 179
* 3 Pokémon Communication TEU 152
* 2 Ordinary Rod SSH 171
* 4 U-Turn Board UNM 211
* 4 Island Challenge Amulet CEC 194
* 3 Air Balloon SSH 156
* 2 Lucky Egg SSH 167
* 1 Chaotic Swell CEC 187

##Energy – 6

* 4 Horror Psychic Energy RCL 172
* 2 Psychic Energy Energy 5

Total Cards – 60

Silvally-GX version of the Whimsicott deck

This deck uses Silvally-GX for draw power, and Latios-GX for its Clear Vision GX attack that can counter ADP/Z decks pretty hard.

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