Eggs Are Still Good For You! (Update to: Alolan Exeggutor/Smeargle)

Last week a scientific study was released saying that an egg a day is good for you. As someone who will regularly eat half a dozen a day (3 scrambled for breakfast and 3 deviled eggs for lunch), I sure hope this is true.

Anyway, if it’s not true in the real world, then I’m finding it to be true in the world of Pokemon. I’ve re-tweaked the Alolan Exeggutor deck I made, and I’m loving it! I found I was under-utilizing Smeargle, and am running 8 different types of energy. There’s 6 grass and 3 psychic so I can power up my attackers, but the rest are all one-offs. I find this way, I’m able to max out Tropic Shake much earlier in the game.

Another major change is moving from Zoroark-GX to Tapu Lele-GX. [Hat tip to 21times who came up with the idea.] Eggs are meant to be more of a quick deck and wasting resources to evolve Zoro wasn’t really worth it. Additionally Lele gives more flexibility. I’ve found that I used it for a well timed Guzma just as much as draw supporters.

There’s a couple of other minor changes, but I’m pretty happy with this deck. It works best against GX decks, because it takes a single energy, hits for 120 damage (or sometimes less), and is hard to KO.

I wasn’t going to update this deck, but I just came off a streak of winning 4 of 5 games. The last was against Gardevoir GX, which struggled to put enough energy to KO the Eggs. It was a hysterical match, because normally Gardy feeds off the energy you put on your own pokes, but with my single energy attackers it fell flat on its face.

This deck is so much fun, I highly recommend it.


****** Pokémon Trading Card Game Deck List ******

##Pokémon - 17

* 1 Smeargle BKT 123
* 4 Exeggcute FLI 1
* 4 Alolan Exeggutor FLI 2
* 2 Tapu Lele-GX GRI 60
* 3 Trubbish GRI 50
* 3 Garbodor GRI 51

##Trainer Cards - 28

* 2 Mysterious Treasure FLI 113
* 2 Sophocles BUS 123
* 1 Gladion CIN 95
* 2 Rescue Stretcher GRI 130
* 2 Brigette BKT 134
* 4 Cynthia UPR 119
* 2 Field Blower GRI 125
* 1 Guzma BUS 115
* 4 Ultra Ball SLG 68
* 3 N FCO 105
* 3 Professor Sycamore PHF 101
* 2 Counter Catcher CIN 91

##Energy - 15

* 1 Fighting Energy 6
* 1 Darkness Energy 7
* 1 Water Energy 3
* 1 Fairy Energy Energy 9
* 6 Grass Energy 1
* 3 Psychic Energy 5
* 1 Metal Energy 8
* 1 Fire Energy 2

Total Cards - 60

****** Deck List Generated by the Pokémon TCG Online www.pokemon.com/TCGO ******