Cofagrigas Giratina from Lost Thunder

Hello readers – just want to briefly touch on a new archetype coming out of the Lost Thunder expansion set.

Cofagrigus – Psychic – HP120
Stage 1 – Evolves from Yamask

[P][C] Soul Juggling: 10+ damage. Discard as many of your Benched Pokemon as you like. This attack does 30 more damage for each Benched Pokemon you discarded in this way.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 3

Giratina – Psychic – HP130
Basic Pokemon

Ability: Torn Door
Once during your turn (before you attack), if this Pokemon is in your discard pile, you may play it onto your Bench. Then, put 1 damage counter on 2 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon.

[P][P][C] Shadow Impact: 130 damage. Put 4 damage counters on 1 of your Pokemon.

Weakness: Darkness (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-20)
Retreat: 3

So the synergy here is pretty clear: discard Giratina’s with Soul Juggling, bring Giratina’s back with Torn Door, discard Giratina’s with Soul Juggling, bring back Giratina’s with Soul Juggling, wash, rinse, repeat.

Here’s my table of how much total damage you potentially could do per turn (remember that some of the damage has to go on a Pokemon other than the active):

Here’s a link to a video giving a little more detail and explanation about how this combo will work: