Ultra Prism Deck Tech – Garchomp ULP

Hello everyone, PikaPoster here, and welcome to yet another deck tech post. Today we will be checking out one of my favorite new cards, Garchomp ULP.

Garchomp ULP

Garchomp 150HP [N]

[C][C] Quick Dive
This attack does 50 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokémon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)

[F][C][C] Royal Blades 100+
If you played Cynthia from your hand during this turn, this attack does 100 more damage.

Weakness – [Y]
Resistance – [NONE]
Retreat Cost – [NONE]


Garchomp ULP is a great card. Affordable energy costs and nice damage, paired with a free retreat cost make this card quite nice. It is a stage 2, but there are ways around that. What is really nice is that if you play Cynthia, which is a good card in and of itself, you get a 100 damage bonus. This means 230 with Choice Band, enough to knock out nearly everything in the format.


Cynthia is kind of a given, as the deck needs it to functions properly. However, it is good to play a playset of them, as that lets you hit 6 times with pal pad.

Lance Prism Star

Shh… This card isn’t out yet. It was leaked on PokéBeach in this post. It lets you pull 2 dragon types, which don’t have to be basic out of the deck, as long as one of your Pokémon was knocked out last turn. This means a revenge kill with a 2 fresh Garchomps if you are in a bad spot. Once it comes out, I think it will be a pretty good card.


Lucario is really cool, as it lets you pull any one card you want as long as you have a Garchomp in play. With two or three of them, you have all the draw support you could ever need.

Garchomp BKP

This card is a nice setup Pokémon, since you are already using its line. It allows you reattach your lost DCE, or fighting if you need.

Deck List

For my list I will be playing a 4-2-3/1 line of Gible BKP, Gabite ULP, and Garchomp ULP/BKP. The gibles I am using are fighting type simply because you gan grab them with brooklet hill. Also, you can substitute another Sycamore for the Lance if you want to play this as a currently standard deck.

Pokémon – 16

4 Gible BKP
2 Gabite ULP
3 Garchomp ULP
1 Garchomp BKP
2 Riolu ULP
2 Lucario ULP
2 Tapu Lele-GX / Oranguru

Trainers – 33

4 Cynthia
2 N
1 Sycamore
1 Lance ULP
3 Guzma
1 Brigette

4 Ultra Ball
4 Rare Candy
2 Pal Pad
2 Field Blower
1 Rescue Stretcher
3 Choice Band
2 Float Stone

3 Brooklet Hill

Energy – 11

4 Double Colorless Energy
7 Fighting Energy

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