Forbidden Light Deck Tech – Greninja-GX

Hello everybody, PikaPoster here, and welcome to the latest installation in the Forbidden Light deck tech series. Today we will be looking at a new top tier card, Greninja-GX.


Greninja-GX 230HP [W]

[ABILITY] Shuriken Flurry
When you play this Pokémon from your hand to evolve 1 of your Pokémon during your turn, you may put 3 damage counters on 1 of your opponent’s Pokémon.

[W][C][C] Haze Slash 110
You may shuffle this Pokémon and all cards attached to it into your deck.

[W][C][C] Shadowy Hunter-GX
This attack does 130 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokémon. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.) (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

Weakness – [G] x2
Resistance – [NONE]
Retreat Cost – [C][C]


Similar to the Crobat and Golbat cards from XY – Phantom Forces, Greninja-GX and Frogadier both have abilities that do damage upon evolving. This means that the two lists will be fairly similar, with an easy to set up attacker, and a heavy line of the ninja frogs.


The most common partner for Greninja-GX is Zoroark. It has a great attack that does a reasonable amount of damage for a single DCE, as well as a great ablility to cycle through your deck.

Acerola / Super Scoop Up

Acerola and Super Scoop Up are both cards that allow you to scoop a Greninja-GX back into your hand. This means that you can reuse the ability, without having to power up a Greninja-GX. Super Scoop up is much less viable, however, since it requires a coin flip.

Deck List

The list for this deck is very steamlined. It needs very few techs, mainly just Mew-EX for Buzzwole. A 4-4 line of Zoroark-Gx is fairly mandatory, although a baby Zoroark could be a viable option. Greninja-GX only needs about a 3-3-3 line, since you won’t have much bench space anyway, with all of the Zoroark. Here is the printable deck.

Pokémon – 20

4 Zorua
4 Zoroark-GX
3 Froakie FLI 22
3 Frogadier FLI
3 Greninja-GX
1 Mew-EX
2 Tapu Lele-GX

Trainers – 33

3 Cynthia
3 N
3 Guzma
3 Brigette
2 Acerola
1 Mallow

4 Ultra Ball
2 Timer Ball
4 Puzzle of Time
3 Choice Band
2 Float Stone
1 Field Blower
1 Rescue Stretcher

1 Brooklet Hill

Energy – 7

3 Water Energy
4 Double Colorless Energy

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