Hello everybody, and welcome to my first post for quite a while. Today we will be reviewing the Lost Thunder expansion and I will pick out what I think are the ten best cards from the set.
Today I will have just one honourable mention. I don’t want to go into a bunch of nearly equal Pokémon that I somehow have to fit in, so this will be a single card spot. I couldn’t quite fit Mimikyu-GX into the top ten, so it will sit here. Mimikyu has a very powerful attack that pairs extremely well with cards like Decidueye and Giratina.
This card has possibly my favourite ability in the game. Some people might deny this card being very good, but I like my Stage 2 Pokémon, and this is one of the greatest support cards for Stage 2 Pokémon there is. A simple 1-1 line of this in any Stage 2 deck that runs Rare Candy will improve it tenfold.
Zebstrika has some quality draw support. With cards like Magcargo and Mallow that allow you to choose what to put on top of your deck, you can get the perfect hand in no time. This card is a good budget substitute for Zoroark-GX and works well if you dislike using GX Pokémon as support cards.
I never took a close look at this card until recently, and in doing so I discovered how powerful this card is. For a single energy, yes, just one, you can deal a solid 60 damage as well as discarding a Special Energy card. It even has a powerful attack in Leaf Cyclone, which can keep Sceptile’s energy down in case he is KO’d and can provide a nice combo with Acerola.
7. Jumpluff (Lost March)
This slot not only houses Jumpluff but all of the cards for the Lost March deck. It is Night March in Standard, and with all of the Lost Zone support in the new expansions, I would not be at all surprised if it became top tier very quickly.
6. Professor Elm’s Lecture
This is the supporter we’ve all been waiting for. No longer will we have to play Pokémon Fan Club or some odd Apricorn Maker / Nest Ball combo. This is Brigette in Standard, yes, this is 3 Zoruas at your slightest whim.
With lots of psychic types running around with Malamar, psychic support is not underappreciated in the current format. This card does well in spread, does well in Psychic box, and is just an all-around fantastic card.
This card is the ultimate package. It gives free retreat to Rayquaza, does great damage, and has an amazing GX attack. It is Darkrai-EX, Buzzwole-GX, and Turtonator-GX all in one. The only issue is that Buzzwole destroys this card, but other than that, this is a solid card.
3. Ditto Prism Star
Alright, here we are in the top three. I don’t believe Ditto Prism Star is the best card on this list, hence it being number three, but it will certainly be one of the most played. It has one of the best abilities in the game and allows you to play Stage 1 techs much more freely than you used to.
2. Alolan Ninetales-GX
Alolan Ninetales-GX is insane. With the ability to grab any two item cards from the deck, as well as a decent regular and GX attack, this card can do great things for a deck. It even has the tool of Alolan Vulpix, which can grab its evolution as well as any other Pokémon for free. I myself have used this card more than I probably should, and I love this as a Pokémon and as a card.
1. Blacephalon-GX / Naganadel
This is the best combo from Lost Thunder. Naganadel can accelerate energy immensely quickly and Blacephalon-GX does just stupid amounts of damage with Mind Blown. Burst-GX is a nice way to end the game, or just charge up a Pokémon. This is certainly a top-tier deck and I certainly expect to see great things from it in the future.