Regidrago Deck — The Energetic Dragon Golem!

Hello everyone, this is PikaPoster from PikaPost. If there’s one thing that I love in a Pokémon deck, it’s a super-powerful one-prize attacker, and the new Regidrago deck from Evolving Skies fits that bill to a tee. Get ready for a burst of adrenaline, because this deck is infused with sheer Dragon Energy!

Regidrago

Regidrago Card

If there ever was a menacing Pokémon, this dragon-plated golem would take the cake for the most. In terms of raw power, Regidrago is nearly unmatched, dealing a whopping 240 damage with Dragon Energy while at full health. However, this attack does have two detrimental factors to contend with. First is the side effect of the attack. Dragon Energy may do 240 damage, but it does 20 less for each damage counter on it. This means that with just a single Inteleon Quick Shooting, the attack is already down to 200, missing the OHKO on several regular V Pokémon like Zacian and basically everything that isn’t Crobat. However, while Inteleon can pester the golem, it does not aim to one-shot most threats, nor does it aim to stay on the field for more than one attack. In a post-rotation format without ADP, Regidrago can trade 2 for 3 against most, if not all Vmax decks in the format.

The next, and more pressing issue we face is the energy cost of Dragon Energy. While the damage output is nice, 2 Grass and 1 Fire energy is less than easy to come by. Fortunately, we have cards in the format specifically for this type of situation, namely Cherrim and Raihan.

The Other Cards

Because Dragon Energy is rather clunky and costly on its own, the Regidrago deck requires several combo cards to work properly.

Cherrim Engine

Cherrim card for Regidrago comboTraining Court card for Cherrim and Regidrago combo

The main engine of the deck, Cherrim gives you the ability to attach as many Grass Energy as you like from your hand to your non-Rule Box Pokémon—that’s Regidrago. To assure that we always have energy in our hand, the deck also plays cards such as Training Court and Energy Retrieval, allowing the deck to get back your discarded Energy after it’s lost. Lastly, the deck plays 2 copies of Raihan, a true cornerstone of single-prize decks and a full attachment in one card.

Ludicolo

Possibly the most innovative combo in the deck, this Ludicolo truly shoots this card’s power level to the moon. Lombre’s Top Entry, when combined with Oranguru and Level Ball, gets you a free Stage 1 on your bench, and Ludicolo adds a truly ridiculous 100 damage to the attacks of your Basic Pokémon: Regidrago. With Dragon Energy’s base 240 damage in mind, a Ludicolo-boosted attack will OHKO literally anything in the format. This combo is somewhat inconsistent, so I will provide options for a more consistent two-shot list.

Rally Back

I really don’t know what TPCi was thinking printing the exact same card, but worse in Tropius, but with difficult energy costs and lower HP, Tropius really doesn’t do much for this deck. Its only strengths are a Fire weakness compared to the atrocity which is Kangaskhan’s Fighting, and its single-energy retreat cost. Use whichever you want; this deck really just needs a quick 120 every now and then to finish off KOs.

The Apples

These little guys are one of my favourite techs in the list. Because they use the same energy as Regidrago, they have very usable and powerful attacks. Flapple can do crazy damage against Ability decks like Shadow Rider and Rayquaza Vmax, as well as a simple 160 against Pokémon V. Appletun, on the other hand, works well against Single Strike decks, as well has has the same second attack for 160 against V’s.

The Regidrago Deck Lists

Because the Ludicolo tech is so ridiculous in this Regidrago deck, I have provided two versions of the list for your enjoyment.

Ludicolo Version

Here’s the link for the Ludicolo Version.

Pokémon – 18

4 Regidrago
3 Cherubi
3 Cherrim
3 Lombre
3 Ludicolo
2 Oranguru

Trainers – 30

3 Professor’s Research
3 Marnie
3 Bruno
2 Boss’s Orders
2 Raihan

4 Quick Ball
4 Level Ball
1 Pokémon Communication
2 Energy Retrieval
2 Scoop Up Net / Switch
1 Ordinary Rod

3 Training Court

Energy – 12

8 Grass Energy
4 Fire Energy

Consistent Version

Here’s the link for the Consistent Version.

Pokémon – 16

4 Regidrago
3 Cherubi
3 Cherrim
1 Applin
1 Flapple
1 Appletun
2 Kangaskhan / Tropius
1 Crobat V

Trainers – 32

3 Professor’s Research
3 Bruno
3 Marnie
3 Boss’s Orders
2 Raihan

4 Quick Ball
2 Level Ball
2 Pokémon Communication
2 Energy Retrieval
3 Switch
1 Ordinary Rod

4 Training Court

Energy – 12

8 Grass Energy
4 Fire Energy

Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed this deck, then you might be interested in my previous post, this crazy Leafeon Vmax deck from Evolving Skies.

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