Hello hello! This is PikaPoster, bringing you your daily dose of jank. Today I have built what can only be described as a monstrosity—a deck that uses Single Strike Tepig to deal 300+ damage in a single hit! Tepig truly is the slayer of Vmax Pokémon we all needed.
Single Strike Tepig
You heard me right folks, Tepig is our main attacker. With the all-powerful Ram and Combustion attacks, he can deal a handy 50 damage for only 3 Energy! Jokes aside, the main combo here could be done by any Basic single-prize Grass or Fire-type Single Strike Pokémon, but none do it quite as well as Tepig. The trick here is to mix this adorable swine with Sunflora and a Single Strike Scroll of the Fanged Dragon to deal massive damage for absolutely no energy at all! Sunflora allows all of your Grass and Fire type Pokémon to use their attacks for free, and when Tepig has a Scroll attached, he can hit for 300 damage for free, completely circumventing the insane 5 Energy cost.
The Other Cards
Tepig might be ferocious on its own, but even the fiercest fighters need a little help every now and then. This deck is heavily combo reliant, so get ready for a lot of support cards.
Sunflora & Single Strike Scroll of the Fanged Dragon
These two cards make up the main combo of the deck. Sunflora allows Tepig to use its attacks for no Energy cost, which comes in handy when you need 5 of them to attack. For this reason, we play a semi-thick Sunflora line, as well as a playset of both Twin and Triple Acceleration Energy to charge Sunflora’s Solar Power attack. The Scroll is the other combo piece necessary for this Single Strike Tepig deck to function, and it provides a devastating Superstrong Slash that deals a whopping 300 damage.
Single Strike Supporters & Welcoming Lantern
Because this deck is already so heavily Single Strike-based, I decided to play a Single Strike Supporter package as the main draw and damage engine. I play 4 Bruno instead of Professor’s Research for draw, and a single copy of Karen’s conviction to bolster our damage output just that little tad to OHKO every Vmax in the format. Additionally, the list plays 2 Welcoming Lantern as a slightly restricted VS Seeker for the deck.
Other Damage Boosters
While the deck does play a single Karen’s Conviction, sometimes other damage-increasing power is needed. Here is the reason that we play Tepig as opposed to other Single Strikers; Emboar provides a potent 30 damage boost with just a Rare Candy, and it can still work as an attacker. The other card we play is Single Strike Energy at 2 to hit over those 320 HP threats like Shadow Rider Calyrex Vmax and Rayquaza Vmax.
Interestingly enough, Scorbunny and Cinderace would be another viable option for this deck in place of Tepig and Emboar, as they both have extremely similar abilities and typings. However, I went with Tepig due to its higher HP.
After all that explanation, you probably want to see just what monstrosity I cooked up today. Well, look no further, because today I present to you a Single Strike Tepig deck! As per usual, here’s the Pikadeck link for the deck.
Pokémon – 15
Trainers – 35
2 Boss’s Orders
1 Karen’s Conviction
4 Quick Ball
4 Level Ball
2 Evolution Incense
2 Rare Candy
2 Welcoming Lantern
1 Rescue Carrier
4 Single Strike Scroll of the Fanged Dragon
3 Tower of Darkness
Energy – 10
4 Twin Energy
4 Triple Acceleration Energy
2 Single Strike Energy
Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed this wacky deck, you might be interested in this crazy Amazing Rare Zamazenta deck I built a while back.