Metagross-GX Deck List – Pokemon TCGO hub

Looking for a powerful deck featuring a tank that can consistently deal heavy damage and deny prizes by abusing Max Potion? Try Metagross-GX!

Metagross-GX main attack, Giga Hammer, does 150 damage (180 with Choice Bandenough to OHKO a Tapu Lele/Bulu/Koko/Fini, Darkrai, Necrozma, and more). As with most other GXs main, powerful attacks, theres a downside. Like with Lapras-GX and Ho-Oh-GX, Metagross cant use Giga Hammer the following turn.

Metagross Strategy

The strategy here is to get multiple Metagross set up (ideally 3. 4 may be a little overkill but if you do manage it, awesomesauce), and after you attack with Giga Hammer, retreat Metagross into another (paying the full 3 energy retreat cost) and use all of your Metagross Geotech System ability to grab an energy from the discard and attach it to your new Active Metagross.

After youve retreated your Metagross and discarded its energy, throw a Max Potion to fully heal it without penalty! Seeing how Metagross has a whopping 250 HP, itll take your opponent a while to knock it out (unless theyre running your weakness: Volcanion).

If youre in a pickle where you only have 1 Metagross up and are stuck where you cant retreat into another one, you can always throw down a Pokemon Ranger to nullify the effect, or do a Guzma play to get your Metagross out of the Active. If you dont have an energy to attach to your now-Active Lele/Vulpix/Beldum/Metang, use your one Metagross Geotech System to move a discarded energy up, retreat, and attack again!

Lastly, Metagross GX attack, Algorithm GX, only costs 1 colorless energy. It allows you to search for up to 5 cards from your deck and put them into your hand. If youre stuck and dont have enough energy attached, it can be a life-saver. Unfortunately youre just asking your opponent to play an N (which if youre stuck anyway, may not be so bad.nah, it is).

Strengths

Now that Gardevoir-GX is looking to one of the best decks, Metagross may see some more playas Gardevoir is weak to metal. Both the Alolan Ninetales-GX and baby (non-GX) Alolan Ninetales are also seeing some play and are fortunately weak to Metal, too. Unfortunately the baby Ninetales is immune to all damage from GXs and EXs, so youll need to attack with a Metang. If you see your opponents playing Ninetales, make sure not to Rare Candy all of your Beldums.

Weaknesses

But beware, Metagross players, Volcanion-EX is still a very popular deck and can eat Metagross alive. Fortunately you can still survive if you get set up fast. Fortunately a Giga Hammer plus Choice Band is enough to OHKO a Volcanion-EX, but not a Turtonator-GX or Ho-Oh-GX, which many Volcanion users are adding.

****** Pokémon Trading Card Game Deck List ******

##Pokémon 16

* 4 Beldum GRI 83
* 3 Metang GRI 84
* 4 Metagross-GX GRI 85
* 2 Tapu Lele-GX GRI 60
* 3 Alolan Vulpix GRI 21

##Trainer Cards 34

* 1 Rescue Stretcher GRI 130
* 1 Skyla BKP 122
* 3 Rare Candy SUM 129
* 1 Pokémon Ranger STS 113
* 2 Guzma BUS 115
* 4 Professor Sycamore BKP 107
* 1 Karen PR-XY XY177
* 1 Brigette BKT 134
* 1 Teammates PRC 141
* 3 Field Blower GRI 125
* 4 Ultra Ball SUM 135
* 3 N FAC 105
* 3 Choice Band GRI 121
* 1 Float Stone BKT 137
* 3 VS Seeker PHF 109
* 2 Max Potion GRI 128

##Energy 10

* 1 Psychic Energy 5
* 9 Metal Energy 8

Total Cards 60

Metagross / Necrozma

With the release of Burning Shadows, one interesting tech card to add to Metagross is Necrozma-GX.

Since Metagross ability works with both Metal and Psychic energies, teching in a powerful Psychic attackeris a great idea. This helps with both Metagross Fire weakness and to have an easier time with Psychic-weak decks like Espeon-GX and Garbodor.

Necrozmas attackPrismatic Burstcosts 3 colorless energies and does 10 base damage and discards all Psychic energy attached, plus 60x each Psychic energy discarded. With 3 Psychic energy, Necrozma-GX does 190 damage, or 220 with Choice Band. Even though the Psychic energy gets discarded, Metagross can get the energy back from the discard.

All you need is 2 Metagross and a manual attachment, or even better3 Metagross to attack non-stop. If youre up against a Stage 2 GX with 240 or 250 HP, just attach 4 Psychic to Necrozma with a Choice Band and it can OHKO anything. Another tactic with Necrozma is to attach a Metal energy that wont get discarded (but will decrease its damage by 60) to ensure you can get an attack off with only 1 or 2 Metagross.

Necrozmas GX attack Black Ray GX does a flat 100 damage to each of your opponents Pokemon-EX and -GX (not affected by Weakness or Resistance). If youre up against a full bench of EXs and GXs, Black Ray GX can spread up to 600 damage!

Its also worth noting that Necrozmas Lights End ability makes him immune to damage from Colorless Pokemon (but only damage, not effects), like Drampa-GX and Tauros-GX. Keep in mind Necrozmas weak to Psychic and has 180 HP, so Garbodor can make quick work of him.

In my deck example below, I only have 1 Necrozma-GX, but you may want to consider cutting another card to add in another Necrozma (like a Metang, Vulpix, or Field Blower).

****** Pokémon Trading Card Game Deck List ******

##Pokémon 16

* 4 Beldum GRI 83
* 3 Metang GRI 84
* 4 Metagross-GX GRI 85
* 1 Necrozma-GX BUS 63
* 2 Tapu Lele-GX GRI 60
* 2 Alolan Vulpix GRI 21

##Trainer Cards 30

* 1 Rescue Stretcher GRI 130
* 1 Skyla BKP 122
* 3 Rare Candy SUM 129
* 4 Professor Sycamore BKP 107
* 1 Brigette BKT 134
* 2 Field Blower GRI 125
* 2 Guzma BUS 115
* 4 Ultra Ball SUM 135
* 3 N FAC 105
* 3 Choice Band GRI 121
* 1 Float Stone BKT 137
* 3 VS Seeker PHF 109
* 2 Max Potion GRI 128

##Energy 14

* 6 Psychic Energy 5
* 8 Metal Energy 8

Total Cards 60

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