Updated: Jan 26, 2022
****** Pokémon Trading Card Game Deck List ****** ##Pokémon - 19 * 1 Crobat V DAA 182 * 3 Glaceon V EVS 40 * 4 Sobble CRE 41 * 4 Drizzile SSH 56 * 1 Inteleon SSH 58 * 3 Inteleon CRE 43 * 3 Glaceon VMAX EVS 41 ##Trainer Cards - 33 * 3 Boss's Orders RCL 154 * 4 Evolution Incense SSH 163 * 2 Capacious Bucket RCL 156 * 4 Quick Ball FST 237 * 4 Melony CRE 146 * 4 Galar Mine RCL 160 * 4 Level Ball BST 129 * 2 Scoop Up Net RCL 165 * 1 Snow Leaf Badge EVS 159 * 3 Marnie CPA 56 * 2 Professor's Research CEL 23 ##Energy - 8 * 2 Capture Energy DAA 201 * 6 Water Energy Energy 3 Total Cards - 60 ****** Deck List Generated by the Pokémon TCG Online www.pokemon.com/TCGO ******
Glaceon VMAX is a tank of a Pokemon and I really wanted to highlight the Ability in the best way possible. The Ability reads almost exactly like Zamazenta so being able to KO V Pokemon quickly was at the top of my priority list. Another priority was to have enough outs to get around Path to the Peak, which can be disastrous for this deck.
In crafting the list, I needed to make sure I was as consistent as I could possibly be. Crushing Hammer is so tough for this deck because in order to get a T2 Glaceon, you need two turns of attaching and one Melony. If you miss any of those pieces, you'll have to wait ANOTHER turn, which is not ideal given Glaceon's relatively low output compared to most of the other VMAX decks. So, 4 Melony were crucial!
I opted for the Inteleon line to give me the most flexibility. I have seen some lists forgoing Inteleon and trying to play only Glaceons but I feel like you give up a ton of consistency. In an ideal game, you'd play two Inteleon and two Glaceon. Sometimes you can get utility out of a third or fourth Drizzile or Inteleon because of Scoop Up Net, so watch for plays where you can scoop up one of your own Pokemon to force the opponent to KO two Glaceon VMAX to take their prizes!
Unfortunately, Glaceon has too many things working against it - the aforementioned Crushing Hammer and Path to the Peak, but also any deck that can attack consistently with a one or two prize Pokemon, like the Urshifu decks or RS Malamar.
FlexDaddy Playability Index (Out of 5)
Portability ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Affordability ⭐⭐⭐
The deck receives high marks for portability as Melony and the Inteleon engine are great things to have on hand and transfer well to other decks! Overall, this is a middle of the road deck that's at it's best when players are not expecting it.