A strategy to keep your opponent guessing
Since the early days of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, most decks have taken a straightforward approach: put as much Energy into play as possible, and then attack with a Pokémon that does a lot of damage using that Energy. Rain Dance was the Ability that best powered this approach in the past; today, it’s found a new champion in Baxcalibur’s Super Cold Ability.
This Ability forms the basis of Baxcalibur’s synergy with Chien-Pao ex, uniting them into a torrential twosome that has been making waves since the release of Scarlet & Violet—Paldea Evolved. The duo even had a successful debut at the North America International Championships.
Now, let’s take a look at exactly how Chien-Pao ex and Baxcalibur come together in this competitive deck. Check out the full breakdown here.