Forbidden Light Themed Decks – Pokemon Trading Card Game
Last week while away on family vacation, I was able to dive into the themed decks for the latest Pokemon Trading Card Game expansion, Forbidden Light. Although neither of decks incorporate the Prism Star cards, both include a number of cards that will be great for building your own custom decks. Are these decks, on their own, worth playing with? Let’s take a look!
Adapt and win with the Tropical Takedown theme deck! Alolan Exeggutor leads the way with its Tropical Shake attack, and lots of Alolan Pokémon come along to win as a team! This deck helps you make the most of your big attacks—go shake it up with the Tropical Takedown theme deck!
To be fair, most of the Pokemon within this deck use colourless energy, meaning almost any energy card can be applied to any Pokemon. However, there are cards that utilize specific energy types, and if you happen to have placed those on other Pokemon, prior to drawing the one that has a specific requirement, you might be out of luck!
Ultimately, as a card resource, Tropical Takedown is a must own if you are looking for a few trainer cards and specific Pokemon like Alolan Exeggutor. For those looking to start out, this probably isn’t the deck you want to use.
Get sneaky with the Twilight Rogue theme deck! Outnumbered? No problem! Lycanroc does more damage when your opponent’s Bench is full, so use Dusknoir to force your opponent to play more Basic Pokémon. Salazzle and Malamar pull more cards and more Energy—for more ways to win with the Twilight Rogue theme deck!
What makes the Lycnroc deck so much better than the Alolan Exeggutor is its balance of fighting and dark type Pokemon. This deck isn’t a ‘one trick pony,’ nor is it too varied. It fits right in their with what you would want out of your own custom deck: a solid lineup of Pokemon of one type, offset by a few strong Pokemon from another type. This deck does a pretty good job of balancing them both.
Are you excited about picking these up? The themed decks are available now online via the Pokemon Centre, or at your favourite retailer!