Add some firepower to your deck with Charizard-EX. It brings two powerful attacks: Wing Attack for 60 damage and Combustion Blast for a scorching 150. And if that isn't enough damage to take care of your opponent's Pokémon, remember that Charizard-EX can evolve into Mega Charizard-EX, a nearly unstoppable force!
Mega Charizard-EX does one thing, and it does it very well—massive damage. This Fire-type Mega Evolution Pokémon has only one attack, but it's a doozy! Crimson Dive does a devastating 300 damage, enough to topple the most sturdy Pokémon. Crimson Dive does come with a hefty Energy cost, and it does 50 damage to Mega Charizard-EX, but with 220 HP to start with, this Pokémon can take damage nearly as well as it can dish it out.
Because Pokémon-EX are heavily featured in the tournament scene right now, a lot of decks are filled with Basic Pokémon. You can dramatically slow their advances with Pyroar, a Stage 1 Pokémon whose Intimidating Mane Ability protects it from damage done by your opponent's Basic Pokémon. That Xerneas-EX that does 140 damage (XY, 97/146) won't leave a scratch on Pyroar. Pyroar has some bite, too—its Scorching Fang attack does a base 60 damage, with the option to kick it up to 90 if you discard an attached Fire Energy.
There aren't many Lightning-type Pokémon in the XY—Flashfire expansion, but they're all pretty great. Take Magnezone-EX and its Dual Bullet attack, for example. With this attack, you can hit any 2 opposing Pokémon for 50 damage, leaving your opponent with nowhere to hide.
The Stage 2 Dusknoir is definitely a card for players who like to take risks. Dusknoir's Shadow Void Ability sucks up damage counters from your other Pokémon. You can then follow up with its Pain Pellets attack to dish out damage counters to an opposing Pokémon equal to the number of damage counters on Dusknoir. On the one hand, you can heal your other Pokémon and then do up to 120 damage to your opponent's Pokémon! On the other hand, Shadow Void is a one-way street—Dusknoir is stuck with all that damage.
Attacks like Barbaracle's Rock Rush fill Pokémon TCG players with dreams of wild and fun Energy-heavy decks, and for good reason. Rock Rush does 30 damage times the number of Fighting Energy you discard from your hand, meaning there's no Pokémon you couldn't Knock Out if you had enough Energy. More conventional players may instead choose to attack with Boulder Crush, which does 80 damage. Pretty impressive for a Stage 1 Pokémon!
Matching the delicacy of the Pokémon itself, Florges's attacks need only a slight amount of Energy to be effective. First, for a mere Colorless Energy, the Brilliant Search attack lets you seek out any 3 cards from your deck. And for a single Fairy Energy, Florges can do 20 damage on each of your opponent's Pokémon with its Petal Blizzard attack. Those are both small prices to pay for extremely useful attacks!
Like the Fire-type version, the Dragon-type Mega Charizard-EX has a furious attack that does an incredible 300 damage in Wild Blaze. Wild Blaze has a pretty hefty Energy requirement, and you must discard 5 cards off the top of your deck. But when you start Knocking Out your opponent's Pokémon each turn, those drawbacks will probably be of little concern as you march toward victory.
If you're in need of a Pokémon that can weather a protracted battle, look no further than Goodra. Not only does it have an impressive 150 HP, its Gooey Regeneration Ability lets you heal 60 damage by discarding an Energy attached to Goodra. And its Heavy Whip attack isn't too shabby: 80 or 120 damage, depending on a coin flip.
Give a boost to all the excellent Fire-type Pokémon in the XY—Flashfire expansion with the Blacksmith Supporter card. It lets you pull 2 Fire Energy cards from your discard pile and attach them to one of your Fire-type Pokémon. A lot of the attacks on Fire-type Pokémon not only have high Energy requirements but also make you discard Energy when you use them. Use Blacksmith to recharge!
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