Magdol (TCG)

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Magdol
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Magmortar and Claydol
Types used FireFighting
Major cards Magmortar, Claydol, Magmortar LV.X
Era 2007-2008

Magdol is a deck archetype in the Pokémon Trading Card Game based around Magmortar and Claydol. It was widely used in Play! Pokémon due to its brute strength and uncommon effectiveness against another dominant deck in its format, Gardevoir/Gallade.

Key cards

  • Magmortar - The main attacker for the deck. It has two powerful attacks, Flame Blast and Fireball Bazooka. Flame Blast is effective for heavily damaging the opponent's Active Pokémon, while Fireball Bazooka hits the Bench while still damaging the Active Pokémon. All around, Magmortar is a strong offensive Pokémon.
  • Claydol - Claydol's Poké-Power, Cosmic Power, allows a player to shuffle up to two cards from their hand into their deck, and then draw cards until they have six cards in their hand. In addition to being a good drawing card, it virtually eliminates the need for Supporter cards in the deck. This is beneficial because Gardevoir/Gallade's main strategy revolves around using the opponent's Supporters against them. If Magdol isn't using Supporters, Gardevoir/Gallade's strategy grinds to a halt.
  • Magmortar LV.X - In the deck as a major late-game attacker. If the Magdol player only has one or two Prizes left or needs to Knock Out a key component in their opponent's strategy to win, Magmortar LV.X can come through with a massive 100 damage to any Pokémon in play, which could seal a victory.

Typical deck list

The deck list appearing below is not official; it is meant to represent an average build of the archetype, not specifically constructed for any regional metagame. Being that this is merely an archetype, a player may wish to change any part of this deck when building his or her own version.

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Magmortar LV.X    
Magmortar    
Magmar    
Claydol    
Baltoy    
Pachirisu    
Leftovers T [Tool]  
Cessation Crystal T [Tool]  
Warp Point T  
Night Maintenance T  
Poké Ball T  
Great Ball T  
Pokédex HANDY910is T  
PokéNav T  
PlusPower T  
Crystal Beach T [St]  
Double Rainbow Energy   E  
Scramble Energy   E  
12× Fire Energy   E


Restriction

As the Great Encounters expansion, along with Claydol, has been rotated out of competitive play, the deck is no longer viable.


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