Yo mates, it’s ZapdosTCG again, and in this TCG Park article, we will be checking out Tord Reklev’s winning decklist from Peoria! The Peoria regionals concluded in Lost Zone Box, winning the event. The Lost Zone Box always seemed super fragile and a bit slow, but this consistent version of the deck is something else. Let’s take a closer look at the 60 winning cards to see what pushed the archetype over the edge.
Key TCG Cards
First of all, you see that the deck’s engine is Comfey. Comfey with Flower selecting allows you to look at the top 2 cards of the deck if it’s in the active position. Then we can put one card in hand and one card in the Lost Zone.
The Lost Zone is a place of no return. It’s pretty much a discard pile that no cards can get back from, and it’s located above your prize cards.
Why do we want cards in the Lost Zone?
The attackers in the deck require you to have a specific number of cards in the Lost Zone.
Sableye is actually the star of the deck. It allows you to spread 12 damage counters wherever you want on the opponent’s board. You can use it for 1 Psychic Energy as soon as you have ten or more cards in the Lost Zone. You might think, ten cards, that’s a lot. Well, that’s where you’re wrong this deck can really do it quite quickly because of all the switching cards in the deck.
We have 18 switching cards in the deck, allowing us to circle between our Comfeys an insane amount. The best one is Scoop Up net.
With Scoop Up Net, you can reset a Comfey by putting it back in your hand. This allows you to reuse Flower Selecting a bunch. We also have Switch Cart, which is actually a better Switch for this deck, as all of our Pokemon are basic. Sometimes you can even heal of specific damage like attacks from Regieleki or Quick Shooting damage.
Then there’s Escape Rope. Escape Rope helps against 1 Empoleon V and is a way to switch to other Comfeys. Path to the Peak can help if the opponent has 2 Empoleon V in play. I also like Escape Rope as it has some synergy with Cross Switcher. And Cross Switcher is our only way of gusting with this deck. You don’t actually need more, as Sableye spreads damage around.
We also have more ways to get cards in the Lost Zone quicker, so we can attack with Sableye ASAP.
We have Colress’s Experiment, which allows you to look at the top 5 cards of the deck. We can select 3 to go to the hand and 3 to the Lost Zone. This will open the door to Cramorant on turn 1 going second or make you use Sableye quicker. Also, Path to the Peak, in combination with Lost Vacuum, can help with that. The Vacuum is excellent since it can get two cards in the Lost Zone really quickly. And will allow you to get rid of your Path to the Peak when you need Radiant Charizard. I’ll talk more about that card shortly.
First, let’s check out the other supporters in the deck. The remaining ones are Marnie, to have some hand disruption against other Lost Zone decks and Klara.
Radiant Charizard is our heavy hitter in the late game. If you have spread your damage well with Sableye, the Radiant Charizard can easily clean up with Combustion Blast. The attack does 250 damage for 1 energy if the opponent has taken 4 prize cards. So taking 4 prize cards is not unheard of with Radiant Charizard. Just remember that Path to the Peak must be removed from play in order to attack with Radiant Charizard. So keep at least of Lost Vacuum for that scenario.
Manaphy in the deck is a must. Radiant Greninja is included in many top Pokemon TCG decks like Giratina VSTAR, Goodra VSTAR and Palkia VSTAR. So we really need some bench protection, or we will instantly lose the game. That’s why this deck is running 2 copies of the deck. The deck is not running Quick Ball to find it, so you will either need to get it on turn one with Battle VIP Pass or draw into it.
Oranguru is Tord Reklev’s favorite card. It can allow you to dig one card deeper with Primate Wisdom or protect yourself from upcoming Marnies. You can swap the top card of your deck with a card from the hand. It is also super nice to put a terrible late-game card like a Battle VIP pass on top, so Flower Selecting can put it in the Lost Zone. Quite a fantastic card, indeed.
Tord Reklev's Lost Zone Box decklist
Underneath you can see Tord Reklev’s winning Lost Zone Box decklist:
|Pokémon - 13|
|4 Comfey LOR 79|
|3 Sableye LOR 70|
|2 Cramorant LOR 50|
|2 Manaphy BRS 41|
|1 Radiant Charizard PGO 11|
|1 Oranguru SSH 148|
|Trainer Cards -41|
|4 Colress's Experiment LOR 155|
|2 Marnie CPA 56|
|2 Klara CRE 145|
|4 Battle VIP Pass FST 225|
|4 Fog Crystal CRE 140|
|4 Cross Switcher FST 230|
|4 Scoop Up Net RCL 165|
|4 Switch Cart ASR 154|
|4 Escape Rope BST 125|
|3 Lost Vacuum LOR 162|
|2 Air Balloon SSH 156|
|4 Path to the Peak CRE 148|
|Energy - 6|
|4 Psychic Energy 5|
|2 Fire Energy 2|
So let’s talk about its matchup spread in the current metagame.
- Giratina VSTAR (Lost Zone Engine)
- Hisuian Zoroark VSTAR
- Arceus VSTAR / Giratina VSTAR
- Palkia VSTAR
- Mew VMAX
- Arceus VSTAR / Flying
- Pikachu VMAX
- Goodra VSTAR
The Regi deck is also unfavored after doing some testing. Getting Manaphy on board is really important, or you will lose some Comfeys instantly. Sableye has low hit points, and if the Regigigas player is playing the 130HP Regieleki, it’s also not going to end well. They can OHKO, while you can not KO anything in return and then Scoop Up Net removes all the damage. This is a difficult one-prize matchup that you’d rather not see.
And that’s it, mates! This has been my overview of Tord Reklev’s first-place Lost Zone Box deck. I personally think it’s a super consistent, simple 60. You can have some spicy tech includes like Galarian Zigzagoon and Choice Belt, but that will lower consistency. Definitely a nice starting list for people that want to try the Lost Zone engine. If you what to buy any products from the Lost Origin set or any other sets, you are in the right place! TCG Park has a lot of products to offer for an excellent price! They are shipping products all over Europe! You can also pre-order the upcoming set Silver Tempest here at TCG Park!
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