Hello to all members of Omar-Nation. This is Pikkdogs here bringing you the top 10 cards of the new Triumphant set. I have ranked them from 10 to 1, but these ranking aren’t that official. It is really hard to rank cards that aren’t released yet, so the rankings are just a fun thing and aren’t very official. So, now we got that away, lets get into the list.
Coming in at #10 is Nidoking. This card has a lot of upside, but may be a little slow for this format.
It has 140 HP, a lightning resistance, and the “Pheromone Stamina” Poke-Body that gives it an extra 20 HP for every Nidoqueen you have in play. When you combine Nidoking with Nidoqueen RR, you not only get +20 HP but you heal 1 damage counter each turn because of NidoQueen’s “Maternal Comfort” Poke-Body. If you add an expert belt and have 3 NidoQueens in play, Nidoking would have 220 HP. It’s attack also isnt bad, for FFCC “Venomous Horn” does 80 damage and poisons the defending Pokemon. The high HP and lightning resistance will make it hard for any LuxChomp deck to knock out a Nidoking.
But as mentioned, it can be a little slow. It’s attack costs 4 energies (or 3 if one is Double Colorless) which is possible to load up on Nidoking, but it might cause you to sacrifice some prizes. And in this quick 30 +3 format, it could be hard to make a comeback within the time limit. Also, with out Claydol Ge, it will be hard to get out a Nidoking and have a bench full of NidoQueens. It also has a x2 water weakness, which could be problematic with Gyarados SF is as popular as some experts say it will be. And finally, Dialga G Lv.X can shut off all Pokebodies, making Nidoking a lot less intimidating.
This deck could be good if the deck gets some new draw power, but until then it can be hard to get the deck fully set up.