Searching Standard: Blissey EX

Mike Likes
June 27, 2024


Hello and welcome to another episode of Searching Standard, where each and every week I look for new, innovative decks for you to play in Standard. This week, I'm looking at a deck that was recently featured on the YouTube channel of LittleDarkFury. It features Blissey ex TWM 134, who has an impressive 300 HP. It can soak up a ton of damage and keep fighting. Let's get started by taking a look at the deck list.

Blissey EXLittleDarkFury Blissey ex 134 Chansey 113 Farigiraf ex 108 Girafarig 83 Munkidori 95 Arven 166 Boss’s Orders 172 Cheren's Care 134 Earthen Vessel 163 Energy Loto 140 Fighting Au Lait 181 Hero's Cape 152 Iono 185 Nest Ball 84 Pokégear 3.0 186 Professor's Research 190 Rigid Band 165 Switch 194 Technical Machine: Turbo Energize 179 Ultra Ball 196 Darkness Energy 97 Double Turbo Energy 151 Psychic Energy 95


Blissey ex TWM 134 is the star of this deck. Having 300 HP means it can usually withstand a hit or two. Attaching Hero's Cape TEF 152 gives it an additional 100 HP, making it even more resilient. Blissey ex TWM 134 also has the Happy Switch Ability, which allows you to move Basic Energy from one Pokemon to another, so attacking generally won't be a problem. Speaking of attacking, Blissey ex TWM 134's Return attack not only deals 180 damage, but it also acts as a means of refilling your hand up to a minimum of six cards. You could say that Blissey ex TWM 134 is a well-rounded Pokemon.

By using Munkidori TWM 95's Adrena-Brain Ability, you can move up to three damage counters from one of your Pokemon to one of your opponent's Pokemon. Doing this does require Munkidori TWM 95 to have a Darkness Energy attached to it, which can often be accomplished with the help of Blissey ex TWM 134's Happy Switch Ability. Funnel away some of the damage taken by Blissey ex TWM 134, and put it on your opponent's Pokemon in whatever way suits you best.


Farigiraf ex TEF 108 is a great counter to decks relying on Raging Bolt ex TEF 123. With Farigiraf ex TEF 108's Armor Tail Ability, any damage dealt to it by an opponent's Basic Pokemon ex will be prevented. There's only a single copy of Farigiraf ex TEF 108, since it's more of a silver bullet card, but you can also consider it to be a backup attacker, as its Dirty Beam attack is capable of dealing a bit of damage.


Helping to keep Blissey ex TWM 134 in the game longer is Cheren's Care BRS 134. By placing Blissey ex TWM 134 and all cards attached to it into your hand, you deny your opponent the chance to Knock it Out and take their Prize cards. Plus, it can be pretty easy to replay Blissey ex TWM 134 and move Basic Energy to it, allowing it to attack right away, if needed. Fighting Au Lait PAL 181 also helps keep Blissey ex TWM 134 in the fight longer by healing some damage. Finally, instead of healing damage, why not try to prevent it from happening instead? With a Rigid Band MEW 165 attached, the Stage 1 Pokemon it is attached to will take 30 less damage from your opponent's attacks.


This batch of cards help you find and attach the Energy you need for this deck to run smoothly. Once you have the Energy in play, remember to keep it in the game by using Blissey ex TWM 134's Happy Switch Ability. As long as the Basic Energy in this deck doesn't hit your discard pile, you'll always be able to move it to a Pokemon that can use it.


When you play Arven SVI 166, you can find an Item and a Pokemon Tool from your deck to put into your hand. While there are a lot of Items you can choose from, you'll generally want to choose Hero's Cape TEF 152 first for the Pokemon Tool you get. After that, your next best choice is to get the Technical Machine: Turbo Energize PAR 179. Playing Iono PAL 185 can help you shake up a stale hand, but it can also mess up your opponent's plans and slow down their momentum if they are ahead on taking Prize cards.


By playing Boss’s Orders PAL 172, you can usually switch in a Pokemon from your opponent's Bench that you can Knock Out with a single attack, resulting in Prize cards for you. Professor's Research SVI 190 is a great card to play after you've played all of the cards from your hand that are currently useful. It is the absolute best card that allows additional cards to be drawn.


As you've seen, there are a lot of great Supporter cards in this deck. By using Pokégear 3.0 SVI 186, you'll be able to find a useful Supporter more easily than relying on sheer luck to draw one as your card draw of the turn. There's a single copy of Switch SVI 194 included in this deck to help you in the event that your opponent switches your Active Pokemon and you're not able to pay the Retreat Cost.


The final pair of Trainer cards are Nest Ball PAF 84 and Ultra Ball SVI 196, which are found in most Standard deck lists. Their purpose is to help you find the Pokemon you need in order for things to go smoothly during the match.

Wrapping Up

It can be a lot of fun to watch your opponent deal out copious amounts of damage, yet not be able to Knock Out your Pokemon. By playing Cheren's Care BRS 134 and Hero's Cape TEF 152, you can continually keep a Blissey ex TWM 134 in play that has 400 HP. Blissey ex TWM 134 also attacks well, since you're able to keep so much Basic Energy in play. I'm looking forward to trying out this deck for myself.

What do you think of this deck? Do you have any suggestions for improvements? Let me know by leaving a comment below. And be sure to join me here again next week as I continue my search for innovative decks in the Pokemon TCG. I'll see you then!

- Mike Likes