Searching Standard: Regigigas VSTAR

Mike Likes
February 16, 2023


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 Popsicle Knight. It features Regigigas VSTAR CRZ 114, a Pokemon capable of turning things around once your opponent is down to their last Prize card. Let's get started by taking a look at the deck list.

Regigigas VSTAR DeckPopsicle Knight Bidoof 111 Dunsparce 207 Regigigas V C113 Snorlax 131A Swablu 142 Altaria 143 Bibarel 121 Regigigas VSTAR 114 Voltorb 45 Electrode 46 Radiant Gardevoir 69 Manaphy 41 Escape Rope 125 Ordinary Rod 171 Zisu 159 Melony 146 Marnie 169 Lake Acuity 160 Quick Ball 237 Avery 130 Boss's Orders 132 Big Parasol 157 Ultra Ball 150 Choice Belt 135 Judge 235 Serena 164 Cheren's Care 134 Memory Capsule 155 Switch 183 Water Energy V Guard Energy 169 Double Turbo Energy 151 Powerful {C} Energy 176

Regigigas V CRZ 113 has the Star Guardian VSTAR Power Ability, which can allow you to choose one of your opponent's Benched Pokemon to discard. This can be a great way to get rid of a powered up attacker. The hitch is that this Ability can only be activated if your opponent has exactly one Prize card remaining. You'll see soon how we can work towards solving this problem. Regigigas V CRZ 113 can also use its Giga Impact attack, dealing 230 damage. The drawback to this is that this attack makes Regigigas V CRZ 113 unable to attack during your next turn. Attaching a Memory Capsule VIV 155 allows you to use the attacks of Regigigas V CRZ 113. You'll likely want to use its Angry Whack attack, which will deal a base of 100 damage, plus an additional 10 damage for each damage counter on Regigigas V CRZ 113 or Regigigas VSTAR CRZ 114. Using this attack will leave your Pokemon confused, but that has the possibility of adding even more damage counters to Regigigas V CRZ 113 or Regigigas VSTAR CRZ 114, providing additional damage with future attacks.

All of that damage that Regigigas VSTAR CRZ 114 has taken could seem like a liability, but with the help of Altaria SIT 143's Magical Echo attack, you can put that damage to work. This attack allows you to move all of the damage counters from one of your Benched Pokemon to your opponent's Active Pokemon. Since Regigigas VSTAR CRZ 114 has 300 HP, it can take a significant amount of damage. By moving that damage to your opponent's Active Pokemon, you'll heal up Regigigas VSTAR CRZ 114 while also potentially Knocking Out your opponent's Active Pokemon. That's a win-win situation.

In order to find the cards you need more easily, you can rely on the Abilities of these Pokemon for some additional card drawing. Bibarel BRS 121's Industrious Incisors Ability allows you to draw cards during your turn until you have five cards in hand. Snorlax VIV 131's Gormandize Ability lets you draw until you have seven cards in hand, but you must have Snorlax VIV 131 in our Active Spot and using this Ability ends your turn.

I mentioned earlier that there was a way to help ensure that your opponent has only a single Prize card remaining. If you find yourself in a position where they have two Prize cards left, you can play Electrode VIV 46. By using its Buzzap Generator Ability, you'll be able to Knock Out Electrode VIV 46, giving your opponent one Prize card. Since this deck doesn't have any Lightning Energy, you won't get the full benefit from using this Ability, but it can help set up Regigigas V CRZ 113's Star Guardian VSTAR Power Ability, which can be very helpful.


This final batch of Pokemon are all included for their Abilities. Dunsparce FST 207's Mysterious Nest Ability removes any Weakness that all Colorless Pokemon in play would have. Radiant Gardevoir LOR 69's Loving Veil Ability helps your Pokemon take 20 less damage from the attacks of your opponent's Pokemon V. Finally, Manaphy BRS 41's Wave Veil Ability will help keep your Benched Pokemon safe from damage from your opponent's attacks.

In order to ensure that you're able to discard the Pokemon you want to when you use Regigigas V CRZ 113's Star Guardian VSTAR Power Ability, you can play Boss's Orders BRS 132, forcing your opponent to switch their Active Pokemon with one from their Bench of your choosing. You can also use Escape Rope BST 125 in a similar manner, but your opponent will get to choose which Pokemon moves to their Active Spot. Since both Regigigas VSTAR CRZ 114 and Regigigas V CRZ 113 have a Retreat Cost of four Energy, you might need the help of Switch SSH 183 to position your Pokemon appropriately.

While Lake Acuity LOR 160 is in play, any Pokemon that have any Water or Fighting Energy attached to them will take 20 less damage from attacks. This can help your team stay in the game longer. To make sure you can attach a Water Energy to Regigigas VSTAR CRZ 114, you can play Melony CRE 146. She'll attach a Water Energy from your discard pile to one of your Pokemon V, as well as draw you three additional cards.

Drawing extra cards is always important during a Pokemon game. With Avery CRE 130, you'll be able to draw three extra cards as well as reduce the amount of Pokemon your opponent has on their Bench. Doing this can make using Regigigas V CRZ 113's Star Guardian VSTAR Power Ability more impactful. Zisu ASR 159 lets you draw a number of cards until you have one more card in hand than your opponent. Most of the time, in an arms race, the person who has more weapons will win. Finally, Serena SIT 164 offers you options. You can choose to discard up to three cards and then draw until you have five cards in hand, or she can help switch your opponent's Active Pokemon with one of their Benched Pokemon V. That flexibility makes Serena SIT 164 a very powerful card throughout the game.

By attaching Big Parasol DAA 157 to your Active Pokemon, you'll keep your team safe from any effects of your opponent's Pokemon attacks. This can be very powerful when combined with Manaphy BRS 41's Wave Veil Ability. Cheren's Care BRS 134 is included in this deck as a means of healing a Regigigas V CRZ 113 so that it can remain in the game longer.

Both Quick Ball FST 237 and Ultra Ball BRS 150 are staples in Standard decks that allow you to find the Pokemon you need as quickly as possible.

As a way to slow down your opponent's momentum, you can play either Marnie SSH 169 or Judge FST 235 in order to reset their hand. These Supporters also reset your hand, providing you with different options than you currently have. Plus, if your hand size is less than four cards, either of these can help you end up with more cards in your hand than you started with.

Choice Belt BRS 135 provides the Pokemon it is attached to a bit of extra damage when that Pokemon attacks a Pokemon V. It can help you hit certain thresholds so that you need fewer attacks to score a Knock Out. Ordinary Rod SSH 171 offers you a bit of recursion for any Pokemon or Water Energy that has gone to your discard pile.

The final cards to talk about are the Special Energy in this deck. Powerful {C} Energy DAA 176 provides a bonus 20 damage to the attacks of the Colorless Pokemon it is attached to. Double Turbo Energy BRS 151 provides two Colorless Energy, but reduces the amount of damage the attacks of the Pokemon it is attached to by 20. This bonus and penalty offset each other perfectly, and these are both great to attach to Regigigas VSTAR CRZ 114 or Regigigas V CRZ 113, as their main attacks require three Colorless Energy to use. Finally, V Guard Energy SIT 169 provides a little more defense for the Pokemon it is attached to, as it reduces the damage done to that Pokemon by attacks from Pokemon V by 30 damage. It's just another way to keep your team in the fight a bit longer.

Wrapping Up

There's no doubt that Regigigas V CRZ 113's Star Guardian VSTAR Power Ability can be very powerful, but knowing when to use it and what Pokemon to discard can be very challenging. If you think you're up for that task, give this deck a try. It has everything it needs to do well in matches.

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