Switch is an extremely valuable
card in some decks, and in others...well it's not
needed. It really just depends on how often you want to
move your Pokemon around.
Frankly, you either devote your
deck to a couple of copies of Switch or you pick the
most viable Pokemon with a Switch Ability to run. It's
definitely not necessary to run both. So right now,
what're the options? Well there's of course Solgaleo-GX,
whose Ultra Road can freely switch things around once
per turn. Then there's Zoroark (BKT) with Stand In, and
we're gonna get another card that...sorta switches
things out in the upcoming set.
But here's the main problem with
those cards: they are Evolving Pokemon, meaning in order
to play Zoroark, you need at least 2 slots to use him (Zorua-Zoroark),
and with Solgaleo-GX, you need at least 3. With Switch,
you don't have to fill up those slots with those Pokemon
- which will make their usage less necessary on the one
hand! On the other hand, though, Switch does nothing
else for you - at least those two can attack. Truly the
great decision to make...
Oh, but while Manaphy-EX is around,
don't bother running this in Water decks. Seriously,
take that out, what are you doing.
Standard: 3/5 (overall, Switch has
its perks, but it has its downsides as well)
Expanded: 2.5/5 (it can be
extremely useful, and it's splashable)
Limited: 4/5 (but it's not always
necessary for your deck builds)
Arora Notealus: Switch has been
around since the start of the game, and it will continue
to be a staple in the game for years to come. So, you
know, prepare to have like 12 different versions of
Switch over the years.
Next Time: Gotta spew them flames!
And...also paralyze them...I guess?