Vikavolt – Sword & Shield Fusion Strike 101/264
January 14, 2022
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is horrible. 3 is average. 5 is great.
Seems like I’ve been overlooking Vikavolt maybe because there isn’t a deck list regarding this card, but I’ll give it a try.
As a Stage 2, Vikavolt has to offer something extraordinary to be worth all that investment, but I only see one notable thing, which is its Electro Blaster attack, which costs a hefty LLCC. It then states that you must discard two Lightning energies attached to it so that you can deal 200 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Pokemon. Fortunately, you have Flaaffy’s Dynamotor (or Eelektrik in Expanded) to easily fuel up Electro Blaster with ease, in terms of meeting the attack cost AND replenishing some energies. From here, you can either 2HKO whatever’s in front or deal massive damage on the Bench, even OHKOing targets on the Bench such as Crobat-V and other Basic Pokemon-V that has 200 or less HP!
If you were to take the route of Vikavolt/Flaaffy, then you have what would be a Stage 1 and a Stage 2 lineup in your deck, which could take a lot of deck space, plus the drawback of having to wait at least a turn to evolve your Pokemon, in which your opponent will do anything to keep you from evolving your Pokemon such as outright KO multiple Pokemon such as Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX’s G-MAX Rapid Flow.
At this point, I’d rather use Rayquaza VMAX to deal 340 damage instead of Vikavolt’s Electro Blaster to OHKO anything, though I suppose Vikavolt could be a used as a secondary attacker for when losing three prizes is too much.
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