Building on a Budget – Round Deck! (Seismitoad/Meloetta)


Pokémon – 16 Trainers – 36 Energy – 8
4 Tympole 4 Professor Sycamore 4 Double Colorless Energy
4 Palpitoad 4 N 4 Psychic Energy
4 Seismitoad 3 Colress
4 Meloetta EX 3 Shauna
2 Bicycle
1 Dowsing Machine
4 Level Ball
4 Ultra Ball
4 Rare Candy
3 Silver Bangle
2 Super Rod
1 Switch
1 Escape Rope

Estimated cost of building the deck from scratch: $60-70

14 responses to “Building on a Budget – Round Deck! (Seismitoad/Meloetta)”

  1. Jackson Staerk

    To be frank, round is terrible without exploud. If you are going to play round, play it with explode.

    1. Atticus1339

      I’ve tried it both ways, seismitoad and exploud, and the toad actually does work better, despite the lower damage output. The reasons are twofold. One, it’s very difficult, even with DCE, to power up a new Exploud every turn (which is necessary pretty often) and his lower evolutions don’t have round themselves. While you’ll never round with palpitoad, the fact that he has it is a huge boon to the seismitoad line. The bangles do become necessary to hit for enough sometimes, but the deck strategy favors seismitoad.

    2. F0NTAINE

      I think that there’s only one thing Exploud is better at. And that is losing.

      1. ryan

        Agreed, extra energy attachment 1 to 2 mor depending on if you want to put 2 non retrievable DCE’s on one pokemon. Or attaching some basic energy with no acceleration and waiting till around turn 3 at the earliest to get an attack off… hardly worth it…

    3. ryan

      Yes it does more damage but to get multiple out quick say turn 2-3 is still just as hard and you have to dedicate 2 DCE’s to it that aren’t going to be retrievable for the most part. Which means you would need extra energy acceleration because 1 DCE and 2 of another energy will mean no attack till turn 3 again another set back.

  2. carsie1993

    Even though this is a budget deck, I managed to end first place in a local tournament where 32 people participated! I love this deck!

  3. Krutarth Dave

    This is one of my favorite decks. It’s so simple and so quick to set up. And the damage output is fairly consistent.

  4. Neos

    When I put all the cards in the cart, it goes for around 80$ so imo, not really budget

    1. ryan

      The deck is closer to $90-100 dollars currently but still not a bad price. This can be attributed to the fact that worlds is less then a month away and this video/article was made back in April so prices fluctuate from time to time depending on what tournament is coming up.

  5. Saichanasaurus

    with level ball rotating out, what’s a good substitution?

    1. druceratops

      I have replaced with 2 pokemon fan club and 2 evosoda. There are plusses and minuses vs. level ball. One match up that is improved significantly with pokemon fan club is seismitoad ex. Being able to get out 1-2 meloetta and using brilliant voice to confuse/asleep the seismitoad and have a 50% chance of opening up items the following turn (unless they have a switch/escape rope and another powered seismitoad ex) has been critical in my testing.

    2. Serpens

      Hmm… Now with Primal Clash in the format, I would suggest you uing a Dive Ball, beacause they have basically the same effect.

  6. Will Zekus

    Also super rods are now not standard legal so what would be a replacement?

    1. Zachary Siddiq

      If you are concerned with getting Pokemon back out of the discard pile, Sacred Ash works great, or Revive if you want a more direct option. Otherwise, good ol’ Energy Retrieval will work if you are trying to get energy out of the discard pile.