Fates Collide Deck Profile: Lugia Finally Flaps Her Wings
Lugia, also referred to as the Guardians of the Seas, is a Psychic/Flying Pokémon considered to be one of the greatest. Rumors have it that when Lugia gets angry and flaps her wings, it can cause a 40-day storm. That being said, it was best to team the Seas ruler with one of the most brutal lighting Pokémon, Mega Manectric.
Pokemon – 12
- 4x Lugia (Fates Collide)
- 3x Lugia Break (Fates Collide)
- 3x Manectric-EX (Phantom Forces)
- 2x Mega Manectric-EX (Phantom Forces)
Energy – 16
- 4x Double Colorless Energy
- 12 x Lightning Energy
Trainer – 32
- 2x Winona
- 2x Rough Seas
- 1x Skyla
- 2x Delinquent
- 3x Ultra Ball
- 3x Trainer’s Mail
- 2x Battle Compressor
- 2x VS Seeker
- 2x Professor Sycamore
- 1x N
- 1x Professor’s Letter
- 2x Fisherman
- 1x Lysandre
- 2x Muscle Band
- 3x Float Stone
- 3x Manectric Spirit Link
In order for Lugia to succeed, she must have tons of Lightning Energy cards attached – at least three for Lugia and four for Lugia Break. Thanks to Mega Manectric’s brutal speed and low maintenance cost, it can be ready by turn one and two, just enough time for you to search for a Lugia and bench it. If you took the precaution of sending some Lighting Energy to the discard pile, then you shouldn’t worry about Lugia getting ready.
The deck consists of Manectric and Lugia (plus their evolved forms). This simplistic composition works great against the current meta, which runs lots of decks that either cripple you with item lock or damages your bench. Thanks to Roaring Seas, you can ensure that to the very least, your Manectric and Mega Manectric heal every turn. Additionally, the deck plays great against both EX Pokémon, thanks to Lugia damage boost, and against Active Pokémon equipped with tools, thanks to Manectric-EX’s Assault Laser attack.
Ideally, the goal is to have Manectric-EX as an active as soon as possible. By the time you get Mega Manectric-EX, you should at least have a Lugia on the bench and a couple of Lightning Energy in the discard pile – you can have those sent there using cards such as Ultra Ball, Professor Sycamore or Battle Compressor. Once those simple requirements are meant, you are ready to attack and start charging up Lugia and Lugia Break.
A great Pokémon supporter to consider as a variation to this deck is Parasect. Although this creature isn’t played as much nowadays, it is capable of charging up to three Lugia at the same time using its unique move, Colorful Spores.
Colorful Spores: Choose 3 of your Pokémon. For each of those Pokémon, search your deck for a different type of Energy card and attach it to that Pokémon. Shuffle your deck afterward.
As the description states, picking Lugia as a target for this effect allows you to search for an Energy of any type and attach it to her. Another great consideration would have been Lapras (XY Base), which potentially allows you to attach Water Energy from the discard pile to one of your benched Pokémon – the effect works for each of three flipped head coins.