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Pokemon TCG Deck Profile: Risky Waters with Froslass & Articuno

Froslass and Articuno might not appear to make a good couple at first, but if you are looking to put your opponent on the edge, the duo is as dangerous as rough seas.

The deck is straight forward and features nothing but water Pokemon. Although the main damage comes from Articuno, the spotlight doesn’t rely on it.

Froslass TCG

Pokemon – 18

  • 4x Snorunt (Generations)
  • 4x Froslass (Generations)
  • 4x Articuno “Ancient Trait” (Roaring Skies)
  • 2x Remoraid (Breakthrough)
  • 2x Octillery (Breakthrough)
  • 2x Manaphy-EX (BreakPoint)


Energy – 12

  • 8x Basic Water
  • 4x Splash Energy


Trainers – 30

  • 4x Trainer’s Mail
  • 4x Evosoda
  • 4x Dive Ball
  • 4x VS Seeker
  • 2x Rough Seas
  • 2x Ultra Ball
  • 2x Super Rod
  • 2x Random Receiver
  • 2x Professor Sycamore
  • 1x Wally
  • 1x Lysandre
  • 1x Archie’s Ace in the Hole
  • 1x Brigette
  • 1x N
  • 1x Skyla


The idea is pretty straight forward. In this deck, the goal is for your opponent to attack Froslass. Given that your abilities are not being locked by the effects of Hex or Garbodor, you are required to flip a coin. If heads, your opponent’s attacking Pokemon is also knocked out. It is a risk, since the effect relies on a coin toss. However, the 50/50 chance might not be one that your opponent is willing to take.

For example, if the attacking Pokemon is an EX, you have the potential of getting two prizes instead of one, while your opponent only gets a single one.

Articuno, on the other hand, is there to slow down the game by putting the opposing Pokemon to sleep. Once ready, Articuno attacks and thanks to his ancient trait, will grant you an extra prize upon knocking out the defending Pokemon.

This deck doesn’t require much Supporter; it relies a lot more on core items such as Evosoda for evolving, Dive Ball and Ultra Ball for Pokemon search, and Super Rod for recycling Froslass. Archie’s Ace in the Hole can be used to bring back Froslass as well, or Articuno is you need to stall a little.

It is important to note that although the Legendary Bird guarantees putting the defending Pokemon asleep, you can still end up losing the coin toss. That being said, the deck is very gimmicky, but all and all, it forces your opponent to slow down their game and take risks that might turn in your favor.


Gengar-EX Being Reprinted Soon!

If you enjoy playing Water Type Pokemon, you will enjoy the deck listed above. However, the Gengar-EX reprint from Phantom Force is a better support to Froslass. Of course, added it will change the deck entirely, but will have a lot more potency and create more pressure. Stay tuned as we test the Gengar-EX Froslass deck out and share the list with you.

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Slimzz is a DJ & Gamer by night, IMGMR's Senior Editor and PR by day. He loves to break the meta in his own way, and discover new and engaging games.

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