Hello everyone! This is Elena from Gaia Storm TCG and welcome to another article here at CCG Castle! Today I want us to take a look at the future and talk about Psychic Pokémon cards, a type that might be about to become one of the most powerful groups in the upcoming months. Why will that be and what are going to be the most relevant attackers?
If you haven’t heard of it yet, Chilling Reign (the sixth Expansion from the Sword and Shield era) will be releasing next month and it will come with lots of specific support for the psychic-type Pokémon. We will probably write a post in the coming weeks to talk about some of the most relevant cards in detail but for now I will only mention a couple of them. Psychic-types will be receiving a Cresselia that accelerates 3 Psychic energies in the second turn, a generic item that searches for a Psychic type Pokémon or a psychic energy and, on top of that, an incredible new VMAX, Shadow Rider Calyrex, that attaches extra energies to the field and draws cards in the process. Absolutely insane. No wonder why many people are expecting that psychic will soon become one of the most powerful strategies in the metagame.
Being that the case, it is a very good moment to start preparing for it. For example, it would be good to keep an eye on big Tag Team Pokémon like Gengar Mimikyu, Mew and Mewtwo and Trevenant Dusknoir. With all the new acceleration and support, I won’t be surprised that these cards suddenly become even more wanted than they are now so it is a very good moment to invest in them. On the contrary, if you don’t want to spend resources on cards that will be rotating next August, you can always target more recent Psychic types that will probably see play once the old ones rotate. This is the case of Necrozma V from Battle Styles or even Alcremie and Alcremie VMAX. And finally, I don’t want to end this list without referencing the most recent and powerfu psychic V card that is no other than Galarian Rapidash. This little friend is already giving nightmares to big VMAX Pokémon with its capacity to reduce their HP until they have only 100 remaining.
But not everything is going to be psychic supremacy. One of the most interesting aspects of the arrival of the new psychic-type support will be the increase in popularity on the cards that counter it. Psychic type decks are weak to Darkness and don’t forget that Eternatus VMAX is still there, lurking in the shadows (no pun intended) and getting ready to hunt them down. I think it will be very exiting to see how the metagame configures around this weakness & resistance dynamic.
All in all, I really think that this is a good time to invest in Psychic type cards (don’t forget that you can get them at CCG Castle) and start thinking what is going to be your strategy in the following months. Thanks for reading!