Well, after seeing all these new cards MANY cards have been popping out at me as EXTREMELY fast cards. First we had Mario which used both Lucario and Machamp, both very energy efficient fast attackers. NOW, we are seeing even better stage 1 cards that can consistently dish massive amounts of damage on Turn 1-2. A few examples Mesprit/Azelf/other lake Pokemon/Chimeco All those pokemon have very appealing bodys and will usually dish out 30 on T1 OR 20 and confusion. Combined w/ disruption trainers, pluspowers, and strength charms this could be a very nasty deck, MAYBE. Even though maxing out at 30 is nothing special, it still puts pressure in the early game, and can maintain it by abusing disruptive trainers. Kricketune/Ninetales I have also looked at these Pokemon. Kricketune can dish 80 on T2 no problem. Ninetales dishes a NEAR GUARANTEED T2 KO on almost any basic dishing 60, and has a power that's killer against psychic pokemon which could become popular such as Crobat Even Parasect seems playable. T2 40, Poison, and Asleep is amazing for 1 energy, and you can keep it up by retreating and abusing Super Scoop Up to where you can potentially do it near every turn for about the first 6 or so turns. Octillery also has a T2 40 snipe, which could rival Empoleon, although I prefer Empoleon. Lucario Lv. X is also being introduced as a boost t the already amazing Lucario. With Quick Ball and Team Gallactic's Bet in the mix, there should not be a problem w/ getting set up fast and disrupting. SO, what do y'all think about these fast decks. Will they promote faster setups and force stage 2 decks to abandon their preferred starter and encourage them to get straight into their setup? OR will these T2 decks bomb because of lack of late game synergy and/or forcing too many mulligans due to the lack of basics. I personally believe this format to be EVEN FASTER than the last format. Last format, although we could abuse the Holon Engine, it was ALL about starting w/ that Castform and delta drawing into a 20+ card hand. BUT now, I don't think we will have the luxury of abusing Ching-Chime, Budew or other means of set-up starters. I believe we are headed into a much faster format.