And how am I supposed to find Grade-B pokemon?!
I'm sorry if that term I used was confusing. "B-grade" is not actually a Pokémon term. It comes from the movie industry to describe a "low budget" film.
Here's that same sentence, edited:
You can monkey around with "low budget" Pokémon, and still do fairly well, but not if you don't have a solid Trainer Engine to pull it together.
The main point is that Trainers are the focal point of ANY deck. It doesn't matter how strong your Pokémon are if you can't get your deck set up properly. Don't let this slip by you. You're going to need good Trainers as much, if not more, than decent Pokémon. The good news is that most of them are relatively cheap, and readily available.
And tbh, What can I create a deck without GXS?
Neither of the example decks I gave you have a single GX in them. And they're both proven winners.
There are several non-GX decks that are quite good. But you're right, most of the best decks do include GX's. But if we take a look at the GX's you've collected so far, there's really no consistent pattern that will make a good deck, especially since you only have one of each.
Alolan Ninetails GX (Water)
Charizard GX (Fire)
Darkrai GX (Darkness)
Golispod GX (Grass)
Kommo-o GX (Dragon)
Lycanroc GX (Fighting)
Sivally GX (Colorless)
Stakataka GX (Metal)
Toxapex GX (Psychic)
Xernas GX (Fairy)
See the problem? Every one is a different Energy type, and there's really no way to throw them together.
I would suggest you look at some of the other forum posts here in the Deck Construction section. Trust me, you're not alone. There are many similar questions to yours, already answered.
If you haven't read them yet, look for any threads about combining two Mach Strike theme decks together. These theme decks can be bought in the game's Shop with Tokens. This Garchomp/Lucario deck, played in the Standard format, seems to do well enough for most new players.
I'm curious though. Have you explored Theme Decks as an option? That's the easiest way to start gaining Tokens, and even tradable packs in Events (tournaments).
I'll try to come back to this later if you have further questions. Hopefully one of the better players might chime in if needed.
Edited by RobRatt, 17 February 2019 - 07:32 PM.