Written by Russell LaParre


As one of the most played decks in the current Standard format, Yveltal BKT and friends has found its way to the top of every players list. It packs control, utility, and speed which is highly adaptive to a constantly changing Meta. The deck’s engine revolves around the use of Yveltal BKT’s ability “Fright Night”. On top of negating priority tools in the format, it deals 60 to the opponent’s active Pokémon and 1 benched Pokémon-EX. Due to rising use of Mega Pokémon in the format, Yveltal BKT has been able to make it’s stand amongst the best and will certainly see play in upcoming tournaments. Today I’m going to discuss my Yveltal skeleton, what tech the deck should have in it, and how to approach popular match ups in big tournaments.

Table of Contents

I) Skeleton
II) Tech Breakdown
III) Decklists
1. Yveltal Ninjaboy

2. Yveltal Garbodor
3. Yveltal Magerana-EX
IV) Matchups
V) Conclusion


Yveltal BKT/Mew FCO has been on the rise and has become the most played variant of Yveltal. It has strong matchups against M Mewtwo-EX, M Rayquazua-EX, Volcanion, Darkrai-EX/Giratina-EX/Garbodor, and M Scizor-EX. The downside of playing this deck is it takes such a high number of bad matchups moving into a major tournament. Greninja, Rainbow Road, and Vespiquen give this deck tons of problems due to their lack of Pokémon-EX, Yveltal BKT’s low damage output, and Mew FCO provides little to no value against them.

Skeleton (50 Cards):


3 Yveltal BKT
2 Yveltal-EX
1 Mew FCO
2 Shaymin-EX ROS
4 Professor Sycamore
2 N
2 Lysandre

4 VS Seeker
4 Ultra Ball
4 Max Elixir
3 Trainers’ Mail
2 Fighting Fury Belt
1 Escape Rope
1 Super Rod

2 Parallel city
10 Darkness
4 Double Colorless

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