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Skittles is a Pokémon TCG deck archetype based around Garchomp and Togekiss, with Ho-Oh thrown in for good measure. It has been widely used in Pokémon Organized Play due to its effectiveness against most decks in the current format.
- Garchomp is the main attacker for the deck. Its Poké-BODY, Rainbow Scale, states that if the Defending Pokémon has a weakness to any types of Energy attached to Garchomp, Garchomp's attacks do 40 more damage to the Defending Pokémon. If it has many different types of Energy attached to it, Garchomp will almost certainly be hitting the Defending Pokémon for large amounts of damage.
- Togekiss's Poké-POWER, Serene Grace, is a perfect combination with Garchomp. When Togekiss is played from the player's hand to evolve a player's Pokémon, Serene Grace allows the player to look at the top 10 cards of their deck and attach as many basic Energy cards as they like to any of their Pokémon in play. If a player finds many different types of Energy there and attaches them to Garchomp, Garchomp will have a high chance of putting Rainbow Scale into effect.
- Ho-Oh is in the deck as a backup card in case the player cannot get a Garchomp in play quickly enough. Its attack, Rainbow Wing can do massive damage if Ho-Oh has lots of types of basic Energy attached to it, which is once again possible with Togekiss's Poké-POWER.
The decklist appearing below is not official, and being that this is merely an archetype, a player may wish to change any part of this deck when building his or her own version.
In the 2010-2011 format, the sets that are tournament legal are Majestic Dawn on. So, the sets Secret Wonders and Mysterious Treasures are out of the format. That means that all the major cards in this deck are not legal in tournaments. The only cards that are legal in tournaments in this deck are Rare Candy, the basic energy, and PlusPower. Everything else is not usable.