I recently started playing pokemon tcgo but I know how all mechanism works and have a good deck. Problem starts when I enter in tournaments which requires 8 tickets and it takes a lot time to get more tickets.

While in tournaments every opponent seems to have EX- cards and my team only consist of some basic Pokemons and their 2 stage evolutions also 1 Kyrem EX but as game starts building their EX Pokémon starts to overwhelm my pokemons and ultimately defeat me , leading me to the 7-8th place . Is there any way to counter those EX-pokemons? Any good strategy?

I play in Expanded deck format.

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I haven't played in a while, so my answer is going to be focused on the Plasma expansions, which although not particularly recent, are still part of Expanded. They are several cards made to help deal with EX-Pokemon.

Cards that are immune to EX-Pokemon

Various versions of Sigilyph and Suicune in the Plasma expansions have Safeguard.

Prevent all effects of attacks, including damage, done to this Pokémon by Pokémon-EX.

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Cards to Shut Down EX-Pokemon

Plasma Freeze Jolteon due to Electro-Defuse

If the Defending Pokémon is a Pokémon-EX, that Pokémon can't attack during your opponent's next turn.

And using the Furious Fists Eevee to search for it and evolve by attaching energy

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Cards to help damage EX-Pokemon

Silver Bangle boosts damage against EX-Pokemon

The attacks of the Pokémon this card is attached to (excluding Pokémon-EX) do 30 more damage to Active Pokémon-EX (before applying Weakness and Resistance).

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  • Oh so I need to trade to get this cards right? Anyway to add I found some cards which would fit in my deck such as Regice and Carbink card with safeguard ability Commented Mar 11, 2017 at 2:55

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