With Vileplume making its return in Ancient Origins, bench sitting Item lock is once again a thing opening up new attack strategies under the presence of an Item lock. That means in the Expanded format VVV (Vanilluxe/Vileplume/Victini) can make its return so be ready for two scoops of pain coming to a tournament near you.
While Shiftry has yet to find proper footing in the meta game, new cards from Furious Fists and Phantom Forces will allow the Shiftry archetype to reinvent itself in ways that make it stronger than ever. Can Shiftry shift the cities meta game in a new direction? Only time will tell, but for now, read up on a new take on Shiftry.