[Top 10] Pokemon TCG Supporter Cards in Standard

A look at the top 10 Supporter cards in the standard Pokemon TCG.
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Hello all you fans of the Pokemon Trading Card Game and casual readers. Pokemon cards come in many different types. Among those types are Trainer cards. And among those Trainer cards, there are Supporter cards. These powerful cards can be used once per turn and provide better effects than their other Trainer counterparts. But which are the best ones? That’s what we’re here to find out. 

Today we’ll be looking at the top 10 Supporter cards in the Standard format. If you are reading this in the far future this will take into account all cards released between the Sword & Shield and Chilling Reign set. For current readers, this is the post-rotation standard format (not including Evolving Skies because it’s not out yet). We will be taking into account how strong of an effect the card provides and also how versatile that effect is. Theoretically, a Supporter card could provide 100 extra damage to an specific attack but if that attack is only found on one weak Pokemon, then that Supporter probably won’t be making this list. With that said, let's get into the list. 


10. Pokemon Breeder’s Nurturing

When you play this card, choose up to 2 of your Pokemon in play. Then search your deck for a card to evolve each of those Pokemon and evolve them. This card is incredibly useful if you need to evolve a lot of Pokemon. However, it is often overlooked in favor of more versatile Supporters. 


9. Klara

This card puts up to two Pokemon and up to two basic energy cards from your discard pile into your hand. Once again, this card is often overlooked in favor of more versatile Supporters. 


8. Melony

This card attaches a water energy from your discard pile to one of your V Pokemon. After you do, you also draw three cards. This is incredible energy acceleration. The only reason it isn’t higher on this list is because of the specific conditions needed to use it. 


7. Avery

When you play this card, draw three cards. Then your opponent discards Pokemon from their Bench until they have three remaining. This card can be incredibly detrimental to your opponent if they have a stacked Bench. However, it can also help them if they have dead cards sitting there. 


6. Korrina’s Focus

This card lets you draw until you have six cards in your hand. This can keep cards you want in your hand and is especially useful in Rapid Strike decks because they typically can search it out.


5. Cheryl

Cheryl heals all damage from all of your evolved Pokemon. You do have to discard all energy from them though. This is incredibly powerful, especially when some Pokemon are nearly impossible to KO in one hit. 


4. Bird Keeper

Bird Keeper switches your Active Pokemon with one of your Benched Pokemon. Then you draw three cards. This card is unusable if you only have one Pokemon down but it provides solid draw support, an additional effect, and can even trigger the Sky Circus ability. 


3. Professor’s Research

This card's effect is simple and powerful. You discard your hand and draw seven cards. 


2. Boss’s Orders

Boss’s Orders allows you to switch one of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon with their Active Pokemon. This card can instantly end the game and is crucial in almost any deck. It’s no good by itself though. You still need to have good attacking Pokemon set up to finish off the game. 


1. Marnie

This card provides stable draw support and can also mess with your opponent. When you play it, both players shuffle their hands and put them on the bottom of their decks. This ensures that they won’t be getting those cards back for a little while. Then you draw five cards and your opponent draws four cards.


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