January 23, 2014 | 17 Responses
Posted in Events, Main Site, Regionals, Videos | 17 Responses
The most surprising and impressive deck has to be the Ho-oH Genesect Deck, obviously. He thought outside the box on that one. I don’t think that the deck will shift to that kind of style moving forward though.
And 4 winning decks all with some form of energy acceleration. Is anybody surprised by this? It seems like the game is always in favor of these kinds of decks. Has there been any deck win a big tournament in the past few years that ddin’t have some form of energy acceleration or manipulation? (outside of gothlock at nationals last year, which was just a gimmick strategy that could “reuse” DCEs)
Nice breakdown of the video. I am really looking forward to XY and the new format where these decks might not be AS dominant.
Big Basics was a very successful deck last season that didn’t have any Energy acceleration. Eventually it needed Garbodor to keep up, though. Normally decks revolve around accelerating Energy or taking away the acceleration from your opponent somehow.
Past 7 nats winning decks have been Absolutions(no energy accel), PLOX(no energy accel) and Luxape(no energy accel), Sablelock(no energy accel), MegaJudge(which outside of pachirisu had no energy accel), Klinklang(which has no energy accel) and Goth/Accelgor(which also had no energy accel). So uhm yes, granted most of these decks manipulated their energy(moved it around or had energy that provided more than 1 energy or had cards that lowered attacks costs, Rayquaza Ex delta being the example)
Do you think this is a nice deck?
4x Heatmor ($1.90)
1x Jirachi EX (Owned)
1x ACE SPEC Gold Potion (Borrowing)
2x N (Owned)
2x Skyla (Owned)
2x Level Ball ($6.95)
4x Ether ($1.95)
3x Super Rod (Owned & Borrowing)
2x Silver Bangle (Owned)
2x Escape Rope (Owned)
36x Fire Energy (Owned & Borrowing)
Unfortunately, Heatmor isn’t a very good card for competitive play. If you’re just looking to play for fun, go for it. But if you’re trying to play in a tournament, you probably won’t have much success with a strategy like this.
Hey man, Pooka is pretty much right on his analysis. But if you want the deck to be even better, try for this:
3 Level Ball
1 Computer Search (or a 4th Level Ball)
44 Fire Energy
You don’t need N and you don’t need Jirachi, as if you start with Jirachi at lot of times you’ll never hit the other Heatmors to get them out anyway. Silver Bangle is quite useless as a Fire Energy in the discard will do more than you having it on your Pokemon. Super Rod will never be hit when you need it.
lol 44 energy. throw in some ethers
I was thinking with the new XY cards and I came up with this deck!
3x Electrode XY
1x Electrode PLF
4x Voltorb XY
2x Victini LDT
1x Emolga DRX
3x Professor Juniper
1x Gold Potion
4x Team Flare Grunt
1x Virbank City Gym
4x Hypnotoxic Laser
4x Crushing Hammer
1x Enhanced Hammer
2x Escape Rope
4x Pokemon Catcher
1x Super Rod
2x Level Ball
10x Lighting Energy
What do you think?
Hey dude, you might be better off trying to look for advice over at the Pokémon TCG subreddits on reddit.com, PokeGym, or other various dedicated websites to forum discussion. These comments are really suited for discussing the article posted by content creators, and Pooka can’t really look at other peoples’ deck lists and review them or he’d have to make that his new full time job.
Perhaps you could suggest to him that maybe he can have a weekly or biweekly (once every 2 weeks, not semi-weekly) feature episode where people can send in their deck lists and Pooka can review their strengths, weaknesses, and what cards can make them better without losing its strategy?
That is a great Idea, how about you suggest that? I’m not a real member.
Kyle is plasma still a playable deck
Bro, my deck rock the bass like a boss! It consists of;
X4 Ground-Type Geodude
X3 Ground-Type Graveler
X1 Ground-Type Golem
X1 Ground-Type Basic Golem
X1 Ground-Type Basic Rypererior
X2 Ground-Type Basic Aerodactyl
x1 Ground-Type Terrakion
X2 Ground-Type Meditite
X1 Ground-Type Wishcash
X2 Water-Type Barboach
X1 Water-Type Lotad (Really good, only have 1 though…)
X1 Water-Type Lombre
X3 Water-Type Basculin (1 blue 2 reds) #ridiculous
X1 Water-Type Relicanth
X2 Water-Type Staryu
X1 Colorless-Type Tauros
X1 Colorless-Type Boufallant (Milktank works too, but I like Boufallant better)
X2 Colorless-Type Bunnelby
X10 Fighting-Type Energies
X10 Water-Type Energies
X1 Cyclone Energy
X1 SP Energy
X1 Stadium Broken Time-Space
X2 Item Potion (New one that heals 30 damage)
X2 Supporter Tierno
X1 Item Pokemon Communication
X1 Item Switch
X1 Item Energy Search
and that’s about it, I find it pretty consistent and enjoy using new and old cards in my deck 😀
For a blastoise/keldeo deck, how many black kyurems would be the best amount to run?
1-2 Non EX
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