Pokémon TCG Online – Honchkard! (Honchkrow/Red Card/Hooligans)


Pokémon – 12 Trainers – 37 Energy – 11
3 Murkrow 4 Red Card 7 Darkness Energy
3 Honchkrow 4 Hooligans Jim & Cas 4 Double Colorless Energy
2 Yveltal EX 4 Professor Juniper
1 Darkrai EX 4 Roller Skates
1 Mewtwo EX 4 Bicycle
1 Sableye 2 Shauna
1 Jirachi EX 1 Dowsing Machine
4 Ultra Ball
4 Dark Patch
2 Muscle Band
2 Shadow Circle
1 Professor’s Letter
1 Escape Rope

18 responses to “Pokémon TCG Online – Honchkard! (Honchkrow/Red Card/Hooligans)”

  1. Michael Kernaghan

    Add Ghetsis for even more dispruption!

  2. Roby105

    Hey Pooka, I just wanted to know if there’s a deck that you may be able to test and possibly look into. I’ve always wanted to make an idea for a deck that was my idea, and it’s something that can actually compete in tournaments. I’m kinda tired of everyone using the same decks, which don’t get me wrong I know they work but it’s just so exciting to be able to say ” I won that tournament with MY deck” ya know. Anyway it’s a
    Raichu, Greninja, idea. I thought about it, and it may be an ok deck. The idea is to use Raichu’s first attack which does 20 damage times the number of benched Pokemon. So you can fill your bench will Greninja’s and use his ability water shuriken ( sry I don’t know how to spell ) to put 30 damage on 1 of your opponents Pokemon. So if you have say 3 Greninja on the bench two Raichu’s ready to go and maybe a swellow to. You’ll be able to really hurt your opponents side of the field, since you could discard three water energy from your hand, do 90 damage in anyway you want, and then hit with Raichu. Then you can retrieve the energies the next turn and repeat. I know Raichu is a bit of a fragile Pokemon but maybe with a hard charm it could work. Also with the rise of yveltal who’s weakness is to lightning you could pack a punch. But anyway I’m probably wrong and is a terrible deck idea but who knows.

    1. C-Dub

      Just some quick thoughts:

      The deck would be waaaayyy too clunky with at least a 3/3 Raichu line and 8-10 spots devoted to your Greninjas. You would be lucky to even compete with the top tier decks because they would outspeed you and keep you from setting up as they poured damage onto your field or KO’d you very early.

      I agree with you that its boring to see the same “meta” decks used at the tournaments and in the game in general because pokemon decides to make 10-20% of each set playable (although it IS better with XY).

      I also agree that Raichu will see play with how strong and popular yveltal will be. Its a card that could be splashed into decks that already have strong attackers in this fast pace format. But its not made to be paired with Greninja.

      I’ve thought about what might work with Greninja, and I think its best to use a thick line to try and get 3-4 out to sit on the bench and sling its ability behind safeguard pokemon like Suicune and Latias. You could also use it in a deck with a heavy kyurem plasma line and stream frost spears while setting up Greninja on the bench. Kyurem does 30/30 and Greninja’s ability does 30 for each water you discard. You could add up a lot of damage fast this way! Add in frozen cities for extra damage to their side too since you will rarely attack with Greninja. And if you do, it attacks for one energy so the 20 shouldn’t be so bad.

      Go build the deck and test it yourself either online or in live play. Thats the fun of pokemon afterall!

      1. Roby105

        Yeah that makes sense, thx for the help, I’m going to experiment with it a little and see what works. Would it be dumb to use Greninja with a kindra or that would probably be way to slow as we’ll right?

        1. C-Dub

          Sadly in this quick paced format, it would be too slow IMO. I understand the synergy of playing the two, but two stage 2’s in a deck is a lot of ask to be successful. Its possible of course with the right combination, but I think Kinda’s attack that does 20x the number of waters in the discard is a little underwhelming with how many bulky EX pokemon there are. But go test whatever you want and let us know how it goes!

          1. Roby105

            Alright thx for the help man. God bless

          2. $@//

            Not necessarily. Kingdra’s first attack spreads 30/30/30, so by discarding many water energies, you could snipe benched pokemon easily and then Dragon Vortex the active a few turns later. Kingdra isn’t just good for it’s second attack.

          3. BlazenSails

            Kingdra/ greninja is working well so far, i built in 4 days ago… greninjas ability to out do mr mime so kingdra can 30/30/30 the bench is useful. i run 3 max potions since they are one energy attackers. you can load up 4 or 5 energy on a kingdra and max potion them into the graveyard. ive been able to wait for the right timing and drop 8 energy into the graveyard in one turn. if there was already one in the graveyard thats a OHKO. The energys going back into the deck make it hard to get decked out too.

  3. JD1211

    How about squeezing a magnezone line in this? Dual brians!

    1. Roby105

      Yeah that’s what I was thinking as well, but I don’t know if it would just hurt consistency in the deck. Also you would have to have two hooligans in your hand for it to work, but I guess you could skyla for a hooligan and then use the hooligan. Gosh it would be so annoying if someone was able to hooligan twice

  4. someone

    why not malamar? costs less energy and can disrupt more cards

  5. LuxChomp67

    With the hopes of discarding a considerable amount of cards, would enhanced hammer and/or Shadow Steal Drifblim be a worthwhile choice?

  6. jiffypop

    i seriously hope i dont see a deck like this played against me..kinda of a not fun/cheap/mean way to win. :/

    1. Ivysaur Man

      I know… It almost reminds me of a certain other deck… *Cough**Cough**Saybledonk**Cough**Cough*

      1. kennith

        right? i play the tcg to have fun not to be dealin with this garbage lol

        1. Ivysaur Man


  7. Darkstripe2

    how does this deck perform against tier 1?

  8. Ian Orcutt

    Awesome strategy! Although if you were playing in the Unlimited format, this deck would be easily countered by Rayquaza C Lv. X which you’d be allowing to deal 200 damage a turn with no penalties.