Hello all. Not sure if anyone is actually out there (looked like I saw some tumbleweeds rolling through as I scanned). I used to come to this site all the time when I was a kid just to talk Pokemon. Many years have passed and I now run a league, but I'm a total amateur at best. I could use some help with my current deck! It feels a little too sluggish. I created this deck to try to counter things like Night March decks by shutting down Item cards with Noivern GX. Problem is, I rarely seem to be able to get Noivern out fast enough to achieve said goal. I would really like to get better with deck strategy so I can coach our league kids on building better decks. Here's what I'm running right now: Eevee (w/ Energy Evolution) x4 Umbreon GX x1 Espeon GX x2 Noibat x4 Noivern GX x3 Hoopa x3 Darkrai (Prism Star) x1 Evosoda x2 Great Ball x2 Professor's Letter x3 Mysterious Treasure x3 Devoured Field x1 Hex Maniac x2 Skyla x2 Cynthia x3 Ninja Boy x1 Acerola x2 Teammates x1 Wally x1 Wishful Baton x1 Muscle Band x2 Bodybuilding Dumbbells x1 Choice Band x1 Double Colorless Energy x2 Dark Energy x7 Psychic Energy x5 I'm thinking of removing Darkrai, upping my Wallys and Ninja Boys, and removing the Mysterious Treasures. In retrospect, they probably don't do me much good. Knowing that the strategy is to shut down Item cards to prevent the opponent from getting up and running quickly, thoughts on ways to improve here? Any help is greatly appreciated!