Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by TBBP, Mar 29, 2008.
What's that? I've heard much about it but i don't know what it means. Can someone help me?
Ball Engine = A card engine that uses balls (i.e. pokeballs, dusk balls, quick ball, great ball, etc.) to get their pokemon set up. It usually isn't as fast, so if you want to use it, I suggest 2 to 3 Masterball and 3 to 4 Great ball along with other trainers/supporters such as TV Reporter & Celios. Hope this helped!!
Ok, thanks. Would the ball engine work in a Banette deck?
Yes. What balls you should use depends on the Pokemon lines. Post a list of your Pokemon in the deck.
It depends on the entire deck. The deck has to be built with itself in mind. Example:
Do I use pokenav? Well, what kind of energy do you have? Pokenav can grab a Multi but a roseanne's, etc. can't, Do I use quickball? Well, it depends on what evolutions and basics you have. Do you also have mentor? Do you play NM? Do I play dusk or master ball? Well, that depends again. Etc etc.
It's not as simple as being able to only see the pokemon and building from there.
If you only use the Bannete line and techs, quick ball is the way to go.
For a Banette deck you need Quick Balls and Great Balls.
Quick Balls are the best for Banette. I would use Roseanne's Research instead of Great Ball.
Using a Ball engine is nice and why I came up with the Fishing Engine! It definitely makes S1 decks more viable and if going with an aggro Ban list, Quickball over the Master or Dusk Balls!
GL with it!
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