Best Starter for Kingdra?

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by KazamBolt, Dec 3, 2007.

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  1. KazamBolt

    KazamBolt Active Member

    I run a Kingdra ex d deck and would like to find a better starter than the now deceased Holon's Castform. Absol wouldn't work because I need to set up better, not disrupt my opponent.

    I was thinking about Corsola SW. It is weak to grass which isn't a big deal because Kricketune sucks now. The attack is Mentor-like and gets around Absol. The only drawback is having to get 3 different kinds of basics. I have 2 different types of Horsea and Spearow besides Corsola so it isn't a big drawback. And I would easily switch to Pachisiru once GE comes out. So, do you guys think that this might work?

    SPARTA New Member

    Pinsir or Corsola. Corsola can grab two different types of Horsea, and a Spearow to start seaching.
  3. poke_master2008

    poke_master2008 New Member

    Why not use Stantler? Colorless energy attack and you search for a supporter....that could help....

    SPARTA New Member

    Bu why only grab a supporter when you can get the pokemon?
  5. poke_master2008

    poke_master2008 New Member

    Stantler = Get Holon Mentor, Celio's Network, Drawing Cards

    Corsola = Get 1 Horsea, 1 spearow, and 1 corsola

    Pinser = Get 1 d Pokemon

    Set up Wise i believe Stantler is better until Pachirisu (GE) comes out

    SPARTA New Member

    Corsola would do exactly what Pacharisu would do, you just need the HP Horsea in here to be able to get it out. Stantler burns away your supporters, whereas using Corsola/Pinsir to get pokemon THEN using a supporter to supplement that works better.
  7. Dante63s

    Dante63s New Member

    Actually you are forgetting something rather important, Stanler gets you a supporter, witch you use on your next turn, most likely you already had another supporter card in your hand, and you can only play one. Corsola (better than Pinsir, for me) will let use the supporters you may have and get you your basic Pokemon, it also prevents your search from being shuffled/discarded with Umbreon Star/Honcrow/Mars/Wager.
  8. KazamBolt

    KazamBolt Active Member

    Corsola can get 2 different types of horsea and a Spearow. And putting cards into your hand can make you very vulnerable to Absol.
  9. vanderbilt_grad

    vanderbilt_grad New Member

    Putting cards in hand is risky vs Absol ... but not every deck runs it and and Absol is weak to your fighting. Horsea w/ 1 nrg for 30 to Absol then Seadra w/ 2 for the KO. I've tested plenty of Absol vs Kingdra and Absol doesn't like it much.

    I still feel that Pinsir d is the best starter for the deck. Corsola is nice but after you fill your bench what can she do? Nothing really. Pinsir on the other hand is potentially useful as long as you have him up and his body makes him more durable than most of the other options mentioned.

    Metagame would be the deciding factor for me. Lots of Absol and Magmortar ... then maybe Corsola ... otherwise Pinsir d.
  10. Epyon0015

    Epyon0015 New Member

    Pinsir d and Castform are my choices
  11. finalstain

    finalstain New Member

    Pinsir BY FAR without a doubt. The best thing you can do in a Kingdra deck is just swarm with Kindras, and Pinsir does exactly that. He is a direct outlet to Fearow, who is the backbone of your deck. That makes Pinsir the quickest starter for this deck, and trust me... in this deck, speed is something you NEED to take advantage of if available. Also, Ive actually sent him active in a few key situations to absorb some damage when they have more than 5 in hand. Castform is pretty bad right now as a starter... Pinsir is everything he used to be and more.
  12. Darkwalker

    Darkwalker New Member

    A 4-2 or 3-3 Furrett line could really speed things up in getting Kingdra Ex on the bench. It can make you vulnerable to Absol (depending on what you get out of your deck). If they don't play Absol you can pretty easily get a Kingrda up a turn by pulling a candy and the EX.
  13. gameguy782

    gameguy782 New Member

    Pinsir because you can use Holon Adventurer to discard it after setting up and draw 4.
  14. mbrisius93

    mbrisius93 New Member

    Pinsir d and 3-3 mentor roseanne...

    90% of t2 fearow LOL!!!

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