Challenge Team Magma on their home turf! Try this deck out. (Ruby Sapphire Onward)

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  1. Prof. Douglas Zuver

    Prof. Douglas Zuver New Member

    Ruby Sapphire Onward Modified Format
    (NOT currently required by Tournaments)

    4 Team Magma's Zangoose
    4 Team Magma's Groudon
    4 Team Magma's Baltoy #67
    4 Team Magma's Claydol #33

    4 Claw Fossil
    4 Team Magma Hideout
    4 Team Magma Ball
    4 Team Magma Conspirator
    4 Team Magma Schemer
    4 TV Reporter

    12 Fighting Energy
    4 Darkness Energy
    4 Magma Energy

    If you have purchased one each of every Theme Deck as they come out,
    you should have most of this deck already. Hats off to MT Jimmer for making
    the latest set of Theme Decks really nice!

    Picking up a second Team Magma Deck would give you enough
    Team Magma Groudon and most of the trainers except TV Reporter
    which comes two each in all the Dragon theme decks.

    Team Magma's Groudon can usually attack by the time it is powered up,
    thanks to Team Magma Ball, Team Magma Conspirator, and
    Team Magma Zangoose filling up the bench with "Call for Family."

    Team Magma's Claydol and Baltoy are usually discarded by Team Magma Schemer,
    though Claydol's ability to hit the bench is very important. Team Magma Hideout
    and Claw Fossil are in the deck for the same reason. The strategy is to try to make
    sure at least some of your Opponent's Pokemon have 2 damage counters on them
    when they face Team Magma's Groudon.

    Adding a Darkness Energy makes Groudon's attack even stronger,
    and Magma Energy makes powering up quick for a big hit.

    The neat thing about this deck is that it is Fighting weak to Grass
    instead of weakness to Water or Psychic,
    it is a good solid Ruby Sapphire Onward Format deck,
    Team Magma's Groudon has very efficient attacks,
    Team Magma's Zangoose is Colorless and hits up to 60,
    it is economical to build and it has a neat theme about it:
    The TV crew is following Team Magma around on their latest exploits.

    There are lots of techs and changes that could be put into this deck.
    Yes, I am using the "wrong" Claydol, but this one is easier to find and
    fits my purpose better. However, the harder to get Psychic Claydol
    combined with Mr. Briney's Compassion is interesting.
    The almighty Dunsparce is also a possibility, however this deck draws
    rather well without it, and Dunsparce are in great demand.


    :) :pokeball: :fighting: :pokeball: :)
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2004
  2. Prof. Douglas Zuver

    Prof. Douglas Zuver New Member

    Look -- Team Aqua tries a sneak attack on Team Magma's Hideout:

    4 Team Aqua's Kyogre
    3 Team Aqua's Sealo #16
    4 Team Aqua's Spheal #57
    3 Team Aqua's Manectric #4
    4 Team Aqua's Electrike #53

    3 Mr. Briney's Compassion
    3 Team Aqua Techinical Machine 01
    4 Team Aqua Conspirator
    4 Team Aqua Schemer
    4 Team Aqua Ball
    4 TV Reporter

    8 Water Energy
    8 Electric Energy
    4 Aqua Energy

    They challenge each other to a best of three series.

    In game one, Team Aqua repeatedly confuses Team Magma.
    Team Magma retreats discarding precious energy.
    Team Aqua's bench is heavily damage and Team Magma sees
    the victory in sight. Team Magma pushes forward Groundon
    without any energy to buy time. Team Aqua refuses
    to attack and laughs while Team Magma decks out.

    In game two, Team Magma successfully decides to risk the
    confusion attack and presses on with Claydol for big bench damage.
    Team Aqua uses Mr. Briney twice for a big comeback, but in the
    end Team Magma's Groudon armed with Darkness Energy wins
    the game.

    The two forces face each other for the final showdown.
    Who will win? Will the forces of Water flood the Earth?
    Or will Team Magma hold their fortress?
  3. Prof. Douglas Zuver

    Prof. Douglas Zuver New Member

    Elsewhere, at the Team Aqua Hideout,
    Archie teaches young students:
    "...when in Darkness look to the light..."

    "As you can see from this Team we have balanced many forces together:"

    3 Team Aqua's Mightyena #30 "Aqua Call"
    4 Team Aqua's Poochyena #55
    4 Team Aqua's Kyogre
    3 Team Aqua's Lanturn
    4 Team Aqua's Chinchou

    4 Archie
    4 Team Aqua Ball
    4 Team Aqua Conspirator
    4 Team Aqua Schemer
    4 TV Reporter

    10 Water Energy
    4 Electric Energy
    4 Darkness Energy
    4 Aqua Energy

    "Good Leadership Is Important!
    I, Archie can easily start the match with Mightyena
    who will quickly fill the bench with 'Aqua Call.'"
  4. Psyduck

    Psyduck New Member


    Is this a comic book story line w/ secret decks included? Why didn't I think of this sooner????
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