Recently more and more POR (Professor Oak's Research) has been showing up more often. When it was Genesis and on, Cleffa was played in every deck, and so Copycat got you a seven card hand that they just EEEEEEEKED for, since they didn't have the chance to play any of those cards, as EEEEEEEK is an attack. Copycat used to be the "new hand" card of choice. But crazy people, not to mention names coff*Otaku*coff have been saying hand sizes have been shrinking. Four words. PLAY A BAR DECK. I mean seriously. They Oak's Research or Reporter or something, then energy draw once or sometimes twice! Two energ draws is SIX CARDS! Plus whatever else they had, even a reporter and energy draw per turn is six more cards to copy. POR isn't that great. Delcatty and Linoone (shudder) are very popular (Linoone is played in my area) right now. They add cards to the hand. Reporter and other card drawing trainers. Add cards to the hand. I see six or seven card hands on average. Amphy EX players, sometimes opponents are hesitant to play energy. Another card to copycat. Recently a friend of mine designed an Amphy EX/Holo Shiftry deck. I urged him to use Copycat because of their combined powers that keep energy in the hand. And don't yell at me because some decks counter this. Birch is fairly copyable and played heavily in Aggron/Wailord decks because of the inclusion of Furret. My Gardy deck has low amounts of energy at a time, which is the reason I play it (not the only reason). If I come up against Copycat, I am safe. Copycat hasn't lost power. I just listed, in my opinion, and partially most of yours, the top few decks in the current envio, and if you think I don't know what I'm talking about, you had best THINK AGAIN! Just kidding. But seriously, Copycat doesn't have nothing to copy. Decks running Oak's Research more than likely have Delcatty stationed on the bench. Decks without POR are running...Copycat! Copycat still has plenty to copy, it was a good card, is and will be until it is rotated out of the set. Then nobody will remember it because they'll only be able to play it in unlimited, where Oak rules. So don't forget, Copycat isn't without something to copy. It's got plenty to copy. Hand sizes aren't shrinking. They are staying the same, maybe getting larger. I don't know about where you play, but Copycat has always worked for me, and I expect it to keep playing well for me.