Since the release of Majestic Dawn, Empoleon has quickly established itself as an archetype. Its success has destroyed Magmortar and allowed rogue counters such as Torterra to be competitive. [editor's note: this particular article discusses the Omastar variant of the deck] Empoleon is much like Exeggutor δ in its ability to spread damage and deal high direct damage with a large bench. Dual Splash is similar to Exeggutor's split bomb and can inflict heavy damage for low energy without taking prize cards. This means that Scramble energy can be used to power its more expensive attack with one energy drop. Omastar devolves opponent's benched pokémon. If an opponent's benched pokémon have been rare candied from a 60HP basic, then they can be reduced to this and KOed easily with dual splash. Double rainbow energy and scramble energy will be discarded if they were attached to an evolved pokémon devolved to a basic. Team Galactic's Wager can be played to shuffle those evolution cards back into your opponent's deck, so it may be harder for them to evolve again. With warp point, your opponent's active pokémon will then be vulnerable to Primal Swirl also. Decklist Pokémon: 23 4 Piplup 3 Prinplup 3 Empoleon 1 Empoleon LvX 2 Baltoy 2 Claydol 1 Omanyte 2 Omastar 1 Mew* δ 1 Unown Q 1 Phione 1 Chatot 1 Holon's Castform Trainers: 21 4 Roseanne's Research 4 Bebe's Search 3 Team Galactic's Wager 1 Steven's Advice 2 Warp Point 4 Rare Candy 2 Helix Fossil 1 Night Maintenance Energy: 16 4 Call Energy 8 Water Energy 4 Scramble Energy Strategy Call Energy and Roseanne's research are to help setup and increase your bench for Empoleon's surf together attack. Pull a setup pokémon such as phione or chatot as bait to activate scramble energy, or choose Baltoy and Piplup for a sustainable engine. Unown Q and Holon's Castform help preserve energy attachments. Mew* can copy opponent's setup attacks such as call for family or evolutionary wish. It can also copy attacks like Restore or Pain Amplifier. With rainbow wave, you can spread very efficently in the mirror match or perhaps in a tight situation against Phione or Glaceon. Holon's Castform allows for other attacks such as Bring Down or Shield Beam to be used. This version is turbo and tech based. Other additions to consider include Absol ex, Omastar PK, Bronzong, more Night Maintenance and Warp Point, Celio's Network or quick balls without the techs.