Help me fix my Infercatar deck for regionals (please)

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  1. burnpsy

    burnpsy New Member

    I've finally chosen one of my 2 lists, so:

    This is partially for regionals, but I'm going to use what we end up with as my main deck from now on.

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    Pokemon (24)

    4 Chimchar (DP)
    4 Monferno (DP)
    2 Infernape (DP)
    1 Infernape Lv. X (Promo)
    2 Magmar (MT)
    2 Magmar (SW)
    2 Magmortar (SW)
    4 Skitty (PK)
    1 Delcatty (PK)
    1 Azurril (DP)
    1 Chingling (MT)

    Trainer / Supporter / Stadium (20)

    4 Bebe's Search
    3 Roseanne's Research
    2 Professor Oak's Visit
    2 Team Galactic's Mars
    1 Time - Space Distortion
    2 Night Maintenance
    2 Warp Point
    1 Dusk Ball
    2 TV Reporter
    1 Night Pokemon Center

    Energy (16)

    16 :fire: Energy

    Strategy: power-up magmortar and let it faint while dealing heavy damage, the use ape lv. x. delcatty's in there for it's poke power. The rest should be obvious...

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    to make it even easier, here are the cards I have (omitting illegal cards) (no amounts included) (that aren't in use by me or the deck my bro is using, my deck is currently like list 1 so list 2 cards might show up):

    POKEMON:

    Aipom (MT), Azurill (DP), Bagon (PK), Bidoof (DP), Buneary (DP), Chansey (MT), Chatot (DP), Dodrio (MT), Dunsparce (MT), Gabite (MT), Gible (MT), Glameow (DP), Hapinny (MT), Hoothoot (DP), Noctowl (DP), Rattata (SW), Skitty (PK), Slakoth (MT), Slakoth (PK), Starly (DP), Teddiursa (MT), Zangoose (PK), Mightyena (PK), Murkrow (MT), Poochyena (PK), Sneasel (DP), Stunky (DP), Flaffy (SW), Luxio (DP), Luxray (DP), Pachirisu (POP6), Pichu (MT), Pikachu (MT), Shinx w/ Rawst Berry (MT), Shinx (DP), Charmander (PK), Charmeleon (PK), Combusken (PK), Cyndaquil (MT), Magmar (SW), Monferno (DP), Ninetales (MT), Ponyta (DP), Rapidash (DP), Torchic (PK), Vulpix (MT), Charmander (SW), Charmeleon (SW), Bonsly (DP), Geodude (MT), Graveler (Lucario Half-Deck), Hippopotas (DP), Hippowdon (DP), Kabutops (PK), Larvitar (MT), Onix (DP), Machamp (DP), Machoke (PK), Machoke (Lucario Half-Deck), Machop (PK), Machop (Lucario Half-Deck), Meditite (PK), Rhydon (DP), Trapinch (SW), Abomasnow (DP), Bayleef (MT), Beautifly (DP), Cacnea (PK), Cherrim (DP), Cherubi (DP), Combee (DP), Exeggcute (MT), Exeggutor (MT), Grotle (DP), Heracross (DP), Krickertot (MT), Silcoon (DP), Sunkern (SW), Surskit (MT), Torterra (DP), Torterra Lv. X (Promo), Turtwig (DP), Venomoth (SW), Wurmple (DP), Bastiodon (POP6), Beldum (PK), Lairon (MT), Magnemite (DP), Magneton (DP), Wormadam Steel (SW), Abra (MT), Croagunk (MT), Crobat (MT), Drifloon (DP), Dusclops (PK), Dusclops (DP), Duskull (PK), Duskull (DP), Gardevoir (RS/PK), Golbat (MT), Kirlia (PK), Mesprit (MT), Mime Jr. (DP), Misdreavus (DP), Mr. Mime (MT), Ralts (EX Sandstorm), Ralts (PK), Sableye (PK), Toxicroak (MT), Unown A (DP), Unown Z (SW), Ralts (SW), Unown I (MT), Unown T (MT), Wynaut (PK), Zubat (MT), Azumarril (DP), Barboach (MT), Buizel (DP), Croconaw (MT), Floatzel (DP), Goldeen (DP), Magikarp (MT), Manaphy (Manaphy Half-Deck), Octillery (MT), Omanyte (PK), Piplup (DP), Prinplup (DP), Remoraid (MT), Seaking (DP), Sealeo (MT), Seel (MT), Shellder (SW), Snorunt (PK), Snorunt (MT), Totodile (Manaphy Half-Deck), Vibrava (SW), Squirtle (EX Team Magma Vs. Team Aqua), Elekid (DP), Ekans (GE), Magby (MT), Caterpie (GE), Bulbasaur (SW), Whismur (GE), Weavile (SW), Doduo (MT), Masquerain (MT), Quilava (MT), Gengar (DP), Mantyke (DP), Paras (MT), Shieldon (MT), Wormadam Plant (SW), Lotad (SW), Diglett (SW), Pinsir (SW), Sableye (SW),Burmy Plant (SW),Shuppet (SW),Venonat (SW),Murkrow w/ Dusk Stone (SW), Raticate (SW), Breloom (SW), Carvanha (SW), Hoppip (SW), Clefairy w/ Moon Stone (SW), Wooper (SW), Banette (SW), Roselia (SW), Spheal (MT), Makuhita (GE), Muk (SW), Nidoran Male (SW), Sentret (SW), Dewgong (MT), Clamperl (GE), Wartortle (SW), Blastoise (SW), Stantler (SW), Smeargle (SW), Celebi (MT), Venusaur (SW), Cloyster (SW), Gyrados (MT), Shellos (SW), Cranidos (MT), Purugly (GE), Shelgon (SW), Nidoqueen (MT), Electabuzz (SW), Donphan (SW), Phanpy (SW), Electrode (SW), Voltorb (SW), Arcanine (SW), Growlithe (SW), Slowking (GE), Magcargo (GE), Aggron (MT), Gardevoir (SW), Gastrodon West (SW), Darkrai (GE), Darkrai Lv. X (Promo), Huntail (GE), Shellder Delta (the pck w/ the mountains symbol), Uxie (MT), Cloyster Delta (see shellder delta), Rhyhorn (DP), Ampharos (SW), Mareep (SW), Miltank (SW), Electivire (SW).

    SPECIAL ENERGY:

    Darkness Energy

    TRAINERS:

    Armor Fossil, Claw Fossil, Double Full Heal, Energy Removal 2, Energy Search, Energy Switch, Fossil Excavator, Mysterious Fossil, Night Pokemon Center, Phoebe's Stadium, Pokedex Handy910is, Potion, Professor Birch, Professor Rowan, Rival, Scott, Sidney's Stadium, Skull Fossil, Speed Stadium, Super Scoop Up, Switch

    EDIT: got new cards (nine are in the collection list, but the decks have been updated...)
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2008
  2. Darkwalker

    Darkwalker New Member

    If Infernape is your main attacker you want more than just one in the deck. For that matter you want to even out all your pokemon lines so there are the same amount of the highest stage as there are basics. A more balanced lineup would look like this:

    3 Chimchar (DP)
    2 Monferno (DP)
    3 Infernape (DP)
    1 Infernape Lvl X (DP)
    2 Magmar (MT)
    2 Magmortar (SW)
    1 Magmortar Lvl X (MT)
    2 Skitty (PK)
    2 Delcatty (PK)
    2 Pachirisu (GE)

    With the lines balanced out, let's look at the choices of pokemon now. Infernape and Delcatty both discard energy while Magmortar works best with a lot of energy on it. Since you aren't playing with anything (except Infernape Lvl X) to help get energy out of your discard your deck is working against itself. You can go in one of two directions here, focus on Infernape and add cards that work best with it, or remove the Infernape for one of the two Firestarter pokemon in the current format (Blaziken PK or Typhlosion MT). I'll modify the list above for each idea and you can choose which one you like better:

    22 Pokemon
    3-2-3-1 Infernape line
    3-2/1 Delcatty/Delcatty Ex
    2/2 Claydol
    3 Pachirisu

    If you use this setup, just make sure you use 4 Double Rainbow Energy to hopefully attack with Infernape very quickly early in the game. Use Delcatty and Claydol to search for the DRE each round. The Delcatty Ex can be used to get your hand size down and put Fire energy into your discard pile if you have Infernape Lvl X out or it can replenish your deck's energy (including the DRE) and do a bunch of quick damage in the process.

    22 Pokemon
    3-2-2/1 Blaziken (PK/GE)
    3-3 Magmortar (SW) (use MT Magmar)
    1 Magmortar Lvl X (MT)
    2-2 Delcatty (PK)
    3 Pachirisu (GE)

    This list focuses more on Magmortar being the main attacker and uses Blaziken (PK) to power up the next Magmortar with Firestarter so your attack is consistent once you get set up. Delcatty fills both your hand and your discard with it's power.
     
  3. elekid_957

    elekid_957 New Member

    pokemon:19
    2-2 delcatty
    1 delcatty EX
    4-2-3 infernape
    1 infernape LV.X
    4 pachirisu

    energy:
    4 DRE
    10 fire
     
  4. burnpsy

    burnpsy New Member

    I was trying to do the bolded part... but I didn't have the cards I needed so magmortar's a placeholder for now... (don't tell me to go buy them either, I don't have the money right now...)

    EDIT: Deck's changed!!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2008
  5. Darkwalker

    Darkwalker New Member

    Unless you are planning on playing in a sanctioned tournament, just use proxies. When you are on a limited budget, proxy decks and cards are the best route when testing a deck. Once you find out that a particular deck works I highly recommend trading first over anything else (even if you have to over trade for the cards). Ebay is nice if you need something right now, but card prices can be inflated and you usually get killed by shipping to boot.
     
  6. burnpsy

    burnpsy New Member

    I am planning on entering a bunch!!! and after testing, the older version of the deck seems to work better... for now...
     
  7. burnpsy

    burnpsy New Member

    O.K. now I've updated my strategy for both decks, s now it should be easier to help me... (btw, this isn't a bump, I read the rules...)
     
  8. Aggy&Co.

    Aggy&Co. Member

    just a thought here but why not try a different combo than Mags and Ape. I don't see the synergy other than fire energy.
    Really you would be better off adding either Blaziken or Typhlosion with the firestarter body/power. I know its not original but it works. Houndoom would be a better combo but you would need multi energy then. I like Amphoros more than vire, bench sitter but that power is awesome. Can't help much because I don't know the cards available to you for use.
     
  9. burnpsy

    burnpsy New Member

    I've listed all of my cards in the first post now...
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2008
  10. burnpsy

    burnpsy New Member

    both decks have been updated with new cards I got earlier... (this is not a bump, if you think it is, read the rules)
     
  11. burnpsy

    burnpsy New Member

    my deck's been updated again ( with 4 days or so left to prepare) and I've finally chosen one, but I still need help!!!

    (this is not a bump, if you think it is: read the rules)
     
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