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  1. SwampertEX

    SwampertEX New Member

    Hide and Seek... (E-on)

    Pokemon: 16
    4 Gastly (Exp)
    2 Haunter (1 of each)
    4 Gengar (Exp)
    3 Nincada
    3 Shedinja

    Energy: 16
    12 Psychic
    4 Warp

    Trainers: 28
    4 Root Fossil
    4 Claw Fossil
    3 Rare Candy
    3 POR
    3 Shaman
    2 Ancient Ruins
    3 Master Ball
    3 Switch
    3 Warp Point

    There's the deck. I must give a big thanks to the winner of the Winter Haven CC for the deck idea and to a few other ppl who attended. It's been through a few test rounds and it either KO's the main attkers w/ Gengar, or decks the opponent. Either is good in my book. ;) I have also found that this satisfies my thirst for a good rogue deck and allows me to have a little fun w/ a new and different deck.
    Any fixes, compliments or bashings are welcome!(though bashings are highly frowned upon. lol) Thx
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2004
  2. |PoKeY|

    |PoKeY| New Member

    I dont get the deck at all...
    are you supposed to like lose like 4 prizes or so on purpose and then play... thats kind of pointless, considering if you get one prize behind you are already in trouble with 80% of the decks in the current playing atmosphere...

    i dont understand how this can win..
  3. Daddiursa

    Daddiursa New Member


    Have you had any trouble with bench hitting pokemon yet, stuff like Kingdra EX w/Water Arrow Seadra, Electabuzz, Cacturne or Aggron EX? Or Darkness pokemon like Sneasel EX?
  4. |PoKeY|

    |PoKeY| New Member

    i honestly think it would have trouble with a shuckle deck to be honest. im not bashing or anything. this deck needs serious help. i cant even think of where to start. Maybe making a completely new deck
  5. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    This deck dominated asheville CC, and I believe won in a few ones in florida aswell. It is a easy tech against gardevior, but BAR really cripples it. You just switch the fossil, attack, move the fossil up again. Your opponent doesn't ever get to hit your hitter and well you ko your opponent's monsters in a few turns of attacking each one.
  6. SwampertEX

    SwampertEX New Member

    Umm, have you read Gengars Attack??? It does 40 damage then after doing damage you have to switch it w/ one of your Benched Pokemon... Therefore you hide behind Fossils and Ninja to keep Gengar safe and stall for time or till your opponent decks... You should really find out what cards do b4 you post...

    Well, to tell you the truth, the only one of those decks that I've ever encountered is Kingdra. But Bench attkers normally help this deck b/c if my opponent draws enough prizes, I can (ab)use Gengars Power (I usually have 2-3 out) and move damage between my opponents PKMN for easy ko's. I knocked out a couple Blazes in a Niniken deck w/ that move. That deck eventually overcame me when he had like 20 cards in his hand 1 card in deck and 2 prizes and top decked a POR...grrrrr But I really like this deck and I'm lookin for any improvements. Thx
  7. SwampertEX

    SwampertEX New Member

    Yes it did win a few Florida CC's and it's about time a new rogue dominated! lol BAR gives the version w/ only Fossils alot more trouble than mine, b/c I added Ninja, BAR can't touch me. hehehe BTW Thx for stickin up 4 me Prime! It's been a LONG time since we've actually agreed on sumthin let alone you stickin up 4 me. thx a bunch
  8. Rabid Raichu

    Rabid Raichu New Member

    I played a similar deck recently against an Aggron Ex/Xatu dack -- I got smeared when the Aggron Ex w/4 metal energy came out to play. Switch to Shedinja -- opponent brought out a basic to cream it! I'm trying Super Energy Removal 2 -- two flips is awful, but if you put four in a deck and do manage to use it against the Aggron Ex -- whoops -- there goes all that metal energy! :D

    I see you have warp points -- I sure could have used those for picking off the Xatu, so those should help immensely.
  9. SwampertEX

    SwampertEX New Member

    Ya, I suspect that those decks would give this a mighty load of trouble, but Aggaron isn't real big down hear in sunny Florida, so it shouldn't be too big of a problem. Gojira decks down here are scarce, but I'll try to think of sumthin to get around them. O and BTW if u have a Ninja up, than Aggy's attk is useless right? And if you can't attk, let your opponent deck themselves! That's why it's always good to have a backup plan. lol
  10. Daddiursa

    Daddiursa New Member


    If you can find room for 3 Strength Charms in you deck, maybe that would help? 'Cos when Shedinja is active your opponent will hopefully bring out a basic, non-ex pokemon, and there are lots of 50HP basics around. So if Gengar could do 50 damage to them maybe he would be more efficient? Just a thought.
  11. SwampertEX

    SwampertEX New Member

    Most major decks don't keep around basics and if u c one on the bench, just put up a claw fossil... Thx for the help, but I don't know if there's any room for the charm...
  12. nikePK

    nikePK New Member

    aggron still drills your benched stuff, he just doesn't hurt Shedinja, and shedinja only. This loses to aggron bad, and I think Kingdra should definitely be able to destroy it, but it looks really good against most of the other stuff out there, bar included.... correct me if i'm wrong Jermy/Mudkip lol. I'm really not sure why you need 6 switch type cards in the deck... I'd drop 2 or 3 of those for the previously mentioned S. Charms, Oran Berries, or more draw power.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2004
  13. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 New Member

    You guys owe me royalties. ;)

    Anyway, the deck is quite sound. I'm surprised how committed peoplw are to getting "baby"porter working.
  14. davechri

    davechri New Member

    First, I would drop Ancient Ruins. You've got 9 supporters in this deck. That's quite a few and chances are that you won't get many opportunities to us Ancient Ruins.

    Second, I think you've got too much energy. The only thing you really need to power up in a single Gengar and then use the rest of the energy for retreating Shedinja.

    Third, beware of Ampharos EX. Shedinja only has 30 HP and if you're getting hit with 10 each time you attach energy (in order to retreat Shedinja (you won't always have a Switch or Warp Point)) you're going to run out of HP pretty quick. Consider teching in a Potion or two.

    The power is nice, but it's not something you're going to be relying on. As a matter of fact, this deck would be just as good if Gengar had no power whatsoever.

    From my perspective, there are 3 major decks right now: Gardevoir, Ampharos, and BAR. This deck is dominant against Gardevoir. I've had success with it against Amphy, and my daughter went 1-1 against BARs. We're play-testing it right now against those 3 decks (created from CC-winning and high-finishing deck lists posted on Pokegym) and it's doing well against all 3. Can it consistently beat Gardevoir? Yes. Can it consistently beat Ampharos? It's going about a 75% clip right now. BAR? Not sure. There's a lot of bad BAR out there and a lot of people who have copied BAR decks are don't play them well. Against those, this deck will probably be ok. But if you run up against a good player with a highly-tuned BAR, probably not.
  15. Tyranitar666

    Tyranitar666 New Member

    This deck doesn't work like this. You beat Gardevoir. You will not beat Kingdra. Pokemon Nurse ends you. Same costs you the game vs Ampharos. Aggron Wailord beats you hands down, as the extra healing hurts too. Blaziken has too much HP and deals bench damage too. I have definitely seen potential in Gengar, don't get me wrong. The card is good and can win. Gengar itself is a very strong card, and I'll be honest and say I had tested this sort of deck for awhile, but it falls short vs a few too m any decks. Its close but lacks the ability to score the final kills. Not BAD, but its missing something that I have yet to be able to find. I don't know if it is available yet, but I expect Gengar to be effective in the near future, but I have yet to see someone unlock it.
  16. davechri

    davechri New Member

    I agree with Blaziken, he's a horse. Aggron is a problem too, but (fortunately) we've only seen one in the 4 CCs we've been to. But the only thing Aggron really has to fear is fire. So unless you're playing Fire, everybody has to be concerned with Aggron.

    I'm not overly concerned about Kingdra or Amphy. There's a tactic I've used in the past against other "energy move/Pokemon Nurse" decks (like Poliwrath) that is effective against them. There is also some tech that you can use to counter Amphy as well. (This approach has worked well so far, going 2-0 against Ampharos decks in CCs, and yet to lose during play testing over the past week). But I love Kingdra and it's had some success in some CCs (Charlotte, at least). I'm hoping people keep working that deck (without being too afraid of Amphy).

    One of my big concerns with Gengar is Dark Pokemon. Their resistant to Psychic is nasty. But not so many people are playing them. Not sure why. (I keep looking for an Expedition Tyranitar deck to show up, but it never does. Just more Gardy/Amphy/BAR. :( )
  17. duanojo

    duanojo New Member

    I combo Gengar with SS Golduck and EX Magby with High Pressure System in this deck (http://www.pokegym.net/showthread.php?t=4741) that works fairly well. Usually the oponent has to flip heads at least once prior to attacking.

    By the way, Dave, I played Tyranitar with Furret and Boost energy at the last league tourney and went 4-2 with it. He's still a viable threat.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2004
  18. Daddiursa

    Daddiursa New Member


    This might be a long shot, but... well, you decide if this is a good idea or not:

    Use Mystery Plate (gamma) from Skyridge! This card might work very well in your deck for at least two reasons. 1) In early game you can attatch it to a fossil and *Voila!* you got a new hand of 6 cards (sounds a little like Cleffa, doesn't it?), and 2) In late game (when your opponent has 2 prizes left), you Chaos Move damage so that one of your opponets evolved pokes will be knocked out if you remove the top card from it with MP (gamma).

    Or you could use it with Shedinja, because of it's own poor attack.. or maybe get an extra advantage out of a fossil you returned to the bench with a Warp Energy.

    To do this you should also add a fisherman to retreieve those few energies that follows the fossils to their graveyard. Perheps do this:

    + 1 Psychic Energy
    + 4 Mystery Plate (gamma)
    + 1 Fisherman
    - 1 Warp Energy
    - 3 Desert Shaman
    - 2 Ancient Ruins (You go: *No way, Norway!!*)

    Tell me what you think!
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2004
  19. meganium45

    meganium45 Active Member

    Just want to let you know, the inventor of this deck is being given kudos by Newman as inspiring the WailordEX deck....

    Just took the concept the the ABSOLUTE extreme!

  20. |PoKeY|

    |PoKeY| New Member


    Umm, have you read Gengars Attack??? It does 40 damage then after doing damage you have to switch it w/ one of your Benched Pokemon... Therefore you hide behind Fossils and Ninja to keep Gengar safe and stall for time or till your opponent decks... You should really find out what cards do b4 you post...
    :End Quote

    Are you joking me.
    Of course I know what the cards do, i have most them and have prolly tested with the majority of the worthy cards.
    and 2nd of all do you know who your talking to. You should really find out who certain people are b4 you post...

    3rd off, I do actually like the idea of gengar. Like Fulop said, it is very strong but it's just not good enough to work out.

    but shedinja and the fossils can only stall. Stalling is really for a false sense of security.

    Gengar needs a decent back up hitter in order for it to be successful.

    Bench Hitters will completely obliterate this deck and use it as toilet paper.
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