Phione/Claydol: GREAT for the game!

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by BigChuck01, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. pikachu*

    pikachu* New Member

    Pachi will still see more play than Phione. Until celios goes out of format. Once that happens i reckon phione will take over.
     
  2. bulbasnore

    bulbasnore Administrator Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    Welcome back, to the same old place that you laughed about.

    Neither news nor gossip, moving to strategy.

    Psychic Lock holding the format down? :rolleyes: Can't use Powers? Wait til Aerodactyl shows up to punish us for breaking out of Psychic Lock; it'll stack, so two on the bench will get the Claydols after two Cosmic Powers. What other cards will show up to make us wish we never saw a Power?

    Then, with Omastar's Power, we're going to get the return of a pretty good lock deck. Better have Phione.


    Phenomenal Cosmic Power, itty-bitty living space.
    --Aladdin, reflecting on Claydol's feelings after Aerodactyl
     
  3. TrainerJL

    TrainerJL New Member

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that every time I use Cosmic Power. :lol:
     
  4. flariados

    flariados New Member

    In DP5 of the Japanese set there is an Armaldo which blocks attacks which do 60 damage or less. THis should be fun against gallade and he has got an amazing 140 Hp.
     
  5. Muk Man

    Muk Man New Member

    with call energy i think that traditional starters will take a back seat for a while... although i like the ability to have a sentret with call for family!!!!
     
  6. SPARTA

    SPARTA New Member

    YOUR OBJECTION IS DENIED. IF YOU ARE DISAGREEING WITH BIG CHUCK, YOU ARE WRONG.
    I agree though, those two cards in this format means that decks will have a massive consistancy boost, and that we can see stage two decks that AREN'T GG in the format.
     
  7. burnpsy

    burnpsy New Member

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    o....................... k................................. wierd................................................. :confused:

    anyways, I hope the new TM card comes as it's the exact same as phione: just a thought, but that might be better for non-water decks (just put one on a pachi and you've got a hybrid of the two right there... :thumb:)
     
  8. TSDMage

    TSDMage New Member

    Fully agree, Chuck. I can already see it now after the rotation...

    4 Phione (4 Call Energy)
    2-2 Claydol
    3-1-3 Empoleon
    2-1-2 Omastar (heck, maybe 3-1-3 or 3-2-3)

    *drools*
     
  9. SPARTA

    SPARTA New Member

    The TM scan is from the next Japanese set, meaning we will probably not get it til after worlds.
     
  10. burnpsy

    burnpsy New Member

    either way, Phione + Pachi (as one pokemon) = AWESOME (set up, then evolve....)

    I forgot to metion that your post on the top of this page should say "Overruled" but whatever...
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2008
  11. HurricaneWarty

    HurricaneWarty New Member

    I really don't know if I want to rely on having a Phione AND a Call Energy in my opening hand. When you play a max of 4 each, what are the chances of getting both consistently? Just think about how often you get an opening hand without a starter. Something like 4/2 Pachirisu/Phione would be much more consistent, so much so it is worth taking the extra deck space.
     
  12. corypoke2

    corypoke2 New Member

    I personally think the play is 4 Phione + trainers/supporters to get out the basics. Pachi-retreat-Phione just seems like it would take too long + the bench fill factor...

    -Cory
     
  13. ARMondak

    ARMondak New Member

    There will be far too much Dusknoir to afford playing Phione and Pachirisu. I'd rather play Balls/Mentor than be limited to building up 1 Pokemon (assuming Pachirisu/Phione is active and one is on the bench, and Claydol on the bench).
     
  14. SPARTA

    SPARTA New Member

    A good deck doesn't worry about Dusknior, especially a good Empoleon deck :thumb:
     
  15. yoyofsho16

    yoyofsho16 New Member

    what does new dusknoir do?
     
  16. mrdraz07

    mrdraz07 New Member

    ^ The new Dusknoir's power goes: flip a coin, if heads look at your opponent's hand and discard a Pokemon from it (I think), and the attack is PPC 70 heal 20 from Dusknoir and move it to one of your opponent's bench.
     
  17. yoyofsho16

    yoyofsho16 New Member

    eh id much rather shuffle a benched pokemon. plus what will discarding an opponents pokemon do for garchomp?
     

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