I played RaiDaunt(Blue Thunder) at BRs and did pretty well. Now, after looking at Weavile SW, I have a new deck to play. Here's both for ya, my contribution to the community and to player willing to take risks. RaiDaunt(Blue Thunder)-The List Pokemon 12 2x Crawdaunt EX 3x Corpish 3x Raichu MT 3x Pikachu MT 1x Rayquaza EX d Trainers 29 3x Castaway 2x Stength Charm 2x Buffer Piece 2x Cessation Crystal 2x TGW 2x Bill's Maintenance 1x Holon Mentor 3x Windstorm 3x Bebe's Search 2x Lake Boundary 2x Master Ball or Dusk Ball 2x Quick Ball 3x Night Maintenance Energy 19 6 Water 10 Lightning 3 Boost This list is EXTREMELY TIGHT. Be careful in changing it, because even the smallest changes can shift the balance greatly. CrawVile(Shadowed Claw)-The List Pokemon 12 2x Crawdaunt EX 3x Corpish 3x Weavile SW 3x Sneasel SW or DP 1x Vaporeon star Trainers 30 3x Castaway 2x Stength Charm 2x Buffer Piece 2x Cessation Crystal 2x TGW 2x Bill's Maintenance 1x Holon Mentor 4x Windstorm 3x Bebe's Search 2x Sidney's Stadium 2x Master Ball or Dusk Ball 2x Quick Ball 3x Night Maintenance Energy 18 5 Water 4 Dark Special 6 Dark Basic 3 Boost The two lists' trainer setups are almost the same but vary in their chosen stadium card-RaiDaunt plays Lake Boundary(for Lightning and Water weaknesses), and CrawVile playes Sidney's(for getting out of special conditions) The Cards Crawdaunt EX http://pokegym.net/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18043 Your main attacker for the deck, as solid as any. The power, Splash Back, is useful in situation but most of time when people realize you are playing the deck, they neglect to pay attention to it. The attack, Power Blow, is also nothing great on it's own, taking so long to charge up by itself, but with Raichu or Weavile, it's a beast. Raichu http://pokegym.net/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=31286 Raichu. Really great Pokemon. For no energy whatsoever, he can search the deck for two :lightning: energy attach it to any Pokemon. Bring this out to power up Crawdaunt, and it'ds usually a good idea to have a Buffer Piece or Cesssation Crystal attached to the guy, he's vulnerable there and you don't want to lose early prizes. The downside? He's weak to Fighting AND he has a retreat cost, making that free attack a lot less sweet. Weavile http://www.pokebeach.com/news/0907/secret-wonders/weavile.jpg Oh, Weavile. While he doesn't have quite as much HP as Raichu, this guy makes up for it. He attaches :dark: instead, and with his power, he makes the active Dark type. What does this mean? Crawdaunt can gain 30 damage for each energy attached! With water and the four Darks, you already have 150 damage, enough to knock out almost anything, within as little as two turns, with NO DOWNSIDE. Rayquaza EX d http://pokegym.net/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18276 For the Raichu variant. Play him if Crawdaunt dies and you only have a little enrgy left, great attacker that can clean up very quickly. Vaporeon star http://pokegym.net/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=20441 Good in both variants, but best used in the CrawVile deck due to space limitations. This guy can heal your Crawdaunt nice and easy, which he'll need to stay alive. Castaway http://pokegym.net/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=17999 REQUIRED. YOU NEED THIS CARD IN YOUR DECK. It can get you everything you need, the one water, strength charms, buffer pieces, cessations.... and another supporter. Bebe's Search http://pokegym.net/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=31258 Bebe's is for searching EXs, that's all it does. But it also can let you look for basics, if you need to. Windstorm http://pokegym.net/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18028 You NEED this too. Buffer Piece will eat you alive. But Cess is worse when using CrawVile, much worse. Rid yourself of them quickly. Night Maintenance http://pokegym.net/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=31369 Does this really need explanation? Get your energies and Pokes back of course! Boost Energy http://pokegym.net/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=20652 BAM!Can be attached to EXs, asnd provides 3 energy. Another 60 damage, just like that. You'd be crazy not to play it. great for overcoming metal energy resistence. The Strategy The strategy is short and simple, easy to understand, and works for both decks. Play your starter, Raichu or Weavile, first. Power up Crawdaunt ASAP, retreat, and go to town. If things get messy, bring up Rayquaza or heal the guy with Vaporeon star. Be careful though not to hesitate. For this deck, you must constantly be aggressive even if it mteans getting Knocked Out. Keep up the pressure and they'll break eventually. MATCHUPS I have no match ups for CrawVile yet, but here are some for Raidaunt. vs. Infercatty 70-30 Water weakness, low HP? Ha. Dead before you know it, unless they T1/2 you. As long as you don't start badly, you'll be fine. vs. Mario 60-40 Early Lucarion hurts on Pikachu and Corpish, and if they play Lake Boundary, T1 is possible. vs. Empoloeon 60-40 Crawdaunt just barely has the edge. If they play Lucario, prepare for tougher times, but if not, it's still pretty rough. Stay persistent and cut off sniping quickly, and you shoudl be alright. Make use of Raichu and Lake Boundary as well. vs. Blissey 50-50 Ugh. Discounting a mulligan of 11 times I had at BRs, this usually goes pretty well. However it also depends on how fast you raise Raichu. Get him quick, and should be able to put Blissey down, but if they play Delcatty EX, watch out. vs. Electivire 40-60 For the sole existence of this deck, I reccomend teching Blastoise d or Rayquaza d. Electivire is not prejudiced and can and will soundly exterminate you. However, if you can beat them down early, you should be alright. Avoid playing tools if at all possible. vs. Mirror 50-50 Depends on the player, and how smart they are. I hope you enjoy this unofficial article on a deck I hope some people will use in the future.