Hey everyone, I was looking through the threads on the gym, and I saw a couple empoleon lists, so I decided to make a version of my own! Here’s the list, it’s fast and hits hard. Pokemon: 17 3-2-3-1 Empoleon /Empoleon level x 2-2 Claydol 4 Absol Trainers: 26 4 Celio’s network 4 Rare candy 4 Plus power 3 Roseanne’s research 3 Team galactic’s wager 2 Team galactic’s mars 2 Steven’s advice 2 Night maintenance 2 Warp point Energy: 17 4 Double rainbow 2 Scramble 9 Water 2 Holon wp ~Strategy~ Start out with absol disrupting there set up. turn 2-3 you should get claydol up and running. Having claydol up will help you get your empoleon's ready to go. Once you get 1-2 empoleons set up start sniping and beating your opponent down. Empoleon level x helps disrupt your opponent with getting rid of some of there hand. ~Pokemon Review~ Empoleon/Empoleon lvl x: The main attacker in the deck, a great dmg spreader, and a solid hitter; can 2 hit everything in the format. Claydol: The enabler. Helps you get the cards that you need, helps set up and stay consistent even against wager or absol. Absol: The starter in the deck. The reason I chose absol is because it seems to be very affective for me so far during the format, and I found that it hurts Gardilade a ton when it tries to set up, along with other decks too. ~Match-ups~ Magmorter: 65/35. This should be an easy match-up considering weakness. As long as you get an empoleon set up turn 2-3 you should be fine; you should be able to consistently 1 hit and spread damage. Blissy variants: 55/45. As long as you get an empoleon set up you can 2 hit there blissys, while they 2-3 hit you. Although the tables can turn when you set up a late empoleon. Also absol helps win this match-up, it destroys there hand, making your opponent struggle to set up a blissy. G&G: 50/50. This match-up could really go either way, the absol will help you win this match-up immensely discarding all there useful cards. And sniping will help with bring down. Bannete: 40/60. This match-up is pretty tough, you have to stall with absol by letting a few of them die while setting up an empoleon, then you need to start one hitting bannetes. If you can't get an empoleon turn 2-3 this will be a hard match-up to win. So there it is, comments and suggestions always welcome, let me know what you guys think.