the raichu d bandwagon

Discussion in 'TCG News & Gossip Discussion' started by jkwarrior, Jul 6, 2006.

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  1. jkwarrior

    jkwarrior New Member


    People are sheep.

    If you look at the trade thread, everyone HAS TO HAVE a raichu d. It was like that with Flareon ex, Steelix ex, Lugia ex, Mew ex/Manetric ex...

    People, be a little original please.

    Why does everyone have to jump on the raichu d bandwagon? Instead of trying to copy the deck, try to come up with a deck that can beat it and all of the other decks in the format.

    Am I the only one who this frustrates?
  2. Water Pokemon Master

    Water Pokemon Master <a href="

    *jumps on*

    If it's a good deck, which it is, play it. Don't not play it just to not be original. I already started playing it. :p Es bueno, es bueno. While I may be a copycat, I know what to copy.
  3. Pokekid

    Pokekid New Member

    ok ill be a little original
    *jumps off wagon*
    1 spoink
    59 psychic energy

    *jumps onto W2K6 champion wagon*

  4. meganium45

    meganium45 New Member

    That's OK jk warrior, just trade your Raichu Deltas to me LOL!

    Hey, there are a lot of serious players out there who now see this (properly) as a serious deck!

    You either learn what you are up against, or you lose to it!

    Many people may now want these not only to play themselves, but to see how it works!

    I, like most people, am building the deck to train my sons with for Worlds.

    I may not have the "pure list", but Pooka's will do (assuming there is a newer one)


  5. moza

    moza New Member

    People can play what they want to. If they want to use Raichu D, they have all their rights to. Some may play the exact list, others may use their own techs. Either way is fine by me, but I already have mine built:smile:
  6. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    I was never on the bandwagon. I told you that Raichu d would win nats, and I'll say here and now that Raichu d will not win worlds.
  7. jkwarrior

    jkwarrior New Member

    Hey patriarch,

    what did you play for nats?
  8. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    Kettler's been playing/testing/talking about Raichu D for MONTHS.
  9. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Does this include the new National Champion?
    After all, it wasn't his deck that he won with.
  10. jkwarrior

    jkwarrior New Member

    Yeah that's always kind of bothered me too. Maybe someday I'll make it to the "elite" "lafonte" call it what you will level, so i'll know all of "the decks" before they're popular.

    A man can dream
  11. Prime

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

    Sure, you can have the mentality that people will play the big deck or atleast one of the big decks. But I am reminded that everytime big decks come along, it's been a new deck that has stepped up and actually won the big tournaments.

    When everyone was playing rock-lock and dragtrode and blaziken, Medicham EX stood up and kicked all their butts. When everyone started playing Medicham EX, along with Muk EX and stuff, it was Nidoqueen that stood up and kicked all their butts. When everyone started playing LBS and Mewtric, it was Raichu/Exeguttor that stood up and kicked all their butts.

    Playing archetypes might cut it for Cities-Gym Challenges, but when it comes to the big tournaments, what do we see doing well? The same old archetype, or a brand-new, not fully discovered, consistant deck?

    I think if the past year results show anything, it shows that with proper research, with proper building, with proper training, and behind the hands of a good player, it will do well.
  12. xcountry

    xcountry New Member

    *jumps on* IM ORIGINAL....i just use raichu delta! hehehe
  13. Matias

    Matias New Member

    building winning decks is been around for years and it will keep happening (not only on pokemon tcg). Also, whats the point of doing the world champ decks? Ppl pay for the deck that won, thats all. I guess if you dont like the fact of ppl copying ideas, just get over it and build a counterdeck every time this kind of thing happens, idk.
  14. totoro

    totoro Active Member

    lest we forget, served up w/ a side of Team Magma!!
    Agreed, Prime, 100%!!!
  15. Absoltrainer

    Absoltrainer New Member

    Honestly I agree with JK everyone wants it cause it won nats and I honesty don't like the deck

    Others as meganium45 said just want too see how it works I mean Everyone made a flarisdos deck or some other archtype at one time. It's just a fad that will go away after worlds. Or even after Mirical crystal comes out
  16. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    You're right about how important it is to do what you can to get ahead of the metagame, but playing archetypes can score you major wins. 2004 is infamous for archetypes winning not only nationals, but worlds as well (Garde and Magma).
  17. pringlemasterlol

    pringlemasterlol New Member

    magma was known about, but it was by no means an archetype. everyone thought it sucked until the japanese whipped our butts.
  18. ZAKtheGeek

    ZAKtheGeek New Member

    I think it was an archetype in japan, though?
  19. pringlemasterlol

    pringlemasterlol New Member

    indeed it was, indeed it was
  20. Krayzie

    Krayzie New Member

    Too bad most of the players from Lafonte and the Elite 4 ddint know about raichu/ eggs.

    Martin and I were told the deck friday by AJ(TheAnswerthree) and Pooka. So we didnt jump on the bandwagon. We were told this is the deck to play and Since martin and aj needed a trip, I began my hunt for some 16 raichu d and pikachu and eggs. They were easy enough to aquire. I even got 4 japanese ones fro me :) Pooka invented the deck.

    I went 6-3 and my losses were due to either misplay rd 1 and horrbiel start vs seena leading to a foresight lock.

    Like Kettler said Raichu wont win worlds
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