Truffle Shuffle

Discussion in 'Deck Help and Strategy' started by kangaroo, Dec 26, 2007.

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  1. kangaroo

    kangaroo New Member

    Wondering if anybody could help me with this deck i've been playing. It's been doing pretty well winning 70% of its matches.

    Pokemon= 21
    3- Gengar DP :psychic:
    2- Haunter DP :psychic:
    4- Gastly DP :psychic:
    3- Cacturne Pk:dark:
    1- Cacturne d :fighting:
    4- Cacnea Cg :grass:
    1- Minun DP :lightning
    3- Corsola DP :water:
    Trainers= 24

    2- Celio's
    2- Copycat
    1- Night Maintenance
    3- Professor Oak's Visit
    4- Rare Candy
    2- Roseanne's Reasearch
    2- Scott
    3- Sidney's Stadium
    3- Steven's Advice
    1- TSD
    1- Warp Point
    2- Windstorm

    Energy= 15

    2- DRE
    1- Scramble
    10- Psychic

    Strategy- Start with corsola to set up your bench or gastly to set up gengar. Use Sidney's stadium and cacturne to poison their active. Then use life drain to bring them to 10 hp left. Poison knocks them out between turns. Cacturne d is in here to put that one damage counter on their pokemon if i don't have sidney's stadium in play. Welcome all criticism!
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2007
  2. empoleonperson

    empoleonperson Active Member

    yeah are you trevon?

    but i think i read 8 cacturne but i think you mean cacnea and you may wanna run more absols if you want to start with them
     
  3. Darkwalker

    Darkwalker New Member

    -1 Ghastly
    -1 Prof. Rowan
    +2 Absol

    If Absol is your preferred starter you show play 4.

    One major problem with this is that your own Sydney's Stadium works against you if they play Dark type Pokemon. Add to that that Gengar is weak to Dark and you might have a problem. Gengar also works best with something with free retreat if you plan on using it's second attack.
     
  4. Tomcat

    Tomcat New Member

    Sorry i ment that to be four cacnea from crystal guardians.
    empoleanperson- i dont think im trevon
    darkwalker- i dont plan on using gengar's second attack very much, as i really dont have a lot of energy in the deck. I haven't had any problems with dark pokemon, but do you have any suggestions?

    Back to back posts merged. The following information has been added:

    my fault, i had to use my dad's pokegym acount.
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2007
  5. pokemaniac93

    pokemaniac93 New Member

    what does that mean?
     
  6. hectagonman

    hectagonman New Member

    Why Special Dark? Only Pokemon able to abuse it is Absol and you're using it for Baleful Wind anyways. Cacturne could use them but his attack isn't that great anyways. .And(I know you don't have them) -2 Prof Elms +2 Celios
    This is much better than how my brother used to use it :/
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2007
  7. BigRed

    BigRed New Member

    If you don't have celios then Bebe would be a good 2nd choice. As for the 2nd attack and Retreating. I played someone On Redshark tonight that was using a very SIMILAR deck to this; when he used the 2nd attack he just had a Haunter HP on his bench to switch with. Though a little risky it paid off.
     
  8. tenuredprof

    tenuredprof New Member

    Cool when it works . . .

    I ran something similar to this during the Battle Roads. It got absolutely crushed (I switched to Hurricane for Cities and have hit three straight top fours with it), but I still love this deck. You absolutely need four Sidney's and three Scotts. I would also drop the Blissey and the TVRs in favor of more Stevens and Copycats (and perhaps two more Absols if you want to go that route). This deck has a lot of moving parts and you need some heavy-duty draw power to get everything set up. For the same reason, I would think about subbing Stevens/Copycat for the Team Galactic Mars -- you need to draw more than two cards to get this baby running. I would also think about a smaller Cacturne line in order to put in two more Windstorms or two more Rare Candys. Ideally, you want two more of each, but that will be tough. Finally, if there is ANY way to put in some scoop-ups, I would try to find room; when you flip tails with Gengar and then get hit for 70-90, it is nice to be able to grab it and start over. With four scoops, you can even get away with as few as 13 energy cards.
     
  9. empoleonperson

    empoleonperson Active Member

    Sorry man i forgot your name but my names Ankur. But for the deck i think you should try to fit in two more Absols.
     
  10. ThePokeDex

    ThePokeDex New Member

    OMG!!!!!!!!!! *** what is this if u get this to work give me a pm lol.

    if u want to start absol play 4 not 2

    the deck will need a lot of help but im not going to waste my time so get a new deck.

    :lol::lol:

    :nonono::nonono::nonono::nonono:
     
  11. kangaroo

    kangaroo New Member

    remember, this is just a fun deck. but i like to see people's faces when i pull off this combo. thanks for all the advice, any more?

    Josh Highlander
     
  12. Darkwalker

    Darkwalker New Member

    An alternative to the Cacturne/Sydney's Stadium combo might be a simple Crobat line. You auto Toxic, gain a sniper, and a free retreat pokemon with decent HP that's in the same energy type as your main attacker.
     
  13. kangaroo

    kangaroo New Member

    how many crobats do you think i could run, replacing the cacturnes? and if i do put in crobat, would it help putting in ssu and more rare candy?

    also, how do i edit my original thread?
     
  14. hectagonman

    hectagonman New Member

    In the bottom right of the post there is a button called "edit" click that.
     
  15. Darkwalker

    Darkwalker New Member

    A 3-2-3 Crosbat line would fit in the the same 4-4 Caturne slots you are already using. Rare Candy would be more important that Super Scoop Up if you choose to use Crobat.
     
  16. ThePokeDex

    ThePokeDex New Member

    srry about the bad stuff my account said someone else was on my account :frown:

    also add 1 more scott
     
  17. kangaroo

    kangaroo New Member

    Updated with changes i made before league. Worked pretty well, set up by turn three in most games. I had troubles agaisnt cessation, but nothing major. I totally owned anything that had a staller as a first pokemon, as i set up then warped.
     
  18. hectagonman

    hectagonman New Member

    Your strategy is wrong. It should say "Get heads." XD Why Steven's instead of Birch?
     
  19. kangaroo

    kangaroo New Member

    Steven's has the potential for more cards, which this deck needs. And it seems to me that i get heads plenty, as i owned your face off with this.

    Oh, i also have your gold dice. Hah!
     
  20. Let Fire Fall

    Let Fire Fall New Member

    Actually neither has the potential for more draw. They can both get 6 cards.
     
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