View Full Version : Tyrogue HGSS - Check this out

06/19/2010, 04:39 AM
So after falling in love with one combo I have noticed something else in the HS set that could be really interesting.

Tyrogue from HS can hit 30 for nothing but gives itself sleep, which isn't actually a bad thing due to its Poke-Body which gives protection when Tyrogue is asleep. I bet your thinking 'how is this good?'.

Here is the answer.

Tyrogue + Expert Belt + Pluspower = 60 damage and protection but we still need a way out of the sleep next turn to hit again. This comes from a card that although it isnt a staple in some decks is a useful and underused card. Switch.

In the end we get a deck concept of Donk, Protect, Switch and Disruption if we use the right cards.

Deck could start along the lines of...

Pokemon 8
4 Tyrogue HS
2 Uxie LA
1 Mesprit LA
1 Ditto LA

Trainers 16
4 Rosannes Research
2 Bebe's Search
4 Switch
3 Warp Point
3 Expert Belt

Energy 5
3 Warp Energy
2 Rainbow Energy

There are 31 spaces to fill. Maybe we could get something special going on here.

06/19/2010, 05:13 AM
The problem is you flip for sleep between every turn-therefore there is a half chance that you will wake up and then just get KOed. There is also theoretically a half chance you will not start the game and Sableye vs Tyrogue= a nasty brown splodge with three purple spikes sticking out the top-comparable to a squished Ditto. Crobat G drops also destroy this deck. Honestly the deck just doesn't suit this format. I love haymaker decks but this just isn't viable.

06/19/2010, 06:25 AM
A Belted Tyrogue= 50 HP Pokemon= basically 2 free prizes. That's not really something that I would like to have on my side of the field.

baby mario
06/19/2010, 07:55 AM
It's basically Shuppet Donk . . . only not even as good.

06/19/2010, 08:11 AM
you'd be better off using this with 1-1/2-2 wigglytuff so you have a better chance keeping your 30 hp pokemon alive, but dialga just poops on you...disgusting metallic giraffe poop..

06/19/2010, 12:27 PM
The Dunsparce from the same set does a similar job to that Tyrogue, but it does that better.

06/19/2010, 02:55 PM
I encourage you to find your combo. That way you can start taking games by surprise. But, expert belt still seems kinda iffy.

Some cards of encouragement.
Xatu (http://pokegym.net/forums/view.php?pg=tcgsearchcard&imageid=31892)
wigglytuff (http://pokegym.net/forums/view.php?pg=tcgsearchcard&imageid=33253)
Darkrai G (http://pokegym.net/forums/view.php?pg=tcgsearchcard&imageid=45466)(stackable)
I yet to find a card that makes a pokemon flip twice for sleep as a poke power/body (in format.)

06/20/2010, 07:05 AM
The one thing that turned me off from tyrogue is that it doesn't effect weakness. w/o it, it will take a lot of time to do goo damage.