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Martin Moreno
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posted December 15, 2002 11:07 PM      Profile for Martin Moreno   Email Martin Moreno    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
With the unexpected decision of eliminating Slowking, Espeon just seems to have been in for it... _the worst_.

It's still a very solid card, always has been. But I don't think it's time for it to go. So using what resources we have left in Modified, I came up with this deck. I also wanted the worst name I can possibly think of, so I thought of NOC-Lock.

Basically, Noctowel is all the trainer disruption left in Pokemon. If you can strip your opponen'ts hand of a crucial trainer, you can put them in a bind. Knowing their hand, and taking away possible options gives you the oppertunity to sweep in with Murkrow when a good mean look oppertunity comes along.

Basically you go for bench attack, and use Espeon to sweep up whats left. I also play a lone Umbreon to help this strategy in case a last prize bench KO is possible.

Gold berry can let you temporarily mean look another Espeon to buy you a couple turns. So I play 1. Pokemon center is anti Pichu for your Noctowel. I don't play much energy, so I had to choose between a time capsule or an Energy stadium. I don't play Time capsule anymore because bascially, since it's now in EVERY deck, if you don't play one yourself, you save a deck space =P. Oh and I almost made a friend once...then I woke up.

Anyway, heres the deck.

4-Eevee (Neo 2)
4-Hoot Hoot
1-Mew (Promo, it looks cute...hrhrhr)

4-Professor Elm
4-Double Gust
3-Focus Band
3-Pokemon Trader
2-Pokemon Center
1-Gold Berry
1- Energy Stadium


There it is. Martin Moreno's patented creation. Ohohohohoohoh, NOW LETS ALL SAY NOC-LOCK OUT LOUD!!!! NOC-LOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

-The Chosen One Martin

"Martin, you've been mentally outta here for a long time." -PokePop

From: Dallas Texas | Registered: Sep 2002  |  IP: Logged

Member # 30832

posted December 16, 2002 01:48 PM      Profile for Gymbo   Email Gymbo    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
Hey, Marty.

This deck's idea is great and everything. The denial with Noctowl and the power of Espeon in one deck. However, I have not personally had luck with this deck. It just seems off key for some reason. Keep testing and prove me wrong...Here's my list.

Throwing in the Towel?
Modified Format˛

Pokemon: 21
4 Hoothoot (Genesis)
4 Noctowl
4 Eevee (Discovery)
3 Espeon (Holo)
3 Cleffa
2 Murkrow
1 Tyrogue

Energy: 15
11 Psychic
4 Darkness

Trainers: 24
4 Professor Elm
4 Copycat
4 Pokemon Trader
4 Double Gust
3 Focus Band
2 Gold Berry
2 Pokemon Center
1 Energy Stadium

Good luck dude!

=Pokemon Professor Jim Ferrell=

*AKA The Publically Acclaimed and Talented Deck Mechanic Gymbo*
*Accomplished Rogue Player*
*Second Place Finisher at the Ohio SBZ '03*
*Creator of Espeon Decks*
*Innovator of Expedition Feraligatr*
*Current Project: Skyridge Analysis*

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From: Akron, OH, USA | Registered: Jul 2001  |  IP: Logged

Member # 189

posted December 17, 2002 12:58 PM      Profile for Pokenaut   Email Pokenaut    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
Here's my take on your deck, but remember, it's based upon what I am seeing week-to-week in my metagame, which has included quite a few great players and has been focused on mf since it's inception. Like you, I see Espeon greatly weakened by Slowking's removal, and I am seeing a LOT of Exp. Gengar and even Dark Gengar that just rip apart Espeon now that their Trainer engine is undisturbed. I'd take advantage of the new Gengar's dark-weakness and run Umbreons as my main hitter. Umbreons KO Pichu easily with Double Gust manipulation and also KO promo Mews which most Mew players ignore (I know you have Murkrows too, but it's your call on running both) I'd leave one Espeon in there.
-2 Espeon
+2 Umbreon
-1 Mew
-1 Center
+2 Gold Berry (or 1 focus 1 Gold Berry if Intense Fire is rampant)
-2 Psy
+2 recycle (for Umbreon's retreat)

I for one am not lamenting Slowking's loss. I played that dang card combo'd with every pokemon possible and have been saving deck slots for anti-King cards in every deck I make. Even when equipped with good Anti-King, I disliked matches against King varients. Time will tell though on whether the loss of a few decks is made up by an equal or greater gain in viable decks. Noctowl for sure will be played more now, and will make up for the loss in coin flips.


[ December 17, 2002, 01:07 PM: Message edited by: Pokenaut ]

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