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posted April 02, 2003 02:34 PM      Profile for Apolonia   Email Apolonia    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
How do i translate the Energy costs of Exp Alakazams PP.
If i like to copy Magcargo's Lava Flow.
Do i need 3 energy ( no matter which type)
Do i need 3 Fire Energy on Alakazam?

In the last case this PP is only usefull if you play against another Psychic deck IMO.

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posted April 02, 2003 03:21 PM      Profile for yoshi1001   Email yoshi1001    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
You need the right type and number of energy. that's why the echo deck comes with all those types of energy.

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posted April 04, 2003 10:00 AM      Profile for Otaku   Email Otaku    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
Originally posted by Apolonia:
In the last case this PP is only usefull if you play against another Psychic deck IMO.

Then you aren't playing it right. [Wink] Yes, you must have the correct amount and color of Energy on Alakazam to use it's Psymimic ability. Alakazam needs only one of the three attatched energy to be Psychic to use Synchroblast (it's own attck), so it is quite easy to run run multiple energy types in the deck. Also, notice somehting about many Pokemon, particularly the newest e-card ones? Most of them have either an low energy attack, a mostly colorless energy requirement, or both. Also, you aren't suppsoe to try to copy things like Macargo's Lava Flow: that attack is only good becuase it's comboed with the "Howl" version of Entei. What you do is copy another of their Pokemon's attacks that don't require a lot of colored energy. Against many decks, youc an copy Tyrogue's Smash Punch to be a constant annoyance, then when they power-up, nail them with Syncroblast for 80. Against Macargo, let him power-up and wipe-out some sacrificail basic, then bring up Alakazam and synchroblast it for 80! Yes, i am assuming 'Cargo has 3 energy on it: that's what it needs to use its attack. If it has less, you can bring up anything to smack it. [Roll Eyes] Even if it survives the initial synchroblast due to a Focus Band, if it retaliates by attacking you with a full discard to KO you, it'll hae left itself with possibly no energy (it'd have to discard 3 to KO 'Kazam).

When people play Alakzam, it's best to determine your deck focus: Power, attack, both, or neither.

Power means you run like one of each basic color, 4 Crystal, and 4 Rainbow Energy.

Attack means you run whatever energy you feel like but add Aq Tentacruel so that you can make your opponent always have 3 energy on it for you to use Synchroblast for a constant 80 damage assualt.

Both means just that: it's not hard to use the above energy scheme with Tentacruel: it needs only one water anyway, so you run like 3 water and Psychic, then one of each other basic color, then 4 Crystal and Ranbow: that's like what, 18 energy? If an opponent has inexpensive attacks, copy them easily; if not, syncroblast them as they power-up. if something has a 4 energy attack cost, you shold be able to hit them at least once befofre they are fully powerd.

Neither is how i play it: I include 4 rainbow in the deck so I can Psymimic when I need to, and if we both have the energy i will Synchroblast, but in this deck you take advantage of that beefy (for a Psychic) 100 HP and 2 retreat plus LC Kadabras recover and SUper Psy with NR Aerdactyl Lv27, which let's you use your lower evo's moves. So now you have a 100HP, 2 retreat Psychic that cam do 50 for PPC, and remove all it's damage counters for P with a P discard. Just kill Pichu as fast as you can and it works well. [Wink]

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posted April 04, 2003 12:08 PM      Profile for qmech99      Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
A very intensive, but fun strategy is to use it with Base Venusaur, Alakazam and Pokemon Center.

Have one DCE on Ex. Alakazam, and as many rainbow down as possible. The DCE is to minimise energy cost for Syncroblast, which should be used if possible (Energy Trans to keep correct number of energy on Alakazam). Failing that, Psymimic the best attack your opponemt has in play. Keep damage spread out with Damage Swap, and energy with Energy Trans to minimise loss if anyone is KO'ed or ER'ed. Center to recover.

Not great, but fun if you can pull it off.

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posted April 04, 2003 04:55 PM      Profile for Raymond Lalic   Email Raymond Lalic    Edit/Delete Post Report This Thread to Moderators
Its a very interesting strategy I should say.
Furthermore I see now how crystal energy and rainbow are in sync to each other. [Cool]

With crystal energy and rainbow for Kazam deck you will a little problem pairing it with another type.

However I still suggest to use colorless pokemon just in case. [Big Grin]

Which leaves to a question. Will a Pory2 of NRev help EXP Kazam to attack smoothly? any drawbacks? [Evil Smirk]


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