I Can't Believe It's Not Sabelock!

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  1. Spink

    Spink New Member

    ...Yeah, it's another lock deck, but with a slight twist: Primeape SV.

    The strategy is to prevent your opponent from setting up anything, then using Chatot G's and Primeape to mill their deck/deal damage to the few Pokemon they have. Use Judge/Ambipom TM and Weavile UD to control their hands as well.
    The list:
    4 Sableye (ideal start, usually leads into Cyrus' Initiative)
    3-3 Primeape SV (Mankey Extra Punch also Luxray GL counter)
    1 Unown Q
    2 Uxie
    1-1 Ambipom TM (doubles as Garchomp C counter)
    2-2 Weavile UD
    3 Chatot G

    3 Collector
    3 Seeker
    3 Bebe's
    3 Judge
    4 Cyrus' Conspiracy
    3 Rocket's Trickery
    3 Cyrus' Initiative
    2 BTS
    4 Poketurn
    2 Memory Berry

    4 :colorless::colorless:
    1 basic :dark:
    3 :fighting:

    This was just a random idea, but actually works pretty well. It is able to counter most of the metagame so I'm considering taking it to Regionals. As always, all help is appreciated! :smile:
  2. rayquaza2222

    rayquaza2222 New Member

    Why do you need TRT?

    If there is not a good reason why, do this:
    -3 TRT

    +1 Judge
    +1 Collector
    +1 Bebe's

    (this deck has confused me a bit so I'm sorry if I made this wrong)
  3. Spink

    Spink New Member

    Trickery is for forcing them to discard from their hand... additional control.
  4. rayquaza2222

    rayquaza2222 New Member

    ^Ah........I see.
  5. what does sableye even do that get's it its own lock deck? I don't see very much potential in it except for an extra supporter every turn that it lives.

    ---------- Post added 03/22/2011 at 05:20 PM ----------

    If you want more discard you could run giratina X and level max. that might be too much though
  6. Spink

    Spink New Member

    The extra supporter is key. If you play smart, and use your supporters wisely, you can set up yourself and disrupt your opponent in the same turn, or else double disruption (hence Sable"lock"). Unless your opponent has a beast hand, just one heads on a Cyrus' Initiative T1 can be game-changing.
  7. drakeleon

    drakeleon New Member

    Sablelock usually holds by the skin of your teeth... But it almost won Washington states this year, and it can be pretty brutal in any circumstance.
  8. Blitzer

    Blitzer New Member

    Sableye did win Washington states :pPPP
  9. I almost went there!
  10. Spink

    Spink New Member

    Erm, so any advice as to how to change my list?
  11. Shinigami

    Shinigami New Member

    -2 Chatot G
    +1 Azelf
    +1 Mesprit

    Chatot is a self-rescuing Pokemon, so running three would probably just clutter your bench. You shouldn't need any more than one. Azelf would let you dig up Pokemon from your prizes, and Mesprit would lock down pesky powers while you went to town.

    Maybe find a way to work in Crobat G to abuse with PokeTurn.

    Also, Consider Sharpedo TM. You can potentially discard their entire hand (even if it is a bit flippy)
  12. sacredj

    sacredj New Member

    have you considered RR Jirachi? Lets you use a supporter twice. would work nicely for hand control with TRT.
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