Here are the two ways to play beatdown gyarados that ive found most effective so far. With primeape and cresselia lv x. Thanks to Tim Metro for the Cresselia lv x decklist that ive modified a bit. Well here they are, enjoy. 4 Gyarados 4 magikarp 3 claydol 3 baltoy 2 primeape 2 mankey 2 unknown p 1 unknown e 4 pluspower 4 bebe's search 3 roseanne's research 4 POV (Oak visit) 3 rare candy (for speed) 2 night maintenance 1 warp point 2 switch 2 wager 4 call 10 fighting A very consistant deck that ive been working on for a few weeks. Ive got it running good but i think a few cards may need to be changed. Any suggestions? Stratagy is to use unkown p's power to build up damage on gyarados and put one on primeape so he does more damage. Primeape is deffinatly a good attacker against things like leafeon that are resistant to gyarados, and it gives you another attack option incase you need more straight damage that you can't get on gyarados. 4 Gyarados 4 magikarp 3 claydol 3 baltoy 2 cresselia md 1 cresselia lv x 2 unknown p 1 unknown e 4 pluspower 4 bebe's search 3 roseanne's research 4 POV (Oak visit) 3 rare candy (for speed) 2 night maintenance 1 warp point 2 switch 2 wager 1 premier ball 4 call 10 psychic Cresselia also works good because of his power to move damage counters. The lvl x also takes two prizes when knocking something out with moon skip. This is a list i played at a battle road and went 3-1 with, just missing top cut. Thanks again tim for this idea. used to play jolteon star in it but now with the format cut its taken out for another plus power. Any other suggestions? i might figure out some matchups of what i think will be popular next format and post them soon.