T2 Gyarados

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  1. Professor Elm

    Professor Elm Active Member

    Pokemon (21)
    4 Gyarados
    4 Magikarp
    3 Claydol
    2 Baltoy
    2 Unown !
    2 Unown P
    1 Unown E
    2 Chatot
    1 Pachirisu

    Trainers (29)
    4 Buck's Training
    4 Bebe's Search
    4 Roseanne's Research
    2 Wager
    2 Cynthia's Feelings
    4 TM TS-1
    4 Pluspower
    3 Warp Point
    2 Night Maintenance

    Energy (10)
    4 Call Energy
    4 Fighting
    2 Psychic

    This deck seems like it has a lot of potential.

    Basically, you just try to setup a T2 Gyarados and tank with it while doing massive damage. Unown P and Unown ! spread damage around your Gyarados so they can hit for more damage with Flail. Claydol provides draw power and Bucks and Pluspowers allow for lots of extra damage.

    Also, this acts as a semi-counter against Kingdra. Kingdra snipes for 20, but while you have Gyarados's swarming, if Kingdra tries to hit Gyarados then they are just fueling your attack.

    It is very easy to setup and donk, and it seems like a viable rogue deck for next format. We shall see.
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2008
  2. lestatxxx

    lestatxxx New Member

    Post spoiler please ...
  3. Professor Elm

    Professor Elm Active Member

    Which card do you need me to post?
  4. lestatxxx

    lestatxxx New Member

    LA card sr ...

    I know they mean but there are others who do not know so ...


    ¨1 Unown (The one that gives +10 HP)¨ Unown E
  5. Professor Elm

    Professor Elm Active Member

    Unown ! LV.16 – Psychic – HP50
    Basic Pokemon

    Poke-Power: !
    You can use this Power once during your turn, when you play this card from your hand onto your Bench. Flip a coin, if heads place 2 damage counters on 1 of your opponent's Pokemon. If tails, place 2 damage counters on 1 of your Pokemon.

    [P] Hidden Power: 10 damage. Flip a coin, if heads this attack does an additional 10 damage. If tails this attack also does 10 damage to Unown !, ignoring Weakness and Resistance.

    Weakness: Psychic (+10)
    Resistance: none
    Retreat: 1

    Buck's Training – Supporter

    Draw 2 cards from your deck.
    When your Pokemon attacks, if this card is in play next to your Active Pokemon, each of your Active Pokemon's attacks does an additional 10 damage to any Active Pokemon.

    You can use a Supporter once during your turn. To use it, play it next to your Active Pokemon and discard it at the end of your turn.

    Cynthia's Plan – Supporter

    Return your hand to your deck and shuffle your deck. Then, draw 4 cards from your deck.
    If any of your Pokemon were Knocked Out on your opponent's previous turn, draw an additional 4 cards.

    You can use a Supporter once during your turn. To use it, play it next to your Active Pokemon and discard it at the end of your turn.

    Technical Machine TS-1 – Trainer – Technical Machine

    [.] Evolutionator: Search your deck for 1 Evolution card that Evolves from 1 of your Pokemon and play it on top of that Pokemon, Evolving it. Shuffle your deck afterward.

    To use a Technical Machine, attach it to one of your Pokemon. The Pokemon this card is attached to can use the attack on this card.
  6. mrdraz07

    mrdraz07 New Member

    Looks really good. I'm not so sure about all those little basics, though. I would probably drop either a P or an E for an extra energy.
  7. Chromecatz

    Chromecatz New Member

    I agree with mrdraz
    3 unown P seems like too much.
  8. Professor Elm

    Professor Elm Active Member

    It's mainly for consistency, but I could drop down to 2 I think.
  9. mikeynumber1

    mikeynumber1 New Member

    i play a 2-2 primeape in mine, for some solid damage.
  10. Professor Elm

    Professor Elm Active Member

    Primeape's not bad in this deck but it's just gonna be way too slow.
    If I'm gonna waste 3 energy on a pokemon then I want a guaranteed OHKO or a crippling attack like Psy Lock.

    It also slows down the deck, takes up space, and would require me to play more energy.

    I just don't want to devote that kind of space.

    AND, the more I think about this deck, the more potential it has.
    This format Gallade was a key problem. Flipping over only 2-3 prizes to OHKO it along with Cessation Crystals really held it back from seeing much play except in Arithmetic.

    Next format, we are looking at fast, speed decks that hit for good, consistent damage rather than OHKOs. This makes Kingdra a beast, and extremely hard for AMU and Kingdra (the 2 most hyped upcoming decks) to deal with.

    It has a great matchup against AMU and a good matchup against Kingdra.
    Some rogue decks might give it problems, but if you can't OHKO it then you just fuel its attack, so that is why this deck has so much potential next format.
  11. Blaziken 1111

    Blaziken 1111 Active Member

    I really like spiritomb in gyrados because it helps hurt gyrados and it also hurts your opponent.
  12. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    It's an interesting concept, I call mine Gyaradonk.
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