An Ingenious Combo – The Pixie Lock

Azelf Mysterious Treasures MT 4 Uxie Legends Awakened LA 43 Mesprit 34 Pokemon Cards

This is a combo that went under the radar until a few people did very well with it at the 2009 Pokémon TCG National Championships. It was used in Pokémon SP decks that contained Palkia G LV.X.

Palkia G LV.X abuses its Lost Cyclone Pokémon Power to get rid of Pokémon that are no longer needed on the bench. It usually uses 4 Mesprit to lock the opponent’s Pokémon Powers, then removes them with Lost Cyclone. It also uses an Uxie or 2 just to draw cards. So why not add an Azelf MT? With its Pokémon Body Downer Material, each of your opponent’s Basic Pokémon’s attacks costs C more as long as you have all 3 pixie Pokémon in play.

This can give you a huge advantage when up against any deck based on Pokémon SP. Since all their attacks cost an extra energy, they’ll have a tough time keeping up. It also helps against Basic Pokémon meant to give your opponent a chance to set up. Chatot can no longer Mimic for free, now it costs an energy.

There are a few things to watch out for when using the pixie lock.

Dialga G LV.X – A leveled up Dialga means no Pokémon Bodies for the pixies.

An opponent’s Palkia G LV.X or Dusknoir DP – If the opponent can reduce your bench to 3, there’s not enough room to have all 3 pixies in play.

Let us know what you think of the pixie lock!

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44 replies

  1. alex d

    Just thought you should expand a little on the history here. It wasn’t quite under the radar until Nationals, as AMU is a deck that has seen considerable play all year, and the combo was definitely used in States and Regionals to counter all of the SP mungdungery.

    • Adam Capriola  → alex

      Hey dude thanks for the comments! They were caught in our spam filter, but was finally about to get them out.

      Yeah you’re right I guess people did use all 3 pixies for this purpose earlier than Nationals. It was to my knowledge however the first time that all 3 were used in a deck that was not focused on all the pixie LV.X’s.

  2. Mike Qua

    Hey! Sounds great! I used that for my pixie deck when I was using it…but I got rocked by Machamp…is the only way to block that through Unown G’s? You can only have so many in a deck…

    AMU was fun, but I seem to notice that there’s a lot of mixed reviews and that either it works or it doesn’t…I mean lv. maxes are good but a bit flippy. Never thought of Palkia G with these too…but still seems to be donked by Macheap.

    • Adam Capriola  → Mike

      What’s up Qua!!! Glad you made your way to the site and thanks for posting! :) You gotta tell Joe, Jeff, Dan, and everyone else to come here too.

      AMU is a little down right now. I don’t think the straight Machamp matchup is that terrible if you can get your Unown G’s on, but other things like Flygon LV.X and Gengar are difficult to defend against.

      • Mike Qua  → Adam

        Yup yup! I still owe you money…do you want me to paypal it at some point? Or do you want me to wait until school so you don’t have to worry about paypal fees? …or I might be in the Philly area again at some point to drop off transcripts so maybe I’ll swing by your house :)

        Yeah I’m going to try to get their referrals…I kinda want that box…lol Ps, is it possible for non mods to post their own decklists for review by everyone?

        I really liked the AMU concept, but it seemed a little slow

        • Adam Capriola  → Mike

          Hey man don’t worry about it, you can just give it to me at school or if you wanna come over sometime that’s cool too.

          If you want to post anything, just e-mail me at adam@sixprizes.com and I’ll post it for you. I have to format everything in HTML to make it look good and do some other behind the scenes stuff before anything can get posted. Once the school year rolls around maybe I’ll teach you how everything works make you an account.

      • Mike Qua  → Adam

        And a lot of the current popular decks give it a rough time :(

        Dialga G – stops Azelf’s body :(
        Gengar – too hard to kill
        Machamp – self explanatory
        Beedrill – too fast
        T-Tar – AMU is heavily reliant on powers which power up the beast D:
        Lux/Ape – no idea because I don’t know the common list but I hear this combo is rocking a lot of leagues and local tourneys…

  3. Adam Capriola

    What’s up Qua!!! Glad you made your way to the site and thanks for posting! :) You gotta tell Joe, Jeff, Dan, and everyone else to come here too.

    AMU is a little down right now. I don’t think the straight Machamp matchup is that terrible if you can get your Unown G’s on, but other things like Flygon LV.X and Gengar are difficult to defend against.

    • Mike Qua  → Adam

      Yup yup! I still owe you money…do you want me to paypal it at some point? Or do you want me to wait until school so you don’t have to worry about paypal fees? …or I might be in the Philly area again at some point to drop off transcripts so maybe I’ll swing by your house :)

      Yeah I’m going to try to get their referrals…I kinda want that box…lol Ps, is it possible for non mods to post their own decklists for review by everyone?

      I really liked the AMU concept, but it seemed a little slow

      • Adam Capriola  → Mike

        Hey man don’t worry about it, you can just give it to me at school or if you wanna come over sometime that’s cool too.

        If you want to post anything, just e-mail me at adam@sixprizes.com and I’ll post it for you. I have to format everything in HTML to make it look good and do some other behind the scenes stuff before anything can get posted. Once the school year rolls around maybe I’ll teach you how everything works make you an account.

    • Mike Qua  → Adam

      And a lot of the current popular decks give it a rough time :(

      Dialga G – stops Azelf’s body :(
      Gengar – too hard to kill
      Machamp – self explanatory
      Beedrill – too fast
      T-Tar – AMU is heavily reliant on powers which power up the beast D:
      Lux/Ape – no idea because I don’t know the common list but I hear this combo is rocking a lot of leagues and local tourneys…

  4. Stigma

    It’s still a problem for raype, as it will have to waste its turn killing the azelf instead of a vital attacker, biskitfoo.

  5. Stigma

    It’s still a problem for raype, as it will have to waste its turn killing the azelf instead of a vital attacker, biskitfoo.

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