Pokemon ParadijsHi Pokémon Friends,
Luke here. I’m a junior division kid, so some of what I say might not make sense to seniors and masters.
Recently, I’ve been playing an Electivire deck and obviously the main attacker, is Electivire. Let’s take a look at the card: It has 100 HP; has resistance to metal, which is good against Dialga G. The downside is it has a hefty retreat cost of 3, plus 30 for fighting and with Donphan Prime running around, that wouldn’t be good.
The strategy of the deck is to do around 50 to 100 damage each turn with Electivire. Discharge says discard all Lightning Energies attached to Electivire. Flip a coin for each Lighting Energy you discarded, this attack does 50 damage times the number of heads. If you play 2 Lightning and 1 Fighting Energy to Electivire, you have a chance at 100 damage. However, when you discard, you can’t attach 2 energies per turn, or so you think. Electivire’s Poké Power says you can take 1 Lightning Energy from the discard pile and attach it to Electivire.
Pokemon ParadijsThe second energy comes in with Pikachu’s Electro Recycle Poké Power, which reads: “Once during your turn, before you attack, if Pichu is anywhere under Pikachu, you may search your discard pile for 1 Lightning Energy card, show it to your opponent and put it into your hand.” So now, you have enough energy to attack again, as long as you have the fighting energy on.
Other than attacking, the most popular things that your opponent will do on their turn is play a Supporter Card and play an Energy Card.
Now there’s a little bit of a “lock” part to this deck. First, level up Electivire, and Electivire’s LV.X Poké Body reads “As long as Electivire is your active Pokémon, whenever your opponent attaches an Energy Card to one of their Pokémon, put 2 damage counters on that Pokémon.” So that takes care of the Energy Cards.
Then Ampharos’ Poké Body Jamming says “After your opponent plays a Supporter Card from his or her hand, put one damage counter on each of their Pokémon.” And then, that takes care of the Supporters. (This would be a good card for Gengar decks with LV.X’s).
Pokemon ParadijsElectrode Secret Wonders is good when you need an extra Energy Card that you don’t have. Use his attack Ion Blast, to do 100 damage and then knock himself out. Then you may use Energy Shift, which reads “Once during your turn, if Electrode would be knocked out by damage from an attack, you may use this power. Electrode isn’t discarded; instead, attach it as an energy card to one of your Pokémon. While attached, this card is a special energy card and provides every type of energy, but only one at a time. Has no effect other than providing energy.”
Finally, using the Donphan Secret Wonders, you can Bash In for 130 damage, as long as the Defending Pokémon has a Pokémon Tool Card attached to it. Which is good, because everybody’s using Expert Belts.
Until Claydol is out of the format, use it as your draw engine.
Finally use Sunyshore City Gym which is a Stadium Card that reads “Any damage done by attacks from lightning Pokémon (both your’s and your opponent’s to the Defending Pokémon isn’t affected by Resistance. Each Lightning Pokémon in play (both your’s and your opponent’s) has no Weakness.
Finally, I present to you, the deck list of the “No Name Deck”:
1x Electivire LV.X MT
3x Electivire SW
3x Electabuzz SW
1x Ampharos SW
1x Ampharos PL
1x Flaaffy SW
1x Flaaffy PL
1x Mareep PL
1x Mareep SW
1x Raichu MT
3x Pikachu MT
3x Pichu (any set)
1x Electrode SW
2x Voltorb SW
1x Raikou SW
1x Donphan SW
1x Phanpy SW
1x Dugtrio SW
1x Diglett PL
1x Claydol GE
1x Baltoy GE
1x Stantler SW
1x Dunsparce HSU
9x Lightning Energy
6x Fighting Energy
Note: Feel free to change things to your own liking.