Hi guys, its Joe Bernard back with another rogue deck idea which I have been testing and playing for a few months now, it was briefly mentioned in my “A look into Undaunted – Going rogue” article; however none of the strategy or decklist was shown.
Before showing of my list for the deck, I already know that the deck is slow in the current meta, and the deck is imperfect to say the least. In spite of this it is a fun Trainer locking deck to play when setup and plays how I believe Vileplume UD will, or already is being played.
4 Dome Fossil AR
pokemon-paradijs.comEssentially, the deck has one attacker, supported by bench decks. Simply get a T-1/2 Kabutops (which is actually very achievable due to Dome Fossil’s “Rock Reaction” Poké body and Kabuto’s attack for 1 colourless energy, “search your deck for 2 evolution cards and put them into your hand”).
Once the lock is created begin to stack energy onto your Kabutops and apply your bench techs such as Aerodactyl MD to create the second part of the deck’s lock.
Aerodactyl’s “Primal Claw” Poké Body punishes Pokémon which use powers (stackable 2 damage every time a power is used) which limits the use of bench tech Pokémon using their powers such as Uxie LV.X.
Due to the rotation of Claydol out of the playable format, Uxie LV.X is everyone’s first replacement due to its Poké Power: “Trade Off” basically a once-per-turn Pokédex. With 90 base HP and two benched Aerodactyl on your bench, Uxie LV.X on full health can only use “Trade Off” 2 or 3 times which results in it Knocking itself Out.
This means that your opponent is not only locked of trainers, but also draw power. Finally, to keep the lock unbroken, throughout the game use the free switching due to Dodrio alongside Lucien’s Assignment in order to shift high energy onto healthy Kabutops.
So there is another of my rogue deck ideas for you guys to have a look at and critique, as said many times in my previous article, please comment on what you think and how the deck could be altered or improved.