Hey guys! Long time no see! Guess who’s back? Yup, it’s me, Peter Bae! I’ve been deciding what to write about lately. I’ve thought about decks revolving around Lost World at first but gave up. I’ve also thought up of SableLock, but there are much better articles written by J-Wittz for the Underground membership. (I HIGHLY suggest that you get the membership, it has helped me in my game and deck making skills so much that it is well worth it)
Lately, I’ve been having this fascination with Magnezone Prime. I couldn’t stop loving it.
Why do I love this lovely magnetic creature? Well it has a beefy 140 HP, has resistance to Metal which is great because the number of DialgaChomp player will increase. It also has a lovely Poké-Power called “Magnetic Draw” which lets you draw until you have 6 cards in hand. It is a mini Claydol that we all so miss very much.
Not to mention that it has a great attack called “Lost Burn”. This is great attack as it does 50× for as many energy you send to the Lost Zone that is attached to ANY of your Pokémon. The attack cost is 1 Lightning and 1 Colorless, so if you ran pure Magnezone Prime, you would be up and running turn 2.
Doing 50× damage means you can easily 1HKO any Pokémon that is in the format. Dialga G LV.X with an Expert Belt + 4 Special Metal? Sure thing, only 4 energies to be Lost Zoned. Of course, with MOST good cards comes some disadvantages.
The main drawback I see is that it is a stage 2, so it requires more set up than any other deck. Also it has a heavy 3 Retreat Cost. Not to mention the x2 Fighting Weakness, but it won’t really be too much of a problem as I can’t see decks like Machamp seeing increase in popularity due to Gengar Prime running wild, meaning everyone will try to run a counter for it like SableLock or Dialga Chomp.
pokebeach.com1. Suprisingly, Magnezone Prime has a lot of support cards. There is Magnezone from Stormfront, set #6/100 which has a Poké-Power that is the same as Typhlosion Prime’s “After Burner” but with Metal or Lightning Energy. Also comes with a great attack that is essentially the same as “Shadow Skip” but can abuse Double Colorless Energy. There is also Magnezone from Stormfront, set #5/100 which has the same Poké-Power as Sunflora HGSS but searches out Metal or Lightning Pokémon. Also the Magnezone LV.X from the set Legend Awaken which gives you energy manipulation.
What does this give us? This can give us a a Trainer Locking type deck which uses Magnezone from Stormfront #6/100 to do medium damage while trainer locking your opponent WHILE having a consistent draw power with the heavy damage output when needed.
So the first deck we will look in to is the Magnezone Lock.
2. Despite what people think, Magnezone Prime goes very well with Feraligator Prime. At first glance, you won’t see any synergy, but they work quite well. Remember Magnezone Prime’s attack “Lost Burn”? Well if you take a second look, the card states “Put as many Energy cards attached to your POKEMON as you like in the Lost Zone”. Since it doesn’t specify which Pokémon, you can attach all your Water Energies to Feraligatr Prime and use that is a feeder for Magnezone Prime’s attack. Not to mention that Feraligator has a really good attack which is the same as “Rage” from Machamp in Stormfront.
pokemon-paradijs.comSo the second deck we will be looking into is the MagneGator.
3. This is a personal creation of mine after searching for some partners for Magnezone Prime. This uses the Fire Draw Power that Charizard uses. Using Magnezone Prime as the main attacker, Typhlosion Prime as a back up attacker and energy acceleration for Turn 1 “Lost Burn” with Magnezone Prime, and Ninetales for further draw support and “After Burner” feeder for Typhlosion Prime.
The basic strategy of the deck is to set up Ninetales or Magnezone Prime first for draw power. Than get a Typhlosion going. When you have all 3 set up, normally you’d have an energy attached to Magnezone Prime and a couple fires in the discard pile. You will use “After Burner” from Typhlosion Prime to attach to your Magnezone Prime and attack if you wish. Normally by the time you set this up, you’d have at least 3 energies on board, so you don’t have to waste the Lightning Energy attached to Magnezone Prime.
So the third deck we will be looking in to is the TyphloNineZone. (Just kinda came up with the name because I didn’t wanna type all 3 Pokémon)
There are many more partners that can go well with Magnezone Prime. You can just Magnezone Prime as a support of the deck and a back up attacker because it has a good draw engine and high damage output late game. I’m sorry for this really short article, boys. I didn’t wanna give out the decklist in this first article like the Machamp one as no one really actually read the full segment but just Part 1 for the most part and was satisfied. (Well, LockChamp had many views but not MespritChamp). Well thanks for reading and I’ll be submitting Part 2 – Magnezone Lock sometime next week in Korea.