Hello 6P! I’m sorry I haven’t written much lately. I’ve been devoting most of my time to testing, and haven’t put much time online.
So, the night before Provincials, I’m facing a dilemma. Should I play a 4-3-3-1 Gengar SF line and a 1-0-1 Nidoqueen RR line, or, play a 4-2-3-1 Gengar SF line with a 1-1-1 Nidoqueen RR line. I asked the UG staff for help, and Cabd said to play a 4-3-3-1 Gengar line and a 1-1-1 Nidoqueen line.
I don’t have a ton of room, and don’t want to go over the 24 Pokémon limit. His suggestion proved correct though, as later I would succumb to this decision I made.
I also considered adding in a Froslass GL, but I thought it wouldn’t come in handy. ANOTHER bad decision. I end up going with the 1-0-1 Nidoqueen line.
I get there and I sit with a bunch of my friends from league. We discuss the tournament and we talk about what we are going to play. I’m playing Gengar SF/Crobat G with Nidoqueen tech, or Gengar G. ;)
Round 1 VS. Randy P. with Tangrowth/stuff
This guy was really nice. He said it was his second tournament, and that he was hoping to have fun. I start Spiritomb with Psychic and Pokémon Collector in hand. He benches a bunch of random basics such as Togepi, Growlithe, Magmar etc… I draw the first prize my 3rd turn after “Shadow Room”ing his Magmar twice plus a Flash Bite.
By the time I’ve drawn 3 prize cards, he has set up a Tangrowth CL and knocks out my Gengar with “Grind” I flip heads on “Fainting Spell” and proceed to clean up with Nidoqueen’s “Ruthless Tail.” I have 1 Prize card remaining when he stalls with Mime Jr. CL, but he wakes up and I knock it out FTW!
Round 2 VS. Boyce F. with Lost-Vile-Gar
PokeBeachMy memory is fuzzy, but I think I start with a Gastly and set up 2 Gengars. He sacks a Spiritomb to set up his Gengar Prime and Vileplume, and by the time he’s done his first “Hurl Into Darkness” I’ve drawn 2 Prizes. He starts to Cursed Droplets some stuff like my Nidoran and Spiritomb, but I set up a knockout on 2 Pokémon with “Flash Bite” and “Compound Pain.”
He does yet another “Shadow Room” on my Gengar LV.X I “Shadow Room” his Gengar SF. He promotes his Gengar Prime, and uses “Cursed Droplets” to send my Gengar to the Lost Zone. I can’t get the KO that turn so pass, expecting the Lost World and the loss. He is unable to get his Lost World though, so next turn I get a Gengar and KO his Gengar SF! GG!
Round 3 VS. George Y. with Gyarados
After reading up on past city reports, I wanted to be sure I could outplay G-dos. This is part of what led me to choose this deck. I start with a Crobat G and Gastly, and get the turn 1 Gengar with Rare Candy and Psychic. I start to take prizes off all the pixies he’s playing, and he takes a long time to finally get out 2 G-dos.
At this point, I’ve taken 3 Prizes and he’s taken none. He knocks out my Gengar and I win the “Fainting Spell” flip. I take yet another prize off something (I think it was Ditto LA) and he knocks out my Gengar with “Tail Revenge” I flip heads on Fainting Spell. :)
Me and my dad walk to Subway to get a sandwich. Nathan tells me he thinks I can make top 4. I tell him I probably wont and am just here to have fun, not to win.
We talk for a bit more, and then we talk to Nevoh who is having the worst luck with starts. He either starts Regirock or Spiritomb with nothing good in hand.
Round 4 VS. ??? with Vilegar with Nidoqueen Tech
He thinks I’m playing Vilegar so doesn’t bother to set up his Vileplume. We both set up Nidoqueen though, but I have Crobat G, giving me the advantage. We start the Gengar exchange, which is the most boring mirror ever, but a misplay can cost you it.
At one point when we have about 10 minutes remaining, he sends up his Spiritomb so he can “Darkness Grace” to evolve his Haunter. I use my Azelf’s “Lock Up” on it and it creates a nice little infinite lock because of his Nidoqueen.
With about three minutes left, he draws a Warp Energy and KO’s my benched Gengar. Time is called and I’m turn 0 and leading by a prize. I “Flash Bite” and “Shadow Room” for the KO on his Spiritomb. He decides to “Shadow Room” my benched Uxie, a misplay that lost him the game. I Psychic Restore under and he can’t take a prize next turn, so I win!
I’m really pumped at this point because I know I can make top 4 no matter what. Nathan congratulates me and the next pairings are up! We have to do deck checks though which led to me getting bad draws.
Round 5 VS. Chris V. with Healix
PokeBeachWe both start slowly but he sets up a full Steelix about turn 5. I take a Prize off Skuntank G with Gengar, but he KO’s it and I flip tails on Fainting Spell. He Pokémon Reversals a bunch of stuff up and takes 6 Prizes.
So, I wait for about an hour, and then I find out I’m second out of top 4. I’m facing my opponent from round 4, which I’m not happy about, now that he knows what my deck is.
Round 6 VS. ??? with Vilegar with Nidoqueen Tech
We both set up fast, but he gets a Vileplume out, single handily winning him the Gengar Exchange because of my inability to play my Nidoqueen.
I draw my opening hand and I start with Azelf. He starts with Oddish and goes first. He passes and I hope to top-deck an Energy so I can Donk with “Lock Up” and Expert Belt plus Oddish’s weakness. I wiff it though and he proceeds to steam roll me with a hand full of trainers.
So, I end the day happy, but frustrated I didn’t play the 1-1-1 Queen line or Froslass GL. Mr. Mime was a total waste of space, and I only used him once to see if my opponent had Lost World. I had a great time though!
- Nathan Cheering me on
- Team Card Masters for top-cutting all age divisions!
- Nevoh for humor
- Great Judges and organization
- Event running quickly
- Crobat G
- JUDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (the Supporter)
- Pulling 4 Mime Jr! in 8 packs!
- Top Cutting
- Underground, its so amazing!
- Not playing 1-1-1 Queen line and 4-3-3-1 Gengar line
- Not playing Froslass GL to decimate those Vileplumes
- Mr. Mime >:(
- Not donking last round.
- Gengar Mirrors for being boring
So, this article is kinda short, and since I’m not posting my list, I figured I should at least post some list. This is the Mother Gengar list I tested, and it works really well:
|Pokémon – 274 Spiritomb AR|
4 Gastly SF
3 Haunter (Your choice)
4 Gengar SF / 3 Gengar SF, 1 Gengar LV.X
2 Nidoran F RR
1 Nidorina RR
2 Nidoqueen RR
2 Uxie LA
2 Crobat G PL
1 Unown Q MD
|Trainers – 234 Pokémon Collector|
3 Bebe’s Search
1 Lucian’s Assignment
3 Rare Candy
2 Poké Turn
1 Junk Arm
1 Luxury Ball
2 Pokémon Communication
2 Broken Time-Space
|Energy – 10 7 Psychic|
1 Double Colorless / Warp / Psychic / Twins
This list works amazing against Vilegar, Shuppet Donk, Dialgachomp and Machamp. It can use Nidoqueen to take down a bunch of random decks to. Watch out for Lostgar though, it can single handedly destroy this deck. You may even want to tech in a Regice.
If you’ve got any questions or comments about my report or list, feel free to post them in the comments!