Tyler City Championships Report with Regiheal

Registeel_Hyper_Beam_M08BulbapediaRecently, I ran “Regiheal” at the Tyler City Championships, which essentially consists of multiple Registeels that can be ultra defensive with the use of Protect Charge and 3-4 Eviolites that can also be healed like crazy with multiple Blissey DEX and Potions (a Gold Potion would’ve been nice, but all I could get a hold of was Computer Search).

To be honest, I was completely terrified of running such a rogue deck at an official event such as Cities, especially since the only Boundaries Crossed cards I was rocking were Skylas and my treasured Computer Search.

After the always long wait for the battling to begin, it was announced that there would be 4 Swiss rounds with a top 4 cut and the first round’s pairings were posted.

Round 1 vs. Will Christian with Dusknoir BCR/Water types

I honestly don’t remember much from this match except the fact that I actually got 2 Blissey set up with Mewtwo EX as my attacker and Will didn’t have much of a set up (I didn’t give him a chance to evolve his Duskulls and he didn’t seem to draw any Energies to supply his Kyogre EX with).

Basically I won this round by overpowering with Mewtwo which is actually pretty simple brained if you ask me.


Round 2 vs. ??? with Keldeo-EX/Blastoise BCR

Just as expected, my opponent’s coin flip is not in my favor and he starts the game with 2 Keldeo-EX and a Squirtle whereas I started out with a lonely Emolga DRX. He immediately drops a W Energy and a Tropical Beach, and after playing N and another Keldeo-EX to the bench, he proceeds to activate Tropical Beach for a brand new hand.


My turn and I go for the obvious Call For Family benching a Registeel-EX and a Mewtwo EX, realizing that powerhousing with Mewtwo is my best bet against a fully loaded Keldeo-EX. My opponent’s next action is to play the always agitating Ultra Ball/Skyla combo getting a hold of a Rare Candy and a Blastoise, discarding two W Energies with the Ultra Ball.

He then Catchers my naked Registeel-EX, plays Energy retrieval to Deluge a benched Keldeo-EX, and activates Tropical Beach to end his turn. Luckily, I topdecked a Switch and used it to place Emolga back in the Active Spot, attached a Double Colorless Energy to Mewtwo, and used Call For Family for 2 Chanseys.

My opponent once again drops a Pokémon Catcher to place Chansey in the Active Spot and after using Deluge on his benched Keldeo-EXs, he once again activates Tropical Beach to end his turn.

After sacrificing all 3-of my Chanseys to the Keldeos, I finally had Mewtwo stocked up enough to 1HKO any of his fully loaded Pokémon, and that’s exactly what I did. I achieved another brainless win with Mewtwo EX’s X Ball.


Round 3 vs. Dana with Scizor BCR/Garbodor DEX

At this point of the competition, I was getting a little excited that I was actually doing so well to be honest. Although I was definitely nervous because I had a previous encounter with Dana where he took home a first place Victory Cup with an Emboar/Rayquaza deck.

The game starts with the coin flip being yet again in my opponent’s favor and my two Basics were yet again Mewtwo EX and Emolga DRX. My opponent very nervously played a M Energy to his lonely Scyther DEX and passes.

Looking at my hand, I can hardly believe that I got this win so easily. I played my DCE to Mewtwo EX, played Computer Search and Skyla to get 2 PlusPowers from my deck, and X Balled for the win.


Round 4 vs. ??? with Dusknoir BCR/Darkrai EX (Hammertime!)

It was the final Swiss round and my opponent and I were the only ones undefeated, so I knew I was gonna make it to the top cut. The coin flip was once again in my opponent’s favor, but to switch things up, this time I actually started out with Registeel-EX and 2 Chanseys.

blissey-dark-explorers-dex-82pokemon-paradijs.comMy opponent gets mainly a dead hand, as he does absolutely nothing with 2 Duskulls as his only Basics. My turn and I drop my DCE to Registeel-EX and pass.

To my devastation, my opponent plays an Enhanced Hammer to strip me of my only Energy, benches a Darkrai EX with a D Energy, plays a Professor Juniper to get a hold a Dark Patch to play for Darkrai EX, and passes. On my second turn, I play Town Map to find my only Darkrai EX Prized, dooming Registeel-EX to the Active Spot.

To try and make the situation better, I play my second and last DCE to Registeel-EX and played 2 Heavy Balls to evolve both Chanseys into Blisseys.

On my opponent’s next turn, he Skylas for a Rare Candy and evolves Duskull into Dusknoir. He then plays a Dark Patch to fully equip Darkrai, plays a D Energy to Dusknoir to retreat for Darkrai, lands heads on a Crushing Hammer stripping me of my Energy once again, and proceeds to use Night Spear.

My turn, I play Aspertia City Gym to tank with my Blisseys and pass due to a lack of Energy. On my opponent’s next turn, he reveals his nasty plot and uses Sinister Hand continuously keep my Registeel-EX alive and in the Active Spot as he knocks off all my benched Pokémon, playing Crushing Hammers and landing heads every time I played an Energy preventing me from attacking or retreating until he only had 2 Prizes left, and from there he of course KO’d my poor Registeel.

The moral of this story is obvious: Hammers hurt.


Top 4 vs. Ricardo with Darkrai EX/Hydreigon DRX 97

Game 1

chansey-dark-explorers-dex-81pokemon-paradijs.comRicardo is another player with whom I’d had previous experience with. He won by a Catcher when I played him at Longview Battle Road, but I knew I had no chance against such a consistent, tank filled/tech filled deck such as his.

Nothing too spectacular about this round: I didn’t take a single Prize card, but I almost got a second donk against Deino DRX 93 with my Chansey DEX 81, but of course Continuous Tumble landed tails first thing and his setup was too fast to keep up with.


Game 2

I suppose Game 2 wasn’t much to complain about, I ended up taking half my Prizes and I would’ve done better if not for the continuous Max Potions every time I’d almost have something Triple Lasered to death.



Even though my deck was a complete failure, I actually went home with 3rd place, winning 4 packs of cards with a Landorus-EX pull in the very first one I opened. Although I didn’t win the way I would’ve liked to, I had tons of fun, and got free cards out of it. :)

Reader Interactions

9 replies

  1. Grant Manley

    “All I could get ahold of was Computer Search” What a tragedy :P Would’ve liked to see a list on a unique deck such as this. Also, do you know why the Keldeo/Blastoise didn’t play their own Mewtwo to counter yours? Maybe they were all prized.

  2. Ethan Cooke

    Actually, if I’m not mistaken, this particualr keldeo/ blastoise didn’t run mewtwos, it was pure keldeo/blastoise. After the match, he told me he couldn’t get another catcher in time. And it wasn’t a tragedy, I just believe that this deck was one of the few decks I would’ve preferred gold potion, but obviously computer search did me plenty of good too :P and the plan was too provide a list, but honestly, I’m irresponsible and misplaced every means i would’ve had of providing one. Had a replica built online but apparently I deleted it :P next time I post an article, ill try my hardest to post a list:)

  3. Dane_Carlson

    What division was this in?

    Either way, Top 4 with Registeel EX/Blissey is an awesome an hilarious feat. Good job, and +1. :)

    • Ethan Cooke  → Dane_Carlson

      This was in Masters XD It’s a really fun deck to play and I would encourage anyone to play it at leagues or at home but it’s obviously not consistent or powerful enough to bring to a tournament setting :P

  4. Matheus Aguiar

    I like how you described some turns to the minimum detail, but, to be honest, I don’t see anything interesting in this report. Besides being short from introduction to conclusion, there’s no real info about your deck, nor interesting plays and you made all your rounds look like “Nothing too spectacular”.

    Well, I guess the worst part was that Keldeo player.

  5. sam woofter

    the deck has been around for a while already (battleroads week 1 was the first I saw it) and it’s usually played with kyogre and groudon along with registeel, any reason why you cut the groudon and kyogre?

    • Ethan Cooke  → sam

      Honestly, I couldn’t get a hold of a 4th DEX 80. And I honestly never looked up a decklist for it.. I would love to look one up and try this deck again though especially with your input on groudon and kyogre.. I’m experimenting with flygon and dusknoir right now. Its really fun especially with accelgor and darkrai. Too clunky for anything official of course but it makes great league fun.
      by the way, why rocky helmet over eviolite? Just curious.

      • sam woofter  → Ethan

        rocky helmet gets extra damage on the field because the deck has a fairly low damage output also, the extra protection that eviolite warrants is rarely needed

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