Sample Deck List (updated through DEX - May 2012) Pokemon – 12 3 Darkrai EX 3 Sneasel UD 2 Weavile UD 2 Tornadus EX 1 Smeargle UD 1 Shaymin UL Trainers – 35 4 Professor Juniper 4 Professor Oak's New Theory 3 N 4 Junk Arm 4 Dark Patch 3 Pokemon Catcher 3 Super Scoop Up 3 Ultra Ball 2 Dual Ball 2 Random Receiver 2 Eviolite 1 Dark Claw Energy – 13 7 Darkness – Basic 4 Darkness – Special 2 Double Colorless via: The Dark Side of Battle Roads Basic Strategy Clearly, the deck’s objective is to get a Night Spear as early as possible. From there, you will Shaymin and Super Scoop Up damaged Darkrais until your opponent’s bench is in shambles and you have drawn a good number of prizes. Once that’s done, you can setup a Weavile to snipe for your last couple prize cards. Usually, you’ll want to turn one a Smeargle and get two Supporters with Portrait your first two turns, as this enables the fast Night Spears like nothing else will do in the deck. I’ll give you a rundown of the most common steps you’ll take in the early game… Turn 1 Your goal is to get darks in the discard. Ultra Ball Darkness Energies away to grab Smeargle, or Darkrai EX if you already have Smeargle. You can even do nifty stuff like Junk Arming away a Trainer and a Dark Energy to get the Trainer you just discarded. Once you play out your hand, play a Supporter card, draw some new stuff and then Portrait. By the time your first turn ends, you should hopefully have Smeargle, Darkrai EX, and maybe a Sneasel in play. Manually attach a Dark to Darkrai and a hopefully have a few Darks in the discard. Turn 2 Here, you need to work on getting Smeargle out of the active spot, playing some Dark Patches, and ending this turn with a Night Spear. A nifty trick you can do if you aren’t able to get Smeargle out, is manually attach a Dark or Special Dark to Smeargle, free retreat to your two Energy Darkrai (thanks to his Ability) and then use Shaymin UL to move the one energy on Smeargle up to Darkrai, empowering the dark demon to use Night Spear, straight to your opponent’s heart!