Sample Deck List (updated through DEX - May 2012) Pokemon – 9 3 Darkrai EX 2 Smeargle UD/CL 2 Tornadus EX 1 Sableye DEX 1 Shaymin UL Trainers – 38 4 Professor Juniper 4 Professor Oak's New Theory 3 N 4 Junk Arm 4 Pokemon Catcher 4 Dark Patch 3 Switch 3 Dual Ball 2 Random Receiver 2 Dark Claw 1 Eviolite 1 Ultra Ball 1 PlusPower 1 Revive 1 Energy Switch Energy – 13 10 Darkness – Basic 3 Double Colorless via: The Dark Explorers Deck List Depot Basic Strategy The strategy is to open with Smeargle (or retreat Smeargle to the active Position in T1) and Portrait + use your own Supporters for the setup. Two Junipers are usually enough for a T2 Darkrai EX setup, so as long as your opponent has a decent Supporter in their hand, you’ll be ready to attack with Darkrai EX in no time. The obvious companion of Tornadus EX is in the deck because Darkrai EX needs a supporting attacker with it. Darkrai EX is a really good card, but the fact that there are straight counters to it in the format (i.e. Landorus NVI, Terrakion NVI and Groudon EX) leads to Tornadus EX.