This is the competitive deck thread for a Garbodor/Dragonite in the NXD-on format. The deck is also known by the common nicknames Garbonite or Dragodor or Trashy Dragons because i just made them up. The basic strategy of the deck is to achieve simultaneous Ability and Item lock and use either Silver Mirror or Silver Bangle to protect or boost damage as needed.. I am creating this thread so as to not hijack the Zebstrika/Garbodor thread. The two decks function similarly, tho each with different drawbacks. This version of item/ability locking starts slower as a tradeoff for the higher HP attacker/item locker. Here is a sample decklist: [Spoiler=Click here to show list] Pokemon - 13 3-2 Garbodor DRX 4-1-3 Dragonite PLF Supporters 14 4- N 4- Juniper 3- Skyla 2- Bianca 1- Ghetsis Items - 23 4- rare candy 3- level ball 3- heavy ball 3- catcher 2 Float stone 2 silver mirror 2- silver bangle 1 super rod 1 comp. Search 1 switch 1 Tool Scrapper Energy -10 4- DCE 6- psychic [/spoiler] Play this deck over the Zebstrika version because 1) No fighting weakness. 2) Higher HP attacker. 3)2-shotting EXs w/o Lasers. What we give up by not being the Zebstrika version 1) Speedier setup. 2) laz0rs. The one thing this deck lacks is a good stadium. im sure Beach would be ideal, since we are setting up a stage 2 attacker, but there is very little room. plus, I like this deck because it builds super cheap. Like, super. Cheap. Ability lock and Item lock can cripple many of the top tier decks in the current metagame. Each matchup will want to use either the silver bangle or the silver mirror attached to your attacking dragonite depending on the plasma presence in your opponents deck. Dragonites weakness to dragons is good in that the only real meta threat is Black Kyurem EX, who does not one shot Dragonite with his first attack (obviously Black Ballista does), but Dragonite CAN oneshot BKEX with his main attack (+bangle) Strategy by matchup: Blastoise/BKEX- ideally you are setting up both garbodor and D-nite in turn 2 before Blastoise sees play. you can thank this deck for Tropical Beach to help you out. Catcher stall as you need to, but attach the bangle to your D-nite and blow up his dragons in 1 hit, and his keldeo in 2. Catcher whoever is being manually attached before he can get there. Darkrai/whatever - Item lock hurts Darkrai decks no matter the variation. Ability lock frustrates him if he is partnered with hydreigon/verizion. He is still a fairly easy attach-to-attack kinda guy, but catcher thems that has the energy and smile as they cant switch out pokemon w/o energy discarding. again, Bangle all the way. Team Plasma- I list it this way because many Plasma decks are eschewing Thundurus. Unless this deck is using a non-plasma attacker, all that needs to be done is attack with D-nite w/Silver Mirror and you win. as soon as a non-plasma hits the table, catcher him and blow it up before manual attaches reach effectiveness. Because of this, this match is essentially a race to get a D-nite up, energized, and mirrored. Your opponent's only recourse is to kill you before you reach that point. Vir/Gen- Since we don't run lasers like zebstrika based decks would, this matchup is a little different. Deciding between mirror and bangle may be a match by match decision. Mirror if the Genesect gets powered up, Bangle if you think you have the time to 2 shot the EXs. Garbodor/Attackers- Bangle to set up 2 shots on their EXs, and hope the item lock slows them enough. Cobalion will make you sad by taking your DCEs away.