Because I'm suicidal for wanting to play Lightning weak Pokemon in a format with TDK. And maybe just a little tipsy. ======== 4 Piplup DEX 1 Prinplup DEX 4 Empoleon DEX 4 Deoxys EX 1 Ditto BCR 4 Professor Juniper 4 N 4 Skyla 2 Colress 2 Cheren 4 Rare Candy 4 Team Plasma Badge 4 Pokemon Catcher 4 Ultra Ball 3 Switch 1 Level Ball 1 Super Rod 1 Dowsing Machine 8 Water Energy ======== Empoleon+Plasma Badge with 12 Pokemon in play and 4 of them being Deoxys EX on my bench means I hit for a magical 160 damage which OHKOs...nothing that needs to be OHKO'd. However, it helps to boost Empoleon's damage when his attack can be severely hampered by how my opponent plays their field. Optimally, if I can have a field of 5 (active Empoleon w/Badge, 1-2 benched Empoleon, 2-3 Deoxys EX) against theirs of maybe 2-3 Pokemon, I can still be swinging for 100 with Attack Command thanks to Power Connect. This is a clean 2HKO on just about everything which is what most decks should be striving for. The number one threat to this deck? Getting DONK'd by Thundurus EX and I guess just Thundurus EX in general. Big stupid Raiden Knuckle one-shotting my Piplups without even batting an eye. A single copy of Ditto probably won't completely stop that from happening but every little thing helps. I've seen Empoleon lists with Exeggcute and while it does seem incredibly helpful since it pretty much turns Empoleon into an infinite draw engine, I don't like the idea of having five DONK-able basics in the deck. Though it is really tempting. I have a 4th Skyla in its place for now. This deck, like most, could probably benefit from Hypnotoxic Laser but with Team Plasma Badge, this list is plenty crowded. ======== Well, there you have it folks. Blast away.