I call this deck MAXIMUM RAIKOU - Here's an earlier list: 4 Tynamo NV 38 4 Eelektrik NV 40 3 Raikou-EX DE 38 1 Smeargle UD 8 1 Thundurus EP 35 13 cards 4 N NV 101 4 Professor Juniper BW 101 3 Dual Ball CL 78 3 Ultra Ball DE 102 3 Level Ball ND 89 3 Super Rod NV 95 4 Junk Arm TR 87 2 Max Potion EP 94 2 Random Receiver DE 99 2 Skyarrow Bridge ND 91 2 Switch HGSS 102 1 Eviolite NV 91 1 Pokemon Catcher DE 111 34 cards 12 Lightning Energy BW 108 1 Rescue Energy TR 90 13 cards Strategy: Principles: 1. Quick setup 2. Always 2-4 Eels in play via heavy super rod line 3. Max Potion to deny Raikou knockouts 4. High energy count to discard via Ultra Ball/Junk Arm I am thinking that I need to fit Tornadus EX to shore up my Fighting weakness, or a Zekrom EX? My thoughts are to try and fit one of both since each of them solve the deck's two problems - Overcoming a HP barrier in Zekrom EX and dealing with fighting types with Tornadus EX. I'd rather not have to run Zekrom EX, but I am capping my damage here if I don't. What I have been doing is using Raikou's first attack to do 30 and paralyse on a coin flip. Now that I think about it, I may also try fitting a single blackbelt instead of Zekrom EX which may be what I'm looking for. I'm just hoping I dont draw it off random receiver -_- Probably going to drop Thundurus. I like it to fetch energy for eventual discard, but I figure I should be able to do this with Ultra Ball and Junk Arm + reasonably high energy count. If I can fit two Tornadus EX, or perhaps a 1-1 split of the EX and the regular Tornadus I might also want to invest in DCEs - not the worst thing because I then have something else to assist retreating eels. I want to create a situation where they can only consistently knock out eels and not Raikou, but, I also want to engineer a situation where getting rid of the eels is impossible since I can keep streaming them. I am thinking of cutting 2 Juniper for 2 Oak. I am split on Catcher purely because of the matchups I've been testing where Catcher hasn't really done anything for me. (1 or 0 retreat in an energy acceleration format). Here's a quasi-revision: 4 Tynamo NV 38 4 Eelektrik NV 40 2 Raikou-EX DE 38 1 Smeargle UD 8 1 Tornadus EX DE ## 13 cards 4 N NV 101 4 Professor Juniper BW 101 1 Blackbelt TR ## 3 Dual Ball CL 78 3 Ultra Ball DE 102 3 Level Ball ND 89 2 Super Rod NV 95 4 Junk Arm TR 87 2 Max Potion EP 94 2 Random Receiver DE 99 2 Skyarrow Bridge ND 91 2 Switch HGSS 102 1 Eviolite NV 91 1 Pokemon Catcher DE 111 34 cards 12 Lightning Energy BW 108 1 Rescue Energy TR 90 13 cards (## means I haven't grabbed the card number lol) I am still struggling with Bulls. So I think I'm going to add a regular Tornadus.