Sample Deck List (updated through DEX - May 2012) Pokemon – 23 3 Oddish UD 2 Gloom UD 2 Vileplume UD 4 Yanma TM 4 Yanmega Prime 2 Groudon EX 2 Pichu HS 2 Cleffa HS/CL 1 Sunkern HS 1 Sunflora HS Trainers – 27 4 Twins 4 Sage’s Training 4 Pokemon Collector 3 Professor Oak's New Theory 2 Judge 2 N 4 Rare Candy 4 Pokemon Communication Energy – 10 6 Fighting 4 Rescue via: The Dark Side of Battle Roads Basic Strategy So, I’m sure your first question is what the heck is this deck? Basically, it’s a Plume deck that uses Yanmega Prime to snipe and Groudon EX to spread plus lay the smackdown on Darkrai and Lightning Pokemon. A friend of mine, Ryan V., said the format will shift after Dark Explorers into four decks. Decks that use one of the following: Eelektrik, Dark Patch, Exp. Share, or Celebi. This deck I’ve built, “Plumezilla” hard counters 3 out of those 4, and soft counters Celebi because it relies heavily on Trainers.