Scizor Prime

Discussion in 'UG Deck Discussion' started by Adam, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Adam

    Adam Noice bruv, innit.

    Sample Deck List (updated through NXD - April 2012)

    Pokemon – 16

    4 Skarmory UD/CL
    4 Scyther UD 65
    4 Scizor Prime
    2 Terrakion NVI
    1 Shaymin UL
    1 Cleffa HS/CL

    Trainers – 32

    4 Pokémon Collector
    4 Professor Oak's New Theory
    4 N
    2 Copycat

    4 Junk Arm
    3 Pokémon Communication
    3 Pokémon Catcher
    3 Switch
    2 Pokegear 3.0
    2 Exp. Share
    1 Super Rod

    Energy – 12

    6 Metal – Basic
    4 Metal – Special
    2 Fighiting Energy

    via: The Hawk's Nest: Regional Review and Better Late than Never?

    Basic Strategy

    We all know how important DCE and Rescue Energy is in this format, and we know that Prism Energy and Rainbow Energy also see play. Well, Scizor might be able to do something about it.

    I think this deck needs to be played as a pseudo-rush deck and you should utilize Skarmory as your starter.

    Skarmory UD/CL: This is an 80 HP Basic that is resistant to Psychic. That also makes it very solid in that it will not get donked. Then for [M] you get to use Steel Coat to search your deck for another [M] and attach it to one of your Pokémon.

    Scizor Prime: This is a 100 HP Stage one. Its Body prevents damage by Pokémon with Special Energies attached. Its attack does 30+20 for each Metal Energy attached to Scizor. If you use 2 Metal Energy to pay for the attack, you are doing 70 for 2.

    The idea is obviously to use Steel Coat on turn 1 and then attack with Scizor on turn two.
  2. Adam

    Adam Noice bruv, innit.

  3. Adam

    Adam Noice bruv, innit.

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  4. JayHornung

    JayHornung Active Member

    Just to many basic energy being played right now. Scizor Prime just falls into that category of "has potential but just isn't quite good enough to see top level play"
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  5. dakotabeboys

    dakotabeboys Active Member

    ^This. Where was Scizor Prime back when GG was BDIF?

    The only way that Scizor could work in this meta, is if its attack was better. With Special Energies taking a back seat at the moment, it needs to be able to take OHKOs with its Poke-Body more just like a bonus, not its best attribute.
  6. Reshiphlosion

    Reshiphlosion The Swarm

    I was thinking about buliding a scizor/Vileplume/Cobalion rouge........ the only problem is the setup is too slow and you would have to load a ton of energy onto scizor to pull it off......

    maybe it would be slightly better now that sp darkness is in the format? Anyways this list looks better than anything I could probably come up with xP