Stupid Deck Idea: Flyking (Flygon, Kingdra, Blastoise)

by Ed ~ May 21st, 2010.

Flygon - RRThis idea is simple AND stupid, so it’s got a lot going for it.

Step 1: Steal someone’s Flychamp/Nidoqueen decklist. I’m sure you can use Google, but I’ve found a couple for you here and here in case you’re lazy.

Step 2: Rip out the Machamp line and replace it with Kingdra Prime. You should end up with something that looks like this.

2 Trapinich [SW]
1 Trapinich RI
2 Vibrava RI
3 Flygon RI
1 Flygon Lv.X RI
2 Horsea LA
1 Seadra LA
2 Kingdra Prime UL

3 Baltoy GE
3 Claydol GE
1 Nidoran RI
1 Nidoqueen RI
1 Unown G GE
1 Uxie LA

Blastoise - ULStep 3: Replace the Nidoqueen line with a Blastoise UL line.

Step 4: Season your Pokemon lines to taste. Maybe you want a Wartortle UL for a quick snipe. Maybe you think 3-3 Claydol is overkill. Maybe Spiritomb AR will help you evolve your bench while stalling the opponent. Maybe you need an Azelf instead of Unown G. Your deck should now look something like this.

2 Trapinich [SW]
1 Trapinich RR
2 Vibrava RR
3 Flygon RR
1 Flygon Lv.X RR
2 Horsea LA
1 Seadra LA
2 Kingdra Prime UL
2 Baltoy GE
2 Claydol GE
1 Uxie LA
1 Squirtle SW
1 Wartortle UL
1 Blastoise UL
1 Azelf LA
1 Spiritomb AR

Step 5: Construct your trainer/supporter/stadium set based off the original stolen decklist. If you want to keep it simple, just steal the whole thing.

3 Bebe’s Search
2 Pokemon Collector
2 Roseanne’s Research
2 Cynthia’s Feelings
1 Looker’s Investigation
1 Palmer’s Contribution
1 Memory Berry
2 Expert Belt
1 Luxury Ball
3 Pokemon Communication
4 Rare Candy
1 Night Maintence

Step 6: Plop in some energy. I think you will want 4 DCE and a bunch of water energy. You might also like Call Energy.

5 Water Energy
4 Double Colorless Energy
4 Call Energy

Kingdra Prime - ULNow, let’s take a step back and see what we’ve got. I don’t think we need to go too in depth with Flygon, because it’s a fairly well-known commodity. It gives you the ability to retreat your other Pokemon for free. It also disrupts your opponent’s plans by discarding cards from their deck. It can own opposing Lv. X Pokemon, it can hit hard, and it can stall.

Kingdra Prime is a good cheap attacker (like Machamp), but he has some drawbacks. He’s weak to lightning, and he’s not good against benched fire Pokemon. In either of these cases, you’ll want to easily run away to put up something more effective. Flygon helps that.

Blastoise UL has 2 main plusses. He can swap energy to your active Pokemon, and he can snipe for 100 damage. Both of these really help the deck. First of all, when you have Flygon and are able to retreat anyone for free, you’ll want to power up your new active Pokemon ASAP. Blastoise can just move all your water energy to that new active. When your opponent benches a fire Pokemon to slow down Kingdra, Blastoise can snipe it. Just retreat Kingdra (for free thanks to Flygon), bring up Blastoise, move 2 water energy to him, drop a DCE (or just use energy you already had on him), and snipe for 100. Next turn, you might not be able to attack with Blastoise (because his attack pulls energy off of him), so you can attach an energy to Flygon, retreat Blastoise, move energy to your new active, and attack.

The icing here is that you’re also placing damage counters with Kingdra each turn.

Yeah, I agree that energy could be an issue. DCE is nice for both Blastoise and Flygon, and Blastoise lets you swap the water. Blastoise can easily Rare Candy in out of nowhere, snipe for 100, and retreat next turn knowing that you can just play that energy back on Kingdra and go for 60 again. I think the deck would mainly focus on Kingdra and Flygon, but that midgame surprise Blastoise could put it over the edge. The Flygon just gives the free retreat and a bit of type coverage. The problem with its coverage is that it’s mainly against Luxray, and Luxray is just gonna Bright Look up one of your water Pokemon.

Now, after those 6 easy steps, you have a great league deck that may be expensive to put together and ultimately may perform no better than Flychamp. I think it would be pretty fun, though!

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    There are some definite plus's to running a kingdra over machamp. Matchamp is very weak against some match ups, like jumpluff, kingdra, donphan, and some other stage two decks. While kingdra is strong against against those decks. However, the reason for matchamps inclusion into the deck in the first place is to help the sp match up, and even with matchamp SP still was not better than 50-50 without it, I would think its near auto loss. In addition the bokebody of flygon(not lvl x) has proven many time to be clutch in providing free retreat to pokemon like claydol or uxie, but since there is now a lack of basic psychic or fighting energy you loose that great utility that the body provides. Also the weakness of flygon to Colorless and the(double) weakness of both kingdra and blastoise to lightning , both of which are commonly played is also troublesome.

    Overall its actually not that stupid of an idea but i think its weakness' need to be covered better, if that can be done, then idk, it wont be tier 1 but it may be able to to put up a fight.

  • Ed

    Wow, thanks. If that's how you react to a stupid idea of mine, I'd love to see what you think when I have a brilliant one. That sounds real hard, though. Maybe I'll just stick with stupid ideas and Gyarados decks.

    For real, though, you make some very good points. As you mentioned, the synergy of Flychamp is probably superior to this business. The issues it would have against the popular SPs is also quite troublesome. Speaking of that, was anyone playing LuxChomp at BRs? I don't recall seeing a traditional straight build. Was Soari the only one playing straight SP?


    There was on Dialgachomp, one luxchump, two sableye lock with garchomp, and two gengar c, that was all the sp played. So only two of i guess what you would call “traditional sp”

  • Ed

    I find it hard to pay attention to the field at large. I'm usually more concerned with what my daughter is doing and stuff like that.