Some Old Deck We All Used to Know: Emboar/Reshiram

by Eric ~ September 29th, 2013.

emboar113-reshiramHello One Hit Ko community!

My name is Eric, and I am a new writer for One Hit KO. I write every Sunday, so expect an article on that day!

Here is my article, and please add suggestions in the comment section below.

This article is supposed to be about an old deck that pretty much everyone forgot about. That’s right, ReshiBoar.

Today on this fine Sunday, I will show you Reshiboar, the deck most of us hate. Let’s get started, shall we?

15 Pokemon
3 Tepig BCR
1 Pignite BCR
3 Emboar NXD
4 Reshiram NXD
4 Virizion PLB
14 Supporters/Stadiums
4 Juniper
3 N
4 Skyla
3 Virbank
20 Items
3 Catcher
4 Rare Candy
1 Ace Spec Card
2 Silver Mirror
4 Energy Retreival
3 Hypnotoxic Laser
4 Superior Energy Retreival
10 Energy
4 Grass
6 Fire

As you see, this deck is a little out of place, especially Hypnotoxic Laser. Let’s review, shall we?

Darn it, Keldeo, you are why we can't have nice things.

Darn it, Keldeo, you are why we can’t have nice things.


This is very simple to explain. Laserbank can do 30 damage in between turns. That is 60 damage every time it’s your turn. Never underestimate the power of poison!

Silver Mirror

This deck befits the fact that this can one hit EXs. Well, since there is two decks that run Plasma EXs, then why not befit from both? *Mexican music*

The Ace Specs

Dowsing Machine

This card is amazing when you are in a rough time. It could serve as a forth Virbank City Gym, Skyla, Professor Juniper, Catcher, or N! Only use this in a complete emergency.

Computer Search

Whenever you are experiencing dead draws, this can help a lot. This can grab you that supporter, energy, or pokemon you need to win.

Life Dew

As we saw in that Nationals game, Life Dew was the bomb! It is a nice way to deny the prize on your Emboars so they don’t get a prize when they decide to catcher.


May the odds be in your favor. When fighting this deck, you must go Catcher and destroy all Emboars, Pignites, and Tepigs.

When playing against this deck, you need to go for the Genesect, otherwise you will be in a terrible situation. Try to (1) get a T2 Emboar, and (2) destroy all the Genesects! Only go for Virizion when they have unloaded Genesects.

Use Virizion to destroy Blastoises and Keldeos, and Use a Laserbank to destroy Black Kyrems. If your opponent attaches an energy on T1, use an N!

You gotta chance. With all my experience, plasma takes a while to set up. With your time, try to set up a Reshiboar with Virizion to win.

Straight up Darkrai
This is a lot like a mirror. The first that sets up wins!

Darkrai Hydreigon has massive healing, healing all damage with the Max Potion. As long as you Pokemon Catcher Hydriegon, or Laserbank+Blue Flare Darkrai, that will be fine.

This matchup is extremely challenging, because this deck relies on an ability. Use a Catcher on the Garbodor and knock it out. In an emergency, use Virizion! It is reliable, quick, and has some draw power.

No EXs
Main attacker is a basic
Mean acceleration
Can get One Hit KOs
Main attacker has 130 HP
Stage twos
You get laughed at by a lot of people saying,”Reshiboar will never be as good as it used to be. Deal with it! (Unfortunately a true story)


Look I’m only a Senior, so I may be not the best at deck building. So here are a couple of replacements I thought of.
-2 Superior Energy Retrieval, +2 Bianca
-7 Laserbank, +4 Bianca, +3 Cheren
-1 Virbank, +Hypnotoxic Laser.

I believe this deck has a lot of potential against the meta game. Remember, the deck is only tier two, so there is your warning! However, before we leave, I would like to ask some things. First of all, what should I write next? Second, do you think poor old Reshiboar has a chance in the new format? Leave your responses in the comments below. Tell your friends about OneHitKo, keep playing Pokemon, and see you later!

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