Deck Analysis: What a Rush! (Donphan Prime, Yanmega Prime, and Zoroark BW)

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there.  This is Pikkdogs here with a deck analysis for you guys.  This deck has been called many things: Megazord, Stage 1 Rush, and others.  I call my deck “what a rush” because it is an easier take off of Stage 1 Rush, and of course who doesn’t like the Legion of Doom?  The deck was popularized at Nationals by Kyle “Pooka” Sucevich, a tournament at which he narrowly lost in the finals.

The three attackers featured in this deck make the deck versatile, and add a toolbox like quality to the deck.  Here is a basic over view of the deck.  Donphan Prime is a great primary attacker.  It is tough to knock out, and can attack for just 1 energy.  It also has a type advantage over Mangezone and Zekrom.  Yanmega Prime is a versatile attacker that can snipe for 40 damage or attack for 70 damage.  The best part of Yanmega Prime is that he can attack for free (if you and your opponent have the same hand size) because of his “Insight” Poke-Body.  Yanmega is both disruptive and versaitle.  Zoroark BW is a card that I don’t really …

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Deck Analysis: Healphan- Donphan and Blissey Prime

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there, this is Pikkdogs here with a deck analysis.  The deck that I will spotlight is a Donphan variant.  Donphan has been a deck that people have talked about, but few people have shown a good list.  Donphan Prime is kind of like Lebron James.  They’re both great early game, but tend to fizzle out in the 4th quarter.  The challenge is to create a deck that will be able to last the entire game.

Most people play it with Machamp Prime. In hopes that they could have Donphan attack early, and then switch to the hard hitting Machamp later in the game.  However, every time I have tried to make the change between a full powered Donphan and a Machamp with DCE, the opponent ends up knocking out the Donphan before  the switch.  Because of its vulnerability in the tag between Machamp and Donphan, I have given up on this combo.  However, I have not given up on Donphan.  I think it is still a good fast tanking deck that can take a hit and do damage.

When I first began building HGSS-on decks, I knew that I needed to …

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Pikkdogs Pikks Three- Donphan Prime, Weavile Ud, and Victini

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there.  This is Pikkdogs here with a true Pikk three article.  In this article we will look at three Pokemon cards.  One that is a popular card, one that I feel is under-rated, and one from a new or yet un-released set.

I hope your first weekend of BR’s went well, and you are ready for week 2.  It is possible that last weekend’s BR might be my last.  This weekend we don’t have much going on because our tournament orgainizer Derek is whimping out cause his wife just had twins.  Its not like they had eight kids or something, that would be a good reason (just kidding Derek, all your Michigan players love ya and are thinking and praying for your two new additions!).  Then the weekend after that I am being forced to “volunteer” at a graduation ceremony at the seminary that I work at.  I might still be able to make something on Sunday of that week, but I probably will be really tired.  If you do not have a victory medal, I would encourage you to hit all BR’s possible.  A lot of people are refusing to play with the current format, so you have a good chance at getting a medal.

Anyway, back to the Pikk Three.  The reviews in this article will assume that we are playing under a HGSS-on format.   Lets jump right into the article.

The Staple- Donphan Prime
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Donkphan Deck : Donphan + Mr. Mime Decklist and Report

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Hey, it’s Pikkdogs again, and I’m back this time with a Donphan deck article and a mini tournament report. Recently Omar, Ed, and I were throwing around deck ideas.  Ed and Omar began talking about Adam’s SixPrizes article discussing Mr. Mime and Dunsparce tech.  The idea was to use a Donkphan (or speed Donphan Prime) list and add Mr. Mime MT and Dunsprace GS to it.  These tech cards would both allow the player to stall and to improve Donphan’s otherwise bad matchups against decks like Gyarados, Kingdra, and Jumpluff.

Ed, Omar, and I came up with some good ideas of what should be in the deck. Then I went home and used the input to build my own version of the deck.  Here’s what I came up with:

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