Stupid Deck Idea: Unfezant/Mew/Vileplume Lock

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there.  This is Pikkdogs here with a Stupid Deck Idea for you.  I am also joined by my extra-dimensionary sidekick Pedro. Say “Hi” Pedro.

Hi Pedro

Really, we did that joke?  We must be hitting the bottom of the barrel, that’s like a 1st grader joke.

Yep.

Anyway, Pedro why don’t you tell people about Ed’s Onehitko.com challenge.

Okay.  Well you guys have probably been reading the articles about Ed trying to come up with a deck made by you guys, the Onehitko.com community.  What happens is people send him some of their spare cards (usually more rogue cards) and we all come together to help him make a deck that he will play at the City Championships.  Well, Cities are very close for Minnesota people like Ed, so there is not much time to get your cards into Ed.  He does need your help to get a good deck that we can all have an input on and grow as a community.  So if you have some rogue cards like Switch, Professor Elm’s Training Method, or some random Pokemon; please pass them on to Ed so we can add them into

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Deck Workshop: Bear Hug: Beartic, Ursaring, and Vileplume

Friday, September 16th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there, this is Pikkdogs and his sidekick Pedro here with a deck analysis for you.

Before we get to the article, Pedro, I have some news for you.

Some news.  Hmmmm…… is it good news, like…….are you quitting writing?

No I’m not quitting, but it is good news.   The man, Ed, and I call him the man not because he is especially masculine but because he is the authority figure of which he can rebel against, has told us that we can start using more adult humor.

So we are no longer bound  by the rules of the PG rating?

Exactly.

So we can say naughty things……… like dry hump?

Well yes i suppose so.

Dry hump, dry hump.

Well, Pedro.  Just because we can say dry hump, does not mean we should just say it.  It should make sense, you know so it’s comedy.

Comedy, when did we start that?

Well Pedro-

Urethra.

Hey you interrupted me with another dirty word that doesn’t even make sense.  In fact Urethra isn’t even a dirty word, its a part of the human anatomy.

Like coccyx? 

Coccyx is not a dirty word, it’s another …

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Green Light Gridlock! Lilligant/Vileplume/Yanmega

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Hello All and welcome to my first Article! 

Biography

Allow me to briefly introduce myself, My name is Mark McDonald. I am a native of Detroit, Mi. I am a member of the Michigan based Team Warp Point, and friend of the well known Pikkdogs. I’m relatively new to the card game. Nationals 2010 was my first tournament ever. I hadn’t even seen a battle roads, and there i was in the largest tournament of pokemon history. I ended 6-3 with dialgachomp (that i learned how to play a week prior) missing top cut in 75th place of my flight. In 2011, nationals saw me  ending with a  5-4 record with zekrom. But that’s enough about me. Today’s topic is lilligant!

The Idea:

On the horizon of the 2012 tournament seasons start we all have been in search of the deck that will handle the various threats the current format pose. The obvious presence of Pokemon catcher is definitely not being overlooked and the hype of gothitelle is spreading like wildfire. The release of Emerging Powers brought some interesting cards into the format with the potential to stir up our competitive meta game and question deck choices for events. Lilligant …

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Mew/Muk/Jumpluff/Vileplume: The Mistakes I Made With My Nationals List

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

At this year’s nationals, I had my best nationals finish.  I made Top 64, but it was bittersweet.  While I had done fairly well, I still made the same mistakes in deck building and deck choice which had led to my poor results in previous years. I played a build of a deck which was largely untested and that I was fairly unfamiliar with. While the list I played was by no means bad, it did suffer from being teched improperly.  In addition, there were logical flaws with the trainer engine and how it synched with the rest of the deck.

This article has two main points.  First, it will provide some insight into the Mew/Muk Jumpluff/Vileplume archetype.  Second, it will showcase some of my thoughts about the deckbuiling process highlighting what I did wrong with this deck.  Right now. I’m going to share the list I played and explain my reasoning behind my choices. Also, let me state that this list is not just my own. Emmanuel Divens is also a co-creator of this build and a lot of the ideas behind this list can be attributed to him.

25 Pokemon 23 Trainers/Supporters 12 Energy
4 Mew
3-3 Yanmega
3-1-2 Vileplume
2 Bouffalant
2 Muk
2 Jumpluff
1 Spinarak
1 Tyrouge
1 Cleffa
4 Judge
4 Collector
4 Copyct
3 Twins
1 PETM
4 Communication
3 Rare Candy
4 PSY
2 Grass
4 Rainbow
2 DCE



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Post-Pokemon Catcher impressions and a Mew Prime/Yanmega Decklist

Monday, July 25th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there, this is Pikkdogs here with another article for you guys.  For the top 40 players in North America and the players in Southern California all eyes are on World Championships.  All these people are thinking about is either countering the format or making a deck that will be consistent enough to grind into the main event.  But, for the rest of us, we have our eyes on Battle Roads and the new season.  And the new season means dealing with Pokemon Catcher.

Pokemon Catcher is a trainer card that lets you pick a Pokemon on your opponent’s bench and switch it with the active.  The last time this card was released, as a card named Gust of Wind, it was the best card in the format.  It ushered in an era of dominance for a very fast deck with all basic Pokemon.  The question was will Pokemon Catcher have the same format changing effect as Gust of Wind did?  To answer these questions I decided to test multiple decks in the PC (Post Catcher) format.  The testing yielded some surprising results.  To start this article off I will begin by …

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Deck Analysis: Miss Plume- Mismagius Cl and Vileplume Ud

Friday, May 20th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there, this is Pikkdogs here with a deck analysis.  This is a deck I tried out last weekend and I have grown to kind of like it.  It is a natural evolution of the Vilegar Trainerlock of the last format.  Of course, this deck is for the HGSS-on format.

Strategy

The goal of this deck is to disrupt your opponent by locking trainers, and then using the trainers in their hand to hurt them with Mismagius’s “Poltergeist” Attack.   Thanks to the rotation, Spiritomb Ar is no longer in the format, so trainerlocking the entire game is no longer possible.  This makes it impossible for trainerlocking to disrupt an early setup.  Even though Vileplume is not as disruptive as it could be, trainerlocking is still effective.  It is hard for any deck to recover without using cards like Pokemon Communication and Rare Candy.

Your main attacker in this deck is Mismagius Cl.  This card has the “Poltergeist” attack that Gengar SF had.  In the past format Gengar was a better attacker because the Level X could counter Dialga G Lv. X.  Now that Dialga G is gone there is no need for a …

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PokemanDan’s PokeClass Episode 9 – Allergy Flower (VileGar Analysis)

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

This week, I’m analyzing a popular deck from the recent Battle Roads. Vileplume/Gengar locks trainers for the whole game and I’m analyzing what you need to do to play it.
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