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

Sunday, 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?
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Opening the Emerald Toolbox

Friday, September 27th, 2013

VirizionWhat’s up everyone!

I hope everyone is as stoked for X & Y as I am. They’ve really been slow-rolling the final evolutions of the starters in particular, and I for one am anxious to see what they look like so I can finally figure out which one I want to use (at the moment I am leaning towards Fennekin, like many others, but I am still undecided).

Anyways, we’re back, this time with a new rogue strategy article for you to ingest! Much like my second article (http://www.onehitko.com/2013/09/06/unveiling-b-side-plasma/), I will be delving into my thought processes as I was developing the deck, as well as giving you a card-for-card list with detailed explanations, and an in-depth matchup guide to boot. We’re closing in on Regionals season, so preparedness is of the utmost importance, regardless of what deck you’re looking to play!

 

The Discovery

 

Much like the Plasma alternative I spoke of in my second article, my quest to create this deck began during my testing of the Virizion/Genesect archetype, not long after the Plasma Blast set was released. Players have a tendency to evaluate strategies found in the Japanese metagame and compare them to our …

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Thoughts on the Early Days of the New Format

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Tyler Lindsey
Hello everyone!

I don’t believe I’ve ever met any of you, so allow me a brief moment to introduce myself. My name is Tyler Lindsey (for those of you who didn’t catch that already). I’m a 21 year old lifelong gamer, hailing from the humid plains of southeast Alabama. Currently, I am making a return to the Pokemon TCG community after playing Magic: the Gathering competitively for two years. Magic was both fun and rewarding, but it was also very time consuming, and the nostalgia vibes given off by my favorite childhood game always keep me coming back! My primary goal for this season is to successfully reach the 400CP required to compete in Worlds 2014 in Washington DC, while writing resourceful and insightful strategy articles along the way. Hopefully I can deliver in both aspects!

Of course, if one wants to have a truly successful season, they must hit the ground running from day one, and I intend to do just that. The weeks after Worlds, where old season transfers into new, is definitely one of the best times to get reacquainted with the game; there is ample time to playtest, and everyone is starting with a clean slate as far as deck building goes. Fortunately, I have used this moment’s reprieve in competitive play to my advantage, and as a result, I feel I have a very good grip on what the format will shape up to in the months to come. In this article, I will delve into the five ‘main’ strategies I feel are the most noteworthy going into this new terrain, so allow me to share some of my findings with you.

(Bear in mind these archetypes are in no particular order.)

1.) TDK (and other similar flavors of Plasma)

So let’s get right to it and start with the obvious: TDK is still public enemy number one. It lost little to nothing from rotation (if you could even call it a rotation), and even gained a new toy from Plasma Blast in the form of Silver Bangle. Kyurem (PLF) continues to be one of the most efficient attackers in the format, and is still backed by all of the powerful support cards Team Plasma boasts. While Lugia-centered Plasma builds also stand to become a powerful force in the metagame, make no mistake- Kyurem is the undisputed king that all decks must answer to if they wish to excel post-rotation.

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