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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Jordan’s Rogue Way and a Worlds Decklist

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Hey everybody, my name is Jordan Baker. I’m 22 years old, I live in Michigan, and I’m a founding member of Team Warp Point. I’ve been playing Pokemon for just about two years now and you’ve probably never heard of me. My biggest accomplishment is making it to the top 16 round two years in a row with stupid ridiculous decks. Stupid, funny, quirky, gimmicky decks are sort of my specialty. I don’t really like playing meta decks and I despised SP decks with a passion when they were in format. However, I won’t play a deck just because it’s rogue, I also want it to be good.

I’m going to give you a really quick recap of some of the decks I’ve played over the past two years and then discuss my current deck that I’ll be playing for Worlds this year.

My love affair with rogue decks started last year at Regional’s.  Jumpluff had just come out and I decided that I wanted to play it. There were a lot of other people playing Jumpluff at regional’s, but most of these were JumpLux variants relying on Luxray G. Lv. X. My list played a heavy Sunflora line, …

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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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Pikkdogs Pikks Three: Yanmega Prime, Pidgeot Tm, and Beartic EP

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there.  This is Pikkdogs here with another Pikk Three article.  I haven’t done one of these in a while, so I’ll explain some stuff.  These articles are like a big card review.  One card is a card that is used a lot, one is a card I feel is under-rated, and and another one is a card that is from a new or yet un-released set.

Before we get to the article, just wanna let you know the contest is still going on.  I have explained the contest in the last couple articles, so go to the last couple articles and read up on what it takes to enter.  The contest will end at the start of the day on Monday, so the time you have to enter is slowly passing away.

The Staple- Yanmega Prime

Description: Yanmega Prime is a 110 HP Stage 1 Grass Pokemon.  It has free retreat, a lightning weakness, and a resistance to fighting.  It’s Poke-Body”Insight” lets you ignore the cost of all attacks if you have the same hand size as your opponent.  It’s first attack, “Linear Attack”, does 40 damage to any of …

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Pikkdog’s Stupid Deck Idea-World B. Free-A Yanmega Prime Deck

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Hey all members of Omar Nation, this is Pikkdogs here with a Stupid Deck Idea.  As most of you know, our Stupid Deck Ideas are basically fun decks that either show a little promise or are just fun to play.  This deck fits in the former category, and features Yanmega Prime.

I call this deck World B. Free, after one of the craziest named NBA players.  The name kind of fits because Yanmega Prime can attack without any energies, or for free.       

First I got to give props to Cheffords and his buddies at work.  While they did not help me with this deck, they are the only other people I know with a similar deck.

So, on to the deck strategy.  The strategy of this deck is to have the same number of cards in your hand as your opponent does, so you do not need to pay for any of Yanmega Prime’s attacks, thanks to his “Insight” Pokebody.  Yanmega Prime has two attacks.  With “Linear Attack” you can snipe for 40 damage, and with “Sonicboom” you can do 70 damage.  While 70 damage isn’t a great attack, if you can combine it with disruption it may be enough.…

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