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The Revival of Empoleon

Monday, November 11th, 2013

empoleonHi guys! Today I would like to go look over Empoleon variants.

Before that, I would like to say thanks to Plus Four, Alex, and Jeff C. Because I do not know how to respond to things using this account,(Hit me with your best shot technology lovers.) I would like to respond to your comments here.

Jeff C:
Thanks for the thumbs up on the VGC comment! Also, I forgot to add catchers.Whoops. Four catchers are good catchers!

I forgot rare candies too. Oh well. We all make mistakes.

Plus Four:
Thank you very much! I will try to make this and other articles as long as possible, Also, Ed decides who writes on what date. If Tyler, Ed, Owen, and Mike could write again, that would be amazing! Right now, as I write this on Thursday, I am the only active writer. It’s much harder than your think for a seniors player to do this.

Now we return to your regularly scheduled article.

Empoleon Thoughts

I believe Empoleon is a very good deck. It can abuse Max Potion, has amazing draw power, benefits from the new rules, and can make your opponent struggle bench wise. Here is my first deck list for Straight Empoleon.
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A Piggyback Ride! Suicune/Terrakion Deck Workshop

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Hello once again One Hit KO community! If you saw the last article, there was a pretty interesting deck idea. However, all that Mike did was giving the decklist. So here you are reading this article, while you lazy bums are just waiting to decknet.
Anyways, here is the decklist, as shown in Mike’s mini-article:

7 Pokemon
4 Suicune PLB
3 Terrakion NVI
39 TSS
4 Professor Juniper
4 N
4 Skyla
2 Bianca
2 Tropical Beach
4 Pokemon Catcher
4 Switch
4 Silver Mirror
4 Evolite
2 Ultra Ball
2 Energy Search
1 Super rod
1 Tool Scrapper
1 Dowsing Machine
14 Energies
5 Water Energy
5 Fighting Energy
4 Double Colorless Energy

Alright guys, let’s take a look at the strategy!

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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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Deck Workshop: The Unexpected Deck

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Hi my name is Owen I am new to this site and hopefully a good addition. I am a senior and this is my first article so please comment and tell me how I did.

Snorlax101Anyway what I am going to talk about is quad Snorlax.
The strategy behind this deck is setting up Snorlax and using the ability “Block” to make it so that the opponents defending Pokémon can’t retreat. This ability is not too beneficial by itself but… combining it with Lasers and Virbank city gym you could have some serious damage and knockouts on the board since the opponent can’t retreat! Now, the only downside is they can switch so that card is being played a lot. But you can just catcher up another Pokémon and laser it. Also the poison damage sets up perfect leaving 180hp and 170hp knocked out after your opponents turn which is great since it leaves them open to catchers then lasers.
The list
4 Snorlax

Total= 4

4 Shadow Triad
3 Professor Juniper
2 N
3 Colress
4 Ghetsis
2 Skyla
3 Bianca
3 Hugh

Total= 24

4 Hypnotoxic Laser
1 Rock Guard
4 Team Plasma Ball
4 …

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Stupid Deck Idea: Stoutland

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Hey OHKO people, I decided it was time to get a new article out, and since I haven’t tested quite that much of Boundaries Crossed, I thought the category Pikkdogs oftenly used, “Stupid Deck Idea” would suit this better than “Deck Analysis”. Stoutland is probably going to be Tier 2-3, but I felt that a deck review for a deck that I am liking would be a good thing to do.

I have only played a couple games with Stoutland, so the deck might not be perfect, but I’m just going to post a deck I have been testing so you guys can get an overview of the deck and an option for something to play at a Cities if you opt


Stoutland revolves around locking your opponent’s Supporters via Stoutland’s Ability, Watchdog, which, well, shuts off Supporters so long as Stoutland is active. On top of that, it attacks your opponent with “Wild Tackle” (Not sure about the English name of this attack, so for my proxies I just put in cool sounding names, such as “The All-Mighty Stoutland Attack”), which does 90 and has a possibility of hitting Stoutland for 20.

The problem with this strategy is …

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Deck Workshop: Chandelure/Leafeon/Samurott

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

This one came to me a bit out of left field.  This guy named Rafal sent me an email, because he was excited about my Challenge.  The problem is that, because my final City Championship is in 2 days from now, I couldn’t really justify having him send me cards.  They probably wouldn’t even arrive in time.  I started discussing things with him about building decks on a budget and under other constraints, and it came up that him and his friends were finding themselves in a similar position.

Rafal himself was in a good position, because he had been able to trade and borrow into cards good enough to build a workable 6 Corners style deck.  He said that, other than a Cobalion and a second Kyurem, he’s got it pretty set already.

However, he has 2 friends that are finding it difficult to build a competitive deck.  He was able to send me one of the lists, so we’ll talk about that one here.  The other, by chance, is a Raichu Prime / Eelektrik deck, which I have personal experience with.  Maybe we’ll get to that deck at a later date.  For now, let’s talk about Chandelure/Leafeon/Samurott.

We should get straight to the decklist, and then we can discuss how this deck can be improved.  I’d like lots of comments on this article, so maybe we can help get this guy sorted out.  Remember that he’s on a budget, so stuff like “add 4 Catcher” might be useless.  I’ll try to get some info on what his restrictions are, but for now, just try to keep “cheap” in mind.

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Stupid Deck Idea inspired by PTCGO!

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Hello OHKOers, Joel here with a stupid deck article.

But Joel, aren’t all of your decks stupid? 

What the…… Who let Pedro in here? Anyway, I would like to discuss a deck that I have been playing on the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online program. The deck revolves around Accelgor and Cinccino, and has a very fast setup. Now before I share the list, I would like to remind you that I’m not Pooka, therefore I don’t have all the good cards at my disposal like he does.

And that also makes you less interesting as well. 

Wow, I really need to talk to Pikkdogs about this, anyway, here is my deck.

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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?


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-


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 …

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Green Light Gridlock! Lilligant/Vileplume/Yanmega

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Hello All and welcome to my first Article! 


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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A new take on Gyarados

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Hey everyone enjoying, Joel here with a new take on a popular favorite: Gyarados. With the new Black & White rules coming into effect, there has been lots of discussion on how the game will change. In my opinion, fast decks will be faster, slow decks will still be slow, and Sableye is going to see a lot of play. I figured with the new rules, I would go back to testing an old classic: Gyarados. Gyarados has proved to be a strong deck that can hold it’s own against SP’s, and has seen a lot of play over the past year, top cutting at many Battle Roads, Cities, Regionals, Nationals and Worlds. With the new first turn trainer rule, Gyarados can be a force to be reckoned with. I put together a Gyarados list and tested the deck under Black and White rules and the deck has brought me good results. I’ll share my list and discuss how I play it.

4 Magikarp (SF)
3 Gyarados (SF)
4 Sableye (SF)
1 Ditto (LA)
1 Crobat G (PT)
2 Uxie (LA)
2 Mesprit (LA)
1 Azelf (LA)
1 Combee (SF)
2 Regice (LA)
3 Broken Time Space
2 Pokemon Communication
3 Expert Belt
4 Super Scoop Up
4 Pokemon Collector
2 VS Seeker
2 Energy Exchanger
4 PokeTurn
3 Seeker
3 Junk Arm
3 Rescue Energy
3 Dark (special)
3 Warp Energy

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