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?
Continue reading "Some Old Deck We All Used to Know: Emboar/Reshiram"

Deck Analysis: Reshiphlosion

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there.  This is Pikkdogs here with a deck analysis.  The deck we will be spotlighting is Reshiphlosion, a very consistent and hard hitting deck in the current format.  Some are wandering if it can stand up to Pokemon Catcher, so lets find out.

I had realized a couple days ago that this website has not had a Reshiphlosion list on it.  So I thought I would change that.  I will be happy when this article is published because people always come up to me and shout, “Hey,when are you going to write a Reshiphlosion article? and stop staring down my shirt!”  Sometimes even girls say this.

Anyway, The deck was popularized at U.S. Nationals.  It seemed like everybody was going to play Reshiboar, and then everyone showed up with Reshiphlosion.  The deck is really powerful and really consistent because it can manipulate energies very well.  Just about every energy that you draw will be used and re-used thanks to Typhlosion Prime.  Its that energy manipulation that makes Reshiphlosion really good.

If you do not know the deck I will try my best to explain it.  The first goal of the deck …

Continue reading "Deck Analysis: Reshiphlosion"

Reshiram Emboar (ReshiBoar) Nationals Deck Analysis

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Alright, let’s get this out of the way right off the bat. I did not do well at Nationals. Well, I didn’t do terribly. My record was positive (5-4). One of those “wins” was a BYE, so I was actually even on the day. If I had won my final match, I’d have been in the top cut. All that makes it sound better than I felt like I did, though. This isn’t about Nationals so much as it is about my deck, though. If you want to read more about my Nats experience, you can do that here, here, or even here.

First of all, I’d like to point out that I think that there really is (at the moment) multiple ways to build a Reshiram deck. To me, any deck that focuses on using Reshiram as the main attacker can be lumped together. The main 2 Reshiram decks now are Reshiram/Emboar and Reshiram/Typhlosion. Both decks strive to achieve the same main goal, but they go about it slightly differently.

When I built my deck, I was of the opinion that Typhlosion was unnecessary, and I was concerned that there would be many others running Reshiram, Zekrom, or Zoroark. Therefore, I did not want to put extra damage on my own Reshiram (which would make it easily OneHitKO-able by anyone that could do 120 damage). Ultimately, the Nationals field did not feature so many Reshiram or Zekrom based decks, so Typhlosion’s damage placement wasn’t as big of a concern as I first thought it might be.

Let’s jump right into the deck I ran at Nationals.

Continue reading "Reshiram Emboar (ReshiBoar) Nationals Deck Analysis"

Nationals Day 2 (Ed’s Quick Update)

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

I’m back with some more pictures and the continuation of my weak little report.

I needed to win out on the second day. If I did, I would (most likely) make top cut. If I lost any of the day’s matches, I’d be playing in side events.

Continue reading "Nationals Day 2 (Ed’s Quick Update)"

Nationals Day 0 and Day 1 (quick update)

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Well, day 1 is over. I am not doing well. I chose to go with the deck I knew best, and unfortunately it’s garbage. I thought it wasn’t great, but I didn’t think it was this bad. Take a look at some pictures of day 0 (arrival/registration) and day 1 (the actual event) and read how the first day of Swiss went.

Continue reading "Nationals Day 0 and Day 1 (quick update)"

Variety is the Spice of Life. Donphan/Yanmega vs. Reshiboar

Friday, June 17th, 2011

[youtube width=”494″ height=”400″][/youtube]

Variation is the spice of life, and apparently Pokémon too. Once you have found something that works you always should ask yourself, “What can make this better?” and from there,  seek perfection. This does not mean you are going to find what you are looking for, but I truly believe that if you are not constantly trying to get better or reaching for something higher, you will never get to where you want. While this may seem over the top, these same ambitious ideas can easily translate to Pokémon. From our last video/article, we have pondered this concept and thought long and hard for other alternatives that can possibly improve on the two decks we last tested. In this article we will outline one possible alternative for each of our decks we wrote about last time. Following the process of editing and re-editing a deck list may help others see an alternative way of deck creation.

We will begin with Kyle as we did in the last article for a bit of consistency. This week in play testing I have opted for a Donphan Prime/Yanmega Prime variant that I received from a member at our league. Instead of the Machamp Prime, which was a slow set-up heavy hitter, Yanmega prime is used as a quick attacker. Along with Yanmega Prime comes the ability to add a bit of disruption in the form of Judge and Slowking (Second Sight).
Continue reading "Variety is the Spice of Life. Donphan/Yanmega vs. Reshiboar"

Deck Analysis: Can You do the Fandango? Reshiram and Emboar (Reshiboar).

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Ok, this is just another Reshiboar deck, but I think the Reshiboar name is, well,  a little Reshi-boring.  The Queen Reference is much better.

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there, this is Pikkdogs here with another deck analysis.  This deck is one of the most popular in the new format.  In this article I will analyze the deck and share my list.

The Goal of the Deck?

Well the goal is obvious, you have a 130 HP Pokemon in Reshiram, and it can do 120 damage a turn, the goal of this deck is to get Reshiram out as fast as possible and keep him hitting for 120 for as long as possible. Reshiram does discard 2 fire energies a turn with his “Blue Flame “attack.  To replace those fire energies this deck uses Emboar BW.  Emboar has the “Inferno Fandango” Ability, which lets you attach as many fire energies as you want to whatever Pokemon you want.  The strategy of this deck is simple.  Get an Emboar quickly to load up Reshiram.  Then keep using the fire energies to replace the ones that Reshiram that discarded.

If Reshiram has absorbed a hit, there is no need …

Continue reading "Deck Analysis: Can You do the Fandango? Reshiram and Emboar (Reshiboar)."

Opening Black & White Zekrom and Reshiram Tins

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Hello everybody! Here are some videos of the new Black & White Zekrom and Reshiram tins.

I probably will never stop saying this, but I absolutely love this set. At first, after having a set like Call of Legends with 22 holo rares, 11 shiny legends, and 8 reverse holo energies, I thought it would be so nice to have a set with 12 holo rares, 2 ultra rares, and 1 secret rare. Perhaps this would be a nice, easy set to collect. Despite my trouble pulling the ultra rares (which you’ll hear about in the videos), I almost feel like it is more difficult to collect all of the holos. Now that I have started this set, I’m glad that it’s not as easy as I anticipated, because the best thing about collecting is the challenge. So bring it on!

Oh, did I mention that I love this set?

[youtube width=”640″ height=”390″][/youtube]

[youtube width=”640″ height=”390″][/youtube]

Continue reading "Opening Black & White Zekrom and Reshiram Tins"