Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Pokemon Deck Review - Stackster172 - Gothitelle Reuniclus Serperior

4-2-3 Gothitelle (ability)
4-2-3 Reuniclus (BW)
3-2-2 Serperior (ability)
1 Cleffa
1 Zekrom
1 Jirachi
Pokemon total = 28

3 Catcher
3 Communication
3 Junk Arm
2 Collector
1 Twins
1 Switch
2 Energy Retriveal
3 Rare Candy
1 Flower Shop
Trainer/Supporter = 22

9 Psychic
Energy total = 10

Pokemon Analysis
This deck is very similar to a standard Gothitelle deck that I've reviewed recently on my channel.  But while typical gothitelle decks plan on losing a few pokemon early on to have access to their twins engine, this deck focuses on healing and spreading the damage to avoid KO's.  The best way of ensuring a turn 2 gothitelle is increasing your gothitelle line to 4-2-4.  While it's great to have the extra basics in the deck to be able to afford to lose a few, you should be able to cut down your reuniclus line to 3-2-2 and serperior line to 2-2-2.  I feel it's safe to reduce the snivy line because your first priority it getting the goth up, then reuniclus, then serperior.  Once reuniclus and goth are up, even if they're sniping snivy, they won't be able to KO it in one hit, so you can easily move around the damge to prevent it from being KO'd.  I'd also drop the jirachi if you find you need extra deck space.  Another zekrom (reshiram or kyurem) would also be beneficial in case one is prized. 

Energy Analysis
I dont have any suggestions here.  Looks like a good amount.  Some do well with more DCE while others do well with none at all, so it's really your preference.

Trainer/Supporter Analysis
You'll need to be pretty fast to get all 3 stage 2's going.  That means maxing out your collector, communication and rare candy at 4 each.  Id also max out your junk arm in case you need it.  With that maxed out you shouldnt need the second energy retrieval.  I prefer super rod over flower shop since you can reuse it and it doesnt take your supporter for the turn.  If you have any tropical beach (I know they're expensive to get) this is a deck that could really benefit from it.  Other than that, the only things I could suggest adding in are more supporters for some draw power.  N is a great option since it'll be a while before you can take prizes, so that's like an automatic professor oak while disrupting your opponent.  I'm used to seeing more twins in goth decks, so it just depends on how fast you're taking prizes as to how many twins you'll want.  The switch you may be safe in dropping, but you'll know more after practice if it would be better to be substituted out for another draw supporter.

This is a great gothitelle variant, but will be very difficult to get set up with 3 stage 2 pokemon!  Reducing some of the pokemon to be able to add in more trainers/supporters will help get that going.

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