Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Pokemon Deck Review - Blastoise Cincinno Kingdra - PokePieProductions

3-3-3 Blastoise
2-2 Floatzel
2-2 Cincinno
2 cryogonal (uncommon #32)
2-1-1 Kingdra Prime
1 Cleffa
Pokemon Total = 24

2 Energy Retrieval
1 Super Rod
3 Pokemon Communication
3 Professor Elm
2 Rare Candy
3 Potion
2 Switch
1 Blackbelt
2 Interviewers
1 Junk Arm
1 N
Trainer/Supporter = 23

12 Water Energy
1 Rescue Energy
Energy = 13

Overall Strategy
Floatzel is the energy acceleration for this deck, allowing blastoise to hit anywhere it likes for 100 each turn.  Kingdra's poke power allows  you to place a damage counter each turn, maknig it easier to get those KO's in one hit with blastoise.  Cincinno can also hit for 100 each turn as long as there is a full bench and is a nice non-water attaker.

Pokemon Analysis
You already have quite a few water pokemon in this deck, so I dont think you need the uncommon cryogonal.  While it can one-shot donphans, so can your blastoise.  The uncommon cryogonal is really only a good donphan counter in a non water deck.  Dropping it will give you more room for other cards. If you can increase your kingdra prime to a 3-1-2 line, this will ensure that you can get at least one, possible 2 up in a game.  I might increase your floatzel to a 3-3 line just in case you lose one.  Ideally you'll want two on the bench at all times. I'd also change your blastoise line to either a 4-2-3 or a 4-3-3 depending on the amount of trainer lock decks in your area.  This will allow you to be able to lose a squirtle early in the game, but still be able to get several blastoise going through the rest of the game. 

Energy Analysis
While you say you don't have DCE, this is a deck that really needs it.  Not only can your blastoise benefit from it, but your cincinno can as well.  Without it, you'd have to manually power up a cincinno and that could take time if you only have one floatzel on the field and need to  use your energy attachment for the turn to recharge blastoise. I would look at an energy line of 3 DCE, 2 rescue, and 8 water energy.

Trainer/Supporter Analysis
You'll need 4 pokemon collector to get a fast start.  Since you run 2 stage pokemon, maxing out your rare candy is a necessity.  I think you can safely drop the potion and the elm.  Your communication will help you search out the pokemon you need rather than wasting your supporter for a turn.  I dont think you need interviewers either, but perhaps keeping one would be helpful.  While you say that you don't have twins, I'd look into getting some.  Black belt is useful, but   twins is better for the long run.  Adding a couple of twins will help you get set up, especially when you're behind.  I'd max out your junk arm to 4 to be able to reuse pokemon.  You should be able to go down to 1 switch since most of your pokemon have one 1 retreat and blastoise is the pokemon you typically want to be active anyways.  Increasin your PONT to 4 will really help you refresh your hand to be able to get the cards that you need.  I might even increase your N to 2 since you can work off of the field once you're set up.  Using N when there's only a few prizes left won't hurt you nearly as bad as your opponent as long as you have a floatzel and blastoise on the field.  While you say that you don't have catcher, that's another card that is a necessity in every deck (except trainer lock), so I would look at getting/adding 2 of them.  You can easily catcher up heavy retreat pokemon and snipe around them with blastoise.  

Your biggest threat right now is all the Eel varient decks that are going around right now.  Most of your deck is weak to lightning, so even though you can deal quite a bit of damage, you're likely still going to be getting knocked out in one hit.  Reworking your trainer and supporter line to be able to get your pokemon out faster will give you a change.  You might also want to look at a feraligatr prime line instead of floatzel.  While it's harder to set up, it's not weak to lightning, so you'll have a secondary attacker to rely on.

1 comment:

  1. ill trade mewtwo ex for 1infernape ex and 1 torterra ex