Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pokemon Deck Review - Reshiram Typhlosion Zoroark- Pok3m0nSt4r

4-2-4 Typhlosion
4 Reshiram
2 Cleffa
2-2 Ninetales
2-2 Zoroark
Pokemon Total = 24

2 Twins
1 Professor Juniper
2 Flower Shop Lady
4 Rare Candy
4 Junk Arm
4 Pokemon Collector
Trainer/Supporter Total = 20

14 Fire Energies
2 Rescue Energies
Energy Total = 16

Pokemon Analysis
While I see how zoroark can be useful, it's more consistent to drop it to increase your trainers/supporters.  You only need one cleffa as well (many games you'll find that with the right hand refreshers, you wont need to use it). The rest of your pokemon lines are very strong and I don't think they need to be changed.  If you find that you're running into a lot of trainer lock, then perhaps adding a quilava would help.

Energy Analysis
16 energy is pretty high for this type of deck.  While rescue is great to recover those reshiram, you should be easily able to go down to 10 fire energy (total of 12 energy in the deck).

Trainer/Supporter Analysis
You have a great foundation with 4 collector to get out basics, 4 rare candy to get up the typhlosions 3 PONT for hand refreshers, 2 twins in case you're behind and 4 junk arm to reuse your trainers.  I'd add in 3 communication to be able to swap out pokemon in your hand for the ones that you need.  I'd increase your juniper to 2.  This will speed up the deck quite a bit and ensure that you can get what you need faster.  Instead of 2 flower shop lady, I'd use one super rod for recovery.  Junk arm will allow you to reuse it if you have to (or if you had to toss it with juniper).  I'd add in 3 catcher to bring up benched pokemon and 2 pluspower to be able to get the KO's on other dragons like kyurem and zekrom without having to waste another attack.  I'd consider adding in a single switch in case your cleffa is sleeping or in case you don't want to use energy to retreat. 

Reshiphlosion is one of the most consistent decks in the format.  While it's starting to lose popularity, it's still continuing to do well in tournament.  After a few tweaks to your trainers/supporters, I think you'll have a better build that will do very well in tournament!  Enjoy!

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