Blastoise ex, Steelix ex, Lugia ex // HL-on

Pokemon - 19

2 Jirachi DX
2 Jirachi HL
2 Squirtle RG 83
1 Wartortle RG
2 Blastoise ex
2 Pidgey RG
1 Pidgeotto RG
2 Pidgeot RG
1 Onix UF
1 Steelix ex
1 Mew ex LM
1 Lugia ex
1 Latias Star

Trainers - 28

3 Power Tree
1 Giant Stump
4 Rare Candy
4 Professor Elm’s Training Method
2 Rocket’s Admin.
3 Holon Transceiver
3 Holon Mentor
1 Holon Scientist
1 Steven’s Advice
2 Pokemon Retriever
1 VS Seeker
1 Pow! Hand Extension
2 Switch

Energy - 13

8 Water
3 Holon’s Castform
1 Holon’s Magneton
1 Holon’s Magnemite

Date: July 10, 2006

I believe this is the list I played at Nationals in 2006. I’m not sure which list this is! My testing team and I refined the list even further and I felt our Worlds list was perfect, though I don’t have it saved. I know we played 1-2 Celebi ex POP2 to give ourselves even more options and 1 Sudowoodo UF to give us the win against Raichu/Exeggutor decks. I can’t remember what we might have taken out though.

I went 5-3 and missed cut at Worlds due to a slight misplay in a close game against Rock Lock (I didn’t test against it enough as I thought no one would play it) and I got stalled out one round with a judge watching. :thumbsup:

This is one of the ultimate “outplay your opponent” decks of all time.

Pokemon - 21

4 Jirachi DX
2 Pidgey RG
1 Pidgeotto RG
2 Pidgeot RG
2 Squirtle RG 83
1 Wartortle RG
2 Blastoise ex
2 Onix UF
2 Steelix ex
2 Lugia ex
1 Mew ex LM

Trainers - 25

3 Power Tree
1 Giant Stump
4 Rare Candy
4 Professor Elm’s Training Method
2 Steven’s Advice
2 Rocket’s Admin.
2 Holon Tranceiver
2 Holon Mentor
1 Holon Scientist
2 Pokemon Retriever
2 Switch

Energy - 14

9 Water
4 Holon’s Electrode
1 Holon’s Magneton

Date: April 9, 2006

Top 4 Regionals list.

Pokemon - 21

2 Jirachi DX
2 Jirachi HL
2 Pidgey RG
1 Pidgeotto RG
2 Pidgeot RG
2 Squirtle RG 83
1 Wartortle RG
2 Blastoise ex
1 Onix UF
1 Steelix ex
2 Lugia ex
1 Mew ex LM
1 Latias Star

Trainers - 26

3 Power Tree
1 Giant Stump
4 Rare Candy
4 Professor Elm’s Training Method
3 Rocket’s Admin.
4 Holon Transceiver
2 Holon Mentor
1 Holon Scientist
1 Steven’s Advice
2 Switch
2 Pokemon Retriever

Energy - 13

8 Water
2 Holon’s Magneton
2 Holon’s Castform
1 Holon’s Magnemite

Date: May 21, 2006

Gym Challenge winning list.

Pokemon - 21

3 Jirachi HL
1 Jirachi DX
2 Pidgey RG
1 Pidgeotto RG
2 Pidgeot RG
2 Squirtle RG 83
1 Wartortle RG
2 Blastoise ex RG
1 Onix UF
1 Steelix ex UF
1 Mew ex LM
1 Lugia ex UF
1 Latias star DX
1 Sudowoodo UF
1 Celebi ex POP2

Trainers - 27

3 Power Tree
1 Giant Stump
4 Prof. Elm’s Training Method
4 Holon Mentor
3 Holon Transceiver
3 Rare Candy
2 Rocket’s Admin.
2 Pokemon Retriever
2 Switch
1 Steven’s Advice
1 Holon Scientist
1 Pow! Hand Extension

Energy - 12

7 Water
3 Holon’s Castform
1 Holon’s Magneton
1 Holon’s Magnemite

Date: August 23, 2006

Worlds list! This was as good as it got.

Could anyone explain the strategy of this deck? I know it’s basically set up all your stage2’s and have Lugia ex blow everything up but I’d like to know how to run the deck the best, thanks!

I think Steelix ex is there to snipe things like Pidgeot, which was quite a popular card. Pokemon Retriever brings back your Holon Pokemon - the deck relies on them for Energy.

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How did I not remember this article… Thanks Adam!