While looking around, clearly interested in trolling my opponents, I discovered that Tsareena has 0 search results on 6 prizes forums. So I thought I'd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt49XIafbeo for those who cannot find Yellow Swellow's poorly named video.
I have also been told of an Omnipoke video involving A.raticate but cannot find it.
My current list:
2-2-3 Tsareena line . . . level ball so minimum copies of bounsweet and steenee.
3 shaymin-EX . . . Playing 2 risks prizing 1 20% of the time and I really don't like the idea of that here.
4 unown . . . level ball needn't be dead once a steenee is in play
1 absol . . . future sight is really neat, its unfortunate that doom news has a return to hand cost.
2 yveltal-EX . . .a good cleanup attacker. Could run rainbow energy and a diff mon here, however I like him.
4 dark . . . maybe the ratio should be 5-2?
2 DCE. . .
4 Lillie. . . and they said every competitive deck needed to run 3-4 sycamore (I believe that was me actually)
4 puzzle of time. . . a.k.a vs seeker
4 trainers' mail. . .
4 level ball. . . search bounsweet/steenee/draw a card. The diversity gives consistency.
4 ultra ball. . . dump what you don't need, search what you do.
4 Devolution spray. . . this is just abuse.
2 acro bike. . . filler
2 float stone . . .
3 Red card. . . makes things a lot easier. 3 copies as its needed sooner rather than later.
1 exp. share. . . less cloggy than 1 dark while doing the same job. Also, this deck needs 2 attachments to attack.
1 super rod . . . neccessary
4 Forest of giant plants . . . who's suprised???
In short, this deck promises to be as scary as vespiquen/vileplume was. I have been testing this variant using absol, which we haven't got yet , and have found that going first can have monstrous implications: whereby topdecking may save a player by drawing 1 of 10-15 typical outs within a 49 card deck (but for probability related purposes its 55 cards). That's 18-27% chance of us not winning. (play absol next turn)
Going second, the lock is devasting with Absol's first attack (rearranges the top 4 cards of the deck). Certain countermeasures can be put into place to prevent the lock however:
- Wobbufet can hopefully be pressured out of the active with absol's second attack or yveltal stacking on the bench
- Once Oranguru hits the bench there is little that can be done.
- Opponent throws down float stones/uses free retreat pokemon, I play Yveltal-EX for dealing with this.
Thoughts, ideas, rants at pokemon for reprinting shiftry: Discuss