December 03, 2001 4:57 PM
TRCassidy's WCSTS report
Rouge Electric Deck
San Diego, CA(WCSTS)
Alrighty, here's my evil electric deck which boasts 11
4 Pikachu(1st Movie promo)
2 R. Zappy
3 Focus Band
4 Chaos Gym
2 Double Gust
Alright, basically, I made this deck
because I figured that electric wasn't weak to any of the major archtypes,
though then again it isn't strong against any of them either. Basically,
my goal was to get a first turn chaos, cleffa, and MP Pikachu, cleffa for cards,
chaos for lock and pika so I can get raichu out quickly. I had hoped DCI
wuld have updated my DCI rating for the IN QT( Iplaced 5th) but they didn't so I
was bye-less. I was basically hoping to do better than I did at the ECSTS(96th
with a Misty deck). Little did I know I'd do better than I
Me vs. Louis(Megainium)
I managed to get
my raichu all powered up and basically lightning struck everything for 40 as
nothing he had out could do much to me(I believe it was an energy shortage).
A R. Scyther with a shadow images effect set me back a bit as it was my
last prize, but I merely double gusted for a D. Dragonair and lightning struck
Me vs. Will(Dark Blastoise/Lanturn)
I managed to go first, my basic was a caterpie and I was facing the promo
eevee. Slap a dark on caterpie, game over. To quote the judge who
took the score, "Caterpie the mighty warrior!"
John(Typh/ B. Arcy)
Umbreon was doing a great job to start out with however
there was an Arcy on the bench that was getting built up rather quickly, as well
as a typh. I was faint attacking the arcy until he retreated whatever was
the active(don't remember) and sent up the arcy KO'ing poor umbreon. I
think I got a raichu powered up to finnish off the arcy, got another umbreon
powered, placed a chaos in play and then umbreon just fainted everything.
Me vs. another John(slowking)
He had told me
earllier that he was like, 3rd in the state of OR, so I was a little nervous,
however my deck eats slowking decks for breakfast. Basically, I got raichu
powered up, and he had a R. Mewtwo fully powered. I assumed that he'd do
the 60 damage attack(can't quite remember it now) but instead he hypnoblasted
me. I double gusted, forced his king as active and used umbreon to pop off
everything. He was basically locked as chaos prevented his trainers,
though he did try to attack me with the slowking, failing for confusion.
Me vs. Thomas Ybarra(Typh)
Basically, my deck I
have learned is weak to typh and feral, which is why I depend on my chaos gym so
much, to slow them down. Basically, he replaced my chaos, I was
experiencing an energy shortage...oh well...
I got a Zappy first turn to KO a remoraid and
then plasma'd a cleffa to death.
I got an eevee and a chaos out first turn, and he had
an army of cleffas(3!!!)
Basically, he was attempting to get his B. Vulpix
out, but kept failing on various trainers. In the end umbreon faint
attacked them all for the win.
Me vs. Jean-Marc(Feral)
I had a lousy starting hand, didn't get chaos
out 'til it was to late. Still, I snagged 4 prizes...in the end he gusted
for my battered umbreon.
This was the match that would decide if I
made T16 or not. It seemed like everyone was watching which was actually
partially true as there was a rather large crowd around the little barrier
thingies. I don't remember the beginning to well, though I was winning.
I was up on prizes, 1-4, when he KO'd my raichu with a magcargo. I
look at my bench and realize that all I had were babies, so I sent up a cleffa
w/ a metal and focus. I notticed he only had about 3 cards left in his
deck for entei's power. So I figured I was safe for a while as I had chaos
out....well, he ended up using a time capsule for an extra 5 fire energies in
his deck. I grabbed 2 raichus and 3 pikas, figuring there might be a
chance to claim my last prize. He ended up KOing my poor cleffa, and for
some reson I thought the match was over, but the judge behind me(it might have
been DA Steve, though I don't remember) told me he still had 3 prizes to go.
So I sent up another cleffa, and slo
As I was hanging out
with people I had met from Wizpog, they annouced I came in 12th. I was so
proud of myself, an electrci deck with 11 TRAINERS made T16, plus, I did about
84 places better than the last STS. I met a bunch of cool people, though I
couldn't stay for the second day :(
To everyone who supported me
and encouraged me to do my best.
To 'Sensei for trading the Pokecenter promo
To Pure for giving out really cool porygon promos
To my mom for taking
me all the way to CA for just 1 day of play.
To the Omega Rockets for
letting me hang out in their posse
To WotC for making a GREAT event!
Pojo for posting this!
To the lousy departure time for my
To all of those people who said all Rockets suck
of those people who said I'd never win with an 11 trainer deck
ALOT of fun and I hope that the next STS is just as cool. Thanks to all
who supported me and the really cool people I met!!