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From: Goalie38@aol.com
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2000 07:35:00 EST

>Yo! Hey Aaron! How's it going? Your guides are so helpful and you are just the greatest Deck fixer ever. My name is Tim and I have a really great haymaker with Aerodactyl. My strategy is to kill Kill Kill fast fast fast but I always do bad and sometimes end up losing to psychic decks. I need some help with the trainers because I'm not sure what to take out or put in. Well here it is:
>Pokémon (12)
>4 Electabuzz
>3 Hitmonchan
>3 Scyther
>2 Aerodactyl
>Trainers (22)
>3 Mysterious Fossil
>3 Bill
>3 Gust of Wind
>4 Energy Removal
>2 Prof. Oak
>4 Plus Power
>4 S.E.L.
>Energy (25)
>4 Double Colorless
>11 Electric
>10 Fighting
>P.S.  I also need some help of what to do with the pokémon too of what to take out or put in because I had Hitmonlee but took him out and made changes. Thanx so very much. Tim -------> Goalie38@aol.com


Why is Tim struggling with this deck?  A quick glance at this deck looks like a powerful Haymaker using Aero' to slow down evolution decks.  Tim's Pokemon are tried and true...must be a killer deck, Right?


To be honest, choosing the Pokemon for your deck is the easiest part of deck building.  By now we all know who to use and who not to use.  Electabuzz Rocks, Shellder stinks... yadda, yadda, yadda.

So what makes an average deck into a Killer Deck? 


To make a good Haymaker, card drawing is a necessity.  2 Oaks and 3 Bills ain't gonna give you the early heat you need.  Also the limited card drawing makes it tough to get out Aerodactyl when you need him most.  The saying "better late than never" doesn't apply to Aero' so get him out there EARLY!  To do this I added 3 Computer Search and another Oak.  Search will allow you to fing Aero if you need him and helps you find that Oak to keep your hand full of Plus Powers and ER's.

Here's my "Fix"

4 Electabuzz
3 Hitmonchan
3 Scyther
2 Aerodactyl

3 Bill
3 Oak
3 Computer Search
4 Plus Power
4 Energy Removal
3 Mysterious Fossil
3 Gust of Wind
3 Super Energy Removal

7 Electric Energy
7 fighting energy
4 Energy Retrieval

Boy, my job is easy sometimes!  I hardly made any changes... but the few additions I made will truly increase this decks performance.  With the addition of Search you should always have what you need!

Hope this helps...have fun!