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From: EHunterIce@aol.com
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 23:39:51 EDT

>    Hey Aaron!
>    Sup? I was just making this new deck, and I need a little help.  I have
>been making really great decks for the past year or so, and I want to change
>my style a bit.  I've decided to make a Energy Torture deck that includes the
>No Energy Removal Stadium card.  Along with Dark Muk and Dragonair to help
>that out.  Well,  here's my deck!
>    4 Grimers
>    3 Dark Muks
>    2 Scyther
>    2 TR Scyther
>    4 Dratinis
>    3 Dragonairs
>    4 Energy Removals
>    2  Super Energy Removals
>    3 No Energy Removals Stadium
>    2 Prof Oaks
>    2 Comp Searches
>    2 Lass
>    1 Item Finder
>    I Energy Retrieval
>    4 RSA
>    1 Imposter oaks Revenge
>    4 D.C.E
>    16 Leaf Energy
>    The point of this deck is to Removal the oppenent's energies and hand so
>they can't help their pokemon.  I want to add more cards, but I don't know
>wut to take out?!?!?!  I need some help!  Please tell me wut you can, I
>really need the help!
>                                                EHunterIce, EHunterIce@aol.com


While the other deck I fixed this week was a starter version of an Energy Removal Deck post No Removal Gym... this deck is already a very solid version that only needs a few tweaks to be really competitive.

As far as Pokemon, the 2 Evolution lines will require more card drawing than normal to build them quickly.  That's OK... we'll just add some more! 

The only change I'd make to the actual Pokemon is the Rocket Scythers.  While the Rocket Scyther is more defensive... the additional retreat cost and lesser HP still makes me lean twords the original Scyther as my favorite.  Personal preference will determine this decision...

Using ER/SER along with No Removal Gym at some point has very little synergy.  I would keep in the ER as they come out faster, but by the time you are ready to SER you should already have the No Removal Gym in play... making it REALLY bad.  Keeping ER in the deck will let you ER as much as possible while you Oak/Search thru your deck early on, and after No Removal Gym hits the board you can always pitch ER to Computer Search/Item Finder!

Here's my "Fix"

4 Grimer
3 Dark Muk
4 Scyther
3 TR Dratini
2 Dragonairs

4 Bill
3 Oaks
4 Computer Search
4 ER
2 No Removal Gym
2 Lass
2 Nightime Garbage Retrieval

15 Leaf Energy

Hope this helps... have fun!