Subject: Rain - Donphy Deck
Waz up rain?

This is one of my favorite decks. It's currently unbeatable. I modified it for the STS. Tell me what you think. Help me make it better. Its already strong but I still have my doubts about it. I have alot of cards to work with, so use your imagination. Heres the deck


4 Phanpy
3 Donphan
4 Giovanni's Machop
3 Giovanni's Machoke
3 Giovanni's Machamp
3 Cleffa
1 Pichu
1 Rockets Hitmonchan


4 Professor Elm
4 Focus Band
4 Gold Berry
2 Pokemon Breeder Fields
1 Ecogym
1 Giovanni's Last Resort
1 Balloon Berry
1 Master Ball

20 Fighting

So this is the deck that nobody has beaten yet. I think all great decks
should have a name, but i can't think of one. All my friends say it's my best
deck; but i think it's the weakest link. Help me make it better. What do you


Try to focus on just one evolution line. I suggest cutting the whole Giovanni's Machop line and base your whole deck on Donphan. Donphan is one of my favorite decks to play in Modified, although a lot of decks overpower it (Ferligatr, Typhlosion/Blaine's Arcanine and Crobat). I'm suprised more players at the STS didn't use this deck because it's pretty good once you get a Chaos out and start using Rapid Spin over and over. Anyways with the 10 slots from the Giovanni's Machop line, add the following:

+2 Pichu
+2 Smeargle
+1 Rocket's Hitmochan
+1 Cleffa
+1 Brock's Mankey

Pichu is simply one of the best cards in this format. It should help you against Typhlosion, Ferligatr, Erika's Victreebel and other decks that rely on powers. Out of all of the decks in Modified, Crobat can hurt his deck the most. It has your resistance and you have its weakness. Smeargle is probably one of the best counters for Crobat in this particular deck.

Drop 6 Fighting Energy and in place of 2 slots toss in 2 Metal Energy ( mainly for Cleffa, Pichu, etc.) That would give us a total of 7 extra slots. =/

Ontop of the 7 slots, drop: Ecogym, Giovanni's Last Resort, both Breeder Fields, and 2 Gold Berry. That would be...*counts*...13 slots =/

ALL Modified decks should have atleast 3 Double Gust. It's just as important of having 3 Gust of Wind in a Standard deck. So go ahead and play 3 of those. When you continously keep using Rapid Spin and sending Donphan back to the bench, that's going to become a threat to your opponent. So what are they gonna do? They're going to do everything in their power to stop the domination (meaning Double Gust + Typhlosion = Donphan in discard ;O). We can hopefully stop that with the addition of playing a few Chaos Gym (3 of 'em). A good default gym for this deck would be Resistance Gym, especially when it brings Crobat's fighting resistance down by 20. So instead of Rapid Spinning Crobat for 20, you'll hit it for 40. Not too shabby. Nightly Garbage Run is something you're in need of as well, so toss two of those in there (good for getting back discarded Cleffa's and Donphan's). And fill up the last slot with another Master Ball.

The deck should now look similar to this:

Donphy Deck

-Pokimon [19]
4 Cleffa
4 Phanphy
3 Donphan
3 Pichu
2 Smeargle
2 Rocket's Hitmochan
1 Brock's Mankey

-Trainers [25]
4 Professor Elm
4 Focus Band
3 Double Gust
3 Chaos Gym
2 Master Ball
2 Misty's Wrath
2 Resistance Gym
2 Gold Berry
2 Nightly Garbage Run
1 Balloon Berry

-Energy [16]
14 Fighting Energy
2 Metal Energy

Thanks for sending your deck in for me to fix and I hoped my suggestions helped.