---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: KungFooey2@aol.com
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 18:47:31 EST

>Hey Aaron! I would like it if you posted this !
>                                           " No - Energy Stall "
>Pokemon  (24)
>4 Abra
>3 Kadabra
>3 Alakakzam
>3 Mr. Mime
>3 Chansey
>3 Scyther
>3 Doduo
>2 Dodrio
>Trainers  (36)
>3 Maintenance
>4 Potion
>4 Gust Of Wind
>4 Pokemon Center
>3 Imposter Professor Oak
>4 Scoop Up
>4 Switch
>3 Item Finder
>3 Pokemon Trader
>4 Pokedex
>Energy    (0)
>    The strategy of this deck is simple: '
>Since you cannot attack, you have to " deck " your opponent. This deck is almost based on pure luck and it takes much much much much skill to use it. Say your opponent has 1 card in his hand . You use Imposter Professor Oak and now he is down 6 cards. It takes tactic, but it works, very rarely. My name is Danny And please RATE THIS DECK FROM 1-10. Please!


Ahhh, the no-energy stall!  Certainly an original deck in the sense there will be very few decks EVER that use no energy like this.  If I had to rate the original deck I'd say a "6"...but lets see if we can't make it better!

For this deck I think we can leave the Pokemon alone.  I like the idea of Dodrio giving most of your Pokemon a free retreat cost...I can see with all the swaping in and out of Pokemon you would get a beat up full bench in a hurry!  This would make Pokemon Center IDEAL...especially since there is no drawback 'cause you won't be using energy anyway!  I also feel there is room in the deck for more card drawing...just enough to draw into your key card but still not have to worry about decking yourself.  4 Bill and 4 Pokemon Trader fit the "bill" nicely, the Trader is especially nice since the deck uses 2 evolution lines!

Here's my "fix"

4 Abra
3 Kadabra
3 Alakazam
3 Mr. Mime
3 Scyther
3 Chansey
3 Doduo
2 Dodrio

4 Bill
4 Pokemon Trader
4 Pokemon Center
4 Scoop Up
3 Maintenance<---(Wow, major props for including this underused card!)
4 Gust of Wind
4 Item Finder
4 Energy Removal
2 Imposter Professor Oak
2 Switch(one of the few decks I think should use Switch)
1 Mr. Fuji

The key cards to surviving with this deck are Scoop Up, Pokemon Center, and building Alakazam with Pokemon Traders...Cool thing about Item Finder is you get to use those killer trainers all over again! 

Another neat feature of this deck is it makes all those Energy Removal cards in your opponents hand absolutely WORTHLESS!!!  If you hate ER...this may be the deck for you.

Hope this helps...have fun!