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From: I3bOyFoO33@aol.com
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2000 21:22:26 EST

>    Hi Aaron. As you saw on the title my deck is a modified Potpourri. Most
>all of us know that the main strategy of potpourri is to attack fiercely and
>swiftly. My strategy is a bit different. I still attck fiercely but not as
>quickly. I load up my Pinsirs on the bench while waiting for a good time to
>strike such as my Pinsir vs. a Gyarados. Here's my deck. See what you need to
>Pokemon (13):
>3 Hitmonchan
>2 Promo Mewtwo
>2 Pinsir
>2 Electabuzz
>2 Scyther
>2 Mr. Mime
>Trainers (22):
>3 Plus Power
>3 E.R.
>2 Scoop Up
>2 Comp. Search
>2 Item Finder
>2 S.E.R.
>2 Pokemon Trader
>2 Energy Retrieval
>2 Switch
>2 G.O.W.
>Energy (25):
>4 DCE
>7 Fighting Energy
>6 Psychic Energy
>5 Grass Energy
>3 Lightning Energy
>    1 problem I have with my deck is that it has too little of too many
>pokemon, but this is usually ok because i don't really rely on 1 special
>pokemon. All the pokemon here are what a normal Potpourri is made out of
>except for Pinsir and Mewtwo. I put them in there because they seem like 2 of
>the best Basic Pokemon out there.
>    Most of my Trainers speak for themselves except for Item Finder which i
>found that people either hate it or love it. I mainly use it get back my
>Scoop Ups or S.E.R.

This "Fix" is an opportunity to redeem myself for that awful Potpourri deck I posted a few weeks ago.  That deck was actually WORSE after my changes, I'll try my hardest to never, eeeeever do that again!

The first thing that stuck out to me with this deck is the 4 colors.  Most people would say to drop Pinsir and the Grass energy and you're all fixed but it sounds like you've based the deck around Pinsir from your comments so I'll try to keep him in.  The nice thing about actually playing grass energy is it makes Scyther a much bigger threat...Swords Dance and a Plus Power can take out 90% of starting pokemon easy!  I'd remove Hitmonchan, something I've done to alot of decks as of late.  As long as Psychic is a popular deck choice and there's tons of resistance to fight Hitmonchan will be a risky play.  We won't miss him as the rest of the Pokemon in this deck have excellent attacks.

The second thing I noticed is the lack of card drawing, which is even worse than running 4 colors!  Bill and Oak are necessities in any offensive deck as they provide you the ammo to power up your heavy hitters and keep your hand full of trainers.  Don't forget that Promo Mewtwo combo's well with Oak/Search/Finder by dropping energy into the discard pile first turn for Mewtwo to absorb.  The rest of the trainers in the deck were first rate, with the exception of Switch.  Scoop Up does the same job and is much more flexible.  I also added another Energy Retrieval, I think it does an excellent job of keeping you in stock of whatever energy you need!

4 Electabuzz
3 Scyther
2 Pinsir
2 Promo Mewtwo
2 Mr. Mime

4 Energy Removal
3 Bill
3 Professor Oak
3 Scoop Up
3 Energy Retrieval
2 Gust of Wind
2 Computer Search
2 Item Finder

7 Electric
7 Grass
7 Psychic
4 Double Colorless Energy

Well I've double and triple checked this deck...looks good to me!  Hopefully I've erased the demons of Potpourri past and will continue to generate good "fixes" for all you Pot addicts out there(oooh, that came out wrong!)

Hope this helps...have fun!