Hello everyone I just went to the Las
Vegas Gym Challenge and thought I would share my deck report and some of what
happen at the 10- and 11-14 event also.
Well, as most of you know I am
15+ so I couldn't try for the trip so I was in the side event.
They had a 15+
side event with a $100 dollar top prize and a $15 entry fee.
I was going to
play a fire deck much like I did at the WCSTS but after hearing all the players
I knew would be in the top 8 looking for Gators I decided I would play something
I went with a 5 min thrown together Erika's Victreebel deck, I brought
a lot of cards with me so I had a lot of choices but went with this due to my
previous matches with Gators where all wins.
I didn't think to take names so
I will only do who I can.
Traditional Erika's Victreebel
4 Cleffa (All modified deck should have 3 or 4 )
2 Murkrow ( Great
combo with the Victreebels power )
4 Erika's Bellsprout ( Careless Tackle ) (
Add a Dark Energy for quick baby and Totodile kills )
4 Erika's Weepingbell (
Sleep Poison ) ( Nice vs. Steelix or Focus Bands )
4 Erika's Victreebel (
Great power and nice solid hit )
4 Professor Elm ( All
deck should play 4 )
4 Erika's Maids ( Adds such great speed it can really
get the deck going fast )
3 Focus Band ( Needed to fight Gator )
Wrath ( Speed you have to fight speed with speed or you lose )
3 Chaos Gym (
Make your locks stay longer and kills Gators trainers )
2 Healing Fields ( I
didn't have time to find Rocket's Training Gym )
1 Time Capsule ( Works
better than a Nightly Garbage Run with Chaos Gym in play )
1 Gold Berry (
Dunno I never found the last Focus Band I was looking for )
1 Celadon City
Gym ( Great Vs Crobats, and Dark Gengars )
1 Warp Point ( I needed someway to
retreat and I didn't want Balloon Berry )
14 Grass ( I
ran 12 last time and it seemed to little this worked )
4 Dark ( What can I
say its great on the Bellsprouts and Murkrows )
1 Recycle ( Use full all
around plus it combos with Celadon City Gym )
Round One ( Vs. a Electric
Dark Deck )
I had very little energy one in fact for the first 7 or 8 turns
it was a dark so all I could do was pull up and lock.
That did well for a few
turns, she finally got a movie promo Pikachu with 3 energies to hit me so I
placed up my other Murkrow it got KO'ed and I continued till I got my
Victorybell charged then I just walked thru the rest of the
Round Two ( Vs. a Dark Vileplume lock deck
This deck is a perfect match up for a Lock deck you can't lock if I
have an Erika's Victorybell out to Pull up there Pokemon and break the
First turn he locks my Cleffa. I leave it there till it dies Charging
up the rest of my bench and put a Chaos Gym in play that killed him, no draw
power and not enough energy to do much easy game.
Three ( Vs. Gator )
Well, I am always fearful of this deck it can easy
kill any thing and if I don't beat them to the set up I can lose easily.
first he has a lone Totodile, I have a Bellspout and a Dark Energy game I shake
his hand and say sorry and we go for a rematch.
He goes first lone Totodile
again so he uses Misty's Wrath and then Professor Elm still no more basic I have
a lone Cleffa so he try's a fury swipes for the win no good I play Erika's Maids
and Elm, I Got him again one hit from a Bellsprout.
He asks to try again I
decline and told him I should save some of this for
Round Four ( Vs Alvin L )
He we go, So Cal. a
Well, I took the Intentional Draw to make sure he makes it in to
the top 8.
Andres also Works out a deal for the same and that puts 6 So Cal
in the top 8.
Now we had a bit of a brake before the
finals during that time many things happen.
My brother won the trip in the
10- category using Andres Rodriguez's version of Entei Magcargo ( the best
version by far from any others I have seen ). My sister made it in to the top 8
in the 11-14 category. I was hoping the Borchardts could make a sweep of the
events but that's a bit wishful at that point.
Now on with the
Finals Round One (Vs. a Psychic Deck) ( He told me he was
representing the Las Vegas Area)
Close game I use Murkrow most of the
game. He knocked out my Chaos Gym with Resistance Gym several times and got the
kills but I had two fully charged Victreebels bye the time he did and I took the
rest of his weakened Pokemon out easily.
Now my sister lost in the first
round to the winner of the event.
Finals Round Two ( Vs. Alvin L ) (
Well, This time I have to play him.
He goes first Plays Water
on Totodile and Fury Swipes my Cleffa.
I do some searching but I can't Find
my Dark Energies so I. Careless Tackle for 40.
Next turn he retreats and
plays focus band and plays an energy.
I evolve and play a Grass Energy and
Warp Point his Totodile back up and Kill it with Poison. I keep the upper hand
from there his Pichu gave me some problems late but he was to far
Finals Round Three ( Vs. Jesse ) ( Crobat )
Well, here it is
a $100 dollar prize.
He goes first Dark on a Bellsprout and get the coin flip
to kill my Cleffa.
That's it $100 dollars on a coin flip and I lost.
hard feelings I would have done the same.
Well, I lost a $100 dollars on
a coin flip but the fact that my brother got the trip made up for it.
will be at the San Francisco Gym Challenge and the San Diego Stadium Challenge
hoping my sister can get the trip.
With what I heard happen in the ECSC I
dunno if I will put any hope on winning the 15+ booster tourney in San
Well, Thanks for reading this and also thanks to:
Brother for winning the trip.
My Sister for going top 8 and playing
My Dad for the 10 hours of driving he did that day.
for being a great help to every one that day.
Andres Rodriguez for making the
best Entei Magcargo deck.
All the Magic guys who ran the event and don't know
a thing, but did all they could.
I know I am forgetting people but I don't
want this report to sit here another day.
Well Thats it for now I leave
you all saying.....
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