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November 8, 2000


Name: Jake
mIRC nickname (if you have one): N/A
Email Address: frieza2@hotmail.com
Skill Level: Intermediate
Speed Metagame in your area: Medium
Strategy of your deck: Stall (non-active) + Beatdown (heavy hitting)
Deck Name: Rebellion
Deck Listing
Pokemon: 16
4x Brock's Vulpix
4x Brock's Ninetales
4x Misty's Gyarados
2x Scyther
2x Magmar
Trainers : 24
4x Bill
4x Oak
3x Computer Search
2x Nightly Garbage Run
2x No Removal Gym
3x Misty's Tears
2x Gust of Wind
3x Pluspower
Energy Types :20
4x Double Colorless Energy
6x Fire Energy
10x Water Energy
How does your deck do?: Well, The focus of my deck, is to make the pokemon power on Misty's Gyarados, disappear. That way you get to attack without any coin flips. I have only had trouble against the Trapper.
Other info you feel is important: I have made different versions of this deck. This happens to be my favorite,Rebellion version 2.5 The Speed Gyarados!


Hey, Jake!

Ohhhh! I like this deck!  Very creative... that's a nice way to void M's Gyarados' PP... good thinking!  Let's see what we can do with this...  

As a side note, I'd like to explain the concept behind this deck for those of you who are wondering why there is no Misty's Magikarp in here and why it is an advantage to bring it up instead from the Ninetales.  Brock's Ninetales allows you to "attach" any evolution card to Ninetales.  However, this voids any Pokemon Power that the card "attached" to Ninetales has.  In the case of Blastoise, that's bad.  But Misty's Gyarados has a negative PP that can make your attack of 70 do zero instead:  

Rebellion: Whenever Misty's Gyarados attacks, flip 2 coins.  If both of them are tails, that attack does nothing.  Instead, shuffle Misty's Gyarados and all cards attached to it into your deck. (This power works even if Misty's Gyarados is confused.)

By attaching the Gyarados to the Ninetales, you get rid of the 25% chance that your attack will not work, so you guarantee that Misty's Gyarados will do 70 each turn.  =)


The first concern I have is that you only have 8 basics, 4 of them very weak.  This is like putting a huge sign on your head that says "FIRST TURN KILL ME!!!" or "TRAP ME, PLEASE!".  Bad, bad.  Magmar is a decent staller, and let's change out Scyther, which yields you little advantage here except free retreat.  Instead, we'll give you Lickitung to stall for just 1 E to buy you some time to set up.  And we up your basic count to 10... 12 is even better, but see how this goes.


PlusPowers don't seem to have much purpose here.  Gyarados will do 70 for you, and that is all you need.  Lickitung and Mag are just basically stalling for you while you set up.  Misty's Tears shouldn't really be needed either since your search engine is pretty huge.  I'm going to add Item Finder to make it even bigger and give you more options with your trainers.  Up your Gust of Wind count to take out any benched Pokemon that are trying to build energy.  Switch is a must with a high retreat monster like Gyarados.  Even though No Removal Gym helps, they can still removal you if they are desperate enough and leave your Gyarados vulnerable.  Scoop your Lickitung when it's usefulness is over or for other heavily damaged monsters.  Energy Retrieval gets you back 2 E of what you need.  


No real need for the DCE... I adjust the numbers and take into consideration your E Retrievals and NGR's...  These numbers may have to be adjusted by you according to how you like to play your Ninetales line.

New Deck Listing:

Pokémon - #17

4 Brock's Vulpix
4 Brock's Ninetales
3 Misty's Gyarados (evolves from Brock's Ninetales using 'Tales PP)
3 Lickitung
3 Magmar

Trainers - #27

3 Bill
4 Oak
4 Computer Search
2 Nightly Garbage Run
2 No Removal Gym
3 Item Finder
3 Gust of Wind
2 Switch
2 Scoop Up
2 Energy Retrieval

Energy - #16

8 Fire Energy
8 Water Energy


Jake, thanks for the interesting deck submission!! I hope this fix works out for you!

 ~ Doll

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