~ Doll's House ~

September 13, 2000


Name: Dave Spangler (Stop-N-Save---Lancaster PA)


mIRC nickname (if you have one): AIM: DSpang3642


Email Address: DSpang3642@supernet.com


Skill Level: Intermediate


Speed Metagame in your area: Slow Turbo (we play around a lot with non-typical decks)    


Strategy of your deck: Disruption/Beatdown


Deck Name: Waterpsydeck


Deck Listing (please include quantity of each card also)

 Psyduck (fossil) x4

 Golduck (fossil) x3

 Seel x4

Dewgong x3

Mewtwo (movie promo) x4



 Bill x4

Prof Oak x3

Energy Search x3

Energy Removal x4

Scoop Up x3

Comp Search x2

Energy Flow x3


 Water x8

Psychic x 8

Full Heal Energy x4


Other info you feel is important: This deck works best if Psyduck is first with a few turns of having a headache, to disrupt the trainer strategy of the other player. Golduck's Hyper Beam keeps the energy limited on the opponent, and Dewgong's just such a good attacker. Mewtwo provides support, with absorbtion and energy flow to keep the energy where I can use it.


Hey, Dave!

Scott saw your email come in on my account and recognized you from PA... =)  Of course, that is not the only reason I am fixing your deck.  I really like the basis for your Non-Archetype Deck, and thought it would be fun to give a tune up to.   Since you play a lot of a-typical decks in your area, this should be a fun deck to run.


Your Pokémon base is great!  I'll change very little, other than take off one M2 Promo to make a space for a trainer. 


Your trainer base is also fairly good.  There are a few changes I'm going to make that should make your deck a bit more efficient.  I think changing out Energy Search for some Energy Retrievals will work really well for you.  Also, adding in some Nightly Garbage Runs will recycle any knocked out Pokémon and discarded energy you may lose.  Also helps out a bit to guard against decking.  Of course, Electabuzz is your bane (weakness to Electric), and you really need Gust of Wind to eliminate him with Mewtwo Promo.  Everything else looks good.


With Energy Retrieval and Nightly Garbage Run, plus a decent amount of search in a slower environment, you really can reduce your energy count.

New Deck Listing:

Pokémon - #17
4 Psyduck (fossil) 
3 Golduck (fossil) 
4 Seel 
3 Dewgong 
3 Mewtwo (movie promo) 

Trainers - #

4 Bill 
3 Prof Oak 
2 Energy Retrieval 
4 Energy Removal
3 Scoop Up 
2 Comp Search
3 Energy Flow 
2 Nightly Garbage Run
2 Gust of Wind

Energy - #
8 Water 
6 Psychic 
4 Full Heal Energy


Dave, you had an excellent base with your deck choices. I hope these changes work well for you.  Good Luck!

 ~ Doll

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