The Mafia is the title of my deck here.  It started as a basic Wigglytuff
deck and has become a super fast damage swap, I do have a small problem
though.  The most popular deck at the local tournament is the Haymaker.  And
my deck just won't stand up to them.  Therefore I bid you help me!

The Deck: The Mafia:

20 psy
3 double colorless

3 Jigglypuff>2 Wigglytuff
4 Abra>2 Kadabra>2 Alakazam
3 Kangaskhan
3 Scyther
2 Chansey

3 Bill
2 Computer Search
2 Scoop Up
2 Pokémon Center
1 Switch
2 Pokémon Trader
2 Pokémon Breeder

The basic strategy is to get Alakazam out as quickly as possible.  You then
use Chansey to support Damage Swap and Scyther, Kangaskhan and Wigglytuff to
do the heavy damage.  After numerous tune-ups I have discovered Kangaskhan
be the best starter for this deck.  I fetch the first few turns and then
comet punch.  If the coin likes me I can usually do 40-80 damage, enough to
kill many Pokémon.  In play I can usually have Alakazam out by the third or
fourth turn and Chansey by the fourth or fifth.  I would like to know what
do about Haymaker though, I definitley don't want to sacrifice speed, what
the best thing to do?  (Note: I haven't gotten to play this revision yet, I
just made it, and would like to know what you think of it, the biggest
difference between this and other revisions are the addition of Scyther and

Thank You,
Jim McGarity

I like the wigglytuffs, they are POWRFUL..hehe. Okay, so back to business.
Start by removing a super energy removal and adding another chansey. You
need to get the chanseys out as soon as possible, so I suggest adding a
fourth, do this by taking out a switch, you don't need them that much in
this deck. To beat haymaker, I would suggest adding a fourth scyther to take
care of himonchan, do it by taking out a bill (wouldn't use that many in a
damage swap - type deck). And the last thing I would suggest - if oyu want
more speed take out a pokemon trader and add another comp search. That
should tyne it up a bit.

Griffin Branham
Until next time...