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Old January 16th, 2014 (08:22 AM). Edited January 17th, 2014 by Profen.
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With the success of my custom beedrill deck, i felt like building a new deck on something that also has some promise. Crobat was suggested, and is a fairly decent card. It seems strong enough. 40 damage for PCC doesnt seem like much. But it can do quite a bit of damage between turns with virbank city gym, 40 + 20. The only problem is that it does take quite a bit to charge up crobat, it relies on status effects, and the fact that it is team plasma is also another negative. So it has quite a few weaknesses. Virizion Ex can prevent poison, Keldeo Ex can cure it, and silver mirror can prevent its attack completely. Also Latias EX is another thing that can shut down Crobat, since it has an ability. Eitherway...

Pokemon: 13
4-2-4 Crobat
2 Reshiram LT
1 Lunatone

Crobat is obviously needed for this deck. I have grown use to using 2 middle steps in my 2 step decks. Its added consistency that helps speed up the deck. The Reshiram are imo one of the best counters to Virizion Ex that this deck could have. With a silver bangle, reshiram only needs 40 damage to OHKO Virizion and Genesect. 1 Lunatone teched in to help me draw what i need with night sight. This deck could use some other pokemon. Not sure what yet. Though im thinking either mewtwo or Deoxys Ex.

Supporter: 12
4 N
4 Juniper
3 Skyla
1 Bianca

Standard for my decks that use rare candy.

Trainer:
4 Rare Candy
2 Plasma Triggers
3 Silver Bangles
2 Level Ball
2 Ultra Ball
2 Switch
2 Tool Scrapper
Dowsing Machine
2 Ether
2 Virbank City Gym

Rare Candy is pretty much no brainer. Silver Bangles help with damage output vs EXs. Plasma Trigger is one of those cards that i have always wanted to make use of. With Silver Mirror and Garbodor being huge in the metagame atm, access to instant tool scrapper can be huge. The ethers are in the deck because Lunatone can help me check the top 2 cards before i use ether.

Energy: 12
4 Double Colorless
8 Psychic

I imagine this is a decent energy count, though i might be able to drop 1 or 2.
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Old January 16th, 2014 (10:32 PM).
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No Virbank? Might it be useful for countering any stadiums your opponent may play if nothing else?
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Old January 17th, 2014 (01:30 AM).
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I guess i forgot to add that. Theres definitely space left over. That was just a first look at the deck. Either way its going to be hard for me to test it since i lack 4 crobat IRL or on the PTCGO. If you happen to have a play set or something that i could borrow that would be nice.
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Old January 17th, 2014 (11:06 AM).
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I'll see what I can muster up in TCGO. Shipping to Hawaii is a bit more than I can afford right now, and I don't think I managed to pull 2 full playsets (I know I had at least one full playset back in May 2013 when I first tried it out, and I've pulled at least one more since, but I haven't bought a whole lot of Plasma Storm packs since then) in the physical TCG.
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Old January 17th, 2014 (06:17 PM).
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I mean online, i dont expect you to send me actual cards.
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Old January 17th, 2014 (07:09 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Profen:
I mean online, i dont expect you to send me actual cards.
Fair enough. I just want to see this succeed. I know I have at least one in the TCGO. Worst case, I just have to figure out where half of my code cards went and keep entering codes until I find a playset.
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Old January 21st, 2014 (10:47 PM).
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Took me a while to get stuff for ampharos, a play set of a 2 step pokemon takes a bit of effort to collect online.
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Old January 22nd, 2014 (02:46 PM).
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Unfortunately there's no singles shop in the client yet, which would probably be utilized by savvier players. Which thinking about it is probably why one won't be implemented anytime soon.
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Old April 1st, 2014 (01:57 PM).
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Just as Beedrill will receive a boost from Flashfire. Crobat does as well. Dragalge prevents retreating when poisoned. So Crobat can be seriously dangerous. In addition. Since the meta is changing away from plasma pokemon. Silver mirror will also see less play. Thus making crobat even more viable.

Garbodor may also be used in case of Virizion/Slurpuff. Granted it gets rid of all of your pokemon's abilities as well. It could mean a win or loss vs a virizion.

With Muscle band and Virbank city, Crobat can hit for 120 to any pokemon. The pokemon is un able to retreat because of Dragalge.

Also being that Crobat is a team plasma pokemon, you can also make use of frozen city. To force your opponent take a bit of passive damage as well.

This also means you can make good use of Reshiram with Outrage. Doing 20 damage to itself per energy drop and being almost forced to use double colorless. Means that it can start doing 40 damage with 1 energy drop. With a silver bangle that 70. If you also use Rainbow energy in your deck. You can do even more damage to reshiram. With 2 rainbow energy drops while frozen city is out. Reshiram gets hit for 60 damage, with the addition of a muscle band. It hits for 100 for 2 energy. This is great against Virizion/Genesect. Being able to OHKO any of those pokemon.

bringing along lysander/pokemon catcher can be really helpful. As it can allow you to focus down Virizion ex/slurpuff and let Crobat go to work on the rest of the deck.

Just a few thoughts on the new possibilities for a crobat deck.
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Old April 11th, 2014 (03:59 PM).
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That all actually sounds pretty brilliant. Garbodor definitely could work, since Crobat's own ability is supplemental rather than essential.
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Old April 11th, 2014 (11:35 PM).
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Did you want me to work up a deck list? or do you want to toss one together yourself?
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