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Old February 10th, 2012 (3:04 PM).
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    Good day pokecommunity,

    With the arrival of the ND card set, I sat down and tried to think of a way to utilize the Mewtwo EX card that is not Gardevoir. So I came up with this.
    2 Cleffa CL
    2 Pichu HS
    3 Darunaka ND
    2 Darmantian ND
    3 Voltorb TM
    2 Electrode Prime
    3 Virizion NV
    2 Mewtwo EX
    2 Shaymin EX

    4 Revive
    2 Xtransciever
    3 Collector
    3 PETM
    3 Eviolits

    24 grass energy

    The plan is get Electrode out and ready to use its ability, to either Mewtwo EX or Darmantian for X-Ball or DarMAXitian. Then come clean up with 180 per turn from Shaymin EX late game. I was curious if there was a way to get this deck slightly more consistent. I've been playing it online and every 1 out of 7 games I cannot get anything going. I'm wanting to run this deck once I build it in real life at Cities, so any feedback would be appreciated.
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    Old February 11th, 2012 (9:35 PM). Edited February 11th, 2012 by donavannj.
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    What your deck seems to be lacking is a deep enough draw engine. cut out between 9 and 12 Grass Energy and insert draw trainers like Cheren, Twins, Professor Oak's New Theory, and Interviewer's Questions. That should boost consistency in your draw engine and make the deck run smoother on the whole for tournaments. Though your Pokemon mix seems a bit too unfocused on a few set lines, and narrowing down to the focus lines of your deck generally helps consistency even more.

    And no Psychic Energy for Mewtwo EX? Psydrive is a more cost efficient attack than X Ball. Needs way fewer energy to do so much damage.
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    Old February 12th, 2012 (5:07 AM).
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      I thought of the draw trainers, hence why cleffa is in. But is 12-15 energy enough to constantly hit with electrode? I could throw some prism energy energy in, that way it doesn't cut down on the chances of powering up a grass type if needed. Especially since both are basics. If I cut both babies, that would leave room for 4 draw trainers, 2 oak (to replace the cleffa) and 2 cheren? Thanx for the feedback donavannj
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      Old February 12th, 2012 (5:14 AM).
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      Ideally, I think you want closer to 18 draw trainers as your draw engine, not the 12 you would end up having if you just put in four. You don't have a draw engine on a Pokemon (as in a Pokemon Ability or Power or Body that draws or searches out cards for you). I'd leave a single Cleffa in and ditch the Pichu. You could probably also use some Pokemon Catcher just in case.
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      Old February 12th, 2012 (6:45 AM).
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        I'd say 14 energy is as high as you want to go with any deck. Consistent energy is nice, but with Electrode you want those energies decked. Tech a research records or a pokedex if you need to.

        With a deck build like this and Electrode, you want to be utilizing cards that take advantage of you falling behind like twins, to help you set up for a comeback.
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        Old February 12th, 2012 (7:28 AM).
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          after much thought of both feedbacks this is what I've come up with. Is it better on paper? I havent had a chance to play alot of games with it yet, but I havent had much trouble beating Reshiboar or a Durant deck thus far.

          Pokemon: 17
          3 Virizion NV
          3-2 Electrode Prime
          3-2 Darmantian ND
          2 Mewtwo EX
          2 Shaymin EX

          T/Su/St: 24
          3 Energy Returner
          3 Xtransciever
          3 Eviolite
          3 Flowershop Lady
          3 Collector
          3 PETM
          3 Twins
          3 PONT

          Energy: 19
          4 Prism
          15 Grass
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          Old February 13th, 2012 (5:42 PM).
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            Remember the EX rule though, it'll give your opponent a quick win if you aren't prepared. I would recommend getting cards such as Pokeball or Professor Oaks New Theory, and adding in Cheren for some energy help.
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            Old February 14th, 2012 (4:42 PM).
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              Ad two expert belts to the deck for mewtwo and a shaymin because your opponent takes three prizes which powers up shaymin
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              Old February 14th, 2012 (11:00 PM).
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              Ad two expert belts to the deck for mewtwo and a shaymin because your opponent takes three prizes which powers up shaymin
              Expert Belt isn't tournament legal right now...
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              Old February 15th, 2012 (2:46 PM).
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                Then wat cards are cuz i dont see a list
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                Old February 16th, 2012 (12:03 AM).
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                Then wat cards are cuz i dont see a list
                I've compiled a list of sets that have tournament legal cards here:

                http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=265503

                And Pokemon has an official list up somewhere on their site.
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                Old February 26th, 2012 (9:38 PM).
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                  I would also add double colorless energy for more help on mewtwo EX, and the shaymin is risky because its hp is low and it would be horrible to start with.
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