DX-on Empoleon

Discussion in 'Archetypes of the Past' started by Mr_Rumpleteezer, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Mr_Rumpleteezer

    Mr_Rumpleteezer Hovercat Mod Staff Member

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    Yamato's 3rd place World's list:

    ---Pokémon (16)---
    4 Piplup DP 93
    3 Prinplup DP 58
    4 Empoleon DP 4
    2 Corsola UF 37
    1 Chimchar DP 5
    1 Infernape DP 76
    1 Holon's Electrode


    ---Trainer (29)---
    4 Holon Transceiver
    2 Holon Mentor
    2 Holon Adventurer
    2 Holon Scientist
    1 Holon Farmer
    4 Celio's Network
    1 Steven's Advice
    1 Mr. Briney's Compassion
    2 Castaway
    3 Cessation Crystal
    3 Rare Candy
    4 Cursed Stone


    ---Energy (15)---
    11 Water Energy
    3 Scramble Energy
    1 Double Rainbow Energy
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  2. PokemonGeek

    PokemonGeek Derp, Derp, Derpity Derp

    @Mr_Rumpleteezer Which ones Yamato. i know of Yuta and Yoneda, is he on their level
  3. Professor_N

    Professor_N Well-Known Member

    Yamato is that one Japanese player that is at every single Top Cut Invitational (that's how I know him at least).
  4. PP101

    PP101 The Swarm for 3 seconds then accidentally left Staff Member

    He was the 2004 World Champion and got 3rd place at Worlds 2007. But anyway, that's a bit off topic.

    What was Infernape's job in this deck? Was Empoleon used for hitting hard with Aqua Jet, or was the strategy to snipe with Ice Blade, similar to the Empoleon decks in 2008?
  5. Chaostamer

    Chaostamer Active Member Staff Member

    Infernape is a solid counter to Sceptile ex δ, for one, and it's nice to have a solid 90-damage out of nowhere (via Scramble Energy) on a Fire-type attacker. It certainly posed a problem for Metanite, not that that deck had a deep run at Worlds 2007.
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  6. Ziggmiceter

    Ziggmiceter Ultimate 6P tournament procrastinator

    Wasn't this deck the only thing that Sceptile ex didn't give problems to? I heard you played Infernape because there was a Japanese rogue a lot of them were playing.
    Edit: Yeah, it was T2 Scizor ex UF that he wanted to beat. It seemed to not have done well.
  7. baby_mario

    baby_mario Doesn't even care Staff Member

    Yep, the Infernape tech was really to counter Scizor ex which was VERY popular in Japan. Didn't make as much of an appearance at Worlds as Yamato obviously expected.

    @PokemonGeek - Yamato is probably the most famous/highly regarded player alongside Ness. When he got married Pokemon created a special giant card as a wedding present.
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  8. PokemonGeek

    PokemonGeek Derp, Derp, Derpity Derp

    wow. i want me a giant pokemon card as a wedding gift
  9. baby_mario

    baby_mario Doesn't even care Staff Member

    Step 1: win Worlds, innovate a ton of awesome decks, impress Pokemon Japan.

    Step 2: find someone to marry you.
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  10. Professor_N

    Professor_N Well-Known Member

    Step two seems too hard to accomplish.
  11. baby_mario

    baby_mario Doesn't even care Staff Member

    There are a few people that can do step 1

    There are millions who can do step 2

    But only Yamato can do both.
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