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"Night March" - A Comprehensive Analysis

I originally passed off Night March as a gimmick when I saw the scans from Phantom Forces. I decided to build the deck because I thought that it looked fun. Once I built it, I realized how much potential that the deck had, and I have been using it at tournaments ever since. Here is my personal list:



4 Pumpkaboo
4 Joltik
4 Lampent
3 Mew EX

2 Jirachi EX

4 Professor Sycamore
1 Lysandre

4 Ultra Ball
4 Roller Skates
1 Bicycle
2 Random Receiver
4 Pokemon Catcher
3 VS Seeker
1 Computer Search
2 Switching Cards
1 Muscle Band
1 Hard Charm
4 Battle Compressor

3 Dimension Valley

4 DCE
4 Basic Energy

4 Pumpkaboo

Pumpkaboo has 60 HP. Most Pokemon are capable of knocking him out. Since he has a Fighting resistance, however, it gets a bit trickier for a Donphan to knock it out in one hit. Fighting Stadium doesn't work on Pumpkaboo, so Donphan needs two Strong Energy or a Strong Energy and a Muscle Band to get the one-hit knockout. For this reason, a Pumpkaboo with a Hard Charm can be surprisingly…

"Joltik Marches Again"- A Top Four Cities Report from Springfield

This past Sunday, my family and I journeyed to Springfield, Illinois, to participate in their City Championships. My mother and my brother came along, and I invited my girlfriend Quyen and her little sister Vy, who has grown interested in the game recently. We got to their house around 9:30 to pick them up. I drove the five of us to Springfield while we listened to the Arctic Monkeys. We got there and met up with Allen Schneider, my friend from Manito.

 Me and my brother, Michael John, wrote out our decklists. We were both playing Night March. MJ borrows a Computer Search from Allen, which means that our lists are exactly the same. The list is given in my previous post documenting Countryside City Championships. Vy and Quyen made POP IDs, and we all got registered!

Round 1 vs. Carington Huffman with Toad/Victini/Raichu

He goes first, attaches a DCE to a Seismitoad which he brings active, and passes. I find Sycamore, flip heads on a couple of Skates, but I can't find any Battle Com…