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Flyvees (TCG)

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Flyvees
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Flygon ex δ and Jolteon ex
Types used GrassPsychicLightningWater
Major cards Flygon ex δ, Jolteon ex, Vaporeon ex
Era 2006-2007

Flyvees is a Pokémon Trading Card Game deck archetype based around Flygon ex δ. It was popular due to its potential to quickly search for Trainer and Energy cards and inflict massive damage on the opponent. It was also printed as a World Championships Deck.

History

The Flyvees deck archetype, like most other deck archetypes, was invented after the release of the Diamond & Pearl expansion set. As a new generation of cards had just been released, new archetypes were being made to replace the old. The Flyvees deck archetype had first gained its significance when Jun Hasebe, a seven year old boy, won the 2007 World Championships using the deck archetype. After that, it became more widely used in tournaments and competitions. Jun Hasebe's deck became famous enough that Nintendo created a replica deck in its World Championship series.

Cards

Key Cards

  • Flygon ex δ is the main attacker with a powerful Psychic Pulse attack which also affects the player's bench Pokémon.
  • Flygon δ allows quick energy attachments to Delta Species Pokémon, allowing Flygon ex δ to power up in two turns instead of three turn, and also has a powerful Swift attack that inflicts 60 damage.
  • Eevee δ is used mainly to bring out Vaporeon ex and Jolteon ex to play.
  • Jolteon ex can put a damage counter on each of his opponent’s Pokémon when it is put into play. It also served as a counter to Lightning-weak Empoleon decks that were very popular at the World Championships.
  • Vaporeon ex not only acted as a counter to popular decks based around Infernape, but had a Poké-Power that made opponents shuffle their hand into their deck and draw only four cards. Players often invested a lot of their deck’s resources to drawing huge hands, so forcing an opponent to lose a large amount of cards was potentially devastating.

Other Pokémon

  • Holon's Voltorb is only used because it can be attached as an Energy or placed on the field as a relatively useless Pokémon. It has several uses, although none of them are especially great.
  • Holon's Castform is much like Holon's Voltorb, as it can be used as an Energy, except it has the ability to draw multiple cards when in play.
  • Budew is used to add a Trainer card from the deck to the hand for free. It is fairly weak and is only meant to last for one or two turns.
  • Absol ex helps move damage from one of his opponent’s Pokémon to another, allowing him to get a key Knock Out when he needed it. It also recovers Pokémon by removing 3 damage counters from them.
  • Fearow δ allows to search the deck for one Delta Species Pokémon each turn, giving an amazingly fast set up.

Other Trainers/Supporters

  • Holon Mentor searches out any three Basic Pokémon from the deck.
  • Holon Adventurer is a good drawing card, allowing a player to benefit from discarding a Pokémon they don't need.
  • Holon Researcher is an alternative to Celio's Network that is searchable by Holon Transceiver.
  • Holon Farmer is a last resort to save a player from running out of cards in their deck, which is quite possible due to how quickly the deck burns through cards.
  • Warp Point switches out a damaged Pokémon to put another one with full HP into play. Another use is if a player's Active Pokémon is close to being knocked-out and they want to switch the opponent's Active Pokémon to one less capable of dealing heavy damage.
  • Windstorm gets rid of pesky Poké-Power stopping trainers and stadiums, such as Cessation Crystal and Cursed Stone. If Poké-Powers are stopped, the whole deck screeches to a halt.
  • Copycat allows for extra drawing and hand-refreshing, which are always good things.
  • Power Tree is Stadium that allows the player to search for a Basic Energy in their discard pile if they have no Special Energies in the discard pile. Since the deck doesn't use much, if any, Special Energy cards, it is easy to use its effect.

Energy cards

  • Psychic Energy pays for Psychic Pulse. Flygon ex δ cannot be played without them.
  • Lightning Energy are absolutely necessary, regardless. The deck cannot be played without them.

2007 World Championships Flyvees Deck

Flyvees
WCS2007 Flyvees Deck.jpg
Box art
Types used PsychicLightning
Major cards Flygon ex δ, Jolteon ex, Vaporeon ex

Flyvees is also the name of the deck used by Jun Hasebe, Junior Division Champion in the 2007 World Championships. It is one of the four 2007 World Championships Decks, released on November 19th, 2007. Each deck comes packaged with a 2007 World Championships Booklet. Each card features a silver border, Hasebe's signature, and limited edition 2007 World Championships back. None of the cards are tournament legal.

Description

Jun Hasebe played a top-tier deck in a masterful fashion to win the Junior Division and became a World Champion. The main powerhouse for this deck is Flygon ex—with its strong abilities and no Weakness, it makes for a great Pokémon. Using other Pokémon-ex such as Jolteon ex, Vaporeon ex, and Absol ex, Jun had a lot of able responses!

Deck list

The deck list below is based on Hasebe's deck from the World Championships. A player may wish to change any part of this deck when building his or her own version.

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Flygon ex δ Psychic Rare Holo ex
Flygon δ GrassMetal Rare Holo
Vibrava δ Psychic Uncommon
Trapinch δ Grass Uncommon
Jolteon ex Lightning Rare Holo ex
Vaporeon ex Water Rare Holo ex
Eevee δ Metal Common
Absol ex Darkness Rare Holo ex
Budew Grass Uncommon
Fearow δ Lightning Rare
Spearow Colorless Common
Holon's Castform Colorless Uncommon
Holon's Voltorb Lightning Common
Holon Transceiver T Uncommon
Holon Mentor T [Su] Uncommon
Holon Adventurer T [Su] Uncommon
Holon Researcher T [Su] Uncommon
Holon Scientist T [Su] Uncommon
Fieldworker T [Su] Uncommon
Windstorm T Uncommon
Copycat T [Su] Uncommon
Rare Candy T Uncommon
Professor Elm's Training Method T [Su] Uncommon
Power Tree T [St] Uncommon
Warp Point T Uncommon
Crystal Shard T [Tool] Uncommon
Psychic Energy Psychic E
Lightning Energy Lightning E

Restriction

Since most of the cards in Flyvees, including Flygon ex δ, the main attacker, have been Rotated out of Pokémon Organized Play, the deck is unplayable in the current Modified Format.

See also

Internal

Deck archetype (TCG)

External

PokéGym thread

Pokémon World Championships
Pokémon Trading Card Game only 2004-2008; TCG and Video Games 2009-on
2004: Blaziken TechMagma SpiritRocky BeachTeam Rushdown
2005: Bright AuraDark TyranitarKing of the WestQueendom
2006: B-L-SEeveelutionsMewtrickSuns & Moons
2007: FlyveesLegendary AscentRamboltSwift Empoleon
2008: Bliss ControlEmpotechIntimidationPsychic Lock
2009: StallgonCrowned TigerQueengarLuxdrill
2010: LuxChomp of the SpiritHappy LuckPower CottonweedBoltevoir
2011: MegazoneReshiphlosionThe TruthTwinboar
2012: Pesadelo PrismTerraki-MewtwoEeltwoCMT
2013: Anguille Sous RocheAmerican GothicDarkraiUltimate Team Plasma
2014:
Champions Jason KlaczynskiJun HasebeRay Rizzo



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