King of the West (TCG)

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King of the West
WCS2005 King of the West Deck.jpg
Box art
Types used Water
Major cards Ludicolo, Magcargo

King of the West, a variation of the Ludicargo archetype, is the name of the deck used by Michael Gonzalez in the 2005 World Championships. He was a Semi-Finalist in the Ten and Under Division. The deck takes advantage of the synergy formed from Magcargo's Smooth Over Poké-Power and Ludicolo's Swing Dance Poké-Power.

King of the West is one of the four 2005 World Championships Decks, released on October 31, 2005. Each deck comes packaged with a 2005 World Championships Booklet. Each card features a silver border, Gonzalez's signature, and limited edition 2005 World Championships back. None of the cards are tournament legal.


Michael Gonzalez chose a powerful Ludicolo deck and added popular Magcargo and tricky Rhydon Pokémon to make a world-class competition deck. Between Magcargo's Smooth Over deck rearrangement and Ludicolo's Swing Dance drawing power, you get whatever you need to win every turn!

Deck list

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Lotad Water Common
Lotad Water Common
Lombre Water Uncommon
Ludicolo Water Rare Holo
Slugma Fire Common
Magcargo Fire Rare
Rhyhorn Fighting Common
Rhydon Fighting Uncommon
Jirachi Metal Rare Holo
Dunsparce Colorless Common
Ancient Technical Machine [Rock] T [TM] Uncommon
Celio's Network T [Su] Uncommon
Copycat T [Su] Uncommon
Crystal Shard T [Tool] Uncommon
Desert Ruins T [St] Uncommon
Pokémon Reversal T Uncommon
Rare Candy T Uncommon
Rocket's Admin. T [Su] Uncommon
Steven's Advice T [Su] Uncommon
Strength Charm T [Tool] Uncommon
Swoop! Teleporter T [R] Uncommon
Heal Energy Colorless E Uncommon
Double Rainbow Energy Rainbow E Rare
Scramble Energy Colorless E Uncommon
Water Energy Water E

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: Plasma PowerTrevgorEmerald KingCrazy Punch
2015: The Flying HammerPunches 'n' BitesHonorStoisePrimal Groudon
2016: Black DragonBebe DeckMagical SymphonyNinja Blitz
2017: Infinite ForceGolisodorIce Path FTWSamurai Sniper
2018: Victory MapDragones y SombrasGarbanetteBuzzroc
2019: Pikarom JudgeFire BoxMind BlownPerfection
2022: ADPThe Shape of MewCheryl AgainIce Rider Palkia
Champions Jason KlaczynskiJun HasebeRay Rizzo

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