Porydonk (TCG)

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Porydonk
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Porygon2 and Drifblim
Types used ColorlessPsychic
Major cards Porygon2, Drifblim, Seeker
Era Unlimited

Porydonk is a deck archetype in the Pokémon Trading Card Game based around the cards Porygon2, Drifblim, and Seeker. It only sees use in the Unlimited format.

History

Until the release of Seeker in Triumphant, Porydonk was pretty much impossible.

Strategy

The objective of this deck is to win on the first turn it is allowed to attack using a combination of Porygon2, Drifblim and Seeker.

Porydonk uses the Trainer Draw Engine; a variety of Trainer cards (namely Professor Oak, Erika, and Computer Search) allow super fast set-up of the deck. The player uses Porygon2's Poké-Power Download to discard a Seeker, targeting itself in the process. This forces the opponent to send back a Benched Pokémon back in its hand. Porygon2 can be played right back thanks to Broken Time Space, and the process can be repeated.

Once the opponent has no reminaing Benched Pokémon, Drifblim will attack with Take Away leaving no Pokémon on the opponent's field.

Key cards

  • Porygon2
  • Drifblim
  • Uxie - Uxie gives major draw power for Porydonk; its Set Up Poké-Power allows the player to draw cards until they have seven cards in their hand.
  • Seeker
  • Professor Oak - Essentially a souped-up Set Up
  • Broken Time-Space - Allows the player to evolve its Pokémon on the same turn they are played; this is needed to evolve on the first turn, and to play several Seeker in a row with Porygon2.
  • Boost Energy - For Drifblim's Take Away attack.
  • Regice - Counters a Spiritomb start, if the opponent has another Pokémon on its Bench.
  • Lysandre's Trump Card - Allows the player re-cycle through the deck. It also gives the player a second chance if the donk is missed.

Typical deck list

The deck list appearing below is not official; it is meant to represent an average build of the archetype, not specifically constructed for any regional metagame. Being that this is merely an archetype, a player may wish to change any part of this deck when building his or her own version.

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Porygon Colorless Common
Porygon2 Colorless Uncommon
Drifloon Psychic Common
Drifblim Psychic Rare
Sableye Darkness Rare
Unown R Psychic Uncommon
Uxie Psychic Rare
Azelf Psychic Rare
Regice Water Rare
Rattata Colorless Common
Ditto Colorless Rare Holo
Pokémon Collector Su Uncommon
Seeker Su Uncommon
Lysandre's Trump Card Su Uncommon
Item Finder T Rare
Computer Search T Rare
Professor Oak T Uncommon
Scoop Up T Rare
Poké Drawer + T Uncommon
Erika T Rare Holo
Devolution Spray T Uncommon
Level Ball T Uncommon
Pokémon Retriever T Uncommon
Warp Point T Uncommon
VS Seeker T Uncommon
Broken Time-Space St Uncommon
Boost Energy E Uncommon

Variable tech cards

These are cards that may or may not be in the deck build depending on the player's style:

Restriction

Porydonk relies on the Unlimited Format; therefore, it is not tournament legal. It is most often played at home, in unsanctioned tournaments, and at leagues where permitted.

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