The Truth (TCG)

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The Truth
WCS2011 The Truth Deck.jpg
Box art
Types used FireFighting
Major cards Vileplume, Reuniclus, Donphan

The Truth is the name of the deck used by Ross Cawthon, the Masters Finalist in the 2011 World Championships. The deck is a rogue deck whose strategy had not been utilized extensively before the championships. The strategy of the deck is to use Donphan's Earthquake to both damage the opponent, and power up Zekrom's Outrage for future use. Suicune & Entei LEGEND was used to exploit Weakness with its attack Burning Inferno. Vileplume is used to stop the use of Item cards with its Allergy Flower Poké-Body, while Reuniclus moves damage counters around to both manipulate damage for Zekrom's Outrage attack, and spread the damage around the Active and Bench to keep all the Pokémon from being Knocked Out.

The Truth is one of the four 2011 World Championships Decks released in October 2011. With the deck came a 2011 World Championships Deck Box, and a Champions Booklet.


Ross Cawthon brought to Worlds battles a deck unlike any other in play! Built to react to the other decks it faces, it uses Pichu to get evolutions rolling, Vileplume to lock down Item cards, Reuniclus to move damage counters, and Blissey to heal them all! And with heavy hitters like Donphan, Zekrom, and Suicune & Entei LEGEND to dish out some damage of their own, your opponents won’t be able to handle The Truth!

Deck list

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Vileplume Grass Rare
Gloom Grass Uncommon
Oddish Grass Uncommon
Reuniclus Psychic Rare Holo
Duosion Psychic Uncommon
Solosis Psychic Common
Donphan Fighting SuperRare Holo
Phanpy Fighting Common
Blissey Colorless SuperRare Holo
Chansey Colorless Common
Zekrom Lightning Rare Holo
Suicune & Entei LEGEND WaterFire Rare Holo LEGEND
Suicune & Entei LEGEND WaterFire Rare Holo LEGEND
Pichu Lightning Rare
Cleffa Colorless Rare
Pokémon Collector Su Uncommon
Twins Su Uncommon
Sage's Training Su Uncommon
Professor Oak's New Theory Su Uncommon
Copycat Su Uncommon
Pokémon Communication I Uncommon
Rare Candy T Uncommon
Seeker Su Uncommon
Tropical Beach St
Fire Energy Fire
Fighting Energy Fighting
Rainbow Energy Any Uncommon
Double Colorless Energy Colorless Uncommon

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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
2023: Mew's RevengePsychic EleganceColorless LugiaLost Box Kyogre
Champions Jason KlaczynskiJun HasebeRay Rizzo