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02 July 2018 - 08:44 PM

#1

simo810

    Rookie Trainer

  • simo810
Hello everyone! I would like to have some advice or a decklist to create a cheap gengar deck. if possible without using tapu lele. Tnx 😊😊
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02 July 2018 - 09:26 PM

#2

VncentPriceLess

    Junior Trainer

  • VncentPriceLess

Hey simo810,

 

   When I play the TCG Gengar is my go to. Granted there are other Pokemon you could use in addition to Gengar, which would only strengthen your deck; however, I personally don't like doing that.

 

So, if you're a Gengar fanatic like me, this deck can work quite well:

 

Gastly x4 (BREAKthrough 58/162)

Haunter x2 (BREAKthrough 59/162)

Haunter x2 (Evolutions 48/108)

Gengar x4 (Crimson Invasion 38/111)

 

Great Ball x3

Energy Retrieval x3

Professor's Note x3

Wally x3 

Gladion x3

Sea of Nothingness x3

Shauna x4

Cynthia x3

Pokemon Center Lady x3

 

Psychic Energy x20

 

   Obviously the point of the deck is to evolve your Pokemon quickly into Gengar, that way you can make really good use of Gengar's Gnawing Curse. If you get all four of your Gengar in play, your opponent will be hit with eighty (80) damage every time they attach an energy card to one of their Pokemon. In addition, Gengar's reliable seventy (70) damage and the confusion the attack causes can really work towards your advantage. Hence the addition of Sea of Nothingness. Best to keep your opponent confused, especially if it's a hard hitting Pokemon.  :D

 

   Granted, there are other variations that you could do to this deck to make it work even better, but this deck has work for me quite well.

 

   Laters, hope that helps! 

 

  Happy gaming, and Train On!  :D


Edited by VncentPriceLess, 02 July 2018 - 09:30 PM.

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02 July 2018 - 10:09 PM

#3

simo810

    Rookie Trainer

  • simo810

Hey simo810,

 

   When I play the TCG Gengar is my go to. Granted there are other Pokemon you could use in addition to Gengar, which would only strengthen your deck; however, I personally don't like doing that.

 

So, if you're a Gengar fanatic like me, this deck can work quite well:

 

Gastly x4 (BREAKthrough 58/162)

Haunter x2 (BREAKthrough 59/162)

Haunter x2 (Evolutions 48/108)

Gengar x4 (Crimson Invasion 38/111)

 

Great Ball x3

Energy Retrieval x3

Professor's Note x3

Wally x3 

Gladion x3

Sea of Nothingness x3

Shauna x4

Cynthia x3

Pokemon Center Lady x3

 

Psychic Energy x20

 

   Obviously the point of the deck is to evolve your Pokemon quickly into Gengar, that way you can make really good use of Gengar's Gnawing Curse. If you get all four of your Gengar in play, your opponent will be hit with eighty (80) damage every time they attach an energy card to one of their Pokemon. In addition, Gengar's reliable seventy (70) damage and the confusion the attack causes can really work towards your advantage. Hence the addition of Sea of Nothingness. Best to keep your opponent confused, especially if it's a hard hitting Pokemon.  :D

 

   Granted, there are other variations that you could do to this deck to make it work even better, but this deck has work for me quite well.

 

   Laters, hope that helps! 

 

  Happy gaming, and Train On!  :D

Hi! Thank you! :)

I like ur list, what do u think about this poison combo deck list?

 

Pokémon - 22

3 Gastly BKT 58

3 Haunter BKT 59

3 Gengar BKT 60

3 Zubat PHF 31

3 Golbat PHF 32

3 Crobat PHF 33

2 Remoraid BKT 31

2 Octillery BKT 33

 

Trainer Cards - 32

2 Sacred Ash FLF 96

3 Professor Birch's Observations PRC 159

3 Dimension Valley PHF 93

2 Super Scoop Up FFI 100

1 Town Map BKT 150

3 Teammates PRC 160

2 VS Seeker ROS 110

3 Brigette BKT 161

1 Rare Candy PLB 85

2 Lysandre FLF 104

4 Ultra Ball ROS 93

3 Professor Sycamore XY 122

3 Level Ball NXD 89

Energy - 6

3 Psychic Energy Energy 5

3 Mystery Energy PHF 112


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03 July 2018 - 03:05 AM

#4

Player_Jay

    Trainer

  • Player_Jay
I am a Self Proclaimed Gengar Pokemon Master!
I can help you!

I own 6 different Gengar decks.

-The Original Gengar Deck
(known as the Missing Gengar Deck)

Brief History:
The deck is called the Missing Gengar Deck because the original build didn’t have Gengar in it.
Gastly & Haunter got released as cards prior to the release of Gengar.
Gengar came out later in the Fossil Set.
Most Gengar fans didn’t mind!

The reason why is because the deck was Iconic.
It reminded fans of the Pokémon TV Show.
Ash Ketchum went to find a Ghost Pokémon to defeat the Saffron Gym leader Sabrina.
The Ghost Pokémon that came to Ash aid was Haunter!
The later release of Gengar + the Iconic TV series having Haunter saving the day.
Fostered in the creation of the deck + the deck name!

-The Legacy Gengar Deck
(known as the LostGar Deck)

Brief History:
The deck is called the LostGar Deck because it uses a stadium card called Lost World.
The card Lost World gives the deck an alternative Win Condition.
Once, your opponent has 6 Pokémon or more in the Lost Zone.
You can choose to win the battle!

Gengar Ability made it so any Pokémon knocked out would go to Lost Zone.
Gengar Attack allowed you to look at your opponent hand to put any Pokémon you see in the Lost World.
This is how the deck got the name LOSTGAR.

-The Expanded Gengar EX Deck
(known as the Mega Gengar Deck)

Brief History:
The deck is called the Mega Gengar Deck because makes Mega Gengar EX. Lol
Surprise!
Bet you didn’t know that!
This is why the deck is called MEGA GENGAR!

-The Expanded Gengar EX Lock Deck featuring Trevenant.
(known as the Dark Forest Deck)

Brief History:
The deck is called the Dark Forest Deck because it relies on 2 different Pokémon.
The Basic Gengar EX has an Attack known as the Dark Corridor.
It attack’s the opponent Pokémon.
Than it runs away out of the active position putting another Pokémon in active spot.

The Pokémon used to switch into is Trevenant.
Trevenant has an ability which only works when it is in active spot.
The ability Trevenant has is called the Forest Curse.
It locks/prevents the opponent from using Item cards during there turn.

Most decks use item cards over support cards.
The inability to use any items can be very devastating for some decks.
This is why the deck is called the DARK FOREST.

-The Expanded Gengar Deck featuring the Bats
(known as the Show Time Deck)

Brief History:
The deck is called Show Time because it relies on 2 different Pokémon.
Gengar has an Attack which is called Creep Show.
Creep Show can knock out any Pokémon with 30 or more Damage counters.

The “Bats” can put Damage Counters on your opponent Pokémon every time they evolve.
Golbat can place 2 DC’s.
Crobat can place 3 DC’s.

Once, The 3 or more Damage Counters are on the opponent Pokémon.
You ask the opponent a question!
“Do you have your popcorn & soda, ready?

Because It’s SSSSSSHHHHHOOOOOOWWWWWW TTTTTTTIIIIIIIMMMMMMMEEEEEE!!
Let the Creep Show begin!
Your Pokémon is the victim in this movie!
This is why the deck is called SHOW TIME!

-The Standard Hybrid Gengar Deck featuring both the Creepshow Gengar & Curse Gengar
(known as the Po-Town Deck)

Brief History:
The deck is called the Po-Town Deck because it uses a stadium called Po-Town.
Po-Town places 3 Damage Counters on any Pokémon that evolves.

The downside of using this card is it can put 3 DC’s on your own Pokémon.
The risky nature of potentially killing your own Pokémon has caused Expanded Creep Show decks not to use the card.
They prefer the bats or something else less risky.

In Standard, the main bat combo is illegal.
Crobat isn’t allowed in Standard.
Gengar Players, in there desperation, have turned to the Stadium Po-Town.
The problem is all things come with a catch!

If your opponent doesn’t play any evolved Pokémon, you have to find another way to put Damage Counters on your opponent Pokémon.
The alternative way players came up with is by using the Creep Show Gengar Baby Bother (Gnawing Curse Gengar)!
Gnawing Curse Gengar puts 2 DC’s every time your opponent puts energy on there Pokémon.
This gives the deck an alternative way to put DC’s.

Lastly, The deck often features a few GX Pokémon depending on the player.
Some players use certain cards they prefer.
A few cards GX which I have been mixed into the deck included:

-Zoroark GX - can be extra draw supporter
-Drampa GX - can benefit from Po-Town hurting your own Pokémon does 150 HP Attack
-Espeon GX - can benefit from Po-Town by helping spread DC’s. The GX Attack can spread 100 DC’s
This is why the deck is called PO-TOWN.

-The Standard Gengar Deck featuring the new Bats or new Stadium.
This deck hasn’t been completed, yet!
The nickname for the deck hasn’t been implemented!
It isn’t playable until September 1.

I am currently in the process of making the Deck come true!
I have some awesome things in store!
I have even came up with 2 different nicknames!

Ok, here I go
The first nickname I came up with is “In De’ Face!”

Haha — What do you think?

This deck idea is to use the new Crobat Attack — Surprise Strike + Gnawing Curse Gengar.
You lower the opponent HP by Cursing there energy giving them little damage.
Than Boom!
You slap there Pokémon IN DE’ FACE with Crobat — Surprise Strike dealing up to 120-150 HP Damage
Pow! Death!

Haha — I think it will be interesting

Ok, here I go
The second nickname I came up with is “The Shrine of Gengar!”

The deck idea is to use new stadium the Shrine of Punishment.
The Shrine of Punishment puts Damage Counters on GX Pokémon.
The deck plan I have is to use very little to no GX Pokémon + tons of Gnawing Curse Gengars!
You make 4 Gnawing Curse Gengar!
It can do 80 Damage for 1 energy put on Pokémon.
Than you deal more Damage per turn with the Shrine of Punishment!
Than Gengar can Attack for 70 Damage.
Oh my gosh
I think it can be good!
This is why I call it the SHRINE OF GENGAR!

Haha — What do you think?

Edited by Player_Jay, 03 July 2018 - 05:14 AM.

It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
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03 July 2018 - 09:43 AM

#5

simo810

    Rookie Trainer

  • simo810

I am a Self Proclaimed Gengar Pokemon Master!
I can help you!

I own 6 different Gengar decks.

-The Original Gengar Deck
(known as the Missing Gengar Deck)

Brief History:
The deck is called the Missing Gengar Deck because the original build didn’t have Gengar in it.
Gastly & Haunter got released as cards prior to the release of Gengar.
Gengar came out later in the Fossil Set.
Most Gengar fans didn’t mind!

The reason why is because the deck was Iconic.
It reminded fans of the Pokémon TV Show.
Ash Ketchum went to find a Ghost Pokémon to defeat the Saffron Gym leader Sabrina.
The Ghost Pokémon that came to Ash aid was Haunter!
The later release of Gengar + the Iconic TV series having Haunter saving the day.
Fostered in the creation of the deck + the deck name!

-The Legacy Gengar Deck
(known as the LostGar Deck)

Brief History:
The deck is called the LostGar Deck because it uses a stadium card called Lost World.
The card Lost World gives the deck an alternative Win Condition.
Once, your opponent has 6 Pokémon or more in the Lost Zone.
You can choose to win the battle!

Gengar Ability made it so any Pokémon knocked out would go to Lost Zone.
Gengar Attack allowed you to look at your opponent hand to put any Pokémon you see in the Lost World.
This is how the deck got the name LOSTGAR.

-The Expanded Gengar EX Deck
(known as the Mega Gengar Deck)

Brief History:
The deck is called the Mega Gengar Deck because makes Mega Gengar EX. Lol
Surprise!
Bet you didn’t know that!
This is why the deck is called MEGA GENGAR!

-The Expanded Gengar EX Lock Deck featuring Trevenant.
(known as the Dark Forest Deck)

Brief History:
The deck is called the Dark Forest Deck because it relies on 2 different Pokémon.
The Basic Gengar EX has an Attack known as the Dark Corridor.
It attack’s the opponent Pokémon.
Than it runs away out of the active position putting another Pokémon in active spot.

The Pokémon used to switch into is Trevenant.
Trevenant has an ability which only works when it is in active spot.
The ability Trevenant has is called the Forest Curse.
It locks/prevents the opponent from using Item cards during there turn.

Most decks use item cards over support cards.
The inability to use any items can be very devastating for some decks.
This is why the deck is called the DARK FOREST.

-The Expanded Gengar Deck featuring the Bats
(known as the Show Time Deck)

Brief History:
The deck is called Show Time because it relies on 2 different Pokémon.
Gengar has an Attack which is called Creep Show.
Creep Show can knock out any Pokémon with 30 or more Damage counters.

The “Bats” can put Damage Counters on your opponent Pokémon every time they evolve.
Golbat can place 2 DC’s.
Crobat can place 3 DC’s.

Once, The 3 or more Damage Counters are on the opponent Pokémon.
You ask the opponent a question!
“Do you have your popcorn & soda, ready?

Because It’s SSSSSSHHHHHOOOOOOWWWWWW TTTTTTTIIIIIIIMMMMMMMEEEEEE!!
Let the Creep Show begin!
Your Pokémon is the victim in this movie!
This is why the deck is called SHOW TIME!

-The Standard Hybrid Gengar Deck featuring both the Creepshow Gengar & Curse Gengar
(known as the Po-Town Deck)

Brief History:
The deck is called the Po-Town Deck because it uses a stadium called Po-Town.
Po-Town places 3 Damage Counters on any Pokémon that evolves.

The downside of using this card is it can put 3 DC’s on your own Pokémon.
The risky nature of potentially killing your own Pokémon has caused Expanded Creep Show decks not to use the card.
They prefer the bats or something else less risky.

In Standard, the main bat combo is illegal.
Crobat isn’t allowed in Standard.
Gengar Players, in there desperation, have turned to the Stadium Po-Town.
The problem is all things come with a catch!

If your opponent doesn’t play any evolved Pokémon, you have to find another way to put Damage Counters on your opponent Pokémon.
The alternative way players came up with is by using the Creep Show Gengar Baby Bother (Gnawing Curse Gengar)!
Gnawing Curse Gengar puts 2 DC’s every time your opponent puts energy on there Pokémon.
This gives the deck an alternative way to put DC’s.

Lastly, The deck often features a few GX Pokémon depending on the player.
Some players use certain cards they prefer.
A few cards GX which I have been mixed into the deck included:

-Zoroark GX - can be extra draw supporter
-Drampa GX - can benefit from Po-Town hurting your own Pokémon does 150 HP Attack
-Espeon GX - can benefit from Po-Town by helping spread DC’s. The GX Attack can spread 100 DC’s
This is why the deck is called PO-TOWN.

-The Standard Gengar Deck featuring the new Bats or new Stadium.
This deck hasn’t been completed, yet!
The nickname for the deck hasn’t been implemented!
It isn’t playable until September 1.

I am currently in the process of making the Deck come true!
I have some awesome things in store!
I have even came up with 2 different nicknames!

Ok, here I go
The first nickname I came up with is “In De’ Face!”

Haha — What do you think?

This deck idea is to use the new Crobat Attack — Surprise Strike + Gnawing Curse Gengar.
You lower the opponent HP by Cursing there energy giving them little damage.
Than Boom!
You slap there Pokémon IN DE’ FACE with Crobat — Surprise Strike dealing up to 120-150 HP Damage
Pow! Death!

Haha — I think it will be interesting

Ok, here I go
The second nickname I came up with is “The Shrine of Gengar!”

The deck idea is to use new stadium the Shrine of Punishment.
The Shrine of Punishment puts Damage Counters on GX Pokémon.
The deck plan I have is to use very little to no GX Pokémon + tons of Gnawing Curse Gengars!
You make 4 Gnawing Curse Gengar!
It can do 80 Damage for 1 energy put on Pokémon.
Than you deal more Damage per turn with the Shrine of Punishment!
Than Gengar can Attack for 70 Damage.
Oh my gosh
I think it can be good!
This is why I call it the SHRINE OF GENGAR!

Haha — What do you think?

OMG :lol:

U are a really Gengar Master!!!! Thank youuuuu

I love the name Shrine of Gengar!!!!

I think i would build up a Show Time deck, can you tell me ur decklist?


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03 July 2018 - 01:01 PM

#6

Pokegen85

    Junior Trainer

  • Pokegen85
I honestly hope that Shrine of Punishment doesn’t see a release outside of Japan. I’m assuming that one would need at least four feild blowers and two stadium cards as a viable workaround. As far as the Gengar is concerned, I’ve once had to deal with a deck that had Creep Show Gengars, Pokémon that could poison, and the Virbank City Gym stadium card. Sort of like a one two punch deck. That one deck alone is more than enough to run at least two stadiums so that you’ve a chance to knock off those extra poison counters.
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03 July 2018 - 03:02 PM

#7

VncentPriceLess

    Junior Trainer

  • VncentPriceLess
Hey simo810,

For your Gengar poison deck you could also add in a Seviper (Burning Shadows, 50/147), that way your early on poison attacks deal a little extra sting. Also, while I personally am not a huge fan of using a card just for it’s ability, you could also add a Victini (Guardians Rising, 10/145). Those extra coin flips may be your life savers! :)

Regardless of the deck you build, you can’t go wrong with Gengar! :)

Laters, happy gaming, and Train On!
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05 July 2018 - 02:47 AM

#8

Player_Jay

    Trainer

  • Player_Jay

OMG :lol:
U are a really Gengar Master!!!! Thank youuuuu
I love the name Shrine of Gengar!!!!
I think i would build up a Show Time deck, can you tell me ur decklist?


Sadly, My Show Time Deck uses Tapu Lele.
It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
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13 July 2018 - 06:58 AM

#9

StanPeterson

    Rookie Trainer

  • StanPeterson

Sadly, My Show Time Deck uses Tapu Lele.

I think i would build up a Show Time deck, can you tell me ur decklist?


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13 July 2018 - 12:13 PM

#10

Player_Jay

    Trainer

  • Player_Jay

I think i would build up a Show Time deck, can you tell me ur decklist?


Sure!
I only have 1 Tapu Lele, but it does surprisingly well.

****** Pokémon Trading Card Game Deck List ******

##Pokémon - 20

* 1 Oranguru SUM 113
* 1 Shaymin-EX ROS 77
* 2 Gastly BKT 58
* 1 Gastly CIN 36
* 1 Tapu Lele-GX GRI 60
* 1 Zubat PHF 31
* 2 Zubat PLS 53
* 3 Golbat GEN 31
* 3 Haunter BKT 59
* 3 Crobat PHF 33
* 2 Gengar BKT 60

##Trainer Cards - 30

* 1 Computer Search BCR 137
* 4 Mysterious Treasure FLI 113
* 2 VS Seeker PHF 109
* 1 Town Map BKT 150
* 3 N DEX 96
* 2 Lysandre AOR 78
* 1 Super Rod BKT 149
* 4 Cynthia UPR 119
* 1 Sacred Ash FLF 96
* 2 Rare Candy GRI 165
* 2 Colress PLS 118
* 3 Teammates PRC 160
* 1 Brigette BKT 161
* 3 Dimension Valley PHF 93

##Energy - 10

* 8 Psychic Energy SUM 162
* 2 Mystery Energy PHF 112

Total Cards - 60

****** Deck List Generated by the Pokémon TCG Online www.pokemon.com/TCGO ******

Total Games = 112
Total Wins = 71
Total Edits = 18

I edited the deck a lot because in the beginning I wasn’t using the “Bats”

I bought the XY Series - Night Striker Theme Deck (Staff Pick)
I was using Gengar + Baby Zoroark which comes in Theme Deck.
It did fairly well, but it wasn’t that impressive.
I think a lot of my losses came from there.

Eventually, I replaced Baby Zoroark with the “Bats”.
I never looked back after making the change.

I have reached 1st place with this deck in Expanded Tournaments.
I even beat a few Night March decks in that Tournament.
Night March is a Strong Expanded Deck.
However, They all are low HP monsters.
The “Bats” can make quick work of them if they not careful.

Gengar can 1 shot anything.
It doesn’t matter how much HP.
It doesn’t matter if they are EX/GX.
If it has 30+ Damage Counters, It goes down.

A few cards I use are personal Tech./Card Choices.
I have seen some builds not using Computer Search.
However, I love Computer Search.

They would probably use a 3rd Gengar.
However, I kept getting shafted with 3x Gengars in the Deck.
Gengar is the star of the deck, but he is only awesome when your opponent has 30+ Damage.

Your opponent doesn’t have any Damage at the start of the battle.
You haven’t put any on them.
The way you put Damage is with the “Bats”

When I ran 3x Gengar, I kept drawing 1 Gengar at the beginning
It was basically a dead card in my hand.
I ended up making the decision to take 1 copy out.
I added Computer Search as the Replacement.
CS helps cover my tail because it lets me find 1 of the 2 remaining Gengars in an emergency!

The funny thing is it works for me.
It makes sense as well.
The Star of the deck doesn’t want to be at the beginning.
The Star wants to show up near the end to make a Big Entrance.
Gengar bust in and says “It’s SSSSSHHHHOOOOOOWWWWWS TTTTTTIIIIIIMMMMMEEE”.

Again this is just based on what happen to me.
You may or may not have the same problem.
You can try the deck out and make modifications to your preferences.
Nevertheless, It is a great deck.
It is said that if Gengar is hiding, it cools the area by nearly 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
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15 July 2018 - 12:43 AM

#11

Mod_Jynthu

    Moderator

  • Mod_Jynthu

Hello Trainers,

 

Thank you for the helpful replies! simo810, I hope that you were able to make the decks you were looking for!


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