...aaaaand I didn't see this but could've guessed.
I stopped at Neo 2.
'krow/'king was BR00TAL, I ran that for a while since most of the cards were easy to get, I had a hell of a time getting Sneasels.
Pre-Neo, I fucked with Rocket's Zapdos x Movie Promo Mewtwo. Oak and shit, dump energies in discard, suck them up, 2nd turn 40 or 3rd turn 70. Good shit.
But of course Sneasel was on a whole other level, didn't they ban it and make like a 15 trainer roof for Worlds or something one year? And I believe they banned Slowking later, or at least changed it so that it worked like the Japanese version, which wasn't all too great. This was 10 years ago though so my memory is blurry.
Yeah, I have a funny story about those Mewtwo Promo's. I basically got hooked up by my friend's mom that was a manager at a local theater in my 'hood. So she basically gave me most of the shipments in boxes of all the cards and shit. So I was loaded and ripped the fuck off most of the peeps that I would see in tourneys. And about Sneasel, I was told he was banned after I quit. I was even told to come back and play, but I declined as I found the game boring. I looked through my shit yesterday and found all my decks, including this new Haymaker Deck I was working on that could basically handle any situation. Like a swiss army knife, toolbox, Magical Scientist kinda deck. It included cards both new and old and abused the tutor cards like 4 Oaks, 4 Searches, 4 Item Finders, and tecHed the fuck out of it with 4 Gust of Wind, 4 Switches, and a couple of them special energies that had some great effects. Like for example, I played Dark Energies with no Dark Energy pokemon to simply dump with Comp Search, and then get back with Promo Mewtwo and his attack would be 40-60 depending on the amount of dark energies that fool that on. I also added Double Colorless for Chansey and Metal Energies for the same purpose the Dark Energies served. It was so tecHed out and my plays had infinite potential and up to what my mind thought of certain situations. Too bad Trading Card Games don't pay the bills.
This is Starscr3am on a friend's name BTW.