Dark Tyranitar Deck (TCG)

Dark Tyranitar
WCS2005 Dark Tyranitar Deck.jpg
Box art
Types used DarknessFightingMetal
Major cards Dark Tyranitar, Dark Tyranitar

Dark Tyranitar is the name of the deck used by Takashi Yoneda, the Eleven to Fourteen Finalist in the 2005 World Championships. It focuses on Darkness, Fighting, and Metal Pokémon. The deck's main focus is to bring the powerful Dark Tyranitar cards from EX Team Rocket Returns into play quickly, keep them in play, and keep them supplied with Energy utilizing many Trainer cards and Special Energy cards.

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


Takashi Yoneda found a powerful ally for his finalist deck: Dark Tyranitar! You can't find better attacks than Bite Off or Spinning Tail for all-out damage. It's one Pokémon that's hard to stop. Bring this deck to the table for some quick beatdown action!

Deck list

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Dark Pupitar     
Dark Tyranitar    
Dark Tyranitar     
Ancient Technical Machine [Rock] T [TM]  
Ancient Tomb T [St]  
Bill's Maintenance T [Su]  
Celio's Network T [Su]  
Copycat T [Su]  
Desert Ruins T [St]  
Pokémon Retriever T  
Rare Candy T  
Rocket's Admin. T [Su]  
Scott T [Su]  
Steven's Advice T [Su]  
Darkness Energy   E  
Heal Energy   E  
Metal Energy   E  
R Energy   E  
Scramble Energy   E  
Fighting Energy   E


  • Both the physical World Championships deck and the list in the accompanying booklet have the wrong Jirachi in them. Takashi actually played two copies of Jirachi (EX Deoxys 9) at Worlds.

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: ADP (World Championships 2022)The Shape of MewCheryl AgainIce Rider Palkia
Champions Jason KlaczynskiJun HasebeRay Rizzo

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