Empotech (TCG)

WCS2008 Empotech Deck.png
Box art
Types used Water
Major cards Empoleon, Claydol, Dusknoir

Empotech is the name of the deck used by Dylan Lefavour, the Senior Division Champion in the 2008 World Championships. The deck focuses predominantly on Water Pokémon, specifically Empoleon. Lefavour's strategy involved spreading damage around, so that he could Knock Out his opponents Pokémon easily. Claydol was also relied upon to keep his hand full of cards.

Empotech is one of the four 2008 World Championships Decks, released on November 5, 2008. Each deck comes packaged with a 2008 World Championships Booklet. Each card features a silver border, Lefavour's signature, and limited edition 2008 World Championships back. None of the cards are tournament legal.


Dylan Lefavour's Empotech deck was designed with one goal in mind: spread as much damage around his opponent's Pokémon as possible, making it easy to Knock Out one or more Pokémon at will. With Empoleon passing out damage like candy and cards like Claydol helping to keep his hand full, it's easy to see how Dylan was able to capture the title of Senior Division World Champion!

Deck list

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Holon's Castform    
Mew   δ    
Bebe's Search Su  
Castaway T [Su]  
Celio's Network T [Su]  
Cessation Crystal T [Tool]  
Copycat T [Su]  
Night Maintenance T  
Rare Candy T  
Roseanne's Research Su  
Steven's Advice T [Su]  
Warp Point T  
Windstorm T  
Call Energy   E  
Double Rainbow Energy   E  
Scramble Energy   E  
Water Energy   E

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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
Champions Jason KlaczynskiJun HasebeRay Rizzo