Toxic Spikes has been successful occassionally for some players. I don't mind depending on Blast or Stone Edge because even if they miss, I usually still win a lot. I usually have a backup plan and I remain very calm and don't panic if they miss.
Watch this please. You will understand what true pressure looks like.:)
Magnezone is better. I don't care if its cuter. Leftovers and more power is important. Focus on making your win ratio better, not more gimmicky.
Magneton can be niche or useful, but focus on becoming a good player first. Don't try to do too many things at once. Scarf Magneton can outrun +1 dragonite or Starmie. Eviolite Magneton is slightly bulkier and faster than normal Magnezone, but loses Leftovers and is weaker.
Won locals with Six Samurai today. Went 4-1 in the swiss. I beat Heroes, a Six Samurai mirror match, a Machina Gadget deck, Inzektor, and lost to a Gladiator Beast deck.
In the semi finals I beat a Mermail deck. I opened up with Gateway all 3 games. He was mad and thought I cheated. Although that wasn't true. I was just really lucky, and if I were to stack my deck, I would stack it differently.