Author Archives: Jerkules

2016 Australian TCG Nationals – Top Contenders

  This weekend, Melbourne will play host to the 2016 Australian National Championship for the Pokémon Trading Card Game and Video Game. Saturday July 2nd will feature the Swiss rounds from 10am, with Sunday July 3rd holding the TCG finals from 10am and VGC finals from 1:30pm. Over one hundred competitors are expected for each game, vying for the coveted ...

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Draw a Card #7: Giratina EX

  Today we are talking about Giratina EX from the Ancient Origins set. The card itself boasts some decent stats: standard 170HP, hefty three retreat cost, one attack and one ability. The Ability Renegade Pulse prevents all effects of attacks, including damage, done to Giratina EX by your opponents Mega Pokémon. Historically, Safeguard-style effects have always been useful, who doesn’t ...

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Draw a Card #6: Crobat

  Today lets talk about Crobat PHF, a card that has been around for a while now and we’ve probably seen performing its support damage increase role before. The main strategy with the crobat line is always the same; evolve through the Zubat to Golbat to place two damage counters on your opponents field, and then evolve again into Crobat ...

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Draw a Card #5: Promo Cards

  Hey there Trainers, and welcome to a different Draw a Card article, where we are looking at Promo Cards! The Pokémon Company has been on a roll lately, releasing at least three very playable promo cards, and as I couldn’t decide which one to talk about, let’s have a look at all of them. In particular, I love the ...

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Draw a Card #4: Bronzong

  Today I think we should have a look at Bronzong PHF. The stats on the fellow is interesting, lots of pros and a few cons. 90HP is a blessing to be hit by Level Ball, as well as the 50HP Bronzor. The major attraction to this card is the ridiculously powerful ability, Metal Links, which allows you to attach ...

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Draw a Card #3: Vespiquen

  To start us off, I’d like to know what people think of  Vespiquen AOR. The stats on this card are all really quite useful. Both it and Combee can be targeted with Level Ball, having 40 and 90HP respectively, with Vespiquen having a free retreat cost, decent offensive typing on Grass, and a relatively uncommon weakness to Fire, outside ...

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Draw a Card #2: Zoroark

  Hey there Trainers, and welcome to another Draw a Card installment! Today, let’s have a look at one of the new cards from the BREAKthrough set with a lot of promise, and that’s the Illusion Fox Pokémon, Zoroark! Zoroark is a 100HP Stage 1 Darkness type Pokémon with a weakness to Fighting, resistance to Psychic and a retreat cost ...

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Draw a Card Issue #1: Gallade

  Hey there Trainers, and welcome to another Draw A Card analysis. With the release of the new set BREAKThrough today, we can start having a look at the interesting new cards from the set. I’d like to start with a card I find quite interesting, the new Gallade. A Fighting-type Stage 2 with a huge 150HP, the old Pokédex ...

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Pokémon TCG: BREAKthrough Trainer Review

Hey there everyone, I’m James Goreing and welcome to a brief review of the Trainers for the November 2015 release, XY’s eighth set, BREAKthough! Boasting 164 cards in total, BREAKthrough is one of the larger sets in recent memory. However, the composition of this set is interesting: multiple useful Trainer card reprints, powerful and interesting Stage 2 Pokémon, ten (count ...

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Pokémon TCG: 2016 Staples Checklist

Hello again everyone, I’m James Goreing and I’m here today to help beginning and continuing players alike to be prepared for the coming tournament season by discussing the essential, must-have Trainer cards for the 2016 season. Trainers are the engine of every deck; the actual Pokémon may be the exciting and colourful part of playing the Pokémon TCG, but it’s ...

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