Author Archives: RaichuGirl

2014 Australian Pokémon TCG National Master Champion Report

On June 28-29 the Australian Pokémon TCG Nationals occurred. I went into the tournament with 252 Championship Points, hoping that I’d be able to top 16, so that I could earn my Worlds invite. Knowing this was the last year I’d be able to go to Worlds before Year 12 meant that I would try my hardest to do well ...

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Luck of the Draw: Ensuring you’ve Maximised your Draw Support

Draw support is very important part of all decks, allowing you to draw into the resources you need to set up. Dead-drawing for a few turns can essentially mean you’ve lost before you’ve started. Currently there are nine draw supporter effects in the format, ranging from good to mediocre. Generally it’s necessary to run between twelve and fifteen Supporters in ...

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Flashfire Preview – Three Game Changing Cards

Flashfire is the newest Pokémon set, which is being released on May 7. It contains many cards that have the potential to modify decks and affect what is going to be played. This is the last set being released before Worlds, meaning it shall introduce us to both the Nationals’ and the World Championships’ format. Today, I’ll be talking about ...

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Kalos Dex Debut: Vivillon

Vivillon, Pokédex number 666, is one of the new Pokémon to debut in the X and Y games. The scale Pokémon, based on a butterfly, evolves from Spewpa at level 12 and is the final evolution of Scatterbug, one of the Pokémon you can first meet in the games on Route 2 or in the Santalune Forest. It’s the newest ...

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Draw a Card: Garbodor

Garbodor (Dragons Exalted 54) is a 100 HP Stage 1 Pokémon which evolves from Trubbish. Its weakness is Psychic, which isn’t too bad considering the only common psychic Pokémon in the established metagame is Deoxys EX, which can’t even use that weakness to one shot Garbodor as long as the trash heap Pokémon doesn’t have any energy attached. Garbodor has ...

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