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Card Clash: Comparing the New and the Old

Introduction There are hundreds of cards in the current standard format for the Pokémon Trading Card game. Many of these cards have similar effects, but a different mechanic to achieve that effect. For example, Professor Sycamore and Professor Birch both allow players to draw a fresh hand of 7 cards. One is a staple 4-of in almost every deck, while ...

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Pokémon TCG: Uncovering the Secrets of Sun and Moon

  As inhabitants of Earth, we’re lucky enough to be treated to the Sun and Moon every day and night respectively*. Only once will we be treated to the release of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Sun and Moon set. The Sun is an incredibly important star, and the Moon is a body of astronomical importance. But how important will ...

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Pokémon TCG Sun & Moon Prerelease Events in Australia

  The latest expansion to the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Sun & Moon, will be released on February 3rd 2017 in Australia. As with all new expansions there are a number of prerelease events being hosted on the weekend before, thus giving players the chance to obtain and play with the new cards before the official release. The new expansion sees the ...

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TCG – Beyond Night March: APAC’s first impressions of the 2017 Format

  League Challenges are underway, the first International Championship is fast approaching, and the period usually dedicated to city championships is looming. So, if you’re one of the 1587 people (perhaps a slight exaggeration) that I contacted, who replied with “I haven’t played since Nationals, I don’t even know what is going on with the meta,” it is probably time ...

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Pokémon TCG Expansion XY: Evolutions Announced

  The Pokémon TCG’s newest English expansion has been announced! The new expansion, XY: Evolutions is set to be released on November 2. XY: Evolutions restores the very first Pokémon trading cards, with the power of EX and BREAK cards too. The expansion will see the classic Pokémon and old-school Trainers reinvented for a new generation of players. The Pokémon ...

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Pokémon 20th Anniversary Collectors Cards Exclusive at EB Games and Zing!

EB Games and Zing stores across Australia are running a 20th Anniversary Pokémon Promotion! The Pokémon 20th Anniversary Collectors Cards are exclusive to EB Games and Zing and are being given away as a gift with purchase when a customer spends $20 or more on any Pokémon trading card products in the store. The exclusive Collector Cards feature the 20th ...

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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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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: Roaring Skies Top 15 Cards

A new set is coming out and that means another Top 15 card analysis. This set, Roaring Skies, has a strong focus on Dragon and Normal Pokémon and introduces a new set of Ancient Traits. These traits are: Delta Plus: if this Pokémon knocks out an opposing Pokémon, you can take another prize card. These Pokémon have fairly weak or ...

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Pokémon TCG: Phantom Forces Top 15 Cards

In accordance with the (pre)release of Phantom Forces, I have compiled a list of the top 15 cards which I think will either see a lot of play, have the potential to change the metagame and/or do something really cool. Does my top 15 match yours? Read on to find out! A couple of words about the set: the set ...

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