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Rainbow Road in the 2017-2018 Standard Format : Deck List and Discussion

Last weekend, in what seemed like a throwback to the 2008 World Championships, a Gardevoir/ Gallade deck was used to win the 2017 Pokemon Trading Card Game World Championships in both the Junior and Masters divisions. It was the most hyped deck going into the tournament, and is still being touted as one of the top decks in the standard ...

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Skeleton Lists: Vespiquen, and Yveltal/Garbodor

Introduction A skeleton list is an incomplete deck list that highlights the essential or minimum number of cards necessary for a successful deck of that archetype. Assuming that the creation of the skeleton list was influenced by proven 60 card lists, skeleton lists are useful for competitive TCG players for a variety of reasons: They provide players with an understanding ...

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Skeleton Lists: Mega Rayquaza and Mega Mewtwo

Introduction A skeleton list is an incomplete deck list that highlights the essential or minimum number of cards necessary for a successful deck of that archetype. Assuming that the creation of the skeleton list was influenced by proven 60 card lists, skeleton lists are useful for competitive TCG players for a variety of reasons: They provide players with an understanding ...

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Skeleton Lists: Turbo Darkrai, Decidueye GX, and Volcanion EX

Introduction A skeleton list is an incomplete deck list that highlights the essential or minimum number of cards necessary for a successful deck of that archetype. Assuming that the creation of the skeleton list was influenced by proven 60 card lists, skeleton lists are useful for competitive TCG players for a variety of reasons: They provide players with an understanding ...

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Blowing Away the Trash: Competitive Uses for Field Blower

Guardians Rising brings us a plethora of new cards when it is released on May 5th. One card has already risen above the rest –  Field Blower. Field Blower is an Item card that allows players to choose up to 2 in any combination of Pokémon Tool cards and Stadium cards in play (of their own and/or their opponent’s) and discard ...

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Oceania International Championship: 5 TCG Players to Follow

The Oceania International Championship is less then 24 hours away! I have put together a preview article on TCG players to keep an eye on during the event. In the International spirit of things, I featured a player from five different countries. The Australian (Jordan Palmer) Ah, Mr. Consistency. Our homegrown hero. If the Palmer United party was run by ...

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Pokemon TCG: Being decisive about Wishiwashi

Basic fish Pokémon. Historically, they have had mediocre attacks and hit points that render them susceptible to being knocked out on the first turn of the game. However, 30HP basic fish Pokémon often occupy a prominent place in the competitive Pokemon Trading Card Game metagame. Feebas evolves into Milotic, which proved to be a powerful supportive Pokémon in the EX Dragon Frontiers ...

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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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Tool Time: Items to Boost your GX Pokémon

A Tool Card is a type of Trainer Card that may be attached to your Pokémon to provide them with benefits. This could be an increase in damage output, increased hit points, a reduced retreat cost etc. Generally, only one Tool Card can be attached to a Pokémon at any one time. In the current standard format, there are very ...

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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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