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[Ace Trainer Australia] Swatting the Mosquitos at NAIC

Ace Trainer Australia has recently relaunched their site with a brand new content team, and going forward into next season you can expect lots of high quality articles on the Pokémon Trading Card Game coming out on a regular basis! Max Prescott is the youngest member of the team at only 16 years of age, but don’t let that fool ...

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Oceania International Championships 2018: Australian TCG players to follow!

Trainers! It’s that time of year when competitors from across the world brave the wilds of Australia for their chance at the title of Oceanic International Champion. This year, Australia’s beloved S.A.bleye team member, and all round nice guy James Goreing and I have teamed up to bring you an article featuring some of Australia’s finest TCG Masters. We have each ...

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Fairy Bread & Butter: A Gardevoir GX skeleton list for the standard format

Introduction A skeleton list is an incomplete deck list that includes 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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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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Gyarados in the Primal Clash to Guardians Rising format: Anti-Decidueye Deck list and Analysis

From the Magikarp Salesman arc in the anime, to that guy with six Magikarp (who has a meme Facebook page dedicated to him) in the video games- Magikarp has always been a figure of mirth in the Pokémon universe. The pathetic, useless element of Magikarp has extended to its trading card game counterparts. By contrast, Gyarados has always been a ...

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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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