Pokémon Trading Card Game |OT| Gotta Collect them all!

Xion_Stellar

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Am I the only one who prefers the art of the standard GXs to the full arts?
Yeah, the Full Art and Rainbow are super boring.
I would say that some of them do look better (Decidueye GX looks better than the upcoming FA version) but others I would disagree (FA Umbreon GX is better than 3D Model normal Umbreon GX).
 
VS Seekers are pretty expensive huh :B
Yep. But you can get the from Phtanom Forces and Roaring Skies. They are also available from Battle decks such as Rayquaza and Keldeo which give you 2 and a lot of the staples. Highly recommend grabbing this.

Am I the only one who prefers the art of the standard GXs to the full arts?
I really like GX cards in general but the Lapras full art (not the rainbow rare) is really damn nice.
 
I wish the trading system was a little more refined. I find it really difficult to search/get hold of cards that aren't super popular, like Muscle Band or a Team Flare Grunt.

I can't find out what they're worth either so can't set up a trade!
 
I wish the trading system was a little more refined. I find it really difficult to search/get hold of cards that aren't super popular, like Muscle Band or a Team Flare Grunt.

I can't find out what they're worth either so can't set up a trade!
Here you go

http://www.ou7c4st.com/card-values.html

If nobody's offering the card you want you can always set up your own request. I've actually had really good luck getting all my requests fulfilled based on that sites values.

I'm assuming you're talking about the online game.
 
Here you go

http://www.ou7c4st.com/card-values.html

If nobody's offering the card you want you can always set up your own request. I've actually had really good luck getting all my requests fulfilled based on that sites values.

I'm assuming you're talking about the online game.
Awesome, thanks man. I remember browsing that site before but didn't see at the bottom it had all the trainers and such!

Yeah I've been having good luck setting up my own trades tonight.
 
Ooooh good luck, dude! Hopefully get to see some videos of matches.
Thanks! I talked to one of the TOs and he said they should be streaming. Now I need to decide what to play. Debating between Lycanroc and Turbo Dark. Really tempted to go rogue and play Lycanroc. I'm not good enough to make top cut with a safe pick like yveltal or darkrai but I could get lucky with good matchups with Lycanroc.
 
I grabbed a Cosmog promo card at my local Toys R Us (Canada).

Not sure how long they've been available but I didn't see any marketing for them. Check your stores, folks.
 
3-2 at a league cup today with Lycanroc. After going 1-4 last week with turbo dark I'll take it.

Feeling good about the deck though. Lots of people playing darkrai and Tauros.



Also Sheffield top 32

1. Decidueye Vileplume
2. Darkrai
3. Houndoom mill 😳😳
4. Houndoom mill 😳😳
5. Gyarados
6. Darkrai
7. Gardevoir sts
8. Darkrai
9. Darkrai
10. Gardevoir sts
11. Darkrai
12. Plumebox
13. Mewtwo
14. Xerneas Gardevoir
15. Xerneas Gardevoir
16. Yveltal
17. Umbreon Hammer
18. Xerneas Gardevoir
19. Gyarados
20. Decidueye Vileplume
21. Volcanion
22. Yveltal
23. Yveltal
24. Megaray
25. Megaray
26. Darkrai
27. Darkrai Dragonair
28. Umbreon Garbodor
29. Gardevoir sts
30. Mewtwo
31. Volcanion
32. Darkrai

(33. Volcanion)
 
I don't know how hard it was to get before, but trying to find a trade for the beedrill ex from that Decidueye vileplume deck at Sheffield today was pretty brutal.

edit: Was able to make a trade offer for 4 S+M packs and got my Beedrill-EX! Now its time to try and pick up a fourth Decidueye GX.
 
Recently got into this, think I've spent a small fortune on cards and slowly doing alrite online.

Tempted to start taking part in some local friendlys but have a few questions that a google search isn't answering.

Can I mix cards from different regions? Would love to import some Japanese cards due to the funky text. But I'm guessing that wouldn't be allowed in games due to the language barrier being confusing.

Is it possible to pick up a 'mat' to play it on, similar to whats in the online game?

Best card I have is a golden EX Dragonite so far, so addicted to shiny cards ;( help me!
 

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Can I mix cards from different regions? Would love to import some Japanese cards due to the funky text. But I'm guessing that wouldn't be allowed in games due to the language barrier being confusing.
Depends on the local/tournament. Some will allow it, some won't.

Is it possible to pick up a 'mat' to play it on, similar to whats in the online game?
Yes, there's custom playmats out there. Look around. You can even buy something for a different card-game and use that.
 
RE: language, you can only use your local language cards if it's an official sanctioned tournament, if it's unsanctioned it's up to the people operating it, but personally I'd be against it. Just makes it too annoying having to deal with translations, especially if you're using anything outside the common meta cards.

Canada
Local—English and French
Europe
Local—English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese
Mexico
Local—English and Spanish,
South America
Local—English, Spanish, and Portuguese
United States, Asia Pacific, and South Africa
Local—English
 
Cheers, what app would you guys recommend for keeping track of which cards I own? Want to be smart when picking up packs based on % of sets I already own.
 
Wow someone at Sheffield top 8 got disqualified.

"Dq for stacking plus being watched for constantly going to the toilet mid game.. with his friends standing behind opponent, need to be escorted by judges in the end"
 
Any good places to buy single English cards? (For Europe preferably)

Also, here is a Steam Siege pack for Pokémon TCGO. First come, first serve.
 
Wow someone at Sheffield top 8 got disqualified.

"Dq for stacking plus being watched for constantly going to the toilet mid game.. with his friends standing behind opponent, need to be escorted by judges in the end"
Edit: Couldn't find any information on this so just going to keep my mouth shut.
 

Xion_Stellar

People should stop referencing data that makes me feel uncomfortable because games get ported to platforms I don't like
Wow that Darkrai GX card is way too good! Somebody at TCPi must REALLY love Darkrai because they keep making these very good Darkrai Cards.

I'm definitely adding Darkrai GX to my Umbreon GX Deck.
 
Yep. But you can get the from Phtanom Forces and Roaring Skies. They are also available from Battle decks such as Rayquaza and Keldeo which give you 2 and a lot of the staples. Highly recommend grabbing this.



I really like GX cards in general but the Lapras full art (not the rainbow rare) is really damn nice.
Yeah, that card is nice. I have 4 of em, going to get a few graded.
 
Bought a Charizard EX Box since it was Cheap and I pulled these two beauties

My first full art
And I saw online that Full Art Winona is not the most rare or expensive Card but I love her and Im happy to have a Card for my second favorite Hoenn Gym Leader
PS: the Card is also very good
 
Just started collecting these cards again. I don't really know how to store them well, so I just bought a binder and put them in the plastic card holder pages things you can buy.
I hope this is a good way of collecting them. I might even make a deck with what i got.


I also going to start playing the online game, coming from Hearthstone, i'm sure i'll do just fine.
 
Bought 7 packs at random today and only got 2 white code cards. Only rare card I don't already have was toxapex. How do I go from a secret rare to nothing lol.
 
Can't decide whether to play Decidueye or tech against it and play Volcanion.
I was saying before that Decidueye was going to be godlike.
Melbourne Internal results.
Javier Gamboa [CL] - Deciplume
Alex Hill [US] - Deciplume
Benjamin Behrens [NO] - Darkrai
Tobias Thesing [DE] - Yveltal/Zoroark
Kian Nakano [US] - Deciplume
Takuya Yoneda [JP] - Decidueye GX/Hoothoot BKT
Yogie Surya [ID] - Mega Mewtwo
Philip Schulz [DE] - Darkrai/Garbodor
Gustavo Wada [BR] - Volcanion
Jit Min Lim [SG] - Deciplume
Mees Brenninkmeijer [NL] - Deciplume
Alfred Yang [AU] - Vespiquen
Jonathan Fabrizio Bellucci Lanciano [AR] - Deciplume
Choong Yew Kidd [MY] - Vespiquen
Pedro Eugenio Torres [ES] - Volcanion
Jacob Lesage [CA] - Darkrai
Tito Santoso [ID] - Mega Gardevoir/Xerneas
Xander Pero [US] - Mega Gardevoir STS
Vighnesh Murthy [NZ] - Gyarados
Tord Reklev [NO] - Darkrai
Syahmi Razak [MY] - Mega Gardevoir STS
Sameer Sangwan [AU] - Darkrai
James Goreing [AU] - Yveltal
Gregory May [AU] - Volcanion
Jesper Eriksen [DK] - Darkrai
Athavan Akilan [MY] - Darkrai
Andre Miranda [BR] - Jolteon/Glaceon/Garbodor
Ross Cawthon [US] - Deciplume
Isaac Chen [MY] - (unknown)
Nicolas Galaz [CL] - Deciplume
Matthew Bray [AU] - Mega Mewtwo
Pablo Meza [MX] - Deciplume
Credit to Reddit
The Deciduye GX and Vileplume deck is just so damn good. So much better than my Greninja Break. :(
 
Finally redeemed my online codes from the charizard EX box and got secret rare Gardevoir from steam siege and a Zekrom reverse shiny plus a Rayquaza EX from Roaring Skies
 
Yeah it won a league cup on Saturday despite the guy complaining all day about how much it sucked and that he was only playing it to test it out.
It's nuts. As someone who mained Greninja Break (and still does), this I saw this GX set and was like "Yep that's gonna be amazing".

Finally redeemed my online codes from the charizard EX box and got secret rare Gardevoir from steam siege and a Zekrom reverse shiny plus a Rayquaza EX from Roaring Skies
Nice pulls.

Oceania masters finals
Oceania seniors finals
Great stuff.
 
i just started again for the first time since like 99, mostly because i really liked the look of rainbow lurantis gx, and i managed to snag it and the normal full art within my first few packs! i got some other okay stuff from the box too but that has me the most psyched.

i went overboard on pack opening on the online game (i dont really plan on playing in paper) but im going to trade into this deck thats apparently some kinda meta cancer thats lurantis gx/vileplume item lock, i really just wanna use lurantis! i traded like 9 packs for two of them and im gonna build up some more while i look for the other pieces for the deck, just gonna play theme decks till then. its pretty fun! though it did make me retroactively go buy xy ancient origins and roaring skies boxes lol...but hey i like cracking packs and its a good a time as any to start a collection again i guess. long as i only buy one box each

so how soon is the vileplume/forest of giant plants stuff rotating? am i a bad person for wanting to play it?
 
i guess vileplume was the meta part then! i can see how decidueye would be actually really good. i am okay with lurantis/the deck not being that great, i just kinda wanna play around lurantis as my pet card. i will look into better applications of it in the future. thanks for the link!

at least it seems like it will be cheaper to get into than decidueye!
 
Well the standard meta is going to suck at least through rotation.
Pokemon will be such a fun and interactive game.



[D] Limitation: Your opponent can’t play Supporter cards from their hand during their next turn.
 

Xion_Stellar

People should stop referencing data that makes me feel uncomfortable because games get ported to platforms I don't like
so how soon is the vileplume/forest of giant plants stuff rotating? am i a bad person for wanting to play it?
Both of those cards are getting rotated out in 6 months.

I was interested in making a Deciplume Deck but in 6 months it's going to get rotated out and the Deck is dead in the water without those two cards so I decided to invest in another Deck that will stick around in the standard far more than 6 months.

I don't know what this card does but I'm putting 4 in every deck




edit: search your deck for 2 GX cards. I guess this could see play in Decidueye maybe.
Oh hey, tool removal finally. Decidueye will be unstoppable for at least 4 months.

Those two cards are part of the SM2 set which is our August Set so by the time we get these cards in the US Deciplume Decks will only enjoy the benefit of these cards in the World Championships because less than two weeks later Vileplume and Forest of Giant Plants get rotated out of the Standard.