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Pokemon TCG General: YOU WILL ENJOY THESE ANIMATIONS NO MATTER

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New? Check the pastebin for advice on starting the game, client information, a guide on the various theme decks/products you can redeem in-game and more.
>http://pastebin.com/gPEnw6GW

News/Legal List/Set scans/etc
>http://pokebeach.com/

How to progress in PTCGO, tl;dr edition:
>complete all Trainer Challenges
>unlock all locked cards in the three theme decks you're given at the start
>farm Versus Mode theme ladder for Tokens and Tournament Tickets
>enter theme tournaments with tickets and earn tradeable packs and tournament chests (XY Basic Blue strongly recommended)
>DON'T OPEN THEM
>use the Trade section to trade the packs and chests for the shit you need
>if you don't know what deck you want to build yet, see http://www.pokebeach.com/forums/forum/tcg-competitive-play.156/ for a list of viable decks or ask here

Your physical cards probably aren't worth shit, but check sites like Trollandtoad, eBay and TCGplayer for the shinier ones to see if you can make a decent 5-10 bucks off them before you ask in the thread. We don't have the prices memorized for every single card.

To see what your PTCGO stuff is worth, look on the PTCGO forums in the trading section. For example, Top Cut Trading inc
>http://forums.pokemontcg.com/topic/25163-the-top-cut-trading-inc-2/

Pack codes are worth about 15-30 cents while other codes are worth around a dollar or two.

Remember that if you're doing a TCGO code dump, post them as images and block off the QR codes. This prevents scumbags from scooping up the entire lot with client's QR reader or, in the case of typed codes, copypasting all of them onto the redemption page for themselves. DO NOT put text codes in a pastebin and remove the last character from them just because it's easier for you if you're dumping codes, scumbags have access to scripts that can easily find the missing letter/number.

ToTT: What's games are you playing during your opponents turn?
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>>24600508
>What's games are you playing
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cant play until hover over zoom and the coin flip screen are removed at least. they hurt my fucking eyes so i cant play it.
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>>24600520
I'm retarded
and no one can stop me
What games are you playing*
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The OP for these should include a recommendation to use cheat engine in trainer challenge. It can also be used to speed up your turn in versus but it messes up the countdown/turn clocks.
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>>24600545
What does this do?
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>>24600560
It plays animations faster.
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I fucking did it
I finally beat 12 fucking shit trainer challenges with animations on
now I can finally kill myself
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Reposting the models of deckboxes I own. I think I saw an opponent's breakthrough ETB box had no special model.
I also saw that some coins have different colored backings, time to test those.
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>>24600797
How do you fuck an update up so badly?
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>when the opponent takes forever to do the initial coin flip
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>>24600817
The theme deck boxes are amazing. Too bad we can't use them on regular decks and that they did boxes for shit like nightfall that will never see use..
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While the online game is dead, I will occupy myself with more Cube Drafts with friends.
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>>24600844
>>24600797
judging from this we can probably tell that devs don't even play the game
they could just give themselves all cards to test shit with
but they don't even bother for that
they launch their client once at the end of the patch work and just fire up one or two theme matches to test everything.
then one of them went "man wouldn't it be cool if we could see our deckboxes?"
everyone agreed and they decided to add that to the game instead of actually work and put a spectate mode into the client
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What's a deck that just wins all the time? I'm sick of bad matchups.
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So what are you guys playing while you wait for them to disable animations?
I'm personally playing Strange Journey. Just got past the third area, pretty fun so far.
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Free = 8 coins
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>>24600913
the Vespiqueen, Mega Gengar, and Malamar decks are all dick ass decks right now, especially the Malamar deck if you really just wanna be an asshole
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Hey, we just got a box do you want to see the pulls pack by pack or just the final results?
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>>24601030
Post the interesting packs.
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>>24600956
you'll be left waiting. they are not gonna even attempt to fix this. why should they? a few complaints? plenty of people will lap it up.

rtt I'm playing Narcos on my tv. It's better than I thought it would be. idk why I didn't watch before.
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>>24601037
senpai
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>TOTT

It's a toss-up between Mario & Luigi: Dream Team or ORAS.
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>>24601030

post them all as you open them
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>>24600956
I re-installed Digimon masters then i remembered how it's a fucking grind-fest unless you p2w

I logged into my account and i still had 2 salamon eggs(after i broke like 5 IIRC) so i'm just gonna try to hatch these and if i fail i'll delete this fucking game again
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I can usually get through two or three games of Yugioh while I wait to have a turn in Pokemon.
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Can you report someone in this game? Two people were using the glitch to get the old basic blue.
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>>24601142
How do you know that they knew it was the old deck in tournaments?
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>>24601159
Wait, I thought it was an exploit, not a random glitch. Some anon in an old thread made it sound like he was doing it on purpose.
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>>24601142

>reporting people because TPCi can't code

lmao
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>>24601162
I entered a tourney not knowing my xy red was the old one until I saw an old blue, then I started using blue myself. Knowing that none of them were nerfed isn't an exploit.
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>>24601171
I know. I just figured there was some kind of hack going on, as opposed to some people randomly experiencing shitty coding.
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>tell opponent I'm playing an evolution deck and he doesn't need to play seriously
>he Sky Returns with no bench
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>>24601227
He went easy on you though, didn't he? :^)
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>>24600797
Now I can flip checkers instead of oreos. The coin I saw before was a red yveltal one with a red back.
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Currently stalling out a basic blue babby in verses because fuck these kids.
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>>24601259
KOing magikarps is too hard for you?
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>playing expanded tournament
>playing archies blastoise
>about to win game with zero cards left in deck
>lysandre up his mewtwo-ex and retreat to my powered up mewtwo-ex
>DEFEAT, You ran out of time

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

its not my fault the fucking animations to get two eggs out of my discard pile take 20 seconds each holy fuck this is cancer
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>still using the online client at all

lmao
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>>24600956
I tried playing colosseum but it just can't keep me interested for more than 20 minutes

I just don't know what to play anymore, i need something to quench my monster collecting thirst
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>>24600797
i'd bet even money those are different image files
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>>24601325
buy Yo-kai Watch :^)
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New thread also needs the playing field we deserve, rather than the one we got.
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>>24601359
>tfw neet

I was thinking something i could emulate, perhaps it's time i try Jade Cocoon
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How terrible of an idea would it be to make a deck entirely of anti-ex junk?
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How does this look?
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>>24601325
play the original video game series
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>>24601345
They probably are new. I wonder if the theme deck art is easy to find online. Also, I should have used nightfall as the comparison.
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>>24601409
if you are actually playing a no spirit link garbage mega
at least include muscle bands so it can at least two shot mega manectric
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>>24601409
Remove Diancies+Exp. Share+Hammer
Add Shaymin-ex, Florges-EX and Max Potion

Good deck!
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>>24601475
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>>24601429
>original video game series

???
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>>24601437
They actually aren't new, they're the physical box and that's really cool. It explains why resilient life and the froakie deck don't have boxes but it doesn't explain the eevee/pikachu boxes.
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>>24601496
Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Saphire
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>>24601540
Already did 2 playthroughs, couldn't finish the third one

I suppose i could try with Rutile Ruby
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looks like something is going to change with the new patch.

>>24600956
Eien no Aselia - Kono Daichi no Hate de
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>>24601227
What's the fucking point of asking another player to sandbag?

You picked a shitty deck on purpose. Don't expect people to just hand you wins because you are a special snowflake. Besides what do you really gain from a match where the opponent isn't trying anyway? You may as well of asked them to surrender.
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How the fuck do you fit a deck in one of these?
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>>24601584
Because he said he lost.
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Ok, I think it is safe to say I got the better end of the deal here.
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>>24601591
It has to be unsleeved but that fits 60-62 cards exactly.
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>>24601565
>playthrough
>not breeding competitive pokemon to crush baddies with
its like you don't even know what unecessary timesink and tedium is
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Man the new Gallade is fun to use. I might make this my go to fighting deck since Medicham and Machamp take decades to run now.
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>>24601675
>3 color evolution line
that looks pretty
but why are you not running maxie?
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>>24601684
korrina can search out gallade and rare candy
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>>24601684
>Maxie in standard

Korrina makes getting Gallade much easier than Maxie since I can just get the Gallade and a rare candy immediately. Turn 1 Maxie is total luck in Standard without eggs and Keldeo.
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>>24601695
>>24601691
>standard
I overlooked this

but its definitely still easy to pull off and not based on as much luck as you want it to be
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ive accidentally sent out at least 15 friend requests so far haha
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so how do I actually go about and join a league? I have one at my university but I don't know how to sign up. He said through the pokemon website, but do I just give him my Play! ID?
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>>24601740
Yeah
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>Using basic blue
>Corsola
>Muscle Band
>mfw
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>>24600998
Whats the mega gengar deck?
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>>24600998
>babbi lists the last three decks he got rekt by
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>>24601255
It's the same color as the munna one.
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>>24601855
I don't know any that actually uses Mega, but regular Gengar poison spam/Wobbuffet is pretty decent.
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>>24601913
we should also test these.
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>>24601943
I have both deoxys and the xerneas, they're normal.
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Is this the single most useless attack in the history of Pokemon?
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>>24601968
I don't even play the tcg, but even I realize that a skilled player could use that to determine what his prize cards are.
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>>24601968
You get to figure out what cards are prized
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>>24601986
>>24601987
It's useful once in the entire game at the beginning, and not if you have any cards in your deck at all which search other cards.
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>>24601968
Get on my level, bitch.
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Holy shit am I sick of theme. Any suggestions for a cheap deck that I can take to standard?
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>>24602004
there's a reason there's a check box for limited searches like prof's letter to show your entire deck even if they're not acceptable choices
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>>24602043
Meme March and Memequen
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>>24602043
Night march
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>>24602043
Yveltal's pretty cheap and so is Zoroark, you could make dark.dek pretty easily.

Manectric shouldn't cost you more than like 10 packs
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>>24602043
Miltank Bats
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>>24602069
Actually, what's the point of Zoroark.dek? Looks like it relies heavily on your opponent either:
A. Having a full bench
B.Having Pokemon with really good/relevant attacks.
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Gyarados-EX – Water – HP180
Basic Pokemon
[C] Wet Weather: Flip a coin until you get tails. For each heads, search for your deck for a [W] Energy card and attach it to this Pokemon. Shuffle your deck afterwards.
[W][W][C][C] Splash Bang: 130 damage. Does 10 damage to each of your Benched Pokemon.
When a Pokemon-EX has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.
Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 4


M Gyarados EX – Water – HP240
Mega Evolution – Evolves from Gyarados-EX
When 1 of your Pokemon becomes a Mega Evolution, your turn ends.
[C][C][C][C] Blast Geyser: 120+ damage. You may discard the top 2 cards of your deck. If you do, this attack does 20 more damage times number of [W] Energy attached to this Pokemon.
When a Pokemon-EX has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.
Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

Another mega with direct damage, so you guys will complain.
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>>24602102
More derpy art.
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>>24602102
That's actually pretty decent.
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>>24602102
Inferior to Keldeo, useless in standard. Great.
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>>24602114
lol
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>>24602102
What water energy acceleration is there right now? Just Lapras?
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>>24602101
I just use Zoroark as a Keldeo for Yveltal.dek
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>>24602124
It "accelerates" itself. And the special water energy will probably accelerate too.
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>>24602102
Might be cool whenever standard gets around to doing the obligatory Rain Dance Pokemon.
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>>24602124
Golduck and Palkia I think
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>opponent is chosing who starts
>looking at screen for a whole minute
>defeat screen
>you were inactive for too long
GOD BLESS PTCGO DEVS
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>>24602102
Rev up those Mega Turbos!
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>>24602165
Just getting 4 Water on Gyarados does 200 alone.
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>>24602050
>>24602058

How many packs am I looking at for a Night March? Pretty low on em.
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Oh man, Sceptile + Archie's Empoleon is fun.
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>>24602262
night march is unplayable with this new update.
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>>24602043
Some anon posted this two days ago and I've been playing it since. it's fucking hilarious. it can OHKO everything in the game by poisoning, then false swipe down to 1, then the poison kills them.

4/4 Ariados
4/4 Doublade (false swipes)
4 Trick Coin
4 Steel Shelter
4 evosoda
4 DCE
8ish steel energy
level balls, bridgets, skyla, more draw support.

It doesn't work often. I probably lose three for every win. But when it gets going it's loltastic. I added Aegislash EX to deal with certain decks but it's not that much of an improvement.
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>>24602262
Two or 3, the commons/uncommons are cheap. Ignore the anon saying it's unplayable, he means that it takes forever. Practice against CPUs before playing with real people and good luck.
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>>24602289
it is unplayable dude dont be retarded
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Let's begin.
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>>24602294
I did about 400 points on this update with nightmarch what are you talking about?
are you some sort of retard that needs 3 minutes to find 3 lampents?
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>>24602300

All those codes though.
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>>24602305
Someone probably has already used the qr code off the top one.
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enjoy timing out half your matches if you go night march. and opponents conceding the other half. If that works for you then go for it, but the last thing we need is more people playing that godawful deck.
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>>24602300
>buying a legendary shine box

Holy fuck dude, why?
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>>24602294
Said the anon who doesn't play night march. Just because the random shitter you faced took 3 hours to finish their turn doesn't mean everyone does, the speed at which you do your shit is actually roughly the same.
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>>24602300
how much did you spend total?
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>>24602312

Here's the thing. I'm new to the game, have barely any tradeable packs and I am so fucking sick of theme it's not funny. Right now, I'll take any OUT that I can get.
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>>24602328
are you aiming for tournament win packs or just climbing the versus ladder?
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>>24602329

A bit of both. Only see myself getting to that 980 mark for this verses ladder though.
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>>24602318
About 35 for each collection box 90 for the booster box, and 13 for the 3 pack promo.
We plan on weighing them and selling back the shitty ones to target and walmart
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>>24601602
I found another trade asking for one pack and offering another MaxP.
I don't know what would lead a person to post such a trade but I'm not complaining.
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>>24602337
>Selling back

Wut? You can only put so many bad packs back into those blisters to return.
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>>24602337
How do you sell opened boxes back?
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>>24602359
.703
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>>24602368
.708
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>>24602376
.706
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>>24602381
.705
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>>24602386
.705
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>>24602394
.704
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>>24602399
.704
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>>24602401
.704
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>>24602300
is that a cute hoopa EX card?
I don't know this card

I want it
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>>24602334
The booster tournament is only Theme until Monday. Maybe a six-ticket one on at the weekend but I forget what week it is.

Metameme might be a good deck to aim for? I have 3 spare metagross and their prevos. Plus 2 Miltanks if you need. I have no candies or Deoxys though. Happy to send the lot for one pack of whatever.

After that just add shittons of Tiernos & Skates and Letters or anything that gets you cards.

It's not a very consistent deck for tournaments, but it'll get you up the ladder where you can start looking for the decks you really want to build.
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Please stop. All you're doing is filling the thread up with shit no one really cares about.
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>>24602025
>doesn't know about Mankey-Rattata control
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>>24602406
.703
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What's the best way to use this fucker?
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>>24602421
Probably fairybox
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>>24602408

Add me in client and we can hash something out?

RoBleif
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Best theme deck to get my 12?
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>>24602431
lolol, this is me from yesterday :D I'll chat to you on there
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>>24602432
Dark Hammer if you don't have the glitched blue, glitched blue if you have it.
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>>24602436

Yog? Haha. That Mein/Lucha isn't going so well. As in I can't even get the cards required for it.
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>>24602432
Cheat Engine's speedhack + basic red/green against weakness.
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All the pulls so far and 18 left over that won't be opened
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>>24602481
k
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>>24602352
>>24602354
The upc on the pack is the same as the blister packaging, you can "Return" them saying it was a gift and get a in-store gifcard. Which will be used for more pokemon cards in the future.
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>>24602124
Palkia-EX which is currently only in Japan
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>>24602439
>>24602459
Sorry I mean to get next?
I have enough cards to make a Vespiquen deck but not enough copies of key non-pokemon cards.
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>>24602445
the chat over there is as fucked up as everything else in the update and can't get you. mark a pack of something for trade and I'll send you the guts of the metameme deck
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>>24602294
I play night march and average 40 seconds per draw-heavy turn even whit the shitty animations

The opponents seem to take longer and they play other decks
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Why aren't all possible tournament modes available at all times? Who thought it was a good idea to limit and alternate them?
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it was my idea
I take pleasure in making other people upset
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>been collecting cards for years
>never pull anything good
>tfw the last blister packs me FA mega mewtwo x and breaknaught
Neat. I don't play much, but I'm still a sucker for collecting.
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Who else /abusingthefuckoutofoldbasicblue/ here? Gotta hoard those BREAKshit packs while they're still worth something.
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>>24602895
I can't, I just can't. The new animations and battles in general are too painful to play now.
Shame because I would like to try a BREAKshit gengar deck
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>>24602895

I might...

How long do you think it'll take for the TCGO staff to fix this fuck-up?
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Anybody have some examples of lucario EX decks? Newb here who got 4 of em.
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>>24602905
>My account's XY Basic Blue deck is fixed.

Goddamn it...

Oh well, back to farming with Dark Hammer.
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My first mistake was only being 1750 before the update. At least it's over.
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>>24602979

Why DH? I swear I have terrible luck with it every game.
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What's the most fun theme deck to get?
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>>24602421
I hate this motherfucker, what's the best way to counter it?
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>>24603461
Hex Maniac shuts down the confusion ability and Toad/Hammers ruins the flip attack
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I just pulled a malamar ex and manectric ex both full art and phantom forces, irl.
Are they good?
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>>24603677
Haven't seen Malamar used well, but Manectric was the best standard deck before the newest expansion. Not sure about now, though.
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Still no examples of easy but good ucario EX decks :( nobody got one that he or she is willing to share? Im a newb bit got 4 lucario ex laying around in tcgo.
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>>24603734
I don't think there's a standardised "Lucario-ex deck". Nor a good one, but that's a different matter.
I haven't played it to make any real recommendations, but some cards to look into (for standard) are probably something like Korrina, Muscle Band, Fighting Stadium, Strong Energy, Hawlucha, Landorus, Scorched Earth, and probably some others I'm forgetting.
Might make a more constructive post in a while, but I'm currently busy.
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>>24603734
LuCario shaymin hawlucha landuros

Fighting stadium korina vs seeker

Whatever you want

Done
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>>24601943
I was able to trade for the zoroark coin. It's also red.
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>>24603734

I see Lucario/Bats everywhere. It's alright.
>>
>trying to do the trainer challenges with Aurora Blast since it gives a Roaring Skies pack at the same time at 12 wins

>Literally impossible to beat the steel trainer

Nice. I have literally a higher rate of winning Standard tournaments than beating this AI.
>>
>>24601268
The deck still has strong search options.

That was always why it was strong, it's trainer support. I can still win most games with it, because, getting your gyrados, energies, articunos and corsolas out is super fucking easy. Losing lapras is a minor inconvenience.
>>
>50 packs
>1 Giovanni
fug
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>>24603429

Dank Hammer
>>
Anyone else losing connection in trainer games almost regularly since the patch?
>>
>>24604144
No but i get a signal icon and then a blinking '?' fairly often

My laptop is right next to the router so i don't think it's a problem with the signal
>>
>>24604179
Yeah, that's what I meant. I haven't been able to continue my games after it appears.
>>
>Setup 2x Stage II with 4 Energy for Attack

>AI locks them dead with confuse/paralyze with a 50hp Basic Pokemon and 1 Energy

How can they do this to the children.
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I know I'm going to regret this, but I don't even have the normal version of this card.
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why is tcg borked
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>>24602792
>been collecting cards for years
>never pull anything good
How can someone have this much bad luck?
>started collecting this year
>have about 10 pages of FA cards, 4 pages of SR, and about a thick binder full of EX
>yesterday I just pull a SR Blue Mewtwo from a free booster pack I got from GameStop

Sometimes it's luck, but I like to make my own luck with a scale. If I'm going to be wasting my money on cards, I want to make some of my money back.
>>
>>24604200
>flip until you get tails
>AI gets 6+ heads in a row
>>
>>24604379
>How can someone have this much bad luck?

It's not bad luck it's just that he buys the junk that people like yourself leave behind
>>
>>24604379
>how can someone have such bad luck?
>my luck has always been great
>because I weigh packs

You answered your own question
>>
I just bought some boosters and in 2 of the legendary treasures packs I got 2 holo rare's with some black ink or something on them at the bottom. wtf
Is this a common problem?
>>
>>24604403

Even if he removed a major part of luck through scaling packs, he could technically still open nothing but useless holo cards instead since scaling only guarantees you a holo and nothing more.
>>
>enter theme tournament
>make it to the finals
>opponent's using the glitched blue deck vs my red deck
>oh_shit.jpeg
>beat him anyway with the red deck
dodged a bullet here
>>
http://forums.pokemontcg.com/topic/35374-follow-up-from-version-232-launch/

TPCi confirmed for not giving a fuck.
>Record numbers.
Record lows maybe?
>>
>>24604526
Well they released a new generation with it, so it's not hard to believe. The thing is they will put it on their shitty patch instead.
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>>24604526
>games take so much longer now just 2 days were enough to noticeably increase the average from months upon months
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>>24604393

Try 14 paras in a row by coin flip. You know what the % of that is? 0.025%. First time i ever rage quited. I need 1 more turn to win.
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>>24604749
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>>24604760
SKILL
K
I
L
L
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>>24604749

>14 Paralyze flips in a row
>0.025%

It is actually much, much lower than that since it should be 0.5^14
>>
>>24603277
Because it's one of the more consistent decks compared to other themes that a fuck ton of useless basics that do nothing at all or contribute nothing to the strategy at all.
>>
>>24604766
Let's just say it was a bad day. And that I never did well at math.
>>
>>24603277
Even the "meh" pokemon in that deck (Mienshao line and Scrafty line) are still kind of OK, and most other theme decks have much worse "fluff" cards. Plus, Korrina kicks ass.
>>
>>24603277

>two Korrina
>even the filler pokemon are decent

It really needs to go first though, and bad hands are common since it has so many multi-stage pokemon lines.
>>
So with cities coming up is the meta basically just

>Manectric/Regice
>Rayquaza/Bronzong
>Seismitoad/Giratina
>Night March/Vespiquen
>Vileplume/Regice

And potentially M-Mewtwo once BR is legal?
>>
>>24604854
>M-Mewtwo

It's shit m8

I'm more curious to see if Groudon makes a comeback with float stone in the format or if vespiquen is too much to overcome
>>
>>24604854

>toad/tina

I prefer Giratina/Vileplume but that's just me
>>
>>24604854
>>24604920
Why are you guys stuttering when you say Mewtwo?
>>
>>24604920
M-Mewtwo seems like a decent enough deck, does the same job as Rayquaza, but with energy ramping instead of bench flooding. And Psychic weakness isn't too big of a deal.
>>
>>24604968
u avin a fuckin giggle m80
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>>24604791
>And that I never did well at math.
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Hey guys.

Wondering if anyone could give me some tips on how to improve my deck.
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Was this broken in the patch too?
>>
>>24605174
Where can I buy this theme deck?
>>
>>24605174
I don't know much about water decks but I know that Regice is probably the best non-ex water card right now. Throw some of that in there. Maybe take out Qwilfish.
>>
>>24605174
You press the X in the corner and start over.
>>
>>24604526
Gaming companies don't care about the customers so i don't know what were you expecting
>>
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Anons, what do?
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>>24605174

in general you have shit pokemon so there is hardly anything you can do, but the structure of your deck is fucked as well

get your deck down to 12-15 pokemon

articuno sucks, the 4th mega blastoise sucks, gyarados sucks, qwilfish sucks, kyurem ex sucks, the glalie line is too inconsistent, and greninja ex is pretty bad

you don't have to remove them all, but take out 5-8 pokemon

get your trainers up to 30-35, use consistent supporters like sycamore

all of your important pokemon require a stupid number of energy, so instead of running 20 energy, which is shit by the way, but 8 energy or so and run something like fisherman or super energy retrieval
>>
>theme tournament disappeared

ayy lmao
>>
>>24604983
tehee.
Yes I am.
>>
I'm just now playing my first VS games since the patch.

JESUS CHRIST EVERYTHING SO FUCKING SLOW.

I literally get body shakes from watching the coin flip or the starting hands draw. I have to alt tab away from the game until I hear the sound alerting it's my turn to act. I guess that's it for me with this game.
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>>24605300

Thanks. I'll work on it.
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Is it just me or is the 5-8th place prize better than the 3-4th one?
>>
Yeah, I finally decided to just quit, since it doesn't look like there's going to be a fix for these forced animations any time soon and I just don't have the time to waste on these long-ass matches.
>>
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rate my newest meme
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>>24605479
no heavy boots/10
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>>24605436
I did a little more comparison on the prizes. 6 ticket tourneys are only better when you take 1st or last place. I think it might be time to dump my 400 tickets into 1650 coins + 66 chests.
>>
>>24605509
doesn't work with fairy garden
>>
>>24605527
fair enough, that was just the first card that came to mind when i saw the granbulls

one day i'll learn how to read cards, but until then, that shit looks interesting
>>
>>24605479
Your new meme? I was talking about this as a meme deck when the card was revealed.
>>
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I fucking love Empoleon.
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Guess this makes up for the 4 SR blue Mewtwos.
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I wish pokemon attacks had been designed with more thought in mind. As the game is right now, half the pokemon have the attack you should be spamming and the shit attack you fall onto when you can't find your fucking energy. The other half don't even have a choice. Abilities are the only other place where you have to put some thought, but most of those just give you a small buff in exchange for nothing.

Pic related is kind off an example of what I mean, even if not the best. Submission reduces the power of karate chop, so you might avoid it if the pokemon is fresh, but once you take some damage you start to weight the advantage of the extra damage given by submission against getting KO'd early.

I guess I'm just mad that most pokemon cards have an attack list like this
>some energy - deal damage
>more energy - deal even more damage
>even more energy - deal even more bigger damage
With little reason to put thought into which one you're choosing.
>>
>>24605729
Play Seaking/Eeveelutions then.
>>
>>24605286
be a friend and trade to me
>>
my mom keeps making fun of me for buying pokemon cards, wut do?
>>
>>24605729
http://sixprizes.com/2014/10/10/6-and-up-the-overt-simplification-of-the-pokemon-tcg
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>>24605778
Rape her
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>>24605778
grow a pair of testicles and get over it.

lord knows its better than yugioh
>>
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>mfw vileplume and giratina lock

Is there any better feel? Besides Shiftry of course
>>
>>24605804
>>24605706
>>
>>24605783
Aren't break evolutions exactly what that guy complained about being missing in mega evolutions?
>>
>>24605804
Share your deck man, I can't ever get it to work effectively. They're always playing some bizarre deck that doesn't rely on items very heavily and it pisses me off.
>>
>>24605778
tell her she is old and will die soon
>>
>>24605804
Exeggutor/Vileplume lock
>>
>Lose in round 2 of tournament
>Leave Tournament
>no pack

Do I have to wait for finals to finish before I get it?
>>
>>24606004
yes
>>
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>>24605894

This is what I'm using right now, although it's just a work in progress. It has serious problems if your opponent gets you to discard any energy, and you're occasionally put in a really bad spot if you're stuck with Oddish or Unown as your only basic at the start.
>>
>>24601063
The 2 fucking eggs broke and along with them my dreams, i still got an Impmon egg but i ain't trying that shit again
Fuck this game so much and fuck these faggots that wont rollback the PTCGO UI now i'll have to go out and get a job and a girlfriend or something
>>
I'm done with this game until they fix the animation settings.
shit dev team
>>
>sky field
>stupid deck box disappears and the bench grows to the edge of the playmat

Imagine putting that much thought into something but then being too retarded to allow us to disable animations.
>>
>>24606146
Only 4 basic energy? I'm not a pro, by any means, but that seems super low.
>>
>>24606368
competitive decks don't use energy.

Or pokemon.

It's just 40+ trainer cards.
>>
>>24601699
I wouldn't go for Maxie in a deck that actually tries to use Gallade as the main attacker in any format since it's hard to pull it off twice in one game. I do use it in Vespiquen and I agree that there isn't a whole lot of luck involved in pulling it off.
>>
>>24605783
While I agree with this article in principle, a lot of the complexity from the ex series to DPPt was due to unwieldy mechanics and cards relying on dumb gimmicks. Fun, interesting cards that were also good were a rarity.

I don't see why it would be difficult to balance the game's complexity around card rarity, similar to how Magic works. Commons and uncommons are very simple, rares can run from simple to complex, and more rare cards are frequently fairly complex.

Basically I'd like a return to the card design of the ex and DPPt eras mixed together with more modern ideas of functionality, and a complete overhaul of how modern EXes, Megas, and Break evolutions work.
>>
>>24606376
I'm playing Sceptile/Empoleon and so far it's been pretty reliable. Definitely over an 80% chance, and I can use Empoleon to attack so I don't get murdered by Pyroar.
>>
>done with versus ladder
>no theme tournament option

Time to take some time off
>>
>>24605778
Find something to mock her for.
>>
>>24605804
>vileplume and giratina lock
Is it that good?
Is vileplume better to have in your deck then toad?
>>
>>24606582

Plume is better because it works on your bench and doesn't take any energy to do its thing.
>>
>>24605778
>wut do?
Tell her, you could start doing drugs if that's better.
But really, unless your spent most of your time in your room jacking off, and look pale like a ghost, she shouldn't have a problem with you.
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>>24606595
I gotta see a deck list for this, now I want to try it.
>>
Here's a question.


How would you design a Pokemon Cube?
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>play 8 energy
>opening hand is Shaymin + 6
>draw 7th
>>
>>24606523

There was one earlier today, but staff removed it.
>>
Any suggestions for climbing verses? I swear this shit is so slow.
>>
>>24605174
>20-20-20
>>
>>24607036

4 Ampharos-EX+56 energy
>>
>>24607018
http://forums.pokemontcg.com/topic/35408-in-development-theme-tournament-fix-and-233-refinements
It's gone for a week until the devs fix it.
>>
>>24607093

now this sounds easy enough, but 4 Ampharos EX are a little above my pay grade.
>>
>>24607132

You can get them for like, 8 packs tops. It's not a very good card.
>>
>>24607132

Not the guy who suggests the deck since it is hilariously meme-tastic, but

>Ampharos EX
>Above anyone's pay grade

It is probably one of the cheapest EXs around, getting a playset shouldn't bankrupt you real card or otherwise
>>
>>24607117

>tfw only got like 30 packs from doing them yesterday

Wasted potential, could have gotten double that.
>>
>>24607141

I've got.. 2 tradeable packs, 2 chests and that's it.
>>
>>24607132
Right now there are Amphys for 1 pack of Breakthrough
Maybe you can stretch a pack and if you're lucky/find someone desperate enough you might get 2 Ampharos per 1 pack
>>
>>24607158

Trade the two packs for two of them, one each. Two is the minimum but be prepared to mulligan 10 times.
>>
>>24602282
Anon. That was me. Made it from scratch. Glad to see it maybe catching on. Might post some variants as I come up with them as Im sure youve noticed that it currently auto loses to a lot of stuff.
>>
>>24607169

1 Breakthrough
1 Furious Fists

Should I just open the fists myself?
>>
>>24607178

No, never open tradeable packs until you have everything you want and don't give a fuck.
>>
Guys, have any of you ever opened up a irl booster and had defective cards wtih black shit on them?
I openend 2 legendary boosters and on the holo rare's in the pack there was black shit on it, unsure if it's ink on the card or it's damaged somehow
either way bullshit, and anyway to get it off? maybe nail polish remover?
>>
Anyone play around with the new Gengar that just came out? Is it any good?
>>
>>24607244

Just use bats.
>>
>>24607251
I was thinking about using it with bats.
>>
>>24607244

Not yet, but the main issue with it is the "three damage counter" bit. Running two Stage 2 lines is a death warrant for any deck in the current format.

But I suppose you could run it with Thorn Tempest Forretress, but then you'd have to run FoGP over Dimension Valley...
>>
>>24607236
A few threads ago some anon pulled a Jolteon that looked like what you described

Aside from that i don't know if it's a common problem
>>
>>24607267
What about running it with Gengar-EX? The new Gengar has no retreat cost and if you run mystery energy you can switch in Gengar-EX and regular Gengar pretty easily.
>>
>>24607267
Honestly, one stage 2 line is a death knell for a competitive deck. I saw some people pairing Gengar with Latios EX ROS but then you need an easy way to retreat.

The only two decks I see coming out of BREAKthrough right now, are M-Mewtwo with something like Bronzong, and Glalie with Judge and maybe Toad. Everything else is probably going to have to wait to be competitively viable.
>>
Do people in standard tourneys have good decks or is it full of shitters? 6 tickets is a high price to pay to take my deck there and get molested.
>>
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I found another colored coin. One of these 3 has a white back.
>>
>>24607287
depends.. sometimes i see lucario, regice nightmarch, metagross, rayquaza. stuff like that. i havent played a ton of tournys mind you.
>>
>>24607331
So does that mean my Emolga ex deck won't do well?
>>
>>24607346
emolga ex is a power house card, but it will struggle a bit.. lol
>>
>>24607270
>A few threads ago some anon pulled a Jolteon that looked like what you described
As badly as $7 bucks for it.
>>
So what's worth spending tokens on right now? Break packs or are the Themes doing alright?
>>
>>24607431

Buy 4 of the Celebi packs for unlimited.
>>
>>24607466
Unlimited?
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>ugh fucking animations
>tfw playing metal and hitting for weakness

HOLY SHIT SO FUCKING COOL
>>
Does Tyrantrum-EX attack through Resistance Blizzard?
>>
If I enter a tournament, leave before finals and enter another before it is done, do I still get my prize from the first tournament?
>>
So I tinkered around with the new Gengar and as expected it just takes too long to get set up. Maybe someone better than me can find a good way to use it.
>>
>>24607552

Yep, but you won't get 'em until the first one is over.

>>24607566

Which version did you test out? Was is it bat-based or bug-based?
>>
>>24607499
Yes
>>
Are there any cards for retrieving special energy from the discard pile? Hammers fuck my shit up.
>>
>>24607605
I was testing it out with Gengar-Ex, using Mystery Energy and Float Stones to be able to switch back and forth. Some games it just took too long to boost Gengar out that my opponent could would set up by turn 3 and I would be fucked.
>>
>>24607639

Sadly the best you can do is using the Omega Barrage Bunnelby to return two of them to the top of your deck this is why we need an updated version of Energy Charge
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>>24607639
Bunnelby. Easily my favourite card from primal clash. Also, Blaziken-EX has an attack that attaches any energy from the discard to itself but fire sucks at the moment.

>>24607652
You have to shuffle the cards back into the deck m8.
>>
>>24607674

>but fire sucks at the moment.

It's amazing that anything with a card as good as Blacksmith could possibly suck.
>>
>>24607674

>Fire sucks at the moment.

Frankly I can probably count the times when Fire didn't suck with my hands

>Didn't read the card properly

brb, time to commit sudoku
>>
>do the 12 trainer challenge wins
>2 packs
>simisage
>simisear
Thanks Obama.
>>
So, using the Lucario EX from Versus, is there a cheap deck that can be built around them easily?
>>
>>24607908
Get all the Fighting support and stuff it in a deck. Strong Energy, Fighting Stadium, Korrina, Hawlucha, all that stuff.
>>
Am I the only one who doesn't see the animations as that much of a hindrance? They're pretty quick and for the most part look kinda cool. I'd rather have them off but I can deal.
>>
What the actual fuck? My opponent had 4 prize cards left. He had Blastoise EX and Kyogre EX out. He KO'd my Golurk and took all four prize cards? What the fuck was that? He had no tools or hadn't activated any trainers. What the actual shit just happened?
>>
>>24608056
You got pwned so hard, you don't know what even happened. That's what.
>>
I tried to do the daily challenge today
I could feel my brain cells dying every time there was an animation playing
I phisically can't play this anymore
>>
>>24606368
He can get away with it because he has DCE and DDE in his deck, so the DDE count as two different energies for Dragon Pokemon.
>>
>>24605729
I think Dragons Exalted/Legendary Treasures Garchomp wasn't so bad in this aspect

>Do 60 damage and discard a special energy attached to the opponent for [F]
>Do 100 damage but discard two from your deck for [F][W]

The first attack has some utility, the second does the damage but at risk of milling your own deck
>>
in terms of trades, what's a FA mewtwo EX worth?
>>
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>>24607302
I wasn't expecting it to be blank on the back.
>>
>>24608381
Stfu sjw faggot
>>
>>24608381
Shaymin-ex radiant collection ;)

But really, you missed the BREAKthrough hype, prices are back down.
>>
Are any of the break cards actually good or is it just previous evolution with more hp and a nice card that makes them good
>>
New Thread:
>>24608579
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>>24607674
Will they keep Primal traits or revive it later in another set?
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