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There is rating threads for all the Pokémon games on psypokes, but not one for the tcg.
So I decided to make one.
Feel free to post your deck and let other people rate your deck or suggest other cards to put in.
Make sure your deck is from the new series e.g. Black & White, Next Destinies, Plasma Freeze etc.

My deck(at the moment):

Pokémon(12):
4 - Squirtle
3 - Blastoise
3 - Keldeo EX
1 - Black Kyurem EX
1 - Keldeo

Supporter(14):
4 - Professor Juniper
4 - Skyla
3 - N
2 - Bianca
1 - Colress

Stadium(2):
2 - Tropical Beach

Trainer(18):
4 - Rare Candy
4 - Ultra Ball
4 - Energy Retrieval
3 - Pokémon Catcher
1 - Heavy Ball
1 - Super Rod
1 - Computer Search

Energy(14):
11 - Basic Water
3 - Basic Lightning


Hope you all enjoy using this thread :)

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Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:52 am
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Have you considered Superior Energy Retrieval at all? I know it's sometimes considered in Blastoise decks to get even more Energy back, and gets rid of Rare Candies/Squirtles/Blastoises you no longer need. I'm not sure why you are running 3 Catcher, but I assume that's a personal preference. Also, Blastoise/Keldeo decks nowadays tend to run 2 BKEX, not just 1.

And this is just me asking out of curiosity; how did you get a hold of 2 Tropical Beach?

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Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:25 am
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Good idea I'll do that, once I get superior energy retrieval.
Also I got the two tropical beaches off my cousins, I had to trade a lot of cards for them but it was worth it.
This is very embarrassing but what does BKEX mean? :oops:

You seem like a Pokémon TCG master, so what is your deck at the moment?

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Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:11 am
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BKEX

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It obviously isn't Burger King EX, though that would be cool.

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You seem like a Pokémon TCG master, so what is your deck at the moment?

Ray-Eels. One of the riskiest decks to play in this format, but the payout is worth it. One-shots everything.

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Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:46 am
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@DNA:Could you please post your deck like have?

Thanks for the tips, all I have to do now is get the cards.
Also if there is anyone else who plays Pokémon TCG please post your deck here :D

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Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:16 am
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3 Rayquaza EX
4 Tynamo (NVI 38)
4 Eelektrik (NVI 40)

2 Tool Scrapper

a bunch of other stuff I don't feel like saying since I like keeping my lists secret

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I'm using an Eels deck:

Pokémon(20):
1 - ZekromEX
1 - Zekrom
1 - MewtwoEX
1 - KeldeoEx
4 - 4 - 2 - Eelektrik
2 - 2 - Lanturn
1 - Rotom
1 - Druddigon (NV)

Supporter (11):
1 - Colress (FA)
2 - N
1 - Professor Juniper
2 - Cheren
3 - Bianca
2 - Cilan

Trainer (12):
1 - HTL
1 - Level Ball
1 - Super Rod
1 - Eviolite
1 - Potion
2 - Great Ball
2 - Escape Rope
3 - Switch

Energy (17):
1 - DCE
2 - Blend (DGPF)
14 - Lightning

It's not finished yet. I'm continually adding new/better cards to it as I get them, which isn't very often.
I've only used it against my little brothers' decks, but I hope to use it in a tournament at some stage.

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Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:35 pm
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~Be very careful about using Zekrom EX. It is incredibly clunky and it is 2 easy prizes for Landorus, who already gives this deck trouble.
~I don't know what Lanturn and Rotom you're talking about. I assume the Rotom is the Plasma one, though (Electribonus). I would trim those and focus on another attacker, like Zekrom, Mewtwo, Tornadus EX (not Therian), or Bouffalant DRX, which is superior to Druddigon.
~Scrap your Blends entirely. You will not need them. (You're not even using the right kind of Blend anyway.) Use 3 DCE.
~No one runs Eelektross. You might want to run 1 NVI Eelektross, maaaaaaaaybe, but odds are you won't need it. Ever.
~3 Juniper. Minimum. This is Eels. You don't need Cheren either. Cilan, eh, maybe. You probably want a Skyla or 2 as well.
~3 Level Ball, minimum. You may even want to run Emolga DRX, since you want Eelektriks out ASAP.
~Consider also putting in a Float Stone for Keldeo, and Eviolites for Zekrom/Bouffalant.
~Tool Scrapper is advised. That way you have a response to Garbodor.
~Ultra Ball > Great Ball. Energies in the discard faster, and it guarantees you get something. Your Ace Spec should be either Computer Search or Dowsing Machine. The former is recommended. However, if you want to be really annoying, you can use Gold Potion.
~I assume you're using Escape Rope because you have no Catcher. That is fine, for now. Your Switch count of 3 is also fine.

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My deak
Has the following cards for my team
Zapdos
Plepper delta series
Luxray
Mespirit
Rayquaza
Torkoa (a typo torkoal card)

Support
None

Trainer
None

Energy
Rainbow energy

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Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:06 am
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That's not a deck. That's a list of 7 cards.
And if it's a typo'd Torkoal card, odds are it's a fake.

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Wait don't you need Wartortle if you put Squirtle and Blastoise in a deck? Also I know I haven't been into the TCG in a LONG time but I thought it was recommended to have 20-24 Energy Cards in a deck.


Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:24 am
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Recommended deck ratio count: 15 Pokemon, 30 Trainers, 15 Energy. You should never need more than 15 Energy.

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Wait don't you need Wartortle if you put Squirtle and Blastoise in a deck?

Rare Candy, bro.

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@DNA: thanks for all the advice. Unfortunately, I don't know if I'll be able to get all the cards you recommended.
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~Be very careful about using Zekrom EX. It is incredibly clunky and it is 2 easy prizes for Landorus, who already gives this deck trouble.

All the more reason to have Keldeo.
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~I don't know what Lanturn and Rotom you're talking about. I assume the Rotom is the Plasma one, though (Electribonus). I would trim those and focus on another attacker, like Zekrom, Mewtwo, Tornadus EX (not Therian), or Bouffalant DRX, which is superior to Druddigon.

Plasma Storm Rotom and Plasma Freeze Lanturn. Elictribonus is good for discarding Lightning energies as I don't have many other ways of discarding them. The Lanturn can do 90 damage at the cost of discarding a Lightning energy (its other attack gets a bonus from Special energies). And believe me, I would replace them if I had better cards.
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~Scrap your Blends entirely. You will not need them. (You're not even using the right kind of Blend anyway.) Use 3 DCE.

I know. My reasoning behind it was to use Mewtwo's Psydrive or Lanturn's Special Tackle.
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~No one runs Eelektross. You might want to run 1 NVI Eelektross, maaaaaaaaybe, but odds are you won't need it. Ever.

Eelektross has actually saved me a few times, but otherwise it's a dead weight.
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~I assume you're using Escape Rope because you have no Catcher. That is fine, for now. Your Switch count of 3 is also fine.

I'm thinking of buying some cards, but Catcher is a bit dear for one card.

As for everything else, it's a case of not having any better cards.

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Here's my current deck:
Pokémon(17):
1 - White Kyurem EX
1 - Reshiram EX
1 - Kyurem EX
1 - Keldeo EX
1 - Victini EX
2 - White Kyurem
1 - Reshiram (Black and White)
1 - Druddigon (Plasma Storm)
1 - Jellicent (Plasma Storm)
2 - Frillish (Plasma Storm)
2 - Darmanitan (Boundaries Crossed and Next Destinies)
2 - Darumaka (Boundaries Crossed)
1 - Keldeo (Boundaries Crossed 48)

Supporter(6):
1 - Cilan
1 - Bianca
2 - Colress
2 - Hugh

Trainer(18):
4 - Energy Retrieval
2 - Super Rod
3 - Great Ball
1 - Rescue Scarf
1 - Rocky Helmet
1 - Giant Cape
2 - Switch
2 - Potion
2 - Revive

Energy(19):
1 - Prism Energy
9 - Basic Water
9 - Basic Fire

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All the more reason to have Keldeo.

If you can actually get 2 Blend WLFMs on it, go for it. Keldeo is rarely used to attack in Eel decks, though.

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My reasoning behind it was to use Mewtwo's Psydrive

Never use Psydrive; it's pointless if you aren't running Quad-Sigilyph

As for E-M, I am not sure of the synergy of your deck. I see a bunch of things that can use Fire (and some Water) Energy, but I don't see any Emboar or Blastoise. I'm not sure what else I can say other than it's a deck made out of the cards you have.

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@EM: I'm not really a Pokémon TCG master but here is what I think you should do:
1. Put in Balstoise or Emboar with rare candies to evolve Squirtle or Tepig.
2. Get more supporters such as Professor Juniper, Skyla and N.
3.Put in another Keldeo EX and Victini Ex.

@Dragoboy: DNA said everything I would of said and more, so there's nothing I can say to help you at the momment.

If there's anything else I can think of to improve your decks, I'll post it straight away.

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This is the deck i run on PTCGO and i have gotten all these cards from the free packs as can't afford to buy the cards in rl

Deck list:
2x Cresselia EX [Full Art]
1x Serperior (Black & White) [Royal Heal]
2x Servine (Boundaries Crossed)
2x Snivy (Boundaries Crossed)
2x Shaymin (Boundaries Crossed)
2x Nincada (Dragons Exalted)
1x Ninjask (Dragons Exalted)
1x Sigilyph (Dragons Exalted)
1x Audino (Boundaries Crossed)
2x Skyarrow Bridge
2x Level Ball
1x Ultra Ball
2x Switch
2x Energy Retrieval
1x Rare Candy
1x Super Rod
1x Tool Scrapper
4x Pokemon Catcher
1x Gold Potion
2x Eviolite
1x Rescue Scarf
1x Silver Mirror
1x Float Stone
1x Skyla
2x Caitlin
2x Colress
3x Juniper
3x N
2x DC Energy
2x Blend Energy GFPD
6x Grass Energy
3x Psychic

I would like to get Virizion EX eventually and replace Audino

Stratergy:
Shaymin - The ideal starter with Call for Family for 1 colourless energy.
Cresselia + Eviolite - reduce damage took and then heals 40 with its ability and Serperiors. When powered up removes weakness to Psychic.
Ninjask + Skyarrow - Early attacker with only needing 1 Grass and 1 Colourless to do 60 and then retreat to something that can take a hit (normally Cresselia but Sigilyph for EX's and Plasma if Silver Mirror Attached) as it only has 60HP then thanks to Skyarrow all my basics have free retreat to keep switching and attacking. Attach Rescue Scarf incase catchered. Can also OHKO Suicune.

Virizion would fit in to prevent Status Conditions and some energy acceleration


Disclaimer: I know this aint no top tier deck but this is probably the best deck strategy i can play and i can give a reason to pretty much all the cards to why they are chosen. This deck has a 90% win record in Novice from about 270 games. This deck is also fine for the current format.

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DragoBoy wrote:
DNA wrote:
~I don't know what Lanturn and Rotom you're talking about. I assume the Rotom is the Plasma one, though (Electribonus). I would trim those and focus on another attacker, like Zekrom, Mewtwo, Tornadus EX (not Therian), or Bouffalant DRX, which is superior to Druddigon.

Plasma Storm Rotom and Plasma Freeze Lanturn. Elictribonus is good for discarding Lightning energies as I don't have many other ways of discarding them. The Lanturn can do 90 damage at the cost of discarding a Lightning energy (its other attack gets a bonus from Special energies). And believe me, I would replace them if I had better cards.

I have a Zekrom EX deck and i run Galvantula (Plasma Storm) as an attacker as it can potential OHKO any pokemon with its first attack "Discharge" does 30x the number of lightning energy you discard. So if you get 6 on there BOOM 180 damage then it has 0 retreat cost.

I know a bit late to say now with Dynamotor Eelktrik gone out of the format

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