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Hey there!

 

With the update on Sept. 3rd, new Basic Blue, Green and Red Theme Decks were released for use in the Trainer Challenge. With them comes new challenges where you can expand your Collection!

 

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As you play through the Trainer Challenge with these decks, more cards will be unlocked for use in the Trainer Challenge until the whole deck is complete. Even better, once you claim victory in 7 matches with these decks they will unlock for use in Theme Deck Versus matches AND the cards will be added to your Collection, so you can customize more decks using the Basic Deck cards!

 

Of course it may not be easy! This new build has armed the Trainer Challenge AI with new decks. Have you discovered their strategies yet? Tell us below your new Basic Theme Deck strategies for taking on the new Trainer Challenge decks and getting these cards into your collection!

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graywh

Aren't the unlockable cards already added to your collection?

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harshu

Aren't the unlockable cards already added to your collection?

Nope :/

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graywh

Nope :/

 

Actually, they are.  Before playing any games with the decks I've got the non-holo Chesnaught, Delphox, Greninja, and Shiftry in my collection.  Those cards are unique to these decks.

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quasardeadly

These new XY Basic theme decks are really astounding . I have won all 7 games with each theme deck and unlocked their all the cards . Out of all the pokemon's i loved shiftry , greninja , delphox , articuno the most :) .

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harshu

Actually, they are.  Before playing any games with the decks I've got the non-holo Chesnaught, Delphox, Greninja, and Shiftry in my collection.  Those cards are unique to these decks.

if that had happened, then I would have got all HGSS Cards from the HGSS Blue, Red and Green Decks ! While this isn't the case, as before the bug struck, I was only able to unlock cards from Basic Blue. After winning 7 from others, even 12, I couldn't unlock them due to bug. But I don't even have a single copy of many of those cards !

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SinistarRay0

if that had happened, then I would have got all HGSS Cards from the HGSS Blue, Red and Green Decks ! While this isn't the case, as before the bug struck, I was only able to unlock cards from Basic Blue. After winning 7 from others, even 12, I couldn't unlock them due to bug. But I don't even have a single copy of many of those cards !

I got all the cards before I even play a game ( I realized that I have 4 locked muscle band: 2 from lighting, 2 from water). And for the MVP of the theme deck, I really love delphox (the best card in Fire theme so far :D ). For the grass theme, while Shiftry is strong at first glance, I love Simisage more: its Torment attack is so disruptive that I can use it to 2 hit KO nearly every stage 1 monster while let the AI to stun and cannot even make a move. For the Water theme, I'm just so disappointed that it is too weak compare to the other 2. My ranking should be:

1/ grass

2/ fire

3/ water

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BogameAOC7

Will the "win 12 matches to get a booster pack" thing apply to the new basic decks? If I remember correctly, it applied to the old ones; but, as of right now, it doesn't for the new ones.

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harshu

I got all the cards before I even play a game ( I realized that I have 4 locked muscle band: 2 from lighting, 2 from water). And for the MVP of the theme deck, I really love delphox (the best card in Fire theme so far :D ). For the grass theme, while Shiftry is strong at first glance, I love Simisage more: its Torment attack is so disruptive that I can use it to 2 hit KO nearly every stage 1 monster while let the AI to stun and cannot even make a move. For the Water theme, I'm just so disappointed that it is too weak compare to the other 2. My ranking should be:

1/ grass

2/ fire

3/ water

Well thats good. I got all the theme deck after winning 7 matches. But I am sad, for that I still can't get my HGSS Decks :(

 

Will the "win 12 matches to get a booster pack" thing apply to the new basic decks? If I remember correctly, it applied to the old ones; but, as of right now, it doesn't for the new ones.

No, only 7 wins and you get Boosters I think, because I got 2 :o

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BogameAOC7

No, only 7 wins and you get Boosters I think, because I got 2 :o

 

Hmm, that's weird because I got 7 wins with 2 of the basic decks (grass and water) and 12 wins with the other one (fire) and I didn't get a single booster pack from any of them  :wacko:

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harshu

Hmm, that's weird because I got 7 wins with 2 of the basic decks (grass and water) and 12 wins with the other one (fire) and I didn't get a single booster pack from any of them  :wacko:

Well sorry. But I didn't got any booster. Just unlocked the other 2 decks as well now. No Boosters, maybe they were from somewhere else :D Sorry for creating confusion. Also, 12 packs for booster is only for theme decks you buy from store, or redeem through codes !! Though if you play 12 matches with XY Yellow in trainer challenge, you will unlock a booster. Just found out. its my next task :D

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PlatinumDude

All three decks are pretty good in their own right, but I feel the Water got nerfed. The Energy searchers in Articuno (from the deck) and Lapras (from the discard pile) were replaced by Magikarp and Gyarados. And it's hard to keep Magikarp alive if your opponent has bench-snipers and/or decently strong attackers.

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jcgss77

All three decks are pretty good in their own right, but I feel the Water got nerfed. The Energy searchers in Articuno (from the deck) and Lapras (from the discard pile) were replaced by Magikarp and Gyarados. And it's hard to keep Magikarp alive if your opponent has bench-snipers and/or decently strong attackers.

The point was to scale the deck back because it was WAY too OP. I am glad to see it get that treatment, it ruined the theme deck portion of the game. No more basic blue tournaments.

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ZevKyogre

All I can be thankful for is that it wasn't any worse for me.

I still kept my Lapras and Articunos.

 

What is going to happen for new players - will they not be able to get Articuno and Lapras outside of booster packs? Because that kind of bites.

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00dragonite00

Gyarados can be unstoppable in Theme Tournaments. Once he gets set up with 4 energies, he'll OHKO any pokemon the opponent throws at him. I think a lot of people underestimate him.

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jcgss77

 

Gyarados can be unstoppable in Theme Tournaments. Once he gets set up with 4 energies, he'll OHKO any pokemon the opponent throws at him. I think a lot of people underestimate him.

That is why opponents aim to ******* ko'd, he is dangerous.

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shinygeodude

Hmm, that's weird because I got 7 wins with 2 of the basic decks (grass and water) and 12 wins with the other one (fire) and I didn't get a single booster pack from any of them  :wacko:

They have to be different trainers. The trainers can have the same name, as long as they occupy different positions. You can see which ones you've beaten with your currently selected deck by looking at the row of check marks. The light green ones correspond to trainers you've beaten, so click on one of the dark green ones to jump to a trainer you haven't beaten.

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phalanx1337

great.. how about actually nerfing xy green and red, a few trainer card changes is not solving the issue, still tropis with double colourless, mass card drawing and move disabling monkey, still the unkillable chesnaught and an op shiftry there.

do it properly.

still beyond fun fighting green, and red still has the same opness it had before,

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PlatinumDude

The point was to scale the deck back because it was WAY too OP. I am glad to see it get that treatment, it ruined the theme deck portion of the game. No more basic blue tournaments.

You're right about that.

 

As for the Fire deck, I like its new addition in Entei, since it can set up your other Pokémon to attack and punish Bench swarming.

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phalanx1337

no now its just XY green dominating

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Cefiro

So can somebody confirm for me that the updated decks have only 1 copy of the Stage 2 Greninja, Delphox, or Chesnaught?

Because the ones in the store list that they have 2 copies. I just want to make sure the ones provided for you are supposed to have 1 copy rather than 2.

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PlatinumDude

So can somebody confirm for me that the updated decks have only 1 copy of the Stage 2 Greninja, Delphox, or Chesnaught?

 

Because the ones in the store list that they have 2 copies. I just want to make sure the ones provided for you are supposed to have 1 copy rather than 2.

The Basic Green, Basic Red, and Basic Blue decks are exclusive to Pokemon TCG Online; these are the decks that have the fully-evolved Kalos starters at one copy each.

 

The decks you're talking about are completely separate from those, and have been sold in real life.

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FluidFlowsel

Even though the basic blue deck has been scaled down for newer players, something seriously needs to be done about the ones older players have that were unlocked. I was just playing against someone with the old OP basic blue deck with the ROS Articuno 16/108 while using the BW: Basic Green deck, didn't even stand a chance with how fast they got energy out and I'm super annoyed I lost 4 tickets to that.

The 2 options I can see would be to either replace their current OP theme deck with the updated one or give them the new version and make the old OP deck build unable to be used in tournaments.

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Xensor

you unlock these decks with the amount of overall wins. you get boosters on purchased theme decks.

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BlueInfinity

The theme decks for XY Green and Blue are so frustrating to verse in theme versus. It's always astounding how easy it is to win with those with almost no effort whatsoever. It's practically autopilot.

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