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Skipping Basic Pokémon!?


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29 December 2017 - 12:38 AM

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SmileyTrilobite

    Rookie Trainer

  • SmileyTrilobite

I can fit only 4 Snorunt and I want more Froslass and Glalie (both evolve from Snorunt)! Aside from pokémon EX versions, if you're good at emptying your hand, you can use Archie's Ace in the Hole to put any discarded water pokémon straight onto your bench!

 

What other strategies are there for skipping Basic pokémon? Are there any? Please help in the search!


Edited by SmileyTrilobite, 29 December 2017 - 06:06 PM.

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29 December 2017 - 03:06 AM

#2

Sadra

    Senior Trainer

  • Sadra

1. Maxies hidden ball trick for fighting types

 

2. Ho-oh's GX attack (eternal flame) for fire types

 

3. Cradily (plasma blast) has an attack called lifexplosion. It has one of the most interesting effects in the card game: for every energy card attached to cradily, it lets you search for a stage 2 pokemon and allows you to put it on your bench.


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29 December 2017 - 02:07 PM

#3

SandaledOtter

    Elite Trainer

  • SandaledOtter

There are the pokemon-specific examples. Some of these would be:

  • Frogadier's Water Duplicates attack (requires one basic to play four stage 1 cards)
  • Talonflame's Gale Wings ability (play as your active during set-up)

There are a couple others similar to Frogadier's attack, but I can't think of them now. Those two still see quite a bit of action.


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29 December 2017 - 07:15 PM

#4

Mod_Rowan

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This seems interesting! It’s always nice to see the community helping each other!


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30 December 2017 - 11:06 PM

#5

SuperStone

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  • SuperStone

There are a couple others similar to Frogadier's attack, but I can't think of them now. Those two still see quite a bit of action.

There's an ability on a Ninjask that can bring out Shedinja, and Kakuna can use "bug duplicates."


Edited by SuperStone, 30 December 2017 - 11:06 PM.

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07 January 2018 - 03:48 AM

#6

shinygeodude

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  • shinygeodude

Sliggoo from Guardians Rising has an attack similar to that Frogadier's, allowing you to take 2 other Sliggoo from your deck and put them on your bench.

 

And there's a new Altaria card with a one-Colorless-energy attack that lets you put a Dragon type (of any stage) on your bench if you flip heads. Combine that with Victini (or Trick Coin in Expanded) to fairly easily get a stage 1 or 2 Dragon type in play (or even something like Mega Rayquaza EX in Expanded).


Edited by shinygeodude, 07 January 2018 - 03:52 AM.

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05 March 2019 - 05:10 AM

#7

Masao114

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  • Masao114

1. Maxies hidden ball trick for fighting types

 

2. Ho-oh's GX attack (eternal flame) for fire types

 

3. Cradily (plasma blast) has an attack called lifexplosion. It has one of the most interesting effects in the card game: for every energy card attached to cradily, it lets you search for a stage 2 pokemon and allows you to put it on your bench.

Ho-Oh's ability only works on pokemon in the discard pile & can only be used once though.


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05 March 2019 - 11:46 AM

#8

Chasista

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  • Chasista

As this thread was revived this just came to my mind: Lance Prism star lets you bench 2 any Dragon type from draw pile to bench (if 1 of your pokes was KOed last turn)

 

https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/pokemon-cards/sm-series/sm75/61/


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05 March 2019 - 08:45 PM

#9

GR0

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  • GR0

Also, don't forget that the chance you'll have a total of 5+ Snorunt evolutions in play is absolutely minimal (not to mention completely redundant). Cards that recycle Snorunt such as Revive can work just as well for you.


Edited by GR0, 05 March 2019 - 08:45 PM.

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05 March 2019 - 09:11 PM

#10

Felidae_

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  • Felidae_

Also, don't forget that the chance you'll have a total of 5+ Snorunt evolutions in play is absolutely minimal (not to mention completely redundant). Cards that recycle Snorunt such as Revive can work just as well for you.

After 1.5 years I'm sure OP appreciates the help ;).


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09 March 2019 - 04:31 AM

#11

SuperStone

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After 1.5 years I'm sure OP appreciates the help ;).

A deck this strong never truly goes away.  :) 


Edited by SuperStone, 09 March 2019 - 04:31 AM.

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