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Best decks or booster for begginers


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11 December 2018 - 02:05 AM

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Lucarrele

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  • Lucarrele

hi guys i started playing pokemon tcg and i would like to know what the best products are if they are the decks or booster and which ones would be the best among those and if i need to buy the actual cards to start getting more into the meta. thanks in advance  


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11 December 2018 - 02:27 AM

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Sakura150612

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  • Sakura150612

Do you play the physical card game or the TCGO? The things you're going to need to get started will be a bit different depending on which one it is. I can tell you a little bit about the online game to give you some starting pointers.

 

I think that either way though, you should start by playing Theme Decks, specially if you have little to no experience with the Pokemon TCG (doubly so if this were to be your first time picking up a TCG). Playing Theme Decks will allow you to familiarize yourself with the rules and some of the basics of the game. Most of the recently released Theme Decks are good, but I think that what's strongest in the current Theme meta right now is Blazing Volcano, so that's a good starting point. Online, after completing the tutorial and playing a few VS matches with one of the default Theme Decks you should have around 500 Tokens, which is how many you need to buy a Theme Deck from the store.

 

Initially, I wouldn't recommend that you spend any Tokens on buying booster packs. The packs that you can buy with Tokens are all tradelocked (meaning that those packs and the cards contained in them cannot be traded), so you won't be able to trade anything of value you pull. I'm mostly thinking here that, besides needing luck to pull useful cards, even if you do pull something of value you won't be able to trade them for a different card that you need.

 

After you buy you first Theme Deck, I think that spending Tokens on other Theme Decks is a better investment thatn buying packs. These will still be tradelocked, but there will be no luck involved; the 60 cards that come with it are guaranteed. Many times these decks, despite not being competitive against custom (Standard and Expanded) decks, they contain many "staple" cards that are typically used on any deck. For example, if you needed Cynthias for a deck (you probably will if you decide to play Standard later), the deck Mach Strike contains 2 of them (along with several other goodies). Sometimes you can also make budget decks that are still viable by taking most of the pieces out of Theme Decks that you bought. Continuing the Mach Strike example, if you decided to play a Standard Garchomp deck, just by buying Mach Strike from the store twice (which would cost you 1000 Tokens) you already have 90% of the deck completed.

 

If you're playing IRL, I still think that staring with a Theme Deck would be a good idea, but you're gonna need a buddy to play with that either has mercy on you, or also plays a Theme Deck against you so that the field is even.

 

As fun as it is to open Booster Packs, buying singles is more cost efficient. After you get used to playing the game and decide to make a Standard or Expanded decks, when you've decided on what deck you want to play you would need to find a good place to buy singles from.

 

If you do play IRL though, I'd recommend that you play in the TCGO to practice first. By the time you start buying singles you want to have a good idea of what you need already so that you don't waste money buying random cards you can't use.

 

If there's anything else I can do for you, let me know.


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11 December 2018 - 02:38 AM

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SuperStone

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^That.

 

However, if you do want to buy packs in the in-game shop, some are certainly better than others. (I miss when I could say Phantom Forces=#1 :() SuMo, Celestial Storm, and Ultra Prism all have good trainers, but I do have to give advantage SuMo.  For pokemon, Guardians Rising, Lost Thunder, Forbidden Light, and Burning Shadows are probably your best bets- though buying packs for pokemon is very inefficient.


Edited by SuperStone, 11 December 2018 - 02:38 AM.

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11 December 2018 - 04:56 PM

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Lalamon

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  • Lalamon

Sakura150612 said but you can make a good deck with two Mach Strike decks to start playing standard. You google Garchomp deck and you'll have. 

 

4 Garchomp, 4 cynthia, 2 Lucario, pal pad. You'll need Rare Candy.

 

The best theme decks Blazing Volcano, Mach Strike, Imperial Command, Hydro Fury, The last ones in the shop.

 

I enjoy Leaf Charge.


Everything for my kid  :wub:  So hard this is very competitive,

Sylveon the best https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokedex/sylveon

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11 December 2018 - 09:13 PM

#5

Tastemaker

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  • Tastemaker

Sakura150612 said but you can make a good deck with two Mach Strike decks to start playing standard. You google Garchomp deck and you'll have. 

 

4 Garchomp, 4 cynthia, 2 Lucario, pal pad. You'll need Rare Candy.

 

The best theme decks Blazing Volcano, Mach Strike, Imperial Command, Hydro Fury, The last ones in the shop.

 

I enjoy Leaf Charge.

 

Can you link a good garchomp deck ? I found many of them but they seem outdated, thanks in advance.


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21 December 2018 - 03:22 PM

#6

Lalamon

    Junior Trainer

  • Lalamon

Can you link a good garchomp deck ? I found many of them but they seem outdated, thanks in advance.


My garchomp is not good to come here

You can net search and if outdated come to forum to update with a list and help of other fellow trainers.

I think need to include Professor Elm's Lecture now and I haven't updated the deck myself.

Everything for my kid  :wub:  So hard this is very competitive,

Sylveon the best https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokedex/sylveon

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12 January 2019 - 10:50 PM

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Akatsuk1Zer0

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Garchomp deck is relatively easy to build and powerful.

You need some critical ingredients,
4 bible, 2 Garbit, 4 Garchomp, and 2 riolu 2 Lucario. Alolan vulpix is a effective way to search Pokémon in deck and get 2 won’t cost much.
2 evosoda, 4 rare candy, 4 Cynthia, 4 colorless energy are essential. Besides of these, those cards that help to draw perform similar so just choose what you like/have. And 2 stadium card is recommended.

Some alternatives include: N also can be use for starter. It better to use professor sycamore with VS seeker and rescue stretcher. Ultra ball nearly fits in any deck. What’s very important that Guzma and Lyssandre are not fit with garchomp deck. But those are important things so I my deck I use the Pokémon catcher.

Garchomp deck is good at speed and card search, but it can’t use Guzma and lysandre sometimes can be reason to lose. Other weakness is, if you just use 4 dragon type garchomps from the 2 Mach Strike deck, you will easy lose confronting the fairy type deck. Stretagy to improve this is buy Forbidden Light. You can use fighting type bible (can be searched by brooklet hill), and mix 2 fighting type Garchomp and 2 dragon type garchomp. It is effective to have 2 types of same Pokémon and this deck will be not countered by Pokémon type. Also, escape broad fits well to lucario and Alolan vulpix.

Edited by Akatsuk1Zer0, 12 January 2019 - 10:54 PM.

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Yesterday, 01:17 PM

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jhewitt341976

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I keep reading from official and non-official sources (both internet and local gaming stores) that P: LT over supports electric Pokemon, and as such, I have seen players on real and unofficial competitions come in with electric super decks, how about forming a list of decks that have strong defense and offense against over powered electric constructions.

I myself have not played in MANY years, but when my youngest (11) showed more interest in the tcg and not the toon, I wanted to relearn myself and construct a good deck for her and take her to the local gaming store that has a special weekly youth teaching night as well as young adult instruction mini-tourneys.

so if anyone can come up with a list strong against electric, I'd really appreciate.

btw, just out of curiosity, is this site homed in Britain or western Europe ???
I posted this around 7:20am, but it says I posted at 1:20pm ???

Edited by jhewitt341976, Yesterday, 01:21 PM.

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Yesterday, 02:21 PM

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SandaledOtter

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btw, just out of curiosity, is this site homed in Britain or western Europe ???
I posted this around 7:20am, but it says I posted at 1:20pm ???

 

You're in... Central US? For me, in Eastern US, it says you posted at 8:20, and it's just about 9:20 now.

 

I think there's a setting in... yes:

 

Click your name at the top right of the page, and open "My Settings." The time zone is right there.


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Yesterday, 02:34 PM

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jhewitt341976

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Gratzi mi amico !!!
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