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mitu_

hi i just started in pokemon tcg online, im comming from magic, which i still play, i liked the pokemon game a lot, problem is im a little confused on the best way to build a decent standard deck, i started getting some theme decks with my dailies, so now i decided to give standard a shot, but i dont have cards good enough to compete on tourneys =/ , i have only a few untradable, and i won a booster from the newest set today on a theme tourney, am i doing the right thing buying theme decks and going tourneys? seens like im getting way better players there =/

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90Kitsune

Buy theme decks before boosters (60 cards for 500 coins, over 10-11 cards for 200).
Buy cards for real and use code cards to redeem them in game.
Head over to r/ptcgocodes on reddit and keep your fingers crossed.
See what trades you can make (tradeable packs of Lost Thunder and Team Up are pretty valuable right now).

That's about all you can do.

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mitu_

hmmm, so pretty much do dailies and tournaments?

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SuperStone

Yeah, basically.  Though the truly fastest viable deck you can make just requires buying two copies of the Mach Strike theme deck and trading for just a few other cards.  Here is a list Chasista provided on this page: http://forums.pokemontcg.com/topic/55882-how-to-counter-modified-mach-strike/

 

 

##Pokémon - 16

 

* 2 Gible BKP 68 (Could be 3-4, with Brooklet hill it's a nice combo)
* 2 Gible UPR 96
* 2 Gabite UPR 98
* 3 Garchomp UPR 99

* 1 Garchomp BKP 70
* 1 Riolu BUS 70
* 2 Riolu UPR 66
* 2 Lucario UPR 67
* 1 Alolan Vulpix GRI 21

##Trainer Cards - 33

 

* 4 Cynthia UPR 119

* 3 N DEX 96

* 1 Professor Sycamore STS 114

* 4 Ultra Ball PLB 90

* 4 Rare Candy PLB 85
* 2 Pal Pad FLF 92
* 2 Escape Board UPR 122
* 2 Rescue Stretcher GRI 130
* 1 Nest Ball SUM 123
* 1 Escape Rope PLS 120
* 1 Evosoda XY 116
* 2 Field Blower GRI 125
* 3 Choice Band GRI 121

* 2 Brooklet Hill GRI 120
* 1 Devoured Field CIN 93

##Energy - 11

* 7 Fighting Energy XYEnergy 3
* 4 Double Colorless Energy FCO 114

Total Cards - 60

 

 

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Chasista

Yeah, basically.  Though the truly fastest viable deck you can make just requires buying two copies of the Mach Strike theme deck and trading for just a few other cards.  Here is a list Chasista provided on this page: http://forums.pokemontcg.com/topic/55882-how-to-counter-modified-mach-strike/

 

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Oh wow. This comes from an old thread haha but still at the heart of the format.

The list became Expanded tho and for Expanded would need a lot of re-working.

 

I don't think there's 2 equal lists but for the present Standard format with 2 Mach strike I suppose a skeleton could look like: (list updated to LOT, not to TEU)

##Pokémon - 14

* 4 Gible UPR 96

* 1 Gabite UPR 98

* 4 Garchomp UPR 99

* 2 Riolu UPR 66

* 2 Lucario UPR 67

* 1 Latios {*} CES 108

 

##Trainer Cards - 34

 

* 4 Cynthia UPR 119

* 3 Lillie UPR 125

* 3 Guzma BUS 115

* 1 Lance {*} DRM 61

 

* 4 Mysterious Treasure FLI 113

* 2 Ultra Ball SUM 135

* 3 Rare Candy CES 142

* 3 Pal Pad UPR 132

* 2 Nest Ball SUM 123

* 2 Escape Board UPR 122

* 1 Choice Band GRI 121

* 1 Switch CES 147

* 1 Field Blower GRI 125

* 1 Rescue Stretcher GRI 130

* 2 Shrine of Punishment CES 143

* 1 Devoured Field CIN 93

 

##Energy - 12

* 8 Fighting Energy

* 4 Double Colorless Energy

 

Total Cards - 60

 

No Gabite is possible. Lance {*} can make an awesome job in the deck. that's why 3 Rare candy and not 4.

 

3-3 Lucario would be great. I've seen even 4-3.

 

A mix with fighting Garchomp is desirable (more now with TT PikaKrom). With fighting Gibles you want Brooklet hill in the deck, which is awesome for Riolu too, and remove Devoured field. Then you change the number of Myst treasure, add more UB and maybe remove Lance (or don't).

 

If you want to add 2 Lele GX, it's a huge help for Cynthia in the right moment. Acerola becomes staple in this case, to me.

 

Zinnia and Dragon talon are options to try.

 

Of course there's a ton of other options to consider.

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