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New player quick question regarding energy


Xatamos

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I notice a lot of the starter theme decks have anywhere from 18-22 energy cards but when reading through the forums most players have fewer than 12 energy cards in their deck is their a particular reason?

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most decks these days don't require the high energy demand of old decks in the past. in the past it was quite normal for your final evolved pokemon's attack to need 4-5 energy. nowadays a 4 energy attack would be considered quite costly and often needs to do either a lot of damage or something really special to justify using it.

 

the theme decks always follow this ratio because the theme decks in the real world need to be cheap so they load it with energy as a filler, also some theme decks are meant for beginners so they need to be split 30-30 for beginners to try it

 

also with theme decks, whether you're able to attack often depends on whether you draw the energy to attach to your pokemon so it needs a higher energy count to improve the odds of getting the energy. most proper decks have various other means of manually obtaining those energy to their pokemon so they don't have to rely on the luck of the draw.

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