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KarpGrinder

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Older Players can unlock any of the starter decks by defeating opponents in the trainer challenge - with exception to the XY: Basic Yellow, which is 'meh' anyway.

 

EDIT: re-worded to appease the finicky censor gods. 

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propugnator

 

 

 

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.

Actually, it's practically only basic green for BW era. Basic Blue can give you a bad start if you start with, say, Tympole, seismitoad, dewott, lapras, samurott, energy, energy. Basic Red just plain SUCKS, as you can maybe get out a blaziken once **********. I agree that basic green should be nerfed, it doesn't have any cut-off evos and the only mediocre pokemon (in theme format) is possible beautifly. Oh, and it also has Bianca, Colress, Random Receiver, Town Map, and Bicycle. And Level Ball.

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MoeMower

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

First of all, Hi :)

 

 

 

Although I've been a Pokemon fan & player since Red & Blue came out... mostly because my son - who was 7 at the time - would get "stuck" at certain points and I had to learn the game to help him figure it out... and a fan of TCG since it first came out for Gameboy, I never knew there was an online version until I came to this site for the Pokémon Go registration. Being 54 now, I decided I'd rather enjoy playing TCG than trekking all over town wearing out my shoes and phone battery with the other game, lol.

 

 

 

I wanted to mention that I actually really like the water deck. I've worked out a pretty good strategy with it as well. Basically, I try to get Articuno early on, primarily for his energy retrievAL power. If I am able to get Articuno and the water stadium card (for healing), I'm pretty much guaranteed to win...at least on the trainer challenges... even if it takes a while for me to get the stage 2 cards. Then again, if I manage to get Articuno & Gyarados early on, I don't even need the others - I just use 2 turns of collecting energy with Articuno, which I'm adding to Garados as I go, then switch to Garados for attacking while I add the remaining energy to Articuno as my backup.

 

 

 

I set additional challenges for myself as well, such as trying to beat each trainer at least once with each deck type, instead of just using the one that they're weak against. So having completed the gold challenge (getting to the full 30,000 pts on each trainer, and using all 4 decks on each trainer as well), and having nearly completed the silver with the same self-imposed rules....I can say that you absolutely CAN win against all the trainers with the water/blue deck.

 

 

 

Just thought I'd mention this.... ;)

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SuperStone

Hello, and welcome to the TCGO!  I'm glad you've got Basic Blue working for you.  I would like to let you know, since you're new here and don't already, that you're not really supposed to post on threads than have been inactive for over 14 days.  You can see the date of last post in its top left corner.  Keep the Pokémon rolling!

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MoeMower

PS:

I do have one complaint re the basic decks, though. While I realize that being able to edit the decks would defeat the purpose of the trainer challenges, I do think that when you earn a new card for each deck, you should be able to choose which card to give up to make room for the new one.

 

As it stands now, for instance, there are NO healing items in my blue deck. I'm guessing this is because ,once I earned the stadium card that heals 30 points every turn, the devs thought potions & all were unnecessary. But, if that stadium card doesn't come up early on, or is stuck in your prizes, you can lose really quickly.

 

So if any devs read these comments, please consider allowing players to choose which card they want to sacrifice to make room for the prize cards you win in the challenges.

 

Also, more goals (with rewards) would be great. Like a 5 coin prize for using all 4 decks on the same trainer. Also, why stop the deck use rewards so soon? How about a reward for winning with the same deck 25 times, or 50 times? Finally, unless I'm missing something, it seems that once you complete a challenge level (gold, for example) using the "easy" mode, there's no incentive to try again using the medium or hard modes... but it seems like there should be.

 

Hopefully someone at "Pokémon Central " will read this and consider adding some additional reward levels to the trainer challenges, as well as the option to choose which card you are willing to lose to make room for the existing rewards. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed, lol.

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MoeMower

Hello, and welcome to the TCGO!  I'm glad you've got Basic Blue working for you.  I would like to let you know, since you're new here and don't already, that you're not really supposed to post on threads than have been inactive for over 14 days.  You can see the date of last post in its top left corner.  Keep the Pokémon rolling!

Oh! Sorry about that!

 

Since I've been primarily playing the trainer challenges so far, this thread caught my attention first. I'll be sure to check dates going forward, though.

 

Btw, is there a better place for me to post my second comment re the rewards & choosing which card to give up? A place where the folks who make those decisions actually read our ideas perhaps... like a suggestion box?

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seminc

Hello, and welcome to the TCGO!  I'm glad you've got Basic Blue working for you.  I would like to let you know, since you're new here and don't already, that you're not really supposed to post on threads than have been inactive for over 14 days.  You can see the date of last post in its top left corner.  Keep the Pokémon rolling!

Just an FYI, pinned threads do not count as far as the 14 day rule is concerned, as long as the post is valid and relates to the topic and is not just for raising post count.
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SuperStone

Oh gosh, was that pinned?  Oops.  Sorry.  Aasvell.

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MoeMower

Just an FYI, pinned threads do not count as far as the 14 day rule is concerned, as long as the post is valid and relates to the topic and is not just for raising post count.

 

Thank you for mentioning that.   I've posted on forums before (not this one, obviously), and I do know that older threads usually move to the bottom of the list, so I hadn't realized how old this one was when I first posted on it because it was at the top (and pinned).

 

I was kind of surprised that, since it actually was so old, it was a- still pinned; and b- not locked, thereby allowing me to make that post. 

 

Glad to know I wasn't actually violating any rules!!

 

Thanks   :D

 

*Edited to fix where the system turned my "b )" into a smiley face, lol. 

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The_Conrad

I really enjoy using the 3 started decks, especially because my other decks aren't very good.

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WolfVanelle

I've been playing since August I think and reading helps a lot, I finished all this last month or so, seeing a post about it now is a little on the dumb side but at least for those who didn't know now have a chance at doing this? I guess?

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Rubinho23

Where can i adquire this three decks? Thanks

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seminc

Where can i adquire this three decks? Thanks

If you log into the game any time before maintenance you will have the decks in your Trainer Challenge. Beating 7 different trainers with each deck will let you use the decks in PvP

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theotherguytm

@Mods

 

Since these decks are no longer available, could this be unpinned please?

 

Thanks.

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BowserLuigi

@Mods

 

Since these decks are no longer available, could this be unpinned please?

 

Thanks.

Well, can they edit the OP to show the pokemon go mascots decks instead? 

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BScorpione

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So if any devs read these comments, please consider allowing players to choose which card they want to sacrifice to make room for the prize cards you win in the challenges.

 

Also, more goals (with rewards) would be great. Like a 5 coin prize for using all 4 decks on the same trainer. Also, why stop the deck use rewards so soon? How about a reward for winning with the same deck 25 times, or 50 times? Finally, unless I'm missing something, it seems that once you complete a challenge level (gold, for example) using the "easy" mode, there's no incentive to try again using the medium or hard modes... but it seems like there should be.

 agreed with the 1st ...

 

for the easy mode - it gives less xp towards the 1 - 4 star challenge compared to med / hard mode while hard mode giving the most xp.

 

getting XY Basic Blue fully unlocked (7+/7) should aim for hard mode on all for faster xp towards the completion of trainer(s) / rank(s) after getting the strategy figured. as for the other decks.... same thing can be done.

 

 

 

I remember doing on hard mode & the AI end up having a EX while my theme deck doesn't have 'em (AI doesn't have them before that certain update) = what gives w/ that new update?!

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BowserLuigi

 agreed with the 1st ...

 

for the easy mode - it gives less xp towards the 1 - 4 star challenge compared to med / hard mode while hard mode giving the most xp.

 

getting XY Basic Blue fully unlocked (7+/7) should aim for hard mode on all for faster xp towards the completion of trainer(s) / rank(s) after getting the strategy figured. as for the other decks.... same thing can be done.

 

 

 

I remember doing on hard mode & the AI end up having a EX while my theme deck doesn't have 'em (AI doesn't have them before that certain update) = what gives w/ that new update?!

 

The first idea will never be implemented. The point is that the end product must be the same for all players.

 

When EXes first came to PTCGO the AI already had them on easy. Yeah easy. But their AI is braindead enough to still let you win against them.

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theotherguytm

@Mods

Seriously, it's been months since these decks were no longer available. Please unpin this thread!

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CadenceMatah

Trainer challenges used to be easy before the update. Winning battles against the air was like cutting butter with a hot knife. Now I can't win matches without having to concede 50 to 100 times. Earning packs by completing the trainer challenges just isn't worth the extra time. It is so frustrating and I don't like it. I want the difficulty to go back down. This isn't fun anymore. Used to be the ai *************** me after knocking out three of my Pokémon when I hadn't knocked any of his out or if the attack it had was overkill. Nope, it just clean sweeps my deck.

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Trucker_monkey

Please pass this note on to the people who make those decisions (I realize there is a disconnect between the computer game and the actual card game):

 

I hold out hope (as I noted that the Fates Collide pre-made decks were some of the strongest prior to the re-vamp of the new computer based decks), that the new pre-constructed decks coming out in future sets will have a certain amount of power creep.

 

The reason for this is that with the new decks for the Trainer Challenge it has become abundantly boring to play the Theme-Based Versus Ladder (Oh look someone playing the Yellow Deck again).

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666Ozymandias66

Is there any way for me to get those decks, maybe by code?

It seems a bit unfair to me that older players have the new ones too.

Why should I have a disadvantage because I started playing recently?

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KaiLaSo

Is there any way for me to get those decks, maybe by code?

It seems a bit unfair to me that older players have the new ones too.

Why should I have a disadvantage because I started playing recently?

 

Does it make a difference? The new theme deck is so much stronger than those older theme deck unless you want to collect them for collection purposes

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Pikalover5769

Hey! I was wondering if the game staff would be able to make these theme decks available in the coin/token shop since they are planning on adding all of the older theme decks and booster packs. Would help us collectors out a lot!!

 

Thank you!

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