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The MetaPod – Pokémon TCG Rotation 2016/2017

Hello everybody!

Of course I’ve recorded a video talking about the format rotation Pokémon TCG, how have you missed it!?

You can watch it right here ❤

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Pokémon TCG deck – Medicham [Standard]

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Main Pokémon: Medicham
Deck Name: Medichamp
Format: Standard 2015 – 2016

Medicham

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

4 Meditite 4 VS Seeker 6 Fighting Energy
4 Medicham 4 Ultra Ball 4 Strong Energy
4 Hawlucha 4 Fighting Stadium
2 Landorus 3 Korrina
2 Machamp 3 Professor Sycamore
2 Shaymin-EX 3 Muscle Band
2 Level Ball
2 Battle Compressor
2 Lysandre
2 Maxie’s Hidden Ball Trick
1 Focus Sash
1 Switch
1 Professor’s Letter

[THERE WILL BE A VIDEO TALKING ABOUT THE DECK HERE SOON!] 

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Pokémon TCG deck – Toxicroak EX / Crobat [Standard]

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Main Pokémon: Toxicroak EX / Crobat
Deck Name: Frog Lock
Format: Standard 2015 – 2016

Toxicroak Crobat

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

4 Toxicroak EX 4 Super Scoop Up 4 Double Colorless Energy
4 Zubat 4 VS Seeker 2 Psychic Energy
4 Golbat 4 Dimension Valley 2 Mystic Energy
3 Crobat 3 Ultra Ball
2 Skrelp 3 Professor Sycamore
2 Dragalge 2 Professor Birch’s Observations
2 Shaymin EX 2 Crushing Hammer
2 Enhanced Hammer
2 Switch
2 AZ
2 Lysandre
1 Battle Compressor

Hints / Things to think about

  • This deck is mostly about winning slowly, small amount of damages to slowly kill of your opponent Pokémon. But be sure to use Toxicroaks second attack to get faster beatdowns.
  • Lysandre is a huge tool for you in this deck, pull something out, poison it and watch it fade away without the ability to retreat with Dragalge on the bench!
  • Crobat is also a attacker. Believe it or not. And can even do so while you’ve locked your opponents active with poison.
  • Becuase you do not have a huge amount of burst damage, make sure to focus your damage on important targets (EX’s especially for the double prizes).
  • Even tho you need to focus your damage, do not forget to calculate for turns where you can get double KO’s with poison and bat sniping.

[THERE WILL BE A VIDEO TALKING ABOUT THE DECK HERE SOON!] 

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Pokémon TCG deck – Machamp EX / Ariados [Standard]

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Main Pokémon: Machamp EX / Ariados
Deck Name: Poison Punch
Format: Standard 2015 – 2016

Machamp Ariados

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

4 Hawlucha 4 Fighting Stadium 4 Strong Energy
4 Machamp EX 4 VS Seeker 6 Fighting Energy
3 Landorus 3 Korrina
2 Shaymin EX 3 Ultra Ball
2 Spinark 3 Professor Sycamore
2 Ariados 3 Muscle Band
2 Level Ball
2 Lysandre
2 Scorched Earth
2 Switch
1 Battle Compressor
1 Shauna
1 Professor’s Letter
1 Ace Trainer
1 Hex Maniac

Hints / Things to think about

  • You really want to try and get a Landorus active on your first attacking turn together with a Machamp EX on the bench and a energy in your discard pile. This is truly the best possible first turn you can get.
  • The main combo of this deck is to use Ariados to poison your Machamp EX and use Machamps second attack to maximum effect.
  • Remember that Machamp EX first attack can do plenty of damage as well, you do not always have to go for the combo attack.
  • Landorus is not only good for getting Energy back, it’s 90damage attack can actually win games. Do not forget it!

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Pokémon TCG deck – Sharpedo EX / Hydreigon [Standard]

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Main Pokémon: Sharpedo EX / Hydreigon
Deck Name: Sharpedo (Seriously it does not need anything cooler than that!)
Format: Standard 2015 – 2016

Sharpedo Hydreigon

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

4 Deino 4 Acro Bike 8 Darkness Energy
2 Zweilous 4 Ultra Ball 1 Psychic Energy
3 Hydreigon 4 VS Seeker
4 Sharpedo EX 3 Rare Candy
1 Malamar EX 3 Professor Sycamore
1 Shaymin EX 3 Silent Lab
1 Lugia EX 2 Switch
2 Professor Birch’s Obserbations
2 Head Ringer
1 Battle Compressor
1 Enhanced Hammer
1 Sacred Ash
1 AZ
1 Hex Maniac
1 Lysandre
1 Team Flare Grunt
1 Xerosic

Hints / Things to think about

  • Do not worry if you have to start the game with a active Deino or Shaymin EX using a single energy to retreat first turn can be acceptable. And often even recomnded if it’s the only way to get a energy to the discard pile first turn.
  • The deck as it is now is very focused on energy dissruption, if you feel it’s a bit to unstable. You can easily replace Enhanced Hammer, Team Flare Grunt and even Xerosic with other cards like Trainers’ Mail or a extra Silent Lab.
  • Do not be affraid to retreat with your Pokémon by discarding energy cards! You can easily get them back with a Hydreigon on the field.
  • The Psychic energy is semi important in matches where you fight against decks that are either very good at knocking out EX Pokémon and/or against cards like Regice!

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Pokémon TCG deck – Ancient Trait Nidoqueen [Standard]

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Main Pokémon: Ancient Trait Nidoqueen
Deck Name: Queen
Format: Standard 2015 – 2016

Ancient Trait Nidoqueen

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

4 Phantump 4 VS Seeker 4 Mystic Energy
3 Trevenant 4 Dimension Valley 3 Double Colorless Energy
3 Nidoran 4 Wally 3 Psychic Energy
2 Nidorina 4 Professor Sycamore
3 Nidoqueen 3 Muscle Band
2 Shaymin EX 3 Ultra Ball
1 Rare Candy
2 Switch
2 Silent Lab
2 Lysandre
1 Shauna
1 Hex Maniac
1 Xerosic

Hints / Things to think about

  • First turn? Yes please! Nidoran with Wally turns in to a turn two Nidoqueen that can deal plenty of damage. Turn one Phantump with Wally locks your opponent down. Always take the first turn!
  • If you get a Trevenant lock early, do not be affraid to play Silent Lab to give your opponent even less option. Sure your Shaymins will be dead in your hand but your opponent is probably already having a hard time now as it is.
  • Remember that Nidoqueen can knock out TWO Pokémon in one turn. If there are plenty of week Pokémon currently being played in the format, you can really abuse that fact.
  • Remember that Trevenant can actually do plenty of damage with a Muscle Band attached, you do not always need to keep them for Nidoqueen.

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Pokémon TCG deck – M Ampharos-EX / M Manectric-EX [Standard]

Hello Nurglings!

Welcome to the very first of many Pokémon TCG decks that will be posted on this blog!
Let’s jump right in to it.

Main Pokémon: M Ampharos-EX / M Manectric-EX
Deck Name: ManeAmp
Format: Standard 2015 – 2016

Ampharos Manectric

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

4 Manectric EX 4 Acro Bike 6 Electric Energy
2 M Manectric EX 4 VS Seeker 4 Double Colorless Energy
3 Ampharos EX 4 Mega Turbo
2 M Ampharox EX 4 Trainers’ Mail
2 Shaymin EX 3 Battle Compressor
1 Hoopa EX 3 Ultra Ball
3 Professor Sycamore
2 Lysandre
2 Switch
2 Shauna
2 Ampharos Spirit Link
2 Manectric Spirit Link
1 AZ

Hints / Things to think about

  • Ampharos EX can attack Pokémon with Safe Guard abilities! This is important to remember, don’t just scoop in those situations.
  • You’re opponent may decide to use Lysandre deffensivly to pull out your Hoopa EX or Ampharos EX without energies. Remember that you have 2 Switch and a AZ that can be used to return your active to your hand.
  • If you start with Ampharos active and Ampharos is your main plan for that game, do everything you can to find one of the Double Coloreless Energy and make sure to have atleast one electric energy ready in the Discard Pile for Mega Turbo. P(S: You don’t need to equip the DCE over a lightning energy first turn, you just need to have it ready!)
  • Even tho M Ampharos EX has the strongest attack, it’s completley fine to use Manectric as a attacker and win condition as well. Don’t feel forced to go with the Ampharos plan if you do not really need it in the matchup.
  • As in any deck with Mega Pokémon in it. Do not be affraid to evolve and ending your turn!

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