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Pokémon TCG deck – Darkrai EX / Giratina EX [Standard]

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Hello Nurglings!

Main Pokémon: Darkrai EX
Deck Name: Dartina
Format: Standard

DarkraiEX GiratinaEX

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

2 Darkrai EX 4 Max Elixir 8 Darkness Energy
2 Giratina EX 4 VS Seeker 4 Double Dragon Energy
2 Shaymin EX 4 Ultra Ball
2 Jirachi 4 Trainers’ Mail
1 Yveltal w/ Oblivion Ring 4 Professor Sycamore
1 Yveltal w/ Fright Night 3 Fighting Fury Belt
1 Hoopa EX 2 Float Stone
2 Reverse Valley
2 N
1 Battle Compressor
1 Startling Megaphone
1 AZ
1 Delinquent
1 Hex Maniac
1 Lysandre
1 Xerosic
1 Professor Birch’s Observations

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Pokémon TCG deck – Sableye Control [Legacy]

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Main Pokémon: Sableye
Deck Name: Junk Control
Format: Legacy [A Pokémon TCG Online Format]

Legacy - Sableye Junk

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

3 Sableye 4 Dark Patch 5 Darkness Energy
2 Darkrai EX 4 Hypnotoxic Lazer 3 Double Colorless Energy
2 Mewtwo EX 4 Professor Oak’s New Theory
1 Absol 3 Ultra Ball
1 Mr.Mime 3 Junk Arm
1 Sigilyph 3 Virbank City Gym
1 Keldeo EX 3 Crushing Hammer
1 Jirachi EX 2 Professor Juniper
2 Lost Remover
2 Pokémon Catcher
1 Random Reciever
1 Revive
1 Super Rod
1 Switch
1 Colress
1 N
1 Seeker
1 Twins
1 Float Stone
1 Life Dew

 

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The MetaPod – XY: BREAKpoint set review

Hello Nurglings!

I recently did my first solo set review for the latest set for the Pokémon TCG, it was all recorded live on my stream and you can see the whole talk in the video below. Thanks for listening in.

Until next time, take care!

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Pokémon TCG deck – Lucario EX / Crobat [Standard]

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Main Pokémon: Lucario EX / Crobat
Deck Name: Locobats
Format: Standard 2015 – 2016

Lucario Bats deck

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

4 Lucario EX 4 VS Seeker 5 Fighting Energy
4 Hawlucha 4 Fighting Stadium 4 Strong Energy
4 Zubat 4 Muscle Band
4 Golbat 3 Repeat Ball
3 Crobat 3 Professor Sycamore
1 Shaymin EX 2 Super Scoop Up
2 Ultra Ball
2 Korrina
2 Lysandre
2 Professor Birch’s Observations
2 Silent Lab
1 AZ

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The MetaPod – XY: BREAKthrough set review w/ WanderingVenser

Hello Nurglings!

Welcome to the first official blog post where I announce the fact that our “Pokémon talk” recordings shall now be called:

The Metapod Log

I’m aware that this recording is VEEERY long, but we talked about every single card and we may have spent a bit to much talking about the early bad cards just to rush through them towards the end.

BUT, still had a great and fun time reviewing this card for card, and I hope you will enjoy it as well.

Thanks for watching/listening!

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Pokémon TCG deck – Dugtrio / Eeveelutions [Standard]

Hello Nurglings!

Main Pokémon: Dugtrio / Eeveelutions
Deck Name: DiggiDiggi
Format: Standard 2015 – 2016

Dugtrio

Pokémon

Trainer

Energy

4 Diglett 4 VS Seeker 4 Fighting Energy
4 Dugtrio 4 Fighting Stadium 4 Strong Energy
4 Hawlucha 3 Muscle Band
4 Eevee 3 Professor Sycamore
2 Jolteon 2 Level Ball
2 Flareon 2 Switch
1 Vaporeon 2 Ultra Ball
2 Shaymin EX 2 Korrina
2 Lysandre
1 Shauna
1 AZ
1 Ace Trainer
1 Professor’s Letter
1 Battle Compressor

Hints / Things to think about

  • Depending on the Matchup only focus on getting the correct Eeveeltution in to play, the rest can be discarded to Ultra Balls or even cleared from the deck with Battle Compressor. They are there as a combat enhancer, not attackers
  • After that first Ultra Ball / Korrina / Level Ball always make sure to check how many Digletts and Dugtrios you have in your deck. As Dugtrio is your main attacker.
  • The overall strategy is very straight forward in this deck, put out your Dugtrios and attack, focus on getting that damage out fast and try to get as many prices as possible with your knockouts.

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

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Pokémon TCG deck – Toxicroak EX / Crobat [Standard]

Hello Nurglings!

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 – Sharpedo EX / Hydreigon [Standard]

Hello Nurglings!

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]

Hello Nurglings!

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 Online – Talking About Anicent Origins w/ ReclusiveSlowbro & WanderingVenser

Hello everybody!

Just uploaded a YouTube vid for the first time in ages! Well, it was recorded live on stream but still a video. It’s Me, WanderingVenser and ReclusiveSlowbro (two other great Pokemon TCG Online streamers) that talk about the latest Pokemon TCG set!

Sadly Twitch decided to mute some of the audio but it’s only about 10 minutes out of 2 long hours. So still plenty of cool things to listen in on.

You can find us all on Twitch.tv:
Nurgleprobe (me): http://www.twitch.tv/Nurgleprobe
WanderingVenser: http://www.twitch.tv/wanderingvenser
ReclusiveSlowbro: http://www.twitch.tv/ReclusiveSlowbro

Enjoy!

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