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  1. Shadow_Killer801

    Shadow_Killer801 New Member

    Hey, I'm completely new on pokemon and I would to start playing. I've only played Pokemon Ruby on the GBA and since then I havent done much.

    Where should I start?

    Should I buy starter decks?

    If so which ones?

    What are the most popular types or cards nowadays? (ex. EX)

    More questions may be posted.

    EDIT

    Should I buy still buy diamond and pearl packs?
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2007
  2. L00p_H01eS

    L00p_H01eS New Member

    start by looking for your local league at pokemon tcg official website
     
  3. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    I would recommend focusing your money on Diamond & Pearl, Mysterious Treasures, and Secret Wonder (comes out in a few weeks) cards. This guarantees you that your cards will be legal for all tournaments until October 2009.
     
  4. Flareon

    Flareon New Member

    Yeah, all the starter decks are pretty good. You almost cannot go wrong, although, I wouldn't purchase Bastiodon. If I were you, I would choose a starter deck and buy a tin with the matching level x.
     
  5. Shadow_Killer801

    Shadow_Killer801 New Member

    Which booster packs should I buy just so I can do a bit of trading with my friends.

    I'm buying

    Armor Fortress and Skull Charge and pre-ordering Power House and Lavaflow. These are starter
    decks.

    I'm buying off toywiz cause in Canada the taxes and price has gone up but the currency is higher so I save like 2.50 off a 58 dollar purchase. My town doesn't sell starter packs anyway.
     
  6. larllt

    larllt New Member

    If you're not going to play in tournaments, the WC decks are nice. (coming out nov.7)
     
  7. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    If you can find them online somewhere, the Diamond and Pearl theme decks are much better than the Mysterious Treasure theme decks. I wouldn't focus too much money on theme decks though. The cards you can get from them are very limited. You might be better off buying the tins that come with packs and come with an alternative art lv.X card.

    I usually buy my singles online. It can save a bit of money and it's not as random as buying packs.
     
  8. Rambo1000

    Rambo1000 New Member

    construction decks are good for getting energy and bad trainers, but you should just get either 4 empoleon or 4 infernape theme decks so you can have a viable deck.
     
  9. desert eagle

    desert eagle New Member

    One really good idea would be to look around stores selling standard trainers for cheap. Alot of stores sell staples like TVR, Steven's Advice, Rare candy and even castaway for $1-$1.50 each, which should be good to build up a solid trainer engine.
     
  10. therage

    therage New Member

    load up on secret wonders....SUCH A GOOD SET!
     
  11. Blaziken 1111

    Blaziken 1111 Active Member

    ^ we don't know what half the cards in there are.
     
  12. therage

    therage New Member


    how about you base your asumptions on whats been previewed?

    since charizard has been shown..that means blastoise/venasaur will be coming out...blastoise is a kool card.
    since raikou has been shown.....suicune/entei will be coming out....and suicune is preety good to.
     
  13. Shadow_Killer801

    Shadow_Killer801 New Member

    Any other suggestions before I checkout?
     
  14. hectagonman

    hectagonman New Member

    Buy Diamond and Pearl starters. Not Mysterious Treasure ones. Empoleon is your best bet.
     
  15. Shadow_Killer801

    Shadow_Killer801 New Member

    How long do you think it would take to ship to Canada? I'm using international express off toywiz.
     
  16. desert eagle

    desert eagle New Member

    Canada? Where in canada are you from? I'm from toronto

    and it takes about a week and a bit to ship from the US to canada
     
  17. Shadow_Killer801

    Shadow_Killer801 New Member


    Thanks, I live 2 hours off Toronto, specifically Stratford, home of Shakespearean plays.
     
  18. desert eagle

    desert eagle New Member

    Oh sweet, maybe I'll see you at events sometime in the future then

    I can lend you stuff if you need anything
     
  19. Shadow_Killer801

    Shadow_Killer801 New Member

    I'm starting to think about it now. Should I buy a booster box or starter decks?
     
  20. Aggy&Co.

    Aggy&Co. Member

    I suggest you spend your money on 1 starter deck and the rest on booster boxes of secret wonders/Mysterious Treasures the new set coming out and a newly released set. trade like a mad man to get all the trainers you need because they are the most important part of your deck without them you will get squashed. There are some good deals to be had from your fellow canucks.
    Read the deck forums for some ideas on how to build a deck and go to a local league regularly to learn the ins and outs. Don't be afraid to ask any questions everybody will try to help you out.
     

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