|06/13/2004, 07:38 PM||#1|
I figure what the hay...
Ok. This deck may be crap. Yes, you are almost automatically smarter than me when it come to these cards. And no, I have hardly any cards right now. Basically, I wanted to know if by using the following deck it would be possible to beat anybody:
Basic pokemon: 12
3 Growlithe, 2 seedot, 2 ekans, 2 cyndaquil,
2 cacnea, 1 numel
Stage 1: 9
2 Arcanine, 1 Quilava, 1 Arbok, 2 Nuzleaf, 2 Lileep,
1 energy switch, 1 energy restore,
2 double full heals (btw these still work on one active pokemon, right?), 3 potions, 1 switch, 2 lanette's net searches, 1 Wally's training, and 2 root fossils.
12 Grass energies, 11 Fire energies, 1 Multi Energy,
and 1 Rainbow Energy.
You can start laughing now, but any help in the direction of deck buliding would be greatly appreciated.
|06/13/2004, 08:53 PM||#2|
You need to trade for some PKMN & Draw Trainers. That's where I'd start.
You could try to keep the Cradilly or if that's a Fire Veil Arcanine maybe that... (fear the Burn) ...then, trade the rest for something decent but cheap like toxic grip Corphish and Rend Crawdaunt. With FV Arcanine you can run all fire since the Crawdaunt line takes all colorless for the good attacks; one energy type is an helpful when you have limited trainers. Try to find some Dunsparce to draw PKMN with they are commons in Sandstorm.
Come up with about 20-22 PKMN, 10 or more of those being basics.
You need about that many trainers, mostly CARD DRAW. Start with the cast offs at first, then work up. Healing doesn't help that much right now.
The rest energy.
Get some cards, then c'mon back. Good Luck!
|06/14/2004, 07:45 AM||#3|
Its cool, Mike. You seem to have the know-how to build a decent deck, you just need some cards. Do you have a league around you at all? If not, you can always trade online here at the Pokegym. But what Bulbasnore says is true. Here's a few cards you may wanna try and get to help out ANY deck you might build. I'll just include the ones from Ruby/Sapphire onward:
Steven's Advice (Hidden Legends Set)
TV Reporter (Dragon set)
Professor Birch (Ruby/Sapphire set)
Those are some good draw cards from those sets. From a few older sets, these ones are to get:
Oracle (Skyridge set)
Copycat (Expedition set)
Professor Oak's Research (Expedition set)
Juggler (Aquapolis set)
Those ones will be hard to find booster packs for I'm sure, but you could trade for them, Copycat and Oracle being the best out of those right now, I believe.
Some other things to consider, you want around 9-12 draw/search cards in your deck most of the time, around 20 energy, and the rest fill in with your pokemon line and other useful trainers such as Town Volunteers or Pokemon Reversal and such.
And yes, the Double Full Heals will work for your one active, though I would suggest you use Switch or Warp Point over those.
Good luck man, and hopefully you can tune this up to be a decent deck =)
|06/14/2004, 01:50 PM||#4|
Thanks a whole bunch for the advice guys, I'll try to get some new cards here soon.
BTW, I'm new to this whole trading thing. I was wondering how that worked over the internet?
Last edited by Mike; 06/14/2004 at 03:21 PM.
|06/14/2004, 03:08 PM||#5|
Well you can private message people via the private message thingy on these boards. Also (and more importantly) there is the Pokegym Trading Forum that you can check. You can trade cards with pretty much everyone that's out there. Just post some rares you've got that you're willing to trade (or uncommons/commons too) and ask for what you need on there too. Then, its pretty much normal trading, people will post and you can decline or accept, you swap addresses and send the cards in the mail.
Since you're new too, I'm sure people wouldn't object to sending you a few extra commons/uncommons they don't need as well, that way you can get your card count up there. Definitely attend any prerelease tournaments you can also, or draft tournaments, they are a really really fun way to collect cards and if you do well, you win even more cards.
Hope this helps.