The PokePopCast 13: Judge Seminar – Cheating

This is a special edition of the PokePopCast. Vince Krekeler, the TO of the St. Louis Regionals held in Collinsville IL, sponsored a Judge Seminar along with Pokemon Organized Play. Unfortunately, the streaming of the seminar fell through, but we were able to gain access to some video thanks to Ryan Alperstein (AKA Bullados on the forums). In this first video, we present Vince’s presentation on Cheating and what we can do about it.


Below are the slide presentations for the TCG topics presented:

Cheating In Pokemon Powerpoint Professor Cup 2018

Prof Seminar 2018 Shuffle Sleeves and Marked

Prof Seminar 2018 Slow Playing

The PokePopCast 12: Penalty Guidelines 8.2 Marked Cards (and the TX Regionals Ruling)

In this Episode of the PokePopCast, we KO two Pidgey with one stone.
We go over the next section of the penalty guidelines and take the opportunity to see how they apply to a recent ruling at the TX Regionals that was controversial with players. Discuss in the forums at the link below.

Oh, and I’ll be part of the Judge Seminar that will be held next Friday at the St Louis Regionals. The Judge Seminar will be streamed for those not able to attend in person!! So, if you have a chance, check that out. We’ll post the link to the stream when it becomes available.

In the meanwhile, enjoy:

The PokePopCast 11: Ultra Prism FAQs, rulings, and Cyrus controversy

In this PopCast, I go over the published FAQs, the reasoning behind them, and some of the controversy over Cyrus Prism Star.

I’m starting to get the hang of using this software, so we have card images included.

Update: Pokemon has issued the errata on Cyrus *, and you can find it here:

Here you go:



Get Your FAQ for SM05 – Ultra Prism

PokeGym members and Pokemon Community, the FAQ for the new Sun & Moon set, Ultra Prism, has been released. Download your copy and alert your local judges to have a copy ready for the Prereleases starting this weekend.

Note that this only covers rulings needed for the Prerelease. Other rulings will be coming soon, but this is what you need for this weekend!
Download from the link below.


PokePopCast 9: Riffle Shuffle without Damaging Cards!

This is a short episode of the PopCast where we just look at the details of how to do a riffle Shuffle without damaging or bending your cards, or your opponent’s cards.
It’s a hot topic and if not done properly, can damage cards.
So a lot of players don’t want to have their cards riffle shuffled.
But that should only be a concern if it is done badly.
Here, we learn how to do it right, and not damage the cards.
It is the best, most efficient method of shuffling, so let’s learn how to do it correctly!

PokePopCast 8: Vince Krekeler on Slow Play


Well, this is an extra special episode of the PokePopCast!
We have an hour long interview with Vince Krekeler, Meganium45 on the Gym.
Vince is a Stage 2 Professor and runs a number of Regionals in the US, including the upcoming St. Louis Regionals in February 2018.
Among the features of that Regionals will be the return to the US of the Professor Seminar AND the Professor Cup!!!!!

If you are a Professor, reserve your spot at the Seminar and if you are Stage 1 or higher, sign up for the Professor Cup so that I can beat you.

Check out the new PopCast here:

‘Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Ultra Prism’ officially revealed

Product images, cards, and art!

The Pokémon Company International today announced Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Ultra Prism, a brand-new expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, launching on February 2, 2018.

Echoing the story line from the recently released video games Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, this latest Pokémon TCG expansion is set in an alternate version of Sinnoh, one of the twisted parallel regions that players can reach by traveling through an Ultra Wormhole. Continue reading “‘Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon—Ultra Prism’ officially revealed”

Pokémon TCG: Guzzlord-GX Box image revealed

Italian Guzzlord-GX Box
UPDATE: The Italian image for the Guzzlord-GX Box has confirmed that the Guzzlord-GX card (and its jumbo variant) will have alternate artwork from the version released in Crimson Invasion.

Pokémon TCG: Guzzlord-GX Box

The Pokémon TCG: Guzzlord-GX Box includes:

  • 1 foil promo card featuring Guzzlord-GX
  • 1 oversize card featuring Guzzlord-GX
  • 4 Pokémon TCG booster packs
  • A code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

The Pokémon TCG: Guzzlord-GX Box will release on January 5th, 2018, at a suggested retail price of $19.99 USD.