Calling for family

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by doctormcdreamy, Sep 17, 2007.

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  1. doctormcdreamy

    doctormcdreamy New Member

    'search your deck for up to 2 basic pokemon. and shuffle and your turn is over'

    in the beginning game, we need to set up right? we cant just trans for the mentor on t1 like we used to.
    so is it worth it dedicating 4 spots to a pokesearcher like tauros. and/or just play 4 holon mentor. maybe even play some fan clubs. or dualballs/great balls. what is the best way to set up?
  2. Absoltrainer

    Absoltrainer Active Member

    on the other hand, you can use a supporter getting pokemon to get out the mentor, although not use it that turn.
  3. The_Envoy_of_Chaos

    The_Envoy_of_Chaos New Member

    Or hope that you go second and start with a Mentor/Fan Club in your hand.
  4. doctormcdreamy

    doctormcdreamy New Member

    yeah. well chingling, i like. it can get our mentor/celio/bebe/draw supporters.

    but tauros calling for family is better than chingling getting out a mentor for next turn. b/c you are one step ahead and can evolve those basics your next turn. and start attacking.

    but chingling in the long run can get you any supporter you want. and tauros cant do that.
  5. pichuman

    pichuman New Member

    i think that the call is worth it.
  6. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    I guess it depends on the deck. Some decks might need a dedicated Pokemon to fill the bench like Tauros CG, some decks make better use of something like Chingling/Chimecho. Some decks don't even need any of the above.
  7. Dante63s

    Dante63s New Member

    Mentor is still a great card, that is played in almost every deck :thumb:
    I would go with Chinglin
  8. bugsbite

    bugsbite New Member

    Can someone list what balls have the best chance to get a basic pokemon from best to worst?

    My guess would be:

    1. Great Ball
    2. quick ball
    3. master ball
    4. dusk ball
    5. dual ball
    6. poke ball
  9. Jason

    Jason New Member

    i think Dual Ball would be tied with Master Ball and Dusk anyways, remind me, has Ultra ball made an appearence? Since we got Poke, Great and Master but no Ultra..
  10. therage

    therage New Member

    why not give girafarig a try...geez...its a better mawile..
  11. doctormcdreamy

    doctormcdreamy New Member

    girafarig only gets trainers. not supporters or stadiums.
  12. sonrep29

    sonrep29 New Member

    When it comes down to it i think its a question of speed vs. stability. if you want a speedy deck then balls and CFF are the best way to go, and although many players want a speedy start a stronger bulid can also win you games once the "speedy player" has exausted all their resources. so sure CFF can get you 2 pkmn that will evolve next turn, but mentor lets you get 3 pokemon that can be candied which is where girafarig would come in handy, not only does it let you draw up candy, plus power, windstorm, and crystals but it also lets you pull balls if you need a quick fix.
  13. DarkMagnus

    DarkMagnus New Member

    um. i'd like to say that luvdisc is the best CFF in this format if they ball or Fan club you get one more and if they drop early stadiums you can spread on them or if you drop an early can counter there spreading.
  14. bugsbite

    bugsbite New Member

    Same for Mawile, which I like better than girafarig, yes he has 10 less HP but he can hit an EX for 50.
  15. Ikari

    Ikari New Member

    Tauros setup well in decks not relying in baby pokes... Vire, Motar and etcs needs Mentor to bring the baby and the basic.

    Tauros + Chinglin? Tauros put Chinglin + Important Basic, Chinglin bring Celios/PETM to evolve the Important Basic next turn...

    Cheers! :smile:
  16. vanderbilt_grad

    vanderbilt_grad New Member

    Smoochum d will put the basic in your hand along with an energy ... more friendly for the baby decks.

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