New to Pokemon

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by Ninety9lives, Aug 11, 2008.

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  1. Ninety9lives

    Ninety9lives New Member

    Hey Guys,
    Im an ex Yugioh player from NZ, Im one of the top 30 players in the country, it got boring and now we are starting up Pokemon Leagues at our local HL.
    I intend to dominate the Pokemon scene here like I did Yugioh, only problem being Ive found NO WHERE with up to date pokemon meta.
    I was wondering if I could get some help on basic deck building and ratios for Pokemon.
    Yugioh goes something like 20 monster 13 Spell 7 Trap.

    How does Pokemon work?
  2. Blazing_Monkey

    Blazing_Monkey New Member

    In Pokemon, it's a bit more different, there are t2 decks and there are normal decks. T2 decks usually have 14 or less Pokemon, 30 or more Trainers and 14 or less Energy and normal decks uisually have 18-22 Pokemon (24 in some cases), 20+ trainers and 14-16 Energy. If you want to learn the rules , you should get a theme deck, it has a rule book, counters and a coin, but never follow the way their decks are made.
  3. Flaming_Spinach

    Flaming_Spinach Feature Editor

    The balances in Pokemon are HIGHLY dependant on what type of deck you are playing.

    Most decks play around 20 pokemon cards, others can play as many as 30, or as few as 8.

    The majority of main strategies can be found here on the Pokegym. Pokemon -in comparison to Yugioh- allows for a lot more variability in deck build, depending on personal preferance and local metagame.
  4. Ninety9lives

    Ninety9lives New Member

    Right thanks for the Info, me and the boys are going out tomorrow to buy decks, is there anything thats a must have? Also is there a Banlist as such for pokemon?
  5. Kamui988

    Kamui988 New Member

    No such thing as a banlist for pokemon, all there is it set rotation, buy cards from Pokemon Diamond and Pearl and up since that will be the new format.
  6. Ninety9lives

    Ninety9lives New Member

    Im just think get out the cookie cutter and net deck, where can I do that?
  7. PokemansForGeeks

    PokemansForGeeks New Member

    Daaang someone's cocky ;x

    Here's a helpful hint: Play what everyone else is playing and you'll probably "dominate" the scene.
  8. Sandslash7

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    Pokemon Organized Play doesn't print "cookie cutter" decks. The decks in stores are very low level precons that don't necessarily have a top strategy to them, but the are useful in learning to play the game.

    If you want a net deck, play Gardy-Gallade (GG/Pl0x) You can find those names everywhere here.
  9. Flaming_Spinach

    Flaming_Spinach Feature Editor


    That deck will still be legal after the format rotation.
  10. Ninety9lives

    Ninety9lives New Member

    Not cocky just good at tcg's
    I wana play a top tier Grass/Lightning... List plz lol.
  11. Flaming_Spinach

    Flaming_Spinach Feature Editor


    Asking someone for a list is liable to get you flamed.

    Just go here, and do a little research yourself!
  12. PokemansForGeeks

    PokemansForGeeks New Member

    I don't think there are any good lightning/grass decks but Leafon lv.X/Magmortar is decent. Torterra/Sceptile is good too if you want grass.

    Oh, and stay away from Kingdra.
  13. the60746

    the60746 New Member

    sorry dude but if you are good at TCGs then you don't need to net deck, go look at the cards and build something original, if you are still that bad then sure play GG but after rotation u should prolly find a new deck and I doubt a newbie to the game can play GG/Plox so your better off finding a new deck. so stop asking for lists and ideas, if your so awesome, THINK
  14. Ninety9lives

    Ninety9lives New Member

    Between work, family and still playing yugioh I really cbf'd :thumb:
    Thanks to the ppl who gave me USEFUL advice.
    Watch this space...
  15. lolganium

    lolganium New Member

    no offence, but after playin pokemon and yu'gi'oh, pokemon goes ALOT deeper.

    it'll take a good year before you'll be up for 'dominating' anything seriously. specialy if you have to switch your thoughts of game mechanics

    for a begginin deck, do someting on the lines of 20-20-20... though the enerhy and pokemon should be thinned through time so that you can stock trainers.
  16. the60746

    the60746 New Member

    well thats fine if you don't have allot of time but that means you won't be any good at this game lol. Unlike Yugioh, you can't net deck in this game and then go win with it. You have know your deck backwards and forwards and play test it and tweek it which takes months. Thats how you win in this game, and Im just talking from my own experiences and others that I know.
  17. lolganium

    lolganium New Member

    unlike yugioh it isnt about the cards, its about how you play what you have. ugioh and pokemon are that distinct difference; how you play compared to how much money you have to spend
  18. Croatian_Nidoking

    Croatian_Nidoking New Member

    If you want a halfway decent Grass/Electric deck, try Leafeon Lvl. X/Electivire Lvl. X. The actual list will be up to you.

    - Croatian "thinking outside the (deck) box" Nidoking
  19. flariados

    flariados New Member

    A grass deck which can be made with the new legends Awakened deck is vileplume and bellossom. And try to get 2 Claydol from the set Great Encounters because almost every deck needs that card.
  20. The Phenom1993

    The Phenom1993 New Member

    I suggest trying to find a legends awaken pre-release somewhere near you and attend to it.

    Pre-releases are fun to play and you can get some decent new cards for less $$$. You can also learn some basics of deck building and playing.

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