pokemon get ban list?

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by darkrai kill you, Jan 22, 2008.

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  1. darkrai kill you

    darkrai kill you New Member

    pokemon should have a ban list like yugioh some cards are to powerful
  2. B_B_C

    B_B_C New Member

    Whats cards are you talking about?
  3. Magic_Umbreon

    Magic_Umbreon Researching Tower Scientist, Retired

    Oh probably none in particular.

  4. B_B_C

    B_B_C New Member

    lol at invis text.
  5. DarthPika

    DarthPika New Member

    ^It's really not that great.
  6. pokemaniac93

    pokemaniac93 New Member

    i think he might mean Absol and Blissey, but if those get banned, there's no fun in the game.
  7. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Card banning is very rare in Pokemon.
    WotC only banned two cards that were intended to be playable (Ancient Mew and "your name here" Pikachu don't really count) and that was about 5 years ago or more. And one of the cards that was banned was mistranslated (Slowking), making it overly strong. POP nowadays would have just errata'd it.

    POP has never banned a card. I think it would take something incredible format-breaking to get them to do so.
    Nothing that is out right now comes close to that.
  8. Flareon

    Flareon New Member

    I don't think any (Pokemon) card since Slowking and Sneasle has been powerful enough to dominate a format and earn a ban. Sure, people complained about the likes of Blaziken ex, Pidgeot, LBS, Rock-Lock and a bunch of others, but none of those ended up taking Nationals or Worlds*.

    *Okay, so Queendumb with Pidgeot took a worlds, but whatever xD
  9. kaworu

    kaworu New Member

    I feel the format would be so much more fun if there was no Gallade. Although saying that Blissey would just reign once again...although Magmortar would dominate....so if we got rid of those.....
  10. Ardoptres

    Ardoptres New Member

  11. darkrai kill you

    darkrai kill you New Member

    talking about blissy absol gallade
  12. Mew*

    Mew* Active Member

    I don't like when cards are banned, because then I am now stuck with a useless product that I spent my money on :mad:. I'm so glad POP doesn't randomly ban single cards.
  13. Mew

    Mew New Member

    Blissey Absol Gallade
    That's invisible text.
  14. secretsof2113

    secretsof2113 Moderator Trader Feedback Mod

    Gallade is a one trick pony, and I don't understand why people don't see that. Once all the prizes are flipped, gallade isn't going to be doing 150 damage anymore. And this new Mawile is going to be a great counter for Gallade.
  15. eriknance

    eriknance New Member

    Thank you! I was telling my brother the other day that there was some card coming out that completely tears through Gallade's second attack; I thought it was an Unown, but it's the Mawile...

    Now with that said, I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't get included with Great Encounters.

    Oh, and I don't think that taking cards away is a good idea. I'd much rather have a few older cards reintroduced in some kind of reprint set (like Power Keepers with the majority of the cards being good reprints). This would be a great way to stimulate strategy and creativity while at the same time keeping our format more representative of what it should be.
  16. Articjedi

    Articjedi Active Member

    You forgot sneasel.
  17. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Where did I forget sneasel? I said there were two cards that were banned that were intended to be played. I just didn't have anything to say about Sneasel.
  18. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    They should just have a PK-type set with all the good cards from last format that Japan gets to use. That way we're all on a much more even metagame field.
  19. No, other games should conform to Pokemon ways
  20. Whicker

    Whicker New Member

    Sneasel was meant to be played in an environment where Energy Removal and Super Energy Removal were played and able to be used (meaning no broken Slowking). Sneasel probably wouldn't be able to do much with those running around.

    PCL seems to be pretty good at making balanced cards. I don't think there is any need for a ban list.

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