Tournaments can be a great way to play against other players in an environment with high stakes but a lot of fun. You can learn a lot from them by seeing which decks are emerging while baring witness to some new ideas and strategies. They are also a great way to see how you stand up to fellow players.
That is why I decided to take part in City Tournament. A City Tournament, or Cities, are smaller tournaments held in card shops or venues where players are put in a Swiss style tournament. Each round players can go up or down in rankings and the best eight players are put into the Top Cut where the top placings are determine. With the last Cities coming up, I wanted to really put myself in a competitive scene and test my wit.
So this week’s TCG Jump is going to recount how Team Plasma and I raided a Cities and went further then we have ever expected. So keep reading to hear how much TCG experience I have gotten with a team that is on it’s last legs but still have plenty of fight in them.Read More
Pooka from The Top Cut is back with a unique deck featuring a Pokemon that you may not consider to use but can be quite effective! It is Florges EX time to shine as we take a stroll though it’s Bright Garden!
This Florges EX deck focus on flooding the bench with Fairy type Pokemon to increase the damage of Bright Garden. This attack becomes much more powerful with each Fairy and Grass type Pokemon. Pooka also includes Xerneas EX as a heavy attacker to do massive damage and clean up after Florges EX if Pokemon try to hide on the bench. This deck also features all the basics that a Fairy deck needs to run such as Max Potion, Aromatisse, and Fairy Garden.
So click below to watch this match that Florges EX had against a Yveltal-Garbodor deck. Marvel at the power of this deck and how easy it is to build!Read More
It is a new year which means it is time to seek out new challenges! Time to pit your wit against trainers who all are aiming for the top and will do anything to get up there. Good thing TCG Jump is going to help give you the information you need to fight up there with the best. That way when you are versus some of the best then you will know what to expect when they slap down a card. To help start off TCG Jump in the new year, we are going to feature the card: VS Seeker!
VS Seeker is a Trainer card that was originally printed in EX FireRed & LeafGreen but was recently reprinted in Phantom Forces to be included in the current format. It is an Item card that will allow you to take any Supporter card from your Discard and put it into your hand.Read More
The logo and set description for Double Crisis has finally been released. This mini-set will include cards focusing on Team Aqua and Team Magma. Below is the description of the set:
Two teams of villains emerge from their hideouts to clash over the fate of the world in Pokemon TCG: Double Crisis! Team Aqua brings sheer brawn and willpower while Team Magma leverages logic, and both are willing to move land and sea to accomplish their goals. While Team Aqua’s Kyogre-EX rampages against Team Magma’s Groudon-EX, their rival ambitions could change the Hoenn region forever!
The descriptions confirm that Kyogre EX and Groudon EX will be part of the mini-set. Though, it described the two Legendary EX Pokemon to be “Team Aqua’s Kyogre EX” and “Team Magma’s Groudon EX” as if they belong to their respective teams. This will be similar to how Trainer own Pokemon have been done back in the original EX Team Magma vs. Team Aqua. It is only speculation at this point but it could be handle similarly to the recent Plasma sets where “Plasma” wasn’t in the Pokemon name but was on the cards to keep players running up to eight of the same Pokemon.
Double Crisis will be released in Japan on January 30th and in the United States on March 25th.
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Merry Christmas! Have you been good? If you did then maybe you will received a gift from Jolly Saint Nick. I hope you left some cookies out because I heard those are his favorite. Though, if you are looking for somebody who is like Santa then we have the card for you. The Pokemon in today’s Featured Card is all about delivering presents, bills and whatever you can think of. It even has the ability to give presents though not all of them are good. It is Christmas this week which is why we are going to feature Delibird!
Delibird is a Basic Water type Pokemon with 80 HP. It was originally released in Boundaries Crossed but is sometimes awarded to those who place in League Challenge tournaments. Delibird has a weakness to the Metal type and has a single energy retreat cost. This little Santa bird Pokemon has two attacks. The first attack is Present that cost a single Colorless energy and allows you to flip a coin. If you get a heads then you are allow to search your deck for a card. The second attack Delibird has is called Icy Wind. You can use this attack for a Water and another energy to do 30 damage and put the opponent’s active Pokemon to sleep.Read More
It has been announced that a TCG mini-set will be released in March. This set will be called Double Crisis: Aqua vs. Magma. This mini-set is to be based off the Japanese mini-set, Team Magma vs. Team Aqua Double Crisis which will be released on January 30th, 2015.
Double Crisis: Aqua vs Magma will have 28 new cards which includes 8 holo cards. It will be released as two box sets that contains: four Double Crisis: Aqua vs Magma 7-card booster packs and a collector pin that will feature either Team Magma or Team Aqua. Each box set will be themed off one of the two villainous teams of Hoenn. There is no information on which cards will be in this set but it will most likely be themed off of Team Aqua or Team Magma. This mini-set is similar to past mini-set like the Shiny Collection in 2013 and Dragon Vault in 2012. Double Crisis: Aqua vs Magma will be released on March 25th, 2015.Read More
TylyrPlays is here one last time with his own brand of deck! This will be TylyrPlays last TCG video as he retires from YouTube but he made sure to go out with a bang. So we are honored to showoff his last battle on Featured Match.
The deck that TylyrPlays is Honchkrow where he uses Nightmare Mambo to serve the heavy damage. This attack does a base 60 damage but 60 more if the Pokemon is asleep. That is why TylyrPlays uses Malamar EX to put Pokemon to sleep with the Hyper Hypnosis ability. Once the Pokemon is asleep then TylyrPlays uses a combination of items to make sure he hits the magic number to take knockouts on EX Pokemon by using Honchkrow.
So enough talking about this deck. Lets watch this final battle that TylyrPlays has to offer. Click below to watch the match.Read More
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call- Featured Card spotlighting Dimension Valley.
Dimension Valley is a new stadium card that was release in Phantom Forces. This stadium card provides a nice benefit to all Psychic type Pokemon where their attacks cost one less Colorless energy. Dimension Valley stays in play until a different Stadium cards is set or is removed by the effects of another card.Read More
The first Pokemon TCG set for 2015 has been announced to be called Emerald Break. The name for this set may be a reference to Rayquaza’s involvement in the Delta Episode in Pokemon OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire. Emerald Break will focus and feature Rayquaza EX and M Rayquaza EX. These two cards will be Dragon typed. It is unsure what the other Pokemon or types that will be featured in this set.
Emerald Break will contain 78 new cards. Also release on this date will be a “Battle Deck Mega Rayquaza-EX”. This will be a 60 card deck that will contain 3 Rayquaza EX, 2 M Rayquaza EX and several exclusive Trainer cards. The cards from this deck may end up being included in the English equivalent of Emerald Break.
Several products will be release along side with Emerald Break including M Rayquaza EX sleeves, deck box and binder.
Emerald Break will release in Japan on March 14th, 2015.
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This week we are going to feature a match played by Pooka from The Top Cut! This game features Malamar EX which can be flipping fun with the right cards!
Malamar EX has the Hyper Hypnosis ability where it can put your opponent’s Pokemon to sleep. That is nice and all but the reason why Pooka is using Malamar EX is for it’s MAXamar attack. MAXamar is like all “MAX” attacks where it flips a coin and for every heads does a certain amount of damage. This is a risky strategy and needs the help of Victory Star Victini to get some second chances on flips. If all goes well then there could be some big damage done.
Will Pooka get the knock outs? Watch the match below to find out!Read More