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.
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I hope everybody enjoyed their Thanksgiving and had plenty to eat and be thankful for. City Championships start this weekend and will continue on for the next month and half so enjoy your day of rest and leftovers. This week we will be featuring a match from TylyrPlays where he will be using a Gengar EX deck!
The deck that TylyrPlays is using features Gengar EX and his Dark Corridor attack. This Pokemon can attack for 60 damage and poison your opponent’s active Pokemon. Gengar EX then leaves the active position to retreat to the bench. From there, different Pokemon can take the active position including the Trainer card Robo Substitute. That way none of your Pokemon can be damaged and your opponent can’t take a prize. You can do other mischievous things as well such as set up Dragalge who has the Poison Barrier ability to trap any poisoned Pokemon in the active. TylyrPlays also runs Dusknoir to move around damage with the Sinister Hand ability to help get knock outs on the bench or make sure he has just enough to knock out the active Pokemon.
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Several new decks are being made thanks to the cards that have came out from Phantom Forces. This week we will be looking at the cold and hard side of the Pokemon TCG. This Pokemon plays an important role in the steel arsenal that is the Metal type. Now Metal types in the TCG can easily roll into battle thanks to the links that this Pokemon can provide. It will literally provide the energy that Metal types need to hit the battlefield hard. This week the Featured Card bell tolls for Bronzong!
Bronzong is a Stage One Pokemon with 90HP. It is a Metal type Pokemon from Phantom Forces with a hefty three energy retreat cost, a weakness to Fire types, and a resistance to Psychic types. Bronzong has a single attack called Hammer In that simply does 60 damage for two Metal and a Colorless. Though, Bronzong won’t be valued for his attack power but instead for his ability! Bronzong has an ability called Metal Links which allows you to attach Metal energy from the Discard Pile to your benched Pokemon. You can only do this once per turn per Bronzong but that is all you need once you have a few Bronzong on your bench and Metal energy in your discard. After that, you can Metal Link a Pokemon to hit the battlefield.Read More
Pokemon has announced that there will be erratas, or changes to the text, for two cards currently in the format. The two cards that will undergo revising will be Fighting Stadium and Jamming Net.
The new text for Fighting Stadium will read:
The attacks of each Fighting-type Pokemon in play (both yours and your opponent’s) do 20 more damage to the opponent’s Active Pokemon if it is a Pokemon-EX (before applying Weakness and Resistance).
Previously, this could mean that if you have Landorus EX who is using Hammerhead, that it could do 50 damage to the active opponent’s EX Pokemon. It can then do an additional 20 damage to a benched EX Pokemon on the opponent’s bench thanks to the effects of Fighting Stadium.
Now, the changes to the text states that the extra 20 damage from Fighting Stadium will only apply to the active EX Pokemon on the opponent’s side. Hammerhead’s splash damage to the bench will not receive an increase in damage because of Fighting Stadium being on the field.
Here is the new text for Jamming Net:
The attacks of the Pokemon this card is attached to do 20 less damage to each of the opponent’s Pokemon (before applying Weakness and Resistance). (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokemon.)
There was some confusion on what this card will do once attached to your opponent’s active Pokemon. The main misconception was that Jamming Net could reduce damage done by recoil from your opponent’s active Pokemon attacks. An example of this would be if Jamming Net was attached to your opponent’s Seismitoad EX. The previous text of this card had suggested that if attached, Seismitoad EX’s Grenade Hammer will only 10 damage to your opponent’s active Pokemon instead of 30. It has now been rewritten to clarifying that it will only lessen damage done to your Pokemon from your opponent’s EX Pokemon but not their own.
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Pooka from The Top Cut is back with another battle! This time he is featuring a parade of Pokemon that will march late into the night towards victory. This week in Featured Match, it is time to showcase the Night Match deck!
The Night March Deck is a unique deck that features the Night March attack. This attack does damage based on the number of Pokemon in your Discard Pile with the Night March attack. These Pokemon include: Joltik, Lampent, and Pumkaboo. Each one of these Pokemon have different HP and attack cost for Night March. Joltik uses Night March for only a Double Colorless but he is easily knocked out due to having only 30 HP. Pooka added Mew EX who can copy any attack on the field with it’s Versatile ability. If all goes well and there is enough Pokemon with the Night March attack then you can knock out EX Pokemon with a single Psychic Energy.
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Phantom Forces has finally been released and several new cards will be hitting the metagame. Some of them are rather spooky which is perfect for Halloween. Others are proving to have hearts of cold steel. Though, there is one shocking card that will be causing sparks to fly! The Pokemon we are featuring can surely run a current though your deck and quickly! Pair it up with the right cards and you will be shocking your opponents. This week we are featuring M Manectric EX!
M Manectric EX is a Mega Pokemon with 210 HP and evolves from Manectric EX. It has a weakness to Fighting type Pokemon but takes minus twenty from Metal type Pokemon thanks to a resistance. It has no retreat cost which makes it perfect to quickly attack one turn and the next turn run away to another powerful attacker. That is great since it has the single attack, Turbo Bolt. This attack only cost one Lightning and a Colorless and it does 110 damage. When this attack is used, it takes two basic Energy out of your discard and allows you to attach them to one of your benched Pokemon.Read More
The logo for Primal Clash has finally been reveal. It features the XY main series logo on the side and Clash is divided in half with reddish-orange on the top and blue on the bottom. A logo that really shows the divide between land and water that Hoenn is known for.
There will also be two Elite Trainer Box sets. One will feature Primal Groudon and will be red. The other will feature Primal Kyorge and will most likely be blue.
Both Primal Clash and the Primal Groudon and Primal Kyorge Elite Trainer Box will be release on February 4th, 2015.
Below are some images featuring the Primal Clash logo and the Primal Groudon Elite Trainer box.
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Happy Halloween! We are on the eve of a new set being release so things may become a little spooky. Several new cards are being introduced into the format that will help give certain types a boost in power. The most notable type that will be given a boost is the Psychic type as Gengar EX and M Gengar EX joins the metagame with things such as Mystery Energy and Dimension Valley to cause chaos. Though, there is another type that will be enjoying the treats that Phantom Forces is giving out. The Metal type! This set will be adding Bronzong into the Metal arsenal who has a special ability that will move things into high gear for new Metal Pokemon like Dialga EX and old favorites like Cobalion EX.
Today we have a match featuring two decks that are expected to join the metagame. This match is being brought to you by WorldRenownedHeretic who is playing this match in real life against Mike Newman. Heretic is playing Gengar EX/Dragalge while Mike is playing Bronzong/Klinklang.
Heretic’s Gengar EX/Dragalge plays a lot like a hit-and-run deck where you power up Gengar EX to use Dark Corridor. This attack does 60 damage while also poisoning your opponent’s active Pokemon. Gengar EX then retreats to the bench and allows something like Trevenant to active Item Lock or Sigilyph to nullify damage from the active EX Pokemon. Meanwhile, Dragalge is on the bench with it’s Poison Barrier ability to keep poisoned Pokemon trapped in the active. Dusknoir can be put in the deck in order to move damage from the opponent’s active Pokemon to knock out benched Pokemon and maintain the lock with little interruptions. All of this to maintain a lock that will slowly put knock out your Pokemon as you struggle to attack. Clearly a deck that goes bump in the night with all the Ghost Pokemon that are in this deck!
Mike’s Bronzong/Klinklang deck puts together two old ideas into one deck to create an army of metal that is difficult to stop. The main draw is Bronzong which has the Metal Links ability that allows you to attach Metal energy from the discard to your benched Pokemon. That way you can easily power up your Pokemon and get them into battle to hit heavy. That means Pokemon like Cobalion EX and Dialga EX can go into battle quickly. Cobalion EX can cut though any ability that prevents it from damaging a Pokemon while Dialga EX can hit heavily with it’s Full Metal Impact while putting more Metal energy into the discard. This will give you even more Metal energy to attach. Lastly, Klinklang has the Plasma Steel ability which will be making sure that no EX Pokemon will be damaging your Metal Pokemon. Add Steel Shelter and your opponent will find it difficult to damage your metal army.
Now that you know a little about these new decks. Click below to watch these decks in action from WorldRenownedHeretic. Which deck will win? Heretic’s Ghostly Forces or Mike’s Robot Army?Read More