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    Default Pokémon TCG Help Thread [Gameplay questions]

    Ask any gameplay questions about the Pokemon TCG here, and someone will help you. Whether you're asking about a power or a combo or just how some things work, this is the place to ask.

    Do not expect an immediate response, since this is a forum afterall, but within 24 hours, a reply should be made answering your question.

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    May we issue some sort of cruel and bizzare punishment to people who post without first reading
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    I have a lot of questions. Q 1: Is there any such thing as: Dark Eevee, Dark Umbreon, Dark Sneasel? I know that they all(execpt the Eevee) have the dark symbol in the corner, but are there any with 'Dark' before the name? Q 2: How many cards can you have in your deck? Q 3: Which types of energy cards are classified as 'Basic'? Q 3b: how many(of each) Basic Energy and Non-Basic Energy cards can you have in your deck? Q 4: How many of the same pokemon can you have in your deck( i mean, say I have a 'Neo Revelation' Raichu and 'Base Set' a Raichu, can they be in the same deck?)? Q 5: How many Pokemon cards can you have in your deck? Q 5c: How mny Trainer cards can you have in your deck? Q 6: What is the diffrence between your 'Hand' and your 'Bench'? Q 7: Where do the 'Prize Cards' come from? Q 8: What is the purpose of the prize cards? Q 9: Are you tired of my questions yet? In case you didn't know I've never played the card game before, just collected the cards them selves and played the GB/GBA games, so any other tips are much appreciated. Thank you.
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    Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by shadow_flyer View Post
    Is there any such thing as: Dark Eevee, Dark Umbreon, Dark Sneasel?
    I figured I'd answer this, because I haven't seen this specific answer yet. There will most likely never be a Dark Eevee, because according to the story released with the Team Rocket set, a pokémon becomes worthy of that prefix when it has been corrupted through evolution.

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    1. Nope, not yet.

    2. 60, no more, no less. There are a few exceptions: some very basic starter decks come with 30 cards, and you make 40 card decks at prereleases, but in general it's 60.

    3. Grass, Fire, Water, Electric, Fighting, Psychic. You can have as many Basic Energy as you'd like in your deck, and 4 max of any other Energy.

    4. You can have no more than 4 of any Pokemon with the same name. So you can only have four Raichu, no matter what set they're from, but you can have four Raichu and four Lt. Surge's Raichu, for example.

    5. You can have as many Pokemon in your deck as you want, provided that you adhere to the rules in Q4. Be aware that a legal deck must have at least 1 Basic Pokemon, but that's the only requirement.

    For the rest, you need to go here:

    http://tinyurl.com/9nkgz

    It's the basic TCG rules, a how to play demo, etc. It'll explain everything.
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    Thank you. I appricate the help. Two more Questions: Q 1: Does a Double energy, like a Double Colorless, count as One energy or Two? Q 2: If I have Dark Flareon but no Dark Eevee(cus they aren't real), how do I play the Flareon? Can I evolve it from a normal Eevee? Oh, here's another Question: Can you take a Pokemon FROM your bench and put it in your hand so you can put a diffrent pokemon there in it's place?
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    1. one energy card, two energy
    2. evolves from normal eevee.
    3. no.
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    To clarify 2, a Pokemon can ONLY evolve from the Pokemon it says on the card. Dark Flareon says "evolves from Eevee," so it can only evolve from Eevee. If there was a Dark Eevee for whatever reason, you couldn't evolve it into Dark Flareon, at least not the one from the Team Rocket set.
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    OOOOOH. Thank you. Um, my friend said that if you have a certan amount of pokemon of one type, say, 20, than that makes you a 'Master' of that type. Is that true, or was she pulling my leg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow_flyer
    OOOOOH. Thank you. Um, my friend said that if you have a certan amount of pokemon of one type, say, 20, than that makes you a 'Master' of that type. Is that true, or was she pulling my leg?
    That's a lie.You get nothing if you have any amount of Pokemon.

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    oh. ok. thank you for your answer.

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    3. Grass, Fire, Water, Electric, Fighting, Psychic. You can have as many Basic Energy as you'd like in your deck, and 4 max of any other Energy.
    It's Lightning, not Electric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calaccio
    It's Lightning, not Electric.
    Actually, either term is acceptable, though Lightning is the official term for the TCG. Since Electric is the term for the games, its used as well.
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    What are Anti-Poke Body cards? Can anybody list them?
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    Sorry if Bumping but it's stickied so...

    I need help because I've been away from the pokemon TCG for 3 years now and this one Pokemon Player (still trying to decide if he is really this good...) is challenging me.

    What decks are effective today? (like haymaker was)
    Is a Venusaur deck with Energy Transfer still playable? (for casual duh.)
    What cards are seen in every deck?
    What is the best booster/starter deck?

    Thanx in advance.
    So I think I'm back.

    Let's see how long this lasts.

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    1. 'Ludicargo', which is Ludicolo+Magcargo is good.
    2. if it's for casual, yes. But, if you are at a tounament, only the Hidden Legends and on sets are allowed.
    3. Most decks have at least 1 'rare candy', and other supportr cards. Obviously enrgies and at least 1 basic pokemon as well(duh!)
    4.There all pretty crappy, unless you customise them. Pick the one that takes your fancy (well, I did)
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    Thanks because I needed it because it's been a while and I'm thinking about returning to it
    So I think I'm back.

    Let's see how long this lasts.

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    Default Delta

    Can a Delta Dratini evo into a Dark Dragonair from TRR?

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    yes it can

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    To clarify more, the delta symbol is NOT part of the Pokemon's name. Dark Dragonair evolves from a Pokemon named "Dratini," so any Pokemon with that name can evolve into it.

    Just remember that delta Dragonair can not evolve into Dark Dragonite, and Dark Dragonair can't evolve into delta Dragonite.
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    There's a gameplay question thread for a meaning, this.

    *merge*
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    I have been collecting Pokemon Cards for, oh, probably eight years, and in those eight years, I have never actually played a single game with the things. Now, of course, I am looking to play the game, at least a little, but there are still some rules I'm not sure of. If it's all right, I'd like to ask some, er, basic questions about playing the game. It shouldn't be anything too difficult.

    Exactly how many cards are permitted in one deck? How many of each?

    Can you mix sets? In other words, if I were to play a game against someone, could I use cards from say, Jungle and Fossil, while they use cards from Base and Neo Genesis (just random examples)?

    Alternatively, can I mix-and-match sets when it comes to evolving Pokemon? Like, could I evolve Blaine's Charmander (Gym Leaders series) to a Dark Charmeleon (Team Rocket series) and then to a Charizard (Base set)? Or must evolution be kept within the set?

    Where can I find things like damage counters and other objects like that required for playing the game?

    Lastly, does anyone know of a comprehensive guide out there that could answer some of my more basic questions?

    Thank you all very kindly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by booger_face View Post
    I have been collecting Pokemon Cards for, oh, probably eight years, and in those eight years, I have never actually played a single game with the things. Now, of course, I am looking to play the game, at least a little, but there are still some rules I'm not sure of. If it's all right, I'd like to ask some, er, basic questions about playing the game. It shouldn't be anything too difficult.

    Exactly how many cards are permitted in one deck? How many of each?

    Can you mix sets? In other words, if I were to play a game against someone, could I use cards from say, Jungle and Fossil, while they use cards from Base and Neo Genesis (just random examples)?

    Alternatively, can I mix-and-match sets when it comes to evolving Pokemon? Like, could I evolve Blaine's Charmander (Gym Leaders series) to a Dark Charmeleon (Team Rocket series) and then to a Charizard (Base set)? Or must evolution be kept within the set?

    Where can I find things like damage counters and other objects like that required for playing the game?

    Lastly, does anyone know of a comprehensive guide out there that could answer some of my more basic questions?

    Thank you all very kindly.
    Okay, answer to your first question: 60 cards in total, only 4 maximum copies of the same card, even if it has different artwork, except for BASIC Energy cards.

    Answer to second question: Yes, you can mix sets. That's why there are expansions, right?

    Answer to third question: No... you can't do that. A Pokemon who has a title or has an owner on its name is treated differently. You know, whatever is written on its "Evolves from". Like you can only evolve Blaine's Charmander into Blaine's Charmeleon, and Blaine's Charmeleon into Blaine's Charizard.

    Answer to fourth question: You can get those from buying Theme decks.

    Answer to fifth question: Go to: http://op.pokemon-tcg.com

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    I have a question about berries. If I attach for example "Berry" (from neo 1 series) to my active pokémon (HP: 50), then my opponent knocks out my pokémon with a 50 points hit, could I use berry and keep in play my pokémon, or not? Thanks for your attention.

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    I got some pretty good pulls, I think.

    -One of each Pokemon in the Gengar Evolution
    -Electrivire
    -Manaphy
    -Salebye (SP?)
    -Smoochum
    -Rapidash
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