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    Default Pokémon TCG Questions Thread [general questions]

    Ask any questions you have about the Pokemon Trading Card Game here. If you are wondering what you get in a pack or deck, or perhaps what comes in a set, or which to buy, ask here. Also, if you have a question about something you've gotten from a pack or friend, ask here. If you have a question about any gameplay issues, please click here and you will be taken to the gameplay thread.

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    What are Anti-Poke Body cards? Can anybody list them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigglychu
    What are Anti-Poke Body cards? Can anybody list them?
    Battle Frontier, Mt Moon, Space Station, Feraligatr ex - all I can name off the top of my head. Check Pokébeach for scans and effects.

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    Well, I got an original pack the other day, and I got a holo Hitmonchan. I just wanted to know if that's rare or anything.

    Thanks for helping out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~*Topaz Charizard*~
    Well, I got an original pack the other day, and I got a holo Hitmonchan. I just wanted to know if that's rare or anything.

    Thanks for helping out!
    I take it your talking about base hitmonchan.

    Anyways, it's not really rare. Since the old days the value and rarity of it sky dived to almost nothing really.

    Though, if your talking about the fact that it's a holofoil, then yes, it's a bit rare considering it's harder to get foils than regular rare's.

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    most of my holos are coming off like stickers, but they are normal and are from a TCG card pack. why is it doing that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by salamence373
    most of my holos are coming off like stickers, but they are normal and are from a TCG card pack. why is it doing that?
    There have been sets where people have complained about this sorta thing.

    It's just a very horrible printing job for the most part.

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    I dont know if this belongs here but what the heck. Where can I find out where tournaments would be hosted, I would love to battle again

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    Quote Originally Posted by XSilverStarboyX
    I dont know if this belongs here but what the heck. Where can I find out where tournaments would be hosted, I would love to battle again
    Use this site here: Pokemon-tcg.com

    It's the official site for pokemon. They have a tournament finder that you can use, though they only find tournies that are reported in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDW View Post
    There have been sets where people have complained about this sorta thing.

    It's just a very horrible printing job for the most part.
    They've been exposed to too much solar radiation!
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    Is there a list of all the card sets that have come out so I know whos in what series.

    Like the new series with the EX whos in them?
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    I have a couple of questions so sorry if I sound stupid.
    1) I got a promo Ludicolo in this thing at walmart and I was wondering if it is tournament legal?
    2) The regular Ditto in Delta Species Energy Link attack can it get special energy cards or just regular energy cards?
    3) Haunter from FireRed/LeafGreen it says you may confuse one of your active pokemon is that so you can give pokemon with attacks that have bonuses from special conditions?

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    1. Right now, all new black star promos numbered 027 and up are allowed. Can't remember off the top of my head what number Ludicolo was.

    2. It says an "Energy card," so yes, special energies count.

    3. That's one thing you can do with it. Also, when you're Confused you can retreat normally, so it's useful if you have a Pokemon that's Paralyzed/Asleep.

    Ho-oh Master, the 'Beach has card lists for all the Modified sets, and the main Serebii site should have them for all other ones:

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    thanks TRJessie579,I'm looking into it now.
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    I saw this EX Collector's Window Tin Pokemon TCG and tried a web search to buy it but they only ship it in uk. Does anyone know a online shop other than ebay that sells the EX Collector's Window Tin Pokemon TCG that also sells all 3 tins in US? Each tin has one of the legendary birds, Articuno ex, Zapdos ex or Moltres ex. And the birds are different from the ex firered/leafgreen series' birds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mewbiraxys
    I saw this EX Collector's Window Tin Pokemon TCG and tried a web search to buy it but they only ship it in uk. Does anyone know a online shop other than ebay that sells the EX Collector's Window Tin Pokemon TCG that also sells all 3 tins? Each tin has one of the legendary birds, Articuno ex, Zapdos ex or Moltres ex. And the birds are different from the ex firered/leafgreen series' birds.
    it's not UK exclusive. i got one here in the land of plenty.(australia)
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    It's a UK-exclusive product, so ebay is probably your best bet. I haven't heard of a US store selling them.
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    http://www.ideal808.com/product.asp?...D=268&ID=14743
    http://www.ideal808.com/product.asp?...D=112&ID=14744

    I take it neither of those is what you're looking for? If any Pokemon products come state-side, I highly suggest Ideal Collectables. They aren't the best when it comes to Pokemon Singles, however, their boxes and stuff go for a pretty good price. I've been to their location, as its based in Hawaii lol.
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    I've got a question.
    I'm what you call coming out of retirement (haven't bought a pack in almost 1 1/2 years!). What is the best pack to buy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameronius
    I've got a question.
    I'm what you call coming out of retirement (haven't bought a pack in almost 1 1/2 years!). What is the best pack to buy?
    Depends on what deck you will build. I myself would say EX: Fire Red & Leaf Green as it has Pidgeot, but it depends on your deck.

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    Ok for 2006 in ohio where are the city tournaments located at?can someone plz give me a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XD:KIRLIA
    Ok for 2006 in ohio where are the city tournaments located at?can someone plz give me a link?
    I suppose you can read. This link shows all of the CCs, some of which have already happened if they haven't changed that.

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    Okay, I am starting to play again, and I am curious, after they changed the cards (started with Ruby/Sapphire Decks, and a bit before that, like with Pokemon 4-ever, ect. Most have an E in the lower left corner, but has recently been romoved), are the older cards still allowd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zora
    Okay, I am starting to play again, and I am curious, after they changed the cards (started with Ruby/Sapphire Decks, and a bit before that, like with Pokemon 4-ever, ect. Most have an E in the lower left corner, but has recently been romoved), are the older cards still allowd?
    Theres two different formats of how to play pokemon, Unlimited, or Modified. Unlimited is as it sounds, you can play using any of the sets. Modified is what Pokemon Leagues play now though. Which consists of EX Ruby, EX Sandstorm, to Holon Phantoms. I have heard though, that some sets will be taken out again such as EX Ruby to make play more enjoyable or something. But that won't take place till Fall, from what I've heard.

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    Thanks. My second question, now that I read that, how do you know what pack or deck that Pokemon is from?

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