Archive for December, 2011

Bold Statements with Pikkdogs: New Years Resolutions

Friday, December 30th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there.  This is Pikkdogs and my sidekick Pedro here, with another opinion article.  This time the opinions won’t go in the form of statements, but instead resolutions for the new year.  Pedro is finally back from his Christmas vacation, how are things going Pedro?

Pretty well.  What did you get for Christmas Pikkdogs?

My mom was nice enough to replace my TV for Christmas, it had previously broke.  She also bought me a Kitchen table and a bunch of soap and stuff.

Nothing more exciting than soap and a table.  I thought you were boring before, but I didn’t know how bad it was.

Well what did you get for Christmas then?

Mostly just clothes, not very exciting, but better than soap. 

Maybe, what clothes did you get?

Just normal stuff, like shirts, pants, and underwear.

What type of underwear do you use Pedro.

I like the tighty whities, but when I go to bed, I sleep with boxers. 

I like to sleep with boxers too……………………and then I put on underwear.

Another bad joke, let’s go to your article, even though it is probably even worse.

New Years Resolution for The

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Pikkdogs Top 10 Cards of 2011

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there.  This is Pikkdogs here with a year end count down for you.  Christmas Day has come and gone, Boxing Day is all boxed up, and  New Years Day is well within sight.  It is again time to look at my year end top 10 list.  In this list I will rank the top 10 cards that were released in 2011 based on their playability this year, their predicted playability in different formats to come, and the wildcard factor.  The wildcard factor is something that can’t be measured playability wise, it could encompass things like popularity, card art, and how much hype it received.  You will see three scores in the ratings, and the rankings and final rating will be based on an average of the three. Since we have a reprint set in this years rankings, I need a policy for reprints.  The policy for reprints will be that I will ignore them unless I judge that the reprint added significant value to the card. I will slightly discriminate against Noble Victories since it just came out and couldn’t effect the format like Black and White.

We have had four sets come out this year.  The first set was Call of Legends, the reprint set that came out as the last Heart Gold Soul Silver set.  The next set was Black and White, the first BW set and the first set to feature generation V Pokemon.  Then we had the first expansion pack to BW, Emerging Powers.  Finally, we ended the year in November with Noble Victories.  Now that we know what the card pool is, let’s get on to the top 10 rankings.

Card #10: Gothitelle

Description– Gothitelle is the cool Item Lock card that came out in Emerging Powers.  It saw significant play in Battle Roads and Fall Regionals.  It was a fairly slow deck, but once it setup many decks could not get a knock out on it.  Using Reuniclus and Blissey Prime, most decks were not able to knock out a Gothitelle once all the stage 2’s were setup.  Although there is no good reason why we can’t still use Gothitelle, it has fell out of favor.

Playability Now– It had a great year and won some Battle Roads causing a lot of trouble along the way.  It was never the BDIF, but it was still a very scary deck to go up against.  8.5
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Pikkdogs Does a Cities Wrap Up

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there.  This is Pikkdogs here with his extra-dimensionary sidekick, Pedro.  Officially, City Championships are not over.  They will still be carrying on for another week or two yet, but I’m all done playing mine, so I’ll just assume that everybody else is too.  Things have changed a lot over Cities so let’s take a look at what has happened.


Yes Pedro.

Well before we recap Cities as a whole, don’t you think you should recap your own Cities season?

No I don’t.

Oh come on, if you won’t then I guess I will have to. 

How Pikkdogs Did

Pikkdogs went to 3 City Championships and went a combined 6 and 11.  That means he lost almost twice as often as he won.  That also means that he finishes with a very poor losing record.  Not only did he not win, he never made a top cut, nor did he have a winning record, nor did he ever have a non-losing record for any single tournament.  We can recap this tournament season by stating that Pikkdogs did very very bad. 

Thank You Pedro for reminding me.

You are welcome. 

Now, if …

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Pedro’s Tip: Get Free Premium Articles.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Greetings Earthings, this is Pedro here with a cool tip for you.  I will soon give you the link to get 2 free weeks of premium articles. I just gotta put my italics converter into my extra-dimensionary porthol, and poof, that’s better.  A lot easier to read.

Now, Pikkdogs would normally give you this information, but he has gone on Christmas Vacation, so I will handle this article.

We all know Pikkdogs works hard to give you articles about decks, but let’s face it, they all stink.  So if you want some good articles, you can head over to  And now these two sites are coming together to give you two weeks of free premium articles.

All you need to do to get the 2 weeks of free articles is to follow this link.  Make sure you follow this link to get there, or else Ed will get mad and have to kill a cat.  And we don’t want that.  The free week of articles come with the launch of their new subscription service.  Now you don’t need to purchase each article separately, you can pay just one VERY LOW fee each month, and you automatically get …

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Pikkdogs Double Tournament Report and Six Corners Deck List!

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there.  This is Pikkdogs here with a tournament report that covers 2 City Championships.

This past Saturday I went down about 40 miles south of my apartment to Toledo, Oh for a City Championship.

I decided that I had enough of sucking with Donphan and Dragons, so I decided to go and suck with another deck.  On the Friday before the tournament I asked my Facebook friends what I should run, and the first suggestion was 6 Corners.  If you don’t know, 6 Corners is a hodgepodge deck of a bunch of Legendary Pokemon.  The goal of the deck is to run a lot of different Pokemon so that you always have weakness over your opponent.  It is a deck that is fairly fast and versatile enough to have a great chance against any deck in the format.  After throwing it together Friday night, I decided that this wouldn’t be the worst deck choice, so I decided to run it.

Here is a list that is similar to my deck, it is not the exact list that I ran that day, but it is close and reflects more closely what a good …

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Monday, December 19th, 2011

While yesterday’s tournament went better than expected, I am still left feeling that we’re lacking something. Actually, I must say that I was fairly pleased with how well the deck worked, but in some ways that just leaves me feeling like it could actually be a contender (probably not top tier) if given the chance. There are some glaring holes that need to be filled to make this a real threat.

Let’s go over the main weaknesses and discuss some ways they could be strengthened. Then I’ll list some specific cards I think would bring the deck to the next level. First, here’s the list I played.
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Just call me bubbles.

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

I seriously hate bubbling out. Read my last two CC reports to find out why.

It’s at the Source. Details are a little hazy, but I’ll do my best. Playing Jewgar both days.

Source: Round 1: VS Ed(playing ZPST)
Before the round even starts, Ed tells me that he’s gonna drop after the round to trade. So we’re already off to a great start. I destroy him, because he starts bad and I start broke. So I win. And…he drops. Tie breakers are already fantastic. I tell myself that I’ll have to literally go X-0 to top unless I get some better tie breakers.

(Opponent finishes: 0-1 drop at the end of the day)

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Sunday, December 18th, 2011

It’s the moment, I’m sure you’ve all been waiting for. The deck has finally made it’s public debut. This Sunday, we had a tourney at Outpost 2000 and Beyond. Masters had 5 rounds of Swiss, and here’s the story of how Eelektrik and Riachu got along.

Before the tourney got going, I needed to take care of 1 major issue. I still needed 4 Pokeball. I was able to get the donation I needed, so it was all systems go.

Round 1: vs Paige with Reshiram/Vulpix
I think I only ever saw Reshiram and Vulpix in this match, as she never got a supporter. She started out by burning my Pikachu with Vulpix’s Singe attack, which was annoying. Once I got Raichu, evolving healed the burn, and I started rolling. Unfortunately for her, I was able to easily KO Vulpix and she brought up a 2-energy Reshiram. I had to attack it, but I knew she’d get the return KO. I popped the Rocky Helmet down and attacked for 120. This meant that she could retreat and lose all her energy, pass (and then I would probably just KO Reshiram), or attack (which would KO her Reshiram). During this turn, I think she Communicationed for another Reshiram (just to keep herself in the game). She attacked giving us both a KO and promoting her Reshiram. I brought up Pikachu, and did a Tail Slap for 10 (even though I had Raichu in my hand). This meant that she couldn’t easily return KO with Outrage, and I could do 120 next turn. That’s what happened leaving her with a lone fire Victini, and I started the day…

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Pikkdogs Pikks Three: Next Destinies cards Musharna, Amoongus, and Mewtwo EX.

Friday, December 16th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there.  This is Pikkdogs here with a special Pikkdogs Pikks Three article.  This Pikk three article is about three cards that were just confirmed for our next set, Next Destinies.  I will also be joined by my extra-dimensionary sidekick Pedro.  Hey Pedro, what do you think about Next Destinies.

Like it, kinda sounds like the name of a Porn. 

It kind of does.  Like there are people looking for another stripper named “Destiny.”  After they just killed the first one.

Nintendo seems to be good at making up names that sound dirty. 

Why do you think I play the game.  If I can’t “Spray Splash” someone, or “Beat” them, or “Tickle” them; what’s the point?

I agree.  It is fun to “Strip Bare” and use “Quick Blow.” 

Ok, I think we gotta stop and get onto the article or the censors might wake up.
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Pikkdogs Review and Criticism of Pokemon TCG Online

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

A  big hello to all you OHKOers out there, this is Pikkdogs here with a review of the Pokemon TCG Online.  My extra-dimensionary sidekick Pedro is also here.

Hey Pikkdogs, hasn’t TAndrewT already done something like this?

Well, yes. And you can read it here.

Wasn’t it a good article?

It was a good article.

So why are you doing it again? 

Well…………….I’m not sure, but I am doing it.

Okay, fair enough. 

Did you know that TAndrewT is a doctor of Chemistry?

Like the guys on the Big Bang Theory?

Yes.  Well kind of.  But those guys are  physicists.

One can only wonder why such an accomplished person can write on such a crappy website.  We usually get dumb people who only have master’s degrees like you.  So, what does Dr. T do?

Well, I looked it up, but I think I need a chemistry degree to understand it.  One of his papers is titled, “Enhanced Stability and Bioconjugation of Photo-Cross-Linked Polystyrene-Shell, Au-Core Nanoparticles.”   I started reading it a while ago, it’s pretty good.  I will be through reading the title in about a week.

Well, if he ever moves in with a physicist, has friends

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