Archive for June, 2010

Battle Roads Report: The Source, St. Paul, MN

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Shuppet - PlatinumI’m going to keep this short. Maybe Omar will add his report, and mine won’t be as interesting. In fact, mine probably isn’t that great, but since it’s the first time I’ve played in top cut, I figured I’d better add something for the archives.

The details will be a bit blurry and maybe inaccurate. I didn’t take any notes, and I didn’t have my camera.

Game 1: Mark – Eevee
Mark goes first and attaches a call energy to his 50HP basic. He calls for Eevee and something else. On my turn, I KO his Eevee. He goes again, and doesn’t do a whole lot. I think I may have had Mr. Mime active. On my turn, I KO something else. Mark scoops.

Game 2: (different) Mark – Jumpluff
Mark starts with active Azelf (IIRC). I donk.

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Breaking News: Format Rotation Announced

Friday, June 4th, 2010

It looks like the post-rotation format has been officially announced. Take a look at the official announcement at

Here’s what the new format will include.

  • Diamond & Pearl—Majestic Dawn
  • Diamond & Pearl—Legends Awakened
  • Diamond & Pearl—Stormfront
  • Platinum
  • Platinum—Rising Rivals
  • Platinum—Supreme Victors
  • Platinum—Arceus
  • Rumble
  • HeartGold & SoulSilver
  • HS—Unleashed
  • HS Trainer Kit

What do you think about that? Personally, I’m disappointed. I was hoping for more of a clean slate to start working on new decks. The metagame will shift, but it doesn’t look to be a major change.…

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Deck Workshop: Arceus

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Hey Guys

Its me, Pikkdogs.  I just stopped by for some deck help.  Recently I have decided to try to make an Arceus deck, and see how good the deck could be.

I have never liked this deck.  It is much too slow and doesn’t hit hard enough.  But, because I’ve been wondering what the game might be like next year I thought Arceus might be a viable deck. I also made it because its just a fun deck to play.

In case you don’t know the strategy of this deck, I will do a quick run through.  The purpose of the deck is to take advantage of your opponenet’s weakness.  To do this the player uses the attack “ripple swell” which attaches 1 energy to each of your Arceus’s in play, as long as you have 6 different types of them.  So obviously the player will try to fill their bench on turn 1 or 2 and then use “ripple swell.”  Arceus is a somewhat complex deck that can be very difficult to master, and difficult to play against.  It hasn’t seen much serious play, but it did take top 4 in Michigan’s states.

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