Archive for September, 2011

Decks You Will See at Battle Roads

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there, this is Pikkdogs and his sidekick Pedro here with an article about decks you are going to see at Battle Roads.  The rotation, Worlds, and the release of the Emerging Powers set all changed the face of the format.  This article will tell you about the decks that those changes brought on, what are there strengths, and what are there weaknesses.  If you know all about the decks before hand, you should have an easier time when you are sitting across from them.

Review of the Sigilyphs

Recently we had a request to review the Sigilyphs from Emerging Powers.

Why the heck would anybody want a review of 2 crappy cards like that.  They must be mentally deranged.

Now Pedro it’s not nice to make fun of the readers.  Bad Pedro.

I am a bad boy.  I might need-

Pedro this is a family website.  Please try to clean up your language.

A family website, must be a pretty desperate family to read this site.

Lets just go on to the article.
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Mew Lock Deck Update and Testing Results

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there.  This is Pikkdogs here with his sidekick Pedro, here to give you an update on my Mew Prime deck.

The first post-catcher decklist I gave you was a Mew Prime deck.  It relied on Vileplume to lock trainers, Pidgeot to stall, and Jumpluff to attack (through Mew Prime of course).  Pedro, tell the nice people how to view the previous article.

If you were lucky enough to miss the last article about Mew Prime, and you for soe reason want to change your luck, you can view it here.

Thank You Pedro.  Since the last article my mind has changed about Mew Prime a couple times.  When I first tested it I thought it was one of the best decks in the post catcher era.  Than I did more testing, built other decks, and played matches against other people.  The final straw with my Mew deck was when Ed’s deck took apart my Mew deck.

If Ed beats you that bad, it indeed is a bad sign.

I agree Pedro.  So after that match I decided to try to find a different deck.  I tried a couple decks but nothing …

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TAndrewTesting: Gothitelle/Reuniclus

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Christina Ricci as Gothitelle

For Pokémon players, Labor Day week means the beginning of a new competitive season and preparing for Battle Roads. (And not wearing white pants, if you have any.) We now know that the Battle Roads season will start on September 17th, in just under two weeks (!), so it’s a great time to start thinking about what you’ll bring to BRs that first weekend.

As a bit of personal introduction, I’ve been playing Pokémon TCG for just a year, and 2010’s Fall Battle Roads was my very first tournament. In fact, my very first tournament opponent was Radu Ciocan, who posted an OHKO article on MewPlume just last month. (Yes, I lost that first game.) Since then, I’ve been splitting my Pokémon time between playing, judging, and volunteering at league and tournaments. With that short a resumé, I’m not sure how OHKO’ers will feel about my authority on Pokémon strategy or about my very first article on this site. The new format rotation has completely changed the competitive landscape and made us all take fresh looks at many new deck concepts, so even if you’ve played for years longer than I have, I hope this article contains some new perspective you can use in your upcoming Battle Roads play.

The Emerging Powers set gave us a brand new deck archetype—Gothitelle/Reuniclus—and this article will explore that deck. The real focus of the deck is Gothitelle, a Stage 2 cross between Christina Ricci and Mary Poppins. Gothitelle has an Ability, “Magic Room”, which prevents your opponent from playing Trainer-Items, but not you. Although this may sound like an unfair upgrade to Vileplume’s item-lock, Gothitelle’s Ability comes with a catch: she has to be active for the Ability to take effect. Now, with 130HP and a convenient weakness to Psychic (not a popular type in the current format), Gothitelle can certainly hold her own in the active spot. But her attack, Madkinesis, costs three colorless energy, and does just 30 damage, plus 20 damage for each Psychic energy attached to Gothitelle. Ideally, all three of the required energy will be Psychic, so that Gothitelle will initially do 90 for 3—okay, but not great, and attaching all those energies one-by-one will take time.

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PokeClass Episode 41 – Possible Changes to the 2011-2012 Season

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

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This week I cover a pretty controversial topic which has been the center of many rumours around the community at the moment. I will be talking about possible changes to the ELO system that we currently have in preparation for the new season which technically started on the 1st September.


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Pikkdogs Pikks Three: Vileplume Ud, Great Ball EP, and Hydreigon Red Collection

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there.  This is Pikkdogs here with a Pikk Three Article.  If you haven’t seen this article before….

Yeah, like anyone reads your articles.

True dat, Pedro, but be quite while I’m trying to introduce the article.  Geez its hard to find a good side kick now a days.   Back to the article, some people may have had the unfortunate luck to stumble past this site before and read a Pikk Three article.  Pedro, will you explain the Pikk Three article.

Well, its like a big card of the day article on a site like Pojo, Pokegym, or Sixprizes.  Except this article will review three cards; one that is a popular card, one that the fat guy feels is under-rated, and one that is from a new or unreleased set; and nobody will read this article.

Thank You Pedro…… I think, now lets get on to the article.

Card #1 Vileplume UD

Details– Vileplume is one of the most popular cards in the last couple years.  He first saw play with Gengar Sf as a part of the popular Trainerlock deck.  This deck saw a lot of victories at tournaments, and …

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Pikkdogs Stupid Deck Idea:Victreebel Lock

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there.  This is Pikkdogs here with a Stupid Deck Idea.  I haven’t done one of these for a while, so I thought I would try something different and throw a stupid deck idea together. 

Before we get to the article, lets go over some news.  The first piece on news is that the Victory Medal is no more.  The card that you won from winning a Battle Roads is now gone and replaced with a card called Victory Cup.  Not much is known about Victory Cup, but sine BR’s are right around the corner I’m sure Tournament Organizers will be getting them in the mail soon and they will let us know when they find out.

I don’t know what Victory Cup will do but I don’t think it could be better than an athletic cup, those things are life savers.

Right you are Pedro (If you have read my last article, first I apologize, but second if you did read it you would have known that Pedro is the name of my sidekick).

The next news article first came out about a month ago, but of course with the speed of …

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