Teaser: “Next Destinies: How it Will Impact the Game”

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Hey guys.  I just got done reading Jak Armstead’s latest article over at ProPokemon.  I think it covers a lot of good points about how the new cards will impact the tournament scene.  He presents new possibilities as well as the impact on current popular decks, and each time he presents a decklist.  I just did a quick count, and it looks like there’s at least 10 decklists in there.

First, he discusses Mewtwo EX which can’t be ignored.  Everyone is discussing it, but he’s got some very good points.  Here’s an excerpt in which he’s discussing a new deck that could be built around Mewtwo EX.

Mewtwo decks are going to form an important part of the metagame for State Championships, and learning how to play against them, and how to play with them, is going to be a major test for players. The two Prize mechanic will lead to the kind of intense strategic encounters not seen since the days of Gardevoir/Gallade decks back in 2008. Then, as now, the taking of Prizes will need to be carefully planned. Taking the initial KO with a Mewtwo-EX will generally be something to avoid, as all it will take is for the opponent to drop their own Mewtwo, a Double Colourless Energy, and a PlusPower and then you will find yourself down on Prizes. Learning to master the ‘Mewtwo Wars’ is essential for anyone with aspirations to win in the upcoming format.

Click here to see the full article at ProPokemon.

Later, after that discussion, his 6133 word article gets into how the new cards effect current established archetype decks.  Here’s one example where he’s discussing the current reigning City’s Champion, Magnezone/Eelektrik.
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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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