Starters, Where Are We Now???

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Hey all you OHKOers, this is Pikkdogs here with a strategy article. Starting Pokemon have been important since the rotation.  But, the way they are used have changed a lot over the summer.  To find out what will happen with them from now on, lets look back at what happened with Starters.

Before the Rotation

Before the rotation, most decks did not have a starter, decks were fast enough where you could probably do a decent attack on turn 1.  The decks that had a starter were Gyarados and Sabledonk, both of these decks ran Sableye.  Gyarados used it because that made it easier to put Magikarps in the discard pile, Sabledonk used it because it relied on two supporters working together in one turn.  Besides those exceptions, starting Pokemon were laughed at.

Leading up to Nationals

With the rotation Pokemon decks have lost a lot of draw power because of the loss of Uxie.  To respond to the HGSS on format, people have been using starting Pokemon in there deck.  These starting Pokemon have allowed decks to setup quickly without the need for draw power from Pokemon like Claydol or Uxie.

The most used starter at first was …

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Baby Sitting- A Review of the HGSS Baby Pokemon

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

A big hello to all you OHKOers out there, this is Pikkdogs here with a kind of card review article.  This article will give a special review of the Baby Pokemon from the HGSS sets.

When they first were released, most players were not very happy about a lot of the Baby Pokemon being rare cards.  They were viewed as “crap rares” and most people did not want them.  The only exceptions were possibly Pichu and Mime Jr, who did receive some hype, but little play.   Now that the format will soon be HGSS-on, a lot of great players are talking about using Baby Pokemon.  This article will tell you everything you need to know about Baby Pokemon.

What Are They

Baby Pokemon were introduced along with the Gold and Silver Game Boy Games.  They are Basic Pokemon that are somehow un-evolved versions of other Basic Pokemon, I know it makes no sense.  In the TCG, they are usually known for there low HP, bad attacks, but wacky effects of an attack.  Both Cleffa and Tyrogue have been playable cards in the past.

All Baby Pokemon of this generation have 5 things in common.  First, they all have the lowest HP ever seen in Pokemon, 30.  Second, they all have attacks that put them to sleep.  Third, they all have the “Sweet Sleeping Face”
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