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Galarian Moltres V - Why is it so good?

Galarian Moltres; Making the most of out of Eternatus ##Pokémon - 19 * 4 Crobat V SHF 44 * 4 Eternatus V DAA 116 * 1 Galarian Moltres V CRE 97 * 4 Galarian Zigzagoon SSH 117 * 1 Hoopa DAA 111 * 1 Yveltal TEU 95 * 4 Eternatus VMAX DAA 117 ##Trainer Cards - 32 * 2 Viridian Forest TEU 156 * 2 Energy Switch SSH 162 * 2 Pokémon Communication TEU 152 * 4 Boss's Orders RCL 154 * 2 Reset Stamp UNM 206 * 4 Quick Ball SSH 179 * 4 Professor's Research SSH 178 * 4 Great Ball SSH 164 * 2 Marnie SSH 169 * 4 Switch SSH 183 * 2 Pokégear 3.0 UNB 182 ##Energy - 9 * 9 Darkness Energy SMEnergy 7 Total Cards - 60 Disclaimer: I run a similar deck as above but slightly varied.  Let's take a look at cards this time instead of a deck but I'll indirectly mention decks and will post a common one. So check it out: Galarian Moltres V from Chilling Reign. Chilling Reign was just recently released and everyone is already looking to boost their decks for the Standard Rotation (Even current Standard).

A God More Powerful Than Yours: An ADP Deck Analysis with Greggsnarl

  A Look at ADPZ and What Makes People Believe in It Greggsnarl  |  June 22, 2021 Hey everyone! Welcome to my first article for TSN. As the lockdown ends in SoCal and card shops are allowing Pokemon Leagues to resume, it’s time to look at a deck that won’t be around much longer, yet has had a huge impact on the Pokemon TCG since it was released in late 2019. Of course we are talking about Arceus Dialga & Palkia Tag Team GX paired with Zacian V. The Strategy and List The strategy is simple: Get ADP set up as fast as possible to use Altered Creation GX. Afterwards, use Ultimate Ray and Brave Blade in conjunction with gust cards to get quick knockouts.   Pokémon (10) Trainer (39) Energy (11) 2 Arceus & Dialga &    Palkia-GX 3 Zacian V 2 Dedenne-GX 1 Crobat V 1 Mew UNB 1 Duraludon RCL 4 Boss’s Orders 3 Professor’s Research 2 Skyla 1 Marnie 4 Quick Ball 4 Metal Saucer 4 Escape Rope 4 Crushing Hammer 3 Energy Switch 2 Reset Stamp 2 Cherish Ball 1 Great Catcher 1 Air Balloon 1 Big

Pokemon Sundays #3 - No Returning Champions!

  The game that keeps bringing in people A lot can be said about the Pokemon TCG especially since the big "internet boom" last year that brought back out the collectors, new collectors and even the scalpers. Even with the resurgence of people buying packs it ain't stopping some of the veterans such as myself and newer players from playing the game.  Our 3rd Pokemon Sunday brought in new players from around the area and we battled it out in a tournament for 6 people with the first finals being a BO3.  It was fun seeing every one playing different decks especially non-meta ones. We seen an electric deck that runs tapu koko vmax instead of pikarom, a beefed up evolution deck, and we saw the occasional ADP. This was our first tournament to not feature any of the returning champions from the last two Sundays but we hope to see them soon. Let's get someone to win 3 tournies in a row! We are getting ready to post sign-ups for our OL Season so hopefully we can bring in more f

Pokemon Sundays #2 with Final commentary... Of some sort!

Pokemon TCG Showdown! Our 2nd Pokemon Sunday Session started off with a huge bang! We had more players show up and we even got one from the previous league play. The Casual Sunday Tourney had 9 entrants which is about double from last week. With this, we were able to see more decks meta or non-meta play. We had a player play with a beefed up version of the Vivid Voltage Charizard deck. We had someone play a Charizard League Battle Deck with some upgrades and of course we saw the usual ADP and Eternatus come into play as well. The battles were long but we were able to finish it off with a crazy finals which we were able to captured and put up a none-to less professional commentary version of it on youtube (check below!) Tournament finished! I may re-assess how to run the finals where the bracket can reset and the someone coming from the lower brackets will have to beat the Winner bracket twice and a 20 minute match timer for each round. All rounds will start at different times so runnin

Let's get more Pokemon TCG News - Starting with V-Union!

 So with the upcoming Pokemon Sundays I am help running I began to finally dig into the Japanese Meta cause they always have sets ahead of us and their rotation (I think it's now standardized) consisted of more sets included but will change now due to the regulation marks (but they will always have more cards than us) So in the West, we already got Chilling Reign and we are being introduced to Evolving Skies but late last night we were given the news about the new V-Union Mechanic. A mechanic that might look familiar to veteran TCG players in terms of Legends and Break mechanics. Whatta ya hear, whatta ya say? - Paulie Zacian V-Union Greninja V-Union Deck Introducing another V Mechanic to be seen in the V-Union Decks that is dropping this Fall (Japan). They don't count as a basic or an evolution pokemon and the only way to play them is when you have all the pieces in your discard pile.   Pokemon V-Union might look similarly to how exodus is played in Yu-Gi-Oh but you won't

Pokemon Sundays

 Pokemon Sundays Running a League every Sunday I got approved as a Pokemon Professor at the Organizer level awhile back and just recently got our League approved. Unfortuately, Pokemon OP is paused for the rest of the season so we won't be able to get promos or do cool events but that's not stopping us from having Pokemon Sundays where we can have casual fun tournaments for prizes in many different formats. We got 5 (with 4 playing in the tournament) people to show up for our first day and they came from word of month or an advertisement (that we made) from somewhere else. We rocked out with a 5$ buy in where 1st place will receive 2 booster packs and everyone gets 1 for competing. If we get more players there be more/better prizes. I'm also looking into running my own League format. Something similar to 8 weeks, 1 league bo3 a week with top 4 playing in the "Odyssey Pokemon Cup" for a chance to win more booster packs and a "trophy" Everything is still i