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Tag Team Pokemon TCG Podcast

Season 4, Episode 20 · 8 months ago

4-20. Highly Rated Decks

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

The boys are back and so excited to drop the deets on their favorite meme decks! Come listen in to some of Pokemons best and brightest talk about how to drop your Elo with expert precision.

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Yo, what is up? Guys? Welcome back to tag team, the POKEMON Trading Card Games Premiere podcasting duo. My name is Riley Hobart, joined as always by my amazing friend Mr JW Curry. Wall Jedivu has it going today. It's going really well, Riley. I'm doing fantastic. How are you? Fantastic? That's awesome. I'm doing pretty well. Yeah, yeah, it's it's like I'm my spirits are lifting. Yeah, after the dark days or of a couple of times days. Well, it seems like, you know, everyone I know is getting covid. So at a certain point, you know, they'll all have gotten it and I won't be like worried anymore for my friends. You know, they'll all have gotten it and survived. And Yeah, I don't know if, somehow our family still hasn't gotten it, which is crazy, but who knows? There're plenty of time, right, plenty of time. Sounds like you're getting like joker fied, almost like you've accepted the chaos. I've been wondering about what this, you know, these last like two years, mean for the development of children. Like it has to be just horrific. Yeah, it can't be. Good, very significant long term effects on like the demographic of birth through, you know ten or something, birth through thirty. Man, I'm feeling that pop possibly that true. True, the prime of our lives taken away. I know I was feelings like so primed up, you know. Now now I feel like I'm decaying. So true. So what's going on? Well, just, you know, just getting some things ready. I got a new camera Lens, which is Pretty Nice. It is. Let's see, got Oh, the big news at the cree wall houses that we're redoing our kitchen. That's how yeah, it is really fun. We're also trying to we're trying to get it so we have a it's like it's weird, right, because we have this timeline of the baby and so we're trying to get everything done before then, but it would have been nice to have like another like month or two to get a little bit more savings, you know what I mean? Huh? So we're as far in that kind of like fair enough, fair enough, we I mean we have it, we have plenty, but it's like we're we might have to like, you know, pick out us some pots that we didn't want to, yeah, dip into. But it should be good because we're going to finally get a dishwasher. That's what's a huge win, which has been something that we've needed for a long time. Also, we'll just get a general update to the kitchen. So if I can paint the picture for you, it's a we don't have a garbage disposal, we don't have a dishwasher and our whole kitchen is pink with Brown cabinets. That's cool. So it's not only is it not really that functional, but it just as ugly as well. So we're just like, okay, before the baby comes, let's just get it done so we don't have any you know, we don't have to hand wash all the bottles and stuff like that. That sounds good. Yeah, is it a granted countertops coming into the Classy quarts courts? There you go right now. Apparently granite is out. No, what? No, no, it's add is expensive as courts. I mean the course ones look great too. Yeah, so no strong opinions I see about like which one over the other at least? Yeah, so we're having a friend of ours. We're contracting like, not more like a friend of a friend, also our friend. You know how that how that goes acquaintance. Maybe is a friend, not a not like a close...

...friend, but you know friends. So he'll be over and doing a lot of the a lot of the work, and so we're excited to, you know, hire him and get that all moving cool. That's sure exciting. Yeah, pretty cool. So how about you? What's new with you? Not A ton. I one of my friends at work just moved on to like a new opportunity as a Friday. So over the weekend we did some things together. We have like a big group dinner with our whole project team game, and then on Sunday I went skiing for basically the first time. I've been skiing three times in my life, once when I was five, once in two thousand and fifteen and this time. And my body is still sore as a recording on Wednesday from from skiing on on Sunday. I might have said Saturday. On Sunday I ski yeah, but it was really fun. It was really fun. So that was fun. And then this weekend I'm going to see my family for the first time in a while. I didn't end up going home for Christmas because of a covid encounter, and I'm really excited to see them. That'll be really fun. Yeah, so good things all around. Good Vibes in the TAG team today. Solid, solid vibes. Yeah, I also started work with with a new client and they're just like so excited to get the project started and you know, the enthusiasm is infectious. You know, that's great too. I just saw on Linkedin that you've been at epic for three years. Yeah, as a Friday. Congratulations. Thank you. Two more years and I get a sabbatical. I know you've been talking about that for a long time. Well, let's get into it. I was gonna have surprised you don't have the itinerary like to the day. Oh No, no, because it has to be a place you've never been before to get it like paid for. So, like, who knows where all I will have been by then. I've always thought, like, wouldn't it be kind of cool to take your sabbatical on a cruise ship? No, you don't think so, because then you would get to travel all these different is. Shifts are miserable places, I don't know, man for some, for some maybe you take it in the offseason or something, when it's not the way. I'd rather be on I'd rather have my feet on the ground. All right, man, each there. Oh, let's get into it, though. So today we're going to be talking about some of our favorite ways to have fun in the current Meta Games. Some of them more interesting decks that we've enjoyed trying out will go into our car the day and add read we'll talk about some of our favorite card arts for our particular returning favorite and will round out with some discussion of TCG live. Very cool. So let's jump right into it, then, with our fun debt corner. JW As a major, perlifully proliferator of fun decks through your fan favorite Fridays. What have been some of the top fun decks that you have played in the fusion strike metagame? Yeah, for sure. Well, one that I have to just shout out that I played on Monday's stream twitch at tvash flex daddy righteous one that I played on Monday stream was a ray quasa deck. I had tried to make Ray Quasa work last week and I use my list and it just sucked. I could not do anything. I don't think I won a game. Got K ONE KOD via. Yeah, Max, yeah, exactly. With with with my with my re Quasa deck and then, Oh yeah, you saw the twitter clipping cliff. Yeah, and then I played a list. I found one from from a Japanese player that had like top forward a tournament. I was like yeah, okay, I'll throw this up, see what see what the big deal is, and it slapped. It was awesome, like I was just running train on opponents...

...and it was just a great feeling. So that was a recent favorite. What was kind of like the game changer? You know? What was the limit break on that deck? Yeah, I think it was the lack, or at least the lessening, of the flaffy line. So I had been playing like a four flaffy with level balls, I think, a few evo in sense, but the list that I was playing just had a too flaffy, I think, no level balls. It's just very like straightforward. Used more of the bolt und V to get energy out of the deck. HMM. And I guess they kind of figured that you could rose and then attached for turn and then dynamoter. Yeah, with the flaffy and that's your kind of were lightning energy that you would need to take anyone shots. So as long as you get some additional energy attachments throughout the course of the game. Then you could take your t v Max knockouts and feel pretty good. Yeah, I raise a really fun deck to play as well, because you have the the ability just to churn through your deck to an insane degree, you know, tossing your hand. Yes, well, I called it. I called it the forbidden the forbidden like board where you get all four rays up and he just isn't fall for ye. Yeah, yeah, just like unlimited power. so that's pretty sweet. That is pretty sweet. That's awesome. I also JW posted a Youtube Video, I think, today, with a very fun thumb nail. You know, I don't think you have. Yes, the sweet baby ray. Yeah, the Sweet Baby Rais. I was actually sitting on the toilet earlier and I was like, you know, doing the classic like scrawly maneuver, H and I see the sweet baby raised them nail. I'm just dying. It was. It felt really topical to me because on the skeech of actually we were talking for a significant fear of time about sweet baby rays, because we're, you know, we're han't like barbecue sauce of like our lunch or whatever. And Yeah, the whole topic of like Mark Zuckerberg and like his sweet baby raise obsession came up. It was kind of weird. Man, I type the sweet baby raised just because I thought that there might be product pictures, but I think two thirds of them were the pictures of like mark good on it. I'm on his bookshelf, bookshelf. That's so cool. Yeah, so he's just kind of he's kind of taken over the brand, I gotta say. Definitely the dream is to become rich enough where you can use sweet baby rays as a book end. Yes, true, true. I wonder if it was full, like do you think that was a real bottle? I think even you drank from it after. I also I don't get the it's like a meme right, like clearly, but I don't. I just don't understand it. I was it a meme like when he did it, though? Well, certainly when he talked about it or when it was on his bookshelf. Wasn't. Clearly that's a me. Was it a meme? You don't know. He that's the thing. I guess we'll have to do some some discovery on the I almost feel like he's just like disconnected and like that's the thing he does. Just just love sweet baby rays, maybe too much he does, because if you saw his barbecue video or whatever. That's why I'm saying yeah, yeah, so like maybe it's just a meme, like it's an inside joke. I hope it isn't, because it's funnier if it isn't, but true, I would accept it being a meme as well. True. So, yeah, that was that was a fun video. Ray Quays a really fun deck to play. Turning through the deck, can't. You can't ever hate that. Drawing cars. It's always fun. Yeah, what shots are always fun to absolutely another deck that I played recently as my last fan favorite Friday video was...

...a gredient deck and the expanded format and I was able to take the six prizes in one attack, which was pretty sweet. But you basically use ATP to, you know, use its gx attack and then you swing into one of your opponents tag team Gx Pokemon, and then finish it up with the GREDENT and since you're taking, you know, your three prizes on the tag team basic and then you're taking two additional prizes with the gredent on a knockout and then you're taking one additional prize off the ATP attack. There's your six and that's really fun to set up. I mean it's really clunk the obviously it's not that competitive. Really, let's claim it. Yeah, it's. Well what like. The thing is is that if your opponent plays any healing, because you have to go for a two shot. Yeah, right, because your gredent is never going to do more than, oh about ninety damage, I think is the Max. So you're always going to hit for a two shot. And then if they have any sort of healing or if you don't have gust at the right time and they move a Pokemon to the bench, or if they play a Vmax centric deck in the expanded format, which is certainly possible. Like you, you really need the tag team gx specific madge. Yeah, so you could. You can play like a GERACI prism star. So that way, if you Koa two Friser, you could get, you know, you need to get the Draschi in there somehow. So you got to play Mr Mime and the rhyng Grove, of course, but right there there is that possibility for sure. Now very logical. Like Combo, you could easily slow it into the deck, I'm sure. Oh yeah, I mean that's just it just it slides right in. Yeah, like butter. Well, that's cool. Yeah, it's another awesome deck. The but I've been really enjoying the blissy deck. or You just have gigantic lissies that heal. Yeah, I saw. I saw James Arnold was posting about that, I think today or yesterday, and that way. Yeah, it is fun and the funny thing about blissy list is they're all horrible, you know, like the cards that have to get played in this deck to like make it work are just all really bad. Talk Talk a little bit about the supporters that you get the play and blissy. I mean the whole ideal with lessie is like you don't want to like discard your resources rights. You want to play all this like healing and stuff and you don't have like any selflementory draw to go with it besides like a seer, like lucky energies or whatever. So you have to play all these cards. It just like raw draw you cards in addition to your healing supporters. So if people are playing stuff like Alis stir, which is just like not a good car, they're playing like school girls like you could play hop in the deck and it would feel like a reasonable inclusion. Right. It's just like wow, that's awesome. You know, it kind of works, though, because it's a very low maintenance deck. If you can, it is positive to go along with the negative. I mean it is low maintenance and Alistir. You know, it does. It does set up the energy in the discard pile. Like I the comvos there, there you go. You know, you get your poke gears in there. Just hope you don't with a draws forder. It all works out. You Got Zinya's as well, which can like also draw and discard. So yeah, the churning is there. The churning is there. You know, it definitely wishes there's like a DC in the format for it, but I guess in brilliant stars there will be a DC for it. So that's a thing. That's pretty cool. But it is the single vest us. You're probably a hyper potion, which is fun. Yes, absolutely right, because you're accelerating three energy a turn, so you're easily able to get those those energy to discard later. So yeah, yeah, it's...

...a fun deck. I always like the big boy kind of decks. You know, you sit up a just a fat dude in front and see if your opponent can deal with it. Yeah, totally toilet. This kind of decks. You know, it's kind of similar vein, but I think is less fun. Is the God. What is the name of the the Dinosaur Guy, the electric one? Oh, arctisult is it Arctis alt? Or Drake asult? It's drake as all. Yeah, that's I kept I was thinking of art result as well, but it's drake has al. Yeah, like drake has all. Kind of is similar, but it's like more around disruption and less around just being fat. Right, where's blissy? Entire life choice is to be fat and I love it. That's yeah, that's your only that's your only out. Yeah, so you got to dodge the fighters though, the fight guys. So any other like big old fun guys that you've been playing it of you. I had another list that I was playing the other day. It was or beetle and BEA drill. I've just been enjoying the the BEA drilled, BEA droles really. Yeah, just take a knockout on anything that has a special energy attached. So I've I've been thinking about maybe trying to just make a straight be drilled deck. It probably be horrible and I think BEA drill probably is relegated to being, you know, kind of a meme addition into something like a jolteon. Yeah, Deac, we then has a lot of that extra room. But yeah, beat Rolls Been Pretty Fun as well. So would suggest people to try out that style deck if if they're looking for, I don't know, just some Hilarity, some fun with with Mew v Max, for sure's probably one of your better matchups. My friend Thomas, he's like a big visual fan and ever since Andrew made the video with with the Jill Jilteon, he asked me, like every time we chat on discord about, you know, Heyde to play, let's play the beach. Any new visual decks? Like yes, how's visual deck done? Like it's like it's fine, man. I will say, like I am pleasantly surprised at the fact that like you're able to actually get it out with the mustard. You know, when I read the mustards and like this is actually impossible and standard right. So that's cool. It helps that it pulls from the deck. Yes, absolutely so, as a good choice as well, any other flames decks that you've been playing? A Stone Journier Guy? Not a stone journier guy. That one. That one I haven't played yet. There's I want to try a Hoopa Deck, a Hoopa v Deck. Oh that is that is a fun thing too. Yeah, yeah, where has the duel typing? So I'm thinking about putting something together for that. I've also, I don't think I've played bolt on v Max yet, so I'll need to put that together as well. So those are a few of the other ones that I'm looking at. The thing I the thing I don't like about bolt on v Max is it's too too simple to be a fun meme for me. Too Simple. Yeah, right, like I like my meme deck to be like hard to use, you know, like but I think it's like really convoluted, like just a pilot pile of stuff. You know, like what I think of a meme deck. I always think backed. I used I used to have this problem where like every set I would like make the meme deck. Okay, so, like back in ultra prison, way back now, I was really into the Garche off, the car eod act, for example. Yeah, there's actually I think it's one of Andrews like more popular videos is me and him playing guarch off...

...the car to get oh that's awesome, and just like getting so excited when it would happened to work. I mean that's some of the joys of the game, right. I yeah, have a similar story where I was and I probably have told this on the cast before, but I was so excited. This was plasma breeze, I believe, and there was a an articuno that was coming out and a victini x that were coming out and I would made this whole deck where you're accelerating energy to the articuno and then you attacked the articuno to spread damage and then you brought in your blue, yeah, your plasma Lugia, to take an additional prize to like close it out, and I was like this deck is in Shane. We'd like literally tested it for like six hours one night the friend of mine and then, you know, turned out to be garbage. But it was fun. I mean it's like really captivating because you think like, oh my gosh, I'm on the cutting edge of of the format right now, and you know you're not. But in most cases, but it's still fun to have those memories. I want to say like I had a lot of fun with Oldier prison in particular. You know, I was really intellect Zoro Ark dust me magna zone was a big fan favor of mine. I also Otto and I made the like Dusk Ming garbodor deck. That just rely to so gallio prison. startics and this is bad. I go deep when I get in that rabbit hole. Yeah, that's that's a tough one to dig yourself out of too. Yeah, I still really like the CHARSAR deck, to be honest, but it's kind of fallen off. I rightar a little bit. Gotcha that Leon Stars. Are Any other flame theme decks you got there, tow man? I wish you're getting my juice was flowing. I know. I kind of want to find a meme deck and make one exactly. I asked tweet at US s mouth rials and Real Jem Walter and we'll let you know what we find. We have a lot of stuff that I think is going to work out really well for us in in brilliant stars. I think there's just a ton of really good just enablers in that, in that set. So we're going to be doing you know, over the next few weeks here some more of the brilliant stars content in terms of, you know, top ten most impactful cards, some of the cards you should, you know, kind of pick up to enhance certain decks. So be on the Bey, on the lookout there for that type of content. Absolutely. So let's jump into our card of the day then. So today for car to the day. It was very fitting because today is actually a birthday of one of the most famous, if not the most famous, TCG artist of all time, and that person being met a hero, Arita, the artist of many of famous card, probably the most iconic arts in all the POKEMON trading card game. We're almost all done by Arito, which is insane. He did greats like base at charsard. He did all of the TAG teams, he did a ton of the Basse at cards that you probably know in love as well. You know all the starters. He did some of the more famous or like more recognizable modern arts as well. You know, if you think of the attorneys vmax that was so popular with the rose standing in front of it, that's an Arita card, he says, such a flexible artist who's made so many great cards over the course of his time in the game. So in honor of his birthday today, I wanted to share one of my favorite cards from him...

...and, to be honesty, has a lot of really awesome cards that I'm a big fan of. One that's personally meaningful to me is is based at pikache. So go at which one? The Red Cheeks, red chice? Yes, yeah, so, if you've been listening to the cast, you know that a friend of mine got me a very minty red cheeks pikache last year. I have actually have it on my person right now and this card is awesome. It's so cute, it's so Pikachu and just like it, kind of just like base at charzard. When I think of the POKEMON trading card game, this is one of the first cards that I think of. Is that base at Pika Shoo. Red Cheeks or yellow cheeks? You know, just that imagery of the Pikachu in the jungle with a little cheeks are sparking up. It's just so iconic and nice and I feel like there's so many moments that Arida is brought to the game that are like that with his arts. So Happy Birthday, Rita, and shout out to base at pikachew very cool. Yeah, I think my favorite art from Arita. I. I have been just pining for these promo cards. Their Japanese exclusives, but they're the base. They're like stamp promos. I don't know if you know, yeah that means, but they're the crammorant and Pika. You know, I'm almost did the crammarant as my d dude I was. I got AU bid by like fifteen dollars on ebay really for the for the sets. crushed. I was crushed because you can get there's a box set in Japan and it comes with some, I think some postcards and the cards themselves and a few other promotional items. But I was so close to getting it and it just kind of slipped through my fingers. So I'm not gout on Ebay here for for another set. But they are just really gorgeous. Yeah, like you said, an artist that goes all the way back from base, that cards to the modern era, you know, still is very heavily involved, has has drawn art for some of The v Union Pokemon. You know, that's probably the most you know, the newest mechanic right, and then we should see a lot more artwork coming out, a brilliant stars from him. So just a very, like you said, versial artist and somebody that everyone that plays the game should know about. So if you if you don't know him, or you might not know the extent of the impact he's had on the game either, like seriously, like, go over to Google, like search up his his profile on on a TCG website, and you will be shocked at the amount of iconic cards that this this man is turned out of so many different art styles too. Yeah, that's very true. That's very true. You have things that are more, you know, like earthy, like very kind of reminiscent of an actual scene you might find out in the wild, and then you have these kinds of just very colorful mystical scenes and arena scenes, right where the post's kind of in battle or in kind of where you would expect them to be in the in the cannon in a game. It just a lot of different settings. Very cool. Yeah, with that, let's take some time to thank our sponsor for today's episode, that being, of course, everyone's favorite, manscaped. It's two thousand and twenty two folks, and I know my new years resolution is to have some brilliant stars down below, and the best way that you can do that and make those ultra balls shine is with manscaped. MANSCAPED is offering a great deal in partnership with tag team. By using the code tag team at check out you get twenty percent off for free shipping. That's a fantastic deal. Their products...

...are top of the line and JW and I both use and would happily advocate for them. Absolutely they I've never had an electric razer before manscaped came along and I can never go back. The ease, the you know, swiftness with which it does the John Ub are unmatched and yeah, I can't go back to a regular razor ever again. So shout out to manscaped for the products for sponsoring the podcast. You can get twenty percent off, plus free shipping by using our CODETAG team. You won't regret it. Their products are amazing and it helps support the podcast and helps us continue to produce content like this. So thank you, manscaped for being a partner with the cast and thank you all for use to code tag team at checkout. With that GW perfect Segue, because today we are going to be talking about our favorite ultra balls. Oh Baby. So, JW, you kind of brought this topic to our attention. I loved the idea. We got ultraval coming back in brilliant stars. What to you, is the quintessential? If you're going to have an ULTRABLA, should be this one, Ultra Bal, at least, you know, within reason to you know, if you can afford it. I guess right. I think for me, you know, it's well, it's always going to be for me right, but I think it's going to be the the not the original, but the the sun and Moon Ultra Ball. Really that, to me is just the most gorgeous piece that you can find. I don't know, I like it because it was kind of that that first, at least to me. I don't know if this is verifiable or not, but for me that was the first like full art gold ball that I needed to have in my deck. You know, it's like just the people that rolled up to that at league, we're just God's so that, for me, I think it's it might be more of an emotional response, but that's on a moon base at Ultra Baal, who chef's kiss, you know, and that was like their first paray into like real full art gold items as well. Was The sun and moon base? That right where they did Ultra Bal and like to big MOA SAUTA big and like. I think it was something like that right. One extremely impactful, kind of no Meta staple one that just got, you know, pushed to the side. I think there's maybe like Rhodom deckx was in there too, because I have the Gold Rhodom decks. HMM, Oh is, it was ness fall and switches. Well, actually a lot of really good cards. I Guess Big Moss out of his later because I think there was a gold bags. Maybe there wasn't, though. Yeah, that's that's a good one to me. The Sun and moon one, I really liked it. I liked it a lot more when it first dropped and then it's effect kind of waned on me. I think it was because one it was more common than some of the other like hard to find ultra balls and and I've like kind of grown out of like the full art gold items. They're just like a little Gaudy for me really. Yeah, okay, okay, so I actually really like the plasma freeze secret ultraval half art. Yeah, the half art, and I I generally have this philosophy for like all of the gold items. Just something about like the sparkling gold background, but it's but the gold border, but, you know, still like a familiar card. I don't know it just if it looks like better like spread out amongst the deck to me to have like these gold versions of the original card then like a gigantic gold block staring...

...me in the face. Personally, okay, okay, I the one thing that I really like about the the plasma freeze one is that it had it just it is insanely like sparkly for how much card that is used for the art right, like there's just so many more sparkles in the background of the card as opposed to this on a moon ultrabral or the future brilliant stars ultraball. I also with the with this era of secret rare items, you know, like the the black and white through XY era. I really liked like the texture that those cards had. I thought it was this really cool looking. I liked like the darker gold that they have as well as opposed to kind of the bright gold on the newer versions of these kinds of cards. So that's what I prefer, is kind of like that more muted but textured look as opposed to the bright and kind of shiny. Yeah, straight shine, yeah, exactly. Absolutely. Yeah, you wonder what comes next, right. Is The gold full art card like the final? Are we going to start seeing, I don't know, some gold mixed with rainbow, like a multi textured, multicolored I gosh, like I'm just I always wonder because when I saw, when I first had the you know, first saw the plasma freeze, Gold Ultra Ball or gold any other card that they had back in that era, I was like Wow, this is the pinnacle of card are yeah, this is the pinnacle of rare. And then they just like keep like one up. What if they did like the ultra of all itself was gold and like encrusted and gold almost, but the background was like the Rainbow Background. MMM now that would be sweet. One other thing I was thinking about that they could do is on the cards somewhere they could print like a little, I don't know, Qr Code or something, and then if you scanned it with an APP then it would become liked yeah, that's what I that's kind of what I I didn't have an idea for how it would be. But I'm like, Oh, it has to like come out of the card. Yeah, I think that. I mean that to me actually just seems like the future of pokemon cards, honestly, is like there's some technology component get the dual disks out. Yeah, well, it hasn't been the first time. Like it wouldn't be the first time, because we had the ereader cards, Uh Huh, which interacted with your game boy advance when you swiped them in the special reader. But that would be kind of cool, right where if you like looked at the card with an APP then it would kind of dfy it, bring it to life. I think the the AAR space needs to evolve like ten, fifteen, twenty more years before we get to that being and then and then the pokemon battle each other. That's a that's what I'm saying. We needs to be like you, Yo, dual disc here right before I'm ready to accept it, like I need to see, like chars are breathe in fire onto a mus or. That's right for me to be satisfied with that, I think. But I do think that's like what do you even do from besides just like taking it out of the card at that point? You Zoom any further. Maybe there's a use zooming further. Yeah, exactly. Like maybe like a white do you think just an all white card would be pretty sweet? Or like a white card with like gold borders? I could think I would look pretty slick. I could see that. Yeah, I almost think like the next thing they should go for should be something like just a cleaner look. You know, right now it's very gaudy and and like extra. You know, they should go for something like super clean, has that gold element to it. MMM MMM yeah, white cold, I think that would be that would be the next...

...one. There we go. Do you have any ideas for next step for ultra bald? Make sure it's feet a tag team pokemon. So we got some news Riley, about the upcoming tcg live APP AH, really, I didn't see it. All of that. We should that. We should absolutely talk about yeah, I know it's been all over twitter, but yeah, there was an official post and you may have seen it if you've logged into your ptcgeo account in the last day or so, but TPCI Mathis on the POKEMON trading card game online forums. This is a classic place that we all love to visit. That's right. I think went every day. There are staff member at the POKEMON company and they say on January Eleven, two thousand and twenty two, the Pokemon tcg online client and server were putting the maintenance so that infrastructure upgrades could be applied to support account migration for the upcoming Pokemon TCG live APP. So it's no player facing changes were made during the maintenance. A few other notes about tournaments, things like this, but obviously they are looking ahead. There is step being taken to amplemat and transfer POKEMON TCG online information to Pokemon TCG live, and that's exciting. That's a big deal. Now, this does not confirm or deny, let's be clear about this. This is not confirm or deny any sort of timeline for one TCG live will be released, but it does indicate that there is continued, active steps towards making that release happen. My guests, probably not alongside brilliant stars, you know, maybe either between it or or by the next set. My guess is they're probably going to start doing like closed like internal test, Beta testing of this process sometime soon. Yeah, that sounds about where you would need to go with this right. You would want to get people get their hands dirty in the game before you mass release it. Right. So you just need testers for that. Just need people that are going to log on and play games and try to figure out weird things that can happen in the game. The one interesting piece about this release is that we are scheduled to have a team challenge and specifically the team challenge is outline. I mean, there's no other client at this point, so they can't really say we're going to have it in do us your live but has specifically outlined the use of POKEMON TCG online. And so why that matters is because that is scheduled to go until mid April, I believe, to conclude in mid April, and so that's not to say that there won't be a transfer in the middle of that period, but it seems a little it would be a little bit wonky right to say yeah, Hey, here's here's this game. You know, you're going to play half of the team challenge and then just you better figure out how to get your TCG live account set up because we're going to switch halfway through into that client. Yeah, I mean my personal theory, very personal, is that they will probably do some sort of like open Beta testing like they had in initially announced, where you know, folks in certain regions can start to transfer over and get a feel for the game during the next set releases. My guess, not brilliant stars the one after. Yeah, I think that's very fair. We don't know anything. We have no indication of whether or not it will be coming, whether or not it won't be...

...coming, but that is some interesting news that we definitely need to share. Absolutely so I get hyped. You know, tcg live is still being worked on, so don't get too attached to TCGI. I know all you TCG O stands are out there. Say No, no, don't take TCO from us. Like, Hey, for one out for TCG Oh man, I'll pull one out for tcg oh but I won't. I don't fight for it either. You know. I just, yeah, I, and I remember just those, those long nights, you know, and in especially when the thing first came out. I remember the hype, yeah, excitement, because now I could actually play online with friends instead of going through I don't know, the other Janki websites. It was a big deal. It really meant a lot for the game and, you know, just to give it its props. It was. It was, you know, a hardy maybe not the most robust client, but certainly a hardy client. It was a go get it. That's this. Yeah, yeah, absolutely lasted us for a long time and certainly time for an upgrade, but give it some props for just doing what it needed to do for a long time. TCGO brought us a long way, that's for sure. So when TCG I've drops got a pour one out for TCG. Oh, it served us well in spite of all of its challenges. It sure did. I'll JW. I think. I think we've covered it today. Absolutely. Yeah, great episode. Riley will be back again, like we said, talking a little bit more about out the upcoming format and brilliant stars and what that brings to the game. So if you are interested in that, obviously keep coming back for that content and if you wouldn't mind, please, please, please, rate and review the podcast over on your favorite podcasting platforms, wherever you're listening to this, be at Itunes, be at spotify or somewhere else. If they have a way to review, please do so, because that helps more players find this content and I know some of you are out there doing it because I had a work colleague today ask me about the podcast because they'll organically discovered it. Yeah, wow, no way. Yeah, so what was that conversation like? He's just like is this you sent to me? The spotify Lake it's like hosted by rally over, like yeah, man, that's meal. What was he looking for? He said it popped up in his recommend it. Oh my gosh, it isn't even play Pokemon. So well, we're big time now. We're big time. So got the manscape and everything kind. Thank you all so much for your continued support. Please do continue to rate and review and support the cast. We will catch you all next week, same time, same place. See y'all. PUT.

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