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Tag Team Pokemon TCG Podcast

Season 3, Episode 45 · 3 months ago

3-45. Po Ro Flo

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

The boys are back and ready to rotate! Come hear some cards to look out for as we head into a new season of our beloved game!

You what is that guys? Looking back totag team, the pokemon trading card games, premier podcasting duo, my nameis raly hulbert joined, as always by my fan, tabulis friend, mir w cree wall g,w how's it going today. I look come pretty well, it's goin tobe back heck, yeah man what's been going on inthe the world of mr w man. I well. I just got back from a vacation inwisconsin. So if you're listening to the cast- and you been wondering what'shappening to the channel recently and why i didn't upload all this week- well, i was on vacation there. You go makesense to me pretty sweet, it's pretty sweet. We did a bunch of tubing. We did.I tried to water ski, which i tried six times and i i was likegetting better and getting better and then i was like you know what i'm cool and then we went to see a water ski show. Thelongest running, amateur water, ski show was laran distinction, yeahlocated in the town that we were at and they are called the minoa bats and theydo like a bunch of you know pyramids and they jump off the the ski jomp. An things like that. The mostinteresting thing that they did it did the thing called barefoot schemeand, as you can imagine, they skied barefoot, but i thought that wasexceptionally interesting, so asinate, that's pretty cool that all sounds really fun and i got ac now and i got i c. I think i got a littlebit of sun. Things are looking up in the cree wall household. That's forsure there you go look at nice and tan. So how about you? That's been! It's been exhausting yeah.The project that i was working on went live the they're not entirely stable. Yet iwouldn't say you know, take some time for everyoneto get used to the transition, but it was very stressful. Over last week. Ithings are finally getting to a better place, but it was. It took a lot of direct action for methat was outside of things that i really ever have to do yeah. So it was interesting, so that wasexhausting, but i had a nice weekend out in the sun. It was very beautifulout here in wisconsin last weekend and i'm back in the swing epics, alsoback in the office this week. So i'll got to see some of my co workers that ihaven't seen in person and basically a year year and a half even and it's beenan interesting week yep, you know yeah well you're kind ofon the outside of that project. Right at this point, yeah i'm still still definitely involved andthey have a face to that i'll, be working on until october. Come so cool yeah, a lot of going on alot of going on, but always good to be here in the saddlewith the premiere pokemon podcast, so miss w. A huge hot topic here in thepokemon trading card game scene has been the future of the game, namely therotation. You know, in the absence of a world'sformat, you know, are really just kind of jumping right into it. You know ifall exiguis will come out, and that will be the first thing that people arethinking about. So, as we were talking earlier today,we thought it would be fun to kind of talk about some things that we thinkmight be good post rotation. Some of them might be obvious. Others may beless so and be it because either...

...they're exceptionally good on their ownor because there's some sort of anser benefit to rotation, for them like acard rotates out that negatively impacts them. So we have ten kind of groupings ofcards like some of them are individual cards. Some of them are cards that kindof fit together and we'd figure that we'd take this episode and walk youthrough those. So as you prepare for the next month for rotation that you have all this inthe back of your head and surge of you want, you start us off with the firstcard of your choosing from this pool. Okay, absolutely yeah! We thought long and hard about what weshould include, because there are some cards that wow they may be importantfor post rotation and they may be in every single deck. They may not havekind of a monetary increase in value. I think we kind of focus a little bitmore on what's cheap. Now, that's maybe a little under the radar that you wantto make sure that you grab for post rotation so that you're not caught. Youknow having to pay a hundred two hundred three hundred percent more forthat card, or you did not to do that. Yeah absolutely so. You know obviouslythere's a bunch of post rotation cards like professor's research and marni,and right mosses. Orders like those are very obvious things, but even some lessthan obvious things like you know, rose or corea's focus like a lot of thesekind of supporters, or maybe you know special energy. Those are always goingto be cheap and so we've kind of opted not to include those in our top ten.These are just some of the some of the outliers of the current format that youmight be interested in for post rotation. Should the format shake outin a certain way and because we're losing a lot of things, i think thereare a lot of potential benefits for grabbing these cards, so the one of thefirst ones that i thought of coming to mind when we're talking about postrotation is the loss of mew from unbroken bonds in that bench barrierability. I thought for the majority of our format. Mew hasbeen, if not played in every deck. At least a threat to be played in everydecade can to be slaughtered into everything very easily. A lot of exwant to have the card a lot of ex play the card, and so there are some cards that are harmed. Obviously, by playingyou from out broken bonds, one of the biggest is pekaranga. Of course that'sgoing to be rotating, but with that gx attack that can be read some break somehabit on opposing players. So that's one of the use cases. Of course that'srotating now. Looking at to you know, other use cases when we come up on anarchetype that has not seen much play, but certainly is kind of looming in thewings as one of the better attacks that i feel like i've seen in the game, yeahthat just has them at played, and that is of course, zero or of these attack,as erb does, with its fist attack honor damage the active and one hundred andsixty damage to the bench. If you had a rapid strike bok on attack on thefollowing or the previous turn, and that just seems really good. Twohundred sixty for potentially to energy right, if you have a rapid strikeenergy attached, seems quite good. You can cycle outvery quickly and, of course, you can utilize thebilezikian to get a little bit of energy acceleration yeah, i mean it's the tales all histime right where you know there were some sort of inhibitor, preroration andthen poportion is gone in this case, the new from a broken bonds and thedoors immediately open up for new strategies. You know we've seen this historicallywith you know, cards like garbato as well that we're you know prettyoppressive towards certain strategies, kind of in a similar vein. Anotherthing that can be oppressive to...

...you know a decks. Success is obviouslyweakness. We talk a lot about the podcast about how weakness isincredibly influential in the poke montrai card game, because that time tois just massive and so another combo of cars that iwanted to call out is the fire week cards. So we're talking a little bitbefore the cast about these, then being corvenaire, tle v max both thesemassive fire week, pokemon that kind of hadthese heel based strategies. So when you go in in a fire match up, it's kindof like makes your whole strategy completely mood right, so both of these cards i really enjoy.I was a big fan of like the the sheryl heavy or beetle deck and corvinibasically plays into the same kind of strategy where you tank. A lot of hitsyou heal up to full with sherald is fully utilizing the power of that cardand progressively where your opponent, out of the game, it's a tried and truestrategy to have this like gigantic helie pokemon and the removal of theirmain engine for their weakness is notable. I will preface that by sayingthat vitin obviously is still around. Youknow it is to energy attacker that can hit these guys weakness, but i think the ten doesn't like have the bestplace overall in the metagame, i would say like yeah it has that two hundredand twenty damage, but so much so many of these other vincescan do such incredible things that it doesn't really feel that special justto be able to do to twenty for two right yeah. So it's kind of that's kind of mythought there is just being able to consistently. You know. Have thesegigantic pokemon there healing and dealing out tons of damage. I mean itdoesn't seem like you go wrongwith that no absolutely not and just having yeahagain, there's weaknesses that will have an flow. There are strongarchetypes that will ebb and flow fire seems solid right now in the metal. Youknow, of course, you're beating up on those pokmon that we just mentioned,but also thinks like a lakari mal metal, any random saussine that are out therein you know at p, dex and so no fire fairly well poised. But of course youlose one of your biggest. You know, if not the only main reasonto play fire in welder, and so absolutely. I think that we have anopportunity to see some of these fire week. V maxes see a little more play. Absolutely what else is popping up on your mind, wso one other set of cards. I kind of want to group these together again are just the auxiliary draw harts. Nowagain, let's talk about first, what we're losing we're losing one of thebest draw cards of all time into den gx and now losing that there's going to bea void to fill right, the den ig very notable because you discarded yourentire hand and drew a fresh six. That's great, pretty much at any pointin the game. Obviously was limited that once petereffect, which just would have been ridiculous if that was not a part of the you know, abilitysince, like we had cards like shaman, that could just churn through an entiredeck on the first turn, but the dena very, very strong, especially justbecause you could dump things that you didn't necessarily need in those earlyturns, or even those men and light turns and then get a fresh hand yeah.So i don't want to harp on it, but like the especially in the current state ofthe game, where i feel like you can have like a lot of clunk yeah, it sogood to be able to just toss it. It's so good yeah, i'm really curious how...

...how decks look like next format, justbecause we do lose that the ten i like is, i don't know how will dex be builtit it's just curious and it will be something that will certainly becovering here on the cast. But how do we feel the void post rotation? Oneidea would be with snore lacks and or cinchin. Now those cards have alreadyseen play in the current standard, which you know. That is maybe a little bit ofan indicator right if they're already seeing play not in high counts, butthey have their use cases. If they're already seeing play current format and we're losing draw power, thencertainly they would be cards to keep an eye on for the next format, and so i think snarlack. You know, of course you have that just really nice set up and a lot ofsynergy actually with v max style, dex right, because you have a one prizer inthe active and then you're trying to set up three prizes. So you know likewith the orbital decks that we've seen in this current standard. You can goahead and leave you know a store lax, maybe even two snore lexes active whileyou're setting up get your couple of maces in play and hopefully they canjust sweep from there, i'm so smarak. I give a lot of credence for bostrotation, especially when we lose a dp right. That's a real benefit of havingthat one prizer to set up. Is you just throw it active? Let that take a fewhits. You know get knocked out whatever, and it doesn't really matter because wehave those of me maxes, coming up, that'sgoing to augment the price trade seven or at prizes that your opponent has totake to win the game yeah i isola is so good to yeah super good and like rightnow we have a tp that kind of goes around things right where you like,okay, if he knocks out of snore lack and then and then they just have toknock out one v max right, so that kind of flips the whole thing on his head.Maybe it makes snorle less viable this current form at the next, but i want towatch out for another thing. You know we're taking away the draw our again.The dedina sinching seems like an obvious kind ofreplacement for that as well. So sanchin does alittle bit of you know damage. Now you got the forty and energy excel, that'snot too shabby, but mostly that trade ability. I think i'll see somesignificant play as we look to augment how we draw cards in the nextforman, a man. It's not trade's make do let's get a right. I know that what didi say that trade, like ability, yeah, i totally agree- and i both ofthese cards have really seen a substantial amount of play already when they're competing with the dna. Sothe fact that you know to denny's rotating the format will likely have toaccommodate that either by slowing down which benefits these cards or by justhaving alternate mechanism to draw which also benefits these cards sam, soreallyexcited to to get my hands and play with those. I did want to talkabout another set of cards that we resoundingly agreed upon. Pre cast a that's going to be theintelli online in very similar vain to what we talkedabout with stroll accent on gino. Being able to dig through your deck isobviously incredibly valuable. We've seen the italian line splashed into anobscene number of decks in the current format, with the introduction of therapid strike an tell on engine. So you know what are you got going on withtellio, like? Obviously you have the rap strike sable. That makes it easierto search it out. You have the item search, dressler and then you have boththe search and the snipe on the intelli. So just the amount of versatility thatyou get every single turn of the game where you're playing in teleon it justopens up an absurd number of options, and it's so so good. If you haven'ttried out decks that are using the...

...italian engine. I honestly recommendthat you do because it's a very satisfying game plan to play or you'rejust plucking exactly what you need out of the deck every turn and then snipingin the lake game. It's a blast, but it could be really confusing to right. Itcan be yeah, it can be frustrating. It can be honestly. Those decisions likewhich itallian do i evolve into even can be really difficult, sometimes yeah. Absolutely exactly. I was justgoing to say like if you're playing that split of the final stage, it can really make your head spin. Youknow: do i want that extra? Twenty damage do i want the two items whichtwo items do i want wan? Do i want them? You know it just there's a lot ofdecision making, especially when you have that dual count in teleon, so i'mcertainly be prepared both by playing these cards and alsobuying these cards do not be caught. You know fumbling around trying to lookfor your into really like getting getting the the actual antello. I feellike the jasie on the saba will probably be fine, but getting theintelligence themselves. They feel like that's going to be one of those cardswhere it surprises people by like how much it spikes up yeah, absolutely okay.Moving on some of these are a little more obvious right, but they still areworth mentioning. So for me, one v max that i currently don't have, because ihaven't played any standard format in person yet, but that i want to makesure that i have is a turneis v max now turn i to bmx dead locked in this kindof you know dark week, meta right, soyou're, seeing a lot of a tp, molte you're. Seeing a lot ofeternities to try to counter all of the shadow rider cally racks, but justtaking it at face value. Of course we have. You know hilarian, maltres orexcuse me, glarin, article athos, that you know one shots the aternus, butthat is less of a conversin every other bird before attents, like it's likedad's with their children. Did your dad ever do that oustiti? Imon that more than my dad but yeah go through all the other kids, and thenyou get to the one that you want, but anyway, so you got the gallaries af,those that you know takes care of eternities, but that i mean reallyhasn't slowed the deck down too much. I would certainly argue that attorniesis still somewhere, certainly towards the top, like third of archetype, thatyou could play right now that are viable for competitive play. So a turnsone card there, one deck one set of cards that i would absolutely make surethat i have that power is so overwhelming, especially when get it onturn to spaks for really hard times for your opponent. Absolutely so. We've reached the halfway point ofour top ten here top ten pods of cards. I suppose i did want to call out somehonorable mentions before we jump into the card of the day, so one inparticular that i feel like we need to talk about just because i think there'ssome interesting conversation. There is the amazing margeri that was one thatpeople were definitely hyped up on a couple months ago. You know looking ahead towards postrotation as potentially kind of a draw engine, or you know, draw pokemon out and when wewere building this list we weren't exactly as hot on it. I just think justthe fact that that you have these options like in tellin that are muchsmoother and overall, more reliable kind of produce the value of drace,despite the fact that drage's a basic yea, do you have any further thoughtsabout why we might not include drache? But you know it's still an okay card.Yeah i mean geraci is good again. I don't know that it like with a lot ofthese other cards. Tactually doesn't seem like the card that will get particularly big in a lot ofdecks. I could be completely wrong...

...about that, but it seems maybe only you know if it were to see play, itwould see you play in a select number of decks and then again, if it were tosee play, it would probably only see play in like a one or a two count, justas a kind of pivot yeah that mid the light game. So you know it's it's notquite as good as i think we know, i think you're right, i think, trashyfits in vest is like a one of slap, an air balloon on it. It's your pivot kindof card, but not as like an actual reliable drawengine. It's not stellar wish like. We can't force it into that box right andwe're also getting a new kind of grat, maybe arguably bettergeraci coming out in the next set. Are we not? I don't remember, is that yeah therethere? I believe it's coming out next at there's a card that that you look atthe top six and you take. You take an item, oh yeah, that is coming out of allthese guys have to parent lieve. That's that's pikes, yes, exactly i'mforgetting the name of it right now, but but there is that kind of that kindof card coming back. You know, geraci in essence, is coming back and then, arguably better so yeah. Ithink you know with that. You look at garacy being kind of theamazing rear. Being one of those overlook cards, you know saw a littlebit of play and things like colossal bacco nose released, but never reallycaught on, and i just don't think there's going to be space for it mostrotation. I think that's a fair assessment.Another car that we didn't have make our list, but is notable, is going tobe the cricketin v. We are super hype on this card heading into last format with battle styles, and ithasn't really shown up to play. You know, i think it kind of hearkensback to what we were talking to earlier honestly about de dena being able tothink cards out of your hand. It's you find yourself in low hand, countscenarios much more rarely. I feel like in this format like even when i'm dead,drawing off i'm marni. It's like i have five cards. I just can't play them all.You know, i don't know if you have furtherthoughts there on cricket j w. Well, i don't know i feel like hands are aboutto get really big post rotation like we don't have the cycling that we didthat's an i'm saning, that's what yeah yeah it's like cricketin just doesn'tseem as good. I mean i guess, if you're like parent cricketin with rose, which,which we haven't quite done yet in this format, but i guess could be possiblein the next four minutes about it. That's bad, but you're never reallygetting those smaller and sizes yeah. I would agree so i would agree.Yeah cricking really hasn't shout to play and there's going to be lessoptions to make your hand and reset next format. So i don't really andthere's also we lose reset stamp as well. So like you, don't need that sameinsurance that you might have used to. So i don't really see criatin gettingany better post rotation right. Exactly any other mentions you want to give w honorable mentions. I mean i wasthinking about. You know again, like maybe there's some other remakarchetype, that gets a little bit better post rotation. We lose pekaranga,of course, the lightning type, so maybe there's a thought that a water v maxgets significantly better the two right now that you think of our, of courselapus and intelli, but those would be you know a couple ofhonorable mentions, i'm always going to love intelligo. I don't know, i don'teven know at the ind, your life yeah. It absolutely did. I know i i we can laugh about that now. It's allgood, but yeah. I think, like those, thosetwo could be good again, you're losing a weakness. That's pretty bad, butyou're not really hitting anything for...

...weakness. So you know where that leaves you i'mnot entirely sure, but certainly there's room for those to be good,especially with the deck like, like italian, i can to shot disruptsome energy and or like via the lampers pemex. That can just go ahead and oneout anything in its path, absolutely perfect. So let's transition then intoour cart of the day. Sir j w. I have a poked c entry for you and if you canguess the pokemon, i will give you five dollars. Okay, so poked entry is asfollows: don't google, okay? They gather on moonlight nights to form alarge chorus. Their cries sound, angry and not at all pleasant, but they arecertainly distinctive. I feel, like i knowthis, say one more time all right, one moretime for all the money. They gather on moonlit nights to form alarge chorus. Their cries sound, angry and not at all pleasant, but they arecertainly distinctive okay. So i'm just thinking of the the pokemon anime uh and there's there's a couple oftimes where pokemon gather round and like a on gather around quitefrequently, but they like all sing to the moon. Yeah, you remember the do youremember the venus or episode. I do yeah yeah, that's like what i'mthinking about i'm gonna say. I think i think i'm going to sayclaffey, that's a good guess for sure in linewith the anime. Unfortunately, it is not claffey. You can't get second guests for onedollar if you'd like well, my second guess would be would bebalbastre. Then it's not momentary there so that the card of the day is pollytoad ex from ex unseen forces. Polly toad cries to the moon, pollytoad, they cry the moon all right in a large corse. I had no idea it's kind ofa thing that is crazy, so the the reason that i chose polytoed ex, is two fold. First, it is a long time staple of our can friend nalichampa's old deck, where you play it with the fossils andit's just a ton of fun, but also i was in kind of an nostalgic ned. Today iwas talking to one of my friends the other day and we just thinking aboutcards that we enjoyed together and we really enjoyed cards with interestingattack names and poly. Todi x is probably the king of interesting attacknames. It has three attacks, all of which you could call interesting. Ithas upward like punch and run and swallow up as it three attacks blots ofthat's just three bangers in a row right there. That's so true, so i mean you can like if you google,like funny pokemon attacks like you'll, see all three from this polly to so that's just so cool the card isawesome. It has this his tongue, like sticking out like ready to slap someonewith his upward lick, and it's actually...

...got a place in a deck which is evencooler, yeah yeah. I don't want to be on the receiving end of one of them.Upward licks you punch and run is a legitimate strategy punching and rot.What do you play it with? You play it with just a bunch of the fossils fromthe time they didn't give up a price. So it's like a don fan yeah, it's kindof like a dom fan dick and then you could also do like other co, and thenyou have to swallow up and upward like for like alternate options. Yeah wow, so see. Co card definitely recommend. Checking it out,if you haven't seen it before and you're lucky, you may hear of polly tod,seeing in a chorus in the night. I wonder what that sounds likeapparently not good, but it is distinctive, yeah yeah,exactly exactly with that, with the blessings of polytoad behind us, let's jump back in to some of the cards that were looking atfor post rotation. Since we did talk about eternise. Ithink it's only fair that we talked about some more o the obvious offendershere, one of the most obvious ones, beingshadow rider calros. If you haven't picked up shadow writer already, iwould look at doing it sooner than later, because what will inevitablyhappen is when we start to learn more about actual, sanctioned events comingthe prices of important cards like shadow rider, will sky rocket? Yes, soshadow writer, you all know the drill. You know why this card is good. I don'tneed to harp on it for you. I recommend getting it if you plan onplaying it any time soon after rotation and it's relatively cheap, i'm sure if you bought from a localcard store, you could probably, and they assuming they had a full placethat you could probably get it for around eighty dollars. I i found forshadow rider on cg player or ebay like a place set, and i bought them each forfive dollars, which you know i mean fine right for arguably one of thebetter cards in the game and then for the v max asthey go somewhere between fifteen and twenty five dollars. So again, ifyou're listening to this cast- and you think like, maybe this would be a deckthat you would. You know at least look into playing at some point like thealchemy shadow rider, which is probably going to be the way you play headinginto heading into poston. Then certainly pick yourself up a place sodof these guys, and i would also say in that vein, if you think that alchemy isa superior version which it seeming more and more like it might be, get thealchemies as well, because those aren't super easy to find like just on a purepack perspective. So you don't want to bend up with your pants down on thatone yeah for sure- and this i mean frankly, this also goes for online aswell. Yeah, oh yeah, sure, certainly soon like make sure that you're gettingthese cards to, because we've seen some ridiculous spikes from cards that donot deserve to be worth as much as they're worth in the online game andyet for some reason. Obviously they just like go racing cards just go toobscene values. What was one that you remember recently? I think the most obvious offender wasshame. An ex went up to like a hundred and ten dollars. I don't have terrotation that year. That's so crazy. Yeah prop lately was also really bad. Really, i didn't think tapola was atthat bad. It's wout, like i think. Eighty for one- oh, my goodness, ithink so i think back when i think of like a card spik, i think of likeshining luga- that one was so random that that wasdidn't, that jump to like forty or sixty oars yeah. That one was bizarrethat one was crazy man and the cards so...

...play at one event. So yeah! No, no, not true. It's a play like twoevents. Didn't it didn't it see, play in australia and then it's a playinglike philly, and then that was pretty much it. I was really only thinking ofphilly yeah. So in any case, get your creamiest get your cream. Getyour shadow rider, don't be caught, don't be cut. Slipping on those! That'sright! Jerry was next on the docket here. Well, we got another again obvious one, butpeople haven't played in a long time and there are probably people listeningto this cast that got into the pokemon trading card game over pandemic. So if you're one of those people- andyou just need another reminder that again, this is one of the best cardsand you should make sure to pick it up- grab yours ash and bees grab. Yours ashantis great attack, excellent ability. This card can beplayed in just about any deck. I mean for the ability alone right throughthose first few tirents, where you're looking for resources in a lot of ex,like it doesn't make sense in a lot of degs but like it's, it certainly couldbe played in pretty much any deck. Just for thatextra draw power and who knows again we're talking about kind of the dedina,you know what replaced it to denny. It very well could be for a number of theaction just to build that hand up in the early game. Yeah a tack is great.That doesn't change still. Has you know a lot of the tools right? It's got.Your metal saucers has got brown song. It's got the galerian mouth presero line. It'sgot the rusted sword like there's still a number of cards that, in our faceextremely well as asian. So i just make sure you have your place that of course,there's a lot of versions out there. You got the gold, the the you know, itwas the tin, full art, the tan you know, etc, but those could still certainly spike. Nodoubt absolutely and it's a card that you need for sure, but you had seenlike pure zosin decks like do well and post eation events, so yeah slipping a i'll, go over one, moreobvious one, and then our last two will be some some more more hidden offendershere. So that's going to be a rapid strike or she fu vax again some. Whatabout w is saying a lot of us have really only played online over the lastyear and may not have picked up some of the staples from the last couple ofsets. So, even though rapid strike is in a worse position now because of therise of shadow writer, it is still a phenomenal card to have, especially ifthings like, zero, ora or eternities continue to thrive in a post rotationformat. You know rap strake can come in, didn't really capitalize on thoserapist. Also benefiting similar is aora, with the removal of mew, from theformat being able to use its g max rapid flow, much more freely, which was truly an inhibitory part of thattack, like not being able to use your second attack to its full effect,almost ever to being able to use it whenever youwant rapatrie, really pray on slower decksthat are trying to set up by just slamming rapid flows on them quickly,so definitely not a card to sleep on it's going to still be good, and evenif shadow writer is still the best deck, there will be dark decks that aretrying to capitalize on that and rapid strike takes advantage of those nicely yeah. No doubt i think that rampastrike a really skill based card. You got the couple of attacks. You can snip,you can do more damage to the active. I...

...mean it's one of those cards thatcertainly is favors the better players that play it and ithink that'll be no no different. Certainly post rotation. You get alittle bit of. I don't know if you want to call itlike there's some flavors that you can play with right like currently we'reseeing tampa coco go into some of these rapid strike decks to get that energyacceleration so that you can do the g max rap a flow back to back a littlebit easier. I think post rotation, i mean, of course we lose the tempo coco,but you could play it with something like the blasien. You know again right or if you're goingreally crafty, you could go for the galerian maltres energy switch. Thatcould be another possibility right. So there's some flavors that we're notseeing right now, but certainly post rotation we could see be played a little more absolutely wwe're on the home stretch what you got his yeah. My last card here is hound. Doom hound, him so houndom the single strike, of course hound doom.Not that there's, i think any other round him, but the single strike. How ido what is there another and i think there is one in standard, butnot one for post rotation. Okay, that's what i was wondering. Is there like asword shield hound den that isn't a single stray? No! No! I think i don't think there'sanother certain shield yeah that no we're on sin. Okay, yeah! You got it sosingle strike roars the ability. Of course, you search your deck for asingle strike, pokemon, our single start energy and you attached to one ofyour single strike bookman. This is just going to be good because at somepoint they have to release a good singlestrike. You know a good single strike poker. Dothat? Oh er, but you know it's one of thosecards that you want to have around, because when they announce that newsingle strike pokemon, that does have much better synergy than what we'veseen come out want to be prepared. That's kind of my thought on this card:houndom energy acceleration from the deck for essentially free, is alwaysreally nice. It just needs that pairing to make it really work. We've seen itwork with with the single striker shafou, not a bad deck and arguablygets it may be a little bit better poised.Arguably again, there's probably going to be a very significant psychiccontingent, which is one of one of the biggest weaknesses ofthe deck but arguably gets better, but i think ithink you know that one has always kind of stayed in that tier two or lowerlist that the houdie, but i think i sis, what's that also tornados turn at isyeah. You could also play with tornados and then there's there's bound to be.If we keep up with this single strike, rapid strike kind of printing of cardsthere's bound to be something good for only fair. I gonna it's only fair. It'sonly fair such a good ability, i'm a huge fan of sin o strike, so youknow i'm going to be picking up my hound dooms, even if it means that i'mgoing to just be slamming torn atis and an erse there. You go awesome. So the last card here today is more of a fun one, and, but i think itis notable in tw is actually was your idea initially, but i kind of i with itthe longer than sitting on my screen here and that is the toga kiss v maxline, so if you're unfamiliar with the tokas v max. Basically, you do one andtwenty for two and you can search out a couple of cards in your deck for yournext turn very similar to cards liked...

...sylvian from the gx era accepted.Actually, this damage to it applies that offensive pressure, whilesearching out your deck, so typically you'll, see tookit instandard it'll be played with some of these more heely cars kind of likecorvini and orbital. But i think the reason i actually like to kiss evenmore is that post rotation, in my mind, is likely signaling. The start of eventshappening soon again and there's actually been a decent amountof success with togai in expanded. It's been a pretty successful archetypeand it seems, although all the more well poised- and this is like just oneof those things where you know- if you slip on cards that are going to be good,they end up biting you right right and it's cheap again. It should be. Youknow, somewhere between two to five dollars right right now, toke kiss is abulk t v max so not too expensive, but it's one of those cards again. You knowyou could see it go. Certainly five to ten, maybe ten to fifteen right. Itcould sneakily sneak up just depending sneakily sneak up snickey sneak up. Youknow how guys you do as you do for sure, so, yeah, certainly one of those cards thatyou'd look at and say hey. I want to pick up a pair or a place it while it'scheap for real for real, especially that's a strategy that you enjoy an no harm in it, absolutely not, especially especiallyif you're, in a region that has expanded events regularly. Oh totally,yeah in america, there's almost no excuse not to have a place at a tokai.In my opinion, absolutely so that brings us through are ten things towatch out for in post rotation. Obviously, there are things that aren'ton that list that you should make sure that you have taken care of make sureyou have your passes. Orders your researches, your marnes, your quickballs. All of that your energy like those are those are definitelyhere to stay, but we want to try and point out some things that maybe willwill change in the landscape of post rotation. If there are cards thatyou're wondering if maybe they'll have a better position post rotation, somegeneral rules of thumbs that we used is, does it lose or gain a notable weakness?Does it have a kind of inhibitor card that is leaving or entering the formatme that wouldn't be as present otherwise or generally is the power level of theformat shifting in a way that's beneficial? One other thing that all emphasize aswell is we didn't call our path for the peak onthe list, but i think it is another kind of honorable mention becausereally the the stadium game is is shifting.There's no orchata smiled, there's no more mar shadow, so stadiums have a lotstronger of a position on the board. So i would say path to the peak is anobvious one where it has benefits there, but really every stadium in a way kindof has a power boost from those cards exiting the format so make sure thatyou're taking a look at all the stadiums you have at your disposal butpath of the peak, especially and if you like, as week, to path of the peat findanother stadium that will counter or absolutely yeah. Stadiums are going tobe some whole new ball game because yeah again path of beak, very good, andi'm just so excited to see how these archetypes play out. Absolutely i'mexcited, i'm excited it's a new new age once again in the pokmon train car game.Yes- and i you know when when v maxes were first announced, i think the thegeneral sentiment was man. You know more three prize pokemon,...

...like can't. We go back to the good olddays of one prizes, but i think the more that we shift into sword andshield. Only you know there have been a few events online and i think they'vebeen generally well received, but the more that we shift in and obviouslywith post rotation. I think people are going to really enjoy the health of theforman. I think there's a very nice counterplay between do you want to play. You know what kind of drawing gin doyou want to play? How do you want to build your deck? What supportingattackers do you want to use? I think, there's a lot of decision in terms ofdeck building, and so i think that i'll make for a really good format. Yeah i'mdefinitely excited, and i will say even when tag teams arerotated, the tag team podcast will stay true. We are not changing to the vunion podcast or anything crazy like that, so you can feel free to stopasking and, with that be sure to check us out on social media in case you needany updates about whether or not we're changing the name of the show. You canfind us at smiles and riles real john walter and at tag team pokemon ontwitter, and if you want to watch us on twitch, either to catch the podcastlive or see any of our lives dreams, you can find us at moner and at flex,daddy righteous. That's right! We appreciate you guys hanging out with ushere whether you're listening on the cast or whether you're listening overon your favorite podcasting platform. We just appreciate you and yourlisteners hip. Thank you so much and we'll catch you all next time. Please!So you.

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