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PokéMonday Night Combat

PokéMonday Night Combat - PTCG Edition

Don't be a Duffy!

Resident Pokémon professor Jan Ochoa shows us the ins and outs of competitive Pokémon battling!

Sep. 5 2019

Cast: Jan

Posted by: Jan

In This Episode:

Pokémon TCG

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I don't remember which of these codes work and which don't its 50% from what I remember but "boundariescrossed", "plasmastorm", "plasmafreeze", "plasmablast", "legendarytreasures", "flashfire", "furiousfists", or "phantomforces". They all unlock a really old and kinda bad theme deck, but free deck and free cards so eh.

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Jan, I'm sorry I rooted for Duffy. I had no idea what a monster he was.

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MaxxCanti • 

YES JAN! Loving all the Pokemon content. :)
(Please put these on YouTube!)

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This deserves an upload to Youtube

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Why does this game use the Champions Online UI?

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I used to love the Pokémon card game back in the day. It has changed A LOT since then, the highest HP card when I played was 120 I think.

Really enjoyed this stream.

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@bb4lake: The game is a lot more interesting now than the old days where you are just waiting on draws and energy, theres a lot more styles of deck you can build but I wish they took it further. Too many cards are just filler or collectables, GXs and Tag teams remove the need for evolution. I'd like to see them aiming to make all cards useful, and bringing in more mechanics. Its very hard right now to get a full decks worth of cards that can do something interesting and offer counters to things like Duffy's stall deck because most of the cards you will be getting are just filler.

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Finally a PTCGO stream <3 Loved this!

Jesus Christ! How many Pidgeottos can you have?!

What an incredible line. It was amazing watching the opponents deck strategy be controlling Jan's draws but since Jan didn't read what the Axe did for so long, he had no idea!

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Enjoyed this one! Wish the game was slightly more F2P friendly because it seems like every good card is a GX or Tag-Team or whatever.

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I did not realize how involved the Pokemon TCG was. Looks fun.

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I played a lot 2015 to 2017. Ran a lot of degenerate decks like Nightmarch and Vespiquen and such. Yveltal was a dear friend to me. Game was nuts and I had a great time, but it was getting pricey and I wanted to do other things so I cashed out. I still get the itch sometimes.

The irl tcg community has bad apples like any community but i think is overall pretty nice and welcoming. As far as tcg’s go.

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Thanks for this video Jan, I've played a little of the TCG with my kid and it's cool to see some actual proper tactics being used and seeing how decks interact.