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How Series Affects Decks

 

 

Nearly 2 years ago, the world was introduced to Pokemon, a video game and a
highly addictive card game. The craze hit me full force and I was the first
in my town to have the Starter Set. I learned how to play and I chose the
best cards in Base Set to fit my vision.

Base Set:
It all started when I saw the Overgrowth Preconstructed deck and learned the power it held. I immediately swallowed the Gyarados within to fill my deck. Base Set gave us the powerhouses... Charizard, Blastoise, Gyarados, Hitmonchan and of course Electabuzz. I built my deck around what people still think to this day is a weird concept a Stage 1 deck starring Gyarados. Other people rushed to the Charizards, Blastoises and Venusaurs valuing them above all when ignoring the underdogs. In truth, Base Set gave us these great unsung at the time;
Gyarados
Hitmonchan
Electabuzz
Kadabra

Jungle:
Everyone except me profited from Jungle; they got their hands on Scythers and Kangaskhan. I just yawned. However, there were very powerful cards I ignored;
Scyther
Clefable
Vileplume
The Scythers completed the Haymaker cycle and thus the Haymaker was born.
Fossil:

A great series, my dwindling Gyarados deck was boosted by amazing cards that could do amazing things; Ditto, the transforming wonder, Articuno, the icy bench battler that hurt Wiggly decks, and Haunter, the unstoppable wall. So decks got new additions like my choices as Fossil's Best;
Ditto
Articuno
Haunter
The Articunos and Lapras finished the Raindance cycle here and the Moltres ended the stall-and-discard cycle.

Base Set:
My overall favorite set;two sets for less than one.

Team Rocket:
Thus far,Team Rocket can defeat every other series and it brought in the hated Cycle the Cracked cycle. Trainers everywhere filled their decks with Dark Pokemon that hurt everyone.

The most interesting cards weren't even rare;
Dark Dragonair
Oddish
Magikarp

Sets are constantly changing, and we can expect Wizards isn't gonna put our hopes down.