Kw-logo-holiday

Pokémon TCG: Tournament Decks Part II

Feb 06, 2012

Last time we featured two of the powerhouse tournament decks: Eelektrik + Magnezone, the deck that focuses on retrieving energy cards, and Six Corners, the deck that features different types of high hit point basic Pokémon. This time we will look at two other popular tournament decks: Durant and Chandelure.

Decking Out

Durant is an interesting Pokémon in that its attack doesn’t do that much damage, but instead focuses on discard the opponent`s cards from their decks. When someone runs out of cards to draw into, they lose the game regardless of the number of Pokémon on the bench and the number of prize cards left. For one metal energy card, Durant can use the attack Devour which discard the top card of the opponent’s card for each Durant in play. If you have 4 Durants in play, you can discard 4 cards from your opponent’s deck! This can really hinder your opponent’s setup and gameplay.

Cursed Shadow

Chandelure has the Ability called Cursed Shadow. It allows the active Chadelure to place 3 damage counters on the opponent`s Pokémon in any way. This means if you have a Dodrio on the bench which reduces Chandelure’s retreat cost to zero, you can free retreat into another Chandelure and put 6 damage in total without even attacking. Since Chandelure can place damage counters on any Pokémon, you don’t need Pokémon Catchers, thus it`s also a good idea to set up a Vileplume so your opponent can’t use Catchers or other Pokémon Trainer cards.

Looking Ahead

With Next Destinies, the next booster series, set for release in North America, there will be a lot of changes in the way people build their decks. Most likely many of the current powerhouse decks will no longer be as powerful unless modified to include the EX Cards that will be released with Next Destinies.

Have Your Say!

Did you go to a Next Destinies pre-release? How do you think the cards in Next Destinies will change the current powerhouse decks? Comment below to share your thoughts!

Related Stories
>

readers voted!

Comments

dbird

dbird wrote:

wow pokemon kind fun but dah tv show badd
commented: Fri Apr 27, 2012

si-ficoolkid

si-ficoolkid wrote:

i
commented: Mon Apr 23, 2012

blackangel758

blackangel758 wrote:

i dont know
commented: Sun Mar 11, 2012

there are 12 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

Which of these Pokemon movies came out first?
  • Pokemon: The Power of One
  • Pokemon 4Ever
  • Pokemon Heroes
  • Pokemon 3: The Movie

related stories

Micro_pokemon_tcgo_micro
During the Pokémon World Championship Tournament, Kidzworld sat down with J.C. Smith, Director of...
Micro_emerging powers micro
On August 31 Pokemon Emerging Powers Booster Packs were released in North America, featuring many...
Micro_secret pikachu pokemon tcg micro
Pokémon Black and White Booster Series brought several powerful cards into the TCG - more than ju...

Games in the forums

WildStar
WildStar posted in Forum Games:
Hey, I've stumbled on a cute android app that is called MYiTiger. You can display that cute tiger on any patterned surface. I hope they will add many other features soon. WildStar
reply about 7 hours
Harmonia
Harmonia posted in Forum Games:
While a pineapple was eating my pens, I played Ocarina of Time.
reply about 9 hours
FireWolfRain
Sun screen
reply about 24 hours
WildStar
WildStar posted in Forum Games:
summer
reply 1 day
hugebear
hugebear posted in Forum Games:
While Titans were chasing me on the roof...I posted on the forums
reply 1 day

play online games

Hour-of-code-tumb

Codey the troll is lost! Help him avoid obstacles and get back into the computer...

Candy-quest-feature

Your troll is lost! Help it avoid obstacles and get back into the computer.

Fo...

Dragon-dash

Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

1005_cc_kidz_100x100_vlh

Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

_thumb_100x100

Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

Frostbox_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...