Building a Pokemon TCG Deck

For all of you who have a bunch of random Pokémon cards and don’t know what to do with them, this post is about how to build a deck with all of those cards.

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1.      Take Pokémon cards out of their box and spread them out on the table.

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2.     Find two cards that you like. (I chose Rampardos and Manectric.)

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3.     Find cards that go well with the cards you chose, especially their evolutions. (I am using Craniados and Electrike to go with the Pokémon I chose.)

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4.     Use about 15 – 25 Pokémon, 20 – 40 Trainer Cards, and 4 – 14 Energy Cards. (I use about 7 energy in most decks.)

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5.     Sort your trainer cards into 3 piles: Items, Supporters, and Stadiums. Use about 10 – 12 Items, 10 – 16 Supporters, and 0 – 6 Stadiums.

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6.     For your energy, you will want to use around 4 – 14, and use about half and half of each type in your deck. (If you are using around 4 energy, you will want to run some energy searcher cards.)

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7.     Now, play your deck against someone, and see if it works out. If not, try replacing some of the cards in it for ones that will help you more.

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