Friday, August 23, 2013

Changes To The 2014 Season

BCIF or all hype?
Hey, it's Tyler. And today I have some very exciting news coming to you straight from Pokemon.com!

Recently, Pokemon put out a news article describing some of the brand new changes to the 2014 season of competitive PTCG.

To see the entire article, follow this link; it basically goes over some new Battle Roads rules and tournament rules in general.

Tell me what you think of the new changes in the comment section below.

That's all for now, stick around for more Pokemon news, strategy, and metagame updates throughout the year.

Thanks for reading -Tyler

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Tech Of The Season?

Only time will tell..
That's right, you heard it here first, Sawk from the new set Plasma Blast might just turn out to be the must-have tech in every Plasma or Darkrai deck of the NXD-on format.

With its one-energy attack, Kick of Righteousness, which hits for weakness on Thundurus EX, Darkrai EX, and Absol PLF, can do wonders for the mirror match as long as Silver Bangle is attached, hitting for a total of 160 damage for ONE ENERGY!

Also, it's a nice quick-fix to an opponents attacking Absol, not to mention any other Plasma Pokemon with fighting weakness.

160 isn't enough you say? Ok, let's say that on the previous turn you hit your opponent with either Night Spear or Frost Spear and inflict the snipe damage on a bench sitter with fighting weakness. On your opponents turn, they are able to knock out your Darkrai or Kyurem. You simply put up your Sawk tech, attach 1 energy and a Silver Bangle, use a Catcher for the damaged Pokemon (with Fighting weakness) and OHKO it with Kick of Righteousness.

That's it for now, tell me what you think about this newly-discovered tech. Will it catch on? Write your ideas in the comment section below.

Until next time -Tyler

Monday, August 12, 2013

Congratulations 2013 Pokemon World Champions!

We just wanted to say thank you to all Pokemon players for the great year of Pokemon. Hat's off to these folks for representing! You can watch videos and check out the pictures and read all about it here.

TCG Master Division
1st: Jason Klaczynski (US)
2nd: Simon Narode (US)
3rd: James Good (US)

TCG Senior Division
1st: Kaiwen Cabbabe (AU)
2nd: Clement Lamberton (FR)
3rd: Ian Whiton (US) TCG

TCG Junior Division
1st: Ondrej Kujal (CZ)
2nd: YUGO SATO (JP)
3rd: Abaan Ahmed (US)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pokemon Booster Tournaments: Coming to a Close

Hey guys, it's Tyler. Today I'm sorry to say that I will no longer be hosting PTCGO tournaments.

Until the PTCGO comes out of beta and introduces their own "Tournament Mode" I will be setting aside the idea of Pokemon tourments hosted by Pokemon Booster Blog.

It was a great run, but I found it too hard to maintain  constant tournaments on a weekly basis.

Look forward to a brighter tournament future however, when Tournament Mode is enabled on the Pokemon Online.

That's all for now, see you in the NXD-on format!

-Tyler