elah806: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Bonus Stream (Ben, Wheeler, and James aim to be the very best like no one ever was. Game: Pokemon TCG) at Sat 05:00 PM PST (2m from now).
Earthenone: !advice
LRRbot: Drood the Ozeference.
TwitchTVsFrank: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Bonus Stream (Ben, Wheeler, and James aim to be the very best like no one ever was. Game: Pokemon TCG) at Sat 05:00 PM PST (2m ago).
TheAinMAP: Signal.
SnackPak_: lrrSIGNAL
RockPusher: lrrDOTS lrrSIGNAL lrrARROW
DeM0nFiRe: lrrSIGNAL
laikagoat: fionaMuppet
theonlybm: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Bonus Stream (Ben, Wheeler, and James aim to be the very best like no one ever was. Game: Pokemon TCG) at Sat 05:00 PM PST (3m ago).
Haroldholmes25: wheelerY wheelerH
floki4242: I remember this game from elementary school
RandomTrivia: lrrSIGNAL !
LRRTwitter: @loadingreadyrun> And Now for Something Completely Different! On tonight’s Bonus Stream join @BengineeringTV @BWheelerMTG and @james_LRR for Pokemon TCG and even some pack cracking! http://twitch.tv/loadingreadyrun 📷 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EsdXeS-UYAE_aY8.jpg || https://www.twitter.com/loadingreadyrun/status/1353146403845902338
Earthenone: lrrSIGNAL BigPhish lrrSIGNAL
DeM0nFiRe: Ah is this music from pokemon TCG Online? I haven't been able to even get the game to work last time I tried
elah806: As a means of participating in tonight's nostalgia I am feasting on Dino Nuggets
Electrodyne: Before quarantine I got into it with my kids, and made a cheap Malamar Necrozma deck that melts faces
innovativemethods: @Electrodyne ...This is Pokemon, right?
ThingsOnMyStream: Whose those Poke-boys!?
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Juliamon: Necrozma is the Mewtwo of the latest gen
Electrodyne: Basically buy two of the Laser Focus prebuilts
elah806: @ThingsOnMyStream It's BEEJ!
Electrodyne: @innovativemethods Yep!
liamwal1690: Its Pikachu!!!!!
CosmicDuctTape: oh goody, the TCGO menu music
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Mcgwee: almost a year!
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Earthenone: i liked playing the starter deck ques on ptcgo like a year or two ago?
innovativemethods: Ah, thanks! I think I stopped playing around the Xervius/Yzetal, so missed the new Swish mons!
Earthenone: was a good way to get interactive fair games
TopSpot123: gotta catch 'em all!
CosmicDuctTape: @Juliamon wouldn't it be the previous gen, now?
Juliamon waves hands
r10pez10: go banana!
Gaytanic_Panic: PokCroagunk NANIÉ! PokGengar
Electrodyne: MTG has that 'one card per turn' speed limit, but if you can discard Psychic Energy, Malamar is great at exceeding that limit.
ninjim84: Heya Friends!
thegreenguy29: Wow I'm the 0th viewer O.o
Gaytanic_Panic: NANI?! PokGengar PokCroagunk
Electrodyne: Rather, in pokemon the limit is one energy per turn
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ThingsOnMyStream: It is the time of prophesy, the time when the Pokemon will Poke a Man
wynternyghtynggale: ready for some pokemens
r10pez10: !viewers
LRRbot: 305 users viewing the stream. 325 users in the chat.
MegaDosX: Man, I haven't seen someone actually play the Pokemon TCG in, like, 20 years
rabbitgta: DarkMode
innovativemethods: One energy a turn... Hmm, I remember having a blastoise deck when I was 8 which did *not* obey that limit.
Earthenone: i think on constucted i had a revenge deck, focusing on pokemon that do more damage based on pokemon in discard pile
Anexmedia: Lets go chonky pikachu
ThingsOnMyStream: Thanks BorealMage! lrrPAUL lrrAWESOME
FrozenRoseFour: I really hope they do a short explanation on how this game works. It looks really cool I just know nothing about it.
Electrodyne: It's fun a cheap!
TheAinMAP: Here we go.
thegreenguy29: YO
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laikagoat: fionaGoat fionaGoat
ninjim84: Heya @MegaDosX , I know right. How's the weather in your neck of the woods?
sblue333: Beanie Crew
RandomTrivia: Pokeymans HYPE!
thegreenguy29: It's going
TheAinMAP: Hello.
monkeyrama: Beanie Squad
RockPusher: benginFingers jlrrCarrotmilk wheelerMuldcb
rabbitgta: PokTorchick
Snowcookies: Ben and his two children
underhill33: toque gang toque gang
Earthenone: touque team @sblue333 its canada
PMAvers: Testing things beforehand? That's for scrubs.
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amative1: 88 months, that's almost 89 months!
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withr: Does the card reader work? cheer50
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kaziel0: Hi Ben! Hi Wheeler! Hi James!
GhostValv: poke loaf
MegaDosX: @ninjim84 Sweltering. I have my fan on and my windows shut to protect me from 30+ degrees. How are you going?
r10pez10: frasier, niles and the dad
asthanius: Lil' James
Juliamon subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 81 months!
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Forgotten_Lizard: Beanies and beards crew
gravitycannon: which boi is the rival in this gen of pokemon?
TrogledyWretched: hi little James and Ben
ninjim84: Heya @monkeyrama How are you, friend?
MegaDosX: "Raichu, give 'em the dunderbolt"
B8Br1LL: i want to be the very best
monkeyrama: P good, hope you're well @ninjim84
MooCowofDom: why does the larger Ben not simply eat the smaller?
BrowneePoints: Three Handsome Bearded men in Beanies? What is this madness!?
NateThePancake: Ben with the NB hearts!
liamwal1690: They are all hikers
NoTomToLose: What 'is right name is, I've never 'eard, but 'round 'ere, 'es known as Ulmer
solemn_storm: lmao
Loonatic93: Put Alakazam on stream, you cowards!!!!!!!!!
Robot_Bones: monetize all the hobbies!
innovativemethods: 2021 mood
DeM0nFiRe: Imagine having a hobby you cant profit from LUL
MahBoi100: Hello, everyone! <3
wynternyghtynggale: theear5Sip
MegaDosX: Show Clefairy, streamer
Snowcookies: "Here's something that we like that we're not monetizing" - Ben Ulmer
Earthenone: !box
LRRbot: In the box is: stuff
Loonatic93: Miltank or GTFO!!!!!!!!!!!
RockPusher: tiltyhCheers lrrHORN tiltyhCheers lrrHORN
asthanius: Chonkachu
Earthenone: chonkichu
GhostValv: chonkachu
BorealMage: C H O N K
Diabore: get that rainbow chonkchu
solemn_storm: luv a chonkachu
DeM0nFiRe: Woah, that is an Elite Trainer Box, are you sure you're Elite enough for that?
ninjim84: @MegaDosX Heat hasn't hit yet, but have closed everything up in preparation
RunningMonkeys: chonkachu
BrowneePoints: James needs to hear Fat Pikachu's cry in the game
Electrodyne: Scan them codes, yeah!!
ComradeMik: wait, the pokemon tcg. holy crap
CosmicDuctTape: the last thing in your life that brings you joy that you haven't monetized
MegaDosX: A binder of cards! That takes me back
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ThingsOnMyStream: I play MtG and Warhammer, but I *still* have too much money. Can Pokemon help?
RandomTrivia: 3and4fifths LUL Good find
amative1: I should go get my old cards out
mtvcdm: Run that Oops All Spoink you've been dreaming about
niccus: so what is "pokemon"
BrowneePoints: Been playing since Base Set 1 dropped.
r10pez10: pokemon 2000 movie dragonite represent
Koshindan: Can you draft Pokemon?
amative1: @ThingsOnMyStream Only one way to find out!
wynternyghtynggale: my brothers used to be Gym leaders in toyrus with the original leagues
HundreydAundre: I miss that...
Electrodyne: @thingsonmystream not much, it's pretty cheap
Stormthius subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 9 months!
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elah806: Ah yes....a mobile port........[glares at Arena]
RockPusher: Soon™
Karkatstoaster: Ah yes
MegaDosX: Coming soon apparently
freshmaker__: oh hell yeah. i have my almost complete gen 1 collection in an identical folder. :P
Phyrrist: PTCGO is a really solid client, love how you get packs for just buying physical ones through it Cough, cough Arena.
ninjim84: Old or Seasoned? @BrowneePoints
Karkatstoaster: Cardboard bitcoin
HundreydAundre: I half none mob-ill-lit-tees
Koshindan: Isn't the Arena mobile port coming on the 28th?
RockPusher: couple of days to the initial beta
Haroldholmes25: Coming out with kaldheim in theory
MegaDosX: I have no idea how good Arena is going to be on a phone, but it's on its way
SuperWriterAndy: Pokémon you say
ThreeTwoOnePantsOff: Cheer100 Shout out to Ben for the asexual pride heart in his shirt. On behalf of all my ace friends, thanks for the representation 🖤🤍💜
Hexi_Lexi: hey nerds! reminder that i love you all more than words can express!!!
SquanderedResources: this is a bomb ass stream
code1300: My thing is if u buy real backs u get a pack digitally
SquanderedResources: love you all.
dragon123906: hi
kylgore_ii: is the audio de-synced for anyone else?
HundreydAundre: @Koshindan It's still warming up
innovativemethods: it's all trainers
MegaDosX: Ben built an aggro deck I see
elah806: Well that's nothing new for Wheeler
Electrodyne: Pokemon is 1\2 of a game of MTG, and half your cards are Ancestral Recall
dimensaur: wizards used to make the pokemon tcg
Diabore: ben on that mono fire life
RunningMonkeys: I've played with 4 at times.
blackmagem: saw the tweet have come to engage
RandomTrivia: @kylgore_ii Usually refreshing fixes that
ArtemisKing: energies are bad mmmkay
LordofBears94 subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 21 months!
LordofBears94: almost two years!!!! been watching you guys since 2014 wish I was watching you on twitch longer.
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ninjim84: Awww thanks @Hexi_Lexi , right back at you, in the manner it was received
SquanderedResources: I'm writing a song called "malt liquor madness" and watching this in the other tab from my DAW. love all you folks and thank you for this
RandomTrivia: I built one deck and played it once, it was great. It played 9 energy cards
dimensaur: the first pokemon card ever printed has an mtg back
SquanderedResources: like basil in Thai and Italian cooking
Koshindan: Now I'm hungry.
raaabr: Apparently they’re retiring fairy energy?
Diabore: @dimensaur that sounds like its worth a pretty penny
ThreeTwoOnePantsOff: !findquote pokemon
LRRbot: Quote #5875: "Can we all relax? It's Pokemon!" —Adam [2019-03-09]
Earthenone: ohh mirror universe cards
Antiagone: But we're hoping it may be in the future? :)
Snowcookies: Not sponcon
SquanderedResources: big Benny wheels
chasm_of_chaos: somthing about that gingar looks off but i cant put my finger on it
cuttlefishman: Where did Wheeler get that lovely plush in the background
cuttlefishman: the cute one
BrowneePoints: @ninjim84 Both. My collection is all 1st Edition or Shadowless printings
Electrodyne: Gonna need the mobile app so James can scan those codes!
MegaDosX: Not getting those sweet sweet Nintenbucks?
Earthenone: could be the new long game :P
HundreydAundre: Four reels?
Hexi_Lexi: @LoadingReadyRun i am interested in playing pokemonTCG and would love to see more of this content
Diabore: remember pubg? that game was pretty fun
dimensaur: the postings were asking over 100k so yeah lol
niccus: one more, until you catch em all
AlienNanobots: oooo, ~elite~ trainer box
TheMightyTaylor: I am surprised to see this pop up in my notifications
SquanderedResources: cracker
KyubiStormMage: the lrrmtg boys cracking for charizards?
Snowcookies: Unboxing on stream!
code1300: Bn ulmer do u have non digital decks
PMAvers: James' shrink wrap machine is working well I see.
asthanius: I hope he opens a Dark Magician
floki4242: so this is the new pubg
RandomTrivia: Crack! That! Box!
mtvcdm: James no, that box is a choking hazard!
Xavorin: Crack 👏 that 👏 box 👏
SquanderedResources: James is a regular ol' cracker
ComradeMik: is james a little quiet for anyone else?
Rytel: I’ve tried to play to TCG on mobile, but I have no idea how to play properly or build a deck and literally cannot win a game
ThreeTwoOnePantsOff: That is a chonky Pikachu!
Diabore: @LoadingReadyRun have a sleeve ready in case you open a raibow foil chonkchu, itsworth about 2k
brainbosh: James is a bit quieter than Ben
Hexi_Lexi: yeah, james is a little quiet
ThreeTwoOnePantsOff: @comrademik yeah, for me too
62MGcobra: the only thing i dislike about pokemon tcg is that i had a foiled charazard when the game first came out. If i knew what the worth that card was I would not believe you.
ninjim84: same here @ComradeMik
TopSpot123: Yes, a little quiet, other than big ben
TopSpot123: better
Xavorin: better
SquanderedResources: reach for the skies, honky
ComradeMik: thank you!
camelwizard: There we go :D
brainbosh: Fixed thanks!
Earthenone: thanks for audio boosties
dimensaur: the pokemon theme deck meta is so fun
Hexi_Lexi: perfect! thanks tech
CosmicDuctTape: Fun Fact: The Pokémon Company is currently hiring a Game Data Librarian to help keep the TCG nice and organized, so if data management are your jam you should go apply!
ArtemisKing: i have four standard decks built IRL. plus an expanded deck
BrowneePoints: WotC distributed it way b ack when but the did NOT design it
chrono2x: Oh hey, I'm a librarian
ComradeMik: i played a proxied base-fossil deck
Diabore: pls dont do asmr, i cant stand it
ComradeMik: that was a good time
PMAvers: So... how many BoxBreaks from CFB did you buy into James?
SquanderedResources: I just got my canlander mono black deck finished.
Mysticman89: been many years since I've seen pokemon cards
RandomTrivia: There's a lot to be said for just a chill box opening
CanPlayGames: Can we spend our Channle point to bet on Chonk'a chu odds?
ArtemisKing: I hope James pulls the rainbow Chonkachu
SquanderedResources: a known quantity
asthanius: Does James know any pokemon other than Pikachu?
Diabore: bundle
DHCanadian: if that's a vivid voltage box, from every cracking video I've seen: there is no rainbow chonkachu
RandomTrivia: Isn't that why James does One More? lrrBEEJ
HundreydAundre: ETBs
Electrodyne: James is the author's Everyman Insert
A_Dub888: Fat Pika Pack
code1300: save the code for u james
PMAvers: To be fair, hell *I'm* over Shadowlands. Especially when you realize that you're just doing a lot of busywork for a drip of content.
DrWreckage: How can I play this game if I don't have an Iphone?
Koshindan: How do the rules compare to Magic in complexity?
Sarah_Serinde: NateThePancake The card recognizer can do (and has done) non-MTG cards
HundreydAundre: HA
ComradeMik: yeah, if i wasn't raiding i'd probably have given up on wow
Diabore: just keep codes off stream
code1300: just dont show them y i said
Hexi_Lexi: ill take the co-awwwww Kappa
Electrodyne: @drwreckage PC client, and the Android tablet port is also excellent
Snowcookies: cute dice
RandomTrivia: Can we tell James to "eat a bag of dice"? :p
ContingentCat: Snipers no sniping
mtvcdm: You get health AND death
Diabore: some chonk sleeves
chrono2x: Those sleeves are great
ArtemisKing: fun fact, if you use a dice for a coin flip in pokemon, it HAS to be translucent
BigGayJulia: Hey friends
CanPlayGames: Oh, sleeves? thats slick.
freshmaker__: i love big pikachu
DrWreckage: @Electrodyne What is the PC client called?
TopSpot123: Damage counter dice are cool. I've always played with glass beads, but anymore it takes a lot!
Hexi_Lexi: @chrono2x YOURE GREAT
RandomTrivia: BigGayJulia Hey there friend!
Koshindan: Can't hear tunes.
LariatWest: as we've established, we don't need those
BrowneePoints: Creatures Inc was heavily inspired and directly referencing Magic's design when they created The Pokemon TCG, but it was only Published/Distributed by WotC in the US @LoadingReadyRun
code1300: u will have a code for the sleeves and a deck box for u buying that box
SpoonfullOfSugar: Why is it that watching THIS is what is making me miss paper magic, but not the ppr?
Diabore: @ArtemisKing interesting, do you know why that is perchance?
ContingentCat: ah energy, just what we need in 2021
Hexi_Lexi: @BigGayJulia hey friend <3
7gorobei: which evolution of evee is sleevie?
DHCanadian: Curious as to their thoughts on using energy cards instead of land in MTG
CosmicDuctTape: @DrWreckage Pokémon The Trading Card Game Online
CanPlayGames: James and the Bens. Is my favorite Chill Tunes Band
DrWreckage: Thank you!
Earthenone: probobly for chonkachu sleves online
chrono2x: @Hexi_Lexi No you!
Electrodyne: @drwreckage Pokemon TCG Online
Hexi_Lexi: @chrono2x no u more!
Diabore: it is
LariatWest: @7gorobei The Army type one
code1300: no
ContingentCat: !box
LRRbot: In the box is: Boxing Day
code1300: random
TheMightyTaylor: its random
ArtemisKing: no, its a random pack of the same set
dimensaur: its a booster for a booster
Electrodyne: And you can trade boosters
ninjim84: @DHCanadian wonder if they trialed that with the Return to Theros lands?
CanPlayGames: !quote ben
LRRbot: Quote #4996: "Threats are, like, only half as bad as threatening to kill someone." —Ben, as Peloton [2018-05-21]
SquanderedResources: I feel bad for feeling so hype for cracking kaldhiem
matthaus_c: take a hint, Arena
Electrodyne: Don't always rip open the digital packs
Dog_of_Myth: @SquanderedResources Don't feel bad for that.
TheMyrMan: hi all! I'm so hype for this stream, but sadly I'm not able to watch live atm. I'll catch the vod later, enjoy! Cheer50
rroio99: Everytime I see a Pokémon TCG unboxing it blows my mind how elite trainer boxes are amazing compared to current MTG bundles
Earthenone: its not card for card the same. i think if you get a foil in the pack you are gurenteed a foil in the code pack though?
RandomTrivia: Yeah. *looks pointedly at WotC*
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TacitusVigil: oh,I assumed they were playing ptcgo
code1300: u can use cards for cards too
SquanderedResources: @dog_of_myth fair, I mostly buy singles but I'm really excited for the flavor of this set.
RoastedGravy: Man, these Magic cards sure look weird. Kappa
Diabore: problem is magic makes enough money they dont have to do this with boosters
DHCanadian: @ninjim84 i saw somebody do that on a mudstah video and was constantly called a monster for doing that. Just thought is was pretty funny
RandomTrivia: It's like getting a PTCGO dollarydoo out of every booster!
odocoelus: I'd play the ptcg if it had an official multiplayer format, a la Commander.
DeM0nFiRe: wow
freshmaker__: and all packs are worth the same thing, regardless of set?
code1300: pull code car off stream
ArtemisKing: you can get like a 100 codes for not a lot of money tho
InkyGhoast: wat
Snowcookies: wait wut
Electrodyne: It's very good, and very difficult to Pay To Win
Xavorin: I remember a Mega Kangaskhan/Aromatisse deck that I used to have that really slapped.
Karkatstoaster: PTCGO is so much better than arena in functionality. The only thing I don’t like about it is the art style & lack of customization options
dimensaur: 3 to the front
niccus: this prediction is a trap
SquanderedResources: this makes me want to play ptcgo
Diabore: straight fire
SquanderedResources: a bit haha
Gaytanic_Panic: Bet 4K on no. EZPZ
dimensaur: guess the energy for better pulls
Graham_LRR: With the mics and toque you three look like the same streamer in different fonts.
later325: dope
hirosan84: sinvicta opened a 50 dollard card
GhostValv: blue gang :)
RandomTrivia: This does make me want to play the one deck I built from 4 years ago again
BrowneePoints: Ghost Boy!
Diabore: @Graham_LRR LUL
DarkMorford: @Graham_LRR LUL
freshmaker__: aliseter said draw cards so it must be good
ContingentCat: oh wait this is a way to get rid of my points
Mysticman89: I wasn't aware there was more cards than just pokemon and energy
RandomTrivia: Graham LUL
A_Dub888: Rock pupper!
DeM0nFiRe: literal trash LUL
HundreydAundre: awww. I loved Rockruff S/M
Gaytanic_Panic: @Graham_LRR justam1Lol justam1Lol
DHCanadian: @Graham_LRR nailed it with the streamers
HundreydAundre: Do it.
LariatWest: Heck nah
FrozenRoseFour: Why is trubbish a dark type?
Diabore: something like 2 grand at grade 10
Karkatstoaster: Lmk if y’all get any Sowsow art. Sowsow is my fav pkmn artist
Snowcookies: I'm just wasting my points on yes
AlienNanobots: God, I didn't even realize this game was still A Thing (tm)
pygmytortle: I relate to trubbish cause i too am trash and no one likes me
Graham_LRR: I didn’t do anything?
RandomTrivia: Oh the reverse treatment on these looks SWEET
KidAmn: "lol no"
GhassanPL: "This prediction is not available to viewers in your region." wtf twitch
Graham_LRR: I bet it was Adam
Hexi_Lexi: that looks SICK
Koshindan: What does the V stand for?
Juliamon: (I did, but nbd)
Gaytanic_Panic: Drapion gives the best hugs.
MechaNoelle: most poison types are dark types in the TCG
SpiffGames: they look SO good
RandomTrivia: @Juliamon Sneaky!
Graham_LRR: LOL @juliamon hell yeah
dimensaur: pokemon is the best looking tcg easy
innovativemethods: Wait, how does Eveee evolve into that?
odocoelus: Are they going to actually play, or just open a box?
Snowcookies: wow Julia
asthanius: Foil Singles In Your Area
mowdownjoe: They look sweet. I almost want to go back to this game.
Diabore: there are so many good looking pokemon styles
DaxStrife: "Hot Pokemon Singles In Your Area."
TacitusVigil: Are Ben, Ben, and James the three evolution steps of Lrr Pokémon trainers?
Gen2Gengar: The cards looks real good, but the TCG doesn't
RandomTrivia: @odocoelus They're going to play some games between the Bens
BrowneePoints: Back in my dat the art was 1/2 Ken Sugimori sketches and 1/2 photos from the anime!
Wonderdoc: Also the actually have a good foiling process
dimensaur: white is good
mowdownjoe: I haven't played since GS series.
Gen2Gengar: TCGO*
SquanderedResources: not pringles
dimensaur: green is meh
innovativemethods: @BrowneePoints Don't forget the really, *really* bad CG renders
code1300: yes white holo
Diabore: green is standard?
ArtemisKing: white is good
RoastedGravy: The code cards are different to prevent people from weighing packs.
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DHCanadian: @TacitusVigil the real question is what order are they in the evolution line?
BrowneePoints: @innovativemethods that was later on
RoastedGravy: So one of them weighs more.
dimensaur: but this set has amazing rates and almost all of them have been in green packs
KidAmn: @DGZenos *nice*
RandomTrivia: White is good in this game? Clearly not a WotC game lrrBEEJ
Hexi_Lexi: @DGZenos nice
Diabore: dont fuckle with shuckle
MegaDosX: @DGZenos Nice.
BDXIIX: don't fuckle with shuckle
freshmaker__: Pokeman has been kicking mtgs butt in cool alternate art/frames for a while. The latest few showcase frames have been getting there though.
pikmin135: IMO, opening pokemon booster pack is sooo great
BrowneePoints: Don't Fuckle with the Shuckle
Gaytanic_Panic: @DGZenos N I C E N I C E N I C E
innovativemethods: I ... don't think so? I remember Grimer from Base Set being absolutely awful CG.
SquanderedResources: I am writing a song called "malt liquor madness" on one screen and watching this on the other.
Earthenone: fairys all died
RunningMonkeys: fairy is psychic now yeah
DHCanadian: Green code card is guaranteed "lame"
KidAmn: ain't nobody fuckle with shuckle
Diabore: thats weird
Karkatstoaster: “White is good” wow this really is different from magic
HundreydAundre: Wuuuuuuutttttttt???!
GhassanPL: Wait what?
innovativemethods: Oh. Thank god. That means psychic types are no longer weak to poison!
solemn_storm: dragon/fairy got pulled from tcg
GhassanPL: No more fairy and poison types?
AlienNanobots: adorbs
Mysticman89: man, pokemon world changed a bunch since when I played
code1300: so keep all your fairy cards
FrozenRoseFour: Eevee!
Koshindan: Pokemon cards have so much health now.
Earthenone: a dredge card!
Hexi_Lexi: d-d-d-double delmhise
solemn_storm: poison was never a tcg type, but got moved from psychic to dark
Foxmar320: lol
cuttlefishman: waow
FrozenRoseFour: is fren
cuttlefishman: harsh
Dog_of_Myth: LUL
MegaDosX: Krookodile so beefy
Gaytanic_Panic: YOU'RE DUMB JAMES BibleThump BibleThump BibleThump
BrowneePoints: He's a Burgler Croc!
gravitycannon: looks shadey
RoastedGravy: What's weird about a crocodile with shades, James?
SquanderedResources: cuteboi
ContingentCat: crocodiles do look pretty weird
pygmytortle: These are my crocs
innovativemethods: 150 HP?! that's more than Charizard!
Chelseabagel: Yooooo @bengineering!!!
Hexi_Lexi: krookodile is bae
Lucarr10: Just wonderin' is it a hot take if I say Lost Thunder >>> Vivid Voltage?
KidAmn: Krookodile mill deck, let's go
Diabore: ooh steel
MegaDosX: Also joke's on you, Krookodile came out in, like, 2006
SquanderedResources: clefkey pissin me off
Ukon_Cairns: just cause its clearly a donkey kong villain dont mean its not a cool pokemon
RandomTrivia: The most METAL energy!
Diabore: "up to"
MegaDosX: Sorry, 2010 was BW
A_Dub888: "up to"
Electrodyne: ooooo, that's gonna replace my TV Reporters
Koshindan: You should have James try to pronounce them.
cuttlefishman: Clobbopus... wow
ContingentCat: M'tang
SquanderedResources: <message deleted>3 million points in the pool
RoastedGravy: So, which would you first pick in draft?
A_Dub888: Midnight
Earthenone: p1p1 aliester
rzrdrgn: I don't think pokemon sets are very big. I expect lots of repeats.
SirBiffaloEsq: Midday, midnight, cheese puff
RandomTrivia: 3 million points?!
RandomTrivia: In 5 minutes?!
TheMightyTaylor: Dusk form needed a specific ability to evolve
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Lucarr10: Pokemon sets have been getting bigger, I think this has about 200 odd
Gaytanic_Panic: Do it James. I wish you would.
Snowcookies: RandomTrivia: some of us have too much points
Earthenone: its a tank
RandomTrivia: @Snowcookies How many can one person put in?
DHCanadian: I don't think the rainbow chonkachu exists
KyubiStormMage: beartrap boye!
Electrodyne: Stadium Card
gravitycannon: just think about minecraft diamond and it will come, thats how the universe works
CommunistBakery: I watched a guy take a bet of like $50 to fold a pack before he opened it, then opened the chonky foil pika
NotCainNorAbel: I'm willing to lose my points for you to pull that card
RoastedGravy: I just voted Yes cuz I always vote for the underdog.
Diabore: @RandomTrivia 250k is max bet
Earthenone: 120 hp basic
ContingentCat: @RandomTrivia a lot of us have a lot of points and nothing to do with them, I bet 250k and still have 100k
LariatWest: Steely Stunboi
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Snowcookies: RandomTrivia: unlimited I think. You can even type it in
RandomTrivia: @Diabore Oh cool, I could have neatly dumped all my points
Lucarr10: Did someone say Mad Party?
MegaDosX: Wooper!
Hexi_Lexi: WOOPER <3
innovativemethods: WOOP WOOP
MegaDosX: These card arts are pretty cool, gotta say
RandomTrivia: Everyone's favourite Axolotl!
Koshindan: Twooper
MegaDosX: Foil Wooper!
RandomTrivia: Woop woop!
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asthanius: OOO
Diabore: ooh
DHCanadian: My favorite art styles are definitely the real life photo ones.
RandomTrivia: Ooooooh!
mowdownjoe: ZARUDE
Chelseabagel: sierraFine sierraFine
Hexi_Lexi: YOOOO
KyubiStormMage: reverse woopy boy!
RoastedGravy: Ooooo
BusTed: duDudu duDudu
BrowneePoints: Zarude Monkeystorm
Asrimal: SICK
innovativemethods: That's ... a foil treatment
Adreus_Eternal: Zarude Sandstorm
asthanius: 250???
freshmaker__: Zarude Sandstorm
Diabore: WAIT WHAT
MegaDosX: $250?!?
A_Dub888: oooo the newest pokemon
Electrodyne: Zarude.... Sandstorm
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RoastedGravy: But it's not a Chonkychu.
ContingentCat: retire champion!
Hexi_Lexi: HOLY HECK 250?!
Juliamon: $2.50
Chelseabagel: 2.50
Favre_Studios: 250
MegaDosX: Oh thank god
Diabore: OOOOOH
MegaDosX: Ben you scared me
ContingentCat: oh
cuttlefishman: hahaha
Hexi_Lexi: oh!!!!!!
innovativemethods: oh.
Chartle: LUL
neoshingundam: lrrARROW PorscheWIN lrrARROW
asthanius: 2 thousand and 50 dollars?!
innovativemethods: we're magic players, sorry!
Mysticman89: 250k, its retirement money
HundreydAundre: James "Retired Collector" Tuner
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Nukified: nice pack there
MegaDosX: Next pack James will open a Cyclonic Rift, calling it now
Feriority: I mean it's no foil charizard
innovativemethods: I was like "$250 for an invocation, yeah, seems about right" :D
Lucarr10: 2.50 is on the low to mid end of Foil cards I think
TheMightyTaylor: I've never known most pokemon cards to exceed $5.00 US
Snowcookies: nice
sblue333: We're conditioned for mtg prices
KidAmn: they sleeved it, too?
Chelseabagel: How has standard laddering been Ben?
DHCanadian: Pokemon cards are either quite low or ridiculously high, very little in between
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Coolhand2: 80 months, and a Pokémon stream! My dreams are complete!
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DentedPockets: You can't purchase packs with manacrypt in them for retail though.
Electrodyne: Worth 2 prizes
dweebert91: Please tell me these are american dollars were talking
Hexi_Lexi: i feel like a goober for thinking $250
mixenmatch: just cracking packs of pokemon TCG was my gateway into magic. I cracked em for the aesthetics and then when i tried playing it i was like "i should just play magic instead"
Feriority: Actually what do foil charizards go for these days?
pygmytortle: Pulling a mana crypt in a pokemon pack is the kind of luck i shoot for
mtvcdm: Pokemon isn't a speculative market with a card game attached.
sblue333: I used to play the Pokemon TCG app, I had a Darkrai Standard deck, honestly idk why I stopped.
sblue333: Fun game for sure
Lucarr10: Sealed tends to be best V wins
Kowasu645: i feel like im missing something, almost every streamer I follow has been doing Pokemon TCG stuff lol
Diabore: @Hexi_Lexi knowing chonkchu can go for 2k at max graded, id have believed it
innovativemethods: @DentedPockets you could eight months ago, they were in mystery boosters and in double masters.
Ukon_Cairns: did go to a pokemon prerelease event a while back
Xafty: the pokemon TCG is just good value overall, i would never feel bad for buying any sealed product
BrowneePoints: It's Generic Mana
Earthenone: splashable bomb in limited
x0den: why "V" ?
code1300: lots of people to open lots of packs and sell the codes cause they dont play pokemon online
BrowneePoints: which makes that VERY GOOD
sblue333: I have a bunch of pokemon duel decks too, preconstructed tcg is my one love
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Hexi_Lexi: @BrowneePoints YOURE VERY GOOD
innovativemethods: @x0den Because they already used X, Y, Z, and W, and needed another letter. (This is not a joke.)
Xavorin: Didn't an original Blastoise card recently go for $360k at auction?
cuttlefishman: so bigg
Lucarr10: I don't need sleep, I just need pokemon
nevermore913: don't trust james_lrr
Foxmar320: Ive never seen this before
NightWingMistHawk: @Hexi_Lexi Can I just say how much I appreciate your unabashed love for everyone? It's honestly really inspiring to me. PrideHeartL PrideHeartR
freshmaker__: rip people with underscores in their names. :(
x0den: @innovativemethods oh god i need to go read things. thank you
Loonatic93: How easy is it to get into this game. A.K.A. how nasty is the monetization if you want to have a playable Standard deck?
Earthenone: Theme duels best duels
Ukon_Cairns: rip in piece underscores miasRIP
Koshindan: Do the theme decks rotate?
7gorobei: did we pay out the bet?
Hexi_Lexi: @NightWingMistHawk i mean, you can say it. ill allow it :p
helgridr: yay theme decks!
solemn_storm: theme decks don't rotate
TacitusVigil: charizard deck is so good
RunningMonkeys: the new theme deck is sweet
HundreydAundre: Neat. Uh card game with a theme deck format.
Lucarr10: @Loonatic93 There are products available that pretty much have a standard playable deck off the bat
Chelseabagel: theme decks are great
Juliamon: He still has more packs to crack, but I guess I could call this one and start a new one later
solemn_storm: there's some level of power creep, so you don't want to use super old decks for competitive
electrum516: Wow Kaldheim looks a little different from what I remember from the spoilers 🤔
ContingentCat: @7gorobei he hasn't opened all the packs I think, so still a chance
Electrodyne: Buy two and combine!
Karkatstoaster: Oooo that lofi johto mix
KyubiStormMage: nice a new version of the old cynthia/garchomp theme
Loonatic93: Also, is there an Alakazam in Standard, or would I need to play an Extended format?
Chelseabagel: Ben I gave you the VV sleeves
TacitusVigil: @electrodyne that's what I did
Nukified: relentless flame is pretty good
Hexi_Lexi: but whats the soaring storm count?
asthanius: Blaseball?
Koshindan: Blaseball?
cuttlefishman: Blaseball
r10pez10: Blaseball?
Hexi_Lexi: blaseball?@
Scarbble: continuous blaseball. i love it
electrum516: lovin the chill stream vibe here guys
Juliamon: continuous enthusiastic blaseball
Lucarr10: @Loonatic93 Alakazam V I think has either already come out, or is in the next set. I'm not sure how competitive it is though
Electrodyne: @tacitusvigil Mine is two Laser Focus precons :D
AlienNanobots: Suddenly I'm getting flashbacks to learning MtG from LRR streams
Feriority: Force storm
BrowneePoints: I'm a big fan of the Trop Kick deck if it hasn't rotated out
Loonatic93: @Lucarr10 I play Jank in Magic.... No reason not to play Jank here.
NightWingMistHawk: Could you duel a friend in such a way where you use a theme deck and they use a custom deck?
sblue333: James wants to throw hands
Hadouken_lol_catz: there being code on card is such a cool tie in
sblue333: he didn't come to mess around
Koshindan: Oh wow the avatars.
BusTed: That avatar.
Hadouken_lol_catz: i wish mtg did that
TacitusVigil: @electrodyne Nice! I'm so terrible at deck building but I enjoy playing
Mysticman89: I'm impresse dhow they both got their avatars to look so much like them
Hexi_Lexi: also, Ben, WTF is that avatar?
B8Br1LL: i agree jenk always more fun
innovativemethods: @NightWingMistHawk Yes; you have access to all theme decks in "constructed" play.
mowdownjoe: Ben, you're avatar... WHY?!
JusticeJuice: Always Tails, and paper.
NightWingMistHawk: innovativemethods Neat!
Electrodyne: @tacitusvigil Hit me up, I'm same username there as here
Earthenone: i think you want to go first with stage 1 decks
Lucarr10: Recent theme decks are useable in standard too
Earthenone: second with all othrs
Chelseabagel: it depends but more standard decks want first
sblue333: I wish I could have the music from the Pokemon TCG Gameboy Color game in this app. Like SO much
Electrodyne: Not logged in tonight, though
RealGamerCow: Evening Chat. I have never seen Pokemon actually being played, so this should be interesting. I have coffee milk with khaluha in it, so I will be very chill
Lucarr10: First is best unless you really rely on attacks/supporters
consolecowboy88: yeah! I mainly just collected the cards
TacitusVigil: @electrodyne cool, I'll try to remember when I'm back on pc PokPikachu
innovativemethods: *may* is very important! It used to be *must*. which led to the 2 mewtwo 58 energy deck.
Hexi_Lexi: The James Curse beggineth!!!
GredGredmansson: looking fly Ben
Veraphage: cool game
asddsa28: its the the app its the game
SmashTCG: This client Is much smoother since i last used it
Electrodyne: Pidgey draw engine gonna be online fast
TacitusVigil: does lrr have an unofficial group or league in discord?
asddsa28: in paper Pokemon that is true t.
MegaDosX: Ah yes, Lugia and...*checks notes*...Yanma
VTMonster: at least the graphic design of the cards is better than Yu Gi Oh
LordofBears94: is there any good grass decks that aren't too expensive right now?
DHCanadian: why would the James curse not limit itself to mtg?
amative1: I never understood the rules to PTCG growing up, so this'll be fun =D
Lucarr10: I'm not sure about price, but most grass decks are built around rillaboom
mtvcdm: So much more of a premium on getting your deck to where it's more likely to be able to function right away.
electra310: My son got really into Pokemon when he was eight or so, so I had to learn the game so I could teach him. :D It is the only CCG I know how to play at all
Chelseabagel: Decidueye
Cinominn: missed the beginning of this, what program is this?
Nukified: the bird one
BrowneePoints: Yep. Used to be your opponent MUST draw a card, until there were some predatory decks that only ran mewtwo's or chanseys and mostly energies to make your opponents draw out
Favre_Studios: The cards are at least readable, compared to yugioh
GredGredmansson: I remember when I started there were only 6 types; but now there's Dragon type?
GlitchyStitch: meta usually surrounds specific pokemon cards, not types
GredGredmansson: how many types does this game have now?
Wonderdoc: Just play Speedquaza in Legacy Kappa
brainbosh: Can you explain at all how this game works, I have no idea what's going on.
Xavorin: Yet
TheMightyTaylor: So Ben, you running Trick Room? Kappa
innovativemethods: doesn't exist *yet*
r10pez10: free caterpie deck
Lucarr10: grass-wise, I'd probably go Rowlet and Exeggutor Tag Team with Rillaboom, decidueye and toolbox
Xafty: @GredGredmansson dragon types but no dragon energy.
space_turbulence: are y'all using GX pokemon and such? watching the kids at my daycare leads me to believe those are pretty busted
sblue333: Oh yeahhh, those sound effects
Lucarr10: Gx cards are being phased out and replaced with V cards
KaleidoscopeMind: Dragon's a type now? Haven't played in like... oh god almost 20 years
innovativemethods: the legacy deck crapshot lathe'd like ten different decks into existance. I played against 36 chambers of jeskai, and whoo-wee.
Electrodyne: Hau YOU doin
jeepless: I may have missed this disscussion, but is this also a hat club?
Chelseabagel: @KaleidoscopeMind its a type but doesn't have a basic energy
Lucarr10: I thought we'd HOPped off the Hau pun train
GredGredmansson: what other types do have energy
GredGredmansson: I only know Fire, Water, Grass, Electric, Fighting, and Psychic
jeepless: Love it!
NateThePancake: Not just hat club, but the toque chapter.
SmashTCG: Ben, thats QUITE the avatar
Chelseabagel: air mail pidgeotto is great
MegaDosX: Sweet Ancestral
cuttlefishman: Water type Grimer?
elah806: You're brainstorming wrong Ulmer
LariatWest: just a casual 3 cards
Cinominn: dark and fairy have energy too i believe
SmashTCG: ben... do you wish you had an afro...
Lucarr10: Types are: Fire Water Grass Lightning Fighting Psychic Dark Metal (and Fairy)
GredGredmansson: Dark Steel and Fairy, huh
thedoctorhope: holy wow. I haven't even seen this game since I was 10!
sendatou: did James open the rainbow pikachu?
GredGredmansson: The only combo I've heard of is the classic Blastoise / Charizard Combo
Hexi_Lexi: is there a max hand size in pokemon?
MegaDosX: @sendatou Not yet, but he hasn't opened all of his packs yet, so he might
Karkatstoaster: Huh, I could’ve sworn this game had a discard to 7 rule when I played
later325: HI
sblue333: Ben has the double whammy of MtG and Pokemon VCG experience
later325: POG
Zenergy142: What is this wizardy that lets you play Pokemon TCG online?
Lucarr10: *if* you KO theme
LordofBears94: thanks for all the advice everyone! one other question I have is does Pokemon online only on pc or is there an app that I can play on?
Lucarr10: *them
asthanius: 1 is not 0
Chelseabagel: yeah VMAX and Tag team GX's get 3 prizes
solemn_storm: pc and tablet
solemn_storm: and mac
SmashTCG: the GX and EX were very strong
CosmicDuctTape: @Zenergy142 it's the official online client
GredGredmansson: also if your opponent runs out of pokemon they instalose
El_Funko: The prize we get is seeing these good boys flip cards tbh
sblue333: I'm personally not a fan of the 3 prize card thing
RealGamerCow: I remember not playing certain cards in Magic because of ante.
Electrodyne: And there are some effects that can be used when you're behind on prizes
solemn_storm: if you have an android phone you can just download the apk
AlienNanobots: I just downloaded it on my Android phone
LordofBears94: is the app available on android phones?
r10pez10: n u t t
asthanius: he nutted
Lucarr10: 3 Prizes were a mistake, at least at this power level
Chelseabagel: you can use switch too
elah806: Wheeler: "I'm just sitting on a bed thinking what am I gonna do" Ulmer "I nutted"
Hadouken_lol_catz: ooof
Nukified: ramping and smorcing, not nice
Hadouken_lol_catz: the super duper nut
neisan2112: Oh hell, I missed that y'all were doing this!!!! Hell yeah
Veraphage: SeemsGood
GhostValv: :O
asthanius: Streamer Luck Kappa
AlterForm: so, I got all that, but what does pot of greed do?
solemn_storm: the stomp
Hexi_Lexi: oofa doofa
r10pez10: dang, the wheel
Koshindan: Casual draw 7.
AlterForm: cool, cool
neisan2112: That's called Bill here
cuttlefishman: What pokemon is cutest
thatperson462: slugma
Lucarr10: Oh, this charizard deck. I was thinking of the Team UP one
cuttlefishman: Is it trubbish
Loonatic93: So, is the game effectively over at this point? Is there any outs for James?
Hadouken_lol_catz: the ole one sided wheele
Mr_Horrible: drawing *2* cards? Sounds like some baby nonsense for Pokemon standards
GhostValv: heavy fixing
A_Dub888: Instructions unclear, illustrated two cards
Chelseabagel: the star means rare
Hexi_Lexi: BESCUSE ME a common?!
Greyah: Does that make it easy to run out of cards to draw? And is that a problem?
MegaDosX: Imagine that card in Magic at common. That'd be one hell of a limited bomb.
Electrodyne: Dark Wings Necrozma is the cutest pokemon
chasm_of_chaos: this feels like when i first got into mtg and had no clue what i was watching
Ukon_Cairns: sometimes you're the trainer with multiple legendary and psuedo legendary pokemons beating up on someone they missed on route 1 with a couple bugs
Koshindan: Landergies
code1300: and they have it in the corner
SmashTCG: Hop SOLID card
Xafty: pokemon card advantage is just hyper speed
thatperson462: is there a hand size?
Chelseabagel: @thatperson462 nope!
StageMgrRob: Is there a Highlander style version?
asthanius: nice damage
Lucarr10: Wheel of fortune? Moxen? Yeah, we play those. Ancestral Vision is just bad, but Time Twister is too good
secretbranch: nice
GhostValv: nice
MadWolf1290: you were able to bully James
AlienNanobots: 690 damage nice
Hexi_Lexi: these rarities are WILD from a MtG POV, but i love it
Earthenone: 690 damage, nice
BigGayJulia: What’s the app called?
HundreydAundre: Side-wut?
MegaDosX: Sideboarding, yada yada, admission of defeat, yada yada
ThePixelSavage: relentless flame hands down the best precon right now
Chelseabagel: @BigGayJulia Pokemon Trading Card Game Online
Hexi_Lexi: is there a sideboard in pokemon?
x0den: yeah being able to just drop big cards like tornadus vs a charmander seems a bit one sided
BigGayJulia: @chelseabagel ty
Veraphage: exca-mill
MegaDosX: Is there a Lab Maniac analogue?
Lucarr10: and they banned the mill card because it also hurt eternatus
NightWingMistHawk: Honestly I think that last game is a great example of why I don't like TCGs as much - don't get me wrong, I love Magic, but I just hate when the game turns into my opponent popping off and me just watching.
GredGredmansson: quite literally DIGGING through the deck
TacitusVigil: is the app only on iphone?
GhostValv: android has the app
freshmaker__: @Veraphage if thats not the actual name of the deck ill be disappointed
Electrodyne: I have it I my Android tablet, works great
HundreydAundre: KO'd
Luxatos: That sounds like my kind of deck.
TacitusVigil: what's it called again?
LordofBears94: I remember that there was a mill deck at one point supposedly
worm42x10: ok magic player. explain this for me also is this free?
Earthenone: hand attack?
Electrodyne: have it on my
Lucarr10: PTCG doesn't really go in for alternate win cons. They've also banned a lot of control cards
r10pez10: i missed the start, how do you win? i'm not seeing any "lite total" so i'm guessing it's something to do with pokemon
withr: i guess otherwise if you have a combo ready?
Chelseabagel: it depends on the deck
Anonyman41: In case they wheel your hand
BrowneePoints: Or Ben, with the Trop Kick Alolan Exeggutor deck that is kind of literally dredge
HundreydAundre: That duh tooth, at least in other formats
Chelseabagel: you don't want to overbench
ThePixelSavage: @NightWingMistHawk happens in pokemon way more often though ... cause you frequently end up in situations where one player just kills a pokeomen and you never recover just getting alle your pokemon sniped one by one
Anonyman41: there are fairly commonly played both-wheels
MaillouxB: You can hedge against Marnie and Red Stamp, both of which force you to essentially mulligan.
GredGredmansson: @r10pez10 same in the pokemon games; you defeat 6 pokemon
r10pez10: GredGredmansson oh sick, thanks
BrowneePoints: Or Night March, which is like...also literally dredge
cuttlefishman: That Lanturn art is awsome
JusticeJuice: The timing of things is what I struggled with switching from mtg.
r10pez10: flavourful
GredGredmansson: @r10pez10 see the "6" there, every time you beat a pokemon you get to pick one of those cards
Lucarr10: Going first there's no difference between playing before or during your first game. going second it's just a hedge against stamp
Chelseabagel: I miss night march
Chelseabagel: but Mad party is new Night March
withr: do you get prizes if you ko a benched pokemon?
jkoon78076: can you have 4 hau and 4 hop? they're the same thing
HundreydAundre: There was a deck back in the day that only cared about Swampert and play nothing else but energy sometimes.
MrGibberish: @r10pez10 Kill 6 of their pokemon. as you do so, you pick up reward cards
TheMightyTaylor: I love the art in this game
Karkatstoaster: Sowsow is by far my favorite artist
ThePixelSavage: the paper foiling in pokemon is supreme though, way better than in MtG
Lucarr10: you can have 4 Hau, 4 Hop, 4 Cheren and 4 Tierno, because they all have different names
icefinch: i quite like the various in art styles
RoastedGravy: Most of the Supporter cards are really good, aren't they?
Painfully_Dyslexic: I might go buy a pack or two I just like looking at card art and desgin
Lucarr10: ever heard of 16 Ancestral Recallse>
code1300: i just wish magic would take the quality of the foiling cause pokemon cards dont pringle hardly at all
SmashTCG: Mtg promos had NOTHING on Pokemon promos untill recently
frozenphoenix7: @r10pez10 Decking, your opponent runs out of Pokemon in play, or whenever you knock out an opposing mon, you earn a prize. Earn all your prizes is another win con.
Chelseabagel: HAHAHAHAHA omg it is
asthanius: yeaaah
Snowwraith: They definitely had a period of art being 3D models which weren't great.
icefinch: @Painfully_Dyslexic you can use them as tokens too
Ritaspirithntr: Oh geez! Yeah!!
RoastedGravy: Oh man, I love the old cards with the 3D art.
cuttlefishman: Would Mike wear a pikachu kigurumi
RoastedGravy: Gastly in Base Set was a terrible card, but its art is so late 90s.
SmashTCG: @LoadingReadyRun If Pokemon made a game in canada what would your starters be
GredGredmansson: I remember seeing the OG Charizard as a kid and I thought it was busted
Ritaspirithntr: They need more pokemon in that Disney house of theirs!
GredGredmansson: "It deals 100 damage with its attack!"
BrowneePoints: So as a kid I played this competitively, and for all the Magic players in chat who haven't picked this up, it is a FANTASTIC game that you will Grok easily
HundreydAundre: Notice how this TCG in particular has no banished zone when compared to MTG & YGO.
Grusommegeir: mawile has a sick card iirc
RoastedGravy: PTCG has a banished zone.
Lucarr10: But there is no high tier metal Lucario on it's own card
RoastedGravy: It's called the Lost Zone.
innovativemethods: Makes sense! Magcargo had the highest special attack in its gen!
RoastedGravy: PTCG does not use this zone often.
Earthenone: @HundreydAundre there is a Lost Zone, just not pictured
RunningMonkeys: galar zigzag being good fills me with joy.
jackouk: This is the strangest looking game of twister I’ve ever seen. Glhf
Lucarr10: Lost Zone is pretty underused though
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BrowneePoints: @LoadingReadyRun I mean, there was a tournament winning deck using Joltiks and Pumpkaboos
HundreydAundre: Well, I would've half remember'd
r10pez10: foil charizard??
benjamin_wheeler: @RunningMonkeys oh we'll see some of those
Wonderdoc: Toolbox Garbodor was so huge, probably still is
randomizedperson: check the bin?
cuttlefishman: Pumpkaboo can't be a real pokemon
HundreydAundre: And....they still Lost Zone since then?
cuttlefishman: can't fool me
Lucarr10: Lost Thunder was a great set for messing with exile, so many good memories
ninjim84: @BrowneePoints what is the variance like when playing a particular deck? As a Commander player, how a deck performs any given game can be wildly different. Is it similar with Pokemon?
r10pez10: hi leon
randomizedperson: well, that's bad.
GredGredmansson: i mean, did you not notice it dealt 150 damage the last time?
LordofBears94: what's everyones favorite starter?
BrowneePoints: @ninjim84 there is still variance, but the sheer power of Trainers helps shore up the variance
ThePixelSavage: James, known truth-speaker
Earthenone: Reading the gravestate explains the gamestate
Veraphage: <message deleted>!punt
MegaDosX: @LordofBears94 Typhlosion probably
Trymantha: can someone explain what a leon is?
Lucarr10: If you build a pokemon deck right, you can have the same pokemon using the same attack on turn one very consistently
Jorge4hg: oh dear
A_Dub888: !sir
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MegaDosX: So Cyndaquil I guess
thatperson462: slugma nuts
Wonderdoc: @lordofbears94 out of all? Or a certain gen?
icefinch: @LordofBears94 turtwig
Chelseabagel: I just played a game were I prizzed 4 energy...
Koshindan: Slugbuds
sblue333: TOS Ben
Chelseabagel: pized*
r10pez10: what's slugma
Lucarr10: Leon boosts the damage of charizard's attack
BrowneePoints: @ninjim84 Stuff like Confusion, coin flip attacks, etc help add rng
Veraphage: !badadvice
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SnowBuddy18: @Trymantha a Trainer card
HundreydAundre: @LordofBears94 Bulbasaur
gizmofreak1: Ben dies to onboard tricks
innovativemethods: to be fair, there's only been a few vileplumes.
HundreydAundre: Really? Is it meta?
Snowwraith: @Trymantha Leon is a supporter, that lets you do 30 more damage on that turn. But Charizard also has an attack that does +20 for each Leon in the bin
Earthenone: vileplume is so good, status condition king
innovativemethods: dark vileplume was probably the worst.
amative1: @Trymantha "During this turn, your Pokémon's attacks do 30 more damage to your opponent's Active Pokémon (before applying Weakness and Resistance). "
LordofBears94: @wonderdoc let's say the current gen
NightWingMistHawk: How far back does the card catalog for the online Pokemon game go?
Trymantha: @SnowBuddy18 thanks for that helpful awnser
GredGredmansson: yes, that is the joke
solemn_storm: vileplumes amazing lock card
MegaDosX: Aha! I /get/ it!
BrowneePoints: @NightWingMistHawk Several Years
Lucarr10: Oh wow, I haven't seen that supporter in a while
solemn_storm: online pokemon goes to GHSS
fastlane250: lrrWOW
solemn_storm: HGSS
thatperson462: i still don't get it
Chelseabagel: @NightWingMistHawk I think HGSS
Koshindan: Is it slugma if it's above ground? Shouldn't it be Slugva?
r10pez10: more like poke man teau
SmashTCG: What pokemons name ISNT
ContingentCat: lrrWOW
RoastedGravy: Are you telling me this slug is made of magma?! Kappa
Mr_Horrible: "Portmanteau" sounds like a pokemon name itself, tbh
megaRammy: How is the Online game? Worth getting into?
TheAinMAP: ^
solemn_storm: so ~10ish years of cards online
JCMaxw3ll: i have a ton of fun with it
ninjim84: @BrowneePoints Nice! That has always been the main thing that has held off of getting into some card games. But if Trainers help the deck like Tutors in mtg...I may have to get in to this
ContingentCat: !advice
LRRbot: Have you tried doing it again, but better?
Earthenone: i think online goes from the start of wizards losing the game rights
GredGredmansson: Mr. Mime
Chelseabagel: lmao
r10pez10: ekans
SmashTCG: yes it is
sblue333: Don't tell them about that Char Lizard
Camail: it combines seal and seal
MegaDosX: Muk
innovativemethods: But Spheal is!
dslucia: dewgong
Kaorti: Farfetch'd
noSmokeFire: seel: the sea eel
Hexi_Lexi: Muk Kappa
RoastedGravy: Ho-oh
amative1: Seal: Sea + Eel
ThePixelSavage: @megaRammy worth it? depends .. but its absolutely free and you can get in a dedicated "precon only" queue to farm your quests
microman900: HeyGuys
cuttlefishman: Didn't Seel do that one song
cuttlefishman: from batman
MegaDosX: @dslucia Technically that is one, since it's "dew" and "dugong"
GredGredmansson: get in the bag lillie
innovativemethods: @cuttlefishman Oh, the one with the game: Skieal!
randomizedperson: wow, drew 3 supporters, ouch.
Wonderdoc: Hmm gen 8 i choose Grookey(usually go fir grass). @lordofbears94
RoastedGravy: Electrode. Kappa
Veraphage: PokCroagunk
MegaDosX: Magcargo!
Lucarr10: *nebby is the one who goes in the bag
SmashTCG: inb4 james gets GX charizard
Earthenone: what color does fast energy provide, electric?
withr: does pokemon degenerate into a case of getting a pokemon \that does huge damage first
A_Dub888: Magcar go brrrrrr
GredGredmansson: the discard pile is the bag
code1300: dont u only get 3 of each card
r10pez10: i just realised what the music was
megaRammy: @ThePixelSavage More so like, enough people playing to be satisfying X3 but fair! I don't mind putting money in though, just not sure what to buy to jumpstart a collection yknow?
Chelseabagel: yeah electric tho
MegaDosX: I'm happy that Magcargo is good in at least one format. I like the Pokemon, it's just a /terrible/ Pokemon competitively in the main games
shadowbow464: Ben it’s payback for the last game
kyp_dorrun: maybe james well deck himself
Lucarr10: There's a Speed Lightning Energy
Lucarr10: It draws two cards
BrowneePoints: @withr Due to the pseudo-random nature of the client, there's way more back and forth in paper
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sblue333: Water decks, specifically with Blastoise, often let u play a lot of energies. Always one of my favorite strategies in any format
NoTomToLose: So you're saying there's a Pokémon colour pie
Lucarr10: Frosmoth is the rain dance pokemon these days
GredGredmansson: @sblue333 the only "combo" i ever knew about was the OG Blastoise / Charizard combo
Lucarr10: Electrod literally blows itself up to give you energy
randomizedperson: There's generally energy accel in most types, but it varies a lot.
Electrodyne: fast energy is what makes Malamar so good
Lucarr10: Ugh, bea]
GredGredmansson: Blastoise lets you play any number of Water energy on your turn, and Charizard turns any energy played on him into Fire Energy
Duall08: Psychic Pokemon in the OG cards could get energy from the Graveyard
r10pez10: how manyu types of energy are there?
Duall08: er, discard
Lucarr10: As A Lightning Type player, I too hate bea
shadowbow464: Bae
GredGredmansson: Worked well since Charizard lost 2 energy every time he used his 100 damage attack
Chelseabagel: What standard stuff have yall been playing?
BrowneePoints: Yes, pokemon Types in the TCG have general themes to them
Lemontartz: Just downloaded the game on my ipad... haven't played pokemon cards since elementary school
GredGredmansson: @r10pez10 9 different colors, plus colorless
Xavorin: I used to play an Aromatisse deck that freely let me transfer energy between pokemon on my field.
HalcyonPrime9: wait what?!?!?!
GredGredmansson: or so i've heard
icefinch: from what i remember dark like disabling r=the opponent
mowdownjoe: TOPICAL
jkoon78076: what game would do that?
MegaDosX: *cough* Uro *cough*
Snowwraith: They are also trying to cram 18 types from the games into like ~6 colours.
Phyrrist: It sure would, wouldn't it
LordSaphni: this tutorial is amazing
A_Dub888: *waves cane* Damn kids! Back in if we wanted to tutor for a pokemon we flipped a coin and we LIKED IT!
Earthenone: like that time WotC decided to put all the card advantage in one colour?
Veraphage: Some sort of... type cake
BrowneePoints: Case in point, the Trop Kick deck runs with 4 separate energy types
RoastedGravy: You know, I had some Japanese Pokémon cards when I was younger. Idk what happened to them.
Jorge4hg: sounds pretty neat
r10pez10: so can go deep if you want, but don't need to intially. nice
ARandomPlatypus: what is this music? smooth jazz version of one of the spooky themes?
GredGredmansson: @Snowwraith Like how Rock and Ground are shoved into Fighting
r10pez10: rip lugia
TheMightyTaylor: I have so many old theme decks in my profile.
withr: don;t worry about making a legacy or modern deck kinda thing?
MeadyOchre: I miss playing this competitively. I loved fairy toolbox, that was such an amazing deck
LoneWolf3023: I always loved Pokemon, but I'm not a fan of the card game, but love the games in general. I still have my GameBoy Color lol
Arklith: are EX pokemon out of the meta?
JCMaxw3ll: I'm about to do what's called a pro gamer move
randomizedperson: Thankfully, Pokemon is generally cheaper than MTG. $20 staples are not common.
Lucarr10: EX Pokemon rotated several years ago
AlienNanobots: The downside: trying to remember your old Pokemon trainer club ID
Chelseabagel: no limited
Lucarr10: I think at least 3
Nukified: I only play theme mode lol
Chelseabagel: build and battle
JusticeJuice: Always paper!
MegaDosX: Oh that's hilarious
Chelseabagel: which is sealed
JCMaxw3ll: damn daniel
Duall08: Evolution lines would be hard for limited
TacitusVigil: the game politely reminds you of each step until you tell it not to, which is nice
BrowneePoints: Sealed, but not draft
Lucarr10: I forgot this card existed
randomizedperson: wait, they printed a new Rock-Paper-Scissors card?!
secretbranch: oh, it's a chaos deck
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Veraphage: good ol' Dan
TheWooglie: Rock always wins
ThePixelSavage: I wish MtG had a "precon Queue
r10pez10: paper
GredGredmansson: Dan, that guy from Sword/Shield
MegaDosX: Oh no.\
Phyrrist: Pokemon seems like a really hard system to make Limited Work in, since you usually need Evo Chains
flapjacksofwar: Ben keeps bullying James
GredGredmansson: dangit i lost the game
LoneWolf3023: Pokémon has been blowing up recently all around too
Koshindan: Time to high roll James.
RoastedGravy: Jumpstart could've been the perfect MTG queue if they actually put it back in Arena. Kappa
HundreydAundre: Wut? Uh referee soup-port?
BrowneePoints: and here's where the pokemon variance is
randomizedperson: Funnily enough, that isn't the first card that requires rock-paper-scissors.
GredGredmansson: so, question. Is Paralysis as busted as I remember, or am I remembering it wrong?
Kreiseler: judge! my opponent used randomness to decide the outcome of the game
MegaDosX: @RoastedGravy Gotta exploit that FOMO though
Electrodyne: Cynthia into Switch
Snowwraith: Yeah, lotta coin flips.
Lucarr10: I miss cynthia
Chelseabagel: so much shuffling in paper
MegaDosX: Holy shit
RoastedGravy: It's my only complaint of Arena.
Chelseabagel: my haands get sore lmao
HundreydAundre: Yea, WOTC. Make Jumpstart a completely themed deck format, no?
djalternative: yeah. dan is a pretty renouned card. mostly because his name's dan
MegaDosX: Cynthia being a powerful card definitely tracks
asddsa28: its so much fun
RoastedGravy: That the PVP in Arena is fucking ass unless you fork a bunch of money.
Lucarr10: You tutor a lot in paper
Chelseabagel: I'll come fight you in paper pokemon
MegaDosX: I'd love it if the Cynthia battle theme started playing when you played her trainer card
FrozenRoseFour: God... is this what it feels like when I try to explain a turn of magic to my parents?
Gaytanic_Panic: Dream eater? More like Sleeve Eater, amirite?
Hexi_Lexi: i am HOWLING that you have to play Rock Paper Scissors because of cards
Hexi_Lexi: i love it
KaleidoscopeMind: I remember having to constantly count and recount the damage counters
HundreydAundre: And then, just leave it there...
BrowneePoints: The tutors etc have gotten worse over the years
RoastedGravy: YGO has some Rock-Paper-Scissors cards, too.
randomizedperson: two of them, there is another card requiring rock-paper-scissors.
MeadyOchre: Imagine playing with 4x Lysandre which shuffled your discard back into your deck. That was a vibe
Snowcookies: RPS sounds like something kids would do
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megaRammy: If one wanted to get into the Standard queue of this and was okay with spending money, what should you be buying to start your collection?
JCMaxw3ll: mad party is dope
solemn_storm: crushing hammer is the only really annoying one
MegaDosX: Complaining about coin flips? Do they not play Mirror March, the best enchantment ever?
Koshindan: Magic players complaining about variance?
Snowwraith: There's *so many* flips it's just something you do.
Chelseabagel: you can do dice rolls instead of coin flips
Lucarr10: Mad party is just undergrowth
gravitycannon: flashbacks to the 'fun' rules that come when Age of Sigmar launched
GredGredmansson: Wailmer? Not Wailord?
BrowneePoints: The coin flips are the balancing variance for Pokemon, because the trainers are so powerful it reduces typical variance that Magic has
LoneWolf3023: There's quite a few cards in mtg that makes you flip a coin
votojak: mad party, aka night march 2.0
Earthenone: there are some pokemon that say "flip until you get tails" doing X damage for each heads, can lead to insane numbers
randomizedperson: ah yes, ye olde flips deck.
HundreydAundre: That's just the Swampert-EX deck but more smol.
Luxatos: Are there any new knowledge-testing cards like the old Blaine's Quizzes?
fcloud: ben whale-mer
DarkMorford: Bul-ky wa-ters! *clap clap clap-clap-clap*
icefinch: could we please see you play whale deck? @LoadingReadyRun
withr: I certainly wish that i could import my physical cards from mtg into mtgo or arena. apps are great for keeping track of tokens and heaps of shuffling
shadowbow464: Rip
SquanderedResources: I'm guessing I got muted for emotespam? my bad.
Lucarr10: Blaine's quiz show came out about a year ago I think
Chelseabagel: ADp
Sabinmoonshadow: Ben would have loved OG exeggutor from the original sets
SquanderedResources: wailord ex is my fav stax deck
Juliamon: SquanderedResources You had to go in the drunk tank for a bit.
Chelseabagel: nope
Lucarr10: can I just say... ugh ADP Zac
Luxatos: Ooh. I'll have to look that up.
SquanderedResources: @juliamon fair enough.
Chelseabagel: people want it banned
Lucarr10: it's banned in a specific community
Chelseabagel: but its not
GredGredmansson: Hearing Pikachu reminds be of the weird old art Pokemon cards used to ahve
GredGredmansson: Pikachonk
JCMaxw3ll: I think some fan tourney's banned it
adamjford: former
Chelseabagel: no hes a magic judge lmao
Lucarr10: Limitless banned ADP in their tourneys
JoeKim: PogChamp pokemon tcg!
LoneWolf3023: withr I totally agree with you!
SquanderedResources: sorry about that @juliamon . I'm usually pretty straight but got some good news so got wild.
RoastedGravy: So, there's this one Blaine card that makes you guess a Pokémon's weight without looking at the card.
Hadouken_lol_catz: has wheeler talked about the 94-95 blog posts he found about og irl tournament blogs @LoadingReadyRun
RandomTrivia: A wild JoeKim appears!
ninjim84: heya @JoeKim
HundreydAundre: ^Gasp* The "Adam", Ben?
adamjford: I still have not played PTCG since I was a teen
SquanderedResources: thanks for keeping chat safe
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train_diskenth: Pokemon stream!!
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adamjford: maybe someday
TheAinMAP: joekimHi
Juliamon: No worries SquanderedResources I been there
JoeKim: joekimHi joekimHi
SquanderedResources: @juliamon <3 <3
GredGredmansson: @RoastedGravy reminds me of one of Unhinged's "artist matters" cards
Lucarr10: I haven't played PTCG in way too long, it's been like a month
Chelseabagel: @adamjford play wif meeeee
ACSherman: Wheeler can we see your plushie behind you?
Chelseabagel: oh yeah Limitless
SquanderedResources: appreciated honestly. I was being a bit asinine.
Earthenone: it would be like if channel fireball banned a card in their tornaments
GredGredmansson: So Pokemon TCG has their own Smogon then?
Chelseabagel: I'm playing ADP on ladder right now haha
Luxatos: I haven't played since 2012. I probably still have my old Amoongus/Ninetales deck together.
SmashTCG: Do they still do those Spec Items you can only have 1 of?
Lucarr10: it's free
Earthenone: its snow mana
asddsa28: its free
Showsni: No, it jsuit means it's free
Fableist: its free
Earthenone: its free
train_diskenth: It's just free
RoastedGravy: It costs no energy.
RunningMonkeys: its just free
Earthenone: i had a vulpix with a free attack
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Lucarr10: beacon vulpix taught us what free looked like
MegaDosX: Oh hey, basically Once Upon a Time on a stick
randomizedperson: Free energy costs have been around for a while, it's just rare.
Arakasi01: Last time I really played pokemon I was a kid. I went to a WOTC store and played there with a deck that probably wasn't legal and the store runner was really nice to me anyway :)
SmashTCG: WAit
SmashTCG: Fairy is GONE?
votojak: wait they removed fairy???
BrowneePoints: Resistance chagnes, Weaknesses deal more
Showsni: It
RoastedGravy: Fairy is gone.
Fableist: wait they removed fairy? wtf/
SmashTCG: Aw man
Redix8: Free, but you end your turn
randomizedperson: Fairy pokemon are now Psychic.
GredGredmansson: yeah i notice Grimer is dark instead of psychic
BrowneePoints: Fairy is now Psychic, Poison types are now Dark instead of Psychic
Lucarr10: fairy's been gone for nearly a year
Showsni: *It's still in the game, but they're not printing new ones
SmashTCG: i liked Fairy type
RandomTrivia: Presumably they removed Dragon like they have done with Fairy?
train_diskenth: Wow, last time I played, they just added Fairy
Earthenone: fairy will exist in legacy formats
RoastedGravy: Dragon type I think is gone, too.
Showsni: Yeah, RandomTrivia, seems like it
Xafty: cards that are fairy are still fairy
GredGredmansson: Are Ground and Rock still under Fighting, or has Steel coopted some of that
RandomTrivia: I may have dated my PTCG experience there :D
Xafty: they just wont be making more
Duall08: Wait, did poison go from grass to psychic?
OnyxOblivion: "as Ben was saying" - Ben
votojak: i haven't played since the keldeo blastoise deck was decent
Duall08: To dark now?
JAGxTERRA: we on that pokemon hype!
Showsni: @GredGredmansson Most Ground and Rock are Fighting e energy, yes
Earthenone: poision is dark now yeah
Veraphage: 1 (prize) is not 0
Electrodyne: Air Mail baby
GredGredmansson: Poison was largely Psychic to my knowledge, unless they were already Grass
Showsni: @Duall08 Yeah, poison has been Grass, Psychic and now Dark
RoastedGravy: Poison was Grass until DPPt when they changed it to Psychic, then they changed it from Psychic to Dark in SwSh.
Chelseabagel: hahaha
Lucarr10: @RandomTrivia Dragon's haven't officially gone, but they haven't been printed recently
RandomTrivia: 1-prize wins feel just as sweet as winning on 1 life against burn
GredGredmansson: Ghost was Psychic as well
noSmokeFire: I can see it
Chelseabagel: yeah I would say Beej
Hadouken_lol_catz: slowking is 100% beej energy
RandomTrivia: @Lucarr10 Ah, thanks for clarifying :)
sendatou: Beej would be the mime
TheMightyTaylor: Did someone say Sudowoodo?
BrowneePoints: They haven't printed a Dragon type since the type changes but it's assumed it is removed as well
Koshindan: Beej would have wooper, imo.
Veraphage: Beej is Mr Rime
Earthenone: james would be some sort of wooper
Mysticman89: but magcargo
MadWolf1290: Adam is 100% Archine
Hexi_Lexi: Beej would have a Suddowoodo club :P
noSmokeFire: adam would have Drampa, the dragon grampa
dimensaur: james would have a magnemite
TacitusVigil: beej is either mr mime or ditto
dslucia: he plays POT OF GREED
RoastedGravy: Beej would be Delibird.
SmashTCG: I once Held the board down with one Prize left useing a Mega Lucario Ex
GredGredmansson: DragonGrandpa? Hope's Peak?
OnyxOblivion: what is GX
dispute3: Is Pokémon balanced
Earthenone: Generation Next
Lucarr10: GXs give up two prizes, but are slighty stronger
Earthenone: sorry, thats the yugioh answer
Showsni: I have a silly deck that gives the opponent's extra prizes. I've had the AI get up to 30 or so prizes left to take :D
BrowneePoints: So fun fact PokePowers used to work on the bench, until they made a Mantine with the ability Ripples, which allowed you to heal your pokemon
asddsa28: no and maybie
glowingnova: This isn't a stream I was expecting to see but it makes me so happy omg lrrWOW
JoeKim: it's very swingy
SmashTCG: @OnyxOblivion its the another form of Power cards that give up more prizes
JoeKim: as a game
Lucarr10: it was balanced, then TTGXs came along
RoastedGravy: @Earthenone You forgot to chill in the schoolyard first.
JoeKim: but it's balanced enough
Xafty: balance makes itself, thats what a meta is
SmashTCG: Ex, GX, Mega, and GMax
Ukon_Cairns: theres like, different tiers of balance, yeah? is that fair to say.
asddsa28: as time gos on its get more and more numbers
ranoras: thank you all for playing! it encouraged me to find my southern island promo set again
Xafty: @Ukon_Cairns yes
MWGNZ: avoid meta: main stunfisk
tahoebyker: Ben's avatar looks like a gym leader, while James's looks like James
Lucarr10: ADP Zac is pretty much a guaranteed turn 4 win
Showsni: @Ukon_Cairns They do ban things every now and then
GredGredmansson: I've heard there are 3 schools of balance, the Blizzard way, the Riot way, and the Valve way
RandomTrivia: There's usually a way to tech against dominant strategies, or even just target them directly with counter-plans
FullOfLiesAndBees: Unrelated: Ben's new setup looks great!
Moonspeak721: how balanced are the theme decks? are there some that are just better than others?
Greypelt: lrrSPOOP lrrSPOOP lrrSPOOP Pokémon!
gravitycannon: Ban's avatar looks like his character in ' We Must Go Deeper'
Showsni: @Moonspeak721 Definitely, some theme decks are way better
train_diskenth: Thing I like better about PTCG than Magic is that you get to build around certain Pokemon, not just archetypes
Lucarr10: Annoyingly, the best tech against ADP Zac at the moment is crushing hammer
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Lucarr10: you hope to draw one of 4 copies and hit heads
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OnyxOblivion: @gredgredmansson I believe the Blizzard way is making it up as you go along
NoTomToLose: That's not a 'leon, that's just an 'ander
Nukified: newer ones seem much stronger
withr: what is the copy limit in pokemon?
randomizedperson: 4.
Showsni: @Moonspeak721 Theme deck ladder lets you use any theme deck, even the old Heart Gold Soul Silver era ones. They are utter garbage :D
RandomTrivia: Oh there are still hammers? Cool
Chelseabagel: crushing hammer is the baneof my existence
MWGNZ: i really enjoy playing the deck ben's using right now
MegaDosX: Wow, coin flip land destruction? Yikes
Earthenone: some decks are better than others, but also weakness exists to help solve the meta a bit, like if charizard is op, play water decks
GredGredmansson: @OnyxOblivion Blizzard is the different groups take turns being the broken one
Josherm: Coin toss stone rain seabatTROG
SmashTCG: Meanwhile Mega Lucario EX just... Removes active pokemons energy
Electrodyne: mmmmm Hop
train_diskenth: Suddenly miss my Houndoom EX mill deck
mowdownjoe: Man, they banned Energy Removal back in the day.
SmashTCG: and deals 140
Fableist: is there a place you guys go to for decklist ideas? most of the places i used to go to are extreamly out of date as they mostly went off paper results
Hadouken_lol_catz: yay james got a point
Lucarr10: Limitless?
noSmokeFire: Lanturn control?
RandomTrivia: I mean, one reason I loved the FluffyChomp deck I played was having the primary attacker be a Hammer on legs
Lucarr10: I think they do online decklists
Showsni: @Moonspeak721 Some of the theme decks that are good are: this Dragonite one, the Empoleon one, both Garchomp ones, boith Charizard ones, the Rillaboom one, the Necrozma one, the Ampharos one
Jorge4hg: bonk the energy
Moonspeak721: @showsni good to know, thanks. i've thought about getting into this game for awhile but just never have.
Showsni: The Zacian one is okay too
OnyxOblivion: BONK goes the energy
devoidmelody: john egbert lookin ass
MegaDosX: !card really epic punch
LRRbot: Really Epic Punch [1G] | Sorcery | Target creature you control gets +2/+2 if it's a host or has augment. Then it fights target creature you don't control.
Awesem: Did someone say Big Golem Punch?
OnyxOblivion: Empoleon in meta? I might need to play this...
Ukon_Cairns: personally i was a fan of the crane game arms retrieving energy from your bin
r10pez10: "not til end of turn" yeah
Juliamon: BOP energy
Electrodyne: mmmmm Hop
GredGredmansson: Ride That Dilu Horse all day long
AlienNanobots: Oh weird, I was just re-watching that PPR yesterday
Showsni: @OnyxOblivion In theme deck challenge, yeah, the Empoleon Kyogre deck is really good
MegaDosX: Un-sets, baby!
Ritaspirithntr: Did i hear my favorite penguin?
Mr_Bitterness: Still one of the most glorious PPRs of all time
GredGredmansson: Unsets are how my interest in MTG was renewed
Thane1607: Its about time you guys abandoned MTG
withr: does pokemon have a if you don't have a bench pokemon you auto lose?
GredGredmansson: @withr yes
ShaneLeeAtk: !uptime
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Showsni: @OnyxOblivion It can hit for 120 turn two with Ambipom, and once Empoleon is set up it can destroy all the opponent's benched stage 1s before they can set up
RoastedGravy: When do we get PTCG on Friday Night Paper Fight?
MegaDosX: !updog
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RoastedGravy: Kappa
Lucarr10: getting benched is one of the loss conditions, yes
RandomTrivia: @RoastedGravy Oh man, that would be sweet
Lucarr10: !puptime
RoastedGravy: Can you draft PTCG?
ContingentCat: !updog
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Lucarr10: PTCG draft tends to be mostly cube
Earthenone: in the card game there is a limited format, but not in the APP
Showsni: @withr The three ways to lose are to have the opponent take all prizes, to have no Pokémon in play or to try and draw from an empty deck at the start of your turn
Greypelt: I’ve seen people draft it but it’s not intended for draft
Earthenone: i did a sealed at a prerelease a couple years back
Showsni: Sealed is more common than draft
Earthenone: my roommate got a busted mewtwo and had a 39 energy deck
Showsni: Preleases generally have special sealed packs - a pack of core cards that work well together, then you add some boosters
Chelseabagel: draft is usually just at GPs but it's not optimized for it
randomizedperson: Pokemon is horrible for draft apparently.
Lucarr10: Mewtwo 39 energy is the boring way out of pre-releases, drawing yourself out on the other hand...
RandomTrivia: FNPF could be 4-player round robin, as long as the matches don't take too long
RoastedGravy: I wish the NA PTCG had those half decks like Japan has.
RoastedGravy: Those are sweet.
TheWanderingNomad: Is this Pokemon and Chill or?
mowdownjoe: Ben's whipped out his Pokemon playlist, I see.
Lucarr10: Seeing as you need three specific cards in your deck to ever play Stage 2 cards, you can't really draft from random packs
Bengineering: Hope folks are having fun!
Fableist: the problem with pokemon draft is there are so many pokemon that require others to be able to play through evolving so you would end up with so many dead cards
RandomTrivia: We certainly are!
glowingnova: This is already a blast lrrHEART
Chelseabagel: @Bengineering we are <3
Phyrrist: It's great seeing y'all stream this, yeah!
Fableist: im loving this!
alexanderthefine: yesss it's finally time
Hadouken_lol_catz: pokemon remix Kreygasm
Chelseabagel: I just have yall on while I'm playing ladder
Showsni: One fun thing you can do in the game is "Deck Wizard" challenge. The Deck Wizard will use your entire collection to build a deck for you. It's pretty awful :D
Phyrrist: Oh, yeah it is, the Deck Wizard is a joke
randomizedperson: oh, packs to crack.
Lucarr10: I might have to go and remind myself just how bad it is to play against ADP Zac
Fableist: come on chonkychu
Showsni: Fun against someone else also using Deck Wizard, though
xythrogar: this stream might make me actually pick up pokemon
DeM0nFiRe: pls rainbow chonkachu, I bet my life savings on this
RandomTrivia: Big James!
Hexi_Lexi: big james!
Lucarr10: ugh
randomizedperson: Let's Go, Pikachu?
LordofBears94: wait a moment did I see warhammer stuff behind ben!?
Juliamon: Smelly energy
Lucarr10: removes special conditions
El_Funko: I think it stinks real good
Hadouken_lol_catz: its stinky
RandomTrivia: Woah
Snowcookies: PrideCute energy
MegaDosX: So it's permanent Aromatherapy
Hexi_Lexi: a-romantic energy? Kappa
Lucarr10: it's not the most exciting
Chelseabagel: SKIDDO
Juliamon: Skiddoooo
RandomTrivia: lrrGOAT
ContingentCat: PrideCute Aro energy just wants to be friends
GredGredmansson: EVOI
zombub: Everyone who's anyone loves Skiddo
Juliamon: Baby Wott
TheWanderingNomad: Man base HP just got so high
Lucarr10: WOTTER!!!
GhostValv: wot
Hexi_Lexi: trubbish my son!!!
glowingnova: YOOO
circusofkirkus: WHOA
train_diskenth: WOAH
GhostValv: :O
RandomTrivia: WOAH
Hadouken_lol_catz: woaaah
dimensaur: oooooo
Showsni: Rainbow rare Nessa!
innovativemethods: WOWWW
RandomTrivia: shiny!
train_diskenth: RR NESSA
Veraphage: PogChamp
mowdownjoe: NESSA
RoastedGravy: Woooooah
Snowcookies: nice
Juliamon: ayyyy
Chelseabagel: MY WIFE
GhostValv: :D
Fableist: woah! congrats
Hexi_Lexi: yooooooo
RoastedGravy: PogChamp
freshmaker__: YEAAAH
F1SHOR: wow that's shiny
Lucarr10: now that's a card I can get behind
robothehobo9: lrrHORN lrrHORN lrrHORN lrrHORN
Gaytanic_Panic: NICE
Gen2Gengar: So pretty :O
train_diskenth: GET THAT SLEEVE!!
circusofkirkus: hell yeah
MegaDosX: PridePaint PridePaint PridePaint
RandomTrivia: WOAH
Asrimal: PogChamp
Electrodyne: oooooo nice
ContingentCat: sergePrideLove sergePrideLove sergePrideLove sergePrideLove
DeM0nFiRe: PogChamp
randomizedperson: dang, $50?
imgpw: PogCha,p
GredGredmansson: What does Nessa do?
Gaytanic_Panic: NIIIIIIIIICE
AlienNanobots: Retire champion
imgpw: PogChamp
circusofkirkus: now rip it in half
mtvcdm: Wow, nice
Earthenone: a foil waifu!
RandomTrivia: Ca$h, right there
Hexi_Lexi: Poggifers my Doggifers!
later325: POG
Phyrrist: Man that Foiling looks rad
SnowBuddy18: KappaPride
RunningMonkeys: Nessa PridePog
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MWGNZ: PrideParty PrideParty PrideParty
ContingentCat: Nessa says gay rights nice
mtvcdm: An actual valuable card!
TheAinMAP: PridePaint sergeHolyMoly
GredGredmansson: neat
thehokeypokey: it only pays for the box if you sell it
Lucarr10: Nessa + Steelix though
TheTekkieman: Hurray for a droll
Chelseabagel: my wife!!!
shadowbow464: WAIFU TAX
Lemontartz: What game are those trainers from? They were also in the Twilight Wings short anime that was super good
Fableist: so does this mean your getting into paper pokemans as well?
GhostValv: streamer loot
Showsni: @Lemontartz Sword and Shield
train_diskenth: I used to have a collection of the Full Art trainers from before aaaa
Fableist: or the 400 dollar charizard
GredGredmansson: @Lemontartz the newest one, Sword and Shield
TheTekkieman: Ad roll AFTER the break *
Lucarr10: anothe wotter!
Moonspeak721: is there a specific energy type that is more associated with something similar to graveyard strategies from magic?
Crabspite: CHIME CHO
RoastedGravy: I am calling Chimecho Chime cho from now on.
Robot_Bones: an Auspicous Tone
fastlane250: is there a playlist for all these remixes? cause they slap
freshmaker__: Oh I thought it was Chime-echo
RandomTrivia: D'awwwww
Earthenone: @Moonspeak721 psychic tends to do graveyard shenanigans
MegaDosX: Call for Family is an adorable name for an ability
Snowcookies: nice
Lucarr10: Graveyard tends to be dark/Psychic I think
shadowbow464: VIKING
Moonspeak721: @Earthenone cool thanks
Hexi_Lexi: now james HAS to build the theme deck in paper
GredGredmansson: @MegaDosX I remember OG Bellsprout having that ability
drp3p3r77: James looks genuinely happy
Gaytanic_Panic: PLS no chokums
Snowcookies: I hope my points go to someone who needed these points
Showsni: Cramorant + Nessa combo
glowingnova: what a legend haha
randomizedperson: I want to build that.
Chelseabagel: I see a big shinyyyy
Lucarr10: Steelix is the better Nessa Partner, change my mind
GhostValv: I see big shiny too :)
RoastedGravy: Come on, chonk.
glowingnova: who is she
train_diskenth: I see another big shiny in our future
RoastedGravy: CHONK, PLS
circusofkirkus: i see a sliver of shiny
RandomTrivia: I see a shiny frame!
GredGredmansson: Cramorant's Japanese name is "U'u" and it's a brilliant pun
Electrodyne: Auspicious Tone!
RoastedGravy: PLEASE
Fr0Dough: Full art deez nutz
Chelseabagel: oooooo yaaaaaa
GhostValv: :)
glowingnova: woaaaaah gorgeous!!
RandomTrivia: Oh that is PRETTY
RoastedGravy: Awww
Hexi_Lexi: ooooh
Juliamon: Swordbaby
MegaDosX: See, that tracks
Snowcookies: oooh
BlooMilk: that looks dope
dimensaur: this box!
Lucarr10: one of in ADP Zac I think
Gaytanic_Panic: SWRD BOI
Chelseabagel: thats the FA
Earthenone: agislash hype
mowdownjoe: Nice! My blade!
chrono2x: That card looks so good
Showsni: Aegislash says no, Decidueye
RoastedGravy: That's a pretty dope card, though.
train_diskenth: FA too!!
freshmaker__: this is a stacked box
MegaDosX: Magcargo being good? That's bizarre. Aegislash being good? Uh huh, makes sense.
mtvcdm: Is James actually pulling value?
RandomTrivia: Sword ghost! Sword ghost!
GredGredmansson: "Uu" is the Japanese name for a Cormorant, and it is also the onomatopeoia for choking
Foxmar320: Is James just getting all the good pulls?
secretbranch: how is the pokemon foiling process? is curling an issue?
Moonspeak721: those reverse holo cards look pretty cool but they're sort of hard to read at a lot of angles
Lucarr10: "Standard Playable", ie. ADP uses it
randomizedperson: that's the full art print.
Chartle: can you imagine a mtg highly played standard card being a buck lmao
FortunaeRota: pokemon foils are so much better than mtg foils holy crap
Fableist: its almost like they make the cards more affordable
Koshindan: Do the foils bend at all?
SnowBuddy18: it costs 1% what the Magic equivalent would cost
TheMightyTaylor: Does anyone here know where to get codes?
dslucia: that is one pretty dang card
LaskoReadsComics: Its indicative of *standard* pokemon. Its not even remotely indicative of Pokemon as a whole anymore, speaking as someone who works in an LGS
solemn_storm: that's more like $7 for the full art
Loonatic93: All cards are playable, if you believe in yourself.
GhostValv: gogo spooky sword :)
Hadouken_lol_catz: makes you remember how bad magic card print quality have been
GredGredmansson: Is steel in the meta
DeM0nFiRe: GivePLZ GivePLZ GivePLZ
Chelseabagel: Pokemon Holos so good
MegaDosX: Quick, write it down!
mowdownjoe: FREE CODE!
wildflowersnow: Is LRR playing Pokémon TCG tonight or just cracking packs?
randomizedperson: just type it in.
electra310: Scratching lenticular ridges is the opposite of ASMR
Electrodyne: Energy
Showsni: @TheMightyTaylor You get one code card in each booster, but a lot of places sell just the codes - some sell the cards, and some just email the codes to you
Veraphage: hard mode
Hexi_Lexi: FREE CODE
solemn_storm: they've played some games and will prolly play more
Greypelt: lrrSPOOP lrrSPOOP lrrSPOOP
Lucarr10: @GredGredmansson not so much metal as Zacian V is a busted card
Juliamon: wildflowersnow Both
ContingentCat: plot twist James already claimed that one lrrBEEJ
iqballasaur: What's the best top loader and soft sleeves to get?
Chelseabagel: woooop
Forgotten_Lizard: WOOP WOOP
Scarbble: biiiiig woops
glowingnova: god Wooper is 11/10
GredGredmansson: tomScream
Lucarr10: I recognise this pack
Lucarr10: we had this earlier
Juliamon: Something for the Blitzles!
RandomTrivia: I always feel sad for Whismur
Snowcookies: cutie
Lucarr10: I say before the Zebstrika
PlainsZebra: Zebstrika, pog.
Electrodyne: Is LRR chat so nice that we all went "nah I'll let someone else claim the code"
RoastedGravy: Look for dem rocks.
odocoelus: I miss the Fairy type.
Lucarr10: "Do the wave"
GredGredmansson: "Gnaw"
GhostValv: :)
RandomTrivia: @Electrodyne I would expect nothing less
glowingnova: GayPride GayPride GayPride GayPride GayPride GayPride GayPride GayPride
Snowcookies: I'd display that
mtvcdm: Not a Chonkachu but still huge.
Juliamon: OK so is that it?
Gaytanic_Panic: justam1PRIDE justam1PRIDE justam1PRIDE justam1PRIDE justam1PRIDE justam1PRIDE justam1PRIDE
RandomTrivia: Geo Hunt
randomizedperson: yeah, bulk rare.
DarkMorford: That's a good lookin' gym leader Kappa
ContingentCat: kathle3PRISM kathle3PRISM kathle3PRISM
Loonatic93: GEOSTORM!!!!!!!
chrono2x: That was all of the packs
RoastedGravy: I can't believe I lost 40k points. Kappa
Earthenone: time for high teir play with james on comentary?
Showsni: Did you make sure you looked up the Full Art version of Aegislash V when you were looking up the price?
Electrodyne: Welcome to Packs North 2021
noSmokeFire: a won a whole 14 points!
Xavorin: I won 69 points. Nice.
MadWolf1290: @Diabore how *many* points do you have?
xVeinFirex: 121.4k ftw benginDab
Snowcookies: Congrats, I hope someone uses my 50k points better than I did
FortunaeRota: easiest 3k points profit
mtvcdm: The funny thing about the polls is the points aren't *going away*, they're just being redistributed.
Greypelt: Water / grass ... you mean Simic? >.>
Greypelt: lrrSPOOP
ContingentCat: predictions seem like an actually good use of channel points
Chelseabagel: expanded is modern essentially
OnyxOblivion: did they ever make a good Flareon deck?
randomizedperson: Expanded is BW1-on. Legacy is HGSS1-BW11.
El_Funko: WheeLRR is a very good name
OnyxOblivion: or even a good Flareon card?
Chelseabagel: expanded is the bessssssst
train_diskenth: Expanded is amazing
Showsni: @OnyxOblivion The one that deals more damage for each Pokémon in the discard was decent
zombub: I love that unaltered precons are a format in Pokemon TCG and I think other TCGs should follow suit
Hexi_Lexi: omfg WheeLRR is a strong username
Lucarr10: They recently banned Shaymin, so Expanded might be worth looking at again
RandomTrivia: Oh no, are we getting DONKed?
train_diskenth: Plus maybe the only deck I have is from BW era xD
randomizedperson: wait, a Donk?
TheMyrMan: @Lucarr10 Expanded is a lot of fun atm
GredGredmansson: well, rip cottonee
votojak: see, i remember when pokemon catcher didn't need a coin flip
rzrdrgn: Wheelers deck is so much fun
Lucarr10: I'm not sure what I'd run in expanded though
Fableist: expanded lets me play my old camerupt deck!
Chelseabagel: expanded is my fave but I've been playing Standard to test for players cup
Showsni: Having to Professor's Research away half your Rillabooms and your Rod hurts
zombub: Attack: "Aggressive hug"
RandomTrivia: Cottonee just wants hugs
Hexi_Lexi: but Oko is a MtG card Kappa
Lucarr10: *OHKO
baronsamedi23: passimian the popcorn please
SmashTCG: Wait
fastlane250: if you cant attacK, might as well attacH. Kappa
chrono2x: I bet you could get some cards at a grocery store
Simbionis: Put in the codes and open those james!
SmashTCG: ETB's are onsale again?
DeM0nFiRe: Go get more! Run back the rainbow chonkachu bet lol
SmashTCG: i wanted to get one
GhostValv: fetches sirs?
TheWanderingNomad: ARe there Targets in Canada?
Showsni: The latest Sword and Shield theme decks have heavy hitting attackers, though they aren't as synergistic as some of the other decks
SmashTCG: but they were OUT
Fableist: just buy a tone of pack codes online?
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niccus: how much store credit do you need to cash in for off-hour purchases
Earthenone: sadly my lgs i had store credit at closed down so im out the money :(
randomizedperson: Pokemon Legacy is probably cheaper to play in paper than online.
Koshindan: lrrGREED
icefinch: greed
Snowcookies: TheWanderingNomad: not anymore
GredGredmansson: greed play ends the game too soon
JCMaxw3ll: do it for the vine
Hadouken_lol_catz: always play pot of greed
Hexi_Lexi: g r e e d
RandomTrivia: wheelerGreed
fastlane250: lrrGREED
Showsni: Takle PokéKid and get a Grookey
neoshingundam: is this an official game or a mod for TabletopSimulator? lrrARROW
RandomTrivia: I mean, Poke Kid has the more adorable art
Chelseabagel: lmao
glowingnova: @neoshingundam official!
GhostValv: greed or lose
Electrodyne: mmmmm Hop
Lucarr10: PTCGO is an official game
Koshindan: Greed, play to win, not to lose less.
Twilight_Spark: Well this is just silly.
mowdownjoe: A boat is a boat, but the mystery box could be anything! It could even be a boat!
Earthenone: which ben is which?
Koshindan: Which Ben is which?
MadWolf1290: spicy prediction
Juliamon: Yes
withr: which ben is th e prediction?
KaleidoscopeMind: i was hoping the predictions would be that
laikagoat: the vote zoeyDuck zoeyDuck zoeyDuck
GredGredmansson: Wheeler is WheeLRR
Randoplh: how to you win in pokemontcg?
Juliamon: It's a dead heat
OnyxOblivion: can we rename James to Ben
icefinch: go ben\
GredGredmansson: can we rename all 3 bruce
Hadouken_lol_catz: cmon ben you got this
F1SHOR: #teamben
baronsamedi23: 69k nice
Showsni: @Randoplh The three ways to lose are to have the opponent take all prizes, to have no Pokémon in play or to try and draw from an empty deck at the start of your turn
randomizedperson: kill 6 things, kill all of your opponents things, mill opponent.
Hexi_Lexi: nice 69k
ninjim84: heya @F1SHOR
Coogrr: Is that a one sided wheel?
baronsamedi23: seabatCHOICE
TheWanderingNomad: @Showsni - Oh so Prize cards are still a thing? Is it still six random cards from your deck?
Masslost: James is actively looking for real packs to open lol
Lucarr10: one sided wheel is just a staple
F1SHOR: benginHi benginHi
Showsni: Coins are the free currency, you can grind for them
RandomTrivia: WAT
RandomTrivia: That happened
Field94: lrrFINE
randomizedperson: Theme Decks have codes for them if you buy them IRL.
Lucarr10: ancestral recall is a bad card by the way
glowingnova: d o d g e
circusofkirkus: proof that bad things happen to good people
train_diskenth: You can buy theme decks IRL
GredGredmansson: hipo-OW-don
RunningMonkeys: The irl theme decks have codes in them I think
Showsni: You can also get boosters by beating the AI
Fableist: there is no way to put real money into the game outside of codecards
Electrodyne: buy a theme deck at Target
RandomTrivia: Stupid ball of cotton!
TheWanderingNomad: *Nuzlocke flashbacks* OH GOD NO Get the hippo away frome me!
Hexi_Lexi: lrrFINE
Earthenone: yeah, you could also buy the deck irl then put in code for it
Juliamon: I'm calling Ulmer as pink and Wheeler as blue, now that it's closed
SWPilgrim: You can also buy the code for the theme decks online for like $5
Forgotten_Lizard: Ben is SO lucky on coins tonight
Earthenone: if you really want to spend cash on them
amative1: @Juliamon even though Ulmer is the blue player and Wheeler is the red one?
Twilight_Spark: Non-specific Pokemon Center lady who is not Nurse Joy? My entire childhood was a lie.
train_diskenth: Well bus, I just downloaded the client again
code1300: U can buy unspent code cards
Juliamon: amative1 You don't want it to be too easy
Fableist: you can buy the theme decks irl for like 20 bucks here
baronsamedi23: did we pick the wrong horse?
Showsni: You also get a bunch of boosters if you fully clear the AI challenge
FrozenRoseFour: Aside from the app, are there any good sources when it comes to learning how to play?
RealGamerCow: I have NO idea what is happening
Lucarr10: The cheapest way to do it is grind theme tourneys
Showsni: For sure, if you want to get a collection in game, buy just the codes from a site, then trade the in game packs
Lucarr10: which is free
Lucarr10: packs from tournaments are tradable
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harmsyy: asd
ArgentumFlare: Are they doing any explanation of the game as they play, or would I have to go watch the VOD to understand whats happening?
Snowcookies: congrats
GredGredmansson: !uptime
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RandomTrivia: @ArgentumFlare They didn't do a "this is how to play" segment, there are better places online to find that
Lucarr10: It's like magic, the basics are simple, and then you start looking at the META
Hexi_Lexi: !updog
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Showsni: @ArgentumFlare I don't think they are. Basically, though, Pokémon have health (in the top right), you deal damage with attacks (once a turn), and you need energy on the Pokémon to use attacks (can attach one energy a turn)
Showsni: @ArgentumFlare You win wwhen you KO six
Seagulyus: ArgentumFlare think of it like magic but pokemon. you have on main mon at a time and a bench. your main can cast abilities listed on the card only by having the correct amount of energy on them. KO all of an opponent's mons or collect all 6 prize cards to win
ArgentumFlare: Thanks folks
baronsamedi23: breyaYeah breyaYeah breyaYeah
Koshindan: I see Green decks still ramp.
I_Am_Clockwork: something something green ramp
OnyxOblivion: Blessings Of Fluff is what it's called when Ben brings home the dog.
Lucarr10: Green does have the best consistent ramp
I_Am_Clockwork highfives @Koshindan
randomizedperson: I don't believe there's any cards that are a rules nightmare in Pokemon.
Koshindan: benginFingers @I_Am_Clockwork
Seagulyus: ArgentumFlare also you can swap on your turn but you need to pay the retreat cost. trainer cards and items are your spell cards
Lucarr10: in terms of pure speed though, metal actually has some of the best acceleration at the moment
azninsect: dammmmm...age
OnyxOblivion: @Lucarr10 that's some kinda ironic
Lucarr10: I say, asserting that Dark Patch is the best form of acceleration
GhostValv: sudowoodo waving goodbye to existence
freshmaker__: for the coin flip cards, do they actually flip coins in paper, or do they roll dice or something? Coin flips always seem a little more skletchy to me.
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baronsamedi23: so what is the life totals?
Electrodyne: 4-6
GredGredmansson: @freshmaker__ decks come with plastic coins
Lucarr10: @freshmaker__ dice are usually acceptable
Showsni: @randomizedperson Then you haven't seen the card "Chaos Gym"
baronsamedi23: ah TY
Showsni: @randomizedperson Which reads "Whenever a player plays a Trainer card other than a Stadium card, he or she flips a coin. If heads, that player plays that card normally. If tails, the player can't play that card. If the card isn't put into play, the player's opponent may use that card instead, if he or she does everything required in order to play that card (like discarding cards). Either way, the card goes to its owner's discard pile."
BrowneePoints: Grass decks are known for utility an d status conditions
RandomTrivia: "If an opponent dies, you take a prize!" - Wheeler
freshmaker__: @GredGredmansson oh i know boxes come with coins, I was wondering if they were actually used in tournaments.
baronsamedi23: meds reminder for those who may need it
randomizedperson: wow.
Mysticman89: I love winning my own cards
freshmaker__: @Lucarr10 cool ty. idk if its actually a thing but coin flips seem like they could be less random if it isn't flipped super well.
RandomTrivia: In competitive play you'll often see players stop for a moment when tutoring for the first time, to work out what is prized and if it changes their gameplan
dimensaur: James is hooked
until_may: Ill play any of you guys right now! love this gamne haha
Lucarr10: and by a moment, you mean a good 2 mins
Vn497: Ok Rillaboomer
CosmicDuctTape: I just came back from dinner, what was James' great card?
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NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: This stream just reminded me, I should probably order stuff from my LGS
RandomTrivia: Well, an optimistic "moment"
GredGredmansson: @CosmicDuctTape Rainbow Nissa
Earthenone: james got a waifu rare nissa
RandomTrivia: *Nessa
SmashTCG: >accidently Prizes all of your GX cards
GredGredmansson: Nessa yes
Fableist: love seeing them looking through their deck then conceding when they realise that somehow all their multuple wincons are prized
Showsni: Rillaboom has so much HP for a theme deck card. Doesn't even get one shot by MEteor Assaut
Lucarr10: Nissa, Nessa, what's the difference
randomizedperson: boop. 10 damage.
GredGredmansson: this is not MTG
CosmicDuctTape: ooooh, so a rainbow, at least
GredGredmansson: Nissa is Green and Nessa is Blue
Robot_Bones: This was how Rillaboom got banned in the TCG as well as Online Battling
innovativemethods: SirFetched is such a cool pokemon!
Bratmon: This mechanic feels like it was ante at one point, then they walked it back.
Lucarr10: it's not MTG, but it is magic (kind of)
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RandomTrivia: The difference is that Nissa is a search term that google will NOT redirect to where you want
tiny_imps: decking in this game is real fear
Electrodyne: Zarude - Sandstream?
Showsni: The Snorlax is weak to his deck, at least :D
randomizedperson: that's the break.
Fableist: there are a few mill decks out there
SmashTCG: Magnificent Diglette
Fableist: there is a toxicitry that nearly milled me out this morning
freshmaker__: determined diglett
Koshindan: James is definitely a Diglett. They both dig a lot.
mrkobans: DXFTNF
RandomTrivia: That Diglett has a statue of themself to stand in front of
Lucarr10: mill decks aren't too common, but drawing too much absolutely is
Showsni: They did just ban a card that reads "mill both players 3"
TheMightyTaylor: I just found my old Shiftry/Zoroark deck online. That thing was a lot of fun
train_diskenth: Night March (the old Mad Party) players usually just have ~10 cards after T1
I_Am_Clockwork: so in the TCG they combined Fighting and ground?
Showsni: To give you an idea how they feel about mill
electra310: What does it mean to deck yourself? I get a great mental image of punching yourself in the face but I suspect that is wrong
Greypelt: New Friday Nights - Pokémon Night >.>
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olkiswerve: I guess you could say this deck... rocks?
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Showsni: @I_Am_Clockwork And Rock
GredGredmansson: @I_Am_Clockwork yeah the did that for a few types. Ice is conflated with Water, and Poison with Dark
StageMgrRob: Ben, do you get more prizes if you also KO a benched pokemon?
Seagulyus: electra310 to run out of cards in your library/deck
RandomTrivia: @StageMgrRob You get the same number
train_diskenth: Any KO will get you a prize
Showsni: @StageMgrRob You get the same one prize for KOing a benched
Earthenone: dig gang!
electra310: @Seagulyus That makes sense, thanks!
kokotiu: dang havent seen playing pokemon since 1998
randomizedperson: or 2 or 3 in some cases.
RandomTrivia: (unless you KO a Pokemon-Ex or GX or V or whatever it is now that gives double prizes when KO'd)
glowingnova: This makes me wanna play more haha
StageMgrRob: So if you KO the active3 pokemon and a benched one you get two prizes or just one?
Hexi_Lexi: game dos? any relation to gary dos?
Electrodyne: or a Tag Team for 3
train_diskenth: Yes
Showsni: @RandomTrivia Also Tag Teams and VMax, which give up three prizes each
fcloud: wow those avatars
baronsamedi23: so which pre diction win?
SunsetLaw: is this game getting updated?
Seagulyus: StageMgrRob it should be 1 per ko unless the card states otherwise
DarkTarconis: FYI, I wasn't sure, but I think he opened the alt art Aegislash V, which is worth more than $1.5, looks like its around $7 on tcgplayer
olkiswerve: tempted to play this game but I spend so much money on magic already
Bratmon: Tails never fails.
StageMgrRob: Okay. Thanks.
Lucarr10: 2 prizes are ex, EX, GX and V, 3 prizes are just Tag Team GXs and VMaxs
SmashTCG: dont forget Vmax an Gmax
SmashTCG: yeah
GredGredmansson: those are a ton of letters
ThePixelSavage: failed
Showsni: @DarkTarconis Yes, it was definitely the Full Art
SmashTCG: @LoadingReadyRun i dont get it, Why is it Vmax
icefinch: so you could get 6 prizes in 1 turn?
RandomTrivia: Game's come a long way since I slapped Silver Bangle onto a Garchomp to crush EXs
SmashTCG: and not Gmax like in game
Fableist: theres also cards like adp that has an ability to increase the prizes you take from every ko
baronsamedi23: how much is it?
tiny_imps: what is it?
Showsni: James, the Aegislash V you opened was the Full Art, not the regular one, so it should be worth more
GhostValv: rainbow nessa
glowingnova: Rainbow Nessa, like $48?
circusofkirkus: he ordered 4
RandomTrivia: I don't believe you James
Lucarr10: he only ordered 2
Bobtheninjagoldfish: Oh Bollocks. I forgot about this.
Chelseabagel: I do not believe you @james_lrr
randomizedperson: A few boxes later....
amative1: He *didn't* order 3... LRR ordered 3.
ThePixelSavage: that "starting a new TCG" itch ....
RandomTrivia: @amative1 Ah yes, the "business expense" LUL
randomizedperson: yeah, write it off as a business expense.
Chelseabagel: ADP? sure is
Lucarr10: ADP Zac? Can I just repeat... ugh
train_diskenth: Oh my, just opened my old TCGO account, all my decks are not legal anymore cause there has been a bunch of bans xD
DeM0nFiRe: So you guys are gonna do a PPR for the next pokemon set, right?
Showsni: There's the regular art, the full art and the rainbow art - yours looks like the full art
GredGredmansson: wait
randomizedperson: welcome to Power Creep.
GredGredmansson: are you saying they put 3 gods on 1 card?
amative1: @Graham_LRR @ThingsOnMyStream keep an eye out for random Business Expenses from James
RandomTrivia: We also had no idea how Oko got printed, so...
Fableist: i bought the league deck version and even the powered down version of the deck is busted
Chelseabagel: Thats Lucario Melmetal with the damage reduction
zacthesomniac: poker mon
Lucarr10: Melcario is actually reasonably fair, compared to ADP Zac
RandomTrivia: LUL Wheeler
asddsa28: XD
Earthenone: back in my day we used Defender
Lucarr10: *Metal Frying Pan
kokotiu: lol
innovativemethods: Back in my day, we used a Defender+!
randomizedperson: I don't believe that ever worked.
mowdownjoe: I actually remember Metal Chanset.
Earthenone: 20 damage reduction, one turn
BrowneePoints: Welp, thanks for making me feel old WHeeler
MegaDosX: !card great ball
LRRbot: Can't find any card by that name
MegaDosX: LRRbot pls
Nuurgle: Metal Energy? That didn't exist in MY Pokemon
Showsni: Use Scoop Up on Chansey, heal all the damage
Lucarr10: Acerola >Scoop up
amative1: Back in my day, we put our unsleeved foil Charizards on the asphalt, and we LIKED IT
randomizedperson: Inb4 the Wailord stall shows up.
GredGredmansson: samesies!
RandomTrivia: @amative1 Ahhhh why would you type that
BrowneePoints: Metal Energy was introduced VERY quickly in the TCG
KartoffelKaiser: My experience with pokemon TCG is that *rad* Gameboy game
tiny_imps: metal got added in the 5th set
Lucarr10: Wailord Stall was fun while it lasted
Ukon_Cairns: like, i understand that videogame and tcg powerlevels arent related, but feels like making a card thats the embodiment of time, space, and pokegod did not have much room to not be entirely broken in half
Hadouken_lol_catz: i think i still have my surfing pikachu card from like 94
Scarbble: wheeler's in the MILtank
Jigokuro: I still have 3 Shining Charizards in a box somewhere...
rogerivany: Wheeler a water type?
SmashTCG: I like that Dragon Types are just Hybid 2 energys
amative1: @Jigokuro you should look at selling those =D
Draynus: I'm feeling nostalgic for the original Pokemon TCG gameboy color game now
Showsni: And here comes the Rillaboom
amative1: @Draynus same
ElementalAlchemist: The GBC game was so good
Bobtheninjagoldfish: I remember woking in a store when the TCG came out and helped a kid build the haymaker deck, before it became the winning netdeck.
Juliamon: Metal came in in Neo (or whatever it was called if it was renamed in the US, I only ever bought JP cards)
MegaDosX: Good joke streamer
Chelseabagel: I'm playing expanded now
azninsect: god i remember the first edition of the game....and the 2 GBC versions, one of them was never released here :(
GhostValv: it's coming rilla...soon
Showsni: You forgot to attach an energy this turn
Hexi_Lexi: boo this man!
UWDJohn: Got here late. Has anybody made the 'This new Kaldheim set sure looks weird,' joke yet?
RandomTrivia: Didn't the Jungle Dugtrio only have 90HP? What year is it?!
kokotiu: red blue yellow ?
randomizedperson: remember when Kabutops had 60 hp on a stage 2?
Lucarr10: 90 is very low for a stage 1
RandomTrivia: @UWDJohn Surprisingly, I don't think so
GredGredmansson: @UWDJohn Adam DID open Galarian Meowth
ThePixelSavage: @UWDJohn no, you are really the first one in here coming up with it just now. go ahead.
amative1: inb4 LRR pivots from MTG to PTCG
MegaDosX: OK boomer
TacitusVigil: ok boomer
ContingentCat: since seeing that art of what dugtrio looks like under the ground I can't help but imagine it every time I see it
MegaDosX: @GredGredmansson ...Adam?
circusofkirkus: LRR contains multitude
RandomTrivia: Por que no les dos?
Showsni: Just out everything on Maractus. Go all in on coin flips
UWDJohn: Man! This new Kaldheim set sure looks weird! Amirite?
Chelseabagel: lmao
Hexi_Lexi: por que no los dos
azninsect: TWO things?! such talent
Hadouken_lol_catz: 2 things PogChamp
RandomTrivia: LRR IS a variety stream, after all!
AlienNanobots: boooo
RandomTrivia highfives Hexi_Lexi
OnyxOblivion: Still waiting on that second Legends Of Runeterra second stream, Wheeler!!
rogerivany: 2 things at once? Sorcery
GredGredmansson: @MegaDosX yes, lrrADAM
r10pez10: >game changer
GredGredmansson: FUCK.
Xavorin: UWDJohn 10/10 good joke. lrrBEEJ
GredGredmansson: I DID IT AGAIN
Ukon_Cairns: little did we know, there was an 11th realm on kaldheim and apparently it was the Galar region miasShrug
Fableist: any chance of a lrr prerelease stream for the next set?
tiny_imps: pokemon is just playing with reserve list cards but all the creatures are bears that turn into Shivan dragon
Chelseabagel: opening pokemon cards never gets old tbh and I played magic for 10b years
GredGredmansson: lrrADAM lrrJAMES
kokotiu: got the same with digimon
MegaDosX: @GredGredmansson I'm getting flashbacks to the M20 PPR when Cameron called Adam James
RandomTrivia: I dunno, I would love to see some random Goat Format Yugioh
Zerokilla2: Should buy some evo boxes to relive the ultimate childhood feels
ANeMzero: Pokemon has the benefit of you can recognize some of the stuff on the cards, while still not knowing all the cards.
Showsni: Could you try a Deck Wizard match? Let the Deck Wizard build a random deck for each of you, and play against each other with them
zombub: The thing about Pokemon is that you already have an attachment to the characters
chrono2x: Pokemon Preprerelease would be wild to see
circusofkirkus: James just wants to show off his rainbow Nessa on camera some more
ThePixelSavage: yeah question is if Hasbro/WotC are cool and if they allow for a channel like yours to promote another TCG and keep you as close as they do at the same time
LordofBears94: do you guys remember Digimon? I know they have a brand new tcg that came out
GredGredmansson: @MegaDosX i haven't confused the two since when i first started watching LRR
ContingentCat: such a hard sell for those two
mtvcdm: The Pokemon have cultural cache beyond that of simply being collectable playing cards. Even if the card is bad, if you like the Pokemon you're still jazzed.
RandomTrivia: ^
Hexi_Lexi: LRR should play some non heard of TCG
UWDJohn: @xavorin Thanks! Remember to tip your waitstaff.... I'll see myself out.
Lucarr10: Which worlds format should we get them to run :thinking:
Showsni: @ThePixelSavage They can use just the Pokémon cards WotC made, then :D
Juliamon: Weiss Schwarz when
Chelseabagel: max 2 I think
RandomTrivia: Redekai LRR stream when?
Lucarr10: FFTCG? Keyforge?
Earthenone: i would love a show where its just James learns a next TCG every show
RandomTrivia: lrrBEEJ
kokotiu: feels nostalgic llike back in teh 90-2000's all the new tcgs
LordofBears94: @juliamon been needs to play that then
MegaDosX: *writes down Counterspell*
Lucarr10: F&B?
Greypelt: Keyforge next ?
LordofBears94: beej*
Gen2Gengar: They did Keyforge several times
randomizedperson: where's Rare Candy when you need it?
Fableist: i think yall would probably get a bit of a kick out of yugioh tbh. the price of tcgs often limits you to one but they are all pretty fun to get into
Hexi_Lexi: Card Fight Vanguard when?
Earthenone: they did a few forgeing keys
Mysticman89: getting hooked on on TCG seems like a big financial commitment, never mind getting hooked on all of them
withr: flesh and blood?
Bobtheninjagoldfish: BOBNAR!
ninjim84: Fang house!
Kreiseler: brobnar!
Electrodyne: Hero Realms
Bratmon writes down "cards"
PrancerInflatableReindeer: gwent is best after mtg =(
LordofBears94: if you remember Digimon that game is super fun honestly
Skudd: I still wish there was a way to play Final Fantasy TCG digitally. It seems like a game I'd enjoy digitally.
tiny_imps: @LoadingReadyRun Have you thought about doing a pokemon cube
Koshindan: Hopefully they create the Keyforge app so I can actually play it.
Xavorin: @Hexi_Lexi honestly, I'd be down for that.
GredGredmansson: yeah aren't those decks randomly generated and named?
Lucarr10: I don't remember fang...?
ThePixelSavage: @PrancerInflatableReindeer *Thor face* ... is it though?
noSmokeFire: Fang House you're on double secret probation!
MegaDosX: Neat!
GredGredmansson: i'll need to look up one of those episodes
r10pez10: is the tcg pokemon
Nuurgle: pretty sure Keyforge is already dead
Max_Mckayful: Oh, lol, thought this was going to be the Gameboy Game, haha. Still .. neat stream!
ThePixelSavage: damn Ben ... always with the spoils!
Loonatic93: How about some TCG Badness?
until_may: its a holo duhh
DarkMorford: A LRR TCG? Kappa
GredGredmansson: I still love that Farfetch'd finally got an evolution
Hexi_Lexi: @Xavorin ive only seen Vanguard from a distance, but it seems interesting at a glance
Lucarr10: TCG Goodness... turns out to just be Halqifibrax
Greypelt: Foil duck lrrSPOOP lrrSPOOP lrrSPOOP
niccus: there are so many dead farfetch'ds
PMAvers: *coughs and mumbles something about shipping tracking numbers and card games*
BlooMilk: THICC
kokotiu: is this like mtgo where you cna trade or mtga where you can only build your collection?
Showsni: @Max_Mckayful Yeah, for some reason twitch retired the Pokémon TCGO game they used to have
Juliamon: It's a solid muscle duck
GhostValv: :O
Mysticman89: All muscle
Jigokuro: Wat
Scarbble: damn boy, he thicc
DeM0nFiRe: That is not a good BMI
AlienNanobots: dense boi
Chelseabagel: does that include the sword
innovativemethods: welcome to pokedex stats, ben!
Koshindan: I don't think the Pokemon gets to choose when it retires.
SpiffGames: he DENSE
Nuurgle: weight includes the armor
StoneSteal: Its a big leek
SmashTCG: very Dense lance
rzrdrgn: thicc ducc
SnowBuddy18: DUMMY THICC
tahoebyker: Chonky!
Ukon_Cairns: Muscle Duck
azninsect: big boy
azninsect: dummy thicc
fastlane250: das a hevy boi
randomizedperson: It's probably muscle.
KartoffelKaiser: look the measurments make absolutely no sense in pokemon
RandomTrivia: Thicc ducc
revhologram: duck is dense AF
MegaDosX: What is that shield made of, depleted uranium?
noSmokeFire: BEEFY
Showsni: That's why he can't fly
GredGredmansson: FUN FACT: in the games proper, you get Sirfetch'd by having your Farfetch'd crit 3 times in one fight
votojak: pokemon sizes are kinda nonsense tbh
the_pallid_mask: HE DENSE
amative1: CHONK
TacitusVigil: farfetch'd carries its own garnish
UWDJohn: meters?
flamewave7: muscles for days
Jorge4hg: Chonky boy
tiny_imps: Big Chungus
azninsect: he CHONK
azkovo: thicc ducck
Loonatic93: Dat Duck has some BMI issues.
Skudd: That is one dense duck
videogameprotagonist: thats pokemon for you
HalcyonPrime9: don't ask questions
RandomTrivia: Such chonk
KartoffelKaiser: Moltress is hot enough to incinerate the world, don't worry about it
Ukon_Cairns: muscle is heavy james
Showsni: How much does the hippo weigh>
Max_Mckayful: @Showsni Good info, thanks!
noSmokeFire: I love watching people learn how much sirfetch'd weighs
Greypelt: Thicccc duck lrrSPOOP lrrSPOOP
DeM0nFiRe: lmao
Electrodyne: Dukky Thicc
MadWolf1290: Pokemon's bio stats make NO GODDAMN SENSE
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tiny_imps: julesHmm julesHmm julesHmm julesHmm julesHmm
Snowcookies: wow
LordofBears94: peKING duck
Hexi_Lexi: the clap of Sir Fetch'd's ass cheeks
Chelseabagel: \hes mad eof leaves1
GhostValv: it's all grass :)
azninsect: geeeeez
dimensaur: that's a big duck
jkoon78076: have you seen how much a wailord weighs????
Grusommegeir: that duck is a tank
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innovativemethods: @Dog_of_Myth THANK YOU
kokotiu: big fat duck
Chelseabagel: HE'S MADE OF LEAVES
Bobtheninjagoldfish: DAT DUCK IS SWOLE
Showsni: How much does Hippowdon weigh?
azninsect: these stats
noSmokeFire: does rillaboom's weight include the drums?
Nuurgle: Rillaboom is Adam sized
FrozenRoseFour: Does the height involve the sword?
randomizedperson: Meanwhile: Pikachonk is ???.? lbs.
Fableist: trying to punch that duck must be like punching a wall
MegaDosX: Fun fact, it isn't well known, but Sirfetch'd's leek is actually made from material from a neutron star
Earthenone: weigh the hippo you cowards
chrono2x: Honestly 198 is super light for 7 feet tall
Greypelt: Chonky duck boi
TacitusVigil: thicc ducc
brainbosh: If he weighs less than a duck.....Not a Witch!!!
niccus: the people setting the height and the people setting the weight are absolutely not in talking terms
fry_dx: Wailord is lighter than helium, meanwhile
innovativemethods: @HalcyonPrime9 All of the pokedex entries sound like they were made up by a ten year old.
Hexi_Lexi: putting the King in Peking Duck
GredGredmansson: I love the fan theory that all Pokedex entries are written by random kids that caught the Pokemon
BrowneePoints: most starters are 5'10"
Jigokuro: 5'7"
Chelseabagel: big boi'
MegaDosX: That one tracks
randomizedperson: meanwhile, Furret is 5'11" despite being a Ferret.
BrowneePoints: err 5'7"*
GredGredmansson: The Galar Fossilmon lends credence to that
circusofkirkus: it's all in the foiling
MegaDosX: Depleted uranium shield, clearly
GredGredmansson: the8bitWalk
noSmokeFire: that sounds really light for a hippo
Mysticman89: what does snorlax weigh?
fcloud: i just...i can't get around this duck
I_Am_Clockwork: that's actually pretty light for a hippo
Skudd: That duck is dense enough to have its own gravitational pull
MegaDosX: Bulbapedia has Hippowdon as 6'7"
RandomTrivia: The fact that Charizard is 5'7" doesn't make me, a 6'3" guy, want to ride one any less
Ukon_Cairns: 260 pounds of pure duck muscle
Goblinsinsuits: beedril is three feet tall and 65 pounds.... for a bee
SmashTCG: :postThisFurret:
BrowneePoints: No no Charizard is 5'7" most of the starters are
redyounglink: In pokemon you can't get around a small shrub.
withr: snorlax is like 450 kg
Scarbble: "i can't get around this duck!" -ben, now
Duwani1: 1/2 ton
chrono2x: Really, why is Rillaboom only 90KG?!
MegaDosX: "I lived, bitch" - that Rillaboom, probably
GredGredmansson: @RandomTrivia "I want to ride into battle against my enemies, not hang out with it on the sofa!"
Duwani1: a ton is 2000 pounds
Showsni: For non Americans, Sirfetch'd is 0.8 m tall and weighs 117.0 kg
RandomTrivia: @GredGredmansson Once again I ask "why not both?"
Hexi_Lexi: "i cant get around this duck" nobody can with how dummy thicc it is
randomizedperson: Furret is roughly 6 feet long. (there is actually a plush that is that big)
Juliamon: well, it's not *metric*
freshmaker__: a metric ton or an imperial ton?
Mysticman89: I also thought a ton was a 100. what kind of imperial madness
Nuurgle: Ben meant a metric ton Kappa
GredGredmansson: the8bitWalk the8bitWalk the8bitWalk the8bitWalk the8bitWalk the8bitWalk
KartoffelKaiser: Silly ben, thinking that imperial units would make any sense at all Kappa
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SmashTCG: you could say... its a ton
MegaDosX: A metric ton is 1,000kg, which is 2,200lb-ish
Moonspeak721: see it would make sense if a ton was 1000 and that's how you know it's not
PrancerInflatableReindeer: what you're thinking of is a shit-ton. it's only half
Chelseabagel: ayyyy
Loonatic93: A tonne is 1000 Kilograms, which is roughly 2200 lbs.
LithelyUnshod: A Metric tonne is 1000 KG
AlucardMarkov: How big are these blades of grass of these pokemon can sneak up on us if we walk by them
Hexi_Lexi: F A T D U C K
Ukon_Cairns: measuring things in increments of 10s, 100s, and 1000s? who would do that
redyounglink: We use metric but not for humans.
Dog_of_Myth: Good joke streamer. :)
Skudd: We use metric anywhere measurements are important, but use whatever for informal measurements.
tiny_imps: Wait did say Galarian Farfetch'd was 90 lbs
Showsni: Same in the UK. We use miles, pints, stones, metres, grams and centigrade...
BrowneePoints: @LoadingReadyRun So compared to literally the rest of the starters, Torterra and Serperior are MASSIVE
GredGredmansson: It's telling that the only measurement the USA uses that is decimal based is money
SuperNoeBros: in real life a beef cow bull weighs about 1 ton on average
SnowBuddy18: @tiny_imps Galarian Sirfetch'd is 257
RandomTrivia: Wheeler's got to get his ducks in a row :D
StoneSteal: @BrowneePoints Well, Torterra is the continent pokemon, after all
I_Am_Clockwork: is there a hand limit?
tenthpieceofeight: Wheeler be there getting his ducks in a row.
randomizedperson: and somehow Wailord is only about 880 lbs.
RandomTrivia: @I_Am_Clockwork No hand size limit
MegaDosX: Wow, Torterra's 7'3"
RandomTrivia highfives tenthpieceofeight
Greypelt: Thicc-po
RandomTrivia: Whimsicott, well-known special sweeper
Max_Mckayful: Hop to it
Showsni: Use Cotton Ride to get rid of the Hippo to rub it in
DeM0nFiRe: Just play cat car
tenthpieceofeight: @randomtrivia Yeah my person.
Electrodyne: mmmmm Hop
tiny_imps: @SnowBuddy18 no Galarian Farfetch'd is 92.6 it gains like 160 pounds
randomizedperson: runs Infiltraitor.
innovativemethods: Makes me miss Energy Retrieval.
fcloud: i want ben's avatar and ben's avatar to go on a date
SnowBuddy18: I wonder who let the duck get that T H I C C
RandomTrivia: *BONK*
Earthenone: bird keeper, with no birds?!
RandomTrivia: What?! That is quite absurd
Nuurgle: just ride that cotton to victory?
Showsni: He has Farfetch'd
El_Funko: These trainer avatars tho
fcloud: can your bench pokemon DO anything? or are they just waiting their turn
Showsni: Yes.
randomizedperson: This is not that world.
GredGredmansson: yes
GredGredmansson: It is a Drum Monkey
silenceaux: putting the game on a 50/50 chance, sure
Showsni: @fcloud Some benched Pokemon have abilities
Electrodyne: in a world....
Earthenone: seems like a good world for you
Chelseabagel: yooooooo
Koshindan: benginDab
azninsect: benginDab
randomizedperson: Wow. That ACTUALLY worked.
Electrodyne: where Ben one-shots Ben
RandomTrivia: Well played Ben, all skill benginDab
tiny_imps: julesDab julesDab julesDab julesDab
Hexi_Lexi: benginDab benginDab benginDab
azkovo: beningDab
Greypelt: lrrFINE lrrFINE lrrFINE
GredGredmansson: tomDab tomDab tomDab
MegaDosX: I'm getting flashbacks to Ben's Izzet Coin Flips Commander deck
Showsni: You Could you try a Deck Wizard match. Let the Deck Wizard build a random deck for each of you, and play against each other with them
the_canuck_mystic: IRL, how does competitive Pokemon prevent fixed coins ?
sblue333: Turns out it was this world
azkovo: benginDab
the_canuck_mystic: like weighted coins
Earthenone: you should probobly show off constucted fplay
Greypelt: Standard
Earthenone: for the viewers at home
randomizedperson: do some Deck Wizard stupidity.
Showsni: ADP versus Eternatus?
zombub: epicec1Pog_HF
the_canuck_mystic: What's the economy like in this game?
Electrodyne: 1 Energy per turn is the speed limiter
Earthenone: economy uses booster packs instead of tickets, most expensive card is 36 of them
Showsni: The online version? Everything is priced in packs. There's a site that tracsks current values, let me see if I can remember it
freshmaker__: this has been really fun and has inspired me to give the tcg a look for the first time since... uhh.. fossil or jungle I guess?
sblue333: but I will go away, Benjamin
TheWanderingNomad: Oh hey GlitchxCity
Chelseabagel: ptcgoprices.com
Showsni: @the_canuck_mystic ptcgoprices is the site, if you visit that it tracks current trades
Showsni: To give an idea of what things are worth
Showsni: Everything is priced in number of packs of the most recent major set
Electrodyne: @chelseabagel Sweet, thank you!
Chelseabagel: np :)
DeM0nFiRe: I think Ben mentioned one card is currently 36 packs lol
DeM0nFiRe: Which seems a little bit ridiculous to me
gizmofreak1: is the pokemon online only available on ipad?
the_canuck_mystic: @Showsni so the currency "expires"?
Earthenone: the pokemon tcg, like with a lot of tcgs has the "every constucted deck is a combo deck" situation going online
DeM0nFiRe: It's on windows
Earthenone: its avalible on windows and andriod too
Electrodyne: And Android
Earthenone: just randomly not on iphones
Hexi_Lexi: @DeM0nFiRe i think he said that was for the most expensive one
Earthenone: also mac
Electrodyne: probably a screen size decision
the_canuck_mystic: like when a new set comes out the old packs won't be accepted for trades?
Bengineering: worth noting the going price for a digital code pack is 40 cents
Bengineering: for the current set
LordofBears94: Does anyone know what the pokemon app called for android phones
DeM0nFiRe: Oh that does make it a lot less ridiculous than I was thinking
LordofBears94: for the ptcgo
Chelseabagel: @Bengineering where are you getting your codes rn?
Electrodyne: I wonder if my lgs has code cards...
Showsni: @the_canuck_mystic People might still offer older sets, but they usuaully do dropin value. If you want to hold value on your account, rather than holding a lot of packs it's better to hold some high value cards that are unlikely to go down in price
DeM0nFiRe: I was thinking like $4 or whatever to buy the IRL pack and get the code
Chelseabagel: @Electrodyne they might!
PrancerInflatableReindeer: hallo guten tag Rader
the_canuck_mystic: @Showsni wow, that's a super weird economic decision.
randomizedperson: very old cards (HGSS-era or so) are worth way more online.
RandomTrivia: Big Benny Wheels and his Binder of Fun!
freshmaker__: is my starter deck machamp still viable? :P
Lemontartz: ahhh i remember those
Showsni: @the_canuck_mystic It's not really a decision, just something that has grown up. The game has trading in it, but no tradable currency. So people use packs as a currency
tensionheadtv: maaaan just hearing those set names
Fableist: god i wish i knew where/had my original cards i had so many old cards
KaleidoscopeMind: The fact that you said HGSS is "very old" is WILD
fastlane250: phanpy plush? i see you are a man of culture as well
chrono2x: I have a huge box of cards from the original sets somewhere that my younger brother gave me
Xenguin47: Wow, lookout me just rolling in randomly at the start of a stream. o.o
Chelseabagel: wow
amative1: Dat Foil Charizard
randomizedperson: I was too young for Haymaker.
Showsni: I have a complete set of base set, but the condition is terrible :D
Chelseabagel: yeah Stoise is hard to find
TheWanderingNomad: Raaaaain Dance decks. I remember those
Loonatic93: Is that an Alakazam????? *SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Lemontartz: What's your favourite card?
DeM0nFiRe: That is super cool
Chelseabagel: Chanseyyyy
Fableist: are these all original cards or are they also the evolution reprint versions as well?
Serioavion: I have original blastoise and charizard from those sets, been holding on to them for years
LaskoReadsComics: Im so jealous, Ben
Juliamon: hmm, I should dig out my old binder
ElementalAlchemist: I was somehow able to get multiple of Blastoise when I was young enough that I still got Pokémon cards
TheWanderingNomad: OWch
dimensaur: "Thunderpunch, combined with a paralyzing attack makes electabuzz arguably the best all around pokemon in the game!"
DeM0nFiRe: I still have most of the cards I had when I was a kid. Some are kind of rough shape though
TheWanderingNomad: What a dick
BlooMilk: oof
Hexi_Lexi: oh no!!!
azninsect: woooooow
RandomTrivia: Well that sucks
azninsect: nooooooo
GhostValv: D:
Hexi_Lexi: what a dick
randomizedperson: "I was young. And stupid."
Vn497: haha, egg
Electrodyne: would you like an egg in these trying times
azninsect: i had my chansey stolen from me. it was a bad day. decades later i bought one so...gg i guess tqsShrug
PrancerInflatableReindeer: like when all the cool boys traded me visaras for my onslaught fetches
JPattemore: ‘99 discord is great, can also recommend.
space_turbulence: Aaaand thats why the daycare i worked at banned trading
Earthenone: electabuz chancsy control?
Hexi_Lexi: "its an electric deck" shows scyther
RandomTrivia: Scyther is the best haymaker
randomizedperson: that wouldn't be beat on a basic for about 15 years,
BlooMilk: scyther was gross
BrowneePoints: It was a lot slower
TheWanderingNomad: I remember those basic Haymaker decks with Hitmonchans, Scythers, and Electabuzz
Showsni: Four Bill, four Professor Oak, Computer Search, Dowsing Machine...
BrowneePoints: The Trainers were busted, but the Mons were slower. It was a weird time
RandomTrivia: Much like early Magic, where spells were broken and creatures were AWFUL
BrowneePoints: Night March was an era defining deck archetype and you won with Joltiks and Pumpkaboos
Showsni: "I crack my Black Lotus and drop a Gray Ogre, your turn"
azninsect: swagswagswag
tensionheadtv: now i want to know what Wheeler's legacy deck was
JPattemore: Speaking of bad decks, exeggutor/haunter is super fun from this format.
zombub: "It's like playing Legacy but you feel like you're 10"
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Electrodyne: Can James repack his pulls, and crack the repacks?
BlooMilk: energy removal with no cost LUL
Fableist: much like yugioh playing older sets is like playing legacy with the power level of limited
RandomTrivia: @Fableist That is a fantastic way of describing that
SpiffGames: the dojo!
Earthenone: yu-gi-oh also had busted srong noncreatures and durdly creatures in its early days
BrowneePoints: Yep best way to describe it. The old trainers/utility cards are BUUUUSTED, but the mons are...kind weird
Chelseabagel: I have a friend that plays a lot of 2006 worlds standard
amative1: *Everything*?
DeM0nFiRe: oof
RandomTrivia: Oof
Hexi_Lexi: oofa doofa
Showsni: But do you own Tropical Beach?
randomizedperson: Is there a modern day version of the late 2000s Vilegar list?
the_pallid_mask: i'm so glad i held onto my foil charizard
AlienNanobots: Yep. Sold all mine off in bulk about 15 years ago
the_pallid_mask: only one i kept
TacitusVigil: This is the reason why Beej has never gotten rid of his pogs.
GhostValv: :)
Chelseabagel: ssssssss standard
BrowneePoints: Wheeler, are those all 3rd Printing (Shadowed) Sets?
asthanius: Is Mad Party NOT a meme deck?
Showsni: ADP vs Mad Party sounds one sided
Ukon_Cairns: bunnelby miasWow
Fableist: if you want a meme deck ben you should really try caturday... it runs 0 energy!
TheWanderingNomad: Why is Dedenne Psy-OH Fairies are Psychic aren't they in the TCG?
BrowneePoints: OH yep it's straight up just Night March all over again XD
Bobtheninjagoldfish: I must have been out of pokemon for a while... Mr.. RIME? did they re name Mr Mime?
Showsni: Expanded Mad Party with Battle Compressor
Electrodyne: it's a Kindle deck
Showsni: @Bobtheninjagoldfish It's a new evolution for Galarian Mr Mime
RusstyECE: Wasnt there a move in the games that was more damaging the more people using it? It sorta seems like that?
BrowneePoints: @TheWanderingNomad they recently removed fairy and dragon. Fairies became psychic, poison became dark
helgridr: Oh! just night march again
until_may: @TheWanderingNomad faeries were in it for a bit, bhut recently got removed
Bobtheninjagoldfish: @Showsni oh. okay cool
TheWanderingNomad: Thazt's a weird turn. So old Fairies are no longe rplayable oir?
redyounglink: so it is pot of greed, literally
GhostValv: :O
randomizedperson: 7 energy? that's it?
Showsni: @RusstyECE That's Round. There are Round decks as well - it does more damage the more cards you have in play with Round
redyounglink: in terms of being a pot
train_diskenth: I mean, Night March played with just 4 xD
Chelseabagel: @helgridr night march but with 4 marchers
BigScaryDave: Is 5is the same as the Pokémon card game on iPad?
niccus: ancient tomb...
until_may: @TheWanderingNomad not in standard, they were considered too good
Bratmon: Ooops all items.
Chelseabagel: you got chonky dendennes!!
BrowneePoints: Oh yea this is straight up a new version of the old Night March deck
Showsni: @TheWanderingNomad You can still play current fairies, they're just not printing new ones
GhostValv: :O
Easilycrazyhat: That fantastic
glowingnova: a true god amongst men
camelwizard: GORgeous
asthanius: "It excels at digging holes"
BrowneePoints: Haha, yea Night March ran Lampent, Joltik and Pumpkaboo
Chelseabagel: jumpluff is lost march :P
Loonatic93: All around me are familiar faces...
HundreydAundre: Constructed?
Fableist: you have crobats and dedenne!?!?
SmashTCG: Vbasics, riiight
Showsni: It's based on the tea party in Alice in Wonderland - Bunnelby is the March Hare, Mr Rime is the Hatter, Dedenne is the Dormouse and Polteageist is the Teapot
BlooMilk: Shaymin, right?
randomizedperson: Uxie, Shaymin, etc, etc...
Fableist: shaymin before that
Bobtheninjagoldfish: does the online poketcg have card crafting? like I can choose what i craft?
train_diskenth: Shaymin EX!
CWaltz86: how easy is it to learn the game if you only use he online game?
Hexi_Lexi: a n g y b a t
Fableist: back when shaymin was like a 70 dollar card
Showsni: @CWaltz86 There's a tutorial and an AI campaign in game
the_canuck_mystic: How many games you guys playing ?
Showsni: You get booster packs for doing the AI campaign too
Chelseabagel: niceeeee Eternatus
until_may: @CWaltz86 takes minutes tbh
BrowneePoints: Mad Party very much plays like Dredge for y'all mtg players
asthanius: Lux Cannon
DotaProp: Another wheelerHub Cannon Deck
CWaltz86: thanks @Showsni and @until_may
RunningMonkeys: Now we get to see the ziggy friends
KartoffelKaiser: Zigzagoon KomodoHype
BrowneePoints: Fire the Zigzagoon cannon!
InsertUserHere_: If we aim this wheelerHub Cannon just right we can win
redyounglink: Ben's mustache makes it look like he has a big fish mouth
asthanius: oh
randomizedperson: That's a mull.
Chelseabagel: lmao
Hexi_Lexi: LUL
Showsni: Mad Party is based on the tea party in Alice in Wonderland - Bunnelby is the March Hare, Mr Rime is the Hatter, Dedenne is the Dormouse and Polteageist is the Teapot
BecauseGnomes: I have two copies of the old GBC game of this that I need to play one of
glowingnova: :o
randomizedperson: 280 HP?
RandomTrivia: LORGE WHALE!
BrowneePoints: wait a minute, Wailord ain't a basic!
niccus: what's the mass on that lad
glowingnova: lrrWOW
randomizedperson: oh no, the Zigzagoon start?
Juliamon: wow, I dug out my old binder and there's still backpack lint stuck to some of the pages
Chelseabagel: Zig start is sadness
randomizedperson: ah yes, the new Crobat G.
A_Dub888: I’m sensing a mismatch
DeM0nFiRe: 1 damage counter is 10HP right?
train_diskenth: Still better than the Hoopa EX start from before, haha
Electrodyne: yep
Showsni: In real life, you have a little glass bead for each 10 damage (in theory)
Hexi_Lexi: 1 damage = 10hp
RusstyECE: Didnt the game used to come with counters? Like those Glass bead things?
Showsni: Most people use dice these days
RusstyECE: @Showsni Yeeee
Chelseabagel: yeah you can yeet this hand if need be
BrowneePoints: Nope. They came with cardboard cutouts with 10 written on them
Showsni: Yeah, it used to come with a set of blue glass bead for 10 and orange ones for 30
Showsni: Back in the very old days
RandomTrivia: It also has a Big Red Button on it
Chelseabagel: ETBs come with dice too for damage
randomizedperson: most people use dice for damage counters in paper.
Bobtheninjagoldfish: it seems the game is super based around these "V" Max etc cards. how hard is it to get the exact cards you need?
train_diskenth: VMax is like the old Darkrai?
LordZarano: I had so many of those glass beads
randomizedperson: that doesn't deal increased damage to Wailord, it only hits vmax, not vs.
Chelseabagel: ahhhh this version of eternatus
RandomTrivia: lrrWOW
Chelseabagel: this is a good one
Earthenone: sick whale
galleadden: I just started using all my shiny pokemon cards as MTG tokens. You guys have me thinking I need to take them out and give this game a shot
glowingnova: what is this, Blackfish?
asthanius: Greenpeace would like a word with you
RandomTrivia: That's one way to deal with a large number in the top corner
train_diskenth: Eternatus feels like the old Turbo Darkrai, haha
Grusommegeir: peta!
BrowneePoints: @Showsni Ah, correction, glass beads were in base set 1, but by Base Set 2 they switched to the cardboard circles
Showsni: @Bobtheninjagoldfish Check ptcgoprices for current trade prices. If you want to build a deck, the usual way is to buy online code cards, use them to get packs in game, then trade for cards
DotaProp: Wheller playing the BP deck
gravitycannon: @glowingnova HA!!!
chrono2x: "Hey everybody, watch me poison this whale" That is such a quote from a Captain Planet villain
Bobtheninjagoldfish: @Showsni sorry.. I kinda meant in digital.
glowingnova: @gravitycannon lrrCREEPL lrrCREEPR
Chelseabagel: thats usually how i learn decks
Showsni: @Bobtheninjagoldfish Yes, that's what I mean 0- the game has trading in it
asthanius: Baby!
Bobtheninjagoldfish: ah cool.
Chelseabagel: most standard decks have at least 1 stadium
BrowneePoints: stadiums are field effects, only one can be played at a time, and if a new one comes in the other one is replaced
RandomTrivia: Ah yes, the holodeck off-switch
nemryn: World Enchantments
Showsni: Stadiums are World Enchantments, yes
dimensaur: reading the card explains the card
zombub: Mismatched energy DansGame
randomizedperson: oh lawd he comin.
glowingnova: dang that's a real big boi
zombub: When has anyone ever flipped 3 coins and got 3 tails
Showsni: Eternatus is one of the top tier decks. But it can whiff if it misses energy :D
Chelseabagel: SNOM <3
RandomTrivia: Snom! lrrHEART
glowingnova: i would die for Snom
Hexi_Lexi: @zombub me, regularly :P
adamjford: why doesn't the larger Pokemon not just eat the smaller ones
RandomTrivia: Precious Siny snom!
Chelseabagel: lrrHEART lrrHEART lrrHEART
asthanius: Snom baby
BrowneePoints: Snom is baby!
Chelseabagel: Snom is babey
adamjford: Snom stan right here
randomizedperson: Snom :D
Countjondi: stop tempting me to diss snom
Mysticman89: snow gives me hollow knight vibes
SmashTCG: did someone Threaten A snom in here? theboxAngee
Mysticman89: snom
noSmokeFire: the internet WILL fight you over snom
Hexi_Lexi: snom is my precious child who i love
StoneSteal: There's the giant hand
fastlane250: as someone who dropped out of the main series after gen 4, i have no idea who snom is. looks cute tho
Ukon_Cairns: oooh beat up, but better
Showsni: Do the Wave!
BecauseGnomes: The art for Magnolia on that card in Ben's graveyard looks weirdly like Colress
randomizedperson: ah, Reflips.
Showsni: No supporters :(
freshmaker__: Krark's Stadium
asthanius: In quite the dilly of a pickle
galleadden: How can you tell what set a pokemon is from? or what is standard legal?
chrono2x: A whale of a time?
redyounglink: not having a whale of a time
randomizedperson: there's a set symbol in the bottom left.
Lord_Hosk: We support you Ben
Showsni: @galleadden The set symbol is on the bottom left
HundreydAundre: Cool Retreat.
Hexi_Lexi: thicc whale
Chelseabagel: current standard is Sun and Moon Team Up to Sword and Shield Vivid Voltage
asthanius: D for stanDard
Electrodyne: You: Big whale deck. Me, an intellectual: [CETACEAN NEEDED]
Showsni: Marnie?
Chelseabagel: marnie?
Showsni: Is it Marnie time?
Earthenone: i think the plan is to have D's rotate out and E's rotate in or whatever
noSmokeFire: wheel! of! fortune!
Showsni: A better four
glowingnova: another lad!
andysoo89: fourthgenLOL fourthgenLOL
randomizedperson: 50 short.
Showsni: Need a Toxicroak in play
TheWanderingNomad: Hot Wailor on-wait
Showsni: Or two
Chelseabagel: the toxicroak and wheezing is great
Showsni: Extra 20 damage for each Croak in play
BrowneePoints: Wait, one of my fave pokemon is actually GOOD in the Card Game!?
Chelseabagel: I've played both verisons
randomizedperson: so kinda like the old Virbank?
Electrodyne: alolan muk?
Chelseabagel: 4 poison counters
Chelseabagel: plus shuts off abilities
Showsni: A few sets back there was Virbank Stadium + Hypnotoxic Laser
Chelseabagel: lmao
Showsni: Balloon is not Float Stone
randomizedperson: Air Balloon is not Float Stone!
MaxxamusTime: lrrSACK
Earthenone: a baloon cant make a wailord float
train_diskenth: A *few* sets back xD
Chelseabagel: yeah its not free retreat
train_diskenth: Hearing those cards make me feel old, hhaha
randomizedperson: just sac it.
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
TacitusVigil: I think I remember reading that in the Book of the Dead
Showsni: Do you run Nets with those Zigzagoons?
fastlane250: lrrWOW
ElementalAlchemist: "Death is a free retreat" is pretty true from my memory of decades ago
rzrdrgn: So nice to see a whole pod of wailord
galleadden: I know tcgplayer has a couple good search engines and deckbuileder site like scryfall and moxfield, but does pokemon have any good sites for that?
Chelseabagel: @galleadden limitlesstcg.com
DarkTarconis: Cards without D will rotate out this fall, then all Ds and Es will be standard legal, next years rotation Ds will fall off, then it will Es and Fs will be legal, etc
HundreydAundre: noes idea
Sibwow: hey marnold
Chelseabagel: also Channel Pokemon ya
Scarbble: surely channel pokeball is the slamdunk name
randomizedperson: didn't pull the RaccAttack
Hexi_Lexi: ah yes, good ol Channel Fire Pokemon :p
rogerivany: only 12.5%
DarkTarconis: CFB is definitely the best resource right now, it used to be waaaay harder to find good info before they started up a content team for ptcg
Koshindan: This deck is literally go big or go home.
Chelseabagel: ikts definitely possib;e
Electrodyne: Wailords on the moon
Chelseabagel: possible
nemryn: 12.5% chance!
fcloud: That Wailord came from the moon.
fastlane250: possums......
Hexi_Lexi: 2!
TacitusVigil: "I would do anything for love, but I won't do that"?
Chelseabagel: no max he can do is 270 plus poison
Showsni: 330 is tough to reach in the non Poison build. Pretty tough even in the Poison build
TheWanderingNomad: Wait we stole Leon's cape?
SnowBuddy18: @TacitusVigil "Two out of three ain
SnowBuddy18: 't bad"
Showsni: A spicy Leon?
Chelseabagel: a spicy baby
itsr67: o7
Koshindan: What happens to your bench if you don't have the pokemon that lets you have more pokemon on it?
TacitusVigil: @SnowBuddy18 I was close. Kappa
DarkTarconis: @galleadden also there is a a site similar to scryfall, its pkmncards.com. not quite as robust but still a good resource
Showsni: He has to discard them off it
noSmokeFire: I love the GIANT animation just ends with two cards bouncing out
Chelseabagel: ah hoopa, the butthole pokemon
Showsni: @Koshindan He discards down to five on the bench. No prizes given for discarding, though
fcloud: cloacadile
fcloud: "unlikely pokemon names"
randomizedperson: I was expecting the triple tails there.
RandomTrivia: And just like that, it's all tied up at 3-apiece. Except Ben is still set up
Fableist: ben would you have suggestions on good safe places to go for code cards?
Nuurgle: "so now the game states are totally even"
Showsni: I think you should maybe have taken out the Crobat last turn instead of Frosmoth, for better prize maths
Chelseabagel: @Fableist try your local pokemon groups, some people just collect
fcloud: how many energy can you attach per turn?
BrowneePoints: Piers is also like 6'8 btw
randomizedperson: one, unless an ability says otherwise.
Chelseabagel: @Fableist but if you are in Canada 401 games and F2F are both good
asthanius: 6'8" in heels
Koshindan: He really overshadows his peers.
enki1256: Remember, he hunches over, constantly.
nudibranch93: Platform shoes
SmashTCG: he's in heels and has tall hair
nemryn: so, not as tall as Resident Evil Lady, then
Chelseabagel: also ebay
BrowneePoints: Yep. based on model size he's like 6'8" and Raihan is around 7'1"
Earthenone: why dont the supporters have hight and weight listed like the pokemon to solve this issue!
Fableist: @Chelseabagel thanks!
asthanius: For combat purposes
SmashTCG: Why dose his HAIR have spike ben
circusofkirkus: great question, next question
Hexi_Lexi: cause yes :p
RandomTrivia: "We need this character to be more edgy, what should we do?" "Uh.... add more spikes!"
Robot_Bones: He'd look cooler without the shorts
randomizedperson: SLOW PLAY!
Nuurgle: they're Japanese and more likely to have blood types than height for supporters
galleadden: Now does anyone in the LRR team play competitive pokemon? the main series to be exact.
train_diskenth: Oh right, I forgot they condensed all the Lysandres and Guzmas of the world to Boss's Orders
Chelseabagel: @train_diskenth and professor's reasearch
Showsni: Quick Ball for Bat/Dedenne for antoher Glimwood :)
HundreydAundre: flip duh wale
Chelseabagel: 2 bat
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RandomTrivia: Yeah!
MWGNZ: elfunkChunk
andysoo89: fourthgenLOL fourthgenLOL fourthgenLOL fourthgenLOL
Showsni: Boss up Zigzagoon and flip three tails, pass
obijam_: I just got here.... these magic cards look weird.
amative1: Close to mill-out
nudibranch93: So... how does win?
randomizedperson: 10 short.
hexingale: I got lost, which Ben?
fcloud: is this the in-game music? kinda bland imo
noSmokeFire: is the cape whale-sized
Showsni: No, fcloud
niccus: 6 flips
HundreydAundre: Poke-Ready-Run: The Ben Re-Re-Match
Showsni: The in game music is even blander :P
Hexi_Lexi: @noSmokeFire its one size fits all :p
niccus: oh wait it's just 3 now
solemn_storm: i believe in you zig
RunningMonkeys: Plz live ziggy
Chelseabagel: yooooo
Chelseabagel: the whale
galleadden: did you guys do any streaming of Sword/shield gameplay?
chrono2x: How did he win there?
Suffix: Whale Done, Ben
BrowneePoints: So when is James doing a Nuzlocke on Play it Forward?
fastlane250: lrrHORN lrrHORN lrrHORN
Nuurgle: where there's a whale, there's a way
Koshindan: MVP - Most Valuable Porpoise
Jigokuro: Ben personally strreams pokemon stuff all the time.
Showsni: Maybe give viewers a quick look at the in game trading, etc? Or did you already show that off?
ArdCollider: James's Nuzlocke run is "Loot Tetris in Tarkov with Funko," on Play It Forward soon. :D
RandomTrivia: We demand MOAR!
RandomTrivia: You know, when you want to
chrono2x: Oh nevermind, was looking at Wheeler's prizes, not Bengineering's
azureHaights: Saturday Nattle Pokemon Battle
RandomTrivia: LUL Dammit James
circusofkirkus: just a bunch of baby games Kappa
DeM0nFiRe gifted a Tier 1 sub to agumon! They have given 36 Gift Subs in the channel!
LRRbot: lrrSPOT Thanks for subscribing, agumon! (Today's storm count: 62)
TheAinMAP: jlrrPunch
TacitusVigil: We also have a Beej!
Ivalenz_: !homestreams
LRRbot: Crew homestreams: Adam: twitch.tv/seabats | Alex: twitch.tv/voxlunch | Ben Ulmer: twitch.tv/bengineering | Cameron: twitch.tv/unarmedoracle | Cori and Ian: twitch.tv/tiltyhouse | Heather: twitch.tv/LunarJade | James: twitch.tv/James_LRR | Jeremy White: twitch.tv/jrhwhite | Kathleen: twitch.tv/kathleen_lrr | Matt Wiggins: twitch.tv/wiggins | Serge: twitch.tv/sergeyager | Wheeler: twitch.tv/benjamin_wheeler
LordofBears94: we need to see more pokemon pack cracks
El_Funko: James is a fighting Minecraft type, he punches
Hexi_Lexi: "I play minecraft" LUL
tensionheadtv: James in morning, Ulmer in the afternoon, Wheeler in the evening
TacitusVigil: And then James falls. A lot.
RandomTrivia: James makes square holes in Minecraft
amative1: @James_LRR Gonna play the Pixelmon modpack next? lrrBEEJ
DeM0nFiRe: James does the mining, he'll get to the crafting eventually
azureHaights: Zen and the Art of Chunk Maintenance
RandomTrivia: And then falls in said holes
Electrodyne: James is the author's Everyman Insert character
the_canuck_mystic: I've started punching chunks in my world too
circusofkirkus: actively destroying a Minecraft world
GhostValv: jlrrCoolgame
NarishmaReborn: it's pretty chill though
tensionheadtv: James punches chunks
RandomTrivia: James is just doing emergent gameplay
ExhaustedElox: James punches chunks
Chelseabagel: thanks for the ptcgo stream pal <3
chrono2x: I'm excited to see the new holes that he needs to dig once the next patch comes out
ExhaustedElox: tensionheadtv, beat me to it
zombub: Ben I just noticed your shirt PrideAsexual
freshmaker__: so from my tutorial pack I opened a rainbow Stonjourner Vmax
GhostValv: :O
Chelseabagel: shiny star V or whatever its called is out in like a month
Fableist: maybe buy some prerelease kits and do a small irl tourney?
Squiidd_pope subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 61 months!
Squiidd_pope: Hey, made it just in time to see the end of the stream
LRRbot: lrrSPOT Thanks for subscribing, Squiidd_pope! (Today's storm count: 63)
rogerivany: Crack packs, crack packs...etc
Vampiricsloth: ellyyWave
BrowneePoints: LRR becomes ShuffleMaster
SquirrelEarl: I did enjoy watching the games
RandomTrivia: Ooooooh!
AlienNanobots: ssssseeeeecrets
ExhaustedElox: Nifty! I love that LRR adapts :)
Lemontartz: Was a great stream, didn't realize i would be interested in this game, so thanks!
LordofBears94: Cheer100 to get into your addictions of cracking more packs in other tcgs
code1300: Where
AlienNanobots: but not opening packs is sooooo haaaaaard
dimensaur: james you could probably pick up another one of those charizard theme decks online and have a pretty good start at a charizard leon deck
Fableist: scroll down for a couple hours till you get to the 7 hour mark so you get the not shitty deals
the_canuck_mystic: where are these digital codes you speak of ?
Luxatos: I just logged into PTCG and was impressed how many formats my decks aren't legal in. And apparently I redeemed a code for a banned card at some point?
RandomTrivia: Oof
Lemontartz: Is the most recent set used as currency?
Chelseabagel: I have to do that all the time lmao
Fableist: never go for the deals that show up first those have been there for hours and are still there ofr a reason they are bad deals
Showsni: @the_canuck_mystic A lot of websites sell just the codes; some will then email the codes to you, or provide them in a list to copy and paste
chrono2x: kathle3HEX kathle3HEX kathle3HEX
the_canuck_mystic: @Showsni thanks man.
MrBevers subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 43 months!
MrBevers: lrrHORN lrrHORN lrrHORN
LRRbot: lrrSPOT Thanks for subscribing, MrBevers! (Today's storm count: 64)
mrlector subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 5 months!
mrlector: now I can waste time on Pokemon online, so THANKS GUYS MY FREE TIME IS GONE AGAIN! 😁
LRRbot: lrrSPOT Thanks for subscribing, mrlector! (Today's storm count: 65)
Showsni: @the_canuck_mystic If you google "ptcgo codes" some should come up
Elaro_56 subscribed with Prime. They've subscribed for 40 months!
Elaro_56: Hello, I was on French twitch! What did I missed?
LRRbot: lrrSPOT Thanks for subscribing, Elaro_56! (Today's storm count: 66)
Dog_of_Myth: Nice
ElementalAlchemist: nice
RandomTrivia: nice
Luxatos subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 28 months!
LRRbot: lrrSPOT Thanks for subscribing, Luxatos! (Today's storm count: 67)
Dog_of_Myth: lrrSPOOP
BearPsychologist subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 22 months!
BearPsychologist: Blastoise
LRRbot: lrrSPOT Thanks for subscribing, BearPsychologist! (Today's storm count: 68)
RandomTrivia: lrrSPOOP
rogerivany: I've heard lumpy gravy's name before.
Hexi_Lexi: lrrSPOOP
TheAinMAP: benginSpoop
Squiidd_pope: lrrSPOOP
GhostValv: :O
Forgebold subscribed with Prime. They've subscribed for 38 months!
LRRbot: lrrSPOT Thanks for subscribing, Forgebold! (Today's storm count: 69)
theanthonydee: benginSpoop benginSpoop
Hexi_Lexi: good shriek streamer :p
Earthenone: nice storm count
Aravion: at the beginner level or intermediate level for ghost school?
TacitusVigil: Oh no, Ben's a Goa'uld!
Robot_Bones: All $600 worth
Elaro_56: Ooh, are those Ork models in Ben's background? Did he get the Inter-Provincial Waaagh I sent him yet?
freshmaker__: i cant believe i blew my sub read on the PPR like a chump. Kappa
SnowBuddy18: this is a new spot on the resub bingo card
Jigokuro subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 56 months!
Jigokuro: Hi Bens! benginYe wheelerE wheelerH
LRRbot: lrrSPOT Thanks for subscribing, Jigokuro! (Today's storm count: 70)
AlienNanobots: Oh cool, opened my free pack from finishing the tutorial and pulled a Mewtwo & Mew GX
TacitusVigil: @SnowBuddy18 Ah, but is it the elusive "Beej with no shirt on"?
train_diskenth: I've never been happier to sleep through the PPR cause of this rare resub
LordZarano: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Play it Forward (Ian’s going to broaden his racing experience by taking on a two-season challenge in Project Cars 2. Game: Project Cars 2) at Sun 01:00 PM PST (17:02 from now).
TheAinMAP: Thank you for streaming.
RockPusher: lrrHEART lrrHEART lrrHEART
MegaDosX: Thanks for the stream guys!
TacitusVigil: Thanks Bens, James
Clear_Air_Turbulence: lrrHEART lrrHEART lrrHEART
Hexi_Lexi: so much horner!
MegaDosX: Later everyone, take care
Jigokuro: lrrHEART lrrHEART lrrHEART
Fr3nchFry3: Thanks guys!
Hexi_Lexi: take care nerds
Graham_LRR: Shamelessly plugging “mai wyyyfe” as Kathleen’s stream kicks off in 90mins
Aravion: also cam is streaming!
RandomTrivia: Thanks James and both Bens! lrrHEART lrrHEART
benjamin_wheeler: @Graham_LRR I've already got the Borat Bluray warmed up
FenrisSchafer: lrrHEART lrrHEART lrrHEART
RockPusher: kathle3HEX
Graham_LRR: @benjamin_wheeler beautiful
LordZarano: And Sharkfists is playing fiddle right now
Juliamon: Now to spend the rest of the night looking at my old cards and wondering how the hell to go about getting rid of them without having to, y'know, *go* places
Mysticman89: I should really actually watch borat someday to fully appreciate the memes, instead of only what the internet has taught me
benjamin_wheeler: @Juliamon hit me up if you want an easy way of doing so
NotCainNorAbel: kathle3HEX kathle3PRISM kathle3HEX
Juliamon: Most of mine are weird old stuff like anime CD promos https://twitter.com/juliamonexe/status/1353183324022386688
Bengineering: i would also enjyo those!
benjamin_wheeler: @Juliamon those are just what I'm looking for
Juliamon: Maybe I'll be able to put together a care package for yall!
Bengineering: For sure! would be happy to send dollery doos!
DeM0nFiRe: o/ lrrHEART