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Old May 4th, 2013, 10:48 PM
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Searching for "Elite Trainer Box" returned pictures of a black box with a silver outline of Lugia. Is that what I'm looking for? It seems like a good deal for $30, if that's the right price that I'm seeing. Seven packs alone will cost $35, assuming they cost $5/each.

After buying comics, I won't have too much money to spend tomorrow. I might not buy the Elite Trainer Box right away, especially since I'm not buying my book for another two weeks or so. I wanna have that before I start buying too many boxes and packs.

I appreciate all the tips. I'll keep them in mind while looking around tomorrow!
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Old May 4th, 2013, 11:00 PM
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That is the exact box you'll be looking for.
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Old May 7th, 2013, 05:09 PM
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Today I was stupid enough to buy cheap Pokemon cards at a flea market. It was really cheap and I have nobody to trade with, so it wouldn't be much of a problem if I were to find that they're fake.

I've gotten cards from the same place that were obviously fake (for example, a Rayquaza and Deoxys legend that wasn't holographic), but some are -as far as I can tell- real.

There are tons of typos on the package ("Undaunted" is spelled "Undavnted" repeatedly, etc.) and it had only 9 cards, instead of 10, like the label said. ONE card was facing the wrong direction in each pack. The card in the back of each pack was holographic, but all are obviously fakes. There are also pink marks (very small and some are hard to find) on the back of them, and they're slightly arched, while the rest are straight.

Is it definite that all of the cards in the packs are fake? I haven't noticed any other signs that the non-holographic cards are fake. Already checked out the stickied thread on fake cards.

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Old May 7th, 2013, 09:16 PM
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Chances are, they're all fakes, just based on what you've described.

Pictures would help definitively determine that, though.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 05:23 PM
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not sure if anyone will be able to answer this, but why does the Japanese Rayquaza Gold star cost so much less than the English one? Or is troll and toad just exaggerating on the price?
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Old May 9th, 2013, 08:49 PM
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Lower overall demand of Japanese cards vs English cards in both America and worldwide, and also due to Troll and Toad doing a standard business markup for higher value, highly sought after cards.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 09:08 PM
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Ah ok. That makes sense. Well i just ordered the japanese one. So definitely cant wait for it to get here.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 07:01 PM
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Hey all, im currently about to purchase a group of VERY rare pokemon cards but my mom brought up a good point, how do I know they aren't fake? I have some fake pokemon cards and am aware of the basic differences but how can I be sure that these ones arent fake? How good of a quality do fakes get? Im about to drop some serious cash on these so I just want to be sure. Not sure how much you can tell from it but heres a picture of them, any tips or advice are greatly appreciated, thanks!

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Old May 13th, 2013, 08:09 PM
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As far as I can tell, all those in that picture are legitimate.

Details are hard to make out from this far out, though.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 10:15 PM
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I'm doing research for a Challenge Sydian is getting ready to start over in Challenges based on the TCG. I'm looking for the card list for the new Theme Decks, Frost Ray and Psy Crusher. I can't seem to find the list anywhere. If someone could provide me with a link to one, or even just the list or a photo of it if you have it would be extremely helpful. Thanks!~
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Old May 14th, 2013, 08:58 PM
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I'm not finding any info on that anywhere currently.

Not even on Bulbapedia.

It's on the backs of the decks, though, I know that much.
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Old May 18th, 2013, 10:31 AM
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Question regarding prereleases, I heard it's basically $30 to enter and you get x amount of promos and booster packs. Would it be okay for a beginner to enter who doesn't have much experience battling? Or is that looked down upon? Also, how often do new card sets get released?
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Old May 18th, 2013, 04:38 PM
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It's not looked down upon, but the expectation is that you at least know the rules of the card game when you show up.

So brush up on the rules of the TCG before heading to a prerelease.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 11:34 AM
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so i just started this..got bit help by global chat in game,but i still don t know who to get other pokemons?
and what do i gain by winning on novice/computer games?
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Old May 27th, 2013, 12:17 PM
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so i just started this..got bit help by global chat in game,but i still don t know who to get other pokemons?
and what do i gain by winning on novice/computer games?
Sorry for the very late reply. I was having trouble trying to figure out what you were asking.

You have to either go out and buy booster packs to get code cards, wait until they implement the gem system fully so you can buy booster packs in-game, or try to get free booster codes off of other people.

There's really nothing to be gained other than experience and fun times had when you play the online TCG at any difficulty level.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 02:15 AM
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Okay, I'm trying to get into the TCG, but the only place that sell the cards are Toys-R-Us almost an hour and a half walk, Smyths which is in Belfast or Argos, but they either sell Theme Decks from Dark Explorers or tins from Dragons Exalted, which they recently went out of stock of. So, anyone know any other good places to buy cards in UK?
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Old May 28th, 2013, 04:03 AM
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E-Bay or Amazon are online and that seems viable seeing how you're quite a ways from your local Toys R' Us.
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Old June 10th, 2013, 06:29 PM
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What booster packs carried the original 150/151 pokemon cards? So far I know that the Fossil and jungle boosters did, are there any other booster packs that did? What about the Team Rocket boosters?
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Old June 10th, 2013, 06:33 PM
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Well, I know what a booster pack is, but I also see "Blister pack" and "booster/blister pack", what are those?? What's the difference between those and a regular booster pack?
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Old June 10th, 2013, 07:52 PM
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xRELx, your questions would be better suited in the TCG forum, they have a quick questions thread here: http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=297494

Also, Google and Youtube are other viable sources of information. Hope you can find answers in one of those places
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Old June 11th, 2013, 03:40 AM
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What the above poster said; TGC is a better place to ask for this kind of help. I'll merge this with its quick questions thread. :]
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Old June 11th, 2013, 10:08 AM
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What booster packs carried the original 150/151 pokemon cards? So far I know that the Fossil and jungle boosters did, are there any other booster packs that did? What about the Team Rocket boosters?
In English, the sets that ONLY contain the first 150/151 Pokemon are Base Set, Jungle, Fossil, Team Rocket, Base Set 2, Gym Heroes, Gym Challenge, and then the Wizards of the Coast Black Star promos up to #28 (which is Surfing Pikachu).

Just about every set has at least one of the first generation of Pokemon, though. I think, in total, only 5 sets released in English don't have any 1st generation Pokemon. This number is just a guess, though. I only know that one set for sure does not have any first generation Pokemon, and that's the Black & White: Emerging Powers set.

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Well, I know what a booster pack is, but I also see "Blister pack" and "booster/blister pack", what are those?? What's the difference between those and a regular booster pack?
A blister pack is basically just a booster pack that's individually packaged inside a plastic/cardboard case. Historically, they've looked like my first attachment, though starting with the most recent set, Black & White: Plasma Freeze, they look like my second attachment. A blister pack may contain multiple boosters, and official ones that contain multiple boosters have the fronts of all the booster packs visible.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 01:39 PM
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Where would I find, say, pictures of every card that's been released?
I'm a spriter interested in the artwork.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 02:33 PM
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Bulbapedia is probably the closest to having the artwork of all cards ever released, simply because it also has images for the Japan-exclusive cards in addition to most of the English cards.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 05:12 PM
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Bulbapedia is probably the closest to having the artwork of all cards ever released, simply because it also has images for the Japan-exclusive cards in addition to most of the English cards.
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