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Old October 10th, 2013 (08:22 PM).
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http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/tcg_errata_1013-2013-10-01/

So basically, Catcher was nerfed, you cannot use Juniper and Sycbeore n tha sbee deck, tha wnner of tha con flip now gits ta choose whethar ta go first or second, and now tha player who goes first cannot attack on thair first turn.

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Old October 10th, 2013 (08:47 PM).
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I knd of like that catcher has been snoopa nerfed. Tha only decks that will probably consistently use it now is sableye decks. Tha only problem is that now bench warmers will be a problem and wit that said problem, garbodor will be tha most popular answer. That means garbodor will be tha most annoyng thng ta deal wit ever. Any taol on garbodor will do now wit catcher ben less used. Escape ropes might be a possibility, but its not that bootylicious.

Overall i guess it will allow fo more decks ta be competitive n tha meta. But at tha sbee time it will make some decks more op. Like blastaise will be more sridey, and wit keldeo and scoop up cyclone. It could be even more dangerous than befoe.
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Old October 11th, 2013 (09:11 PM).
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Somethng did need ta be done bout Catcher, though I do have mixed feelngs bout it. Though it's essentially a reprnt of tha Base Set rided Gust of Wnd, that existed n a fomat where thare were no EX's and attacks did considerably less dbeage on average. Due ta Catcher, tha metagbee shifted ta focus more on speed than anythng else, and left decks wit low HP basics (i.e. Garchomp/Alteria) vulnerable. I'm hopng tha shift ta X and Y will see more diversified strategies and decks.

Jumiper and Sycbeore makes sense if thay have tha sbee effect (granted, Juniper will likely git rotated out n replace of Sycbeore midway through tha X and Y block). It's bascally just Oak who's been around snce Base Set.

As fo tha new first turn rules, I'm also neutral. I can guess dis is ta balance out tha advantages wit gong first, and prevent one turn wns witout tha othar player havng a chance ta set up.
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Old October 11th, 2013 (09:27 PM).
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Wit tha nerf, Catcher is now ta Pokemon Reversal what it used ta be ta Gust of Wnd. I like dis change as it makes evolution decks considerably more viable. Garbodor can easily be hit wit Taol Scrapper.

Tha new first turn rules actually remnd me very much of Magic's first turn rules. I knda like that tha gbee went n that direction. Adds some strategy as playas figure out how ta play it properly.
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Old October 23rd, 2013 (04:04 PM).
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As much as I love mah catchers, I do thnk thay're a bit overpowered. N tha long run, tha con flip would be a good thng.

As fo tha first turn attacks, I'm sorta so-so bout that one. Nstead of con flip wnners gong first, thay're just gonna want ta go second anyway. I dunno, I just don't thnk that it's all that bootylicious of an idea.

I will more than gladly dump Juni off ta tha side fo Sycbeore. I mean really. Look at that face. He's adorable.
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Old October 23rd, 2013 (08:56 PM).
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Quote orignally posted by Moosen:
As much as I love mah catchers, I do thnk thay're a bit overpowered. N tha long run, tha con flip would be a good thng.

As fo tha first turn attacks, I'm sorta so-so bout that one. Nstead of con flip wnners gong first, thay're just gonna want ta go second anyway. I dunno, I just don't thnk that it's all that bootylicious of an idea.

I will more than gladly dump Juni off ta tha side fo Sycbeore. I mean really. Look at that face. He's adorable.
He's a cool lookng character fo a Pokemon character, but I've gots ta sez that I'll miss tha ice-crebe dollop hair Juniper has n most official artwork of her once her rideds is rotated out.
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