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July 13th, 2007, 9:11 AM
I'm sorry in advance for the confusion this may cause.
I am not new to Pokemon cards, not at all.
I got my first Pokemon card deck of 7 back when I was in Kindergarten!
I am just really new to all the names... Like "Pearl Version" and all of those.
I don't know how to tell the difference from the cards I have.
So do you think you can help me?

I have more older version cards than I do newer ones.
My best ones are:
Charizard(holo), Blastois(holo), Venusaur(holo), Nidoqueen(holo), Gyrados(holo), Vileplume(holo), Kadabra, Ninetales(holo), Arcanine, Dark Jolteon(holo), Zapdos(holo), Dark Slowbrow, Kangaskhan(holo), Machamp(holo)
And those are just the cards you would have found in the older version of cards, that might actually be worth something.

Then I have some other ones from the "Fire ex Leaf":
Ivysaur(holo), Charmeleon, Victreebel(holo), Beedrill(holo), Arcanine(holo), Exeggutor(holo) Camerupt

Then going through jsut random booster decks, I've convenscated:
Pidgeote(holo), Pidgeotto(holo), Pidgy(holo), Golem(holo), Gangar(holo), Haunter(holo), Fearow+Spearow(both holo), Dark vaporeon, Team Aqua's Sharpedo(holo), Dark Raticate, Dark Ariados, Dark Sneasel, Dark Murkrow, Dark Magcargo, Muk(holo), Kyogre, Dark Quilava, Lantern, Raichu, Lt. Surge's Pikatchu, Light Dewgong, Cloyster(holo), Tailow, Swablu(holo)

Thats not my whole deck, I have tons more.
Those are just the ones that are really good.
but I just don't understand how to classify them.
Are they any good?
I have a total of 37 holo cards.
And I have a Golem card that is all holo; like the whole card is shiny.

This might be a bit of a hand full... But I am just a bit confused, and want to know if this is an alright deck.

Thanks in advance!

July 13th, 2007, 10:17 AM
yes they r rare very rare

July 13th, 2007, 12:05 PM
Wow, are you serious?
I am still trying to find more, and I have been collecting since I was in Kindergarten, as I said. Lol.
I just wasn't sure how good my hand was.


Rebellious Treecko
July 13th, 2007, 12:21 PM
Yes, some holographic cards are pretty good, in battle, and for collecting. I collect all my Pokemon cards :)
But one thing, are they fakes?

July 13th, 2007, 12:27 PM
Hi there, please note that not all holographic cards are good. And not all good cards are holographic. Its a big misconception.

Many of those cards youve mentioned are Reverse or Alternate Holos. As an extra way to cash in, the makers include a alternative holo version of a standard card in every booster.

Also playing well never relies on using single cards. If you only have one good card, it will rarely make a great playing difference.

Also you havent posted a deck. A deck has 60 cards made of trainers, pokemon and energy :)

July 13th, 2007, 2:23 PM
No, Eternal Smasher, none of them are fake.
Atelast, I don't think.
What is a fake card? :S
sorry, again I'm new to all of this, I'm jsut trying to learn new things! :)

jwilso72, I know all cards are holographic, and I know not all holographic cards are good. I have other holographic cards, but I didn't post them because they aren't part of my battling hand.

I have had people ask me to trade my holo seel, Pidgy, Spearow, and Ratatta. They jsut aren't really special in battle! :P

Thanks again for your feedback. =]
I'm still after more and more card decks, finding them is jsut an issue! :P

Cipher 2008
July 13th, 2007, 2:36 PM
Quick question...what do you think a Pokémon card deck consists of? Say what that term means to you, because I'm not sure if you've got it right. A Pokémon card deck has 60 cards, and is composed of Pokémon cards, Trainer cards and Energy cards.

If you know this but recognise that you're not asking about a deck, then this is in the wrong place and you'll need to get a moderator (King Shuckle's the resident moderator here) to move it to the appropriate place.

July 13th, 2007, 3:00 PM
Oh yeah you're all right, I never actually posted them all!
I'm sorry.

Here they are:
Special Energyx6 (I know very low)

Gust of Wind
Energy Removalx4
Energy Search
Prof. Oak's Researchx2
Energy Retrievalx3
Power Tree
Rocket's Mission
Poke Ballx5
Celio's Networkx8
Bill's Maintenancex6
Pokedex HANDY909x2
Life Herbx4
Team Magma's Hideout
Team Magma's Conspirator(holo)
Ballon Berry

Sorry for confusing anyone, I am just really new to this...
Thats all the ones I have. It may be more than a complete deck, I just want to know which ones I need for a good lasting deck. :)

Cipher 2008
July 14th, 2007, 4:20 AM
Again, not a deck. You've just posted all the cards you have. You really need to go to the Pokémon TCG website (go-pokemon.com) and find out how to make a deck.

Oh, and get a moderator in this section to move this, because it just isn't a deck.