'Pokemon TCG: Battle Academy' Announced!

Discussion in 'Pokémon Trading Card Game' started by Water Pokémon Master, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. Youre looking at this from a competitive and collectors point of view... you're completely missing the point. Its a product designed for children to learn and play the game at home with their friends and families at a basic level.

    Its not intended to fit into the meta or be competitive or even provide something new for collectors. In that respect it will sell, and it will likely sell well.

    Your average pokebeach member will still rage at XY Evolutions packs being included in products... but ask any Asmodee or Pokemon TCG Staff member and its still the most popular a and best selling set years after release and still shifts more units off the shelves due to parents buying for their children, nostalgia seekers and entry level collectors. Again this was confirmed to me from staff at London Toy Fair

    Not everyone buys cards from the perspective you do
     
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  2. SableyeGuy Aspiring Trainer
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    Yay, bad promos of the same three pokemon that have been in tons of products and sets!
     
  3. Good thing the set wasnt designed with you in mind then i guess, there are lots of people who will be very happy with this
     
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  4. Clam Almost decent
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    TBH I would rather get a new player a theme deck instead of this because theme decks have a lot more variety instead of just a few decks and the newer theme decks have loads of helpful trainers you can put in pretty much every deck and sure they dont have GXs but I dont think you need them at all to understand the game
     
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  5. AshCo The Proverbial Grumpy Old Man
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    I dunno, I think I can see the merit of this too. I would have eaten this up back when I was just starting out and had an interest in the game. I started collecting when I was 12, back when EXs were the big thing at the time (later BW/Early XY era), and the big thing I wanted were those big fancy cards. Three decks to try out with fellow new fans and some pretty cool looking GXs for a supposed $20, it's definitely not for everyone but if I were that 12 year old version of myself I would definitely have had interest in this if not just to learn how to play the game.

    That being said, modern-day theme decks didn't exist EITHER when I was that age, and the appeal of those cool trainers are a nice little thing too. But IMO they all have enough merit to them to be worth it to some people.

    Would I get either of those now? No, I collect singles, but I'm not going to deny the fact that these products do have good use for other people, just not for myself.
     
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  6. awholterman Aspiring Trainer
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    That Aipom promo is in the Pikarom League Battle Deck
     
  7. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    Also, that aipom promo is in the pikarom battle arena decks so it will more than likely not feature in these decks
     
  8. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  9. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    Well that sounds like harsh with extra steps. XD
     
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  10. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    At first this def seems cringe, but part of what got me into the card game in the first place was a VHS in the 90s which was essentially a Pokemon card game tutorial.
     
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  11. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer
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    Poor Raichu
     
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  12. Raigetsu Lightning Trainer
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    Pikachu deck? Really? The disrespect
     
  13. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    When i get mine it’s staying sealed
     
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  14. guicazzonato Aspiring Trainer
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    The Mewtwo deck does not come with a guide. You must learn to use the deck yourself!

    As if it were super dumper hard to play with those cards lol.
     
  15. MasterGallade ThePokemonRhombus @ YouTube
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    Literally bought this today just for the Mew :p

    Ok not just for that, I'm just a sucker for alternate prints with silhouette stamps lol
     
  16. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    Since when they put promos in a deck?
     
  17. MilesEX Aspiring Trainer
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    It will be if you've never played the TCG before, which is clearly the target audience for this product.
     
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  18. johnwick Aspiring Trainer
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    Wait, so since some of these have the same set number as their original set (Cynthia) but with an extra logo based off the deck, are these still out of rotation?
     
  19. Adam Kalamat Aspiring Trainer
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    Yes they are still out of rotation
     
  20. i still have my japanese one sealed. I was originally going to open it for a video but decided it was way too nice
     
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