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Team Rocket Strategy Guide (TCG)

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Team Rocket Strategy Guide
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ISBN: 0786917628
Published: May 2000
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Author: Michael Mikaelian

Team Rocket Strategy Guide is the official companion book to the Team Rocket expansion of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Published by Wizards of the Coast in May 2000, it was written by Michael Mikaelian, who was also one of the cowriters of Pokémon Made Simple!, an introductory book to the TCG also published by Wizards of the Coast.

Contents

Welcome to the World of Pokémon

After a brief foreword by Professor Oak, there is an introductory section called "Welcome to the World of Pokémon". This serves as a brief overview of the rules of the Pokémon Trading Card Game and an explanation of how to identify Energy symbols, Weakness, Resistance, etc.

Here Comes Team Rocket

This section introduces the premise of the Team Rocket expansion set and an overview of some of the new cards included. The book compares some new Pokémon cards to their first appearances in the TCG, for example, the advantages of using the original Base Set Machop vs the advantages of the new Team Rocket Machop.

The section also provides "Cool Combos", creating new strategies by combining moves or Pokémon Powers of new Team Rocket cards with older cards from Base Set, Jungle and Fossil; for example, a combo of Rattata's Pokémon Power "Trickery" with Mankey's Pokémon Power "Peek". The section closes with the writers' "Top Ten Team Rocket Cards", which the author considered the best of the set.

Cool Decks

This section focuses on "Cool Decks You Can Build", custom deck configurations focusing on the new Team Rocket cards. There are two decks listed for each TCG type: one "easy-to-build" deck and one advanced deck. Strategies for using each deck in gameplay are also included.

List of decks

Team Rocket Card Encyclopedia

This section provides an image, description and strategy guide for every card in the Team Rocket expansion, including the box topper, Dark Raichu. All cards are presented in alphabetical order.

Fossil Card Encyclopedia

As a bonus, this book also includes a guide for all the cards in the Fossil expansion, which came out prior to the Team Rocket expansion. Like the Team Rocket Encyclopedia, all cards are presented in alphabetical order with images and strategy guides.

The Complete Pokémon Checklist

The closing section of the book is a collectors' checklist of all the Pokémon cards released in English up to the time of publication. This includes Base Set, Base Set 2, Jungle, Fossil, Team Rocket and Wizards Black Star Promos.

External links


Publications relating to the Pokémon Trading Card Game
Strategy guides: Pokémon Trading Card Game Strategy GuideThe Official Pokémon Trading Card Game Guide
Pokémon Trading Card Game Player's GuidePokémon Trading Card Game Fossil Expansion Player's Guide
Pokémon Trading Card Game Volume 3: Team RocketPokémon Made Simple!Let's Play Pokémon
Team Rocket Strategy GuideGym Heroes Strategy GuideGym Challenge Strategy Guide
Platinum Player's GuidePlasma Storm Player's GuidePlasma Blast Player's GuideXY Player's Guide
Collectors' guides: Pokémon Collector's Value GuidePokémon Unofficial Card Collector's Guide
Unofficial Beckett Pokémon Collector Price GuideBeckett Unofficial Guide to Pokémon: 2008 Price Guide
Magazines: Beckett Pokémon Unofficial CollectorMonthly Coin Toss: Pokémon Card MagazinePokémon Official Magazine
PoJo's Unofficial Pokémon News & Price Guide MonthlyPokémon Card Fan Club
Manga: Aim to Be a Card Master!!Exciting Victory! Pokémon Card Game!!How I Became a Pokémon Card
Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!Pokémon Card Game Battle Comic
Other: Pokémon Card Official Book 2000Pokémon Card Game BW National Illustrated EncyclopediaPokémon Card Game BW Workbook

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