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"This is what I live for!"
Art from the PTCGO website
Gender Male
Eye color Violet
Hair color Brown
Hometown San Francisco
Region USA
Trainer class Trading Card Game Player

Zach works at the Game Store in Pokémon Trading Card Game Online. He greets new players at the entrance of the Game Store along with Ella. In the Trainer Challenge. he can be faced in the Gold League and the Platinum League.

Zach makes it to the Gold League's quarterfinals of the playoffs but loses to Mick.

Official biography

"Zach got his job at the game store through Ella. Enthusiastic but a little hapless, he loves the Pokémon TCG and reads fantasy novels. His favorite part of his job is helping new players get acquainted with the store's regulars."

In Gold League

Zach uses a Colorless deck in the Gold League.

Zach's Colorless deck

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Jigglypuff Colorless Uncommon
Wigglytuff Colorless Rare
Chatot Colorless Uncommon
Minccino Colorless Common
Audino Colorless Uncommon
Bouffalant Colorless Uncommon
Rufflet Colorless Uncommon
Aspertia City Gym St Uncommon
Escape Rope I Uncommon
Eviolite I Uncommon
Hugh Su Uncommon
Metal Energy Metal E


  • Before the game
"Time to play, <player>! This is what I live for!"
  • At the start of the game
"Welcome to the League and... ...Prepare to be trounced! Mwa-Ha-Ha! Good luck!"
  • After winning
"Nice try, <player>. But it looks like you met your match! Let's play again!"
  • After losing
"Hey, great game! Looks like you'll fit right in! Say hi to Mick for me when you play!"

In Platinum League

Zach uses a Water deck in the Platinum League.

Zach's Water deck

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Totodile Water Common
Croconaw Water Uncommon
Feraligatr Water Rare
Horsea Water Common
Seadra Water Uncommon
Eevee Colorless Common
Vaporeon Water Uncommon
Teddiursa Colorless Common
Squirtle Water Common
Engineer's Adjustments (Unleashed) T Uncommon
Potion (Black & White) T Common
Bill (HeartGold & SoulSilver) T Uncommon
Energy Switch (HeartGold & SoulSilver) T Uncommon
Pokémon Circulator (Unleashed) T Uncommon
Full Heal (HeartGold & SoulSilver) T Uncommon
24× Water Energy Water E Common


  • Before the game
"Oh yeah! League Champion in the house! Let the games begin!"
  • At the start of the game
"Welcome to the Platinum League, <player>! Let's see how you hold up under pressure!"
  • After winning
"You fought well, <player>. But don't feel blue! It's time for a rematch!"
  • After losing
"Wow, you've come a long way. My Water Deck is... all washed up! Congratulations on your victory!"

In Diamond League

Zach uses a Fire deck in the Diamond League.

Zach's Fire deck

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Eevee Colorless Common
Flareon Fire Uncommon
Rattata Colorless Common
Cyndaquil Fire Common
Quilava Fire Uncommon
Typhlosion Fire Rare
Vulpix Fire Common
Ninetales Fire Common
Magmar Fire Common
Bill (HeartGold & SoulSilver) T Uncommon
Copycat (HeartGold & SoulSilver) T Uncommon
Energy Returner (Unleashed) T Uncommon
PlusPower (Unleashed) T Uncommon
Potion (Black & White) T Common
Full Heal (HeartGold & SoulSilver) T Uncommon
24× Fire Energy Fire E Common


  • Before the game
"'Grats on your victory in the Platinum League! Don't think you've got this one sewn up, though. No one's taking you lightly this time!"
  • At the start of the game
"Eager to throw your weight around? You'll have to take me down first. Good luck. <Player>!"
  • After winning
"A noble effort, <player>. Unfortunately for you, I was on fire that game. Try again?"
  • After losing
"Hello?! My Fire Deck was snuffed out! Great Job, <player>."

Game Store Players
Employees EllaZach
Professor Professor
League contestants MickCalvinAliGraysonJujiKendallTysonPenelope

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