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Zach

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Zach
"This is what I live for!"
Zach.png
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. When players initially begin the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, he and Ella lead players through an initial series of tutorial matches. Afterwards, in the Trainer Challenge, he can be faced in the Gold League and the Platinum League for a total of two matches.

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."

Gold League

Zach uses a Colorless Colorless deck when players face him in the first round of the Gold League's playoffs. After defeating Zach, players move on to face Mick.

Quotes

  • Before the game — "Time to play, <player>! This is what I live for!"
  • Retired quotes:
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!"

Zach's Colorless deck

Easy deck (List missing 1 card)

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Audino Colorless Uncommon
Bouffalant Colorless Uncommon
Braviary Colorless Rare Holo
Chatot Colorless Uncommon
Jigglypuff Colorless Uncommon
Wigglytuff Colorless Rare
Minccino Colorless Common
Rufflet Colorless Common
Energy Retrieval I Uncommon
Full Heal I Uncommon
Giant Cape I Uncommon
Great Ball I Uncommon
Professor's Letter I Uncommon
Revive I Uncommon
Roller Skates I Uncommon
Tierno Su
22× Metal Energy Metal E

Medium deck (List missing 15 cards)

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Audino Colorless Uncommon
Bouffalant Colorless Uncommon
Braviary Colorless Rare Holo
Chatot Colorless Uncommon
Jigglypuff Colorless Uncommon
Wigglytuff Colorless Rare
Minccino Colorless Common
Rufflet Colorless Common
Aspertia City Gym St Uncommon
Giant Cape I Uncommon
Rocky Helmet I Uncommon
Team Flare Grunt Su Uncommon
22× Metal Energy Metal E

Hard deck

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Audino Colorless Uncommon
Bouffalant Colorless Uncommon
Braviary Colorless Rare Holo
Chatot Colorless Uncommon
Jigglypuff Colorless Uncommon
Wigglytuff Colorless Rare
Minccino Colorless Common
Rufflet Colorless Common
Aspertia City Gym St Uncommon
Crushing Hammer I Uncommon
Energy Retrieval I Uncommon
Escape Rope I Uncommon
Eviolite I Uncommon
Giant Cape I Uncommon
Great Ball I Uncommon
Hugh Su Uncommon
Professor's Letter I Uncommon
Revive I Uncommon
Rocky Helmet I Uncommon
Roller Skates I Uncommon
Team Flare Grunt Su Uncommon
Tierno Su
16× Metal Energy Metal E


Platinum League

Zach uses the same Colorless Colorless deck when players face him in the first round of the Platinum League's playoffs. After defeating Zach, players move on to face Logan. See Gold League above for deck information.

Quotes

  • Before the game — "Oh yeah! League Champion in the house! Let the games begin!"
  • Retired quotes:
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!"


Other appearances

Zach assists players when they access the "Help" feature, the Trainer Challenge mode, and the player versus player Versus Mode in the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.

Initial Tutorials

Main article: Tutorial (TCGO)

Help

Trainer Challenge

  • Choose League"To get started, select a league and difficulty from below. The selections will be added to the current option area on the right."
Gold — "Every player begins in the Gold League. Defeat each trainer in the God League and you will unlock the Platinum League!"
Platinum — "Great job beating the 12 Gold League trainers. Now for the next challenge! Defeat each trainer in the Platinum League and you will unlock the City Championship!"
City Championship — "Do you have what it takes to be the City Champion? Let’s find out!"
"You have <number> overall wins with this deck."
"You have <number> overall wins with this deck. You have won <number> of <8 or 12> games necessary to unlock a booster pack."'
  • Choose computer-controlled Trainer opponent — "Please select a trainer to challenge!"

Versus Mode

Random Battle

Theme — "Both players can now use preconstructed theme decks in this format."
Standard — "Decks can only contain cards from current Standard legal expansions in their decks."
Expanded — "Deck can only contain cards that have been verified as Expanded legal."
Unlimited — "No cards are off-limits in this format! Play with your dream deck!"
  • Now retired "Ranked Battle" option which was folded directly into Random Battle rather than "Random Battle" being an option under "Ranked Battle""Ranked games allow you to progress and play against better and better trainers. Players also earn trainer tokens for these matches."

Friend Battle

"Now pick a friend to challenge."
<see Deck format selection in Random Battle above>
"Looks like none of our friends are available. You can only challenge friends who are currently online and aren't already in a match."

Play Testing

  • "Play a game against the computer and test out a deck."
"Next select a difficulty for the computer."
Easy — "Easy is a good option if you are new to Pokémon TCG."
Medium — "Select Medium if you have experience with Pokémon TCG."
Hard — "Hard is better suited for an expert Pokémon TCG player."
"Please choose one of your decks below" <with Theme, Standard, and Expanded decks mixed together in the same list>

Practice

  • Retired Practice Battle"Practice games help you learn the basics of the game in a friendly match. If you are new to Pokémon TCG this is a good game type."


HeartGold & SoulSilver Era

Quotes

From the now retired Diamond League in the Trainer Challenge:

  • 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>."

Zach's Retired decks

Zach used a Water Water and a Fire Fire deck during the HeartGold & SoulSilver era of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.

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

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


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Game Store Players
Employees EllaZach
Professor Professor
League contestants MickCalvinAliGraysonJujiKendallTysonPenelope
CammieLoganNathanBrittneyDanielRikaOtis

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