Zach

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Zach
"This is what I live for!"
Zach.png
Art from PTCGO
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 is part of the first tutorial match. 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."

League Appearances

Zach uses a Colorless Colorless deck when players face him.

Gold League

Zach is the first opponent in the Gold League. After defeating Zach, players move on to face Mick.

Platinum League

Zach is the first opponent in the Platinum League. After defeating Zach, players move on to face Logan.

Diamond League

In the HeartGold and SoulSilver era, Zach appeared as part of the Diamond League. This league is no longer available for play.

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.

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 Gold 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."

Zach's decks

Zach's Tutorial deck

(As this match is scripted, Zach only uses the cards below)

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Meowth Colorless Rare Secret
Rattata Colorless Common
Metal Energy Metal E


Zach's XY decks

Easy deck

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Bidoof Colorless Common
Bibarel Colorless Uncommon
Dunsparce Colorless Uncommon
Farfetch'd Colorless
Furfrou Colorless Rare Holo
Lickitung Colorless Common
Lickilicky Colorless Uncommon
Miltank Colorless
Pidove Colorless Common
Tranquill Colorless Uncommon
Skarmory Colorless Rare
Snorlax Colorless Rare
Acro Bike I Uncommon
Repeat Ball I Uncommon
Tool Retriever I Uncommon
Trainers' Mail I Uncommon
Exp. Share I Uncommon
Sparkling Robe I Uncommon
Professor Birch's Observations Su Uncommon
Team Flare Grunt Su Uncommon
Winona Su Uncommon
Grass Energy Grass E
Fire Energy Fire E
Water Energy Water E
Lightning Energy Lightning E
Psychic Energy Psychic E
Fighting Energy Fighting E
Darkness Energy Darkness E
Metal Energy Metal E
Fairy Energy Fairy E

Medium deck

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Bidoof Colorless Common
Bibarel Colorless Uncommon
Dunsparce Colorless Uncommon
Farfetch'd Colorless
Furfrou Colorless Rare Holo
Lickitung Colorless Common
Lickilicky Colorless Uncommon
Miltank Colorless
Pidove Colorless Common
Tranquill Colorless Uncommon
Skarmory Colorless Rare
Snorlax Colorless Rare
Acro Bike I Uncommon
Repeat Ball I Uncommon
Tool Retriever I Uncommon
Trainers' Mail I Uncommon
Exp. Share I Uncommon
Sparkling Robe I Uncommon
Professor Birch's Observations Su Uncommon
Team Flare Grunt Su Uncommon
Winona Su Uncommon
Grass Energy Grass E
Fire Energy Fire E
Water Energy Water E
Lightning Energy Lightning E
Psychic Energy Psychic E
Fighting Energy Fighting E
Darkness Energy Darkness E
Metal Energy Metal E
Fairy Energy Fairy E

Hard deck

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Bouffalant Colorless Uncommon
Farfetch'd Colorless
Dunsparce Colorless Uncommon
Furfrou Colorless Rare Holo
Lickitung Colorless Common
Lickilicky Colorless Uncommon
Miltank Colorless
Pidove Colorless Common
Tranquill Colorless Uncommon
Unfezant Colorless Rare
Skarmory Colorless Rare
Snorlax Colorless Rare
Acro Bike I Uncommon
Repeat Ball I Uncommon
Tool Retriever I Uncommon
Trainers' Mail I Uncommon
Exp. Share I Uncommon
Sparkling Robe I Uncommon
Professor Birch's Observations Su Uncommon
Team Flare Grunt Su Uncommon
Winona Su Uncommon
Double Colorless Energy Colorless E Uncommon
Grass Energy Grass E
Fire Energy Fire E
Water Energy Water E
Lightning Energy Lightning E
Psychic Energy Psychic E
Fighting Energy Fighting E
Darkness Energy Darkness E
Metal Energy Metal E
Fairy Energy Fairy E


Zach's Retired decks

Zach's Early XY era decks

Easy deck (List missing 1 card)

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

Medium deck (List missing 9 cards)

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

Hard deck

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


Zach's Black & White era deck

Platinum League (List missing 30 cards)

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Audino Colorless Uncommon
Bouffalant Colorless Uncommon
Jigglypuff Colorless Uncommon
Wigglytuff Colorless Rare
Rufflet Colorless Common
Braviary Colorless Rare Holo
Minccino Colorless Common
Crushing Hammer I Uncommon
Escape Rope I Uncommon
Revive I Uncommon
Super Rod I Uncommon
Eviolite I Uncommon
Rocky Helmet I Uncommon
Aspertia City Gym St Uncommon
Bianca Su Uncommon
Hugh Su Uncommon
Metal Energy Metal E


Zach's initial decks

During the HeartGold & SoulSilver era, Zach used a different deck for each appearance.

Gold League

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Chansey Colorless Common
Doduo Colorless Common
Dodrio Colorless Rare
Rattata Colorless Common
Spearow Colorless Common
Fearow Colorless Rare
Starly Colorless Common
Staravia Colorless Uncommon
Staraptor Colorless Rare
Energy Returner I Uncommon
Full Heal I Uncommon
PlusPower I Uncommon
Potion I Uncommon
Switch I Uncommon
Bill Su Uncommon
Engineer's Adjustments Su Uncommon
24× Grass Energy Grass E Common

Platinum League

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Eevee Colorless Common
Vaporeon Water Uncommon
Horsea Water Common
Seadra Water Uncommon
Squirtle Water Common
Teddiursa Colorless Common
Totodile Water Common
Croconaw Water Uncommon
Feraligatr Water Rare
Energy Switch I Uncommon
Full Heal I Uncommon
Pokémon Circulator I Uncommon
Potion I Common
Bill Su Uncommon
Engineer's Adjustments Su Uncommon
24× Water Energy Water E Common

Diamond League

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Cyndaquil Fire Common
Quilava Fire Uncommon
Typhlosion Fire Rare
Eevee Colorless Common
Flareon Fire Uncommon
Magmar Fire Common
Rattata Colorless Common
Vulpix Fire Common
Ninetales Fire Rare
Energy Returner I Uncommon
Full Heal I Uncommon
PlusPower I Uncommon
Potion I Common
Bill Su Uncommon
Copycat Su Uncommon
24× Fire Energy Fire E Common


Zach's XY Tutorial deck

(As this match was scripted, Zach only used the cards below)

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Eevee Colorless Common
Fletchling Colorless Common
Metal Energy Metal E


Quotes

  • Tutorial match — "This is my favourite game. I hope you have fun!"
  • Gold League, before a game — "Time to play, <player>! This is what I live for!"
  • Platinum League, before a game — "Oh yeah! League Champion in the house! Let the games begin!"

Retired quotes

Tutorial Mode

Main article: Retired Tutorials

Match setup

"Welcome to the League and... ...Prepare to be trounced! Mwa-Ha-Ha! Good luck!"
"Welcome to the Platinum League, <player>! Let's see how you hold up under pressure!"

Player loss

"Nice try, <player>. But it looks like you met your match! Let's play again!"
"You fought well, <player>. But don't feel blue! It's time for a rematch!"

Player win

"Hey, great game! Looks like you'll fit right in! Say hi to Mick for me when you play!"
"Wow, you've come a long way. My Water Deck is... all washed up! Congratulations on your victory!"

Diamond League

Before a 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!"
Match setup — "Eager to throw your weight around? You'll have to take me down first. Good luck. <Player>!"
Player loses — "A noble effort, <player>. Unfortunately for you, I was on fire that game. Try again?"
Player wins — "Hello?! My Fire Deck was snuffed out! Great Job, <player>."
Game Store Players
Employees ZachElla
Professor Professor Holly
League contestants MickCalvinAliGraysonJujiKendallTysonPenelope
CammieLoganNathanBrittneyRikaOtisDaniel

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