Welcome to the long awaited PokéPuzzle #2! Sorry it took me so long to do another one of these, and you can rest assured there will definitely not be such a long delay between puzzle two and three. The prize for the winner this time will be one Tropical Beach promo on PTCGO. As in one copy of the card, NOT one code which is worth four copies. Unfortunately I don’t have an infinite supply of prizes, so I have to make what I do have last as long as possible. As I will be trading one copy of the card to the winner through PTCGO, all entrants will need to have a working PTCGO account with at least one tradable card. The winner will be randomly chosen from the correct entries received through 8/30/13 and revealed to the masses in the next PokéPuzzle.
Without further ado, PokéPuzzle #2:
Active Pokemon: Articuno EX (0 damage, not affected by any special conditions)
Benched Pokemon: None
Deck: 4 Cards
Hand: 9 Cards (Three Trainers in Pooka’s hand)
Discard Pile: Assorted Trainer Cards (No Special Energy)
Active Pokemon: Ditto (0 damage, not affected by any special conditions, in play for more than one turn)
Benched Pokemon: 3 Ditto (All in play for more than one turn, 0 damage)
Deck: 7 Cards
Hand: 0 Cards
Discard Pile: Assorted Trainer Cards (No Pokémon or Energy)
The Goal: To win before your next turn.
The Rules: We pickup action at the start of your current turn. You will be drawing a Bicycle as your one draw for the turn, which means you will be left with six cards in your deck. Those six cards can be any combination of currently legal modified (Next Destinies on) cards you think can earn you the victory, except those cards which you are explicitly not playing listed below. All normal rules of the Pokémon TCG apply (one Energy per turn, one Supporter per turn, etc.), and you must win before your next turn starts. That means that an unusual win condition that occurs such as Poison damage, decking, or anything else I might have forgotten, counts as a valid solution. Assume all coin flips result in tails.
Cards you are NOT playing in your deck: Vileplume (Boundaries Crossed), Ether, Special Energy Cards (Double Colorless, Plasma, etc.)
Please send all solutions to firstname.lastname@example.org and use a list format for your answer. For this puzzle everyone’s first step will be the same:
1. Draw a Bicycle.
Feel free to comment on the puzzle in the comments section but please do not post any potential answers down there. I will be posting a hint to my Twitter page @DrewHolton sometime Thursday for everyone that has not figured it out by then. Good luck everyone and have fun!