Welcome back for PokéPuzzle #4 and sorry for the delay leading up to this one. Yet again, the prize for the winner will be one Tropical Beach promo on PTCGO.
Standard PokéPuzzle disclaimer: This means 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 9/28/13 and revealed to the masses in the next PokéPuzzle.
Active Pokémon: Genesect EX (Plasma Blast), 100 damage taken (70 HP remaining), three grass energy attached.
Benched Pokemon: Genesect EX (Plasma Blast), 100 damage taken (70 HP remaining), three grass energy attached, G Booster Pokemon Tool attached.
Active Pokemon: Ditto (Boundaries Crossed), 20 damage taken (50 HP remaining), one Blend GRPD and one Blend WLFM attached.
Benched Pokemon: None
Deck: 6 Cards (This INCLUDES the card you will be drawing for your turn which is given below)
Hand: 0 Cards
Prizes: 4 (All four prizes are copies of the card First Ticket)
The Goal: To take your remaining prizes in your next two turns.
The Rules: We begin 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 five cards in your deck. Those five 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. Additionally, you only have one basic Pokémon remaining in your deck. All normal rules of the Pokémon TCG apply (one Energy per turn, one Supporter per turn, etc.), and you must win on your next turn via taking all your prizes. That’s right; I am trying something new, so the turn order will be you (the current turn), Pooka, and then you again. For this puzzle you must win via attack damage so no status or decking win conditions will work.
Assume all coin flips result in tails, except if you try to confuse Pooka’s active. Pooka will flip heads on confusion.
On Kyle’s turn he will attack with the benched Genesect EX with G Booster if able to. In fact, all he will do on his turn is attack so don’t worry about Kyle playing any trainers that might ruin your answer. Your solution obviously doesn’t work if Kyle is able to take his last prize on his turn.
Cards you are NOT playing in your deck: Eviolite, Pokemon Catcher, N, Raikou EX (Dark Explorers), Genesect EX (Plasma Blast), Tool Scrapper, Escape Rope, Ninetales (Dragons Exalted), Braviary (Plasma Storm), Salamence (Plasma Blast), Vanilluxe (Next Destinies), Crystal Wall, Super Rod, Dusknoir (Boundaries Crossed)
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.
Additionally, please list the six cards you will be using as your deck. For this puzzle everyone’s first card will be the same:
The order you list the cards is irrelevant when submitting your answer. It is impossible for me to check every card combination when I come up with a puzzle so there is probably more than one answer to the puzzle.
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!