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Special Conditions - A Pokémon TCG Podcast

Apr 15, 2022

Special Conditions Podcast 107

Recording Date - 4/13/2022

Publish Date - 4/15/2022


A few weeks ago Shaymin was featured in Art of the Week but now we return to take a deep dive on how it is played. Shaymin is an exceptionally versatile card that can be paired with a bunch of different deck cores. We have seen it have success with Arceus VSTAR, Leafeon VMAX and Torterra! Adam runs through what makes this card a fun and practical choice in play.


Our art this week is Kakuna whose designs range from nostalgic to unique. We take a look at its Base Set card as well as som unique designs spanning 2 decades. It’s always fun when a Kanto Pokémon can be reinvigorated by some fresh and compelling designs.


A new Top Deck Academy video was released and Nekkra does an awesome job explaining the very popular Inteleion engine. WIth Inteleon becoming a staple in the current meta, it would be in your best interest to learn how it works! Consistency is key and Inteleon brings it in droves.


THe latest Pokémon Illustrator contest brings us some of the best Pokémon art that we have ever seen. The top 300 finalists would look right at home alongside any of the illustrators that we cover each week. We pick our favorites and can not wait to follow the conclusion of this contest. 


Finally we talk about the Lucario VSTAR Premium Collection which brings us a combination of packs, cards, and miscellaneous items. At $40 it gives you a bit of everything and Lucario is positioned to pack a punch in the current meta. 


Card of the Week: Shaymin VSTAR -

Shaymin/Arceus -

Shaymin/Leafeon -

Shaymin/Torterra - 

Art of the Week: Kakuna - 

Top Deck Academy -

Pokémon Illustrator - 

Lucario VSTAR Premium Collection -

Lucario VSTAR -

Time Gazer and Space Juggler -


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Music provided by GameChops and licensed through Creative Commons




Intro Music

Trapped In A Pokéball

Dj CUTMAN and Belthesar

GameChops - Ultraball


Break Music

He Walk - Furret / Accumula Town Remix 

Dj Cutman


TN Comics Break Music

Battle with Gladion (Electro House Remix)


GameChops - Ultraball 


Outro Music

Kanto Trainer Battle


GameChops - Ultraball



Adam Tuttle

Ken Pescatore



Ken Pescatore


Executive Producer

Tish Smith


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