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Special Conditions - A Pokémon TCG Podcast

Aug 24, 2021

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 8/16/2021

Publish Date - 8/24/2021


We covered Ice Rider Calyrex last episode, so it is only fit that we turn to Shadow Rider this week! Adam breaks down the card mechanics while Ken explains the different variations of the card that are available. WIth a solid deck strategy, it is clear why Shadow Rider has secured a foothold in the meta, and will be a force to reckon with throughout the next rotation.


Art of the week is Single Strike Urshifu! While a new card with limited cards available, there is still plenty of diversity in the art styles available from illustrating veterans like Irita to rookies like Nishimura. The host's differences in art appreciation is evident when we make our way through the artwork examples!


Finally we discuss two upcoming products. First with the Evolving Skies Build and Battle Boxes and then with the upcoming V-Union! The immediate future of the TCG is going to be interesting as we prepare to not only rotate formats, but also to introduce a major shakeup to game mechanics.


Card of the Week: Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX - 

Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX Deck Strategy - 

Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX - 

Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX Secret Rare- 

Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX Alt Art Secret Rare- 

Shadow Rider Calyrex V - 

Shadow Rider Calyrex V Full Art - 

Shadow Rider Calyrex V Alt Full Art - 


Art of the Week: Urshifu Single Strike - 


Evolving Skies Build and Battle Box -

V-Union Cards are Here -



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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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