Back to the game after a hiatus, what are the staples?! Played a lot 10 years ago


#1

I just settled down after finishing my Master’s and moving to a new area, and I am REALLY wanting to start playing again. I played a lot from 2004-2007 and a bit more in 2011-2013ish. I really need a list of what would be a good list of trainer/supporter/special energy staples.

I am wanting to buy all the singles to make at least two current top-tier decks before I go to my local league, it seems quite active! Any help would be great so I could make a mass purchase. Thank you!


#2

Something to consider: There are now 2 formats. You would want some cards for both, but some cards are only playable in expanded.
Some big ones for standard:
DCE
Sycamore
N
Tapu Lele
Ultra ball
Lysandre/Guzma

Expanded cards:
Vs Seeker
Ghetsis
Colress

That is all I can think of. The rest depends on the deck.


#3

Staples for 2018 rotation? or for our current format?


#4

Worlds is the last tournament in this format besides the anehiem open, so I just figured 2018.


#5

Some other useful staples/near staples

A brigette or two, accerola, rescue stretchers and fieldblowers


#6

In addition to what’s been mentioned, you’ll need these as well:

Choice Band
Float Stone
Super Rod

Deck-dependent cards:

Rare Candy
Max Elixir
Aqua Patch
Puzzle of Time


#7

Thanks guys! I meant post worlds. It seems a lot of the staples came from Guardians Rising. I ordered 3 boxes of Guardians Rising and 2 of the Guardians Rising Elite Trainer Boxes since I guess I need basic energy, I couldn’t find them. In addition to that, I ordered this:

Sycamore
N
Float Stone
Super Rod
Brigette
VS Seeker
Ultra Ball
Lysandre

I have tons of Rare Candy, Colress, and Ghetsis left over. I’ll fill out what I need afterwards. You guys were a great help. Thank you!