TCGONE Pokemon Gen 1 Pack Beginner Career Guide


#1

I made a guide a while ago to help beginners navigate through the gen 1 packs easier and after learning about TCG forum I figure I post it here.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ocqozQE7gHguWjOMoR3uNgGR8mWxkq_VDunnYAmKlm4/edit?usp=sharing

If there is any changes you would suggest I make let me know.

Gen 1 Base-Gym Pack Sets

Note I am rating this based of Meta prevalence a
*Trainers I base in alphabetical Order
*Pokemon Based Off Tier/Power and impact on the Meta.
Anything 1 and 2 is alphabetical

Chart

5 Godly/OP
4 Very Good
3 Good
2 Okayish/Not Bad
1 Terrible or Outclassed

Base Set

5

  • Computer Search
  • Energy Removal
  • Gust Of Wind
  • Item Finder
  • Lass
  • Professor Oak
  • Scoop Up
  • Super Energy Removal

4

  • Electabuzz
  • Hitmonchan
  • Blastoise
  • Chansey
  • Clefairy (Only because of Clefable in Jungle)
  • Bill
  • Double Colorless
  • Pokemon Trader
  • Pluspower
  • Switch

3

  • Zapdos
  • Electrode
  • Venusaur
  • Alakazam
  • Arcanine
  • Dewgong
  • Ponyta
  • Gyarados
  • Defender
  • Energy Retrieval
  • Pokemon Breeder

2

  • Charmeleon
  • Doduo
  • Farfetch’d
  • Machop
  • Nidoran(Male)
  • Raichu
  • Squirtle
  • Starmie
  • Staryu
  • Raichu
  • Raticate
  • Clefairy Doll
  • Energy Search
  • Full Heal
  • Pokemon Center
  • Super Potion

1

  • Charizard
  • Dragonair
  • Haunter (used with Drowse Team Rocket)
  • Koffing
  • Magnemite
  • Mewtwo
  • Nidoking
  • Ninetales
  • Poliwrath
  • Rattata
  • Pokedex
    Anything not mentioned

Jungle

4

  • Wigglytuff
  • Scyther
  • Clefable
  • Mr.Mime
  • Lickitung

3

  • Jigglypuff
  • Tauros
  • Kangaskhan
  • Snorlax
  • Exeggutor
  • Dodrio

2

  • Venomoth
  • Fearow
  • Rapidash
  • Rhyhorn
  • Pinsir
  • Rhydon
  • Eevee
  • Pikachu

1

  • Eevee Evolutions
  • Nidoqueen
  • Seaking
  • Pidgeot
  • Victreebel
  • Pokeball
    Anything else not mentioned

Fossil

4

  • Magmar
  • Ditto
  • Articuno
  • Lapras

3

  • Muk
  • Gengar
  • Haunter

2

  • Aerodactyl
  • Moltres
  • Psyduck
  • Slowbro
  • Raichu
  • Hypno
  • Seadra
  • Tentacool
  • Gastly
  • Energy Search
  • Mysterious Fossil

1

  • Arbok
  • Dragonite
  • Golduck
  • Golem
  • Hitmonlee
  • Magneton
  • Weezing
  • Zapdos
  • Gambler
  • Mr. Fuji (can be a cheap alternative to Scoop Up)
  • Recycle
    Anything not Mentioned

Team Rocket

4

  • Dark Vileplume
  • Goop Gas Attack
  • Imposter Oak’s Revenge
  • Nightly Garbage Run
  • Rocket’s Sneak Attack

3

  • Dark Muk
  • Dark Raichu
  • Dark Gloom
  • The Boss’s Way
  • Rainbow Energy

2

  • Dark Dragonair
  • Dark Golbat
  • Dark Gyarados
  • Charmander
  • Oddish
  • Drowzee
  • Eevee
  • Abra
  • Challenge!
  • Sleep
  • Full Heal Energy
  • Potion Energy

1

  • Dark Blastoise
  • Dark Charizard
  • Dark Dragonite
  • Dark Dugtrio
  • Dark Persian
  • Dark Weezing
  • Porygon
  • Rattata
  • Dark Eevee Evolutions
  • Digger
  • Here Comes Team Rocket
    Anything Not mentioned

Gym Heroes

4

  • Erika’s Dratini
  • Narrow Gym
  • The Rocket’s Trap

3

  • Lt. Surge’s Electabuzz (Discharge Version)
  • Brock’s Rhyhorn (Horn Toss)
  • Rocket’s Scyther
  • No Removal Gym
  • Erika
  • Sabrina’s Gaze

2

  • Blaine’s Magmar
  • Brock’s Rhydon
  • Brock’s Rhyhorn
  • Erika’s Victreebel
  • Erika’s Vileplume
  • Lt’ Surge’s Raticate
  • Rocket’s Hitmonchan
  • Misty’s Poliwhirl
  • Rocket’s Moltres
  • Brock’s Training Method
  • Erika’s Maids
  • Energy Flow
  • Good Manners
  • Recall
  • Thrash Exchange

1

  • Brock’s Golem
  • Lt Surge’s Spearow (Drill Peck)
  • Rocket’s Snorlax
  • Sabrina’s Gengar
  • Brock
  • Misty
  • Misty’s Wrath
  • Lt. Surge’s Treaty
  • The Rocket’s Training Gym
    Anything Not Mentioned

Gym Challenge

5

  • Rocket’s Zapdos
  • Erika’s Jigglypuff
  • Chaos Gym (It is Not Implemented Yet)

4

  • Resistance Gym

3

  • Blaine’s Arcanine
  • Sabrina’s Alakazam
  • Sabrina’s Kadabra

2

  • Blaine’s Charizard
  • Brock’s Ninetales
  • Giovanni’s Machamp
  • Giovanni’s Nidoran (Female)
  • Koga’s Ditto
  • Rocket’s Mewtwo
  • Sabrina’s Gastly (Gaseous Form)
  • Warp Point
  • Blaine
  • Brock’s Protection
  • Giovanni
  • Koga
  • Koga’s Ninja Trick
  • Misty’s Tears
  • Sabrina

1

  • Brock’s Sandslash
  • Koga’s Muk
  • Koga’s Weezing
  • Koga’s Zubat
  • Lt. Surge’s Raticate
  • Misty’s Dewgong
  • Misty’s Gyarados
  • Master Ball
  • Transparent Wall (Good with explosion decks)
    Anything Not Mentioned

Promos

4

  • Mewtwo (Energy Absorption )

3

  • Articuno
  • Eevee
  • Pikachu (Recharge)

2

  • Jigglypuff
  • Mew
  • Pikachu
  • Psyduck
  • Team Rocket’s Meowth
  • Venusaur
  • Zapdos

1

Any other promos that were legal at that time


#2

Hi @darkmaster1415 welcome to the forum and thanks for posting this!

Just a suggestion: the post could be more interesting if you dumped the entire contents to here, without posting a link, if that suits you.


#3

Yeah I probably should have but wasn’t not sure it would fit this entire post. I will do that when I come back home.


#4

TYVM for the guide!

I am thinking about doing something similar, but listing the ink value of the cards that can be pulled from each pack. The idea is to figure out if one pack or another might yield more ink upon using mass dissolve to get rid of bulk.


#5

I think you will quickly find that each pack distributes the same amount of ink after the opened cards are dissolved as to the best of my knowledge, the rarity of the cards opened is determined independently of the card set. Thus a common from gen 1 is worth the same as a common from E card and an original shiney charizard is worth the same as any other 720 ink card.