• Hunter Hawkins

    Awesome article! There aren’t many like this and I think we should have more, just to have a good read every once in a while. +1

  • roarkiller

    We need more articles like this. I have to be honest, I was laughing more than I ever had from any comedy show XD

  • thetruthisoutthere

    Free retreat is often spotty with darkrai ability or skyarrow.

  • Gelat1n

    I’ve been on the receiving end of that Slowking. Never before have I been so angry at a children’s trading card game.

    Another glitch I’ve noticed on TCGO recently, Vanilluxe NXD’s attack is supposed to do 60+20 for each [C] in the Defending Pokemon’s retreat. For whatever reason, when Darkrai’s ability is activated, Vanilluxe’s attack does 0 instead of the 60 it should be dealing.

    Good article, would read again.

  • http://twitter.com/MekkahSmogon Mekkah

    Yeah, I remember seeing that mess up every once in a while. One time it happened to me and I complained profusely…and then remembered I was playing against Garbodor.

  • ninjadeathstrike

    And let’s not forget the wait times on some of the “fixes” Eviolite was broken from the day it came out until ptcgo 1.0 went down. I’m still waiting to be able to trade my tin promo Rayquazas…

  • coolestman22

    I really liked the article, but I’m pretty sure Tool Scrapper and Rescue Scarf were in the same set.

  • Ziggmiceter

    Mew EX also cannot use attacks of Pokemon who have been put down on the same turn.
    That got really annoying starting Mew EX in Empoleon.

  • The Matteo

    Being a seasoned user of the PTCGO since it started I’m not sure the Top10 is enough to cover all the bugs. Something like the Top1000 might have been more appropriate.

  • http://twitter.com/burbs burbs

    The other day I was playing with my Eevee deck, and had an evolved Eevee as my active Pokemon. My opponent knocked out the card, but just the basic Eevee went to the discard pile, and the game let me keep playing my evolved Eevee much to my happiness. :) In fact, his damage received by the time we decided to call it quits was over 400.

  • http://twitter.com/nicholenamoon nicholena moon

    “I guess being a female Pokemon, Gardevoir was too self conscious about her weight to eat candy.”

    Seriously? What did this sentence add to the article? Was it supposed to be funny?

    Maybe you don’t think that females read this site, so it’s okay to be sexist. There may not be many, but there are some who do. I, for one, don’t really appreciate having unnecessary sexism casually thrown in with my daily dose of Pokemon content.

  • Quarter-Turn

    Hilarious article. I’ve experienced all of these glitches.

    My favorite, though, is Aspertia City Gym. I hope this isn’t still an active glitch.
    When you played down a Colorless Pokémon, its HP would increase by 20, you could click “Undo Action” to put it back in your hand, and it would retain the HP increase. You could play it down again and undo, etc. until you had a 1000 HP Tornadus EX, or keep going until infinity.

  • http://twitter.com/MekkahSmogon Mekkah

    Yeah, when discussing this article afterwards we realized we forgot about that one. I actually wanted to combine it with Igglybuff HGSS sometime, because that thing has an attack that (during their next turn) makes all their attacks cost (C) more. Except on PTCGO they forgot about the “during their next turn” part. So you could get a 1010 HP Igglybuff that makes Night Spear cost DDCC or something like that.

  • http://twitter.com/MekkahSmogon Mekkah

    I’m sorry you find that offensive. However, as you could probably tell from the Flygon part, being politically correct is not my strongest suit or my biggest priority for this article. Rest assured that I do not actually think all females are or should be ridiculously conscious about their weight.

  • http://twitter.com/matheusaguiar_ Matheus Aguiar

    Although I can get where you’re coming from, I honestly think your
    comment is more offensive to females than his sentence. I like to think
    of sexist jokes as a way of making fun of the stupid misconceptions
    people use(d) to have, and I can only feel sorry if someone actually
    still thinks that way. So, Mekkah’s actual opinion aside, it’s kinda
    upsetting when you say “it’s okay to be sexist” in a certain instance.
    You could’ve made your point without this kind of remark.

    The funny thing about all this is that Gardy is not necessarily female :P

  • http://twitter.com/nicholenamoon nicholena moon

    Of course I don’t think it’s okay to be sexist in any situation. I apologize that my sarcasm failed to translate. No matter who your audience is, it is not okay to be sexist, obviously. That being said, I am not sure why you think that a comment calling out sexism is more offensive than a sexist comment…

    Since the sentence has no feminist context, it does not come across as “making fun of the stupid misconceptions people used to have.” Additionally, if you think that sexism is not still a problem in today’s society, you are definitely mistaken…

  • http://twitter.com/nicholenamoon nicholena moon

    Thank you for your “almost” apology. It’s not about being politically correct for its own sake. Part of being an effective writer is thinking about the impact of what you write on your audience.

    Also, now that you mention it, the article would have also been improved without the Flygon comment as well. I don’t think that you are “reaping the rewards without the backlash” by making a joke at the expense of the handicapped, no matter how you phrase it.

  • Julia Uzumaki Follan

    To be quite honest, I didn’t find any of that offensive. I’m female, and I didn’t think there was even a possibilty that it could be read as offensive until I saw your comment. And to be honest, I think that while lots of women watching their weight is well known as a stereotype, he’s making fun of that stereotype, not women in general. Also, it WAS funny, in my opinion :P

  • Chaosrider8

    I really don’t see how Nicholena’s comment was more sexist than that joke. If all you are weighing that on is the fact that she said “it’s okay to be sexist” then you obviously missed the point of that remark because it was clearly sarcastic. And if you think that women’s physical image is not an issue in society anymore, then there is a bigger problem than I thought.

    I do not believe that Mekkah intended any ill-will with that joke, but I can see how it was in poor taste. However, I don’t think it is fair to bash Mekkah for being “sexist” in this article.Yes, we could have done without that sentence, but I don’t think was done out of malice. Or maybe I am assuming too much. lol.

    I think we can all handle this maturely before this takes a turn for the worse, especially on an article that was intended to be a fun read.

  • http://twitter.com/matheusaguiar_ Matheus Aguiar

    Yeah, I did read it wrong, my bad. And yes, I know sexism still exists (see the recent Minami Minegishi incident), as many other forms of prejudice still do. But again, I can’t do anything more than to show my feelings of disapproval towards that stuff.

    I did think her comment was a little was a little too harsh, though, so I felt like replying. Since I understood her point wrongly, I apologize.

  • http://twitter.com/matheusaguiar_ Matheus Aguiar

    Please read my other comment about that.

    About why did I think that, you may call me biased: my Uni has a rather strong feminist movement, and many people, including myself, think they do acts very often. While I know they’re trying to gather attention to their cause, it gets tiring, to the point people feel like they get more offended than they should. But again, I apologize.

  • http://twitter.com/nicholenamoon nicholena moon

    No hard feelings. My intent wasn’t to hate on the author, just to make him realize that his “joke” was out of line and spoiled an otherwise perfectly entertaining article.

  • http://twitter.com/nicholenamoon nicholena moon

    I agree, I also don’t think it was intended to be offensive, so I apologize if I’ve made it seem like I think the author had bad intentions. I do think that regardless of the author’s intentions it’s important to point out things like that and maybe help to avoid similar incidents in the future.

  • http://twitter.com/nicholenamoon nicholena moon

    Regardless of the debatable intention, to repeat a stereotype is to ensure its longevity… it’s a sensitive issue for many people, I’m happy for you that you are not one of them.

  • Guest

    Get off your soapbox. It was a joke about a stereotype, and if you’re too blinded by your self-righteous feminism to recognize it’s humour, at least be grounded enough to accept it’s good intentions and move on. No one wants to hear you cry sexism injustice every time a man dare crack wise.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyson.schmidt.71 Tyson Schmidt

    Get off your soapbox. It was a joke about a stereotype, and if you’re too blinded by your self-righteous feminism to recognize it’s humour, at least be grounded enough to accept it’s good intentions and move on. No one wants to hear you cry sexist injustice every time a man dare crack wise.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tyson.schmidt.71 Tyson Schmidt

    Woah, woah, woah!- /To repeat a stereotype is to ensure it’s longevity./ (Whoops, I double-posted) You have just offended me, other men, and all women by reminding me that you really should be in the kitchen right now. Run along now, tuts. Wholewheat bread, easy on the mayo.

  • baby_mario

    Can I have one too?

    Pretty hungry right now.

  • Twan

    I found another glitch. You can use computer search without discarding cards if the cpu is the only card in your hand. Ridiculous.

  • Showsni

    Nice list, though some of those glitches were pretty short lived.

    Anyway, you missed out one of my favourites, which was possibly one of the most broken things in the game – Boundaries Crossed Ditto. I built a deck around the glitched version for fun (never used it unless people knew what they were getting into, of course!) which could pull out consistent turn three wins pretty much every match.

    Instead of letting you select cards in hand when you Transformed, Ditto let you select your own cards in play. It then picked them up and put them on top of it. So, if you Transformed into your active Pokémon, you were left without one – your opponent was then completely unable to attack. The game would realise you were supposed to have an active Pokémon only if a card hit your discard pile, so you could sit around and set up for as long as you liked.

    It gets better, though. When Transforming into one of your Pokémon, Ditto activated any abilities that were supposed to activate upon evolution – stuff like Ninetales’ Bright Look or Amoonguss’ Sporprise. Ditto did at least refuse to Transform into Pokémon you’d evolved this turn. The real kicker, though, was that if you played Ditto and then tried to Transform in the same turn, Ditto would activate the abilities but not actually move the Pokémon. So then you could do it again.

    Net result? Shiftry/Ditto deck. Get Shiftry into play, then play Ditto. Ditto attempts to Transform into Shiftry, which sets off Giant Fan but doesn’t move Ditto. Repeat. You could get off as many Giant Fans as you liked, which would of course win you the game. And with an entire deck devoted entirely to getting the combo out (who needs energy?) it was easy to set up by turn three.