Special Conditions - A Pokémon TCG Podcast

Special Conditions - A Pokémon TCG Podcast

Special Conditions is a Podcast dedicated to the Pokémon Trading Card Game that brings over 40 years of combined TCG experience to the game table! Hosts Adam Tuttle and Ken Pescatore bring unique perspectives on collecting, competing, and the current card market in a family friendly environment.

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July 27, 2021 88 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 7/19/2021

Publish Date - 7/26/2021

 

We are excited to welcome Special Guest Frosted Caribou to the show this week! We learn about her history with the Pokémon franchise and how she got started as a content creator. Adam and I come to learn that her relationship with the Pokémon TCG is very similar to ours. Combining the love and appreciation for the Pokémon and art as well as how the ca...

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Special Conditions Podcast 89

Recording Date - 7/12/2021

Publish Date - 7/25/2021

 

In a bit of a shorter episode this week, we dig in to the powerful and versatile Blissey V from Chilling Reign. Adam breaks down 3 different perspectives on how to successfully run Blissey V in your deck, thanks to a great article from Pokémon.com. For the collectors out there, there are multiple variations of Blissey V, including an absolutely stun...

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July 11, 2021 54 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 7/5/21

Publish Date - 7/11/21

 

We begin our episode with a look at Chilling Reign from two different angles. First we look at some of the top performers in competition, with Shadow Rider Calyrex leading the charge. Next up is the art of chilling reign, with some of our favorites coming from illustrator, Sanosuke Sakuma.

 

Card of the Week goes to Ball Guy and Adam explains how this card...

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July 7, 2021 53 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 6/21/2021

Publish Date - 7/7/2021

 

We begin by taking a look forward into the next TCG Expansion coming to the US, Evolving Skies. The Pokémon Company loves announcing a new set as soon as the previous one releases! Our poor wallets!

 

The PGO and TCG crossover has finally come to fruition with an alternate art of Professor’s Research being released as a promo featuring Professor WIllow...

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June 13, 2021 52 min

Special Conditions Podcast 86

Recording Date - 6/7/21

Publish Date - 6/13/21

 

Welcome back to another episode of Special Conditions! We start things off with this week’s TCG Player pickup, Eldegoss V! Adam breaks down that how this inexpensive card can be played to shake things up in the current meta! Mix that with some awesome art and it would make an awesome addition to your collection!

 

Next we dig into some new cards from Chi...

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June 6, 2021 52 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 5/31/21

Publish Date - 6/4/21

 

We have two competitions to discuss this week with the Team Challenge and Players Cup. Adam shares his results in both tournaments as well as what he was faced with! Competition is something that we plan on covering a lot more on the show, so let us know what you would like to hear and learn about!

 

For card of the week we take a look at Galarian Rapidash...

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May 29, 2021 44 min

Special Conditions Podcast 84

Recording Date - 5/24/21

Publish Date - 5/29/21

 

This week brings some change to Special Conditions! As mentioned on the last episode, Josh has decided to step away from the show so Pokémon Professor Network founder Ken has filled the seat! We learn about Ken’s background in the TCG and what he hopes to bring to the show!

 

We take a look at a few different cards including Drampa from Battle Styles as...

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May 17, 2021 59 min

Special Conditions Podcast 83

Recording Date - 5/10/21

Publish Date - 5/17/21

 

On a special, jam-packed episode of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh do their best to cover all the things in the TCGO world! First off, Adam gives an update on his Players Cup 4 progress, and not spoil anything, but points were accumulated! From there, they jump into discussing the TCGPlayer Pick Up of the week, which is Houndoom from Battle Styles. R...

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May 7, 2021 33 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 5/4/2021

Publish Date - 5/7/2021

 

On Episode 82 of Special Conditions, the guys get back to basics and talk all about what they enjoy talking about most - Pokemon TCG! Adam starts off the show with an update on the ending of Players Cup 3, and also the current status of Players Cup 4. From there, Adam debuts a new segment, the TCGPlayer Pick Up of the week, where he makes the case for w...

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April 22, 2021 41 min

Special Conditions Podcast 81

Recording Date - 4/19/21

Publish Date - 4/22/21

 

On Episode 81 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh prepare for battle, and pick their style … well, sorta. The show starts off with the Pickups of the Week, where Adam talks about not having to fight to find some new Battle Styles packs. Then, Josh decides to throw down and open up the TN Comics Pack Battle Kit, live on the podcast. Did he manage to top...

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April 18, 2021 40 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 4/12/2021

Publish Date - 4/18/2021

 

In Episode 80 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh continue the positive vibes and fun with another fire episode. They start off the show by discussing the Players Cup III, and the possible new meta that’s emerging from the top competitors in the tourney. From there, they heat up the show and explode with the Art of the Week, featuring Groudon! The du...

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April 17, 2021 44 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 4/5/2021

Publish Date - 4/18/2021

 

On Episode 79 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh have a bunch of fun, opening packs, talking about cards, and chatting about Pokemon. The show starts off with the hosts opening a bunch of Burning Shadows packs, for better or for worse. Right after some cardboard was exposed, they talk about some news, including a new Keckleon card that’s going to be ...

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March 31, 2021 33 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 3/29/21

Publish Date - 3/31/21

 

Episode 78 of Special Conditions, is short but sweet, and definitely shining bright like a … dwebble staring into the sky? To start off the show, Adam gives an update on his team tournament that he participated in. After that, Adam and Josh opened up some Shining Fates packs, because, of course they did. Did the pulls shine? OF COURSE THEY DID. After the ...

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March 25, 2021 53 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 3/22/21

Publish Date - 3/25/21

 

On Episode 77 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh are back after taking a week off, and they have a lot to discuss! To start off the show, Adam breaks down how he did in the Players Cup tournament that took place this last weekend. From there, the two were itching to open some packs, so Shining Fates were cracked open! 

 

After some great pulls from the ...

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March 11, 2021 70 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 3/8/21

Publish Date - 3/11/21

 

On Episode 76, Adam and Josh discover things that are shiny, dream about international destinations to find some Pokemon happiness, and heat up in battle against each other. To start the show, the hosts discuss the upcoming in-person Pokemon TCG events in Australia and New Zealand, and how new COVID protocols will change how they are done, but also make th...

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March 7, 2021 52 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 2/22/21

Publish Date - 3/6/21

 

On Episode 75 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh discuss their Fates, and whether or not things are Shiny for them. They start off the show by breaking down the release of the newest set to hit shelves (allegedly), Shining Fates! Adam talks about his experiences with finding the cards, and how hard it’s going to be for a lot of collectors. They also open...

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February 18, 2021 56 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 2/17/2021

Publish Date - 2/18/2021

 

On Episode 74 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh have a LOT to talk about, and do their best to cover it all, despite, you know, not being a “news” podcast. But before they get into all the issues needing to cover, Adam gives an update on his standing in the Players Cup. Spoiler: he’s kicking butt! 

 

From there, the two buckle down and discuss the ...

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February 15, 2021 51 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 2/8/2021

Publish Date - 2/15/2021

 

On Episode 73 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh ring the bell, talk about playing well, and read some e-mail! To start the show, Adam breaks down how the Players Cup is going for him, and how much fun he is having this time around as opposed to the last one. The duo also open up some Champion’s Path, which is always hit or miss. 

 

From there, they ...

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February 15, 2021 59 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 2/1/2021

Publish Date - 2/15/2021

 

On Episode 72 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh talk about some Turtle Power and heat it up in the PTCGO! To start off the show, the two hosts open some packs of Champion’s Path, because, why not?! From there, they break down the Art of the Week, featuring the blue ninja turtle, Carracosta! Not to be outdone, the Card of the Week is also Carracosta ...

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February 2, 2021 52 min

Special Conditions Podcast 

Recording Date - 1/25/21

Publish Date - 2/2/21

 

On Episode 71 of Special Conditions, co-hosts Adam and Josh DIG into some fossil Pokemon! First, however, they duo discuss the upcoming Players Cup III, which has already started by the time this episode is released. With in-person tournaments still unable to happen, the PTCGO is the best way for Trainers to test their skills and ability. 

 

After that, th...

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