Pokemon Red Frenzy: Back to Basics


I took a stroll down memory lane and purchased a Pokemon Black and White Red Frenzy Theme Deck. The last time I bought a starter deck was the very first one that featured a holographic Machamp, so I really felt excited about opening this one. It comes with 60 cards, a deck box, a metallic coin, a checklist, damage counters, a play mat, and an online code card.

Red Frenzy
Pokemon: 30

2 Emboar
3 Pignite
4 Tepig
2 Simisear
3 Pansear
1 Darmanitan
4 Darumaka
2 Timburr
1 Stoutland
2 Herdier
3 Lillipup
1 Cincinno
2 Mincinno

Trainers and Supporters: 12
2 Energy Search
2 Switch
2 Energy Retrieval
2 Pokemon Communication
2 Professor Juniper
2 Revive

Energy: 18
12 Fire
6 Fighting

First of all, I can’t believe there are 30 Pokemon cards. You get 5 different evolution lines, 5 rares, 3 different types of Pokemon, and an awesome holographic Emboar card. Let me just get this out of the way and say that I’m relieved that Nintendo has stopped making so many rare trainers (Clefairy Doll and Devolution Spray come to mind). Energy Search looks like it could just be replaced with an energy card.

I’ve always found Switch useful, especially with the heavy Pokemon included in this deck. You’ll need them for the likes of Emboar, Stoutland, and Darmanitan.

Energy Retrieval will help in getting those fire energy cards back from discarding energy costs and Revive is a decent card. It seems like Professor Juniper is this card generation’s Professor Oak. Almost every deck will have 4 of these—it’s that good.

Pokemon Communication is an amazing card as well. You can trade any Pokemon card in your hand for any Pokemon card in your deck (Tepig for Emboar? Yes, thank you).
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Minccino And Cinccino

By Jo

Every generation there are a few Pokemon introduced that just embody the term ‘cute’. When you think of Minccino and its evolution, Cinccino, you can’t help but be drawn in by their endearing designs. It’s really no wonder that both of them can be caught with the ability Cute Charm.

Minccino is known as the Chinchilla Pokemon, though it obviously has had its features over exaggerated. It has large ears, a long, fluffy tail, and big triangular-shaped brown eyes. Its fur coat is grey (with the tips of its ears and tail being white) and its limbs are all small. According to its pokedex entries, Minccino greet each other by rubbing each other with their tails, which are always kept extremely well-groomed and clean. They apparently prefer a tidy habitat. The entries also state that they are always sweeping and dusting, using their tails as brooms and dusters. So while Minccino is obviously based off from the chinchilla, it’s tail may also be based off from a feather duster. Minccino’s name may come from the words ‘mini’ (as in referring to its small size), ‘mink’ (an animal known for its soft fur), ‘chino cloth’ (what khaki pants are made out of), and ‘chinchilla’.
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Pokemon Center Cinccino, Audino And Foongus Pokedolls

By Brian Grabow

Three more Japanese Pokemon Center plush pokedolls were just released. They are Cinccino, Audino and Foongus. They are from the generation V collection. Each of them is approximately 5-6″ tall (15cm).

Audino, Foongus & Cinccino Pokedolls
Audino, Foongus & Cinccino Pokedolls

They are made of nice soft material and have very nicely embroidered eyes. They are really nicely made and adorable. Very soft and squeezable.

They will only be available for a very short time at the Pokemon Centers in Japan. These are very popular and will sell out very fast. Get them while you still can.

You can buy these beautiful Pokemon pokedolls directly at HardrockPokemon. Each pokedoll comes with the official Pokemon Center pokedoll tag and is an officially licensed product.
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All about Pokemon Minccino, Cinccino, and Emolga

By Emily

Both Minccino and Emolga share top spots as the cutest Pokemon from the fifth generation, with Cinccino trailing behind by just a little. While their strengths and attacks may not be perfect, their overwhelming cuteness and flood of merchandise more than makes up for it.

Emolga is a bit harder to find than Minccino since it only in shaking grass. Both Pokemon can be found on multiple routes, so you can get one at a relatively high level if you so desire. Despite needing an evolutionary stone to evolve, Cinccino can also be found in the wild where Minccino is normally found, but like Emolga it will only be in the shaking grass.
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A Teenager’s View On Minccino (Chillarmy)

By Matt

When I was browsing Hardrock-Pokemon, I came across a strange Pokemon called Chillarmy. It didn’t look bad when I first saw it; in fact, I thought it looked kind of nice. I forgot all about it until I came across it again. This time, it was in the wild, when I was training for the Nielbasa City Gym. It was somewhere in the 20s (level), so I decided to catch it: with the first Ultra Ball I had. Of course, it worked, and I kept it, but since my team had another powerful Normal-type (Audino and Stoutland), I couldn’t keep it.

This all changed when I looked at the Pokedex app (for the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad). It says that Cinccino (second stage of Minccino) has a strong base attack and speed, but weak defense and special defense. Compared to Audino, which doesn’t evolve, it is still not as strong in terms of defense, but I decided to replace it anyway. Training Minccino is a very grueling task: Since it is a basic Pokemon, it has very weak base stats. The only attacking move it had was Doubleslap, which was very ineffective.
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A Teenager’s View On Cinccino

By Matt

Pokemon White Version has currently been bringing me a lot of surprises, especially with Minccino. Since I have limited knowledge of the fifth Generation Pokemon, I do not know which Pokemon evolve and which do not. In the Japanese versions of Pokemon, Cinccino is referred to as Chillaccino, which sounds like a type of coffee. Cinccino is a Scarf Pokemon because of the scarves that it appears to be wearing. Of course, it’s not a scarf, maybe just fur.

In the game, I have yet to evolve a Minccino into Cinccino. As a guy, I find Cinccino one of the few Pokemon that are really, really hot (serious). I find Cinccino sort of strange; this is one of the few Pokemon (maybe even the only one) that undergoes a one-letter name change. But I still love them, no matter what its name is; I can always just rename it. I find Cinccino so hot that I could talk all day about it, but explaining more about it would be a better choice for the audience (sighs of relief). Cinccino has a capability to learn more moves through TMs.
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