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The '''Gym Heroes Strategy Guide''' is a book primarily concerning the cards of the {{TCGBookInfobox|Gym Heroes}} expansion set of the [[Pokémon TCG]]. It contains a detailed rundown on all the cards in the set, even stating their uses in certain situations. It has been regarded as amazing for how it manages to come up with a way in which a seemingly useless card can be playable. At the beginning of the book, the foreword from [[Professor Oak]] welcomes you and gives you a brief explanation of the concepts illustrated in the book. Then, in "The World of Pokémon," the essentials of the TCG are gone over, to ensure that the reader understands what they're reading. "Anatomy of a Pokémon Card" tells about the basics of a Pokémon TCG card. {{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Lt. Surge's Raichu|28}} is used to illustrate the points shown, such as Hit Points and Attacks. In the "Train With The Heroes" section, the writer gives their opinions on the best cards in the set, and what the {{TCG|Gym Heroes}} set has that previous sets haven't, such as {{TCG|Stadium card}}s. it has numerous deck ideas utilizing mostly cards from the {{TCG|Gym Heroes}} set, as well as some from other sets. "Cool Decks You Can Build" comes next, divided into "Easy-To-Build Decks" and "Advanced Decks." The listed decks are as follows:
title=Gym Heroes Strategy Guide |
image=Gym Heroes Strategy Guide.png |
image_size=250px|
ISBN=9780786917877 |
pages=160 |
publisher=[[Wizards of the Coast]]|
author=Teeuwyn Woodruff|
published=August 2000 |
series=no |
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Easy-To-BuildThe Decks'''Gym Heroes Strategy Guide''' is a book primarily concerning the cards of the {{TCG|Gym Heroes}} expansion set of the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game|Pokémon TCG]]. The book is written by Teeuwyn Woodruff and was published by [[Wizards of the Coast]] in August 2000. It contains a detailed rundown on all the cards in the set, even stating their uses in certain situations. It is known for detailing ways in which seemingly useless cards can be made playable.
 
==Contents==
===Foreward===
At the beginning of the book, the foreword from [[Professor Oak]] welcomes the reader and gives them a brief explanation of the concepts illustrated in the book.
 
===The World of Pokémon===
In "The World of Pokémon," the essentials of the TCG are explained, to ensure that the reader understands what they're reading. "Anatomy of a Pokémon Card" tells about the basics of a Pokémon TCG card. {{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Lt. Surge's Raichu|28}} is used to illustrate the points shown, such as Hit Points and Attacks.
 
===Train with the Heroes===
Next, the "Train with the Heroes" section explains the concept behind the Gym Leader Pokémon introduced in the Gym Heroes expansion, as well as the Gym Leader Trainer and Stadium cards and a few strategies to use them. This section also includes a list of "10 Cards That Will Give Your Decks a Workout", which the author considers to be among the most interesting and potentially helpful in the set. The list is as follows:
* {{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Blaine's Charmander|61}}
* {{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Brock|15}}
* {{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Erika's Dratini|42}}
* {{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Erika's Maids|109}}
* {{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Erika's Vileplume|5}}
* {{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Lt. Surge's Raichu|28}}
* {{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Misty|18}}
* {{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|No Removal Gym|103}}
* {{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Misty's Wrath|114}}
* {{TCG ID|Gym Heroes|Rocket's Hitmonchan|11}}
 
===Cool Decks You Can Build===
The book details numerous deck ideas utilizing mostly cards from the {{TCG|Gym Heroes}} set, as well as some from other sets. This section is divided into "Easy-To-Build Decks" and "Advanced Decks." The listed decks are as follows:
 
====Easy-To-Build Decks====
*{{TCG|Girls' Night Out}}
*{{TCG|Blaine's Lava Pit}}
*{{TCG|Pika-Mander}}
 
====Advanced Decks====
*{{TCG|Ghost Party}}
*{{TCG|Celadon City Flower Bed}}
*{{TCG|Lt. Surge's Charging Center}}
*{{TCG|Misty's Raindance}}
*{{TCG|Rock Wall}}
*{{TCG|Barrier Swap}}
 
The main section of the book is next, giving pictures, rarities, card types (i.e. Trainer, Basic Pokémon, etc.), and paragraphs explaining the uses for each card. Every card in the set is covered, with the exception of basic energy cards. The last section of the book is a checklist of all the sets released before {{TCG|===Gym Heroes}} for players to track their collections. The book is written by '''Teeuwyn Woodruff''' and published by [[Wizards of the Coast]] in August,Card 2000.Encyclopedia===
The main section of the book gives pictures, rarities, card types (i.e. {{TCG|Trainer card}}s, {{TCG|Basic Pokémon}}, etc.), and paragraphs explaining the uses for each card. Every card in the set is covered in alphabetical order, with the exception of basic {{TCG|Energy card}}s.
 
===Complete Pokémon TCG Checklist===
The last section of the book is a checklist of all the sets released before {{TCG|Gym Heroes}} for players to track their collections.
 
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