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Palkia VSTAR is Still Winning!

Palkia VSTAR is Still Winning!

What’s up, PTCGO Store readers? It’s your boy Zach, and I’m back with my newest article in our brand new Lost Origin format! At the time of writing this article, the format has been around for about two weeks, and the format is getting wild! Kyurem VMAX (Lost Origin) is seeing a bunch of success, Giratina VSTAR (Lost Origin) decks are improving every day, and Mew VMAX (Fusion Strike) is still getting wins at major online events! Another deck that consistently sees success is Origin Forme Palkia VSTAR (Astral Radiance), largely the best deck from our Sword and Shield to Pokemon Go Standard format. Palkia VSTAR is a deck that I’ve enjoyed playing and it has earned me Championship Points at NAIC, London Open, and Baltimore Regionals. It is in a better position in this format than last because Flying Pikachu VMAX (Celebrations) isn’t seeing much play, and it has opportunities to use Radiant Greninja (Astral Radiance) against opposing Comfey (Lost Origin). Between powerful attacks, large amounts of HP, and a bunch of technical cards - Palkia VSTAR looks like it will make a splash at both Peoria Regionals and Salt Lake City Regionals! In this article, I will be sharing two versions of a traditional Palkia VSTAR list - one with 4 copies of Battle VIP Pass (Fusion Strike) and one with more copies of “Ball” Search, but both of these decks are tournament ready! If you are looking for any of the cards to build these Pokemon online decks, consider picking up PTCGO codes right here at the PTCGO store! As an added bonus, use code zlesage5 to save 5% off your order of Pokemon TCG codes, including brand new Lost Origin PTCGO codes! Let’s get it!
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Top 3 Reimagined Decks from Lost Origin

Top 3 Reimagined Decks from Lost Origin

What’s poppin’ PTCGO Store readers? I’m back with another article - this time focusing on Lost Origin! Whenever we get a new format, there are two ways to really stand up against the competition - you either play new Pokemon online decks or TCG decks that have been around for a while that have seen success. We all know Giratina VSTAR (Lost Origin) will be good, but most early takes are likely to suffer from non-optimized lists. On the other hand, we already know what 99% of an Origin Forme Palkia VSTAR (Astral Radiance) list looks like, so we can substitute a few cards whenever a new set comes out. The goal of this article is to take decks that were previously successful and throw on a fresh layer of paint - add something shiny and new! That being said, let’s jump into it!
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Phantom Star - Hisuian Zoroark VSTAR

Phantom Star - Hisuian Zoroark VSTAR

Hello Trainers! We’re back with another fun article for you, going over a very cool deck from the newest expansion, Lost Origin. Local events just got announced, Regionals are starting up for the 2022-2023 season, and life is good!
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Breaking the Skyline - Duraludon VMAX!

Breaking the Skyline - Duraludon VMAX!

Hey, what's up, PTCGO Store readers? Gabriel Smart is back with another article today! The 2022 Pokemon World Championships are fast approaching, and the metagame has been developing rapidly. Players from across the globe will be descending on London, UK, for the World Championships to crown the next big winners! I personally will be attending the Pokemon World Championships and am actively preparing for this event. The 2022 Pokemon TCG World Championships is by far the biggest Pokemon event of the year, and it is so amazing to see it return after its 3-year hiatus due to Covid. Today, I am going to be going over one of the biggest sleeper decks heading into the event! By the way, if you are looking to save some cash on PTCGO codes for current, and upcoming sets, make sure to use code Smart5 to save 5% off your next order. Let's dive into the decklist that I have constructed of Arceus Duraludon VMAX!
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“Thin Ice” - Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX with Astral Radiance

“Thin Ice” - Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX with Astral Radiance

Hey there Trainers! I hope you’re enjoying the time in between NAIC and Worlds - it’s one of the most fun times to be a player because people are trying to break the format as creatively as possible! Many testing groups are keeping their decks secret, and some people are itching to test out their new concepts on the ladder. Okay, not just some - A LOT of people are trying out new concepts on the ladder! One of those unique concepts is actually this Palkia VSTAR/Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX deck that can hit extremely hard and take easy OHKOs. It can carry this pressure throughout the entirety of the game and does a really good job of it too. Let’s chat about Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX today! 
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“Full Moon Swing!” — Does Lunatone/Solrock live up to the hype?

“Full Moon Swing!” — Does Lunatone/Solrock live up to the hype?

Hey there Trainers! I hope you’re enjoying the time in between NAIC and Worlds - it’s one of the most fun times to be a player because people are trying to break the format as creatively as possible! Many testing groups are keeping their decks secret, and some people are itching to test out their new concepts on the ladder. Okay, not just some - A LOT of people are trying out new concepts on the ladder! One of those unique concepts is actually this Lunatone/Solrock deck that can hit extremely hard, very fast. It can carry this pressure throughout the entirety of the game and does a really good job of it too. It’s been a scourge for any players who are testing for Worlds, but for a good reason - it wins games. Let’s chat about Lunatone/Solrock today! 
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Top 3 decks for July

Top 3 decks for July

Hey, what's up PTCGO Store! I am stoked to be writing another article for you all! We just saw the first 3 major tournaments conclude in the Astral Radiance format, and the metagame has been altered quite substantially. Originally, many of us thought that it would just be Palkia VSTAR (Astral Radiance), Arceus VSTAR (Brilliant Stars), and Mew VMAX (Fusion Strike) dominating the standard format. However, with that being said, the metagame has begun to develop significantly different than I think a lot of people were expecting. Yes, we still have the most popular decks performing at a high level, but we have some surprises that truly have begun to alter the metagame. If you are looking for any cards in this article, make sure to use SmartTCG for 5% off your next order! With that being said, let's take a look at the #1 deck in the standard format
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“Milking It” - Blissey V / Miltank in Standard

“Milking It” - Blissey V / Miltank in Standard

Good morning trainers! Coming off the end of the Regional Championships for the 2022 season, we saw the Astral Radiance set make a huge splash. Amongst the new decks that took place, we saw RegigigasPalkia VSTAR, and Blissey V take the center stage! Today, we’re going to talk about the nursing Pokémon themselves, Blissey. Buckle up, because this is going to be one crackin’ article!
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“Rapid Revenge” - Is Rapid Strike Urshifu The BDIF?

“Rapid Revenge” - Is Rapid Strike Urshifu The BDIF?

Good morning Pokemon Trainers! I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying the release of PTCG Live! There has been a lot of hype behind this platform, and for good reason - it will be the new home for all things eSports-related in the world of Pokémon. There’s a new ranked ladder, a new currency system, and more! Important to note is that there are still PTCGO codes that can be inputted within the game, so be sure to pick some up from our store. There are a lot of new top decks but I wanted to re-review one of my favorite decks, Rapid Strike Urshifu. With its unique positioning in the format, it should be very strong against many single Prize Card Pokemon as well as Arceus VSTAR (which has been seeing an insane amount of play). Let’s do away back play back and look over an updated list for Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX, aka MelonyFu!
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Duraludon VMAX is Back on Top!

Duraludon VMAX is Back on Top!

What’s Poppin PTCGO store readers? Brilliant Stars has been out for about three weeks now and I’ve had my fair share of time to test most of the new decks. While we already have seen Duraludon VMAX [Evolving Skies] decks winning in the past, there are new ways to play this deck in Brilliant Stars. At the 150 player Full Grip Games Event, we saw Riley Hulbert take down the entire event with a new take on the deck - one featuring Arceus VSTAR [Brilliant Stars]. This article will feature both of these decks to share why they’re each viable and explain how the concepts work! If you’re missing any cards for these decks, use code zlesage5 to save 5% on your next order of PTCGO codes right here at the PTCGO store. That being said, let’s hop into the strategy of Duraludon VMAX and see how it looks. And away we go!
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