Top 5 Decks to Play At League Cups and League Challenges
Written by Pokemon TCG trainer on 5/6/2023 at category Articles
In the Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG), League Cups and League Challenges are official competitive events organized by the Pokemon Company and hosted by local game stores, clubs, or organizations.
League Cups are larger-scale events and are held several times a year. These tournaments usually attract a larger number of players and offer more significant prizes, including Championship Points (CP) and invitations to participate in higher-level events.
The Best Decks from EUIC 2023
Written by Zach Lesage on 4/28/2023 at category Articles
What’s poppin’ PTCGO Store readers? The 2023 Pokemon TCG European International Championships (or EUIC for short) has concluded, and there are many takeaways from this event to apply to other upcoming events. To kick things off, this was the first global event after our 2023 Rotation in our new E-block on format, which means the results of this event will directly impact what decks players will play for the foreseeable future. On top of that, we just had the release of our newest Pokemon TCG set, Scarlet and Violet, so the metagame is completely different than any other we’ve experienced. With thousands of dollars on the line, high amounts of Championship Points offered, and the best players travelling to this event from all around the world, EUIC is an event to really dive into. In this article, I’ll be sharing the top 8 deck lists from this event, the strategy of each deck, and the PTCG Live code cards that I recommend picking up to help complete these decks. If you need any code cards to either unlock cards on Pokemon TCG Live or have some extra credits to craft what you need, use code zlesage5 to save 5% at the PTCGO Store. That being said, let’s jump into the winning deck!
Top 5 Pokémon TCG Live Staples
Written by Pokemon TCG trainer on 4/20/2023 at category Articles
The Pokémon Trading Card Game can be a challenging and complex game, but including the right essential cards in your deck can make all the difference in your success. Cards like Boss's Orders, Professor's Research, and Escape Rope offer unique and powerful advantages that can help you build a competitive deck and take on any opponent. While deck building requires experimentation and practice, starting with these essential cards can provide a solid foundation and increase your chances of victory in the game.
The 20 Coolest Pokemon Cards in the Pokemon TCG
Written by Pokemon TCG trainer on 4/10/2023 at category Articles
The Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG) has been a beloved pastime for fans of the Pokemon franchise since its introduction in 1996. With over 80 sets and thousands of cards to collect, it can be hard to know where to start when building a collection. In this article, we'll explore the top 20 coolest Pokemon cards in the TCG that will make you want to catch them all.
New Lugia VSTAR: Single Strike Edition
Written by Zach Lesage on 3/29/2023 at category Deck Lists
What’s up PTCGO Store readers? Where are you right now? Well, you are in our newly discovered Paldea Region! Welcome to this new world where E-block on cards are Standard legal, and we have access to Scarlet and Violet! Some things look eerily similar, hi Nest Ball, and other things look brand new, hi Gardevoir ex. In our Sword and Shield to Crown Zenith Standard format, Lugia VSTAR / Archeops [Silver Tempest] was arguably the most powerful deck in that format. Well, Lugia VSTAR didn’t rotate, Archeops didn’t rotate, and so didn’t a lot of other cards in that deck? Why would it not be the best deck in our new E-block on format? Well, I’ll explain that in this article! Expect to go through a whirlwind of learning, get access to a solid list for the new way to play Lugia VSTAR, and more! Need any of the cards to build Lugia VSTAR? I gotcha! Use code zlesage5 to save 5% on PTCGL codes here at the PTCGO store. Let’s start off by looking at the old Lugia VSTAR list!
Peaking into the Future: Exploring Paldea Evolved
Written by Zach Lesage on 3/25/2023 at category Articles
What’s poppin’ PTCGO Store readers? I’m sure all of you are getting ready to Migrate from PTCGO to Pokemon TCG Live, prepare for Rotation, and we are getting Scarlet and Violet very soon! It's definitely an exciting time to be a Pokémon TCG fan! As much as I’m excited about all of those things, I’m really excited for Paldea Evolved - our second Scarlet and Violet era set that should release globally in June. We recently saw a few cards coming out in Japan’s Snow Hazard, and Clay Burst sets and those cards will likely make it into our Paldea Evolved set. I might be a bit early, but there is plenty to look forward to in the Pokemon TCG, and Paldea Evolved might be the best set that we’ve had in years. In this article, I will be sharing the translations for some of my personal favourite cards, why they are good and more! And when this set drops, use code zlesage5 to save 5% on PTCG Live codes here at the PTCGO store. Let’s jump right into the action.
Top 5 Best Cards in Scarlet and Violet
Written by Zach Lesage on 3/15/2023 at category Articles
What’s goin’ on, PTCGO Store readers? Have you had a chance to look at the latest Pokemon TCG set, Scarlet and Violet Base? Based on the Nintendo Switch games, Scarlet and Violet, this set features a redesign of the Pokemon TCG as we know it. All Scarlet and Violet base set and on cards feature a new silver border to bring the game’s aesthetic in line with Japan for the first time ever! On top of that, Pokemon ex returns to the Pokemon TCG for the first time in years! Pokemon ex are powerful Pokemon that Evolve from their natural Evolution line instead of having specially printed cards to Evolve from. That means Magnemite [Scarlet and Violet] evolves into Magneton [Scarlet and Violet], and then Magneton evolves into Magnezone ex [Scarlet and Violet]. This is much different than Pokemon VSTAR / VMAX cards from Sword and Shield that would have Duraludon V [Evolving Skies] evolve into a Duraludon VMAX [[Evolving Skies]. It might not sound like much of a change at first, but this places a larger emphasis on Evolution Pokemon, which is an in-game mechanic that hasn’t been as important in recent years. Things are different, things are exciting, and I am hyped to share my top 5 cards from Scarlet and Violet with you! I might even toss in a few honourable mentions too! If you wanna pick up any of the following cards when the set is released later this month on PTCG Live, pick up some codes at the PTCGO Store. You can even use code zlesage5 to save 5% on your order of codes! Let’s jump into my 5th-place pick!
Top 5 Best Decks for 3月 2023
Written by Zach Lesage on 3/12/2023 at category Deck Lists
What’s happenin’ PTCGO Store readers? Are you ready to see some success on the Pokemon TCG Live March ladder? Well, after reading this article, you’ll have access to 5 of the best Pokemon TCG decks to choose from! If you’re new to Pokemon TCG and wanna invest in a solid deck, or if you’ve been playing for a while and wanna up your game, this article is definitely for you! I’ve gathered my personal top 5 decks from various major tournaments using data gathered by the Limitless website! In this article, I’ll share the strategy for each of the below decks, share the lists, and more! If you wanna build any of these decks on PTCG Live, you can pick up some Pokemon TCG Live codes right here at the PTCGO Store! Better yet, you can use code zlesage5 for a 5% discount and use those savings to pick up even more codes! With Scarlet and Violet releasing at the end of this month, all of these decks will be great choices to play before then. Let’s jump into this list!
Eternatus VMAX is Getting Better!
Written by Zach Lesage on 3/4/2023 at category Deck Lists
What’s poppin’ PTCGO Store readers? Are you ready to enter into the darkness? Well, it seems like recent Knoxville Regionals Runner Up, Brandon Salazar, has with their Eternatus VMAX [Darkness Ablaze] / Galarian Weezing [Shining Fates] deck! Yeah, you read that right! Eternatus VMAX is seeing success in 2023! I know that I can’t be the only one surprised by this deck seeing success, but I think what is more surprising is that we didn’t think of this deck earlier. While this deck hasn’t seen too much success, since its early days as a top deck versus Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX [Cosmic Eclipse], it has silently been picking up some solid Regionals placements in our Sword and Shield to Silver Tempest / Crown Zenith format. My good friend Iyla Sutherland has been a believer in this deck since the beginning of the format, and she actually played the deck first! Iyla played Eternatus VMAX / Galarian Weezing to a top 32 finish at Orlando Regionals, and Brandon took the exact same 60-card list to a Runner Up finish at Knoxville Regionals. I could ramble on about the past history of this deck, but there is a lot of ground to cover on this awesome Pokemon TCG deck! In this article, I’ll share this successful PTCG list, the strategy, go in-depth on some key cards, and more! If you need any of the cards to build this deck, you are at the right place! Pick up some Darkness Ablaze, Shining Fates, or even Eternatus VMAX Promo Codes to input into PTCG Live! The PTCGO store offers instant email delivery, and you start playing this deck ASAP! As an added bonus, use code zlesage5 to save 5% on all of your Pokemon TCG Live codes.
The Best Post Rotation Decks
Written by Zach Lesage on 2/25/2023 at category Articles
What’s poppin’ PTCGO Store readers? Are you getting hyped for our new 2023 Pokemon TCG Post Rotation format? I know that I am because I’ve played against one too many Lugia VSTAR (Silver Tempest) decks, and I know a lot of the community feels the same way! If you wanna know what I’m talking about, we are going to be losing cards in our Standard format starting on 4月 14, 2023. Losing cards might seem like a bad thing, but it allows different cards to shine, and we will be getting our new Scarlet and Violet set very soon too! The cards that we are losing are effectively Sword and Shield to Shining Fates, which are mainly the cards that are “D” block regulation (which can be found in the bottom left-hand corner of cards). Everything “E” block and forward will be legal for play! In this article, I’m going to share some of the best post Rotation Pokemon TCG decks that are performing in Japan. While I’m sure the metagame will change as the rest of the globe gets their hands on Scarlet and Violet cards, this is a solid list a few months out before it actually happens. If you wanna get a head start on building some of these decks, like Giratina VSTAR (Lost Origin), pick up some PTCG Live code cards right here at the PTCGO store. As an added bonus, you can use the code zlesage5 to save 5% and support me as a player too! I wish you the best on your pulls on Live! Let’s jump into our number 5 deck!