Mew is Back!


What’s poppin’ PTCGO Store readers? Have you been enjoying Silver Tempest? I have been having a bunch of fun with our new format, and I have a hidden gem of a deck to share with you today - Mew VMAX! Mew VMAX has been around since Fusion Strike and most recently getting printed as a ready-to-play League Battle Deck, but it has gained a notable tech in Silver Tempest. That card is Forest Seal Stone (Silver Tempest), and it packs a punch! It allows you to search your deck for any single card you want and gives this deck an opportunity to use a VSTAR Power. While it might still be bugged on PTCGO, you CAN use Star Alchemy under Path to the Peak (Chilling Reign) to search for an out to Path to the Peak. Yeah, you can literally use that Ability since Forest Seal Stone isn’t a “Pokemon”, and grab a Lost City (Lost Origin) to start using your Abilities again. Beyond being able to wiggle out of Path to the Peak, you can use it to search for the missing card necessary to pull off a huge turn-one combo with Meloetta (Fusion Strike). Do you need the Fusion Strike Energy, Elesa’s Sparkle, or something else? Use your Forest Seal Stone to get that missing card! Even though Lugia VSTAR (Silver Tempest) is being hyped up, Mew VMAX has found itself back in the driver's seat of the metagame - it is honestly fantastic! In this article, I will explain the main strategy of Mew VMAX, share my decklist, and other important information. If you are missing any cards for this deck or any other deck, be sure to pick up some Pokemon TCG codes right from using code zlesage5 to save 5%. With instant email delivery and a large selection of codes - PTCGO Store is one of the best places to pick up codes on the internet! Let’s jump into the strategy!

The Strategy

Genesect V

The goal of a Mew VMAX deck is to attack aggressively and draw a lot of cards in the process! Mew VMAX can copy any of the attacks of your Fusion Strike Pokemon in play, and that mainly means using Techno Blast and Melodious Echo to do a lot of damage. If you need to increase that damage you can use Power Tablet (Fusion Strike) and/or Choice Belt (Brilliant Stars) to pump it up for some OHKO action. How are we getting those powerful cards? Genesect V, of course! We want to drop down as many Fusion Strike Pokemon as possible to draw plenty of cards each turn from the Fusion Strike System. Our ideal board in most games is going to be 2 Mew VMAX, 3 Genesect V, and a Meloetta to give us a great combination of attacking and draw power. I find myself using Meloetta to OHKO Pokemon V or trying to lower the amount of Prize Cards I’m exchanging against an opposing single Prize Card deck. Notably you should use Cyllene (Astral Radiance) if you need to get back any Energy, Mew VMAX, or damage modifiers to jump back into a game! This deck might look easy to play, but the true power is going to be in sequencing your cards correctly to maximize Fusion Strike System draws while holding on to valuable resources.

Mew VMAX Deck

Forest Seal Stone

Here is the Mew VMAX that I have been testing in preparation for the 2022 Latin America International Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil. There isn’t anything overly special about this list, but it is a very pure Mew VMAX list. I cut most tech cards for extra consistency and added a Pumpkaboo (Evolving Skies) to take care of Path to the Peak with either a Quick Ball (Sword and Shield) or an Ultra Ball (Brilliant Stars). Attach, attack, Boss’s Orders, and repeat! Here is my list:

Pokémon - 14 

1 Drapion V LOR 118
4 Genesect V FST 255
2 Meloetta FST 124
4 Mew V FST 251
1 Pumpkaboo EVS 76
2 Mew VMAX FST 269

Trainer Cards - 39 

2 Switch SUM 160
2 Forest Seal Stone SIT 156
1 Echoing Horn CRE 225
1 Escape Rope BUS 163
3 Pokémon Catcher DEX 111
2 Lost City LOR 161
2 Choice Belt ASR 211
4 Ultra Ball BRS 186
1 Cyllene ASR 183
4 Battle VIP Pass FST 225
4 Power Tablet FST 281
4 Quick Ball SSH 216 
2 Boss's Orders LOR 241
4 Cram-o-matic FST 229
3 Elesa's Sparkle FST 260

Energy - 7 

3 Double Turbo Energy ASR 216
4 Fusion Strike Energy FST 244

Mew vmax decklist

Keep on Testing

Elesa's Sparkle

That’s what we have going on for today and I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a bit more about Mew VMAX. This Fusion Strike Energy variant is likely better than the usually-more-popular Double Turbo Energy variant because Forest Seal Stone allows for a more aggressive start. As long as we aren’t playing against a Path to the Peak deck, we can use Star Alchemy to grab any one card we want. If we are facing a Path to the Peak deck, we can use Star Alchemy to grab an out. It doesn’t sound like much, but this is exactly what Mew VMAX needed to jump back into the metagame in full force. It is also the reason why I have added a copy of Drapion V (Lost Origin) into this deck to handle the mirror match - I fully expect Mew VMAX to be one of the most played Pokemon online decks in the format! As I continue to explore our new Standard format, I’ll share the lists that have been performing the best for me in my testing! I get to fully experience this format as I’m travelling to Sao Paulo, Brazil, for the 2022 Latin America International Championships, which is the first Silver Tempest legal format. I hope to share my journey with our community in a future article! Remember to use code zlesage5 to save 5% on Pokemon TCG online codes to build all of the decks that you wanna build! I’ll catch y’all around next time!


Zach Lesage is a contributing writer for the PTCGO store. As a Toronto local, he has been playing the Pokemon Trading Card Game since 2005 and creates Pokemon content as his full time career. With multiple prestigious accomplishments in the game, such as 2020 Players Cup 2 Champion and 2020 Oceania International Championships Finalist, he has proven his success in the game. Outside of the game, he travels the world, enjoys the culture of designer streetwear, and is a professionally trained chef. You can catch him at most Pokemon events and follow him on Twitter @ZachLesagePTCG.