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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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“A Bug’s Life” - Durant in Standard!

“A Bug’s Life” - Durant in Standard!

Trainers! I’m spending this week going to visit my dad and go have some fun renovating his house. He lives quite a while away so I have tons of time to think of some awesome decks for the Brilliant Stars expansion - some competitive, and some fun ones. I have a local friend at the league who really enjoys mill archetypes, and he tasked me with the following challenge: “what is the best mill deck you can possibly make in the standard format?” Well, let me tell you, immediately Durant came to mind! It gains a lot from the Brilliant Stars expansion, and although it’s a bit more on the fun side, it can definitely steal games with ease against some of the top prospects this format has to offer. I don’t think every deck ever created needs to be piloted to win a tournament - sometimes it’s how you win the tournament that matters more than the win itself. Are you looking to flip all 60 cards in your opponent’s deck into their discard pile? Do you want to see your opponent struggle to move their active? Well let me tell you, do I ever have a deck for you! I hope you all remember to enjoy this article brought to you by PTCGO Store. Let’s talk about one of the funniest decks to play right now, Durant!
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Brilliant Stars Power Rankings

Brilliant Stars Power Rankings

Hey, what's going on everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic day, and I am excited to get into my next article for you guys! Brilliant Stars have arrived! And I have been having a blast exploring all of the brand new options that the new cards have given us! Arceus VSTAR (Brilliant Stars), Choice Belt (Brilliant Stars), Manaphy (Brilliant Stars), and so much more have given the Pokemon Trading Card Game new life! Today, I am going to be going over my current Power Rankings for what I believe the top 3 decks going into Brillant Stars are! This list is completely subjective, and is bound to change over the next several months, but this is currently what I have right now. If you are looking for any cards in this article, make sure to check out PTCGO Store. They offer the best deals on the market for Pokemon Trading Card Game Online Codes! If you want to get an even better deal on them, use code SMARTTCG for %5 off all purchases! Now, let's get into the best deck in Brilliant Stars!
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Back to Competitive!

Back to Competitive!

Hey everyone, it is Gabriel Smart, back with another article for PTCGO Store. I hope everyone has been enjoying the release of Brilliant Stars! This set has benefited the Pokemon Trading Card Game greatly, and has allowed for brilliant new combos to be birthed into the meta! The Weekend of 2/27-2/28 recently saw Full Grip TCG host a 2k tournament run in Akron Ohio. Casted by Andrew Mahome (TrickyGym), And Chip Richey(Chip Richey), we witnessed some of the most highly competitive TCG we have seen during the Covid 19 Era! Riley Hulbert the 2018 Dallas Regional Champion reigned supreme this weekend with his tournament-winning Arceus VSTAR (Brilliant StarsDuraludon VMAX (Evolving Skies) deck, tearing through some of the metagames most fierce decks! Today is a day to take a dive into two of the event's most intriguing decks. Let's begin with the deck that took the event down!
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“Death Star” - Arceus VSTAR & Inteleon Partner Up!

“Death Star” - Arceus VSTAR & Inteleon Partner Up!

What is going on, Pokémon trainers? I’m happy to be back here with yet another article for you, this time about one of the newest cards from the upcoming expansion. I am very excited about this new expansion because it offers so many opportunities to players both new and old. It doesn’t happen often when a new expansion excites me however Brilliant Stars is a very refreshing set of cards that could really change the state of the Pokémon trading card game as we know it. After putting a lot of thought into it I think that I’ll know the best decks that will reign in our upcoming format. The first set of tournaments that we will get to see utilize this expansion would be the Team Challenge series, which is coming up in the next few weeks. The expansion drops in late February, and I expect players to bring forth their best ideas to the table very soon. Shintaro Ito, one of the best players to come out of Japan, actually brought up a fantastic combination of cards that will soon be released. Full disclosure: I would like to credit him for this idea, not that it is very original however I haven’t seen it anywhere else, and it seems to be very consistent. That being said let’s chat about a very cool concept that will easily be one of the most consistent concepts in the format, Arceus STAR with Inteleon!
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Dark Nova - Arceus VSTAR / Gengar VMAX

Dark Nova - Arceus VSTAR / Gengar VMAX

Hey, what's up, everyone! Gabriel Smart here with another article! To say I am stoked to begin talking about Brilliant Stars would be a massive understatement! The largely anticipated release of Brilliant Stars has given me a huge boost of motivation to begin working on awesome decks for you peeps! Today, we are going to be going over one of my favorite decks that I have been working on! First and foremost, if you are looking for any cards, then PTCGO Store is the best place to acquire PTCGL Codes on the cheap! Make sure to use code SmartTCG for 5% off all purchases! Now, let's get into the article! 
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Best Cards from Brilliant Stars!

Best Cards from Brilliant Stars!

Hello, Pokemon trainers from all around the globe! I’m sure you’re all settling up nice and cozy into 2022 with some Pokemon, whether you’re enjoying some good ol’ Pokemon TCG online or some Pokemon Legends Arceus. I decided that with Brilliant Stars on the horizon, I think it’s about that we start focussing on the newest mechanic that will be running our format, VSTARs! This unique Pokemon V only give up two Prize Cards, and evolve from Pokemon V. Here is the product description from Pokemon themselves: 

“The stars are coming out to shine in the next Pokémon Trading Card Game expansion, Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars. There are over 170 cards in this latest collection, including new Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX. Also featured are brand-new Pokémon VSTAR, which evolve from Pokémon V and come equipped with a mighty VSTAR Power, a special Ability or attack that can turn the tide of a battle. Just be aware that you can use only one VSTAR Power per game (and don't miss our earlier look at the Pokémon VSTAR gameplay mechanic, which includes a peek at Arceus VSTAR and Charizard VSTAR).” 
Now let's take a peek at some of these new Pokémon VSTAR and a few of the other awesome cards that you can find when the Sword & Shield—Brilliant Stars expansion releases on February 25, 2022!
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Top 5 Brilliant Stars Cards

Top 5 Brilliant Stars Cards

What’s poppin’ PTCGO Store readers? Are you hyped for the release of Brilliant Stars? I love the new Pokemon VSTAR and I’ve been building as many Pokemon online decks as possible to test this set for our community! Brilliant Stars contains some insane cards, like Arceus VSTAR [Brilliant Stars], that seem to break the game as we know it! VSTARs have a similar power level as VMAX Pokemon, have special VSTAR Abilities / Attacks, and are only worth two Prize Cards. While the set includes many amazing cards, like the reprinted Ultra Ball [Sun and Moon] card, perhaps there are some other cards that you haven’t had the opportunity to discover. That's why this article is here - I’m going to do all of the tests and share my top five cards from Brilliant Stars! If you wanna know all of the relevant cards, I’ve actually gone ahead and included a “buy list” as well to share all of the cards I plan on picking up from this set. If you’re trying to pick up some PTCGO codes to grow your online collection, use code zlesage5 to save 5% on your next order here at PTCGO Store. That being said, let’s jump into these new cards!

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Countering the World a look into Counter Box

Countering the World a look into Counter Box

Hey everyone! It's Gabriel Smart back with another article today! I hope everyone has been doing well and is thriving in the New Year! Today, I am going to be going over a deck that has taken the recent meta by storm! A prominent card finally has new tools that have given it the potential to reach new heights! That card is Suicune V! Suicune has been a prominent force in the meta since its release in Evolving SkiesSuicune V (Evolving Skies) has been paired with partners like Ludicolo (Evolving Skies), Inteleon (Chilling Reign), and more! Now, it finally has some new partners to take it to the next level! Those partners are the Galarian Bird TrioGalarian Zapdos VGalarian Articuno V, Galarian Moltres (Chilling Reign) are new tools that this deck is able to use. Galarian Zapdos V, and Galarian Moltres V, provide powerful attackers against some of the meta's top decks, and Galarian Articuno V provides a great consistency engine for the deck! If you are looking for some PTCGO codes, you are in the right spot. PTCGO store have a large selection of PTCGL codes and they also have instant email delivery of your PTCGL codes to your email!  Let's take a deep dive into everything you need to know about Suicune V, paired up with the trinity birds and more!
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