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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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Top 5 Lost Origin Cards

Top 5 Lost Origin Cards

What’s going on, PTCGO Store readers? Your boy Zach is back and I am bringing the heat by featuring the top 5 Lost Origin cards. This new Pokemon TCG set reintroduces the Lost Zone mechanic to our Standard format, and I have to say that some of the themed cards look so cool! They have a Lost Zone-themed aura around the main art of the card, and most of them seem incredibly playable. If the Lost Zone isn’t your playstyle, there are other powerful cards in this set, like Giratina VSTAR (Lost Origin), that will also shake up the metagame. My goal with this article is to introduce our Pokemon community to some of the best cards and share my early thoughts on them! Let’s jump into my number five pick! Let’s get it!
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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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Top 3 Decks Heading into Worlds 2022

Top 3 Decks Heading into Worlds 2022

What’s poppin’ PTCGO store readers? I’m excited to share this article with you because I am testing for Worlds like crazy! This season of competitive play has been interesting due to the global pandemic, but things are finally back into full swing! I know I was on a roll after my finalist placement at the 2020 Oceania International Championships, but the break for a few years did set back my play more than I thought! I was able to make Top 32 at Vancouver and Top 64 at the North American International Championships - I think I got it back! At NAIC, we saw a metagame filled with Arceus VSTAR (Brilliant Stars) / Inteleon (Sword and Shield), Origin Forme Palkia VSTAR (Astral Radiance) variants, and Flying Pikachu VMAX (Celebrations) was able to take the whole event down! Since that event, the metagame has sorted itself out with online events, unofficial in real-life play, and at-home testing, but where is it at? We’ve seen everything from Mewtwo V-UNION (Sword and Shield Promo) decks pop off, Stonjourner VMAX (Sword and Shield) counter the meta, and Radiant Charizard (Pokemon GO) try their hand at being the best. Well, we are kinda stuck in between right now - the metagame is in a weird place. With about two weeks until Worlds at the time of writing, this article will share the best decks heading into the World Championships. As a special bonus, you can use code zlesage5 to save 5% on your next order of codes. Let’s jump into it!

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Mewtwo V Union Maximum Control!

Mewtwo V Union Maximum Control!

Hey, what's up, PTCGO Store readers? I hope you all have been having a great day! Summer is upon us, and we are closing in on the biggest event of the year! It has been over two years since Pokemon hosted a World Championship! The 2019 World Championships saw Henry Brand take down the 2019 Washington DC World Championships with Mewtwo and Mew Tag Team GX. Its incredible versatility and strength allowed it to take a stranglehold of the event and would dominate the standard format until its rotation this past year! With the 2022 World Championships fastly approaching, players from around the world are beginning to ramp up testing for the biggest event of the year! Whether it be players playing in the London Open, or the main event itself, this is the one event of the year that doing well can put you into Pokemon legend forever! Today, I am going to be going over Mewtwo. Not Mewtwo and Mew Tag Team, but a new Mewtwo, one that has begun to shake the standard format to its core. This deck is none other than Mewtwo V Union. If you are looking for any PTCGO codes, make sure to use Code SmartTCG for 5% off your next order here on the PTCGO Store!
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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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