What’s up, PTCGO Store readers? I hope everyone here has been enjoying our newest Pokémon TCG set, Chilling Reign, and testing all of the awesome cards available! I’ve been doing many testing and have been looking under every stone to find the best Pokémon decks to show you. That has led me down a path of looking to the past and finding which decks from other sets have gained the most from Chilling Reign. Yup, you heard it here! Sometimes the best decks aren’t even from the newest set, and they have previously established archetypes that happen to gain a new tech card or favorable matchup. This article will focus on showcasing these decks, their strategies, and some of my personal lists! I hope these lists serve you well and give you a reason to pick up some PTCGO codes from this wonderful site! Of course, if you want to stretch your dollar a little further, you can always use code zlesage5 to save 5% on your next order of Pokémon TCG Online codes. That being said, let’s get into our first list!

ADP Zacian / Galarian Zapdos

ADPZacian VGalarian Zapdos V

Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX (Cosmic Eclipse) has been surfing at the top tables for over a year now, and it has been a hot topic in our community. The combination of ADP and Zacian V (Sword and Shield) has allowed this easy-to-play deck to succeed, but it's always been kept in check by other counters. One of those counters, Eternatus VMAX (Champions Path), has made this list, but one of the new cards from Chilling Reign changes that. Galarian Zapdos V (Chilling Reign) adds a Fighting-type Pokémon that can hit for a large amount of damage out of nowhere due to its Fighting Instinct Ability. That allows it to reduce its Energy requirement of Thunderous Kick to a single Fighting Energy! Combining this with drawing extra Prize Cards with Altered Creation, accelerating Energy into play, and a manageable Eternatus VMAX matchup makes this deck much better. Let’s check out this deck!

Deck List

Pokémon - 13

1 Crobat V SHF 44
2 Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX CEC 221
1 Galarian Zapdos V CRE 174
1 Eldegoss V CPA 5
3 Dedenne-GX UNB 195
1 Mawile-GX UNM 141
4 Zacian V PR-SW 18

Trainer Cards - 35

1 Escape Rope BST 125
3 Cherish Ball UNM 191
4 Metal Saucer SSH 170
1 Rusted Sword SHF 62
2 Energy Spinner UNB 170
2 Chaotic Swell CEC 187
1 Echoing Horn CRE 136
4 Quick Ball SSH 179
2 Air Balloon SSH 156
4 Boss's Orders SHF 58
4 Professor's Research SHF 60
1 Great Catcher CEC 192
3 Energy Switch SSH 162
3 Switch SSH 183

Energy - 12

3 Water Energy SWSHEnergy 3
8 Metal Energy SWSHEnergy 8
1 Fighting Energy SWSHEnergy 6

Rapid Strike Urshifu / Inteleon

Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAXInteleon

Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX (Battle Styles) has been one of the most successful Pokémon decks from our last set release, and it even won the Players Cup 3! That version of the deck ran an engine including Jirachi (Team Up), Scoop Up Net (Rebel Clash), and a more traditional line of Supporter cards. This list, created by Jake Gearhart (@jakekgearhart), throws away those traditional elements for an entirely updated way to play the deck. Drizzle (Sword and Shield) and Inteleon (Chilling Reign) allow this deck to search for Trainer cards as needed and give this deck the option to snipe for extra damage. This new engine allows you to find the necessary cards for niche situations and properly plan the amount of damage you need to hit. The strategy does remain the same! You hit with Gale Thrust, G-Max Rapid Flow to set up KOs and wrap the game up with Multi Prize Card sweeps. It seems weird at first, but this deck magically works! Let's peep out this list.

Deck List

Pokémon - 21

1 Crobat V SHF 44
1 Passimian PR-SW 115
3 Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX BST 170
1 Jirachi-GX UNM 79
1 Mew PR-SM 215
1 Phione PR-SM 220
4 Sobble CRE 41
3 Drizzile SHF 99
2 Inteleon PR-SW 113
1 Inteleon SHF 100

Trainer Cards - 32

4 Evolution Incense SSH 163
1 Karate Belt UNM 201
1 Tower of Waters BST 138
1 Ordinary Rod SSH 171
1 Energy Spinner UNB 170
1 Cheryl BST 123
3 Bird Keeper DAA 159
4 Quick Ball SSH 179
1 Telescopic Sight VIV 160
1 Pokémon Communication TEU 152
1 Air Balloon SSH 156
2 Boss's Orders SHF 58
2 Level Ball BST 129
1 Professor's Research SHF 60
1 Reset Stamp UNM 206
3 Marnie SSH 169
3 Switch SSH 183
1 Erika's Hospitality HIF 56

Energy - 7

4 Rapid Strike Energy BST 140
3 Fighting Energy SWSHEnergy 6

Eternatus / Galarian Moltres

Eternatus VMAXGalarian Moltres V

Eternatus VMAX (Darkness Ablaze) has been kicking it at the top tables for almost a year now, and it recently gained a hot new tech that changes the way it plays! That card is Galarian Moltres V (Chilling Reign) because you can accelerate Energy with its Direflame Wings Ability and then use Energy Switch (Sword and Shield) to move it to Eternatus VMAX. This Pokémon deck used to only play Crushing Hammer (Sword and Shield) to buy more turns, but it can now have answers to missing an Energy or an opposing Crushing Hammer heads. Additionally, this card gives the deck a built-in answer to Zamazenta V (Promo), which means you have a better matchup against Lucario & Lucmetal-GX (Unbroken Bonds) decks. However, the strategy remains the same - Bench a bunch of Pokémonwith Eternal Zone and attack for a lot of damage with Dread End. Let’s check out this list!

Deck List

Pokémon - 20

4 Crobat V SHF 44
4 Eternatus V PR-SW 64
2 Galarian Moltres V CRE 177
4 Galarian Zigzagoon SHF 151
2 Yveltal TEU 95
4 Eternatus VMAX PR-SW 45

Trainer Cards - 31

2 Chaotic Swell CEC 187
4 Quick Ball SSH 179
3 Pokémon Communication TEU 152
4 Professor's Research SHF 60
4 Great Ball CPA 52
4 Marnie SSH 169
3 Energy Switch SSH 162
4 Switch SSH 183

Energy - 9

9 Darkness Energy SWSHEnergy 7

Happy Testing

Whether you’re trying to become the next Chill TCG champion or play fun games on the Versus ladder, these format-defining Pokémon online decks are a great place to explore for everyone! I’m stoked to continuously test these decks and learn more about the metagame myself! If you need any codes for your own testing or collection, PTCGO Store is one of the best places to pick up cards for PTCGO. And you can always use code zlesage5 to save 5% on your next order of PTCGO codes. Happy testing!

About the Writer

Zach Lesage is a contributing writer for PTCGO Store. As a Toronto local, he has been playing the Pokémon Trading Card Game since 2005 and creates Pokémon content as his full-time career. He creates YouTube content, coaches players to become better in-game, and provides hot takes on his Twitter. With multiple prestigious accomplishments in the game, such as the 2020 Players Cup 2 Champion and the 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 Pokémon events and follow him on Twitter @ZachLesagePTCG.