Looking into the Past

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! If you need any codes to pick up these new Lost Origin code cards, you are in the right place! Use code zlesage5 to save 5% off your next order of Pokemon TCG codes from the PTCGO store. That being said, let’s jump into it!



Mew VMAX (Fusion Strike) has been a tier-one deck for about a year straight, and you might be wondering, why hasn’t this deck been countered into the ground already? Well, it has, but Mew seems to always find a new answer. Over the past few months, it has been pretty noticeable that Mew struggles against single Prize Card Pokemon, like Regigigas (Astral Radiance) and Radiant Charizard (Pokemon GO), but that has all changed with the release of Lost Origin… We now have Lost City (Lost Origin). Lost City allows you to KO pesky Pokemon that you don’t wanna see again, yeah, Drapion V (Lost Origin) comes to mind, and your deck is essentially the same as usual. You still use Genesect V (Fusion Strike) to draw a bunch of cards, Mew VMAX can copy any Fusion Strike attack you have in play, and you can viciously OHKO most Pokemon with Power Tablet (Fusion Strike). With Mew having access to a better single Prize Card matchup (and a way to banish threats in general), it is quickly becoming the go-to for most players. Let’s look at my list:

Pokémon - 12

4 Genesect V FST 255
2 Meloetta FST 124
4 Mew V FST 251
2 Mew VMAX FST 269

Trainer Cards - 41

2 Rotom Phone CPA 64
1 Rose Tower DAA 169
2 Switch SUM 160
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
1 Lost Vacuum LOR 217
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

Origin Forme Palkia VSTAR / Inteleon

Origin Forme Palkia VSTAR

Ever since Palkia VSTAR was released, it has been tearing up events. The goal of this deck is to use Drizzile (Sword and Shield) and Inteleon (Sword and Shield) to search for powerful Trainer cards to help stabilize Palkia as an attacker. The Pokemon online deck is centred around using Star Portal at the right time to take an aggressive KO, powering up Radiant Greninja (Astral Radiance) to snipe two Pokemon, or even attacking with Inteleon against single Prize Card matchups. All of the above strategies are the same as always, but how does this deck function in the Lost Origin format, and what does it gain? Mainly Thorton (Lost Origin), one of the most unique cards from Lost Origin. You can now start Sobble (Chilling Reign), attach a Water Energy, search for some more Sobble, and then Thorton into an Origin Forme Palkia V (Astral Radiance) to Evolve into Palkia VSTAR immediately after. It opens the deck to new possibilities, and this list just takes one! I might want to explore Empoleon V (Battle Styles) to stop the many Comfey (Lost Origin) decks from working or maybe even a Crobat V (Darkness Ablaze) since Thorton can change it out of harm's way. Here is my list.

Pokémon - 17

1 Galarian Zigzagoon SHF 151
1 Manaphy BRS 41
3 Origin Forme Palkia V ASR 167
1 Radiant Greninja ASR 46
4 Sobble CRE 41
3 Drizzile SHF 99
1 Inteleon SHF 100
3 Origin Forme Palkia VSTAR ASR 208

Trainer Cards - 36

1 Marnie PR-SW 121
2 Level Ball BST 181
2 Evolution Incense SSH 163
1 Pal Pad SSH 172
4 Irida ASR 186
1 Leon VIV 182
1 Thorton LOR 195
1 Roxanne ASR 188
4 Cross Switcher FST 230
1 Echoing Horn CRE 225
1 Tool Jammer BST 136
1 Path to the Peak ASR 213
1 Canceling Cologne ASR 136
2 Scoop Up Net RCL 207
1 Choice Belt ASR 211
1 Ultra Ball BRS 186
1 Battle VIP Pass FST 225
1 Hisuian Heavy Ball ASR 146
4 Quick Ball SSH 216
1 Boss's Orders LOR 241
1 Melony ASR 242
2 Capacious Bucket RCL 156
1 Training Court FST 282

Energy - 7

7 Water Energy CRE 231

Palkia VSTAR decklist



Regigigas has had an interesting position in the metagame ever since it was released in Astral Radiance, and that is largely due to it being an inconsistent deck. It has a lot of moving pieces, but when it works, it works! The goal of this deck is to get each of the Regi’s (6 total) in play, use Regigigas’s Ability, and start accelerating any Energy from your Discard Pile. Use the right type of Regi against most Pokemon TCG decks, and you likely have a strong advantage in the matchup. While the inconsistencies can be overlooked by a solid matchup spread, this deck also had a few poor matchups lurking in the metagame too, namely Duraludon VMAX (Evolving Skies) and Flying Pikachu VMAX (Celebrations). All of that has changed because this deck can play Yveltal (Shining Fates) which can OHKO any Pokemon. The 5 Energy Attack Cost might look a little rough, but you can accelerate Energy to a Regi, play Thorton, and transform into a Yveltal. Now you just need to attach an Energy (or have planned this a turn in advance) to make the magic happen. With Yveltal seemingly swinging some matchups back into your favour, Regigigas is back as a real threat in the metagame again!

Pokémon - 13

2 Regigigas ASR 130
1 Yveltal SHF 46
2 Regidrago ASR 118
2 Regirock ASR 75
2 Regieleki EVS 60
2 Registeel ASR 108
2 Regice ASR 37

Trainer Cards - 35

3 Marnie PR-SW 121
2 Cynthia's Ambition BRS 169
1 Pal Pad SSH 172
2 Thorton LOR 195
3 PokéStop PGO 68
4 Scoop Up Net RCL 207
4 Choice Belt ASR 211
3 Ultra Ball BRS 186
1 Hisuian Heavy Ball ASR 146
4 Professor's Research PR-SW 152
4 Quick Ball SSH 216
4 Ordinary Rod SSH 215

Energy - 12

2 Twin Energy RCL 209
2 Capture Energy DAA 201
2 Speed Lightning Energy RCL 173
4 Aurora Energy SSH 186
2 Gift Energy LOR 171

Regigigas decklist

Happy Testing

Such an awesome adventure this article has been! We’ve discovered why these decks are still seeing success right now, I shared my updated lists, the strategy, and how some of the more strategic cards in the deck play out. All of these Pokemon online decks are great choices in our current metagame, but only time will tell. Either way, this article should give you the kickstart needed to start playing this deck and help you on your Pokemon journey. I’m going to continuously test decks in our Lost Origin metagame and keep our community updated with my findings along the way. As always, feel free to pick up some Lost Origin PTCGO codes from the PTCGO Store, and you can use code zlesage5 to save 5% to boost your collection today! Happy testing!

About the Writer

Zach Lesage is a contributing writer for PTCGOStore.com. 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.