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New Decks from Paldean Fates

New Decks from Paldean Fates

What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? I’ve been writing up a storm on Scarlet and Violet: Paldean Fates for this site, and I’m back with some even cooler decklists. I wanna start off by stating that cooler doesn’t necessarily always mean competitively viable, but if you want to play the best deck, check out my last article that covers Charizard ex [Obsidian Flames]. I went digging through the set, found some cards that weren’t necessarily receiving the love that they should be, and cooked up some lists with my friend Ryan Mooney over a recent discord call! We started off by trying to find ways to “break” the new Great Tusk ex [Paldean Fates], and well, here I am writing up about all of my findings! If you wanna cook up any of these lists, or just collect some bling on PTCGL from this set, use code zlesage5 to save 5% off here at the PoTown store! That being said, let’s jump into our first deck list, Garchomp ex [Paradox Rift] with Great Tusk ex! And away we go!
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Updating Decks with Paldean Fates

Updating Decks with Paldean Fates

What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? Are you hyped for the release of the latest Pokemon TCG set, Scarlet and Violet: Paldean Fates? I know that I have recently gone over the best cards coming out of this set here: [https://www.potownstore.com/top-10-cards-from-paldean-fates-blog], and now I’m going to update some of the top decks in format with new cards from Paldean Fates! Which decks? Charizard ex / Pidgeot ex [Obsidian Flames], Lost Zone Box, Gardevoir ex [Scarlet and Violet], and Chien-Pao ex / Baxcalibur [Paldea Evolved]. All of those decks receive slight to major buffs from Paldean Fates that will allow them to potentially see even more success than they already do. This set is a great way to bling up your decks, pick up a handful of new cards, and explore Paldea! Be sure to pick up some codes from the Potown Store using code zlesage5 to save 5% on PTCG Live code cards. That being said, let’s jump into our first deck.
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Looking Ahead: Future Pokemon are Here

Looking Ahead: Future Pokemon are Here

What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? It’s Zach Lesage here, your resident Pokemon TCG writer, and I’m here to take you into the future. I’m not gonna talk about Mega Turbo Charizard FDX or MewTwentyTwo, but I’m instead here to share my findings on Futute Pokemon! What are Future Pokemon? As part of the new “mechanic” in our latest Pokemon TCG set, Scarlet and Violet: Paradox Rift, there are Paradox Pokemon that are either from the future or the past. In this case, I want to share some of the best ways to utilize these new Pokemon in different decks, and how that might lead you to seeing success during your next Pokemon TCG Live online gameplay session. Not all cards are created equally when it comes to a competitive standpoint, but there are a couple Pokemon cards that stand out ahead of the rest! Iron Valiant ex [Paradox Rift] can ping damage counters to your opponent’s Pokemon in play to allow you to take some wild turns without attacking, Iron Hands ex [Paradox Rift] can take advantage of your opponents unfortunate start by drawing extra Prize Cards, and Iron Bundle [Paradox Rift] works like a pseudo-Escape Rope (BST) to put your opponent in awkward positions! In this article, I’ll share lists, strategies, and more for a handful of decks featuring Iron Valiant ex, Iron Hands ex, and Iron Bundle! If you wanna enhance your Pokemon TCG Live collection, or just wanna craft some cards, use code zlesage5 to save 5% on Pokemon TCG Live code cards today! Let’s learn more about Iron Valiant ex!
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Top 10 Cards from Paradox Rift

Top 10 Cards from Paradox Rift

What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? Are you amped up for Pokemon TCG’s latest release, Scarlet and Violet: Paradox Rift? I’ve been looking at the Japanese translations for this set, seeing what my friends pull from Pre-Releases, and gathering as much info on this set as possible in search of the best new Pokemon cards from Paradox Rift! With this brand new PTCG set being legal for the first time for the 2023 Latin American International Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil - there is so much hype around this set! Obviously, there are some easy notable pickups from this set, like Iron Hands ex [Paradox Rift], and Earthen Vessel [Paradox Rift], but what are the other not-so-obviously great cards from this set? In this article, I’ll certainly tell you my top 10 best cards from Scarlet and Violet: Paradox Rift, and all of the reasons why! Be sure to pick up Paradox Rift PTCGL codes using code zlesage5 from the Potown store to save 5%! Not only does it help support me, but it will help boost your online Pokemon TCG Live collection too! Now let’s jump into my number 10 pick!
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Top 10 from Pokemon 151 set

Top 10 from Pokemon 151 set

What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? Are you hyped for Pokemon 151, the latest Pokemon TCG set? I know that I’m excited to bring it all the way back to the 90s and play with the original 151 Pokemon! Don’t worry, you aren’t in a weird time capsule, Pokemon just gives nods to the past from time to time. Pokemon 151 is a set that is themed around the original 151 Pokemon from the Kanto Region, popular old-school characters, and more! It is an exciting time to be a Pokemon fan, and it is a great time to look at some of the best cards from this awesome set! In this article, I’ll be sharing my personal top ten cards from Pokemon 151, share my reasons why, and more! If you’re as hyped for this set as I am, be sure to use code zlesage5 to save 5% at the Potown Store! With instant email delivery, you can start playing with your freshly acquired digital packs ASAP! Let’s jump into my number ten pick!
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Top 10 from Obsidian Flames

Top 10 from Obsidian Flames

What's up, fellow Po Town readers? Are you all as excited as I am about the recent Pokémon TCG release, Obsidian Flames? It seems like many players just can't stop talking about the powerhouse, Charizard ex [Obsidian Flames]. However, this set offers more than just that. It's filled with a bunch of cards that are likely to make a splash in our new Standard Pokémon TCG format! In this article, I'll be sharing my personal top ten card picks from the set and delving into why these options are so fantastic. If you're keen on getting your hands on some codes for this set — and trust me, you definitely should be — simply enter the code "zlesage5" to enjoy a 5% discount over at potownstore.com! By doing this, you're not only showing me your support but also supercharging your online Pokémon TCG Live collection! Now, let's dive right into my tenth top pick!
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Paldea Evolved: Format Revolution!

Paldea Evolved: Format Revolution!

Paldea Evolved is in the running for being one of the most impactful sets we have seen in a long time! There are so many cards whether it's stadiums, tools, items or staple Pokemon that can really have a drastic effect on the metagame! So I thought let's have a breakdown of the main meta decks and how they have been affected by the release of Paldea Evolved.
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Exploring Scarlet & Violet: Rogue Decks

Exploring Scarlet & Violet: Rogue Decks

What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? Have you been exploring the new Pokemon TCG decks available in our Scarlet and Violet E-block on format? I’m sure you might’ve seen the updated version of Lugia VSTAR / Archeops deck that runs Single Strike Pokemon or Gardevoir ex [Scarlet and Violet] / Zacian V [Celebrations] decks that are seeing success, but what about the decks that aren’t necessarily talked about enough? Pokemon TCG sets are massive now, and there are so many areas to explore, so I’m gonna help you out by showcasing some awesome decks that you might not have played against before. Some of these are competitive, and some might need a little bit more luck, but they are all fun choices to play on the Pokemon TCG ladder. If you need to pick up any Pokemon TCG codes to build any of the decks in this article, be sure to use code zlesage5 at the PoTown store to save 5%! That being said, let’s jump into the first deck!
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The 10 Best Pokemon Tech Cards

The 10 Best Pokemon Tech Cards

What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? I’m back with an awesome Pokemon TCG article that is certainly going to spice up your life! Have you ever heard of tech cards? Tech cards are cards that typically aren’t featured in a deck, but they can often add new win conditions. A good example would be adding Drapion V [Lost Origin] into your Arceus VSTAR [Brilliant Stars] / Duraludon VMAX [Evolving Skies] deck to have a better matchup against a Mew VMAX [Fusion Strike] deck. They aren’t always going to be effective, but in the right circumstances, they can add a certain element of surprise to your deck! This article will share some of the hottest tech cards that you can add to your decks, explain why, and what decks they can see success in! If you need to pick up any of these cards for your decks on PTCG Live, use code zlesage5 here at the PoTown store to save 5% off your code cards. If you need extra Credits, try picking up 400 codes of a set that you haven’t collected on Live yet, like Sword and Shield, to get a bunch of extra Credits (and cards to complete your collection). Let’s jump into these tech cards!

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Counter the Metagame: Arceus VSTAR / Giratina VSTAR / Flying Pikachu VMAX

Counter the Metagame: Arceus VSTAR / Giratina VSTAR / Flying Pikachu VMAX

What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? Are you ready to explore our new Paldea Region? You might be wondering what I’m even talking about, but lemme explain! We are switching from our Sword and Shield to Crown Zenith format to our new E-block on format. Add our new Scarlet and Violet set in there, too, and the Standard metagame has flipped on its head. I’ve heard talk from many top players on Mew VMAX [Fusion Strike], Gardevoir ex [Scarlet and Violet], Lost Zone BoxMiraidon ex [Scarlet and Violet], and Giratina VSTAR [Lost Origin] decks, but I have a different idea! Arceus VSTAR [Brilliant Stars] / Giratina VSTAR / Flying Pikachu VMAX [Celebrations] is here and ready to shake up the metagame! Arceus VSTAR is great at accelerating Energy, Giratina VSTAR can OHKO anything, and Flying Pikachu VMAX should be able to deal with most single Prize Card attackers, right? Well, that's the theory of this deck and I’m hyped to share the strategy with you in this article! Stay tuned for my list, explanation of card choice, strategy, and more! If you need any Pokemon TCG code cards to finish this deck on Pokemon TCG Live, head over to the PoTown store and pick some up! Let’s jump into the list!
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The best Scarlet and Violet deck - Gardevoir ex!

The best Scarlet and Violet deck - Gardevoir ex!

What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? Are you excited about the release of the Scarlet and Violet base set on PTCG Live? I know I am, but there is a lot going on right now! If you haven’t been keeping up with the Pokemon community lately, let me keep you updated on some important dates. Scarlet and Violet release on PTCGL on March 30, we rotate to “E-block” on the format on April 14 (effectively losing Sword and Shield to Shining Fates), and PTCGO won’t be receiving new cards from this point forward. Whether you love it or hate it, you’ll be forced into migrating to PTCGL if you wanna play Scarlet and Violet, but I think the game will only get better with more players actively playing it. One of the stand-out decks from the Scarlet and Violet base set and our upcoming rotation is Gardevoir ex [Scarlet and Violet]. Riku Sato already piloted it to a solid 2nd place out of over 3000 competitors at the recent Champions League Aichi Pokemon tournament in Japan so we already have a great idea about what the archetype should look like! In this article, I’ll share Sato’s list, explain the strategy, and more! If you wanna pick up some Pokemon TCG codes to build this deck instantly, head over to the PoTown store! I recommend picking up 400 Scarlet and Violet base set codes to complete most of the set and have some leftover Credits too! Let’s jump into this list!
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Top 10 Scarlet and Violet Cards

Top 10 Scarlet and Violet Cards

What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? Are you getting hyped for Pokemon TCG’s latest set, Scarlet and Violet? The set releases this month, and it kickstarts a new era in the Pokemon TCG! Based on the hit Nintendo Switch games, Scarlet and Violet, we can now explore this world filled with many new Pokemon! To kick off this new generation, all Scarlet and Violet base set and on cards feature a new silver border to bring the game’s aesthetic in line with Japan for the first time ever! On top of that, Pokemon ex returns to the Pokemon TCG for the first time in years! Pokemon ex are powerful Pokemon that Evolve from their natural Evolution line instead of having specially printed cards. When it comes to doing my top 10 cards for any given set, I’m usually kinda right, I might miss one or two, and some cards end up surprising the whole community! Hopefully, these cards start to guide you in the right direction and allow you to learn more about the better cards from Scarlet and Violet. If you wanna pick up any of these cards, pick up some Scarlet and Violet Base set Pokemon TCG Live codes right here at the PoTown store! After redeeming some codes, you’ll be closer to acquiring all of the cards in this article, and you can use the credits you earn to craft any other cards you need! Let’s take a look at my #10 pick!
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Your guide to the 2023 rotation!

Your guide to the 2023 rotation!

What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? It's your boy Zach Lesage, and I’m back at it with a helpful article for our Pokemon TCG community! Have you heard about the upcoming Rotation? If you wanna know what I’m talking about, we are going to be losing cards in our Standard format starting on April 14, 2023. Losing cards might seem like a bad thing, but it allows different cards to shine, and we will be getting our new Scarlet and Violet set very soon too! That being said, there are quite a few important cards that we will be losing from our Standard format. Staple cards like Quick Ball [Sword and Shield], Scoop Up Net [Rebel Clash], and Crobat V [Darkness Ablaze] will all be saying goodbye to Standard. This article aims at helping our community find suitable replacements for some of the most impactful cards that are rotating! If you need to pick up any of the replacement cards for your decks, the PoTown store has the PTCG Live codes to suit your needs! With instant email delivery and a large selection, you’ll have everything you need to finish your decks. Let’s look at some of these cards!
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Regigigas is Back on Top!

Regigigas is Back on Top!

What’s goin’ on Po Town readers? Have you been keeping up with recent Pokemon TCG event results? Regardless if you’ve been watching the official Pokemon live streams of events or you’ve taken the past few weeks off of the game, I got you covered in this article! At the recent 2023 Oceania International Championships in Melbourne, Australia, we saw the best Pokemon TCG players see success with the best Pokemon TCG decks. Lost Zone Box won it all, Lugia VSTAR / Archeops [Silver Tempest] came in second, and Mew VMAX / Genesect V [Fusion Strike] made the Top 4! What about the other Top 4 deck? Well, you might’ve guessed it from the name of this article - Regigigas also made Top 4 at the event! Professional Pokemon TCG player Rahul Reddy played the deck with great success and put it on the map for the whole community to enjoy again. Regigigas has seen some amount of success since its release back in Astral Radiance, but it has recently been struggling to get those top finishes, until now! In this article, I’ll share Rahul’s Top 4 deck, the strategy, and shed some light on the more essential cards in the deck! If you need any Pokemon TCG Live code cards to complete the following Regigigas deck, consider picking up some codes right here at the PoTown store! After redeeming some codes, you’ll be closer to acquiring all of the cards for this deck, and you can use the credits you earn to craft any other cards you need! Let’s take a look at the Regigigas decklist!
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Lost Zone Box is Winning!

Lost Zone Box is Winning!

What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? Have you looked at the recent results from the 2023 Oceania International Championships in Melbourne, Australia? Well, even if you have, this Pokemon TCG article is going to help you understand the results as much as possible. International Championships are the most competitive events, outside of the World Championships, and many of the top players travel to these events to compete at the highest level. The Master's Division Champion, Azul Garcia Griego, won the event with a modified Lost Zone Box deck that featured CramorantSableye, and Mirage Gate (Lost Origin). If the name sounds familiar, it should! Griego recently won the 2022 North American International Championships in Columbus, United States, with Arceus VSTAR / Flying Pikachu VMAX. As one of the best players in the game, his win has many asking a huge question, “Is Lost Zone Box secretly the best deck in the game?” While it might be a bit subjective, it is one of the best decks in the format, and I’ll share as much information in this article as possible. Featured will be Griego’s winning deck, strategy, key cards, and more! If you wanna build a Lost Zone Box Deck on Pokemon TCG Live, you can pick up some codes right here at the PoTown store. You can acquire most of the cards for this deck by opening Lost Origin digital booster packs from Po Town and opening them on PTCG Live. That being said, let’s dive into this winning deck!
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