What’s up, PoTown readers?? Battle Styles has been out for about a week now, and I’ve had my fair share of time to test most of the new decks. While some of my other articles might feature Pokemon TCG cards that may require a handful of PTCGO code cards, this article has many cheaper decks to build. Some of the coolest decks don’t need to cost a whole bunch, like Primeape (Battle Styles), and they can compete with a lot of the best decks in the format. This article aims to share my favorite budget decks that are rocking out in the Battle Styles Pokemon metagame and let you know why they are so awesome! That being said, let’s hop into Weepinbell (Battle Styles) / Salazzle (Battle Styles).


Weepinbell / Salazzle

Weepinbell / Salazzle is the newest combo deck available in our Pokemon TCG online metagame, and it can seriously pack a punch. Salazzle does 90x damage for each Special Condition on your opponent’s Active Pokemon with Derisive Roasting attack, and you can add up to three different Special Conditions. That’s where Weepinbell comes in, you can use Dangerous Mucus to inflict Burned and Poison to add to Derisive Roasting. Yell Horn (Darkness Ablaze) adds the third Special Condition, Confused so that Derisive Roasting is hitting for 270 damage + Burn (20) + Poison (10) for a total of 300 per attack. The combo is difficult at times, but it is certainly a blast to try out. Let’s see how this list looks like.

Weepinbell / Salazzle Deck List



Pokémon (18)

Trainers (34)

Energy (8)

1x Crobat V SHF 444x Yell Horn DAA 1734x Twin Energy RCL 174
4x Salandit BST 271x Ordinary Rod SSH 1714x Triple Acceleration Energy UNB 190
4x Salazzle BST 281x Leon VIV 154
3x Bellsprout BST 14x Quick Ball SSH 179
3x Weepinbell BST 24x Bruno BST 121
1x Dedenne-GX UNB 1953x Boss Orders SHF 58
1x Mew PR-SM 2154x Level Ball BST 129
1x Mewtwo PR-SM 2144x Scoop Up Net RCL 165

1x Kogas Trap HIF 59

4x Professors Research SHF 60

2x Reset Stamp UNM 206

2x U-Turn Board UNM 211


Primeape / Spiritomb


Primeape (Battle Styles) is mad, so mad that it hits hard with Steamin’ Mad Strike! That attack does 50x damage for each of your Benched Pokemon that has any damage counters on them. We need to address two issues immediately: Steamin’ Mad Strike can’t be powered up by a Twin Energy (Rebel Clash), and you need to add damage onto your Benched Pokemon. We can solve the first issue by adding in Houndoom (Battle Styles) to accelerate Single Strike Energy (Battle Styles) which means you can easily attack with Primeape. To fix the other issue, this deck plays Spiritomb (Unbroken Bonds) and Jynx (Unified Minds) to add damage counters into play. With all of these things going for the deck and the option to hit for 250+ damage, let’s peep out of this list!

Primeape Spiritomb Deck List



Pokémon (19)

Trainers (33)

Energy (8)

2x Houndour BST 952x Escape Rope BST 1254x Aurora Energy SSH 186
2x Spiritomb UNB 1122x Ordinary Rod SSH 1714x Single Strike Energy BST 141
2x Houndoom PR-SW 904x Quick Ball SSH 179
4x Mankey BST 664x Pokemon Communication TEU 152
4x Primeape BST 674x Bruno BST 121
1x Dedenne-GX UNB 1952x Air Balloon SSH 156
2x Jynx UNM 762x Boss Orders SHF 58
1x Mew PR-SM 2154x Level Ball BST 129
1x Oricorio-GX CEC 954x Professors Research SSH 178

2x Marnie SSH 169

3x Urn of Vitality BST 139


Cherrim / Tapu Bulu


Cherrim (Battle Styles) is great at accelerating Energy, but it comes with some serious limitations. Its Spring Bloom Ability is great at attaching Grass Energy, but you can’t attach them to Pokemon that have a Rule Box (Pokemon V, Pokemon-GX, etc., have Rule Boxes). So what Pokemon can you power up? The first Pokemon that comes to mind is Tapu Bulu (Battle Styles) because it doesn’t have a Rule Box and can hit for a lot of damage with Nature’s Judgment. Based on a simple Jirachi (Team Up) / Scoop Up Net (Rebel Clash) to maximize consistency, this deck seems to have a decent shot at working. Let’s check out this deck!

Cherrim / Tapu Bulu Deck List



Pokémon (17)

Trainers (32)

Energy (11)

1x Crobat V SHF 441x Energy Retrieval SSH 1609x Grass Energy SWSH
3x Cherubi BST 71x Great Catcher CEC 1922x Recycle Energy UNM 212
4x Tapu Bulu BST 162x Ordinary Rod SSH 171
3x Cherrim PR-SW 883x Training Court RCL 169
1x Dedenne-GX UNB 1954x Scoop Up Net RCL 165
3x Jirachi PR-SM 1612x Escape Rope BST 125
1x Mew PR-SM 2152x Switch SSH 183
1x Mewtwo PR-SM 2142x Boss Orders SHF 58

4x Professors Research SHF 60

4x Bruno BST 121

4x Quick Ball SSH 179

3x Pokemon Communication TEU 152


Have Fun


I hope this article has you hyped to pick up all of the Pokemon TCG code cards you need to grab to finish any of these fun budget decks! All of them seem to have a chance to shine in our PTCGO metagame and have a shot to beat some of the best decks available. If you have any other questions that you couldn’t find in this article, feel free to comment below or reach out to me on Social Media. I have thoroughly enjoyed writing this article, and I hope to create more great content for Po Town. Best of luck on your Pokemon journey!


About the Writer


Zach Lesage is a contributing writer for PoTownstore.com. As a Toronto local, he played the Pokemon Trading Card Game since 2005 and creates Pokemon content as his full-time career. Under the moniker of theloneblown, he creates YouTube content, streams on Twitch, 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 Pokemon events and follow him on Twitter @ZachLesagePTCG.