Posted by Tablemon on 7/14/2022 to Deck Lists
Alola trainers! Welcome back to the PoTown Blog! Ever since the old Pokemon Gold and Silver, Blissey has been one of my favourite Pokemon, so I’m very happy it is actually quite competitive. It recently got second place at the Milwaukee Regional Championships, and since it is a relatively cheap deck to build, you can expect to see it all over the Pokemon TCG Online and Pokemon TCG Live ladder.
The Blissful Blast attack of Blissey V (Chilling Reign) lets you do damage based on the Energy attached to it, and it combines really well with Powerful Energy for bonus damage, Capture Energy for consistency, and Double Turbo Energy for bonus damage and versatility, and Lucky Energy to draw extra cards. The damage can get out of hand very quickly if you discard a lot of Energy early on, as the attack
Pairing Blissey’s huge damage output with cards like Cape of Toughness, Hyper Potion, Cheren’s Care and Team Yell Towel, taking down a single Blissey V can be a tough challenge for your opponent. This Pokemon deck gets stronger the longer the game goes on, and these cards easily let you soak up hits.
The Energy spread in the deck also lets Blissey V play a few cool new interesting Pokemon such as Miltank and Yveltal to help it deal with some tougher matchups or situations.
|4x Blissey V CRE 119||4x Boss's Orders BRS 132||4x Powerful Colorless Energy DAA 176|
|1x Miltank ASR 126||3x Professor's Research BRS 147||4x Double Turbo Energy BRS 151|
|1x Radiant Greninja ASR 46||3x Avery CRE 130||4x Capture Energy RCL 171|
|1x Dunsparce FST 207||2x Marnie CPA 56||3x Lucky Energy CRE 158|
|1x Yveltal CEL 19||2x Zinnia's Resolve EVS 164|
|1x Tornadus BRS 126||1x Roxanne ASR 150|
|1x Cheren's Care BRS 134|
|4x Hyper Potion CPA 54|
|3x Quick Ball FST 237|
|2x Team Yell Towel SHF 63|
|2x Switch Cart ASR 154|
|1x Scoop Up Net RCL 165|
|4x Cape of Toughness DAA 160|
|4x Path to the Peak CRE 148|
How does the deck work?
You’ll want to discard Special Energy early on through Radiant Greninja’s Concealed Cards Ability, Professor’s Research, Zinnia’s Resolve and Quick Ball. This allows your early Blissey to become a more potent threat thanks to Blissful Blast recovering those Energy and threatening the next turn.
Yveltal’s unique Cry of Destruction attack is basically only there for Mew VMAX decks, which rely on Fusion Strike Energy and Double Turbo Energy to dish out damage. A well-timed Cry of Destruction attack with a Path to the Peak and Marnie in play can make it really hard for that deck to recover and apply any pressure to your Blissey’s.
Even though Miltank might surprise some Pokemon Online decks that aren’t packing any counters for its Miracle Body Ability, this will not be the case for most players playing in live tournaments, so having only one copy gives this deck a nice versatile option but it’s not something it relies on to win. Dunsparce and Tornadus are more utility cards, as Dunsparces takes away Blissey’s weakness to help it fight off Regirock, whilst Tornadus’s Sudden Cyclone Ability can be combined with a Boss’s Orders in order to KO counters such as Flying Pikachu VMAX or Eiscue.
Trainers-wise, the deck has a lot of healing options previously mentioned, a lot of disruption as well with Path to the Peak and Avery pressuring Abilities and opponent’s benched Pokemon, along with 4 Boss’s Orders so you make the most out of your attacks and damage. Switch Cart provides a little bit of extra healing, whilst the lone copy of Scoop Up Net could be useful to pick up a stranded Dunsparce or Yveltal that you might’ve started with and make sure your opponent can’t get an easy target as opposed to a 300 HP Blissey V.
Origin Forme Palkia VSTAR: Even
You don’t rely on a big bench to accomplish your goals so Palkia’s damage output is a bit limited in the matchup. A lot depends on how easily and efficiently you can balance your healing vs offensive options.
Mew VMAX: Favorable
4 Path to the Peak plus Marnie is already a big hurdle for Mew VMAX decks to overcome. How to add in Yveltal’s Cry of Destruction and this becomes a very favourable, albeit grindy game for Blissey.
Arceus VSTAR / Inteleon: Even
Both decks rely on healing, them via Cheren’s Care, you via Hyper Potions, and on paper, you have more healing than they do, along with a Miltank they have to go through. Both of these things make taking down Blissey very difficult but the hand disruption in Marnie or Roxanne can certainly help them get there.
Arceus VSTAR / Flying Pikachu VMAX: Unfavorable
Flying Pikachu VMAX is a big threat to Blissey V and despite having Tornadus, you can reset the attack once, but after that, you’ll be in trouble getting past two of these as their attack prevents all damage from any of your attackers. Your best bet is to deck them out by walling them with Miltank.
Arceus VSTAR / Duraludon VMAX: Unfavorable
As seen in the Milwaukee finals match, Duraludon VMAX is a very tough Pokemon to get past for this deck, as you always need a Path to the Peak in play, they’re never forced to play a Stadium first, and they have healed as well with their own Hyper Potions.
Blissey V / Miltank: Even
Mirror matches for this deck can get really awkward, really quickly, as it depends on Miltank counts and who can draw Powerful Energy and/or Hyper Potions in the right order. It’s not a fun one for sure.
Dunsparce is the key card here and you need to keep it alive at all costs, otherwise, a Regirock with a Choice Belt can OHKO Blissey V. Early pressure, Cape of Toughness on Dunsparce to avoid getting sniped by multiple Regieleki hits and even healing it occasionally are the keys to success.
Blissey V (Chilling Reign) doing so well thanks to Miltank and how the metagame has shaped up shouldn’t be a surprise for anyone at this point. On top of that, building the deck requires very few Pokemon TCG Online codes, which means a quick stop by PoTown Store will surely get you the cards you need for a very low budget so you can be on your way to try out this amazingly powerful deck. Thanks so much for reading my newest article and best of luck in your games!