Posted by Elena from Gaia Storm on 6/24/2022 to Articles
Hello everyone! This is Elena from Gaia Storm and it is a pleasure to be here once again writing for PoTown’s amazing blog. As you know, Astral Radiance - the latest Pokémon TCG set was released a couple of weeks ago and everyone was eager to see the impact that it would have on the metagame.
The first Regional where Astral Radiance was legal was Melbourne and we were all shocked to see that Palkia VSTAR, the most hyped card of the set, got 8/8 placements in the top! Had that been a coincidence or was Palkia going to dominate this format without opposition? Well, I guess we got our answer after the celebration of Milwaukee’s Regional: Palkia still did great and seemed to be the deck to beat but many other decks were able to make it to the top, including Arceus VSTAR, Dialga VSTAR, Blissey V and… wait, wait, did I just write Blissey?? Blissey, that “meme” card from Chilling Reign that everyone made fun of? Yes, indeed. And it did so well that it got very close to winning the entire tournament!
But… How did that happen? Has something changed in the metagame and now Blissey is just good or are there other reasons for this amazing run? Let’s find out together!