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Round Menace - Blissey V!

Round Menace - Blissey V!

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!
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A Perfect Storm - Palkia VSTAR

A Perfect Storm - Palkia VSTAR

Alola trainers! Welcome back to the PoTown Blog! Astral Radiance is a fantastic set and I can’t quite believe how much the game has changed with the introduction of VSTARS. Of course, Origin Forme Palkia VSTAR is the main attraction of this set given how powerful it is due to its attack and its VSTAR Ability: Star Portal letting you power up yourself fully or any other Water Pokemon you’re using such as Radiant Greninja.

Origin Forme Palkia VSTAR decks should become the Pokemon deck to beat whether you’re playing on the Pokemon TCG Online or at live tournaments, so let’s take a look at one of its standard builds. Now, do note that this card is very flexible and this is just one of many possible builds for it.
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The Phantom Transformation Menace

The Phantom Transformation Menace

Yo mates! It's ZapdosTCG here and today we will be taking a look at an archetype that gets a huge buff with Astral Radiance: Zoroark Toolbox. We will be talking about which new cards the deck gains and why it got better in the meta game! We'll talk about the matchup spread and more, so buckle up as we check out the Zoroark Toolbox deck!
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Top 10 Astral Radiance Cards

Top 10 Astral Radiance Cards

Yo mates! Welcome back to another PoTown Store Blog post, it's been a while but we're back in full swing. My name is ZapdosTCG and together we will be taking a look at the top 10 best cards from the new Astral Radiance set. So buckle up and let's absorb some information about the new cards that will change the game.
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Gengar VMAX Just Got Better!

Gengar VMAX Just Got Better!

What’s up Po Town readers? I’ve been testing a bunch of new decks for the past month or so. Of those new decks, Gengar VMAX [Fusion Strike] has been performing better than most other new Pokemon online decks! Gengar VMAX is a deck that I’ve tested for countless hours in the Sword and Shield to Fusion Strike format so I already had a base to work off of, but what if I told you the deck got even better?!?! With many players gravitating towards Arceus VSTAR [Brilliant Stars] and that makes Fear and Panic even better! Fear and Panic does 60x the amount of V, VMAX, VUNION, and VSTAR Pokemon in play - this is huge with so many decks focusing around Arceus VSTAR’s Star Birth Ability. There are a few more cool cards added into this deck so let’s dive into the strategy! If you’re looking for any codes to build this deck, consider picking up some codes from Po Town to get your closer to being built. Let’s get it!
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Mew VMAX is Still on Top!

Mew VMAX is Still on Top!

What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? It’s ya boy Zach and I’m back with another article to help you learn more about the Pokemon TCG. We finally are getting the global release of Brilliant Stars so you’re probably wondering what new deck I’m testing!?! Is it Charizard VSTAR [Brilliant Stars]? How about Arceus VSTAR [Brilliant Stars]? Maybe Torterra [Brilliant Stars]? Actually, I’m loving Mew VMAX [Fusion Strike]! I know a lot of people might not be a fan of this deck since it dominated the Sword and Shield to Fusion Strike format, but that's a good thing right? If a deck has actively been the best deck in format for three months, it’s likely going to continue forward in our Brilliant Stars format. It doesn’t gain much, but it does gain the stability of Ultra Ball [Brilliant Stars], the strength of Choice Belt [Brilliant Stars], and Double Turbo Energy [Brilliant Stars] sounds great too! With all of these little additions making the previous best deck in a format even better, this deck has to be one of the best decks in the Brilliant Stars format! If you’re missing any cards for Mew VMAX, consider picking up some codes from right here at Po Town! Anyways, let’s jump into the strategy!
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Frozen Nova!

Frozen Nova!

Hello everyone it's ZapdosTCG here and welcomes back to another blog post on the PoTown Store. Today, we will take a closer look at the Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX deck with Arceus VSTAR. This is one of my personal picks for the upcoming Regional tournaments.

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Mad Party Making a Comeback!

Mad Party Making a Comeback!

Alola Trainers! Welcome back to the PoTown Blog! The new Brilliant Stars set is just around the corner and it's time to check out another deck that will be a contender in the metagame: Mad Party!

Mad Party had its time in the spotlight during last season, as it had access to Triple Acceleration Energy and could trade well against Tag Team Pokemon as it could sometimes OHKO them. Since rotation took place in August though, and both of those cards got rotated out, Mad Party has been stuck in the fringe zone where it's an obvious combo with potential but just not good enough to compete. The lack of access to more than 4 usable Energy outside of Twin Energy, along with the bench threatening Pokemon such as Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAXJolteon VMAX, and Dragapult VMAX, made this Pokemon deck disappear completely from the Pokemon TCG Online ladder.
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Brilliant Stars - What to expect?

Brilliant Stars - What to expect?

Alola Trainers! Welcome back to the PoTown Blog! We are only a few days away from the release of the Brilliant Stars set and I couldn't be more excited about it! There are many cards that have mechanics similar to really good cards from the past that made for some really skill-intensive matches and the amazing new mechanic, VSTAR which can lead to very interesting situations.
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Arceus VSTAR Steals the Show!

Arceus VSTAR Steals the Show!

What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? It’s ya boy Zach and I’m here with an article to get you hyped for the newest Pokemon TCG set, Brilliant Stars! At the time of writing, Brilliant Stars is still about two weeks out from its English release, but I’ve been building decks with proxy cards to test a bunch of the new decks!
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Top 10 Brilliant Stars Cards

Top 10 Brilliant Stars Cards

Hello everyone! This is Elena from Gaia Storm TCG and I am so excited to be here with another (hopefully) amazing article. As you probably know by now, Brilliant Stars is just around the corner and the new set comes with some incredible new cards that can potentially change not only our metage but define a new path for the game. In fact, there were so many playable additions that I really struggled picking only the best ones and had to leave out some that will for sure be a hit. But, without further ado, let’s get started and check the most promising new additions.
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Countering Mew VMAX

Countering Mew VMAX

Alola Trainers! I’m back here at the PoTown Blog with an article for those of you who are tired of Mew VMAX, either because it is very expensive and difficult to obtain, or if you just feel like it's too powerful of a Pokemon deck. It seems like you either love or hate Mew VMAX at the moment, and if you’re the latter, then this deck will be for you.
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Playing Victini VMAX

Playing Victini VMAX

Alola Trainers! Welcome back to the PoTown Blog! We are gearing up for the Brilliant Stars release this month and I figured it was a good time to take a look at a deck that is very fun to use if you’re looking to spice things up with exciting coin flips that can help swing the outcome of a game! I am talking about Victini VMAX!
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How to Play the Expanded Format!

How to Play the Expanded Format!

Hello everyone! This is Elena from Gaia Storm TCG and it is a great pleasure to be here once again. Today, we are going to be talking about something completely different than usual: the Expanded format. Even if this is not as well-known as the Standard one, I think Expanded is a very stimulating environment that lets you connect with Pokémon TCG in a whole new way. Wait, what? You are not familiar with this format and would like to know a little bit more? Worry not because we are going to be covering all the most important aspects for you to play with all the warranties.
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Mighty Power, Towering Heights!

Mighty Power, Towering Heights!

Alola Trainers! I’m back here at the PoTown Blog with an article about a very unique pokemon deck that can surprise quite a lot of players in the metagame: Duraludon VMAX! This is one of the few Pokemon online decks that have a different approach than the top decks' big damage Pokemon VMAX strategy.
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