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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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Top 10 Cards from Paldean Fates

Top 10 Cards from Paldean Fates

What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? Are you excited to celebrate the highlights of the Paldea Region by unearthing the release of Pokemon TCG’s latest set, Scarlet and Violet: Paldean Fates? I’ve been researching all of the new cards coming out in this set, seeing how they can fit in previously established archetypes, and how I can share that with our Pokemon community! With this brand new PTCG set featuring many popular “shiny” versions of cards - there is so much hype around this set! You might be chasing after that Special Illustration Rare “shiny” Charizard ex [Paldean Fates] or Moonlit Hill [Paldean Fates] for your Gardevoir ex [Scarlet and Violet] deck, 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: Paldean Fates, and all of the reasons why! Now let’s jump into my number 10 pick!
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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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The Best Obsidian Flames Decks

The Best Obsidian Flames Decks

What’s poppin Po Town readers? Scarlet and Violet: Obsidian Flames is our latest set on Pokemon TCG Live, and it has shaken up our metagame! While this isn’t the most impactful set in our format, it does contain some amazing cards! Charizard ex [Obsidian Flames] has found its place in a handful of decks, including one with Arceus VSTAR [Brilliant Stars], and Pidgeot ex [Obsidian Flames] has boosted the consistency of some of the previously existing archetypes! I’ve been testing a lot lately, like more than usual, and I’ve compiled some of the best decks in the game for you to check out! These decks have been doing well at League Challenges, League Cups, and online Pokemon TCG events! And you can take any of these lists, copy and paste them right into PTCG Live, and play them right away! If you need any cards online to build these PTCGL decks, be sure to grab some online PTCG Live codes from the PoTown store! And as an added bonus, use code zlesage5 to save 5%! That being said, let’s look at some of the best decks in format!
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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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Entering the Lost Zone: 5 Pokemon TCG Decks

Entering the Lost Zone: 5 Pokemon TCG Decks

What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? Have you explored the Lost Zone lately? The Lost Zone is an interesting way to play the Pokemon TCG because it requires you to send cards that can never be brought back to gain an advantage with some specific cards. Most notably, after you get four cards in the Lost Zone, you can attack for free with Cramorant [Lost Origin], seven allows you to accelerate Energy with Mirage Gate [Lost Origin], and ten cards allows you to spread damage counters with Sableye [Lost Origin]. There are a few more specific ones, but those are the basic inclusions to many Lost Zone decks! While there are many different ways to play these decks, I decided to share my favorite five ways to play Lost Zone Box and share tournament successful lists for each version! If you need any of the cards to build these decks on PTCG Live, be sure to use code zlesage5 right here at the PoTown Store! Let’s jump into the core strategy of most Lost Zone Box decks!
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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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Top 5 Best Pokemon Decks April 2023

Top 5 Best Pokemon Decks April 2023

What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? Are you getting used to our new format? If you have, you’ll wanna check out this article for some of the best-performing decks from some massive Pokemon TCG events. If you aren’t used to this format, this article can also be used as a starting point to discovering our new E-block on / Scarlet and Violet Pokemon TCG format! We just had our rotation that saw cards from Sword and Shield to Shining Fates leave Standard, and that has really shaken up things! Lugia VSTAR SIT / Archeops SIT lost most of the Special Energy that it played, as did the Regis deck, and so much more! As we go through this article, I’ll share the strategy of each deck, a tournament-proven successful list, and more! If you need any cards to build these decks on PTCG Live, use code zlesage5 to save 5% at the PoTownStore. Even if you have all of the cards you need, I recommend picking up 400 codes per set to redeem in the game to have credits ready for your next deck masterpiece! Let’s take a look at my #5 pick!
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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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