How’s it going, Po Town readers? I’ve been theorying a bunch of new Standard Pokemon decks in the newTeam Up to Chilling Reign PTCGO format, and I’ve selected a handful of top decks to share in this article today! All of these lists are a combination of my own thoughts and Japanese winning concepts from their events! The goal of this article is to share some of these top decks for you to try and learn more about our Pokemon TCG Online metagame. If you need any cards to prepare for this event or you need Pokemon TCG Online codes, PoTown Store is a great place to pick them up! Most of these concepts are extremely early builds, but they allow you to have excellent starting points for most new archetypes, let’s check out these Pokemon decks!

Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX

Ice Rider Calyrex Vmax

Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX (Chilling Reign) is one of the most hyped Pokemon decks, and it marks the first time this Pokemon has appeared in the TCG. The goal of this Pokemon deck is to balance your attack choices between Ride of the High King and Max Lance to attack your opponent’s Pokemon appropriately. Melony (Chilling Reign) acts as a pseudo-Welder (Unbroken Bonds) for Water-type Pokemon giving this deck the Energy acceleration it needs to succeed. Inteleon (Sword and Shield) finds its way into this deck to search for many setup cards and Path to the Peak (Chilling Reign) to shut off Rule Box Pokemon. There are plenty of cool combinations that lay within this deck, and Ice Rider Calyrex is poised to be the BEST Water-type pokemon deck in format once this set is released. Let’s check out my list.

Deck List

Pokémon (20)

Trainers (31)

Energy (9)

1x Crobat V SHF 443x Melony CRE 1469x Water Energy SWSHEnergy 3
1x Galarian Zigzagoon SHF 1514x Professor's Research SHF 60
1x Jirachi PR-SM 1612x Evolution Incense SSH 163
1x Marshadow UNB 811x Escape Rope BST 125
1x Mewtwo PR-SM 2142x Boss's Orders SHF 58
1x Cryogonal UNM 464x Quick Ball SSH 179
3x Ice Rider Calyrex V CRE 454x Level Ball BST 129
3x Sobble CRE 413x Scoop Up Net RCL 165
2x Drizzile SHF 991x Capacious Bucket RCL 156
1x Inteleon CRE 432x Switch SSH 183
2x Inteleon SHF 1001x Reset Stamp UNM 206
3x Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX CRE 463x Path to the Peak CRE 148

1x Air Balloon SSH 156

Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX

Shadow Rider Calyrex Vmax

Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX (Chilling Reign) is galloping into our Pokemon TCG metagame at great speed because the card seems amazing! Plenty of players have compared this new Pokemon to Zoroark-GX (Shining Legends) and Malamar (Forbidden Light), which leads me to believe this card has to be successful. The goal here is simple, use Underworld Door to power up your Benched Psychic Pokemon and choose the right one for the job. Maybe you need to spread damage counters to get around Altaria (Champions Path)? Power up Shadow Rider Calyrex V (Chilling Reign)! Maybe you want to disrupt your opponent's hand in an attempt to last another turn in the game… Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX (Sun and Moon Promo) can certainly combo Night Watch with Marnie (Sword and Shield). Did I mention this Pokemon deck can use Mewtwo & Mew-GX (Unified Minds) to copy other GX Pokemon too? When it comes to picking a competitive Pokemon Online deck, you always want to have plenty of options because you never know what your opponent is going to throw your way. So let’s dash right into this list!

Deck List

Pokémon (17)

Trainers (31)

Energy (12)

1x Crobat V SHF 443x Professor's Research SHF 603x Horror Psychic Energy RCL 172
1x Naganadel-GX UNM 1604x Marnie SSH 1699x Psychic Energy SWSHEnergy 5
1x Cresselia CRE 642x Boss's Orders SHF 58
1x Eldegoss V CPA 54x Quick Ball SSH 179
1x Dedenne-GX UNB 574x Fog Crystal CRE 140
3x Shadow Rider Calyrex V CRE 742x Tag Call CEC 206
1x Gengar & Mimikyu-GX TEU 1652x Pokémon Communication TEU 152
1x Jirachi-GX UNM 794x Switch SSH 183
1x Latios-GX UNM 782x Chaotic Swell CEC 187
2x Mewtwo & Mew-GX PR-SM 1911x Guzma & Hala CEC 193
1x Trevenant & Dusknoir-GX PR-SM 2171x Mallow & Lana CEC 198
3x Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX CRE 751x Cynthia & Caitlin CEC 189

1x Air Balloon SSH 156

Blaziken VMAX / Zeraora V

Blaziken VmaxZeraora V

Blaziken VMAX (Chilling Reign) might not seem like much at first, but it's a solid way to accelerate Energy to your Rapid Strike Pokemon. That's where Zeraora V (Chilling Reign) comes in. The whole strategy revolves around using Blaziken VMAX’s Max Blaze attack to power up Zeraora V so you can use Cross Fit easily. Since Blaziken VMAX is a Rapid Strike Pokemon, you can snipe the Bench with Cross Fit, which makes this Pokemon Online deck unique. Passimian (Chilling Reign) boosts that Cross Fit snipe damage for an extra 30 damage which can OHKO Crobat V (Darkness Ablaze), Dedenne-GX (Unbroken Bonds), and Eldegoss V (Champions Path) on your opponents Bench. I decided to wrap this within a Jirachi (Team Up) engine to make the deck more consistent, which works well with your need to get Blaziken VMAX to the Bench to attack with Zeraora V. Let’s check out this list!

Deck List

Pokémon (19)

Trainers (31)

Energy (10)

1x Crobat V SHF 444x Professor's Research SHF 602x Capture Energy RCL 171
1x Galarian Zigzagoon SHF 1513x Boss's Orders SHF 584x Rapid Strike Energy BST 140
2x Passimian CRE 884x Marnie SSH 1694x Spiral Energy CRE 159
3x Blaziken V CRE 204x Quick Ball SSH 179
3x Blaziken VMAX CRE 214x Scoop Up Net RCL 165
1x Dedenne-GX UNB 1954x Switch SSH 183
2x Zeraora V CRE 534x Pokémon Communication TEU 152
4x Jirachi PR-SM 1612x Air Balloon SSH 156
1x Marshadow UNB 811x Reset Stamp UNM 206
1x Mewtwo PR-SM 2141x Chaotic Swell CEC 187

Best of Luck

Whether you’re trying to become the next Chill TCG champion or play fun games on the Versus ladder, these Pokemon Online decks are a great place to explore for everyone! I’m stoked to continuously test these decks and learn more about the metagame myself! If you need any PTCGO codes for your own testing or collection, PoTown Store is one of the best places to pick up cards for PTCGO. Happy testing!

About the Writer

Zach Lesage is a contributing writer for PoTown Store. As a Toronto local, he has been playing the Pokemon Trading Card Game since 2005 and creates Pokemon content as his full-time career. He creates YouTube content, coaches players to become better in-game, 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.