A New Format


What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? Are you hyped up for the release of Silver Tempest - the newest Pokemon TCG set available? This set releases so many powerful cards, like Forest Seal Stone, and both new decks and existing archetypes are looking forward to cards from this set! I know most players are hyped about the popular VSTAR Pokemon, like Lugia VSTAR, but there are so many gems in this set. I do want to mention that at the time of this writing, there have only been a few online Pokemon TCG events, and most of the community is looking forward to learning about the results from the 2022 Latin America International Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This blog will share my current top 5 decks, lists for all of them, and more! I hope this list serves you well as you crack open your packs from the PoTown store and decide what is worthy of your Pokemon TCG Online collection. Let’s get it!

5. Arceus VSTAR / Duraludon VMAX

Duraludon VMAX

With Lugia VSTAR and Mew VMAX solely focusing on Special Energy, Duraludon VMAX [Evolving Skies] is poised to make a comeback. It will either be paired with Lugia VSTAR or Arceus VSTAR [Brilliant Stars] to accelerate Energy to Duraludon VMAX. It is all about the Skyscraper action with this list - let’s check it out!

Pokémon (10)

Trainers (37)

Energy (13)

4x Arceus V PR-SW 2044x Marnie PR-SW 1216x Metal Energy EVS 237
2x Arceus VSTAR BRS 1841x Big Parasol DAA 1994x Double Turbo Energy ASR 216
2x Duraludon VMAX SIT 2362x Big Charm RCL 2063x Fighting Energy CRE 233
2x Duraludon V CPA 472x Evolution Incense SSH 163

3x Hyper Potion SSH 166

3x Crystal Cave EVS 230

1x Switch SUM 160

1x Escape Rope BUS 163

4x Ultra Ball BRS 186

4x Professor's Research PR-SW 152

4x Quick Ball SSH 216

4x Serena SIT 193

2x Boss's Orders LOR 241

1x Ordinary Rod SSH 215

1x Training Court FST 282

Arceus duraludon decklist

4. Giratina VSTAR

Giratina VSTAR

Giratina VSTAR [Lost Origin] is a deck that has seen a lot of success in our Lost Origin metagame, and I really don’t see that much changing. Similar to how Duraludon VMAX is seeing success again, Giratina VSTAR can toss in a couple of copies of Temple of Sinnoh [Astral Radiance] to start hurting those Special Energy. While this won’t hurt Mew VMAX too much, it is particularly strong against Lugia VSTAR and Regigigas [Astral Radiance].

Pokémon (16)

Trainers (30)

Energy (14)

1x Drapion V LOR 1181x Roxanne ASR 1884x Capture Energy DAA 201
3x Giratina V LOR 1862x Switch SUM 1603x Water Energy CRE 231
3x Giratina VSTAR LOR 2122x Temple of Sinnoh ASR 2143x Grass Energy FST 283
4x Comfey PR-SW 2424x Colress's Experiment LOR 1904x Psychic Energy CRE 232
1x Sableye LOR 702x Escape Rope BUS 163
2x Cramorant LOR 504x Scoop Up Net RCL 207
1x Lumineon V BRS 1561x Ultra Ball BRS 186
1x Radiant Greninja ASR 464x Battle VIP Pass FST 225

1x Quick Ball SSH 216

4x Mirage Gate LOR 163

2x Boss's Orders LOR 241

1x Air Balloon SSH 213

2x Ordinary Rod SSH 215

giratina decklist

3. Regigigas


Placing towards the middle of the best decks in the format is Regigigas [Astral Radiance], a deck that constantly finds itself edging its way towards the top of the metagame. It has largely looked like the same archetype since its debut in Astral Radiance, but it has gained Serena [Silver Tempest], which might make it a bit more consistent. With Gift Energy [Lost Origin] getting unbanned on PTCGO, this deck is ready to go!

Pokémon (14)

Trainers (34)

Energy (12)

3x Regigigas ASR 1304x Marnie PR-SW 1212x Twin Energy RCL 209
2x Regidrago ASR 1184x Serena SIT 1932x Capture Energy DAA 201
2x Regirock ASR 754x Path to the Peak ASR 2132x Speed Lightning Energy RCL 173
2x Regieleki EVS 604x Scoop Up Net RCL 2074x Aurora Energy SSH 186
1x Regieleki ASR 513x Choice Belt ASR 2112x Gift Energy LOR 171
2x Registeel ASR 1082x Ultra Ball BRS 186
2x Regice ASR 371x Hisuian Heavy Ball ASR 146

4x Professor's Research PR-SW 152

4x Quick Ball SSH 216

4x Ordinary Rod SSH 215

Regigigas decklist

2. Lugia VSTAR


Jumping into the newest deck on this list, Lugia VSTAR doesn’t fail to impress with its almighty power and a vast army of techs! There are straight-up versions of this list that maximize consistency, but I have been enjoying the different techs that you can drop down out of nowhere! With powerful cards like Amazing Rare Raikou [Vivid Voltage], Radiant Charizard [Pokemon Go], and Amazing Rare Yveltal [Shining Fates] all being playable in a single list - this archetype is a bunch of fun!

Pokémon (17)

Trainers (27)

Energy (16)

4x Lugia V SIT 1864x Marnie PR-SW 1211x Twin Energy RCL 209
3x Archeops PR-SW 2724x Evolution Incense SSH 1632x Capture Energy DAA 201
3x Lugia VSTAR SIT 2113x Choice Belt ASR 2112x Double Turbo Energy ASR 216
1x Crobat V LOR 2374x Ultra Ball BRS 1862x Heat {R} Energy DAA 174
1x Yveltal SHF 461x Collapsed Stadium LOR 2154x Powerful {C} Energy DAA 176
1x Radiant Charizard PGO 114x Professor's Research PR-SW 1524x Aurora Energy SSH 186
1x Raikou VIV 504x Quick Ball SSH 2161x V Guard Energy SIT 215
1x Pumpkaboo EVS 761x Lost Vacuum LOR 2171x Hiding {D} Energy DAA 175
1x Lumineon V BRS 1563x Serena SIT 193
1x Manaphy BRS 411x Boss's Orders LOR 241

Lugia VSTAR decklist

1. Mew VMAX


Even with the new Mew VMAX League Battle deck, this deck still somehow finds itself as the best deck in format! Forest Seal Stone takes this deck to new heights by being able to be used under Path to the Peak [Chilling Reign] (it is currently bugged on PTCGO, but has been ruled that you can use the Ability because it is printed on a Trainer card), you have options to attack with Meloetta [Fusion Strike] aggressively, and you have a strong matchup spread. Just watch out for Drapion V [Lost Origin]...

Pokémon (13)

Trainers (40)

Energy (7)

1x Drapion V LOR 1182x Switch SUM 1603x Double Turbo Energy ASR 216
4x Genesect V FST 2551x Echoing Horn CRE 2254x Fusion Strike Energy FST 244
2x Meloetta FST 1241x Escape Rope BUS 163
4x Mew V FST 2513x Pokémon Catcher DEX 111
2x Mew VMAX FST 2693x Lost City LOR 161

2x Forest Seal Stone SIT 156

2x Choice Belt ASR 211

4x Ultra Ball BRS 186

1x Cyllene ASR 183

4x Battle VIP Pass FST 225

4x Power Tablet FST 281

4x Quick Ball SSH 216

2x Boss's Orders LOR 241

4x Cram-o-matic FST 229

2x Elesa's Sparkle FST 260

1x Pal Pad SSH 172

Mew VMAX decklist

Happy Testing

With all of these cool Pokemon online decks floating around, I’m hyped to be able to test them for the upcoming Latin American International Championships later this month. There are so many decks that I could have put on this list, like Lost Zone Toolbox, but I’m happy with how the list turned out! As I continue to experiment with these new Silver Tempest decks, I will bring my favorite ideas to our PoTown community for everyone to enjoy! I appreciate all of the support and hope to be back with another article soon!

About the Writer

Zach Lesage is a contributing writer for PoTownStore.com. As a Toronto local, he has been playing the Pokemon Trading Card Game since 2005 and creates Pokemon content as his full time career. With multiple prestigious accomplishments in the game, such as 2020 Players Cup 2 Champion and 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.