Fusion Strike in Action

What’s poppin’ Po Town readers? It’s your boy Zach Lesage (@ZachLesagePTCG) here and I’m here to cover the best decks from our Fusion Strike metagame! The set has only been out in North America for a few weeks, but there have been countless tournaments that I’ve been able to observe and track the top-performing decks. With everyone wondering what is the best deck or which cards they should trade for with their Fusion Strike codes, the goal of this article is to help inform you of those important decisions. The lists featured in this article are a combination of my personal findings, testing with my teammates, and top lists created by tournament champions! If you’re looking for any of the cards for these decks, consider picking up codes right here at the PoTown store! There is a large selection of many codes and they’re emailed right away! Anyways, let’s check out our first deck.

5. Sylveon VMAX

Sylveon Vmax

Sylveon VMAX (Evolving Skies) is an interesting deck because it requires you to have a bunch of different Pokemon types on your Bench for its Max Harmony attack. You can max out at 250 damage, but you also reap all of the benefits from having an army of different Pokemon on your Bench. Octillery (Battle Styles) can search out any Rapid Strike card, Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX (Battle Styles) is a great alternative attacker, and Galarian Moltres V (Chilling Reign) also increases your odds of winning against Pokemon weak against Darkness-type, like Mew VMAX (Fusion Strike). It seems like the Pokemon were randomly tossed into this deck, similar to a Deck Wizard deck on PTCGO, but they each fulfill a goal while powering up Max Harmony! Let’s check out this deck!

Pokémon (20)

Trainers (30)

Energy (10)

1x Oranguru VIV 1992x Marnie PR-SW 1214x Rapid Strike Energy BST 182
1x Crobat V PR-SW 1104x Evolution Incense SSH 1636x Darkness Energy EVS 236
2x Galarian Moltres V CRE 1772x Tower of Waters BST 138
2x Rapid Strike Urshifu V BST 1532x Korrina's Focus BST 160
2x Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX BST 1702x Fan of Waves CRE 226
2x Blaziken V CRE 202x Zinnia's Resolve EVS 203
1x Blaziken VMAX CRE 2013x Professor's Research CEL 24
3x Sylveon V EVS 1841x Escape Rope BUS 163
2x Sylveon VMAX EVS 2123x Boss's Orders RCL 189
2x Remoraid BST 361x Tool Scrapper RCL 208
2x Octillery BST 1784x Quick Ball SSH 216

2x Energy Switch SSH 162

2x Air Balloon SSH 213

Sylveon Vmax decklist

4. Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX

Ice Rider Calyrex Vmax

Upon first glance, Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX (Chilling Reign) doesn’t seem like much, but Ride of the High King can either OHKO Pokemon with lower amounts of HP or set up a 2HKO with Max Lance. Similarly, Max Lance looks like it peaks at 250 damage with the destructive cost of discarding your Energy, but there is a way to get around that. Inteleon (Chilling Reign) or you can aim for a 2HKO by using Blizzard Rondo on Suicune V (Evolving Skies). You can always accelerate Energy to your Pokemon by using Melony (Chilling Reign) to attack with any of your attacking Pokemon. Drizzle (Sword and Shield) allows you to piece those hard-to-find Trainer cards together and Path to thePeak (Chilling Reign) can slow down your opponent. This deck is fairly neutral in our Fusion Strike metagame so let’s check it out:

Pokémon (18)

Trainers (34)

Energy (8)

1x Crobat V PR-SW 1103x Marnie PR-SW 1218x Water Energy CRE 231
1x Ice Rider Calyrex V CRE 1644x Level Ball BST 181
4x Sobble CRE 414x Evolution Incense SSH 163
4x Suicune V EVS 311x Fan of Waves CRE 226
4x Drizzile SHF 991x Switch SUM 160
1x Inteleon SHF 1002x Professor's Research CEL 24
2x Inteleon EVS 2272x Boss's Orders RCL 189
1x Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX CRE 2031x Scoop Up Net RCL 207

2x Cape of Toughness VIV 200

4x Quick Ball SSH 216

3x Path to the Peak CRE 148

1x Raihan EVS 202

2x Capacious Bucket RCL 156

1x Air Balloon SSH 213

3x Melony CRE 195

Ice Rider Calyrex Vmax decklist

3. Suicune V / Ludicolo

Suicune V

The strategy of this deck is simple on paper, but difficult to pull off with ease in-game. You want to streamline Blizzard Rondo quickly by utilizing Melony to accelerate your Energy. You want to use Drizzile to establish your board state with Shady Dealings and to eventually Evolve into Inteleon with Quick Shooting. Getting down a Lotad (Evolving Skies) early is important so you can eventually Rare Candy (Sword and Shield) into a Ludicolo (Evolving Skies) when you need to use Enthusiastic Dance to plan an OHKO on a Pokemon with a high amount of HP. The key focus point is to carefully calculate Quick Shooting, both players Benched Pokemon, and the potential option to use Enthusiastic Dance. There are cute comeback plays that you can utilize with Raihan (Evolving Skies) and you can even use Rare Candy to Evolve into an Inteleon in a pinch. Scoop Up Net (Rebel Clash) can also make for some interesting plays so it’s best to keep an open mind. Let’s check out this list:

Pokémon (20)

Trainers (31)

Energy (9)

1x Lombre RCL 82x Marnie PR-SW 1214x Capture Energy DAA 201
2x Lotad EVS 324x Level Ball BST 1815x Water Energy CRE 231
4x Sobble CRE 414x Evolution Incense SSH 163
4x Suicune V EVS 312x Professor's Research CEL 24
4x Drizzile SHF 991x Escape Rope BUS 163
1x Inteleon SHF 1002x Rare Candy GRI 165
2x Inteleon EVS 2272x Boss's Orders RCL 189
2x Ludicolo EVS 342x Scoop Up Net RCL 207

2x Cape of Toughness VIV 200

4x Quick Ball SSH 216

1x Raihan EVS 202

2x Capacious Bucket RCL 156

3x Melony CRE 195

Suicune V Ludicolo decklist

2. Single Strike Urshifu VMAX

Single Strike Urshifu Vmax

Umbreon VMAX (Evolving Skies) is arguably one of the best cards in the game and for good reasons, it has a built-in Boss’s Orders (Shining Fates) with its Dark Signal Ability. The extra bonus is that it has the Single Strike stamp on it so it works great with other Single Strike cards, like Single Strike Urshifu VMAX (Battle Styles) and Houndoom (Battle Styles). The goal of this deck is to decide on the best-attacking type for each matchup, either Darkness-type or Fighting-type, power up that Pokemon with Houndoom, and hit for a lot of damage quickly. Strategies like this have been successful for the entirety of the game and I think this deck truly has potential. Let’s check it out!

Pokémon (19)

Trainers (32)

Energy (9)

2x Crobat V PR-SW 1102x Marnie PR-SW 1214x Capture Energy DAA 201
2x Houndour BST 954x Evolution Incense SSH 1634x Single Strike Energy BST 183
4x Umbreon V EVS 1891x Switch SUM 1601x Fighting Energy CRE 233
4x Houndoom BST 1792x Tower of Darkness BST 137
2x Umbreon VMAX EVS 2152x Zinnia's Resolve EVS 203
2x Single Strike Urshifu V BST 1514x Professor's Research CEL 24
1x Single Strike Urshifu VMAX BST 1681x Tool Jammer BST 136

2x Boss's Orders RCL 189

4x Great Ball CPA 52

4x Quick Ball SSH 216

4x Urn of Vitality CRE 229

2x Air Balloon SSH 213

Single Strike Urshifu Vmax decklist

1. Mew VMAX


Mew VMAX pops onto the scene and plays out similar to most other Mew cards of the past, like Mewtwo & Mew-GX (Unified Minds), by having a way to copy other attacks. Mew VMAX can copy any attack on your Benched Fusion Strike Pokemon with it’s Cross Fusion Strike attack for only two Colorless Energy. There are only a handful of Fusion Strike Pokemon to choose from, but I think the ones in this deck work out pretty well! The deck basically copies Genesect V (Fusion Strike) over and over again to use Techno Blast until you win the game. You can always increase that damage with Power Tablet (Fusion Strike) and use Switch (Sword and Shield) to be able to use the attack again and again. There are plenty of other cool techs to discover in this deck, but I’ll let you discover those by checking out this deck list:

Pokémon (13)

Trainers (39)

Energy (8)

1x Latias PR-SW 1711x Old Cemetery CRE 1474x Fusion Strike Energy FST 244
1x Oricorio PR-SW 1683x Fog Crystal CRE 2274x Psychic Energy CRE 232
4x Genesect V FST 2552x Evolution Incense SSH 163
4x Mew V FST 2511x Fan of Waves CRE 226
3x Mew VMAX FST 2692x Crystal Cave EVS 230

2x Switch SUM 160

4x Cross Switcher FST 230

3x Boss's Orders RCL 189

1x Tool Scrapper RCL 208

1x Battle VIP Pass FST 225

4x Peony CRE 197

4x Power Tablet FST 281

4x Quick Ball SSH 216

4x Cram-o-Matic FST 229

1x Air Balloon SSH 213

2x Elesa's Sparkle FST 260

Mew Vmax decklist

Happy Testing

All of these pokemon online decks seem to be performing really well in the new Fusion Strike metagame, but you never know when the game is going to be flipped on its head. Maybe a new promo card will come out or a top player will discover a new strategy! I love how Pokemon is inviting with many top decks in the format and that there are opportunities to be creative too! I can’t wait to test a bunch to try and maybe even uncover a new strategy myself! That being said, I’m gonna get back to testing more Fusion Strike decks so I can bring Po Town readers the freshest content available! I hope you’ve enjoyed this article and I wish you the best on your Pokemon TCG journey! Let’s get it!

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. Under the moniker of theloneblown, he creates YouTube content, streams on Twitch, 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.