This article will share some of the decks I have seen at various SwSh-on tournaments
What’s the latest trend in EntertainmentBox Store? Are you tired of Standard? Do you look forward to the new rotation? Are you averse to Tag Team Pokemon such as Mewtwo & Mew -GX, (Unified Minds), and Pikachu & Zekrom -GX(Team Up)? Even if none of these things matter to you, I’d like to share with you the Sword and Shield format, which a few players have already tried out. Yes, players are already looking into the future and a metagame has already formed.
This article will share some of the decks I have seen at various SwSh-on tournaments, and hopefully get you all excited. Let’s take a look at some of these TCG-worthy decks. Single Strike Urshifu VMAX Mike Fouchet (@mikefouchet), who recently finished in the top four with Single Strike Urshifu VMAX. This list is better than our current format. Rapid Strike Urshifu (Battle Styles) often overlooks this deck. This is based solely on the results in our current Team Up format – Battle Styles Standard. What happens when all Sun- and Moon sets are turned? This deck is much more resilient than other decks because it was built in Battle Styles.
Single Strike Blow is a great deck because it can hit through Zamazenta VI (Sword and Shield), Decidueye (Shining Fates), and how it accelerates Energy. It’s also fun. This deck might not be as successful with the Shadow Rider Calyrex (Chilling Reign) but it is possible. Deck List Pokemon (18). Trainers (32) Energy (4x Fighting Energy 6 4x Houndour CPA 56 4x Professor’s research SHF 60 3x Boss’s Orders SHF 58 3x Capture Energy (RCL 171) 3x Single Stike Urshifu (VMAX) 86 3x Boss’s Orders SHF 58 3x Tyranitar (VSH 97) 3x Urn of Vitality (BST 139) 2x Escape Rope (Scorn) 133) 2x SSH 156 2x Tower of Darkness (Ba) a 3x Tower of Darkness (Ba) ) Although it’s simple, this deck is extremely powerful.
It’s a simple idea to have a group of Pokemon that use Metal Saucer
It’s worth a shot! Turbo Zacian Ju, a great French player, played the exact Turbo Zacian deck to a top eight finish at the same event Fouchet was in. Aegislash V (“Vivid Voltage”) is a great way to avoid Decidueye (Darkness Ablaze) and the Rotom phone (Champions Path). These are both very good inclusions. It’s a simple idea to have a group of Pokemon that use Metal Saucer (Sword and Shield), and then focusing on each individual attribute to help you get a win.
Let’s take a look at the list. Deck List Pokemon (11) Trainers (35) Energy (14) 4x Zacian V SSH 138 3x Professor’s Research SHF 58 5x Boss’s Orders SHF 58 3x Coating Metal Energy VIV 160 3x Zamazenta V SSH 139 2x Crobat V SHF 44 2x Boss’s Orders SHF 58 2x Boss’s Orders SHF 58 2x Metal Saucer SSH 169 1x Aegislash V VIV 125 2x Tool Scrapper 168 2x Air Balloon SSH 156 2x Cap of TAA 160 2x Air Balloon SSH 156 Rotom Phone lets you control your deck for Intrepid Sword strikes, and it can also be used with Oranguru (Sword and Shield), if you have a need for a card immediately.
Although the deck is very simple, it has enough space to tech for the majority of poor matchups. This makes it an incredible deck. Alexander Calder was among the top four finishers at an event that featured this deck. Cinccino (Sword and Shield), as a draw engine, is a great idea. It will allow you to draw into Boss’s Orders (Rebel Clash) whenever you need it. It might seem strange that anyone would choose to play a Fire-type deck once Welder has rotated. However, Victini VMAX(Battle Styles), only requires two Energy to give you Max Victory. Let’s take a look at the list.
It’s a great way to get started with Pokemon, whether you’re a new player or an old fan
Deck List Pokemon (18), Trainers (30), Energy (12) 4x Minccino SSH 145 5x Boss’s Ords SHF 58 4x Fire Energy 2 4x Cinccino SSH 147 6x Professor’s research SHF 60 3x Victini SSH 22 4x Quick Ball SSH 179 4x Victini SSH 163 3x Victini SSH 26 3x Victini SSH 22 4x Victini SSH 163x Crobat SSH 127 2x Escape Rope SSH 125 2x Air Balloon SSH 156 Although it’s simple, attach an energy, pass, evolve, attach an energy, attack. Now you have your attacker, Cinccino is your draw engine, and you have plenty of support to get you there. This deck is the best deck until Chilling Reign! I’ve been playing with it for several hours.
You can start playing these TCG decks. It’s a great way to get started with Pokemon, whether you’re a new player or an old fan. As I look forward to the results of the upcoming rotation, I am excited about the possible changes Chilling Reign might make to this metagame. Although I love all formats, it is exciting to see new combinations and strategies emerge when cards are sent to the Expanded format. EntertainmentBox Store has some PTCGO codes that you can use to get extra cards or to build these decks.
Zach Lesage is EntertainmentBox Store’s contributing writer. He is a Toronto resident who has been playing Pokemon Trading Card Game since 2005. He now makes Pokemon content his full-time job. He is a YouTube creator, a coach for players, and a Twitter user who shares his hot take on the game. He has numerous prestigious achievements in the game such as the 2020 Players Cup 2 champion and 2020 Oceania International Championships finalist. He enjoys traveling the world and the culture of streetwear. He is also a professional chef. Follow him on Twitter @ZachLesagePTCG to catch him at all Pokemon events.