Making the Vivid Voltage Charizard Deck Work in the Pokemon Trading Card Game During the 2022 Rotation (Deck List Included)

The Charizard theme deck from Vivid Voltage continues to be one of the most popular decks in the Pokemon Trading Card Game; particularly within Pokemon TCG Online. What makes it so appealing is that in theme battles, Charizard and company make for one of the most ferocious decks. It’s also fairly cheap to buy in-game or IRL. Furthermore, with some adjustments, you can make this deck work in Standard format!

“LeonZard” as this deck concept is known as in the community has lost a few key cards due to the 2022 rotation, such as Welder and Giant Hearth. Even so, here’s my approach to making this deck work for the 2022 Standard season!

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The 2021 Pokemon Trading Card Game Gift Guide

Christmas shopping for a fan of Pokemon cards can be incredibly intimidating. With so many different cards, collections, and accessories spanning decades and price points, I don’t blame anyone for not knowing where to start.

If you’re struggling to find the right Pokemon card gift, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve got a number of recommendations based on the type of Pokemon card fan you’re shopping for. Going to try and keep most of these suggestions easy enough for you to grab at a regular store. Let’s get shopping!

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Surfing Pikachu and Flying Pikachu are…Good?! – Pokemon TCG Online Live Stream

Fusion Strike is getting all of the attention right now in the world of the Pokemon Trading Card Game. But is the world missing out on the power of Surfing Pikachu VMAX and Flying Pikachu VMAX? I take both for a swim (and flight)! We also open a bunch of Fusion Strike packs!

View the full post to see the full stream, highlights, and shoutouts!

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Is the Pokemon Trading Card Game Community Sleeping on Duraludon VMAX?

Duraludon VMAX made its debut as part of Evolving Skies. While it hasn’t disappointed to the extreme like Rayquaza VMAX has, Duraludon VMAX doesn’t get much play or discussion.

Nevertheless, Duraludon has taken Zamazenta’s spot as the shield in my Zacian V metal decks. Here’s why.

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Shocking the Competition with Pikachu V-Union! – Pokemon TCG Online Live Stream

Pikachu V-Union has the ability to paralyze its foes or prevent opposing trainers from playing item cards! But can we manage to piece this four-card army of Pikachu cards together before any of our matches end?

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Pokemon TCG Theme Deck Spotlight: Venusaur V Battle Deck

Introduced in 2021, Venusaur V and Blastoise V ushered in a new era of theme decks. Most notably, these decks come with a bit of extra firepower thanks to the inclusion of V versions each deck’s featured Pokemon.

For the sake of forward compatibility (and the nifty V Battle card), V Battle decks are generally the way to go these days. Let’s take a look at what the Venusaur V deck has to offer!

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My Favourite Cards to Play With in the Pokemon Trading Card Game (At the Moment)

Over the past few months, I have amassed over 1,000 physical cards and thousands of digital cards. Most of them are completely useless in competitive play. I discovered very quickly that if I wanted to compete in Standard or Expanded formats, I was going to need cards that allowed me to compete with the bar set by the community at large.

Some of these cards I was able to randomly pull in booster packs. Most of these I purchased through promo codes off of Potown Store. Nevertheless, when I’m ready to battle, these are the cards I’m taking with me!

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The Joy of Deck-Building in the Pokemon Trading Card Game

Building a deck from scratch is the most difficult task that any player of the Pokemon Trading Card Game will face. For the most part, you can skip this step entirely. Newcomers are usually guided through the early stages of their careers with pre-made decks from The Pokemon Company. Once they get familiar with the game, it’s usually best to simply use resources like Limitless TCG and build copies of decks that have performed well in tournaments. If it works for the pros who have done all the legwork, it should work for you too, right?

Nevertheless, the itch to create my own deck grew as I got more comfortable with the game. Most of my earlier efforts to create a deck were trainwrecks. Part of that came from me not having the best cards, but most of my early failures stemmed from not knowing how to truly build a cohesive deck rather than just a collection of cards. My earliest decks were stacked with V and VMAX cards and yet I’d still get destroyed because my decks didn’t have a clear game plan to follow.

After months of fumbling my way through the process, I may have finally turned a corner.

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One-Hit KO Everything with Zacian V-Union! – Pokemon TCG Online Live Stream

What a beast! Zacian V-Union has enough power behind its Master Blade to knock out any Pokemon with just one strike! But can we pull together all of the pieces to summon this legendary doggo? Find out in this set of Pokemon TCG Online matches!

We also cover a ton of subjects within and outside of Pokemon TCG, including the weirdest Pokemon cards ever and my thoughts on the upcoming Animal Crossing update!

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Are V-Union Cards Worth Adding to Your Pokemon Trading Card Game Collection?

V-Union Pokemon are the latest innovation in the Pokemon Trading Card Game. This new mechanic involves the use of four cards that form one large image of a Pokemon. The effect of seeing all four cards is quite striking on the table. But are they just an expensive gimmick? Or are these V-Union cards going to be a must-have in every deck?

As someone who owns all four currently available and has played with most of them, I weigh in on the matter in hopes of helping you make an informed purchase.

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