Single Strike Urshifu VMAX vs. Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX: Which League Battle Deck Should You Get?

The latest decks in the Pokemon Trading Card Game League Battle Deck series are based around two different variations of the same Pokemon: Single Strike Urshifu VMAX and Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX. They play quite different from one-another, making the choice of which one to get first all the more confusing for newcomers with aspirations of playing more competitively.

It’s hard to go wrong either way. Both are good decks out-of-the-box and serve as foundations for you to shape into top-tier decks. Both come with great Supporter cards that work well in these decks and future decks you may build down the road. Both share the same typing resistances and weaknesses. Both are really fun to play!

If you’re looking for detailed breakdowns of each one, as well as deck lists you can use to upgrade them, I got you!

Personally, I’d recommend getting both. However, I understand that not an option for everyone. If you have to pick just one, I make some recommendations based on factors that could sway your decision.

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Pokemon TCG League Battle Deck Spotlight: Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX

The League Battle series of decks from The Pokemon Company are a fantastic way to jump into competitive play. Following in the footsteps of Zacian and Inteleon before them, Single Strike Urshifu and Rapid Strike Urshifu are the latest Pokemon to get their own decks in the League Battle series. Not only are these two decks a great introduction to serious play, both can be upgraded to become top-tier decks!

I covered Single Strike Urshifu in a previous post, which you can read here. This time, let’s examine why the Rapid Strike version is also a great option for aspiring players!

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Crush Mew VMAX With These Decks! – Pokemon TCG Online Live Stream

The Rapid Strike Urshifu League Battle Deck is a fantastic way to make the jump to competitive play in the Pokemon Trading Card Game! I showcase the League Battle Deck as is, then share two upgraded deck lists to make it a top-tier deck!

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Pokemon TCG League Battle Deck Spotlight: Single Strike Urshifu VMAX

The League Battle series of decks from The Pokemon Company are a fantastic way to jump into competitive play. Following in the footsteps of Zacian and Inteleon before them, Single Strike Urshifu and Rapid Strike Urshifu are the latest Pokemon to get their own decks in the League Battle series. Not only are these two decks a great introduction to competing for realsies, both can be upgraded to become top-tier decks!

We’re going to cover both in time, but let’s cover the Single Strike Urshifu VMAX deck first. What makes this deck such a great option?

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Discovering the Grand Underground! – Pokemon Shining Pearl Live Stream

Our exploration of Sinnoh region begins now! Which Pokemon will I choose as my starter? Also, is Bidoof truly God?

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Finally at Eterna City Gym! – Pokemon Shining Pearl Live Stream

After helping Cheryl get through the woods, we finally made it to Eterna Gym! Do we have what it takes to defeat gym leader Gadenia?! We also cover my Christmas haul and make one last big donation to Extra Life!

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Level Up with the Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX League Battle Deck! – Pokemon TCG Online Live Stream

The Rapid Strike Urshifu League Battle Deck is a fantastic way to make the jump to competitive play in the Pokemon Trading Card Game! I showcase the League Battle Deck as is, then share two upgraded deck lists to make it a top-tier deck!

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

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Road to Eterna City Gym! – Pokemon Shining Pearl Live Stream

We try our best to get to Eterna city, but Team Galactic is doing everything in their power to stop me!

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What the Pokemon TCG Online Leaderboards REALLY Say About the Game

Despite months of playing Pokemon TCG Online religiously, I was unaware of its leaderboards until long after. In my defense, they live on the Pokemon website and not within the game, making it very easy to miss

Though I’m annoyed that I can’t check the leaderboards while I’m playing, it does have one particularly neat feature. By scrolling all the way to the back of each leaderboard, you can see how many players are playing within each format.

For the purposes of this post, I went to each leaderboard and scrolled to the very back of the previous full season. I then wrote down what the last place number was to determine how many players were listed in each leaderboard. The results of that research caught me by surprise.

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Level Up with the Single Strike Urshifu VMAX League Battle Deck! – Pokemon TCG Online Live Stream

If you want to be the very best in the Pokemon Trading Card Game and don’t know where to start, I highly recommend picking up the Single Strike Urshifu VMAX League Battle Deck! I cover what you’ll get in the box as well as ways to upgrade it into a top-tier deck! I also play some great matches with both versions.

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