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How to complete Fairy challenges in Pokemon TCG Online

Last year, Pokemon TCG made some important changes to the core gameplay, including the removal of Fairy Types. This change should have come with the removal of Fairy Type challenges as well, but those continue to appear in the loot pool in Pokemon TCG Online on a daily basis.

Pokemon TCG Online has an extremely dynamic metagame, and naturally, cards from over a year ago have either been outclassed by newer cards, or dropped from Standard due to the yearly rotation. This makes doing these challenges pretty hard, and requires the right kind of support from newer cards.

In this guide, I’ll be taking you through the two decks that can easily help you complete the Fairy Type challenges regardless of changes in the meta.

What exactly happened to Fairy Type Pokemon?

Here’s what Pokemon TCG’s 2020 blog post had declared:

The Fairy type, which was introduced in the XY Series, will no longer be supported in the Sword & Shield Series. Pokémon that are Fairy types in the Pokémon video game series will now generally be represented as Psychic-type Pokémon in the Pokémon TCG.

Even after making these changes, Pokemon TCG Online continues to put out Fairy-type challenges on a daily basis.

Pokemon TCG Online Fairy Challenges

It is getting increasingly harder to make viable Fairy-type decks in Pokemon TCG Online, and to complete these challenges when there are some absolutely broken decks going around. These challenges reward coins or booster packs, and there’s no way to skip them unless you delete them and miss out on the rewards.

Here’s how you can easily complete them.

How to do the 1000 damage or 16 Pokemon Knock Out challenge

This deck is a modified version of the insanely powerful Pikarom Expanded Deck. It uses a special Fairy Type card that can borrow attacks from your opponent’s Pokemon.

Here’s the deck list:

****** Pokémon Trading Card Game Deck List ******

##Pokémon – 10

* 1 Crobat V DAA 104
* 2 Clefairy EVO 63
* 1 Boltund V RCL 181
* 2 Dedenne-GX UNB 195
* 1 Pikachu & Zekrom-GX TEU 33
* 1 Raichu & Alolan Raichu-GX UNM 54
* 1 Tapu Koko {*} TEU 51
* 1 Tapu Lele-GX GRI 60

##Trainer Cards – 38

* 1 Computer Search BCR 137
* 1 Thunder Mountain {*} LOT 191
* 4 Trainers’ Mail ROS 92
* 3 Professor’s Research CPA 62
* 4 Quick Ball SSH 179
* 1 Ultra Ball FCO 113
* 2 Guzma BUS 115
* 4 Max Elixir BKP 102
* 2 Electromagnetic Radar UNB 169
* 3 Switch BCR 135
* 2 Electropower LOT 172
* 2 Float Stone BKT 137
* 1 Muscle Band XY 121
* 2 Energy Switch SSH 162
* 1 Escape Rope BUS 114
* 4 VS Seeker PHF 109
* 1 Boss’s Orders RCL 154

##Energy – 12

* 12 Lightning Energy Energy 4

Total Cards – 60

Pikarom Deck Pokemon TCG Online

The GX cards in this deck are pretty reliable at dishing out damage consistently with great support cards such as Thunder Mountain and Max Elixir that can help you pile on Energy quickly. Energy Switch is also great in this deck, because it lets you transfer Energy to your Clefairy.

Here’s the best part: not only can Clefairy borrow the attacks from your opponent’s Pokemon, but also do it without the same Energy cost.

Pokemon TCG Online Clefairy

Clefairy’s Metronome attack has a Colorless Energy cost that can be easily fulfilled with this deck. That’s the only reason why we use the PikaRom deck with Clefairy; while its attacks don’t rely on your own attacks, the deck is super efficient at quickly getting Energy onto your Clefairy. I found it better to use this deck versus one built just for Clefairy, as this one is already low on attacking Pokemon and has space for Clefairy.

Here’s some sample gameplay showing how this deck works:

It might take you a few matches to get the challenge done, and if you have something like Eternatus VMAX against you, it’ll be much easier. If you have Gardevoir & Sylveon-GX or Gardevoir-GX and prefer to go for that, you can finish the challenge as well, only it will take you much longer.

Clefairy is a perfect one-Prizer that will never truly be outclassed because of its ability to tap into your opponent’s attacks.

How to do the Fairy Type evolution challenge

This one is much easier than the first one. The deck is built exclusively for this challenge, and will almost always result in a match loss. The deck has no Energy cards or decent attackers, and if you don’t have the Fairy Types listed below you can replace them with any of your own. It’s even better if you have Pokemon with two evolutions, but you’ll be able to complete your challenge within three matches anyway.

Here’s the deck list for the Fairy Type evolution challenges:

****** Pokémon Trading Card Game Deck List ******

##Pokémon – 24

* 4 Crobat V DAA 104
* 1 Clefairy HIF 38
* 2 Clefairy CEC 144
* 3 Jigglypuff FCO 65
* 1 Ralts AOR 52
* 3 Ralts BUS 91
* 2 Clefable GRI 89
* 3 Kirlia BUS 92
* 1 Kirlia LOT 140
* 1 Wigglytuff FCO 66
* 1 Wigglytuff CIN 72
* 2 Dedenne-GX UNB 195

##Trainer Cards – 36

* 4 Poké Ball CPA 59
* 1 Master Ball PLB 94
* 4 Hop CPA 53
* 4 Pokémon Communication TEU 152
* 4 Evolution Incense SSH 163
* 4 Quick Ball SSH 179
* 4 Professor’s Research SSH 178
* 4 Great Ball XY 118
* 4 Marnie CPA 56
* 3 Rare Candy CES 142

##Energy – 0

Total Cards – 60

Playing this deck is pretty easy. You put out as many Pokemon as you can, draw as many cards as you can, and trigger as many evolutions as you can. There’s no way to attack with the deck as there are no Energies, but it doesn’t matter. Simply forfeit the match after you have completed the challenge, and it will still count. You can also use a similar deck to complete challenges for other Evolution challenges.

For more Pokemon TCG Online lists and deck guides, check out our Ultimate Pokemon TCG Online Resource List.

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Rahul Abhyankar

I'm a 24-year-old copywriter, technical writer, and computer engineer based in Toronto.

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