Eeveelutions have made up for most of the best decks in the game for the 2021/2022 format due to their versatility and their ability to easily pair up, and often synergize with Inteleon. Jolteon VMAX and Inteleon is a great example of this, and the deck has quickly become top-tier in tournaments because of its type advantage against Suicune and Ludicolo decks. In this guide, I’ll be taking you through the best deck list for Jolteon VMAX and Inteleon for the Standard format of PTCGO, how each card works in the deck, and things to keep in mind while using the deck.
Jolteon VMAX and Inteleon deck – Pokemon TCG Online
Here’s a consistent Standard deck list for the Jolteon VMAX and Inteleon deck in Pokemon TCG Online:
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##Pokémon – 19
* 2 Galarian Zigzagoon SSH 117
* 4 Jolteon V PR-SW 151
* 3 Jolteon VMAX EVS 51
* 4 Sobble SSH 55
* 4 Drizzile SSH 56
* 1 Inteleon SSH 58
* 1 Inteleon CRE 43
##Trainer Cards – 33
* 3 Marnie CPA 56
* 3 Professor’s Research SHF 60
* 2 Cheryl BST 123
* 1 Boss’s Orders RCL 189
* 4 Evolution Incense SSH 163
* 4 Quick Ball SSH 216
* 4 Level Ball BST 129
* 3 Scoop Up Net RCL 165
* 1 Tool Scrapper RCL 208
* 1 Energy Search SSH 161
* 3 Elemental Badge EVS 147
* 4 Path to the Peak CRE 148
##Energy – 8
* 4 Lightning Energy Energy 4
* 4 Speed Lightning Energy RCL 173
Total Cards – 60
Deck composition and replacements
Jolteon VMAX is your main attacker, with Inteleon and Galarian Zigzagoon helping you spread damage. The lack of Crobat V is apparent, but Path to the Peak directly negates it. You already have a Special Energy that draws cards in itself, and it helps to have that extra Bench space for your Inteleon and the other Jolteon that you will be setting up.
The Pokemon card list is pretty basic in itself and doesn’t need anything in addition. Some people prefer to use Chatot from Rebel Clash to recycle Supporter cards from your discard pile, and you can make that addition if needed.
Out of Trainer cards, the solo Boss’ Orders might look like a mistake, but in this kind of deck where all of your cards spread damage across the board, switching the opponent’s Active Pokemon doesn’t make much of a difference. Marnie, Elemental Badge, Path to the Peak, and Research are must-haves, and if you want to experiment with the other single cards, you can try altering counts at your convenience. This deck also has a seriously low Energy card count, but it all fits into the strategy as outlined below.
Jolteon V and VMAX
Jolteon VMAX is your main attacker and the only Pokemon that you want in your Active spot. Jolteon’s main attack in this deck is Max Thunder Rumble that you will be using to deal the bulk of your damage.
Max Thunder Rumble : 100
This attack also does 100 damage to 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokémon that has any damage counters on it. (Don’t apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon.)
Being super-effective against Suicune decks, this attack can do 200+100 in one turn against those. On its own, this attack costs 1 Lightning Energy and 1 Colorless Energy. Seems like a strong card, doesn’t it? Now check this out.
With the Item card “Elemental Badge” from Evolving skies, you can reduce this attack to a cost of just 1 Energy attachment.
If the Pokémon V this card is attached to has “Vaporeon,” “Jolteon,” or “Flareon” in its name, its attacks cost 1 Colorless Energy less.
This makes it so that the deck sets up pretty quickly and can start doing a lot of damage early on. On top of that, you also have Speed Energy, which functions as Electric Energy but lets you draw two cards every time you attach it. You can also use Jolteon V’s first attack to start putting damage counters while you’re waiting for the evolution, but I wouldn’t waste two more on it to try and get the Pin Missile.
Inteleon – Quick Shooting and Shady Dealings
This deck features one of each Inteleon.
To find your best Trainer cards when you need them, you have the Shady Dealings ability, which lets you search for and pull out any Trainer card you want. Here are the ones you will be needing the most with the Jolteon VMAX and Inteleon deck:
- Elemental Badge
- Quick Ball
- Evolution Incense
- Path to the Peak
We also have the Quick Shooting Inteleon that can spread damage across the board. While Inteleon has been extensively used in many decks as a staple, it is most important in this deck. Having damage counters on your opponent’s Pokemon opens them up to Jolteon VMAX’s 100 Bench damage. You can also use Scoop Up Net to repeat this multiple times. Make sure you don’t run out of them quickly, because you also have Galarian Zigzagoon that has a similar effect. When you place Galarian Zigzagoon onto your Bench, you can immediately put a damage counter on any of your opponent’s Pokemon. Its advantage is that it is a Basic Pokemon, so you’re not wasting turns evolving anything.
Path to the Peak and Cheryl
Path to the Peak is a fantastic Stadium card for blocking abilities. It will not block Zigzagoon or Inteleon’s abilities because of its conditional effect:
Pokémon with a Rule Box in play (both yours and your opponent’s) have no Abilities. (Pokémon V, Pokémon-GX, etc. have Rule Boxes.)
This card is the reason for not including Crobat V in the deck, but you don’t need that with the Special Energy anyways. Path to the Peak is quite annoying to go up against because it shuts down a bunch of Pokemon abilities that some of the best decks in the game rely upon. It will shut down cards like Crobat V, Shadow Rider Calyrex VMAX, as well as Umbreon VMAX, and there isn’t much those decks can do if they don’t have an immediate way of knocking your Stadium card out.
Cheryl is your Supporter card for healing your Jolteon VMAX and keeping it in play for a long time.
Heal all damage from each of your Evolution Pokémon. If you do, discard all Energy from the Pokémon that were healed in this way.
Since you are only using one Energy to attack with Jolteon anyways, Cheryl won’t be a setback at all. You can keep healing your Jolteon VMAX with it as much as you want, to keep them in play. 100+100 damage won’t get you quick knockouts, but this deck tanks pretty well while you can start dealing that damage early on, and with just one Energy attachment.
The Jolteon VMAX and Inteleon deck made it to our list of the Top 10 Standard decks for Pokemon TCG Online in 2022. Suicune V decks have been going around in rankings quite a bit, and Jolteon has definitely emerged as a strong counter to it. It’s the only good Electric deck in the meta so far, but compared to the rampage of the previous format’s Pikarom, this one’s a lot more balanced. It also recently won a couple of tournaments and regularly shows up in the top 5. You’ll also see it used in in-game Standard tournaments quite often. As with all Electric decks, it struggles against Urshifu VMAX decks because of Type-weakness, and Urshifu still holds one of the top spots in the Standard meta.
For more Standard, Expanded, and Theme deck guides and lists, be sure to check out our Ultimate Pokemon TCG Online guide and resource list.