Mew VMAX and Genesect V Fusion Strike deck | Pokemon TCG Online

Fusion Strike is the newest mechanic in Pokemon TCG Online. Before it we got was the Single Strike and Rapid Strike Pokemon, and Fusion brings with it a whole new dimension to its set of cards. A lot of cards in this expansion work in synergy. This includes Pokemon needing other Pokemon to be good, Item cards needing other Item cards to even work, and Energy cards being easy to fetch using specific Fusion Card Supporters.

Mew VMAX and Genesect V is the best Fusion Strike deck in Pokemon TCG Online, and given the popularity of the two Pokemon, this isn’t a surprise at all. It does a lot of damage, has low Energy attacks, and is nothing like any other deck in the meta right now.

This is probably the most unique deck in the 2022 format and features only three different Pokemon, with Trainer Cards doing most of the work to get your setup going. In this guide, I’ll be taking you through the best Mew VMAX and Genesect V Fusion Strike deck for Pokemon TCG Online, how you can modify it, how it works, and where it stands in the 2022 meta.

Mew VMAX and Genesect V Fusion Strike deck list for Pokemon TCG Online

Here is the Standard deck list for Mew VMAX and Genesect V deck for Pokemon TCG Online:

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##Pokémon – 12

* 4 Genesect V FST 185
* 4 Mew V FST 113
* 4 Mew VMAX FST 114

##Trainer Cards – 38

* 4 Peony CRE 150
* 3 Boss’s Orders RCL 189
* 2 Elesa’s Sparkle FST 233
* 4 Power Tablet FST 236
* 4 Quick Ball SSH 216
* 4 Crushing Hammer SUM 115
* 4 Pokémon Catcher SSH 175
* 3 Fog Crystal CRE 140
* 3 Switch SSH 183
* 3 Evolution Incense SSH 163
* 1 Battle VIP Pass FST 225
* 3 Old Cemetery CRE 147

##Energy – 10

* 4 Capture Energy DAA 201
* 4 Fusion Strike Energy FST 244
* 2 Psychic Energy Energy 5

Total Cards – 60

You do not need Crobat V in this deck at all. You’d also be surprised to see no Marnie or Professor’s Research in the list, but it is only because of Genesect V’s ability that lets you draw cards each turn. One variation you will see in tournaments is the addition of Latias to counter VMAX decks, and that is a good addition that you could make due to its attack:

Dyna Barrier: 70
During your opponent’s next turn, prevent all damage done to this Pokémon by attacks from Pokémon VMAX.

Mew can mimic this attack using Cross Fusion Strike, helping it be vulnerable to VMAX attacks without fulfilling Latias’ Energy cost. Crushing Hammer isn’t necessary, but it’s always good to have to knock Energy off your opponent’s Pokemon and ruin their setup. You can replace the Switch and Pokemon Catcher with Cross Switchers.

I wouldn’t change anything else about the Trainer or Energy card list, as they all contribute to your main strategy and make the deck a lot better than generic staples.

Mew VMAX and Genesect V

These are the two cards that will be doing all of your damage for you.

Mew VMAX and Genesect V deck Pokemon TCG Online
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With its attack “Cross Fusion Stirke”, Mew can utilitze Genesect V’s attack as well.

Cross Fusion Strike
Choose 1 of your Benched Fusion Strike Pokémon’s attacks and use it as this attack.

Genesect’s ability lets you draw cards.

Ability – Fusion Strike System
Once during your turn, you may draw cards until you have as many cards in your hand as you have Fusion Strike Pokémon in play.

This ability is the reason why you don’t have any card-drawing Supporters or staples such as Crobat V in this deck, and it’s incredible that they didn’t make it so that your turn ends. The entire deck is built around this ability and Mew’s Cross Fusion Strike attack and strays from the traditional Marnie/Crobat V engine.

To attack, Mew can use Genesect’s 210 damage attack (later boosted by your Item Cards):

Techno Blast: 210
During your next turn, this Pokémon can’t attack.

Mew also has a Retreat Cost of 0 Energy, allowing you to use Techno Blast and retreat to negate its restrictive effect.

Fusion Strike support

The main Energy that you will be using to power your attacks is the new Special Energy:

Fusion Strike Energy

This card can only be attached to a Fusion Strike Pokémon. If this card is attached to anything other than a Fusion Strike Pokémon, discard this card.

As long as this card is attached to a Pokémon, it provides every type of Energy but provides only 1 Energy at a time. Prevent all effects of your opponent’s Pokémon’s Abilities done to the Pokémon this card is attached to.

This makes your Pokemon immune to attacks such as Inteleon’s Quick Shooting, and that one seems to be omnipresent in the 2022 Standard meta.

Fusion Strike support cards
Fusion Strike support card

Elesa’s Sparkle directly lets you pull out two Fusion Strike Pokemon and attach one Fusion Strike Energy to each of them. You also have other Fusion Strike cards such as Power Tablet, Battle VIP Pass, and Elesa’s Sparkle. On top of this, you can attach one more Energy per turn to get a total of 3 Energy attachments every turn.

You also have Capture Energy and Battle VIP Pass that let you fetch more Basic Pokemon to put on your Bench. Power Tablet gives you a +30 damage boost for your Fusion Strike Pokemon, taking that 210 up to 240 damage.

Other trainer cards

Old Cemetery is your Stadium card for this deck. Every time a player attaches a Psychic Energy from their hand to their non-Psychic Pokemon, they automatically get inflicted with 20 damage. Since all of your Pokemon are Psychic, this does not work on them and instead helps you to spread damage across the board. Cross Switchers can work well with this deck, as you need two of them to work, but they let you switch both – your Active and your opponent’s Active Pokemon. With Peony allowing you to go for two Trainer cards at a time, pulling this off is pretty easy.

Fog Crystal is another Psychic-specific Trainer card in this deck. It lets you fetch Psychic Energy cards and Basic Pokemon whenever you want. Paired with Capture Energy, you’ll never have a hard time setting up, even though you need your Pokemon in play (Genesect V) to be able to start using the card-drawing ability.

How good is the Mew and Genesect deck in Pokemon TCG Online?

The Mew VMAX and Genesect V Fusion Strike deck has been doing well in tournaments since the day the Fusion Strike set released, and it’s going to stay here for a long time. It’s consistently ranking in the top 10 in 200+ player cash tournaments, and as we get more Fusion Strike Pokemon, the deck is only going to get better and more versatile. Mew VMAX is definitely one of the must-have cards for 2022, as it will only go up in trade price as cards stronger than Genesect V and Latias release.

This deck’s only weakness is Eternatus VMAX and Umbreon VMAX, two Dark type cards that are pretty popular right now. It’s also a great matchup against Urshifu, since it hits it for Psychic weakness. The best part about going up against Umbreon-Urshifu decks is that you have plenty of options to switch your opponent’s Active Pokemon, letting you go up against Urshifu and get easy knockouts against him.

For more Standard, Expanded, and Theme deck guides and lists, be sure to check out our Ultimate Pokemon TCG Online guide and resource list.

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