Green’s Reshizard deck | Pokemon TCG Online Guide

A budget deck that can deal 230 damage on turn two.

Here’s a great Pokemon TCG Online deck that doesn’t require a Crobat V, Dedenne V, or a Zacian V – Green’s Reshizard deck. It is instead powered by budget cards like Volcanion, Welder, and Green’s Exploration.

These utility cards don’t just substitute the expensive TCG staples like Crobat; they are actually the better picks for this deck.

Reshizard and Charizard-Braixen
Reshiram & Charizard-GX and Charizard & Braixen-GX are the two main attackers of the Green’s Reshizard deck.

Green’s Reshizard is a great choice for new Pokemon TCG Online players transitioning from Theme to Standard format. Every card in this deck has a cost of less than 5 DAA (Darkness Ablaze packs) and is always available for trade.

This deck is also capable of challenging some of the top decks in the game, such as the popular Arceus-Dialga-Palkia deck. It hits Zacian V for weakness as well, making Zacian a good target for your Boss’s Orders card.

Green’s Reshizard – Pokemon TCG Online deck list

There have been a few variations of this deck, but this is the one I liked and found consistent enough to finalize for using in Versus matches. Players often experiment with changing the counts of the two main GX cards (going for 2-2 or 1-2 instead of 2-1), and since the cards are already inexpensive, it won’t hurt to try and figure out what you’re most comfortable with.

Here’s my deck list for the Green’s Reshizard deck in Pokemon TCG Online:

##Pokémon – 7

* 2 Charizard & Braixen-GX CEC 22
* 1 Reshiram & Charizard-GX PR-SM 201
* 4 Volcanion UNB 25

##Trainer Cards – 40

* 1 Great Potion UNM 198
* 1 Cynthia & Caitlin CEC 189
* 2 Giant Hearth UNM 197
* 1 Energy Spinner UNB 170
* 1 Mallow & Lana CEC 198
* 4 Welder UNB 189
* 2 Reset Stamp UNM 206
* 3 Quick Ball SSH 179
* 2 Big Charm SSH 158
* 1 Team Yell Grunt SSH 184
* 2 Lt. Surge’s Strategy UNB 178
* 1 Fire Crystal UNB 173
* 1 Scoop Up Net RCL 165
* 1 Lillie’s Poké Doll CEC 197
* 4 Green’s Exploration UNB 175
* 1 Jessie & James HIF 58
* 4 Pokégear 3.0 UNB 182
* 1 Great Catcher CEC 192
* 2 Tag Call CEC 206
* 1 Tool Scrapper DRX 116
* 2 Boss’s Orders RCL 154
* 2 Switch SSH 183

##Energy – 13

* 4 Heat {R} Energy DAA 174
* 9 Fire Energy Energy 2

Total Cards – 60

Attach Energy quickly with Volcanion and Welder

You ideally want to start the match with Volcanion as your Active Pokemon. Since the deck runs four copies of the card, the chances of that happening are pretty good.

Volcanion and Welder
Volcanion and Welder allow you to put Energies on your main GX cards faster than most decks in the game

Before you even put Volcanion as your first Active Pokemon, you need to hope that the Toss works in your favor and you’re going second. Going second allows you to attack using Volcanion, and you are able to use Welder (or find Welder, if it isn’t in your hand).

The spare Volcanion cards that you draw later on are useful for discarding for other purposes, such as fetching Energies using Giant Hearth.

Prioritize the right Pokemon and Trainers on turns 1 and 2

The image below is from a match against an ADP deck. The screenshot was taken on the third turn, where I had already used Welder (as seen in the discard pile), dealt 110 damage to ADP-GX, and had my Charizard & Braizen-GX ready to go. My Heat Energy had been manually attached to my GX, giving it +20 HP.

Going against ADP
Volcanion and Welder are a deadly combination, even against top decks like ADP.

Keep in mind that Welder is a Supporting Card, meaning if you fetched it using Green’s Exploration, you can’t use it until the next turn. Here’s a quick video showcasing what your ideal opening moves should look like:

In case you’re short on Fire Energies, you can also use Giant Hearth, Energy Spinner, or Fire Crystal to fetch them. In case you don’t have these three cards, either, you’ll have one of the other cards that can find them.

Green's Reshizard Trainer Cards

This is what makes Green’s Reshizard so good in Pokemon TCG Online. None of the cards are ever out of your reach, and the entire deck runs like a well-oiled machine. Even Charizard & Braixen-GX’s Brilliant Flare lets you search for three cards of your choice, and it is an attack that you can use every turn.

If you’re new to the format and aren’t familiar with all of these cards, it will take some time for you to figure out which card works when. Play some matches and take your time to read what each card does.

The deck is easy to get used to, and the situation will dictate what you should be going for. That’s what I love about this deck: you always have a way to look for what you need.

Use Boss’s Orders for disruption and enemy control

With your Tag Team GX cards set up, there’s a lot you can do other than just attacking. Green’s Reshizard contains disruption cards such as Boss’s Orders, Jessie & James, Team Yell Grunt, and Reset Stamp.

Great Catcher also works like Boss’s Orders, but it only works on EX/GX Pokemon and requires you to discard two cards from your hand.

Disruption Trainer Cards

There’s a reason why Boss’s Orders is the most expensive card in this deck, costing more than twice the main Pokemon’s costs. This card has won me plenty of matches.

Quick setups with Green's Reshizard
Boss’s Orders lets you switch your opponent’s Active Pokemon.

You can’t do much when facing against these cards. They can mess up your entire strategy, and there have been several occasions when my opponent simply rage-quit after losing their main Pokemon to my Boss’s Orders.

During the later part of the game, when you have the option to go for kills and your Reshiram & Charizard-GX is your Active Pokemon, don’t hesitate to use your GX attack. A lot of players sleep on it, since the card has a one-turn cooldown on its main (230 damage) attack.

Protect your Prize cards with extra HP and Scoop Up Net

Big Charm and Heat Energy are staple attachments to the GX that is leading the match for you.

Cards for better survivability

Scoop Up Net will help you pick up your Volcanion, and you won’t even have to sacrifice any Energies to its Retreat Cost. This is also great for saving your Volcanion when it’s close to being Knocked out. Picking it up using Scoop Up Net will return it to your hand.

Cost and usefulness of cards in Green’s Reshizard

The two most expensive cards in this deck are Volcanion and Boss’s Orders, both of which cost me around 4 DAA.

Another great thing about this deck list is that a lot of these cards are useful for other decks, too. Welder, Green’s Exploration, Reshiram & Charizard-GX, and Volcanion can all help you build other decks, such as the Fire Toolbox deck.

Most of the Trainer Cards in this deck are required for building a good number of meta decks, making Green’s Reshizard a good starting point in Standard in Pokemon TCG Online.

Green’s Reshizard in the Pokemon TCG Online meta

While Green’s Reshizard is an excellent deck for beginners trying to build their first Pokemon TCG Online deck, it isn’t the best deck in the game. Budget decks are rarely the best in the game. If they were that strong, they wouldn’t be cheap.

That said, Green’s Reshizard is a pretty strong deck and is always seen in Pokemon TCG Online tournaments. It saw action in the recent LOS Weekly #1 and LOS Weekly #2 tournaments, and it came out at #9 in both tournaments. Both of these tournaments had Zacian ADP decks as their winners, a deck that often bricks and loses to Green’s Reshizard.

And that’s where this deck really shines. It may not churn out the highest damage numbers, but it deals a good amount of damage consistently. It sets up quickly, has great inter-connectivity, and it’s super easy to build and learn.

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Rahul Abhyankar

I'm a 25-year-old writer and digital marketer based in Toronto.
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