Super-Hot Strategies


You'll find incredible combinations of Pokémon that lead to powerful tactics in the Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows expansion, as well as many potent Pokémon from earlier expansions. Check out a couple of strategies using a mix of amazing Pokémon-GX and wicked Special Conditions.


Shock and Awe

The unlikely duo of Raichu and Darkrai-GX can join forces to instantly Knock Out your opponent's Active Pokémon. It's a potent combination whether you're falling behind or looking for the finishing blow to win a match.

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Alolan Muk-GX

Toxic Twosome

Like Darkrai-GX, Alolan Muk-GX can also benefit from a teammate evolving on your Bench, this time Salazzle from the Sun & Moon—Guardians Rising expansion. The effect might not be as potent, but since it doesn't rely on a GX attack, this strategy can be used over and over again in a single battle.

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More Pokémon TCG Strategies

You'll find many more strategies and analysis of top Pokémon TCG decks at, including the latest ways to add the power of Pokémon-GX to your deck.

Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

Play the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online

The Pokémon TCG Online is a great way to test the latest strategies. We've designed a custom deck that showcases some of the great new strategies from the Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows expansion. Download the deck and import it into your Pokémon TCG Online game today.

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Play! Pokémon Events

Test Your Skills at Play! Pokémon Events

If you're looking to test your Pokémon TCG skills using powerful new Pokémon-GX and other incredible cards from the Sun & Moon—Burning Shadows expansion, there's no better way than at Play! Pokémon events. You can play for prizes and work toward an invitation to compete at the Pokémon World Championships! Events are open to players of all ages and skill levels, and they're a great way to experience the fun of the Pokémon TCG with other players.

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