Having played Yu-Gi-Oh before, I knew that the best way to start was to buy structure decks.
When I first started playing the Pokémon TCG, I thought theme decks would be the same.
I didn’t know that the newest theme deck isn’t the best and that there are so many other options.
They are a great deal for the price. Putting together ready-made decks that can be improved with extra packs or single cards.
Even so, if you just want to add to your collection, many theme decks have a number of essential cards that are hard to find elsewhere.
If you’re going to buy one or more, it’s best to choose carefully.
When you play for fun, you can use any set of cards you want, so just pick the ones that look the coolest.
But if you want to win, make sure you spend your money right.
I’ll talk about the best theme decks in the Pokémon TCG right now.
15. Mach Strike
Some people call Mach Strike “the Garchomp deck.” That’s because Garchomp is the clear winner here.
If you play Cynthia in the same deck, its Royal Blades move could do up to 200 damage. Mach Strike has Cynthia cards built in, so that’s pretty cool.
Even though 3 Energy isn’t the best deal, the 200 damage makes up for it completely. Garchomp and Lucario work really well together.
14. Unseen Depths
Who better than Kyogre to lead a deck with an ocean theme?
Unseen Depths does its title respect. Even though its cards aren’t as powerful as Groudon’s, Unseen Depths has a beautiful and strong collection.
Kyogre is the star of this deck, but the other Pokemon in your list (like Empoleon with Piplup and Prinplup, Ambipom, Golduck with Psyduck, etc.) do most of the work.
You have a great list of things here. This is like how some decks only shine because of their main Pokemon.
Unseen Depths is a reliable deck that has a lot of strong attacks.
13. Towering Heights
Hoenn’s Groudon stars in Towering Heights. This theme deck is big and obnoxious, just like Groudon.
It’s not as pretty as Unseen Depths, which is about Kyogre, but Towering Heights is a great place to go if you want to fight hard.
Towering Heights is different from Unseen Depths in that it wants you to play quickly and fiercely. If you like books like that, you will love Towering Heights.
12. Laser Focus
Ultra Necrozma is so powerful in most formats that it might as well be royalty. No list of “Best Dragon Decks” feels complete without it.
But regular Necrozma rules Themed Tournaments with the help of the great Laser Focus deck.
Even though this deck doesn’t have the same offensive power as Relentless Flame, there’s still a lot to like about it.
Most of the Pokemon in this deck have a good mix of offensive and defensive abilities. With this deck, there’s nothing stopping you from getting KOs.
11. Soaring Storm
Soaring Storm is a theme deck that has been a surprise hit.
Even though it took players a while to get used to it, Soaring Storm quickly became one of the best theme decks.
There are a lot of great things to say about Soaring Storm.
Why don’t we take a look at what people love so much about this deck?
You might even become one of them!
10. Sky Guardian
The Sky Guardian theme deck has a great mix of cards because it has Normal, Fairy, and Fire type Pokémon.
Lugia is a great boss monster because it lowers the damage you take and doesn’t need a certain type of energy to attack.
I highly suggest this theme deck to any new or experienced player because the extra Normal-type Pokémon make a steady stream of beaters.
9. Bright Tide
Bright Tide is a game that is based on water and lightning and focuses on mixing types in a unique way.
You’ll want to get more Lanturn, though, because it’s a great first-stage monster development in a Water/Lightning deck.
The featured Pokémon can sweep very well, doing a lot of damage and recovering itself at the same time for only 3 energy.
8. Gears of Fire
Even though Volcanion is a legendary Pokémon, it is a very simple Pokémon.
It will keep your Pokémon on the bench full of energy and be hard to defeat as a busy Pokémon.
Klinklang will beat your other main boss because it is also a Steel-type Pokémon.
It will do a lot of damage and reduce the damage you take.
7. Rock Steady
The Pokémon community loves Lycanroc, and its theme deck has been out for almost 2 years. Time hasn’t made it less useful, though.
Your bench is still full of strong Fighting Pokémon, and a Meowstic gives you crazy draw power.
Having Brooklet Hill as a Stadium card makes it easy to find. It also thins the deck, which helps Meowstic draw more cards.
Rock Steady might be the most upgradable theme deck in the game because it can use many different methods from other sets.
6. Hidden Moon
Lunala is a monster, mostly because of the card she is based on. Even though it doesn’t have many skills, it hits very hard for how little energy it uses.
Use Lunala’s first ability over and over until its health is low, then use its second ability to move all the energy it has equipped before it gets knocked out.
But the other Pokémon in the pack aren’t very good, so make sure you switch them out for cards that go well with Lunala.
Lunala would look good with more draw and find power cards.
5. Torrential Cannon
Look at this Pidgeot card, which gives the middle finger to any current Pokémon that doesn’t see it coming.
With 3 copies of Farfetch’d, you have a lot of power to draw cards.
You’ll want to get the Pidgeot and featured Blastoise out as soon as you can. Usually, you end up giving away some prize cards before the game even starts.
However, Golduck is a great stop card that gives you more than enough to win.
Especially based on Pokémon of the Water and Normal types.
4. Steel Sun
I can’t believe how often Solgaleo can win games.
Most Pokémon in the game can be killed in one hit, and you can even snipe Pokémon that are on the bench to get easy prize cards.
160 HP is also not a joke, and you have multiple copies of it in the deck.
Some of the Pokémon in the set aren’t very strong, so you’ll need to trade them for singles from other sets or starter packs.
But the core is so good that you should build your plan around it.
3. Relentless Flame
You could say that this deck is pricey.
But maybe that should tell you why you shouldn’t write off 2019’s Relentless Flame.
Players have chosen it’s worth the price, and it’s still one of the most popular theme decks to this day.
Relentless Flame isn’t as hard to use as its rival, Soaring Storm. Even if you’re still a noob, you might be able to learn how to use Relentless Flame to crush your enemies.
Even Poison-Ground types like Nidoqueen only need Fire Energy, so you don’t have to worry about having the wrong or bad Energy cards in your hand.
2. Wave Slasher
Wave Slasher is a good starting point for people who are just getting started with the TCG.
It is a good mix of Grass and Water types.
Greninja cancels out the powers of enemies, which in some decks can be enough to win the game.
This is a must-have for any player because it has so many different Pokémon and their different forms.
1. Blazing Volcano
Blazing Volcano is worth getting because it has one of the best basic Pokémon you’ll find in any theme deck.
Entei can do up to 200 damage with a single move, and it only needs 3 energy to do it. It’s a simple Pokémon, too.
This theme deck also gives you a wide range of teacher cards to make sure you always have the cards you need.
Blaziken gives you energy every turn, Houndoom gives you crazy search power, and Heracross can hit like a truck for just 2 energy.
It’s safe to say that this theme deck is by far the best one out there.