ADP Dragonite Expanded deck | Pokemon TCG Online - SQUAD (2023)

ADP has dominated the Standard format for the entirety of the 2020/21 format as the infamous ADP/Z deck. Since it has rotated out of Standard (although Zacian V is still in it), it is still solid in Expanded, especially with Double Dragon Energy, which lets you simplify its GX attack. In the 2022 Expanded format, we’ve been seeing plenty of ADP Dragonite decks in the Expanded format of Pokemon TCG Online. The deck benefits from having Fairy-type weakness on ADP, since Fairy types have been discontinued without changing the Weaknesses on cards like ADP.

The card virtually has no weakness, aside from a direct counter in the card Pokemon Ranger, which negates the effect of ADP’s GX attack.

Remove all effects of attacks on each player and his or her Pokémon.

However, most Expanded decks are not running this card anymore, since the ADP craze has died down a bit, and you can take advantage of it and use this deck in tournaments as well.

ADP Dragonite Expanded decklist for Pokemon TCG Online

Here’s the deck list for the ADP Dragonite Expanded deck for Pokemon TCG Online:

****** Pokémon Trading Card Game Deck List ******

(Video) The Best Expanded Deck in 2021 to End PTCGO is ADP Dragonite V

##Pokémon – 13

* 2 Crobat V SHF 44
* 2 Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX CEC 156
* 2 Dragonite V EVS 192
* 1 Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX CEC 158
* 2 Dedenne-GX UNB 195
* 1 Tapu Koko {*} TEU 51
* 1 Vikavolt V DAA 60
* 1 Zeraora-GX LOT 86
* 1 Tapu Lele-GX GRI 60

##Trainer Cards – 35

* 3 Professor’s Research SHF 60
* 2 Guzma & Hala CEC 193
* 1 Raihan EVS 152
* 1 Guzma BUS 115
* 1 N FCO 105
* 1 Marnie CPA 56
* 4 Trainers’ Mail ROS 92
* 4 Quick Ball SSH 216
* 4 Tag Call CEC 206
* 4 VS Seeker PHF 109
* 2 Heavy Ball NXD 88
* 1 Field Blower GRI 125
* 2 Float Stone BKT 137
* 3 Muscle Band XY 121
* 2 Stormy Mountains EVS 161

##Energy – 12

* 8 Lightning Energy Energy 4
* 4 Double Dragon Energy ROS 97

(Video) ADP Dragonite V in an Expanded format event on the PTCGO. 🙇‍♂️🐉🥇

Total Cards – 60

This ADP Dragonite Expanded deck is pretty customizable, and you’ll see plenty of variations depending on the Pokemon TCG Online format you’re playing. Only ADP, Tapu Koko, and Dragonite V are the must-haves in this deck, along with the Expanded staples: Dedenne-GX, Tapu Lele-GX, and Crobat V. You can also go the Zacian V route by taking out the Electric half of the deck, and adding in Metal Energy instead.

Arceus Dialga & Palkia-GX and Altered Creation

The first thing you should be looking for with this deck is pulling off Altered Creation, ADP’s GX attack, and the most broken GX attack in the game, which lets you take an extra Prize card for each knockout while also giving you a damage boost to all of your Pokemon.

Altered Creation-GX: For the rest of this game, your Pokémon’s attacks do 30 more damage to your opponent’s Active Pokémon (before applying Weakness and Resistance). If this Pokémon has at least 1 extra Water Energy attached to it (in addition to this attack’s cost), when your opponent’s Active Pokémon is Knocked Out by damage from those attacks, take 1 more Prize card. (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

This boost stays in effect even after ADP has been knocked out. You need 1 Metal and 1 Water Energy to pull off the full effect of the attack, and you have Double Dragon Energy that can help you satisfy this condition with just one Energy attachment instead of two. It can count as two of any type of Energy on a Dragon Pokemon (it is immediately discarded if you attach it to a non-Dragon-Type).

This card can only be attached to Dragon Pokémon. This card provides every type of Energy, but provides only 2 Energy at a time, only while this card is attached to a Dragon Pokémon.

(Video) ADP/Dragonite V-deck in an Expanded format tournament on the PTCGO. 🙇‍♂️🐲🦇

This takes away the need to go for the Zacian V + Energy Switch combo, which we’ve seen in most ADP decks so far. For the rest of this guide, I am going to be assuming that you will have pulled off your Altered Creation-GX and are getting the +30 damage boost for all of your Pokemon. You also have the Item Card Muscle Band which gives you +20 damage for the Pokemon it is attached to, and you can fetch those using Guzma & Hala.

ADP’s main attack is Ultimate Ray, which will go up to 180 after Altered Creation-GX, allowing you to two-shot any Pokemon in the game.

Ultimate Ray (150) : Search your deck for up to 3 basic Energy cards and attach them to your Pokémon in any way you like. Then, shuffle your deck.

This attack is great because along with the damage, you’re also setting up your Bench and thinning your deck by taking out the Energy cards early on.

The other dragons

Dragonite V can do 280 damage in this deck with its Dragon Gale attack, while also spreading damage across your own Bench. To pull this off, you need two Energy attachments (Double Dragon + Electric). This is great for a 2-Prizer that is already getting an extra Prize card on getting knockouts.

ADP Dragonite Expanded deck | Pokemon TCG Online - SQUAD (1)

You also have Naganadel & Guzzlord-GX, which is an optional card for this deck because its highlight, the GX attack is unusable after you’ve gone for Altered Creation-GX. It is still a good attacker due to its 210 damage attack, and its ability to heal itself which is useful due to Dragonite V’s collateral damage. This deck isn’t doing over 250 damage like other meta decks like Eternatus VMAX, but since it is getting a Prize card bonus due to Altered Creation, the damage numbers aren’t an issue.

(Video) ADP Dragonite V Deck Is The Best Archetype In EXPANDED!? (Pokemon TCG)

Support cards

Stormy Mountains makes setting up with this deck pretty easy, and works with Electric Pokemon as well.

Once during each player’s turn, that player may search their deck for a Basic Lightning Pokémon or Basic Dragon Pokémon and put it onto their Bench. Then, that player shuffles their deck.

Make sure to keep your Stadium card in play, because this deck is threatened by the popular Path to the Peak Stadium card which negates most of your abilities.

ADP Dragonite Expanded deck | Pokemon TCG Online - SQUAD (2)

Tapu Koko is an interesting Prism Star card that helps you put on Energy quickly. To do that, you need two Electric Energy cards in your discard pile.

Ability: Dance of the Ancients
Once during your turn (before your attack), if this Pokémon is on your Bench, you may choose 2 of your Benched Pokémon and attach a Lightning Energy card from your discard pile to each of them. If you do, discard all cards from this Pokémon and put it in the Lost Zone.

You can use this to power up your Vikavolt V and Zeraora-GX, which has an ability that gives you free Retreats for all of your Pokemon that have an Electric Energy attachment on them. Vikavolt V is another card you can replace in this deck, as it simply satisfies the Electric Pokemon slot.

(Video) One Of The Strongest Expanded Decks?! - ADP With Dragonite V - Expanded - Tournament -


ADP is still going strong in Expanded in 2022, and is a great pick in the current meta where Fairy-Type decks are extinct and no one can hit it for Type weakness. This deck is one tier below what it was in Standard last year, as its pairing with Zacian V will always remain one of the most broken combinations in the game. However, it has been doing pretty well in tournaments with Dragonite V instead – which has no Weakness or Resistance on the card – and can do a lot of damage with the Altered Creation boost.

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


What is the best expanded Pokemon deck? ›

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  • Meloetta. PTCGO Code.
Sep 7, 2022

What is the strongest Pokemon TCG Online deck? ›

As soon as Fusion Strike was released, it became quickly apparent that (for a time, at least) the new best deck in format was none other than the Mew VMAX deck. Its strength lies in its incredible ability to get you the cards you need when you need them, thanks to Genesect V's ability.

What does ADP mean in Pokemon TCG? ›

The key cards in this deck are Arceus & Dialga & Palkia-GX (sm12-156) (most commonly referred to as ADP) and Zacian V (swsh1-138) (there's the Z). These two cards could also be considered to be the most polarizing cards in the Standard format right now because of their sheer power and aggression.

What is the recommended amount of Pokemon in a deck? ›

Although some decks fall out of this range, most decks include around 12–16 Pokémon, about half of which fill the role of attacker. When choosing Pokémon to include in the deck, priority should be given to those that can be searched for by the same Trainer cards as your main Pokémon.

What cards are banned in expanded Pokémon? ›

  • Archeops (Black & White—Noble Victories, 67/101; Black & White—Dark Explorers, 110/108)
  • Chip-Chip Ice Axe (Sun & Moon—Unbroken Bonds, 165/214)
  • Delinquent (XY—BREAKpoint, 98/122, 98a/122, and 98b/122)
  • Flabébé (Sun & Moon—Forbidden Light, 83/131)
  • Forest of Giant Plants (XY—Ancient Origins, 74/98)

What is the rarest Pokémon deck? ›

1996 Pokémon Japanese Base Set Holo Venusaur

Like many other first-edition cards from the 1990s, this Venusuar is one of the rarest and most valuable cards out there today.

What is the rarest Pokemon card in TCG Online? ›

Below we will list the 24 most expensive Pokemon TCG cards ever sold at auction as of 2023.
  • Charizard Gold Star Holo Dragon Frontiers.
  • Torchic Gold Star Holo Team Rocket Returns. ...
  • Crystal Charizard Holo Skyridge. ...
  • Poliwrath No Rarity Symbol Base Set. ...
  • 24 most valuable Pokemon cards sold (2023) ...
Mar 30, 2023

What is the most op card in Pokemon TCG? ›

1 Mega Mewtwo EX

Mewtwo is one of the strongest Pokémon, so it's no surprise it's also the strongest card in the TCG. The Mega Mewtwo EX card has 10+ Physic Infinity, meaning that this attack does 30 more damage times the amount of energy attached to both active Pokémon.

What does RRR mean on a Pokémon card? ›

RRR - Triple Rare

This rarity has been introduced during S1H / S1W Sword & Shield and so far is only exclusive for VMAX, V-UNION and VSTAR Cards.

What set is ADP from? ›

ADP was a Pokémon Trading Card Game deck archetype played in the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons.

What does red mean in ADP? ›

• A solid red field for missed in punches or out punches. • A red rectangle ( ) for an unexcused exception, such as an absence or a late or early punch. It also indicates a cancelled meal deduction. • A blue rectangle ( ) for an excused exception, such as vacation.

Can you mix Pokémon decks? ›

Yes! You can use as many different types as you want in your deck, but some types are not good matches. For example, Fairy types and Grass types are not a good pair because if I play a Fire theme deck, then the Grass types will be torched and only your Fairy Pokemon will be of any use.

Can you have less than 60 cards in a Pokémon deck? ›

The Pokémon Trading Card Game has always had a strict requirement that tournament-legal decks must follow— every deck must contain exactly 60 cards, no more, no less.

Are old Pokémon cards still playable? ›

Only cards that are part of the Modified format may be used in official events. When older cards can no longer be used in official events, it is because they have been rotated out of the Modified format. Pokémon Organized Play has created the Modified format for several reasons. The primary reason is accessibility.

What does F mean on Pokémon cards? ›

F: Fighting Energy symbol. C: Colorless Energy symbol. D: Darkness Energy symbol. M: Metal Energy symbol.

Why is Sableye banned? ›

Oranguru's Resource Management attack and Sableye's Junk Hunt attack allow for infinite resource recursion strategies that are relatively simple to achieve. In an attempt to curb the effectiveness of some of these control and lock strategies, these cards have been banned.

Why is the Misty card banned? ›

#9: Misty's Tears, for obvious reasons.

In the Japanese version of Misty's tears, Misty is depicted holding her famous Staryu… while nude. And crying. Just a naked, crying 10-year-old girl on a trading card for children.

What are the 2 rarest Pokémon card? ›

The Gold Star Pokémon cards are one of the most valuable Pokémon sets ever produced, with Espeon and Umbreon two of the rarest cards in the set.

What is the 5 rarest Pokémon card? ›

Check out this list of rare Pokémon cards you can open in Brilliant Stars.
  • #8 Lumineon V (Alternate Art, Ultra Rare) ...
  • #5 Umbreon VMAX (Trainer Gallery) ...
  • #4 Charizard V (Full Art, Ultra Rare) ...
  • #3 Arceus V (Alternate Art, Ultra Rare) ...
  • #2 Charizard VSTAR (Rainbow Rare, Secret Rare) ...
  • #1 Charizard V (Alternate Art, Ultra Rare)
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How much is No 1 trainer worth? ›

1 Trainer” Trainer Promo Holo — $90,000.

Why was Kadabra banned? ›

The famed Israeli-British illusionist/magician and self-proclaimed psychic took legal action claiming the use of his likeness for the Psychic-type Pokémon in the year 2000, leading to the card being banned from being included in the original Pokémon TCG 151 card set.

What are the rarest Pokémon cards to invest in? ›

Arcanine ex Legend Maker is a highly desirable card from the golden era of the Pokémon trading card game. It's considered Ultra Rare, with average value currently around $86. Comparable cards sold from a low of $4, but a PSA 10 reached a high of $1,775. Additionally, prices for this card have trended up by about 204%.

Who owns the most expensive Pokémon card? ›

As of August 2022, the most expensive Pokémon card is a Professional Sports Authenticator grade 10 Pikachu Illustrator card that social media personality and boxer Logan Paul purchased for $5.275 million, according to Guinness World Records.

Which TCG sells the most? ›

Pokemon TCG

What is the most active TCG? ›

The top Collectible Card game over the last 7 days has been Hearthstone garnering 3,833,069 viewer hours across 41,267 streams by 18,171 streamers. SolaryHS was the top Collectible Card streamer playing Hearthstone and generating 332,091 viewer hours.

Who is the most overpowered Pokémon? ›

Arceus is, without a doubt, the most powerful Legendary Pokémon. This Normal type Mythical Pokémon is the creator of the universe and thus the closest that the Pokémon world has to a god.

What's the weakest Pokémon? ›

Chansey is one of the original 151 Pokemon from generation one's Pokemon Red and Blue – and is undoubtedly the weakest Pokemon not only from that original selection, but in the entire Pokedex.

What's the weakest Pokemon card? ›

Statistically, Sunkern is the weakest Pokémon with a base stat total of only 180. By that measure, the strongest Pokémon card is Arceus with a base stat total of 720.

What is the rarest symbol on a Pokémon card? ›

Common cards have a black circle. Uncommon cards have a black diamond. Rare cards have a black star. Rare Holo cards have a black star and a “shiny” (foil) illustration.

What are the odds of pulling a ultra rare? ›

19.95% 1 in 5

What are the odds of pulling a secret rare? ›

Pokémon TCG: Astral Radiance Pull Rates
Card RarityPull Rate (%)Pull Rate (Per X Packs)
V, VMAX, or Trainer4.10%1 in 24 Packs
Secret Rare2.05%1 in 49 Packs
Rainbow Rare1.28%1 in 78 Packs
Gold Rare0.76%1 in 130 Packs
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What turns into ADP? ›

When one phosphate group is removed by breaking a phosphoanhydride bond in a process called hydrolysis, energy is released, and ATP is converted to adenosine diphosphate (ADP).

Why is it called ADP? ›

ATP (Adenosine tri-phosphate) is an important molecule found in all living things. Think of it as the “energy currency” of the cell. If a cell needs to spend energy to accomplish a task, the ATP molecule splits off one of its three phosphates, becoming ADP (Adenosine di-phosphate) + phosphate.

Who is ADP owned by? ›

ADP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Automatic Data Processing Inc., a United States-based human resource management services and software provider.

How do you fix a punch on ADP? ›

  1. Access the employee's timecard.
  2. Click Quick Actions, and then click Add Missing Punch.
  3. 3 Click the field with the missing punch, which is indicated by solid red.
  4. To turn off the Missing Punch action, click Add Missing Punch.
  5. Click Save.

How do you use sick time on ADP? ›

Enter either your leave or your worked hours first. Click the bent arrow (“Insert Row”) icon on that row to create another row for that day. Then, to enter a leave on the new line, select the appropriate pay code from the Pay Code drop down menu and then enter the number of hours for that leave in the Amount column.

How do you delete a punch in ADP? ›

1. Select the punch, then press Delete on your keyboard. 2. Click Save.

Are Pokémon GX cards legal? ›

All cards from the Sun & Moon Series, including all Pokemon-GX, will no longer be legal.

What happens if you draw your whole deck in Pokémon? ›

If for whatever reason you take your last card during your turn, you have until the end of your turn to put at least one of your cards back into your deck. If you can't, and your opponent doesn't do something like Rocket's Admin to put your cards back into your deck, you lose when it's your turn again.

Can you use fake Pokémon cards in battle? ›

Pokemon TCG: Can I use fake cards? Unsurprisingly, no. You can't use fake Pokemon cards in official battles – at least if you don't want to get caught and punished.

How many ex cards are allowed in a deck? ›

Pokemon EX

Because the "EX" portion is included in the name, you can have four copies of these cards in your deck - for example, you can have 4 Pikachu and 4 Pikachu-EX in your deck.

Can you play Pokémon with a 30 card deck? ›

A Half Deck is a Pokémon Trading Card Game format that is becoming a popular trend among Pokémon TCG players, particularly in Japan. In Half Deck play, both players use a 30-card Deck instead of a traditional 60-card one and lay out three Prize cards instead of six.

Can you have a 40 card Pokemon deck? ›

The deck construction rules for Constructed formats are as follows: The deck must contain exactly 40 cards. There is no limit to the number of cards with the same name that can be included, provided there is no restriction detailed in the card text itself. Matches are played for 4 Prize cards.

Is Pokémon cards ending? ›

To devote resources to the Pokémon Trading Card Game Live, card set development for the Pokémon TCG Online will end on March 1, 2023. With the upcoming sunsetting of the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online, no further card set development will be supported in the game as of March 1, 2023.

Will Pokémon cards be worth more in 10 years? ›

True collectibles are guaranteed to increase in value

Pokémon cards are collectibles, and many sets went out of print years ago. The inherently limited supply of each card type means that as time goes on and cards become more difficult to obtain, the value will steadily increase.

Is it too late to start collecting Pokémon cards? ›

Is it Too Late to Start Collecting Pokemon Cards? Absolutely not. There is always an entry point, even with vintage Pokemon cards.

What are the best Pokémon expansions? ›

10 Best Expansions In Pokémon TCG: Sword & Shield, Ranked
  • 8 Shining Fates.
  • 7 Darkness Ablaze.
  • 6 Champion's Path.
  • 5 Vivid Voltage.
  • 4 Lost Origin.
  • 3 Celebrations.
  • 2 Crown Zenith.
  • 1 Evolving Skies.
Feb 27, 2023

What are the best Pokémon expansions to invest in? ›

  • CCG brilliant Box. ...
  • Sword & Shield Silver Tempest Booster Bundle. ...
  • Shining Fates Crobat VMAX Premium Collection. ...
  • Pokemon TCG: Sword & Shield Astral Radiance Booster Display Box. ...
  • 7. . ...
  • Shining Legends Special Collection Box Trading Card Set. ...
  • Sword & Shield Zacian Elite Trainer Box. ...
  • Sword & Shield-Rebel Clash Elite Trainer Box.
Feb 25, 2023

What is an expanded Pokémon deck? ›

The Expanded format of the Pokémon Trading Card Game is one of two formats used for officially-sanctioned Play! Pokémon events. It was added to the Standard format in the 2014-2015 season. It allows a greater number of expansions than Standard format but is not as unpredictable in card combinations as Unlimited format.

What is a standard expanded Pokémon deck? ›

The Expanded Format expands the field of available cards back to the Black & White expansion, which released in English in April 2011. Once each year, a handful of sets rotate out of the Standard Format, meaning that those sets become no longer legal for play in the Standard Format.

What is a god pack Pokémon? ›

“God packs” as a concept originated in Magic the Gathering. These rare booster packs get their name for containing only rare cards inside the wrapping.

What is the 1 best Pokémon in the world? ›

1. Mewtwo. If one thing is certain, Mewtwo is the champion of Powerful Pokémon. Standing six-foot, seven inches, and 269 pounds, the scientific creation Mewtwo, is the spawn of a pregnant Mew that had its DNA altered.

What is the most powerful full Pokémon? ›

Arceus is, without a doubt, the most powerful Legendary Pokémon. This Normal type Mythical Pokémon is the creator of the universe and thus the closest that the Pokémon world has to a god.

What is the most expensive Pokémon to trade? ›

Most valuable Pokémon trading cards sold at auction worldwide as of February 2023 (in U.S. dollars)
CharacteristicAuction value in U.S dollars
Illustrator CoroCoro Comics Promo (Pikachu illustrator card)6,000,000
Charizard 1st Edition Shadowless Base Set420,000
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Mar 21, 2023

Is Crown Zenith worth it? ›

The Crown Zenith Collections offer what might be the best balance between promotional Pokémon and packs. Each collection is valued around $20 each at current Market Price, so you're paying close to average for the packs themselves already.

What happens when you run out of deck in Pokémon TCG? ›

When each turn begins, the active player draws a card from the top of their deck; if you run out of cards in your deck and can't draw on your next turn, you lose.

Are Pokémon decks expensive? ›

Average Overall Price: $45

That said, some decks have already been designed to take advantage of what the third booster set in the Sword and Shield TCG series is bringing to the table. This is one such build, and a comfortably affordable one to get a leg-up on where standard play is heading.

What is the most popular format in Pokémon TCG? ›

Standard is often considered by many players to be the default format, and it's arguably the most competitive. Newer players enjoy Standard because it features the latest cards and strategies.

What is the difference between expanded and unlimited Pokémon? ›

What Is Expanded? Expanded is the primary eternal (non-rotating) format for official organised play. Unlike the unofficial Unlimited format, which allows cards from any point in Pokemon's history, Expanded still tries to curate the experience by having a limited card pool.

How many V Pokémon cards are allowed in a deck? ›

As long as you adhere to the 4 named rule per deck. You could have 60 cards that are all different Pokemon V. Assuming there's that many. There's no rule against deck building other than 1: You must have 1 naturally basic Pokemon.


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