The Pokémon Company has today revealed the next set of TCG cards in the Scarlet and Violet series. The collection is titled 'Obsidian Flames' and is lined up to release on 11th August.
This news was shared by Serebii.net, which noted that the collection will consist of over 190 cards including 15 Pokémon-ex cards (holding higher hit points and more powerful attacks) and six different Tera Pokémon-ex cards — Darkness Tera Type Charizard ex and Lightning Tera Type Tyranitar ex have been confirmed for the latter.
You can check out some of the packs' Tera Type-inspired art below — we are particular fans of that Dragonite design:
For a little more information on the collection, The Pokémon Company has shared the following summary and details:
Red-hot embers illuminate the pitch-black night and sparks flare into an inferno as Charizard ex surges forth with newfound powers of darkness! The glittering Terastal phenomenon imbues some Pokémon ex like Tyranitar, Eiscue, and Vespiquen with different types than usual, while Dragonite ex and Greedent ex show mastery of their own inner strengths. Not to be outdone, Revavroom ex, Melmetal ex, and more Pokémon promise to change the course of battle in the Scarlet & Violet—Obsidian Flames expansion!
- Over 190 cards
- Type-shifted Tera Pokémon ex with a crystalline appearance, including a Darkness-type Charizard ex
- More than 20 brand-new Pokémon ex: a new take on a returning game mechanic
- More than 15 Trainer cards
- Dozens of Pokémon and Trainer cards with special illustrations
An Elite Trainer Box has also been revealed for the collection which can now be pre-ordered from the official Pokémon Center store for $59.99. The Box contains 11 booster packs, two different full-art foil promo cards, 45 energy cards, a player's guide to the set and much more.
We're excited to see what these new packs look like in the flesh when the set releases in just a few months' time.
What do you make of Obsidian Flames? Will you be picking some up? Let us know in the comments.
[source pokemon.com, via serebii.net]
If fandom is feeling a bit shaky there is but one solution: Feature Charizard.
How many of the recent sets have featured a super valuable Charizard card now?
Left the TCG scene years ago during the end of the B/W era with all the EX cards and stuff, and came back briefly a few years ago when Sword/Shield TCG cards first came out, then I stopped for good. It’s very interesting how much the TCG has grown and changed, I just can’t keep up.
@RupeeClock I lose count. They release a new one every few sets or so. But I do find it telling that they put Zard on the front cover only a few months after the release of a completely new gen.
@Cashews lol indeed. Also when the GO community is shaky, release a pikachu with a hat or announce a dragon community day.
@Friendly what is sad is - it works. We adults are in the minority. Kids probably really don't care and their parents even less.
I just buy a booster every now and then because I like the pictures. I know how to play but got nobody to play with, and I probably don't have any decks that are compatible with whatever the rules are now
Honestly the card packs look very pretty. I guess that’s Tera typing for you. Makes everything look pretty.
@ComfyAko I just buy the best cards without ripping packs now. It is so much cheaper and you get exactly what you want. The $5 pack price can net you some top tier alternate arts. Ripping packs usually nets you nothing.
@Cashews True, but something you just need the thrill of unexpected. But yeah, maybe I'll switch to buy the cards I like
@ComfyAko I do every now and then. But honestly it is so much more satisfying just having a great card rather than opening up 3 duds in a row - to the tune of $15. $15 can legit buy you a card you, and most other people, love - and possibly be worth something in the distant future.
look up $5-15 cards on tcgplayer. There are really some fantastic ones that you may not get in 10 or more packs.
I just started playing with the ScarletViolet set. I just got my first set and really happy with how my deck is using it. I look forward to playing more of the cards from Paldea. This set really looks awesome!
@Cashews I'll look it up sometime. But I'll probably buy something that won't be worth anything because, like I said, I just buy them for the pictures
@ComfyAko the ones with the prettiest pictures are generally worth the most. I looked up a close to $15 one for an example. Look at the Galarian Gallery set - Raikou V. Beaut card.
I pick the ones that are the prettiest to me - and of the Mons I enjoy the most. They are usually not the top tier valuable. I do buy a booster box from each set and keep it sealed. My best is Evolving Skies - which I won't open now.
So... The mascot of this one is Charizard, huh? I think it's mainly about fire types.
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