Braixen and Delphox Revealed from ‘Forbidden Light!’

Braixen and Delphox have just been revealed from SM6 Forbidden Light. The set will be released in Japan on March 2nd and then in America on May 4th. Thanks goes to Jake C. for the translations!

Braixen – Fire – HP90
Stage 1 – Evolves from Fennekin

[R] Flare: 20 damage.

[R][R][C] Flamethrower: 80 damage. Discard an Energy from this Pokemon.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2


Delphox – Fire – HP150
Stage 2 – Evolves from Braixen

Ability: Magical Torch
Once during your turn (before you attack), you may leave your opponent’s Active Pokemon Burned.

[R][R][C][C] Fire Spin: 150 damage. Discard 2 Energy from this Pokemon.

Weakness: Water (x2)
Resistance: none
Retreat: 2

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  1. MultX Aspiring Trainer
    MultX

    Advanced Member Member

    Why so weak...
     
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  2. BULBASUAR BOIIIIII Aspiring Trainer
    BULBASUAR BOIIIIII

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  3. NeedleKingSR Night March is overrated
    NeedleKingSR

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    I guess it could potentially see a little play in expanded with XY Base Delphox as just a way of dealing a little more damage, but overall, kinda trash. Or some people might play it with something like that Infernape from ULP...?
     
  4. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

    Member

    2 Stage 2s, NO!

    • Delphox - Worst Weakness, worst RC, worst Attack. The fact that this doesn't synergize with Volcanion hurts this card so much. Too bad that it can deal 150-200 for 4 but you'll exert too much effort to do it. Hugh! Greninja is our only hope, but I doubt that it'll be expensive given that their pre-evos has 2 AC in their attack. Hopefully it won't happen. 2-3 Geodudes
     
  5. fleshrum April in Kalos...
    fleshrum

    Member

    VeryVnice attack.
     
  6. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

    Member

    Can I enumerate the 15 Trainers of Forbidden Light?
    1. Ultra Space
    2. Beast Ring
    3. Ultra Recon Squad (Dulse and Zossie)
    4. Wake
    5. Metal Frying Pan
    6. Lysandre Prism
    7. Mystery Treasure
    8. Eneporter
    9. Fossil Excavation Map
    10. Bonnie
    11. Lysandre Labs
    12. ???
    13. ???
    14. ???
    15. ???
     
  7. Red Chaser Aspiring Trainer
    Red Chaser

    Member

    If Zygarde-GX can get a supporter to synergise with, Greninja-GX can get a Ash Trainer card.
     
  8. ABSOLutely Aspiring Trainer
    ABSOLutely

    Member

    I knew it! It sucks and Greninja GX will probably be a meta card... which I hate.
     
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  9. DKQuagmire Aspiring Trainer
    DKQuagmire

    Member

    If the Pokemon company are kind enough to give us a 2-2-2 line of this card in our Forbidden light pre-release boxes, then I can see this card being OK. not good but OK. well nothing compared to the pre-release boxes in ultra prism giving us 2-2-2 lines of empoleon and 2-2-2 lines of garchomp and even 2-2-2 magnezone line, which all 3 will see lots of play this next season.

    Out side of the pre-release meta, it kind of stinks.
    free burn is nice to have on an ability, but the nerf to burn, via the new burn rules in the sun and moon base set pre-constructed theme decks, makes burn one of the weakest status conditions in the game.
     
  10. Registeel379 Aspiring Trainer
    Registeel379

    Member

    Delphox & Infernape/Salazzzzzzzle? Interesting status condition deck could form especially with Delphox/Salazzzzzzzle/Seviper/Darkrai GX possibly.

    Attack is meh especially with no fire acceleration- better to use turtonator gx even if giving up two prize cards.

    I give it 3 Regis
     
  11. joffreyspikes #Drampazizzle
    joffreyspikes

    Member

    On closer inspection, I'm pretty sure that that Greninja has a retreat cost of 2...that would be off the scale bad for the success of the card.
     
  12. Jermaine Aspiring Trainer
    Jermaine

    Member

    Greninja from the forbidden light picture seems to be expensive to charge, you need (w)(c)(c) to use it's attack, maybe it'll have an ability like 3 damage counters to 1 ex or gx Pokemon, or so. Delphox is my favorite starter of gen 6, it's sad to see it be barely unplayable, you need to break evolve in order to play it, meaning you lose the chance to do burn :c.
     
  13. Wechselbalg

    Member

    Ok I knew it, not even the ability can save it...Naturally Greninja has to take the spotlight again and Delphox gets a crappy card. At least FCO and XY Delphox (and even the BREAK) were decent but this is total garbage.
     
  14. Tapu Lele I'm the reason why your wallet is empty
    Tapu Lele

    Forum Mod Member

    Bad cards, bad abilities...
    '
    WE'RE BACK IN KALOS, BABY!
     
  15. salti Stay Salty
    salti

    Member

    This could be good with the infernape from ultra prism with its ability says that instead of putting 2 damage counters for burn put 6.
     
  16. Gameguard Aspiring Trainer
    Gameguard

    Member

    Im going woth garninja is
    250hp water type 2 energy retreat and grass type weakness
    Ability is in the shadows. Pokemom abilitys cant target graninja
    Atrack 1 is 1water 2 colorless
    Does base 90 plus 30 more for each water enegy u discard from hand
    Gx attack 1 water energy does 60 damage to all pokemon with a ability
     
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  17. Calcab Aspiring Trainer
    Calcab

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    it's been revealed in a scan greninja's both attacks have WCC cost
     
  18. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
    AuraJackle

    Member

    This is some hot trash
     
  19. Shfinx I Solemnly Swear To Never Play a Meta Deck
    Shfinx

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    I feel like their trying to low-key get people to play a Delphox/Infernape deck. It's way too clunky to be competitive, but could be a fun cheese deck. While I don't think the card is trash, I definitely don't think it's very good either. It's just kinda there.

    Sometimes TPCi has trouble doing what they want. They want to make a double stage two deck, they give us this. The wanted to make non-basic Pokemon strong, they printed Max Elixer. Sorry, that was off topic. I just can't help but laugh when I remember that happening. To be fair, though, they did make non-basic Pokemon strong, it just took them a bit longer.
     
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  20. Mr. Rhyperior The Drill Pokemon. An evolve form of Rhydon.
    Mr. Rhyperior

    Member

    You can still do burn with Delphox BREAK under FBL Delphox, it gives an additional capability not taking the previous ones. Too bad becausd you'll beplayin' a Stage 3 deck.