Blaziken and Cheer Yell Horn from ‘Infinity Zone!’

Blaziken and Cheer Yell Horn will appear in S3 Infinity Zone! The set will be released on June 5th in Japan, and will then be a part of Darkness Ablaze on August 14th. Thanks goes to Bangiras for the translations!

Blaziken – Fire – HP170
Stage 2 – Evolves from Combusken

Ability: Double Type
This Pokemon is both [R] and [F] type.

[R][C][C] Turbo Drive: 130 damage. Attach a basic Energy card from your discard pile to 1 of your Benched Pokemon.

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


Cheer Yell Horn – Trainer
Item

Each player’s Active Pokemon is now Confused.

You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).

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  1. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish

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    This card's success will depend on how good the Torchic and Combusken end up being. I hope they get abilities. That aside, Blaziken KOs Zacian.
     
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  2. Michael Buchanan Spooky Luna
    Michael Buchanan

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    And it OHKO's Pikarom, this Balziken could make for a good antimeta deck
     
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  3. Nyora A Cat
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    *violent screeching*
     
  4. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

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    I hoped Cheer Yell Horn would search the deck for two Marnie.

    It's actually not a bad card for Jirachi decks, if you can afford the space. Obviously it hinges on your opponent having to spend a resource to switch back, which is not always the case.
     
  5. Wailord's Pokemon Pokemon TCG player. 2019 Worlds Competitor.
    Wailord's Pokemon

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    This card's a gimmick, and it being a stage 2 adds to its clunkiness
     
  6. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

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    This Blaziken looks really good.
     
  7. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

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    • Blaziken - Being a Stage 2 is always a problem. You can't Turn 2 that easily. Yes, KOs Pikarom and Zacian, But expect Pikarom to be bad pos-ro due to loss of L tricks. Zacian will be losing Metal Frying Pan but that won't stop people playing Zacian. It hits Eternatus for weakness as well. You can't bump its 130-dmg up easily. 3-4
    • Cheering Y Horn - I don't see its use. 2 Geodudes
     
  8. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

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    Just use Welder and Rare Candy bro.
     
  9. dmein89 Aspiring Trainer
    dmein89

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    Being a fighting type will also let it 1 shot eternatus v, and it’s dark box friends.
     
  10. Tytus Expanded Best Format
    Tytus

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    I think its success will be more dependent on what is likely to be more prevalent at current tournaments or in the meta game. While the Torchic and Combusken will be important the deck won't be able to succeed if most of its matchups are not weak to it.
     
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  11. Sparkeagle Aspiring Trainer
    Sparkeagle

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    Wish Cheer Yell Horn worked like Judge Whistle except with Marnie
     
  12. SableyeGuy Aspiring Trainer
    SableyeGuy

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    it doesnt ohko if frying pan
     
  13. Nyora A Cat
    Nyora

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    By the time Blaziken is in, Frying Pan is out. Like maybe they'll see 2 weeks worth of interaction but that's it. And it's not like Blaziken will ever see expanded play, lol.
     
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  14. SableyeGuy Aspiring Trainer
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  15. Merovingian Dead Game Enthusiast
    Merovingian

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    I'm actually excited for Cheer Yell Horn. Both because it's the "new" Hypnotoxic Laser" and I can use it in my Imakuni? deck as a 4-of.

    I think it'll be a 1-2 of in Evolution/easy-pivot decks. If you can pop off auto confusion and get yourself from under it at a crucial moment in the game, turning their next "I KO you next turn" into a 50/50 uncertainty has power that I don't think people are giving it credit for. I think it's a powerful card only if you time it right.

    Also, this is one of the new trainers that I hope gets the SR treatment. Especially since last Gen's "enemy Item" was AWFUL (Tormenting Spray).

    That said, I hope we also yet Team Yell Towel or whatever the female Yell Grunt is holding, as an Item as well.
     
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  16. Mimikeon Aspiring Trainer
    Mimikeon

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    I can't believe Imakuni? has been power-crept.
     
  17. Emerfirek Aspiring Trainer
    Emerfirek

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    Blaziken will also hit Eternatus and Crobat for weakness. [R][F] Dual Type looks really good, compared to the previous [P][F] and [L][M] Dual Types.

    The Horn may be helpful for those attackers that do more damage for each special condition, and may also incentivize Galarian Rapidash a bit in those decks.
     
  18. SlamTheHuman Aspiring Trainer
    SlamTheHuman

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    So....You would need a previous turn benched torchic + the candy + the blaziken + the welder + 2 R energy for the welder + 1 Energy left to atached or alredy atached.
    yeah sure, a super easy and consistent SEVEN CARDS - TWO TURNS combo
     
  19. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
    OVERGRO

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    Y'all are missing the real use for the Horn: Copperrajah decks. Our metal elephant friend is immune to Special Conditions!

    Honestly though, I think the next reveal will be something that synergizes more with Yell Horn. Either increasing Damage or granting some bonus to a Pokemon that is Confused -- a flippy risk-reward deck.

    As for Blaziken, it's nice to see dual type Pokemon but I just don't see it happening :(. Stage 2 and the energy cost is just a little bit too high. Might have been more usable with a 2-Energy attack cost + 190HP but even then, sadly, probably not.

    How hard is it to make Stage 2 Pokemon competitive against Pokemon-V (or whatever the big Basic of the era is)...?? It's ridiculous how 99% of Stage 2 mons just end up as binder-fodder despite having interesting niches.
     
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  20. TSA123 i play pokeman
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    two words: galarian rapidash
    also blaziken is a gimmick, sure it hits eternatus for weakness but it doesn’t ohko it, so they can just switch and take the knockout that way
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2020 at 12:54 PM