Talonflame V, Hero’s Bath Revealed from ‘Shocking Volt Tackle!’

A new Talonflame V and Hero’s Bath will be featured in S4 Shocking Volt Tackle! The set will be released in Japan on September 18th. A big thanks goes to bangiras for translating!

Talonflame V – Fire – HP190
Basic Pokemon

[C] Fast Flight: If you go first, you can use this attack on your first turn. Discard your hand and draw 6 cards.

[R][R][C] Crimson Wings: 160 damage. Discard an Energy from this Pokemon.

When your Pokemon V is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: Lightning (x2)
Resistance: Fighting (-30)
Retreat: 0


Hero’s Bath – Trainer
Stadium

Each Basic Pokemon in play takes 20 less damage from their opponent’s attacks.

This card stays in play when you play it. Discard this card if another Stadium card comes into play. If another card with the same name is in play, you can’t play this card.

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  1. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
    Yaginku

    Member

    As always, Talonflame goes fast.

    Hero's Bath is weirdly effective for Tag Teams, when so many other cards are straight-up anti-GX.
     
  2. Kaizaac Aspiring Trainer
    Kaizaac

    Member

    Talonflame seems like it might be ok as a one-off in fire decks. Heroes bath is cool, might se play in decks like Lucmetal-Zacian or ADP Zacian.
     
  3. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

    Member

    MY BOY GOT A V CARD.
    I NEED IT.
     
  4. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish

    Member

    HE'S SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
     
  5. Tytus Expanded Best Format
    Tytus

    Member

    So please tell me why basics are still getting more tools and stages 1s and 2s are still being shoved to the curb.
     
  6. CatchTheGleam Aspiring Trainer
    CatchTheGleam

    Member

    Can't say I agree with even more Basic support... However, dropping this with a Cape'd Dubwool V late game will make a great, hard hitting final wall that your opponent will have to deal with, requiring 310 damage to OHKO. This doesn't apply to ADPZ of course, they can just gust up Dedenne/Crobat/Eldegoss and take 3 prizes for game.
     
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  7. johnwick Aspiring Trainer
    johnwick

    Member

    So, Hero's Bath plus Lucario Melmetal GX Attack plus Zamazenta Sturdy Steel Ability plus whatever is still Standard, since metal frying pan is out, means that specific Zamazenta will take minimum 70 less damage from attacks. Of course, your opponent's basics will take 20 less, but your opponent will have difficulty taking down your Zamazenta. What other cards are there that helps?
     
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  8. Diego Lima Aspiring Trainer
    Diego Lima

    Member

    Am I the only one who thinks all this "cards that absolutely negate or f*** up entire niches of other cards" that seems to have clogged up the game more and more over the years is cheap and uninteresting as a design philosophy?

    (I know the cards spoiled have nothing to do with this, the topic came to mind from some of the comments)
     
  9. Z_dude Aspiring Trainer
    Z_dude

    Member

    Who wants to bet when they translate it eventually that it will be hero's sauna or something lame like that
     
  10. Hongo Aspiring Trainer
    Hongo

    Member

    Enjoying the fact that more and more V cards are featuring more than just art by 5ban Graphics.
     
  11. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
    OVERGRO

    Member

    Allow me to make an edit:

    Each Stage 2 Pokemon in play takes 50 less damage from their opponent’s Pokemon V's attacks.

    Ah yes. Much better.
     
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  12. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

    Member

    It's called Hero's Bath in the actual games, so I'd assume it's gonna stay the same :p
     
  13. Z_dude Aspiring Trainer
    Z_dude

    Member

    yah i realised that after i posted that... but then i started thinking wait what happened to power plant it was origanaly like abandoned power factory or something like that
     
  14. AshCo Coming back with the BLOST
    AshCo

    Member

    Well that Talonflame looks really nice. Definitely one of the better artworks we’ve seen this generation on an Ultra Rare. Keep us stuff like that and I just might start being more interested in these sets, just like what Tag Teams did for me.
     
  15. Nyora A Cat
    Nyora

    Member

    I hear everyone complaining about more basic support when one: heros bath aint that good and two: numbers and speed are really the problem. Look at metagross and gardevoir in early sm. You need a slower format and/or ACTUALLY good evolutions to make them good. That's why cards like VMAXs, evolution cards, are starting to be good. They have big number.
     
  16. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
    Number51x

    Member

    Talonflame's turn 1 attack is fine if your deck works best behind on prizes. That's gonna get KO'd. If it switched to the bench too, that would be awesome.
     
  17. JustInBasil Aspiring Trainer
    JustInBasil

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  18. ronangorski Aspiring Trainer
    ronangorski

    Member

    Waiting.....
     
  19. Shinxed3 Get Shinxed bro
    Shinxed3

    Member

    Day 4,859 of waiting for a new Mantyke card:

    maybe next year lol
     
  20. Nekoban Ryo Schizoid Manchild
    Nekoban Ryo

    Member

    That Dewott art is gorgeous! I've always thought Dewott had a cool design, but so few of its artworks do it justice...
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2020