Talonflame from ‘Jet-Black Spirit!’

A new Talonflame has been revealed from S6k Jet-Black Spirit! The twin S6 sets will release on April 23rd and many of the cards from those sets will then become part of our Chilling Reign set in June. Thanks goes to Bangiras for translations!

Talonflame – Colorless – HP140
Stage 2 – Evolves from Fletchinder

[C] Corner: 40 damage. During your opponent’s next turn, the Defending Pokemon can’t retreat.

[C][C] Nitro Dive: 80+ damage. If this Pokemon has any [R] Energy attached to it, this attack does 80 more damage.

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

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  1. Diego Lima Aspiring Trainer
    Diego Lima

    Member

    Yup, they are definitely killing it in the artwork department.
     
  2. JustInBasil Grass-Type Gym Leader
    JustInBasil

    News Staff Member

    It's a shame that this Talonflame is yet another bad single prizer.
     
  3. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
    The Rhyperior

    Member

    • Talonflame - Mega Bland 3000! 2
     
  4. Tytus Expanded Best Format
    Tytus

    Member

    If only the card lived up to the standard of the art work.
     
  5. FireLizard Dragon shipper
    FireLizard

    Member

    I really expected something bad.
    I wasn't wrong.

    Poor my boy Talonflame.
     
  6. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
    Poke_collector

    Member

    Why does everyone think every card made has to be good/ playable? Why can’t they be for collecting purposes as well?
     
    Hongo likes this.
  7. Michael Stadler Aspiring Trainer
    Michael Stadler

    Member

    Because cards can be both good and collectible. And it has zero downside for collecting purpose if the card is good?
     
  8. The Fish 0.o
    The Fish

    Member

    I'm trying to figure out where Talonflame is in the card art (in the games). Does anyone know?
     
  9. Bongooo Eternatus VMAX is Mega Rayquaza's goth phase
    Bongooo

    Member

    Back in my day where you could start a game with a talonflame
     
  10. don()shinobi PokeBeach's Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast. I guess.
    don()shinobi

    Member

    mods are asleep
     
  11. BugBoyInaButterflyExhibit Aspiring Trainer
    BugBoyInaButterflyExhibit

    Member

    Haven't played since I was a kid, but interested in learning again. Is this card bad primarily due to being a Stage 2 instead of a basic that can be deployed right away?
     
  12. Hydroi-gon Casual Player
    Hydroi-gon

    Member

    Its bad because the damage is too low and its nothing really special. In this era, 160 damage isnt groundbreaking now that we have 300+ HP Pokemon that do much higher damage or have good effects, like hitting the bench or ignoring other abilities. The retreating block may be nice, but since switch is a commonly used card its practically useless.
     
  13. NicoNoo Meta/budget player
    NicoNoo

    Member

    Spikemuth can build up 4-8 damage counters per turn depending on your number of Switch/Birdkeeper in hand. Old Cemetery is limited to two and two damage counters per turn alone.
     
    Diego Lima likes this.
  14. BugBoyInaButterflyExhibit Aspiring Trainer
    BugBoyInaButterflyExhibit

    Member

    Gotcha, thanks.
     
    Hydroi-gon likes this.
  15. Diego Lima Aspiring Trainer
    Diego Lima

    Member

    I hope amazing rare Jirachi does the job once stellar wish rotates, it’ll most likely be the best option available for the same role the old one has, right?
     
  16. Diego Lima Aspiring Trainer
    Diego Lima

    Member

    Looks like a temple of sorts, but that’s all I got lol
     
    The Fish likes this.
  17. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
    Charmaster:)

    Member

    I don’t think Poké-Collector is saying it’s a GOOD thing that these cards aren’t playable, but rather that it’s sad that everyone is saying that these cards are UTTERLY WORTHLESS just because I they aren’t top-tier competitive. And to be honest, I agree, it feels like an echo-chamber full of people trampling over anything and everything that isn’t top-tier, with a light sprinkling of people commenting on how great the artwork is and how happy they are that such and such a Pokémon has been represented.
     
  18. Legends#23 Aspiring Trainer
    Legends#23

    Member

    Anybody know when we will get the full reveal for the rest of S6? The set releases in 10 days in Japan correct?
     
  19. steffenka Miss Vaanjie
    steffenka

    Member

    To me it looks a little like either the Train Station from Crown Tundra, or one of the buildings in Freezington :)
     
    The Fish likes this.
  20. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer
    Kangaflora

    Member

    With the release date getting closer, I predict that the full set list will be revealed either this Friday or this Saturday, as they nearly always reveal the full set list at least seven days before the sets are released.
     
    Diego Lima, The Fish and Legends#23 like this.