April 19, 2024

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For the primary time because the swap to the brand new period of Pokémon TCG, it’s all about Charizards once more. With subsequent week’s launch of Obsidian Flames, gamers and collectors will as soon as once more be making a really massive fuss in regards to the cuddle orange dragon, with three completely different ‘Zards to gather within the set. However that’s not all that’s attention-grabbing on this poor set that’s resulting from be instantly overshadowed by Pokémon 151 in September—there are some absolute classics in right here that may’t breathe fireplace in any respect.

For causes greatest recognized to themselves, The Pokémon Firm Worldwide (TPCi) has been oddly shy in regards to the contents of the third set from Scarlet & Violet, Obsidian Flames. Whereas the subsequent set, Pokémon 151, already has an in depth gallery on the official website, Obsidian Flames has solely simply been acknowledged as current in any respect, after which with simply eight playing cards revealed. That is all of the extra peculiar given folks have been capable of open packs of it for over every week now, in the event that they’ve taken half in pre-release Construct & Battle occasions!

Nevertheless, regardless of these odd efforts, gamers do know what all 191 playing cards from the set are literally are, and a few are already creating fairly the excitement. That is boosted by so lots of the playing cards in Obsidian Flames showing internationally similtaneously they’ve first proven up in Japan’s newest assortment, Ruler of the Black Flame. That’s uncommon, the rest-of-world market often having to attend two to 6 months to see playing cards first launched in Japanese.

Because of this we get to tug the gold terastalised Darkish-type Charizard on the identical time, alongside lovely Particular Artwork Rares just like the Geeta and Poppy. So in our most anticipated record, lots of the pics would be the playing cards with the Japanese textual content, given the dearth of official pictures. Nevertheless, the artwork will likely be an identical, not least now we’re all so used to sharing the silver borders.