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For the primary time for the reason that 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 huge fuss concerning the cuddly orange dragon, with three completely different ‘Zards to gather within the set. However that’s not all that’s fascinating on this poor set that’s because of be instantly overshadowed by Pokémon 151 in September—there are some absolute classics in right here that may’t breathe hearth in any respect.
For causes greatest identified to themselves, The Pokémon Firm Worldwide (TPCi) has been oddly shy concerning 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 web site, Obsidian Flames has solely simply been acknowledged as present in any respect, after which with simply eight playing cards revealed. That is all of the extra peculiar given individuals 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!
Nonetheless, 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 normally having to attend two to 6 months to see playing cards first launched in Japanese.
Which means that we get to drag the gold terastalised Darkish-type Charizard on the identical time, alongside stunning Particular Artwork Rares just like the Geeta and Poppy. So in our most anticipated checklist, plenty of the pics would be the playing cards with the Japanese textual content, given the dearth of official photographs. Nonetheless, the artwork will likely be similar, not least now we’re all so used to sharing the silver borders.