Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Talonflame -- Pokemon X and Y Card Review

Talonflame Pokemon X and Y Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Talonflame from the X and Y Pokemon Card Set.  Talonflame is a stage 2, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to lightning type Pokemon, a -20 resistance to fighting type Pokemon, and a free retreat cost.  Talonflame does not have an Ability but it does have two moves, the first move that this card has is called Devastating Wind and for one colorless energy card this move makes your opponent shuffle their hand into their deck and makes them draw 4 new cards.  Talonflame's second move is called Flare Blitz, this move requires 2 fire energy cards and does 100 damage, however you have to discard all fire energy cards attached to Talonflame after using this move.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Talonflame is a stage 2 Pokemon card, you'll first have to get Fletchling into play and then evolve it into Fletchinder before you can evolve Fletchinder into Talonflame, both of those Pokemon are from this set however Fletchling is a colorless type Pokemon so I haven't reviewed that card yet, but I have reviewed Fletchinder and it was a below average card, because Talonflame has a free retreat cost, you'll always want to set it up on the bench first.  I personally wouldn't use this line at all in a deck, but because Talonflame does have a free retreat cost and can do 100 damage for two energy cards, you can use a 1-1-1 line of Fletchling, Fletchinder, and Talonflame, set up Talonflame on the bench, put two energy cards on it, then use Flare Blitz one turn and retreat it the next turn, and then put two more energy cards on it on the bench.  Other than that there isn't much strategy around this card and if you don't like having to attach energy card after energy card to Pokemon, definitely don't use this card in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 3 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an average stage 2 Pokemon card from the X and Y set.  I like its free retreat cost and the fact it can do 100 damage for only two energy cards.  This card is only average though because neither move it has is that great considering not just damage, and at 130 hp, it has a pretty low hp for a stage 2 card.  Since I haven't reviewed Fletchling yet, I will give the 2nd two evolutions in this line a 2 out of 5 rating, I probably wouldn't use them in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Talonflame from the X and Y set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Blastoise EX Full Art, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

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How many fire type Pokemon cards are in this set?
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ilija Rošić said...

there are 9 fire type pokemon

teng jinchung said...


teng jinchung

Peters Peter said...

There are 9 fire-type Pokemon in this set.


Tomy Lim said...



Johnson Loungsay said...



Johnson Loungsay

Cabal said...

There are 9 fire type Pokemon cards in the X & Y set.



Lucas Pigeon said...

9 fire type pokemon.

Lucas Pigeon


Takku said...

There are 9 Fire-type Pokemon in the XY set.

Username: Tushar Shrotriya

Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4xQX7TmWfrJJeeoN9wCQlw
(same as http://www.youtube.com/user/tushartakku)

abrar sarwar said...

only 9


Rai Peter said...



Fabián Orellana said...

Nine cards



Terry Bogard said...

There are 9 Fire-type Pokemon in this set


Rizaul Haque said...

There are 9 fire type Pokemon.

Username: Rizaul Haque

Sufiyan Sarwar said...



Rolands Anspoks said...



Rolands Anspoks

Jacob Lin said...



PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to ilija Rošić for winning!

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