Saturday, November 29, 2014

Talonflame -- Phantom Forces Pokemon Card Review

Talonflame Phantom Forces Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Talonflame from the Phantom Forces 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 one colorless energy card retreat cost.  Talonflame does not have an Ability but it does have two moves.  The first move that this card has is called Acrobatics, this move requires one fire energy card and does 30 damage plus 30 more damage for each heads you get when flipping two coins.  Talonflame's second move is called Jet Shoot, this move requires three energy cards, two fire and one colorless, and does 120 damage, however if your opponent attacks Talonflame during their next turn, damage done to Talonflame is increased by 40.

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 I have only reviewed Fletchinder so far because Fletchling is a colorless type Pokemon and will be reviewed in a few weeks.  I thought Fletchinder was a slightly below average Stage 1 Pokemon card because it only had 80 HP, but other than that it was a good card.  So knowing this about Fletchinder, I could potentially see using Fletchinder in the active Pokemon for a turn or two, then evolving it in the active Pokemon spot to get more HP and to be able to do more damage, or just keeping the entire line on the bench until Talonflame has three energy cards on it.  Either way, I preferably would use Acrobatics most turns attaching Trick Coin as a tool card to Talonflame, that way you have a better chance at doing 90 damage a turn for only one energy card.  But I would make sure to have three energy cards on Talonflame in the case where you need to knock out a Pokemon in one turn, I would then use Jet Shoot and do 120 damage a turn.  I could definitely see myself using this card and this line in a deck and would include a 2-2-2 or 1-1-1 line in at least a dual type fire deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is an above average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Phantom Forces set.  I like that this card has a very low retreat cost and two moves, both moves able to do above average damage.  I would give this card an even better rating if it had a higher HP, but when the HP is a little lower for a Stage 2 card and Jet Shoot can increase damage by 40, you'll definitely have to use some Potion cards to keep this card alive.  But overall, I would definitely recommend using this line in a deck, even if Fletchling is average when I review it, you should definitely consider using this line in a deck.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Talonflame from the Phantom Forces set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Litleo, which is from this same set.  Make sure to check below for the Free Pokemon TCG Online Codes!

Free Pokemon TCG Online Code Cards:
Today's Quiz for a Pokemon TCG Online Code Card --
At what level does Fletchinder evolve into Talonflame?
Please respond by including your YouTube username and link to your YouTube channel.  If the question is quite tough, the first correct comment will win, otherwise I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner.


Daniel Chen said...

Fletchinder evolves into Talonflame starting at Level 35.
Daniel Chen

sambhav said...

At level 35 fletchinder involves into talonflame

Sambhav Garg

crosswise98 said...

Lvl 35

brezaboy said...

Fletchinder evolves into Talonflame at level 35


Niruth Kashyap said...

Level 35

YouTube name: Niruth Kashyap


Jackie Rissmiller said...

it evolves at lvl 35

Jackie rissmiller

Tauhid Ibrahim said...


Tauhid Ibrahim

TCG Flame said...

lvl 35

TCG Flame

Hao Kuang said...

lVl 35


pokemon 73 said...

Level 35


Lily Gvozden said...

level 35

Lily Gvozden

Poke Chief said...

fletchinder evolves into talonflame at lvl 35

poke chief

Kashveen Pillai said...

Fletchinder evolves into Talonflame at Level 25!!

ichigo lover said...


ichigo lover

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to Lily Gvozden for winning!

timi98 said...

I have the same card