Friday, July 3, 2015

Talonflame -- Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Review

Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Talonflame from the Roaring Skies Pokemon Card Set.  Talonflame is a stage 2, fire type Pokemon card, with an hp of 130.  It has a x2 weakness to water type Pokemon, no resistance type, 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 Grand Loop, this move requires one colorless energy card to use and allows you to draw 3 cards and switch out Talonflame for one of your benched Pokemon.  Talonflame's second move is called Brave Bird, this move requires two energy cards to use and does 90 damage, however Talonflame does do 20 damage to itself.

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 below average Stage 1 Pokemon card, it only had one move, which was quite weak, and had a low HP, the only good thing about it was that it had a free retreat cost.  So knowing this about Fletchinder and looking at this Talonflame card, I would not recommend using this line in a deck.  I say this because Talonflame's HP is a tad low, and neither move it has is that great, Brave Bird does do well above average damage for the amount of energy cards required but it does do 20 damage to itself which will make Talonflame's already low HP seem even lower.  So unless you really like this Pokemon line, I would not recommend using it in a deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 2 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion this is a below average Stage 2 Pokemon card from the Roaring Skies set.  Besides having a free retreat cost and the Ability to do 90 damage, this card isn't that great, it has a lower HP and does damage to itself when attacking.  Together with Fletchinder from this set, I can't give these two cards higher than a 2 out of 5 rating, they shouldn't be used.

Tomorrow's Pokemon Card:
So thanks for reading today's Pokemon card review of Talonflame from the Roaring Skies set, stay tuned for tomorrow's card review of Articuno, 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 --
What was the first English set to include a Talonflame card?
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.


Cabal said...

The first English set to include a Talonflame card was XY set released on 5th February, 2014.


dauntlez R4 said...

The first English set was X and Y
Dauntlez R4

Chasista said...

X and Y was the first English set.


tara issermoyer said...

The first set was XY


ALEX I said...

The first set was XY


Gordon Ramsay said...

The first English set was X and Y

Gordon Ramsay

Kai Tung Ng said...

The first English expansion to include a Talonflame card (Rare Holo; 28/146) was the XY Base Set (released on February 5, 2014).

Kai Tung Ng

Michele Petrillo said...

Xy as a holo user Larry Goldstein.

Joshuacockatiels said...

The first English set to include Talonflame was the XY1 set.

My Youtube account is the same as my name: Joshuacockatiels.

The Pokemon Cards Collector said...

The first English set to Include Talonflame was XY which was released on February 5 2014
The Pokemon Cards Collector

Matt Poldy said...

First English Pokemon card set to include the pokemon Talonflame was X and Y

Matt Poldy said...

cool fact i have 2 charizard G lvl.X`s from 2008

PrimetimePokemon said...

Congrats to dauntlez R4 for winning!

dauntlez R4 said...


dauntlez R4 said...

i havent received the code yet