Saturday, December 31, 2016

Talonflame -- Steam Siege Pokemon Card Review

Talonflame Steam Siege Pokemon Card
Pokemon Card Overview:
Today's Pokemon Card Review is of Talonflame from the Steam Siege Pokemon Card Set.  Talonflame is a stage 2, colorless type Pokemon card, with a 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's Ability is called Gale Wings and says that if Talonflame is in your hand when you're setting up to play, you may put it face down as your active Pokemon.  Besides the Ability, Talonflame just has one move called Aero Blitz, for one colorless energy card this move does 40 damage, and allows you to search your deck for up to 2 cards and put them into your hand.

Pokemon Card Strategy:
So as far as strategy goes, since Gale Wings prevents you from having to use the first two Pokemon in this evolution line, this section of my post is really out the window.  Both Fletchling and Fletchinder from this set were below average cards, both having low HP, but otherwise solid.  If you're going to use this line in a deck at all, you'll only want to use 4 Talonflame, no other Pokemon from this line, that gives you something like a 40% chance of getting Talonflame when you draw cards to start the game, you can then put a Stage 2 Pokemon in the active Pokemon, attach one energy card to it, and then worry about setting up your benched Pokemon.  This is a very popular strategy in the metagame right now, because if you hit with Talonflame, you can do 40 damage a turn for one energy card, you can search your deck for two cards every turn, and when you're done with Talonflame you can retreat it for free, plus, Talonflame BREAK can also be used with this card to make it even better.  Albeit, if you're a more conservative player and want to avoid risk, playing Talonflame isn't a great choice, because if you don't get Talonflame to start, and even if you do, you have essentially wasted 3 or 4 spots in your deck.

Pokemon Card Rating:
I would give this card a 4 out of 5 rating.  In my opinion if used by itself without Fletchling and Fletchinder, this card has the potential to be amazing, but like I mentioned above, with less than a 50% chance at actually using this card if you have 4 in a deck, it is either boom or bust with this card.  As a whole, this line would get a 3 out of 5 rating from me, but again, I would not play this whole line, I would keep Talonflame by itself.

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

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True or False?  Talonflame is the most valuable rare non holo card in the Steam Siege set.
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5 comments:

kashwinner said...

It's true because I tried to get one and yup couldn't get it.

Kashvinder Mann
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVtvhCcxu1LlCUuftWc2MwQ

Gurmehar Singh said...

Yes lso no also becaude it will very useful in battles as it can use its ability and can call any 2 cards from the deck but its attacks are not powerful enough.

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Martin Atenco said...


It is valuable because of the ability "gale wings", if you get to start with it you can use it and set yourself up. But it was a down side, the chances of getting talonflame into your hand the first time is lower then 50%, so it is valuable, but with a downside.

True, talonflame is the most valuable non holo rare card in steam siege set, because of the ability gale wings.

Martin Atenco said...


i forgot to put my youtube name, i'm sorry

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe7iXvr113nhB5K2cacXBFw