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Pokemon Obsidian Flames

May 25, 2023 — Today, The Pokémon Company International unveiled the next expansion in the bestselling Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG), Scarlet & Violet—Obsidian Flames, which will launch at participating retailers worldwide beginning Aug. 11, 2023.
 
The upcoming Scarlet & Violet—Obsidian Flames expansion will introduce type-shifted Tera Pokémon ex to the Pokémon TCG, where certain Tera Pokémon ex cards will feature a different Energy type. For example, Trainers will see Charizard ex as a Darkness type versus its usual Fire type, as well as Tyranitar ex as a Lightning type versus its usual Fighting type or Darkness type. When attacking, type-shifted Tera Pokémon ex will use the same Energy as their usual type; however, they will have a different Weakness that corresponds with their shifted type. These cards will also follow the same rules as normal Pokémon ex — when Knocked Out, the type-shifted Tera Pokémon ex gives up two Prize cards instead of one.
 
Noteworthy cards from the expansion include:

  • 15 Pokémon ex and six Tera Pokémon ex
  • 12 illustration rare Pokémon
  • Six special illustration rare Pokémon and Supporter cards
  • 12 ultra rare full-art etched Pokémon ex and Supporter cards
  • Three hyper rare gold etched cards

 
Scarlet & Violet—Obsidian Flames will be available in booster packs, Elite Trainer Boxes and special collections at Pokémon Center online and participating retailers worldwide.