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Pokemon: Obsidian Flames Expansion On The Way

The next Pokemon Trading Card Game expansion set will be called Scarlet & Violet—Obsidian Flames. Obsidian Flames will release worldwide on August 11th, 2023.

The expansion will introduce a new kind of Pokemon to the game: Tera Pokemon ex. Tera cards are versions with altered Energy. These Pokemon will attack using their traditional Energy type, but will have a Weakness from the altered energy.

It’s been reported that not only will there will be a Charizard in this set, but it will be in the form of a Tera ex card!

All told, the set will include:

  • 15 Pokemon ex cards
  • 6 Tera Pokemon ex cards
  • 12 illustration rare cards
  • 6 special illustration rare cards
  • 12 ultra rare full-art etched cards
  • 3 hyper rare gold etched cards

The set will come in the form of booster packs with 10 cards and 1 Basic Energy, and those will come in 36-pack displays, at $161.64. There’ll also be a 6-pack Booster Bundle for $26.94 and Sleeved Booster Packs for $4.49.

Elite Trainer Box

There will also be an Obsidian Flames Elite Trainer Box, Which will include:

  • 11 Obsidian Flames Booster Packs
  • A full-art foil Charmander promo card
  • 65 Charmander card sleeves
  • 45 Energy cards
  • 6 damage-counter dice
  • A competition-legal coin-flip die
  • 2 plastic condition markers
  • A storage box with 4 dividers
  • A guide to playing with the Obsidian Flames expansion
  • A code for Pokemon TCG Live

The MSRP for this box will be $59.99.

About the Author
Dve (pronounced "Dave") is a long-time hobby gamer who writes about and plays board games, miniatures games, card games, and tabletop role-playing games. He also works part-time at a Friendly Local Gaming Store in northern Indiana.

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