There’s a brand-new Obsidian Flames set coming to Pokemon TCG and we’ve got everything you need to know, from the release date to a brand-new Charizard EX reveal.

It’s that time again, when new Pokemon The Card Game cards arrive for the fanbase to go crazy over. This time around, Pokemon TCG is breaking the mold with Obsidian Flames, the first set to introduce Tera Types!

First introduced in Scarlet & Violet, Terastallization is a phenomenon that allows a Pokemon to change its type or boost its natural powers, as well as giving it a new crystalline aura.

Now, the mechanic is set to arrive in Pokemon TCG, and with it comes some spectacular new cards.

When Is Pokemon Obsidian Flames’ Release Date?

The new Pokemon TCG set, Obsidian Flames, will release on August 11, 2023.

The set will contain cards from the Japanese ‘Ruler of the Black Flame’ expansion which was released on July 28, 2023.

Pokemon Obsidian Flames' Release Date

Additionally, cards first released in Japan’s Triplet Beat, Snow Hazard, and Clay Burst that didn’t make their way into Paldea Evolved will also be arriving at last.

What Are Tera Pokemon Cards in Obsidian Flames?

Tera Pokemon are special cards that often have different typings from their normal variants. The Pokemon also get a crystal aura to reflect their new typing.

In Pokemon TCG, all Tera Pokemon have the following effect:

As long as this Pokemon is on your Bench, prevent all damage done to this Pokemon by attacks (both yours and your opponent’s).

Although all the Pokemon’s moves will require the same energy as usual, the card’s weakness will change to match their new type.

For example, the Darkness Tera Type Charizard EX featured in Obsidian Flames is weak to Grass, rather than Water.

However some Tera Pokemon do not change type, such as Obsidian Flames’ Dragonite and Greedent, but instead offer a more powerful mastery of their own types.

All Tera Cards in Obsidian Flames

NameImageTera TypeRarity
Tyranitar EXPokemon TCG Tyranitar EX TERALightningDouble Rare
Tyranitar EXTyranitar EX Ultra Rare TeraLightningUltra Rare
Vespiquen EXVespiquen EX TeraPsychicDouble Rare
Vespiquen EXVespiquen EX Tera Ultra RarePsychicUltra Rare
Dragonite EXDragonite EX TeraDragonDouble Rare
Greedent EXGreedent EX TeraColorlessDouble Rare
Eiscue EXEiscue EX TeraFireDouble Rare
Charizard EXCharizard EX TeraDarknessDouble Rare
Charizard EXCharizard EX Tera Ultra RareDarknessUltra Rare
Charizard EXCharizard EX Tera Special Illustration RareDarknessSpecial Illustration Rare
Charizard EXCharizard EX Tera Hyper RareDarknessHyper Rare

Pokemon TCG Obsidian Flames Full Card List

There are 230 possible cards to collect in the Obsidian Flames set. Here’s the full card list:

NumberCard NameTypeRarity
1OddishGrassCommon
2GloomGrassCommon
3BellossomGrassUncommon
4ScytherGrassCommon
5ShuckleGrassCommon
6SurskitGrassCommon
7MasquerainGrassUncommon
8CombeeGrassCommon
9FoongusGrassCommon
10AmoongussGrassUncommon
11PhantumpGrassCommon
12TrevenantGrassUncommon
13RowletGrassCommon
14DartrixGrassUncommon
15Decidueye EXGrassDouble Rare
16BounsweetGrassCommon
17SteeneeGrassCommon
18TsareenaGrassUncommon
19SmolivGrassCommon
20DollivGrassCommon
21ArbolivaGrassUncommon
22Toedscruel EXGrassDouble Rare
23CapsakidGrassCommon
24CapsakidGrassCommon
25ScovillainGrassRare
26CharmanderFireCommon
27CharmeleonFireUncommon
28VulpixFireCommon
29NinetalesFireUncommon
30EnteiFireRare
31NumelFireCommon
32CameruptFireUncommon
33Victini ExFireDouble Rare
34DarumakaFireCommon
35DarmanitanFireUncommon
36LitwickFireCommon
37LampentFireCommon
38ChandelureFireUncommon
39HeatmorFireCommon
40LarvestaFireCommon
41VolcaronaFireUncommon
42Eiscue EXFireDouble Rare
43CharcadetFireCommon
44ArmarougeFireUncommon
45LaprasWaterUncommon
46CarvanhaWaterCommon
47SharpedoWaterUncommon
48BuizelWaterCommon
49FloatzelWaterUncommon
50TympoleWaterCommon
51PalpitoadWaterCommon
52SeismitoadWaterUncommon
53CubchooWaterCommon
54BearticWaterUncommon
55CryogonalWaterCommon
56FroakieWaterCommon
57FrogadierWaterUncommon
58WiglettWaterCommon
59WugtrioWaterUncommon
60FinizenWaterCommon
61FinizenWaterCommon
62PalafinWaterRare
63MagnemiteLightningCommon
64MagnetonLightningCommon
65MagnezoneLightningUncommon
66Tyranitar EX (TERA)LightningDouble Rare
67TynamoLightningCommon
68EelektrikLightningCommon
69ElektrossLightningUncommon
70ThundurusLightningRare
71ToxelLightningCommon
72ToxtricityLightningRare
73Pawmot EXLightningDouble Rare
74TadbulbLightningCommon
75TadbulbLightningCommon
76TadbulbLightningCommon
77BelliboltLightningUncommon
78BelliboltLightningUncommon
79Miraidon EXLightningDouble Rare
80CleffaPsychicCommon
81ClefairyPsychicCommon
82Clefable EXPsychicDouble Rare
83TogepiPsychicCommon
84TogeticPsychicUncommon
85TogekissPsychicRare
86EspeonPsychicUncommon
87SnubbullPsychicCommon
88GranbullPsychicUncommon
89MawilePsychicCommon
90SpoinkPsychicCommon
91GrumpigPsychicUncommon
92LunatonePsychicUncommon
93SolrockPsychicUncommon
94BaltoyPsychicCommon
95ClaydolPsychicRare
96Vespiquen EX (TERA)PsychicDouble Rare
97SinisteaPsychicCommon
98PolteageistPsychicUncommon
99GreavardPsychicCommon
100GreavardPsychicCommon
101HoundstonePsychicUncommon
102Houndstone EXPsychicDouble Rare
103DiglettFightingCommon
104DugtrioFightingUncommon
105LarvitarFightingCommon
106PupitarFightingUncommon
107NosepassFightingCommon
108BarboachFightingCommon
109WhiscashFightingUncommon
110BonslyFightingCommon
111DrilburFightingCommon
112StunfiskFightingUncommon
113DiggersbyFightingUncommon
114CrabrawlerFightingCommon
115CrabominableFightingUncommon
116RockruffFightingCommon
117LycanrocFightingUncommon
118ToedscoolFightingCommon
119ToedscruelFightingUncommon
120Klawf EXFightingDouble Rare
121GlimmetFightingCommon
122GlimmetFightingCommon
123Glimmora EXFightingDouble Rare
124Koraidon EXFightingDouble Rare
125Charizard EX (TERA)DarknessDouble Rare
126Paldean WooperDarknessCommon
127Paldean WooperDarknessCommon
128Paldean ClodsireDarknessUncommon
129Paldean ClodsireDarknessUncommon
130UmbreonDarknessUncommon
131HoundourDarknessCommon
132HoundourDarknessCommon
133HoundoomDarknessUncommon
134Houndoom EXDarknessDouble Rare
135Absol EXDarknessDouble Rare
136DarkraiDarknessRare
137InkayDarknessCommon
138MalamarDarknessUncommon
139SalanditDarknessCommon
140SalazzleDarknessUncommon
141ScizorMetalRare
142SkarmoryMetalUncommon
143MawileMetalUncommon
144BronzorMetalCommon
145BronzongMetalUncommon
146ProbopassMetalUncommon
147ExcadrillMetalUncommon
148PawniardMetalCommon
149BisharpMetalCommon
150KingambitMetalUncommon
151TogedemaruMetalCommon
152MeltanMetalCommon
153Melmetal EXMetalDouble Rare
154VaroomMetalCommon
155VaroomMetalCommon
156Revavroom EXMetalDouble Rare
157DratiniDragonCommon
158DragonairDragonUncommon
159Dragonite EX (TERA)DragonDouble Rare
160AltariaDragonUncommon
161DrampaDragonUncommon
162PidgeyColorlessCommon
163PidgeottoColorlessUncommon
164Pidgeot EXColorlessDouble Rare
165KangaskhanColorlessUncommon
166EeveeColorlessCommon
167ZigzagoonColorlessCommon
168LinooneColorlessUncommon
169SwabluColorlessCommon
170LillipupColorlessCommon
171HerdierColorlessCommon
172StoutlandColorlessUncommon
173AudinoColorlessCommon
174BouffalantColorlessUncommon
175BunnelbyColorlessCommon
176YungoosColorlessCommon
177GumshoosColorlessUncommon
178SkwovetColorlessCommon
179Greedent EX (TERA)ColorlessDouble Rare
180LechonkColorlessCommon
181LechonkColorlessCommon
182LechonkColorlessCommon
183OinkologneColorlessUncommon
184OinkologneColorlessUncommon
185FlamigoColorlessUncommon
186ArvenSupporterUncommon
187BrassiusSupporterUncommon
188GeetaSupporterRare
189Letter of EncouragementItemUncommon
190OrtegaSupporterUncommon
191Patrol CapToolUncommon
192Pokemon League HeadquartersStadiumUncommon
193PoppySupporterUncommon
194RymeSupporterCommon
195Team Star GruntSupporterUncommon
196Town StoreStadiumCommon
197Vengeful PunchToolUncommon
198GloomGrassIllustration Rare
199NinetalesFireIllustration Rare
200PalafinWaterIllustration Rare
201BelliboltLightningIllustration Rare
202CleffaPsychicIllustration Rare
203LarvitarFightingIllustration Rare
204HoundourDarknessIllustration Rare
205ScizorMetalIllustration Rare
206VaroomMetalIllustration Rare
207PidgeyColorlessIllustration Rare
208PidgeottoColorlessIllustration Rare
209LechonkColorlessIllustration Rare
210Eiscue EX (TERA)FireUltra Rare
211Tyranitar EX (TERA)LightningUltra Rare
212Vespiquen EX (TERA)PsychicUltra Rare
213Glimmora EX FightingUltra Rare
214Charizard EX (TERA)DarknessUltra Rare
215Absol EX DarknessUltra Rare
216Revavroom EXMetalUltra Rare
217Pidgeot EXColorlessUltra Rare
218GeetaSupporterUltra Rare
219OrtegaSupporterUltra Rare
220PoppySupporterUltra Rare
221RymeSupporterUltra Rare
222Eiscue EX (TERA)FireSpecial Illustration Rare
223Charizard EX (TERA)DarknessSpecial Illustration Rare
224Revavroom EXMetalSpecial Illustration Rare
225Pidgeot EXColorlessSpecial Illustration Rare
226GeetaSupporterSpecial Illustration Rare
227PoppySupporterSpecial Illustration Rare
228Charizard EX (TERA)DarknessHyper Rare
229ArtazonStadiumHyper Rare
230Basic Fire EnergyEnergyHyper Rare
Source: Bulbapedia

With just days left until the release date of Pokemon TCG Obsidian Flames, we’re sure card game fans are eagerly waiting to get their hands on the set’s best offerings.

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