zoom png (368 KB)cred: nagoSpicy Seasoned Curry · Astral Radiance (ASR) #151Proxy: +1+2+3+4 Standard Expanded 339 2$ / TCGplayer (19 hours ago) ↗↓ 0.01꩜ 0.03↑ 11.50Spicy Seasoned Curry Trainer › Item Your Active Pokémon is now Burned. Heal 40 damage from it. · Item rule: You may play any number of Item cards during your turn. illus. AYUMI ODASHIMA Sword & Shield › Astral Radiance (ASR, SWSH10) › #151/189 : Uncommon · ↘ May 27, 2022 Mark: E · Formats: Standard: D–on, E–on · Expanded: Current External: Pokemon.com ↗, Bulba ↗ · Shop: TCGplayer ↗, cardmarket ↗, eBay ↗
“But it’s burned! Isn’t that the bigger issue right now?”
“I don’t care. Heal 40 damage from it.”
It’s just the way this card’s effect is worded overall. “Your Active Pokémon is now X” is a phrase that’s only shown up in the EN TCG 7 times prior (including once on the deliberately absurd Imakuni?) and it’s the only time it’s followed by a second, apparently unrelated sentence.
It’s a free 40 HP recovery for Rare Fossil and anyone else who can’t be affected by any Special Conditions. If you try and do a search for || +text:”can’t be affected by any special conditions” || it won’t play well with the apostrophe in can’t, but || +text:”can’t be affected by any special conditions” || seems to more or less get you what you’re looking for. (It doesn’t seem like we’ve ever had a card immune to Burn, but if such a card existed/eventually exists, it’ll slip by that search filter.)
It is useful for the likes of BST Galarian Slowbro, which deals extra damage if it is affected by a Special Condition (although it doesn’t really need this card).