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Master Ball (Gym Challenge 116)

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Master Ball
マスターボール Master Ball
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Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi

Master Ball (Japanese: マスターボール Master Ball) is a Trainer card. It was first released as part of the Gym Challenge expansion.

Card text

Gym Challenge print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Look at 7 cards from the top of your deck. You may choose a Basic Pokémon or Evolution card from those cards, show it your opponent, then put it into your hand. Shuffle the rest into your deck.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
Expedition Base Set print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Look at 7 cards from the top of your deck. You may choose a Basic Pokémon or Evolution card from those cards, show it your opponent, and put it into your hand. Shuffle the rest into your deck.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.
EX Deoxys print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Look at the top 7 cards from your deck. Choose a Basic Pokémon or Evolution card from those cards, show it to your opponent, and put it into your hand. Put the other 6 cards back on top of your deck. Shuffle your deck afterward.
 
Do Nothing  
At the beginning of your turn, flip a coin. If heads, you can do nothing during your turn. If tails, your opponent can do nothing during his or her next turn.


Release information

In Japan, this card was first released as part of the Extended Sheet 2 of the Vending Machine cards. It was reprinted in the Pokémon VS, Base Expansion Pack, and World Champions Pack expansions. It was also reprinted in the Quick Starter Gift Set as an exclusive Holofoil card, and had regular reprints in the Gift Box, Gift Box Mew • Lucario, Deoxys and Rayquaza Constructed Starter Decks and the Holon Research Tower Water Quarter Deck. It was included in the English Expedition Base Set, EX Deoxys, EX Delta Species and EX Power Keepers expansions. In Japan during Spring 2004, it was released as one of the PLAY Promotional cards awarded to those who participated in the Spring 2004 Battle Roads.

Trivia

Both the Gym Challenge and Expedition prints of this card have a clause that reads "show it your opponent". It should read "show it to your opponent". The EX Deoxys print fixes this error.

Origin

The Master Ball is a type of Poké Ball in the Pokémon games, notable for having a 100% chance of catching the Pokémon it is used on.


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