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Club Master Ken

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アカバネ Akabane
Master Ken.png
Club Master Ken
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Trading Card Game Islands
Trainer class Club Master
Generation I
Games Pokémon Trading Card Game;
Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
Leader of Fire Club
Badge Fire Medal
Specializes in Fire Fire

Ken (Japanese: アカバネ Akabane) is the Club Master of the Fire Club (Japanese: ファイアクラブ Fire Club). He plays using the Fire Charge Deck (Japanese: ほのおのとっしんデッキ Fire Take Down Deck) and gives away the Fire Medal to challengers who defeat him. In Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!, he uses the ゆけ!ウィンディデッキ Go! Windie Deck.

His club is a colosseum filled with flaming torches.

In Pokémon Card GB

TCG1 Ken.png

Ken will not battle the player until the player has collected 300 cards or more.

When defeated, Ken will award the main player a Fire Medal and two Mystery Booster packs.

Fire Charge Deck

His main tactic is a high-risk high return one, using powerful attacks that damage the user as well. A deck with a balance of Water and Fighting types can defeat his deck. An early strike tactic causing slow but steady damage can thwart his strategy of recoil damaging attacks, as they will risk knocking out his Pokémon out as well. Chansey is particularly weak, with its Double-edge causing 80 damage to itself, leaving it open to weaker attacks.

In Pokémon Card GB2

Upon defeat, awards the player with 1 pack of Sky Flying Pokémon and 1 pack of Psychic Battle.

Go! Arcanine Deck


Language Name Origin
Japanese アカバネ Akabane From Takumi Akabane, one of the creators of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Also from 赤い akai, red.
English, French Ken
German Tim
Spanish Héctor

Club Masters of the TCG Islands
Grass Club Grass Medal
TCG1 Nikki.png
Science Club Science Medal
TCG1 Rick.png
Fire Club Fire Medal
Water Club Water Medal
Lightning Club Lightning Medal
Psychic Club Psychic Medal
TCG1 Murray.png
Rock Club Rock Medal
TCG1 Gene.png
Fighting Club Fighting Medal

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