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Energy Removal 2 (Expedition 140)

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Trainer
Energy Removal 2
エネルギーリムーブ Energy Remove
Team Plasma
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FLARE
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Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
English expansion Expedition Base Set
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 140/165
Japanese expansion Base Expansion Pack
Japanese Rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 052/128
Expansion EX Ruby & Sapphire
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 80/109
Japanese Half Deck Treecko Constructed Starter Deck
Japanese card no. 014/019
Expansion EX FireRed & LeafGreen
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 89/112
Japanese Half Deck Venusaur/Charizard/Blastoise Random Constructed Starter Decks
Japanese card no. 044/052
Expansion EX Unseen Forces
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 82/115
Japanese Half Deck Typhlosion Constructed Starter Deck
Japanese card no. 010/016
English expansion EX Power Keepers
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 74/108
Japanese expansion World Champions Pack
Japanese Rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 084/108

Energy Removal 2 (Japanese: エネルギー・リムーブ2 Energy Remove 2) is a Trainer card. It was first released as part of the Expedition Base Set.

Card text

All prints
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Flip a coin. If heads, choose 1 Energy card attached to 1 of your opponent's Pokémon and discard it.
 
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

This card was originally released in the Expedition Base Set, originating from the Base Expansion Pack. It was reprinted in the English EX Ruby & Sapphire, EX FireRed & LeafGreen, EX Unseen Forces, and EX Power Keepers expansions, the Japanese World Champions Pack, and the Japanese Treecko, Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise and Typhlosion Constructed Starter Decks.

Energy Removal 2 and Energy Removal have the same Japanese name, and are actually the same card but with an updated effect on more recent releases.

Trivia

The dot-code data for the Expedition print of the card refers to this card as the Base Set card Energy Removal.

Origin

The original Energy Removal had no disadvantage to playing it, instantly removing any Energy card attached to the opponent's Pokémon. Often, a player could save these cards in their hand until the opponent had charged up their Active Pokémon to attack with full power, then decimate the Pokémon's Energy source with no trouble. With this card, however, a player must get lucky with coin flips.


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