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Great Ball (EX FireRed & LeafGreen 92)

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Trainer Item
Great Ball
スーパーボール Super Ball
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019248 T SUPABORU.jpg
Stormfront print
Illus. Kent Kanetsuna

Great Ball (Japanese: スーパーボール Super Ball) is an Item card. It was first released in the EX FireRed & LeafGreen expansion as a Trainer card.

Card text

EX FireRed & LeafGreen print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Search your deck for a Basic Pokémon (excluding Pokémon-ex) and put it onto your Bench. 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.
Stormfront print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Search your deck for a Basic Pokémon and put it onto your Bench. 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.
Emerging Powers-on print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Look at the top 7 cards of your deck. You may reveal a Pokémon you find there and put it into your hand. Shuffle the other cards back 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.
You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


Release information

This card originated in the EX FireRed & LeafGreen expansion with artwork done by Nakaoka. This print was released again in the EX Delta Species and EX Power Keepers expansions. It as then released in the Stormfront expansion with new artwork by Kent Kanetsuna. It was later released as an Item card in the Emerging Powers expansion, originating from the White Collection, with new artwork by 5ban Graphics. This print was also included as part of the Boundaries Crossed in English, and in the Battle Strength Decks, the Battle Theme Deck: Victini, the Battle Gift Set: Thundurus vs Tornadus, the Keldeo Battle Strength Deck, and the Mewtwo vs Genesect Deck Kit in Japanese.

During the XY Series, Great Ball was released with new artwork by Toyste Beach in the English XY expansion, first originating from the Japanese Xerneas and Yveltal Half Decks. An unnumbered XY-P Promotional print of this artwork will be released as one of five cards for the Pokémon Card Game Deck Building Seminar being held in Japanese Pokémon Centers from October 25-November 16, 2014 for elementary school-aged children wishing to learn more about deck building.

Gallery

GreatBallEXFireRedLeafGreen92.jpg
EX FireRed & LeafGreen print
Illus. Nakaoka
019248 T SUPABORU.jpg
Stormfront print
Illus. Kent Kanetsuna
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
GreatBallEmergingPowers93.jpg
Emerging Powers print
Illus. 5ban Graphics
GreatBallXY118.jpg
XY print
Illus. Toyste Beach
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

Origin

The Great Ball is a type of Poké Ball in the Pokémon games, which has an improved capture rate over the regular Poké Ball. The fact that this card doesn't require a coin flip to work, whereas the Poké Ball card did, might be a reference to this fact.


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