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Heavy Ball (Next Destinies 88)

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Trainer Item
Heavy Ball
ヘビーボール Heavy Ball
Team Plasma
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Illus. Ryo Ueda
English expansion Next Destinies
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 88/99
Japanese expansion Hail Blizzard
Japanese Rarity U
Japanese card no. 049/052
Japanese expansion BW-P Promotional cards
Japanese expansion BW-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 122/BW-P
Japanese Deck Kit Master Deck Build Box EX
Japanese card no. 033/046

Heavy Ball (Japanese: ヘビーボール Heavy Ball) is an Item card. It is part of the Next Destinies expansion.

Card text

All prints
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Search your deck for a Pokémon with a Retreat Cost of 3 or more, reveal it, and put it into your hand. 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.
You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).

Release information

This card was released in the Next Destinies expansion, first originating from the Japanese Hail Blizzard expansion. An unnumbered mirror foil BW-P Promotional version of this card was later released in Japan and awarded to players of the Victory Cup events, held over the course of Battle Carnival 2011, who managed to reach the 'Premier Stage'. In order to reach the 'Premier Stage', players had to win three consecutive battles in the initial 'Challenge Stage'. The Battle Carnival took place at the Mydome Osaka, Osaka on November 5 and 6, 2011, and at Sunshine City, Tokyo on November 19 and 20, 2011. A numbered BW-P Promotional print was also later released on January 14, 2012 alongside Haxorus in the CoroCoro 'Battle and Win' guidebook. It was reprinted again in Japan as part of the Master Deck Build Box EX, released on September 14, 2012.



The Heavy Ball is a type of Poké Ball introduced in Generation II, which becomes more effective when used on heavier Pokémon.

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