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PlusPower (Base Set 84)

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Trainer Item
PlusPower
プラスパワー PlusPower
Team Plasma
Team Flare TCG logo.png
FLARE
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Reviving Legends print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 84/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese Rarity Uncommon
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 113/130
Card GB set Colosseum
Card GB ID A45
Card GB 2 set Beginning Pokémon
Card GB 2 ID B57
Japanese Theme Deck Tamamushi City Gym
Japanese Theme Deck Yamabuki City Gym
Japanese Deck Kit Intro Pack Neo
Japanese Side Deck Chikorita Side Deck
English expansion Diamond & Pearl
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 109/130
Japanese expansion Space-Time Creation
Japanese Rarity Uncommon
Expansion Secret Wonders
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 121/132
Japanese Deck Dialga LV.X Constructed Standard Deck
Palkia LV.X Constructed Standard Deck
Japanese expansion Magmortar vs Electivire Deck Kit
Japanese Half Deck Magmortar Half Deck
Electivire Half Deck
Japanese Deck Kit Entry Pack '08
Japanese Half Deck Infernape Half Deck
Expansion Platinum
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 112/127
Japanese Deck Kit Entry Pack DPt
Japanese Half Deck Giratina Half Deck
Japanese card no. 010/013
Expansion Unleashed
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 80/95
Japanese Deck Kit Battle Starter Decks
Japanese Half Deck Raichu Starter Deck
Japanese card no. 007/011
Japanese expansion Reviving Legends
Japanese Rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 072/080
English expansion Black & White
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 96/114
Japanese expansion White Collection
Japanese Rarity U
Japanese card no. 051/053
Japanese expansion BW-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 082/BW-P
Japanese Deck Kit Master Deck Build Box EX
Japanese card no. 032/046
Japanese expansion Everyone's Exciting Battle
Japanese card no. 042/047

PlusPower (Japanese: プラスパワー PlusPower) is an Item card. It was first released in the Base Set as a Trainer card.

Card text

Base Set print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Attach PlusPower to your Active Pokémon. At the end of your turn, discard PlusPower. If this Pokémon's attack does damage to the Defending Pokémon (after applying Weakness and Resistance), the attack does 10 more damage to the Defending Pokémon.
 
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.
Diamond & Pearl print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Attach PlusPower to 1 of your Pokémon. Discard this card at the end of your turn.
If the Pokémon PlusPower is attached to attacks, the attack does 10 more damage to the Active Pokémon (before applying Weakness and Resistance).
 
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.
Unleashed print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Attach PlusPower to 1 of your Pokémon. Discard this card at the end of your turn.
If the Pokémon PlusPower is attached to attacks, the attack does 10 more damage to the Defending Pokémon (before applying Weakness and Resistance).
 
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.
Black & White print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
During this turn, your Pokémon's attacks do 10 more damage to the Active Pokémon (before applying Weakness and Resistance).
 
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 Base Set with artwork by Keiji Kinebuchi. It was reprinted in the Base Set 2, and the Japanese Tamamushi City Gym and Yamabuki City Gym theme decks. It was also reprinted with updated text and new artwork by Ryo Ueda in Diamond & Pearl, Secret Wonders and Platinum. The key difference between these two prints is that the original print applied its effect after applying Weakness and Resistance, while the later print applied the effect before applying Weakness and Resistance.

PlusPower was later reclassified in Japan as an Item card during the HeartGold & SoulSilver Series, though the English prints did not adopt this naming convention until the release of Black & White. Unleashed featured new artwork by Hideaki Hakozaki, This print changes "Active Pokémon" in the second paragraph to "Defending Pokémon", easing possible confusion over the intended target of the card's effect, but was later given errata to revert it back to the wording first used in the Diamond & Pearl print. It was then reprinted in the Reviving Legends expansion with new artwork by Ryo Ueda, and again in the Black & White expansion, originating from the White Collection, with new artwork by 5ban Graphics. It was later reprinted in Japan as one of the BW-P Promotional cards with a commemorative stamp awarded to those who participated in the Summer Carnival Cup at the Summer Carnival from July 23 to August 28. It was reprinted again in Japan as part of the Master Deck Build Box EX, and again in the Everyone's Exciting Battle collection.

Gallery

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Base Set print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
PlusPowerSecretWonders121.jpg
Secret Wonders print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
PlusPowerUnleashed80.jpg
Unleashed print
Illus. Takashi Yamaguchi
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Reviving Legends print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
PlusPowerBlackWhite96.jpg
Black & White print
Illus. 5ban Graphics
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

PlusPower is the Japanese name of X Attack, an item in the Pokémon games. The Japanese name of the item was either used for the English card by mistake, or used intentionally as 'PlusPower' is inscribed on the side of the object in the card's original artwork.


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