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Pokémon Catcher (Emerging Powers 95)

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Trainer Item
Pokémon Catcher
ポケモンキャッチャー Pokémon Catcher
Team Plasma
PokémonCatcherDarkExplorers111.jpg
Dark Explorers print
Illus. 5ban Graphics

Pokémon Catcher (Japanese: ポケモンキャッチャー Pokémon Catcher) is an Item card. It is part of the Emerging Powers expansion.

Card text

Black & White Series print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
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Switch your opponent's Active Pokémon with 1 of his or her Benched 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.
You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).
Kalos Starter Set print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Flip a coin. If heads, switch 1 of your opponent's Benched Pokémon with his or her Active 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.
You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


Release information

Pokémon Catcher was first released in the Emerging Powers expansion, originating from the White Collection. It was reprinted in the Battle Strength Decks, Battle Theme Deck: Victini, the Reshiram-EX and Zekrom-EX Battle Strength Decks, and the Battle Gift Set: Thundurus vs Tornadus. It was later included in the Dark Explorers expansion as an Ultra-Rare Secret card, originating from the Japanese Dark Rush expansion. The original print has subsequently been reprinted in Japan as part of the Master Deck Build Box EX, the Everyone's Exciting Battle collection, the Blastoise + Kyurem-EX Combo Deck, and the Mewtwo vs Genesect Deck Kit.

Pokémon Catcher was reprinted again during the XY Series in the English Kalos Starter Set, first originating from the Japanese XY Beginning Set, with new artwork by 5ban Graphics and the updated text to coincide with the XY Series errata. This artwork was later reprinted in the Japanese Xerneas and Yveltal Half Decks as well as the English XY Trainer Kit.

Gallery

PokémonCatcherEmergingPowers95.jpg
Emerging Powers print
Illus. 5ban Graphics
PokémonCatcherDarkExplorers111.jpg
Dark Explorers print
Illus. 5ban Graphics
PokémonCatcherKalosStarterSet36.jpg
Kalos Starter Set 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
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

  • At the start of the XY Series, Pokémon Catcher was given errata that required a successful coin flip for the effect of the card to occur.
  • This card's Black & White Series effect matches that of Gust of Wind, a card previously released in the Base Set. The XY Series effect matches that of Pokémon Reversal.

Origin


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