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Pokémon Illustrator (CoroCoro promo)

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Pokémon Illustrator
ポケモンイラストレーター Pokémon Illustrator
Team Plasma
Team Flare TCG logo.png
Illus. Atsuko Nishida
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Japanese Rarity RareRare Holo

Pokémon Illustator (Japanese: ポケモンイラストレーター Pokémon Illustrator) is a Trainer card. It is one of the Unnumbered Promotional cards.

Card text

All prints
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
We certify that your illustration is an excellent entry in the Pokémon Card Game Illustration Contest. Therefore, we state that you are an Officially Authorized Pokémon Card Illustrator and admire your skill.
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 released as a promotional card. In Japan, it was awarded to those who had a winning entry in the Pokémon Card Game Illustration Contest, started in late 1997. The card was never released in English.


  • The card is the most valuable card in the hobby. It has earned the highest sales price for an individual Pokemon card.
  • This card is considered to be among the rarest in the world. Thirty nine copies were distributed, how many copies remain are unknown.
  • The card features the word "Illustrator" at the top instead of "Trainer", and is the only card to do so.
  • This card is also the only card with the unique pen symbol in the bottom right corner of the card.
  • This is one of only a handful of Japanese promotional cards that feature a double-star rarity.
  • This card is commonly known as Pikachu Illustrator or Illustrator Pikachu, in reference to the Pikachu in the illustration.


Project TCG logo.png This article is part of Project TCG, a Bulbapedia project that aims to report on every aspect of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.