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Professor Elm's Training Method (Expedition 148)

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Supporter
Professor Elm's Training Method
ウツギはかせの育てかた Dr. Utsugi's Raising Method
Team Plasma
Team Flare TCG logo.png
FLARE
ProfessorElmTrainingMethodHeartGoldSoulSilver100.jpg
HeartGold & SoulSilver print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
English expansion Expedition Base Set
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 148/165
Japanese expansion Base Expansion Pack
Japanese Rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 049/128
English expansion EX Unseen Forces
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 89/115
Japanese expansion Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean
Japanese Rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 097/106
Japanese Half Deck Meganium Constructed Starter Deck
Japanese card no. 013/016
Japanese Half Deck Typhlosion Constructed Starter Deck
Japanese card no. 013/016
Japanese Half Deck Feraligatr Constructed Starter Deck
Japanese card no. 013/016
Expansion EX Dragon Frontiers
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 79/101
Japanese Half Deck Imprison! Gardevoir ex Constructed Standard Deck
Japanese card no. 014/024
Japanese Half Deck Shockwave! Tyranitar ex Constructed Standard Deck
Japanese card no. 014/024
English expansion HeartGold & SoulSilver
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 100/123
Japanese expansion HeartGold Collection
Japanese Rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 067/070
Japanese expansion L-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 023/L-P
Japanese Deck Kit Leafeon vs Metagross Expert Deck
Japanese Deck Leafeon Deck
Japanese card no. 012/015
Japanese Deck Kit Leafeon vs Metagross Expert Deck
Japanese Deck Metagross Deck
Japanese card no. 011/014
Japanese Deck Kit Battle Starter Decks
Japanese Half Deck Blastoise Starter Deck
Japanese card no. 009/010
Japanese Deck Steelix Constructed Standard Deck
Japanese card no. 014/019
Japanese Deck Tyranitar Constructed Standard Deck
Japanese card no. 014/019
Deck Kit HS Trainer Kit
Half Deck Gyarados Half Deck
English card no. 25/30
Expansion Call of Legends
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 77/95

Professor Elm's Training Method (Japanese: ウツギはかせの育てかた Dr. Utsugi's Raising Method) is a Supporter card. It was first released as part of the Expedition Base Set.

Card text

All prints
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
You can play only one Supporter card each turn. When you play this card, put it next to your Active Pokémon. When your turn ends, discard this card.
Search your deck for an Evolution card, show it to your opponent, 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.


Release information

This card was released in the Expedition Base Set, first originating from the Japanese Base Expansion Pack. It was later reprinted in the EX Unseen Forces expansion, originating from the Japanese Golden Sky, Silvery Ocean expansion, with a full-frame view of the same artwork. It was reprinted again in the Japanese Meganium Constructed Starter Deck, Typhlosion Constructed Starter Deck, and Feraligatr Constructed Starter Deck and in the English EX Dragon Frontiers expansion, originating from the Japanese Imprison! Gardevoir ex Constructed Standard Deck and Shockwave! Tyranitar ex Constructed Standard Deck.

It was reprinted in the English HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion, originating from the Japanese HeartGold Collection, with new artwork by the same artist. In Japan, a holographic version of this print was reprinted as one of the L-P Promotional cards and was awarded to those who participated in and won battles in the Pokémon Card Game LEGEND Battle in September 2009. This print has the Pokémon Card Game LEGEND logo in the top right of the illustration and the HeartGold Collection logo on the bottom left. It was later reprinted in Japanese in both decks of the Leafeon vs Metagross Expert Deck, the Blastoise Starter Deck of the Battle Starter Decks, the Steelix Constructed Standard Deck, and the Tyranitar Constructed Standard Deck. It was again reprinted in the English Gyarados Half Deck of the HS Trainer Kit and the Call of Legends expansion.

Gallery

ProfessorElmTrainingMethodExpedition148.jpg
Expedition Base Set print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
ProfessorElmTrainingMethodHeartGoldSoulSilver100.jpg
HeartGold & SoulSilver 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
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

Origin

Professor Elm is the resident Pokémon Professor of the Johto region. The original artwork depicted him alongside Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile, the three starter Pokémon available in Johto.


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