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Professor Sycamore (XY 122)

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Trainer Supporter
Professor Sycamore
プラターヌ博士 Dr. Platane
Team Plasma
Team Flare TCG logo.png
Illus. Yusuke Ohmura
English expansion XY
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 122/146
Japanese expansion Collection X
Japanese Rarity U
Japanese card no. 058/060
Japanese expansion XY-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 028/XY-P
Japanese Deck M Charizard-EX Mega Battle Deck
Japanese card no. 019/021
Expansion Phantom Forces
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 101/119
Japanese Deck Hyper Metal Chain Deck
Japanese card no. 016/018
Japanese Deck Super Legend Set: Xerneas-EX & Yveltal-EX
Japanese card no. 020/023
Japanese Deck M Rayquaza-EX Mega Battle Deck
Japanese card no. 016/018
Japanese Deck Kit M Master Deck Build Box Power Style
Japanese card no. 043/049
Japanese Deck Kit M Master Deck Build Box Speed Style
Japanese card no. 043/049

Professor Sycamore (Japanese: プラターヌ博士 Professor Platane) is a Supporter card. It was first released as part of the XY expansion.

Card text

All prints
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Discard your hand and draw 7 cards.
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 only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).

Release information

This card was included in the XY expansion, first released in the Japanese Collection X. In Japan, this card was reprinted as a Mirror Holofoil XY-P Promotional card available as part of a twelve card promotional pack awarded to those who participated in the Pokémon Card Gym tournaments from the month of February 2014 through the month of April 2014. This print features the Card Gym logo. It was later reprinted in the Japanese M Charizard-EX Mega Battle Deck, Hyper Metal Chain Deck (which was brought over as part of the English Phantom Forces expansion), Super Legend Set: Xerneas-EX & Yveltal-EX, M Rayquaza-EX Mega Battle Deck, and M Master Deck Build Box Power Style and M Master Deck Build Box Speed Style (both released August 7, 2015).


  • This card's effect matches that of Professor Oak. However, Professor Oak is not a Supporter card, meaning that that card can be played more than once per turn.
  • This card has an identical effect as Professor Juniper. Because of this, it has been ruled that while both cards are in rotation together, only Professor Juniper or Professor Sycamore can be included in a single deck, not both.


Professor Sycamore is the resident Pokémon Professor of the Kalos region.

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