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Rare Candy (EX Sandstorm 88)

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Trainer Item
Rare Candy
ふしぎなアメ Mysterious Candy
Team Plasma
Team Flare TCG logo.png
FLARE
RareCandyEXHolonPhantoms90.jpg
EX Holon Phantoms print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
English expansion EX Sandstorm
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 88/100
Japanese expansion Miracle of the Desert
Japanese Rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 050/053
Expansion EX Emerald
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 83/106
English expansion EX Holon Phantoms
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 90/110
Japanese expansion Holon Phantom
Japanese Rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 048/052
Expansion POP Series 5
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 7/17
English expansion Great Encounters
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 102/106
Japanese expansion Moonlit Pursuit
Dawn Dash
Japanese Rarity Uncommon
Expansion POP Series 8
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 10/17
Expansion Unleashed
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 82/95
Japanese Deck Kit Leafeon vs Metagross Expert Deck
Japanese Deck Metagross Deck
Japanese card no. 009/014
Japanese expansion Reviving Legends
Japanese Rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 071/080
English expansion Dark Explorers
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 100/108
Japanese expansion Dark Rush
Japanese Rarity U
Japanese card no. 065/069
Japanese Deck Hydreigon Half Deck
Japanese card no. 011/015
Japanese Deck Garchomp Half Deck
Japanese card no. 011/015
Japanese expansion BW-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 138/BW-P
Japanese Deck Kit Master Deck Build Box EX
Japanese card no. 031/046
Japanese Deck Black Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck
Japanese card no. 011/018
Japanese Deck White Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Deck
Japanese card no. 011/018
Expansion Plasma Blast
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 85/101
Japanese Deck Blastoise + Kyurem-EX Combo Deck
Japanese card no. 010/018
English expansion Plasma Blast
Rarity Ultra-Rare Rare
English card no. 105/101
Japanese expansion Megalo Cannon
Japanese Rarity UR
Japanese card no. 086/076
Japanese expansion Gaia Volcano
Japanese Rarity U
Japanese card no. 061/070

Rare Candy (Japanese: ふしぎなアメ Mysterious Candy) is an Item card. It was first released in EX Sandstorm as a Trainer card.

Card text

EX Sandstorm print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Choose 1 of your Basic Pokémon in play. If you have a Stage 1 or Stage 2 card that evolves from that Pokémon in your hand, put that card on the Basic Pokémon. (This counts as evolving that 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.
Unleashed print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Choose 1 of your Basic Pokémon in play. If you have a Stage 1 or Stage 2 card that evolves from that Pokémon in your hand, put that card on the Basic Pokémon. (This counts as evolving that Pokémon.) (If you choose a Stage 2 Pokémon in your hand, put that Pokémon on the Basic Pokémon instead of on a Stage 1 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.
Dark Explorers print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Choose 1 of your Basic Pokémon in play. If you have a Stage 2 card in your hand that evolves from that Pokémon, put that card on the Basic Pokémon. (This counts as evolving that Pokémon.) You can't use this card during your first turn or on a Basic Pokémon that was put into play this turn.
 
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 was first released in the EX Sandstorm expansion with artwork by Ryo Ueda. It was reprinted in the EX Emerald expansion with the same art, and in the EX Holon Phantoms and POP Series 5 sets with new artwork by the same artist. Another artwork also by Ryo Ueda was used in Great Encounters expansion, originating from the Moonlit Pursuit and Dawn Dash expansion, and later reprinted in POP Series 8.

Rare Candy was later reclassified in Japan as an Item card during the HeartGold & SoulSilver Series, though the English Trainer cards did not adopt this naming convention until after this card's latest print. Unleashed featured new artwork by Noriko Hotta, and the Japanese Reviving Legends expansion featured yet another new illustration by Shizurow.

Rare Candy was later reprinted in the Dark Explorers expansion with new artwork by Ryo Ueda. This print brings the card effect in line with an errata issued at the start of the Black & White Series. In Japan, this card was reprinted as one of the BW-P Promotional cards, available as part of a ten card random pack released during the June 2012 Gym Challenge. It was reprinted again in Japan as part of the Master Deck Build Box EX, released on September 14, 2012. Plasma Blast featured Rare Candy as a regular card, and as an Ultra-Rare Secret card with new artwork by Ayaka Yoshida. These prints originated from the Japanese Blastoise + Kyurem-EX Combo Deck and the Japanese Megalo Cannon expansion, respectively.

The XY Series brought an additional reprint of Rare Candy with new artwork by Toyste Beach released in the Japanese Gaia Volcano expansion.

Gallery

RareCandyEXSandstorm88.jpg
EX Sandstorm print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
RareCandyEXHolonPhantoms90.jpg
EX Holon Phantoms print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
RareCandy10POPSeries8.png
Great Encounters print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
025395 T FUSHIGINAAME.jpg
Unleashed print
Illus. Noriko Hotta
025709 T FUSHIGINAAME.jpg
Reviving Legends print
Illus. Shizurow
RareCandyDarkExplorers100.jpg
Dark Explorers print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
RareCandyPlasmaBlast105.jpg
Plasma Blast print
Illus. 5ban Graphics
RareCandyGaiaVolcano61.jpg
Gaia Volcano print
Illus. Toyste Beach
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

This card's Dark Explorers effect matches that of Pokémon Breeder, a card previously released in the Base Set.

Origin

Rare Candy is an item in the Pokémon games that increases the level of the Pokémon it is given to by 1.


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