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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
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FLARE
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Great Encounters print
Illus. Ryo Ueda

Rare Candy (Japanese: ふしぎなアメ Mysterious Candy) is an Item card. It was first released as part of the EX Sandstorm expansion 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 included in the EX Sandstorm expansion with artwork by Ryo Ueda, first released in the Japanese Miracle of the Desert expansion.. It was reprinted in the EX Emerald expansion with the same art, and in the EX Holon Phantoms (Holon Phantom in Japan) and POP Series 5 sets with new artwork by the same artist. Another artwork also by Ryo Ueda was used in the Great Encounters expansion, previously released in 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 the Black & White Series. The Unleashed expansion featured new artwork by Noriko Hotta, which was previously released in the Metagross Deck of the Japanese Leafeon vs Metagross Expert Deck, 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, first released in the Japanese Dark Rush expansion. This print brings the card effect in line with an errata issued at the start of the Black & White Series. It was later included in the Japanese Hydreigon and Garchomp Half Decks. 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, and the Black Kyurem-EX and White Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Decks. The Plasma Blast expansion 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 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, later included in the English Primal Clash expansion. This version was reprinted in Japan 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 May 2015 through the month of July 2015. This print features the Pokémon Card Gym logo. The Gaia Volcano print was later reprinted for the Japanese M Master Deck Build Box Power Style and M Master Deck Build Box Speed Style, released on August 7, 2015.

Gallery

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EX Sandstorm print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
RareCandyEXHolonPhantoms90.jpg
EX Holon Phantoms print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
RareCandy10POPSeries8.png
Great Encounters print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
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Unleashed print
Illus. Noriko Hotta
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Reviving Legends print
Illus. Shizurow
RareCandyDarkExplorers100.jpg
Dark Explorers print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
RareCandyPlasmaBlast105.jpg
Plasma Blast print
Illus. 5ban Graphics
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Primal Clash print
Illus. Toyste Beach
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Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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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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