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Root Fossil (EX Sandstorm 92)

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Trainer
Root Fossil
ねっこの化石 Root Fossil
Team Plasma
RootFossilEXLegendMaker80.jpg
EX Legend Maker print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
Hit Points 40
English expansion EX Sandstorm
Rarity Common
English card no. 92/100
Japanese expansion Miracle of the Desert
Japanese Rarity Common
Japanese card no. 048/053
English expansion EX Legend Maker
Rarity Common
English card no. 80/92
Japanese expansion Mirage Forest
Japanese Rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 079/086
Expansion EX Holon Phantoms
Rarity Common
English card no. 93/110
English expansion EX Power Keepers
Rarity Common
English card no. 86/108
Japanese expansion World Champions Pack
Japanese Rarity Common
Japanese card no. 088/108
English expansion Legends Awakened
Rarity Common
English card no. 139/146
Japanese expansion Cry from the Mysterious
Japanese Rarity Uncommon

Root Fossil (Japanese: ねっこの化石 Root Fossil) is a Trainer card. It is part of the EX Sandstorm expansion.

Card text

EX Sandstorm print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Play Root Fossil as if it were a Basic Pokémon. While in play, Root Fossil counts as a Colorless Pokémon (instead of a Trainer card). Root Fossil has no attacks of its own, can't retreat, and can't be affected by any Special Conditions. If Root Fossil is Knocked Out, it doesn't count as a Knocked Out Pokémon. (Discard it anyway.) At any time during your turn before your attack, you may discard Root Fossil from play.
 
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.
Poké-BODY
Spongy Stone
すいとるせきしつ
 
 
At any time between turns, remove 1 damage counter from Root Fossil.
EX Legend Maker print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Play Root Fossil as if it were a Basic Pokémon. While in play, Root Fossil counts as a Colorless Pokémon (as well as a Trainer card). Root Fossil has no attacks of its own, can't retreat, and can't be affected by any Special Conditions. If Root Fossil is Knocked Out, it doesn't count as a Knocked Out Pokémon. (Discard it anyway.) At any time during your turn before your attack, you may discard Root Fossil from play.
 
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.
Poké-BODY
Spongy Stone
すいとるせきしつ
 
 
At any time between turns, remove 1 damage counter from Root Fossil.
Legends Awakened print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Play Root Fossil as if it were a Colorless Basic Pokémon. (Root Fossil counts as a Trainer card as well, but if Root Fossil is Knocked Out, this counts as a Knocked Out Pokémon.) Root Fossil can't be affected by any Special Conditions and can't retreat. At any time during your turn before your attack, you may discard Root Fossil from play. (This doesn't count as a Knocked Out 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.
Poké-BODY
Spongy Stone
すいとるせきしつ
 
 
At any time between turns, remove 1 damage counter from Root Fossil.

Release information

This card was reprinted in EX Legend Maker with new artwork by the same artist, and again in EX Holon Phantoms and EX Power Keepers. It was reprinted again in Legends Awakened with another new artwork by the same artist.

Gallery

RootFossilEXSandstorm92.jpg
EX Sandstorm print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
RootFossilEXLegendMaker80.jpg
EX Legend Maker print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
017146 T NEKKONOKASEKI.jpg
Legends Awakened print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
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

Root Fossils are fossils in the Pokémon games which can be revived into Lileep.


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