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Switch (Base Set 95)

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Trainer Item
Switch
ポケモンいれかえ Pokémon Substitution
Team Plasma
SwitchBlackWhite104.jpg
Black & White print
Illus. Ayaka Yoshida

Switch (Japanese: ポケモンいれかえ Pokémon Substitution) is an Item card. It was first released in the Base Set as a Trainer card.

Card text

Base Set print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Switch 1 of your Benched Pokémon with your Active 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.
Expedition Base Set print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Switch your Active Pokémon with 1 of your Benched 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.
EX Ruby & Sapphire print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Switch 1 of your Active Pokémon with 1 of your Benched 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.
Black & White print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Switch your Active Pokémon with 1 of your Benched 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.
You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


Release information

This card was reprinted in the Base Set 2 reprint set, which was only released outside of Japan. In Japan, it was reprinted in the Pokémon VS expansion and in the unofficial English Tyranitar Half Deck for the 2001 Tropical Mega Battle with new artwork by the same artist, which eventually appeared in Expedition Base Set. It was reprinted in EX Ruby & Sapphire with new artwork by Hiromichi Sugiyama and subsequently reprinted in EX FireRed & LeafGreen, EX Delta Species, EX Dragon Frontiers and many Japanese half decks. It was reprinted with new art again in Diamond & Pearl, Secret Wonders and Stormfront, this time by Ryo Ueda.

Switch was later reclassified in Japan as an Item card during the HeartGold & SoulSilver Series, though the English prints did not adopt this naming convention until the release of Black & White. The HeartGold & SoulSilver print featured new artwork by Hideaki Hakozaki. This card was released in the Black & White expansion as an Item card with new artwork by Ayaka Yoshida, originating in the Japanese Beginning Set. It was later reprinted in the Boundaries Crossed expansion in English, and in the Battle Strength Decks, Battle Theme Deck: Victini, the Reshiram-EX and Zekrom-EX Battle Strength Decks, the Battle Gift Set: Thundurus vs Tornadus, the National Beginning Set, the Keldeo Battle Strength Deck, the Black Kyurem-EX and White Kyurem-EX Battle Strength Decks, the Everyone's Exciting Battle collection, the Blastoise + Kyurem-EX Combo Deck, and the Mewtwo vs Genesect Deck Kit in Japanese.

Switch was reprinted again during the XY Series in the English Kalos Starter Set, first originating from the Japanese XY Beginning Set, with new artwork by 5ban Graphics. This artwork was later reprinted in the Xerneas and Yveltal Half Decks, as well as the M-Charizard-EX Mega Battle Deck. In English, it was reprinted in the XY Trainer Kit.

Gallery

SwitchBaseSet95.jpg
Base Set print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
SwitchExpedition157.jpg
Expedition Base Set print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
SwitchEXRubySapphire92.jpg
EX Ruby & Sapphire print
Illus. Hiromichi Sugiyama
SwitchSecretWonders128.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
SwitchHeartGoldSoulSilver102.jpg
HeartGold & SoulSilver print
Illus. Hideaki Hakozaki
SwitchBlackWhite104.jpg
Black & White print
Illus. Ayaka Yoshida
SwitchKalosStarterSet38.jpg
Kalos Starter Set print
Illus. 5ban Graphics
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


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