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Trainer Certification Card (Fan Club promo)

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Trainer
Trainer Certification Card
カードトレーナー認定証 Trainer Certification Card
Team Plasma
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Illus. Ken Sugimori
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Japanese Rarity RareRare Holo

Trainer Certification Card (Japanese: カードトレーナー認定証 Trainer Certification Card) is a Trainer card. It is one of the Unnumbered Promotional cards.

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This card proves that you have recorded challenges against 50 opponents in your passport. You are now recognized as an Official Pokémon Card Certified Trainer.
 
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.


Release information

In conjunction with the establishment of the Pokémon Fan Club in April 1999 and the start of the first part of the Grand Party 1999-2000, the "Passport Challenge" was introduced to those who attended the Challenge Road '99 SUMMER events between July and August 1999. Participants were given a challenge passport to record details of any battles conducted during the Grand Party 1999-2000 campaign.
The second part of the Grand Party 1999-2000 incorporated the Autumn 1999 Battle Road events between September and December 1999, and the final part incorporated the Champion Road 2000 events between January and February 2000. Participants who collected 50 stamps along with all supporting evidence in their challenge passport before the end of the campaign were eligible for entry into the prize lottery, which was held at each regional Champion Road 2000 event. Winners of the prize lottery were awarded this card.

Trivia

  • This card is commonly known as Grand Party, in reference to the words displayed in the illustration.
  • At the height of the Pokémon phenomenon, this card was well publicized as being much rarer than it actually was (similar to the hype surrounding Birthday Pikachu), sending initial overseas prices soaring. Rumors were fueled by the card having double star rarity and the official Pocket Monsters Trading Card Game logo; two features usually reserved for the rarest cards in the world.

Origin


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