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Tropical Tidal Wave (Nintendo Promo 27)

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Trainer
Tropical Tidal Wave
トロピカルタイダルウェーブ Tropical Tidal Wave
Team Plasma
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FLARE
TropicalTidalWaveNintendoPromo27.jpg
Worlds 2005 Nintendo Promo 27
Illus. Sumiyoshi Kizuki
English expansion Nintendo Black Star Promos
English card no. 027
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
English expansion Nintendo Black Star Promos
English card no. 036
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
English expansion HGSS Black Star Promos
English card no. HGSS18
Japanese expansion L-P Promotional cards

Tropical Tidal Wave (Japanese: トロピカルタイダルウェーブ Tropical Tidal Wave) is a Trainer card (Item card in Japan). It was first released as one of the Nintendo Black Star Promos.

Card text

Worlds 2005 print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
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Flip a coin. If heads, discard all Trainer cards your opponent has in play. If tails, discard all Trainer cards (excluding Supporter cards) you have in 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.
Worlds 2010 print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Flip a coin. If heads, discard all Trainer and Stadium cards your opponent has in play. If tails, discard all Trainer and Stadium cards you have in 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.


Release information

Tropical Tidal Wave was first released at Worlds 2005, and was later released at Worlds in both 2006 and 2010. Each reprint features artwork to coincide with whatever the latest game is at the time: the Worlds 2006 print features Wailmer and Munchlax to prepare for the release of Generation IV, and the Worlds 2010 print features Hoppip and Marill, two Pokémon introduced in Generation II, which had just received the remakes Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.

For each primary iteration of this card, a nine-card commemorative collection was given to participating players at the start of the tournament. The collection consists of seven prints of Tropical Tidal Wave in English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, along with two special cards featuring a themed design of the current World Championships; one advertising the forthcoming World Championship Decks and one advertising the date and venue for the following World Championships. Special stamped versions of the English print were also awarded to staff who helped oversee the event and to the top-ranking players in each division of the tournament. All Worlds 2010 prints of this card are numbered HGSS18 with the exception of the Japanese print, which is an unnumbered L-P Promotional card.

Gallery

TropicalTidalWaveNintendoPromo27.jpg
Worlds 2005 print
TropicalTidalWaveNintendoPromo36.jpg
Worlds 2006 print
TropicalTidalWaveHGSSPromo18.jpg
Worlds 2010 print
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

  • Even though the regular versions of this card are available in seven languages, the top-ranking stamped versions are only in English.
  • Two copies of each of the top-ranking versions are awarded to respective players across the three divisions making a total of 192 top thirty-two versions, 96 top sixteen versions, 48 quarter-finalist versions, 24 semi-finalist versions, and 12 finalist versions at each Worlds.

Origin


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