Air Balloon (Sword & Shield 156)

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Trainer Item
Air Balloon
ふうせん Balloon
AirBalloonSwordShield213.jpg
Secret print
Illus. Yoshinobu Saito
English expansion Sword & Shield
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 156/202
Japanese expansion Sword
Japanese Rarity U
Japanese card no. 057/060
English expansion Sword & Shield
Rarity Rare Secret
English card no. 213/202
Japanese expansion Sword
Japanese Rarity UR
Japanese card no. 075/060
Japanese Deck Psychic Mew V Deck
Japanese card no. 105/127
Japanese expansion Shiny Star V
Japanese card no. 171/190
Japanese Deck Kit Single Strike Premium Trainer Box
Japanese card no. 017/033
Japanese Deck Kit Rapid Strike Premium Trainer Box
Japanese card no. 017/033
Japanese expansion VMAX Climax
Japanese card no. 145/184
Japanese Deck Kit VSTAR Premium Trainer Box
Japanese card no. 021/030

Air Balloon (Japanese: ふうせん Balloon) is a Pokémon Tool card. It was first released as part of the Sword & Shield expansion.

Card text

All prints
ACE SPEC You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
ACE SPEC You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
ACE SPEC You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Flare TCG logo.png FLARE
Prism Star (Prism Star) Rule
You can't have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
Single Strike
Rapid Strike
Fusion Strike
Ancient
Ancient
Attach a Pokémon Tool to 1 of your Pokémon that doesn't already have a Pokémon Tool attached.
VSTAR Power
The Retreat Cost of the Pokémon this card is attached to is    less.
 
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.
Ability
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.
 
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 any number of Item cards during your turn.


Release information

This card was included as both a Regular card and a Full Art Secret card in the Sword & Shield expansion, first released in the Japanese Sword expansion. Both prints feature artwork by Yoshinobu Saito. In Japan, the Regular print was reprinted in the Psychic Mew V Deck, the Shiny Star V subset, the Single Strike & Rapid Strike Premium Trainer Boxes, the VMAX Climax subset, and the VSTAR Premium Trainer Box.

Gallery

AirBalloonSwordShield156.jpg
Regular print
Illus. Yoshinobu Saito
AirBalloonSwordShield213.jpg
Secret print
Illus. Yoshinobu Saito
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
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

The Air Balloon is a held item in the Pokémon games that prevents the holder from being damaged by Ground-type moves.


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