Gene (TCG GB)

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ゲンゾウ Genzō
Master Gene.png
Club Master Gene
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Trading Card Game Islands
Trainer class Club Master
Generation I
Games Pokémon Trading Card Game;
Pokémon Trading Card Game 2: The Invasion of Team GR!
Leader of Rock Club
Badge Rock Medal
Specializes in Fighting Rock

Gene (Japanese: ゲンゾウ Genzō) is the Club Master of the Rock Club (Japanese: ストーンクラブ Stone Club). He plays using the Rock Crusher Deck (Japanese: がんせきおとしデッキ Rock Tumble Deck) and gives away the Rock Medal to challengers who defeat him. In Pokémon Trading Card Game 2: The Invasion of Team GR!, he uses the いわのうえにも3ねんデッキ Even 3 Years on a Rock Deck.

He admires Rock-type Pokémon for being hard and strong. He believes that they won't crumble under pressure. He calls weaklings "softies".

The Rock Club appears to be filled with sand and stone statues.

Pokémon Trading Card Game

He gives out two Mystery booster packs and a Rock Medal if the player defeats him.

Rock Crusher Deck

Main article: Rock Crusher Deck (TCG)
Quantity Card Type Rarity
Diglett Fighting Common
Dugtrio Fighting Rare
Geodude Fighting Common
Graveler Fighting Uncommon
Golem Fighting Uncommon
Onix Fighting Common
Rhyhorn Fighting Common
Professor Oak T Uncommon
Pokémon Breeder T Rare
Energy Removal T Common
Switch T Common
Computer Search T Rare
Defender T Uncommon
Super Potion T Uncommon
Potion T Common
24× Fighting Energy Fighting E
Double Colorless Energy Colorless E Uncommon


Initial challenge

"I am Gene, the Master of the Rock Club! Rock is good...Isn't rock good, <player>...? Rock is hard and strong! Doesn't crumble under pressure! After you duel me, you'll know I'm right! Come! Show me what you're made of!"
No: "I have no time for a softie like you! Come back here after you've hardened your nerve!"
Yes:"Our duel will be played with 6 prizes! You won't get the Rock Medal unless you defeat me!"
"Wonderful... Your persistence - persistence that can even break rock - has led you to defeat me! You are worthy of receiving this Rock Medal! And take this booster pack, too. ...And another booster pack: Mystery."
"I look forward to the day we duel again!"

Pokémon Trading Card Game 2: The Invasion of Team GR!

Even 3 Years on a Rock Deck

Main article: Even 3 Years on a Rock Deck (TCG)

Even 3 Years on a Rock Deck (Japanese: いわのうえにも3ねんデッキ) is played by Gene. Defeating Gene in a 6 prize card match grants the player the Kabuto Coin. Additional prizes upon any victory are one Island of Fossil booster pack and one Beginning Pokémon booster pack. Players also have access to this deck in Auto Deck Machine 1.

At the start of the game, Gene was approached by GR1 when the player arrives, and unlike most of the other Club Masters, Gene was able to defeat GR1 and successfully defend the Rock Club. Players are required to battle Gene in order to be able to challenge GR1 at the Fighting Club.

Quantity Card Type Rarity
Geodude Fighting Common
Graveler Fighting Uncommon
Onix Fighting Uncommon
Cubone Fighting Common
Marowak Fighting Uncommon
Rhyhorn Fighting Common
Rhydon Fighting Uncommon
Energy Retrieval T Uncommon
Professor Oak T Uncommon
Gambler T Common
Switch T Common
Bill T Common
26× Fighting Energy Fighting E



TCG1 Gene.png TCG2 Gene.png TCG2 Gene Win.png TCG2 Gene Loss.png Gene OD.png TCG2 Gene OD.png
Sprite from Pokémon
Trading Card Game
Main sprite from Pokémon
Trading Card Game 2
Win sprite from Pokémon
Trading Card Game 2
Loss sprite from Pokémon
Trading Card Game 2
Overworld sprite
Overworld sprite


  • Gene's deck in GB2, いわのうえにも3ねんデッキ Even 3 Years on a Rock Deck, is a reference to a Japanese proverb; even a rock could be warmed if one sat on it for three years. The proverb is meant to teach the value of perseverance.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ゲンゾウ Genzou
English, Italian Gene
French Jean
German Olaf
Spanish Rocco

Club Masters of TCG Island
Grass Club Grass Medal
Science Club Science Medal
Fire Club Fire Medal
Water Club Water Medal
Lightning Club Lightning Medal
Psychic Club Psychic Medal
Rock Club Rock Medal
Fighting Club Fighting Medal
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