Giovanni (Gym Challenge 18)

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サカキ Sakaki
Team Plasma
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Illus. Ken Sugimori
English expansion Gym Challenge
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 18/132
Japanese expansion Challenge from the Darkness
Japanese Rarity Rare Holo
Expansion Gym Challenge
Rarity Rare
English card no. 104/132

Giovanni (Japanese: サカキ Sakaki) is a Trainer card. It is part of the Gym Challenge expansion.

Card text

All prints
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
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.
Choose 1 of your Pokémon in play with Giovanni in its name. For the rest of your turn, you may evolve that Pokémon even if you just played it or evolved it this turn or if this is your first turn. This effect also applies to the Pokémon it evolves into.
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

This card was released as both a Rare Holographic card and a Rare card in the Gym Challenge expansion. The Rare print is exclusive to the English expansion, while in Japan, the Holographic print was released in the Challenge from the Darkness expansion.



Giovanni is one of the Gym Leaders of the Kanto region. He is also the head of Team Rocket.

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