Hau (Sun & Moon 120)

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Trainer Supporter
Hau
ハウ Hau
HauCelestialStorm132.jpg
Celestial Storm print
Illus. TOKIYA

Hau (Japanese: ハウ Hau) is a Supporter card. It was first released as part of the Sun & Moon expansion.

Card text

All prints
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
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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.
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Draw 3 cards.
 
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 only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).


Release information

This card was included in the Sun & Moon expansion with artwork by Ken Sugimori, first released in the Japanese Sun & Moon Starter Set. A Full Art print with new artwork by Sanosuke Sakuma was released as one of the Japanese SM-P Promotional cards, given to those who purchased a booster box of the Japanese Strength Expansion Pack Sun & Moon, starting January 27, 2017 while supplies lasted. The Regular print was reprinted in the Japanese Tapu Bulu-GX Enhanced Starter Set. Both Half Decks of the Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Lycanroc & Alolan Raichu, released April 21, 2017, included reprints of the Regular print. The Full Art print was later released in the English Guardians Rising expansion.

The Regular print was reprinted in Japan in the Shining Legends subset and again as one of the Japanese SM-P Promotional cards. The SM-P print was 1 of 9 cards available in special packs sent to official Event Organizers in Japan starting August 2017 and features the Event Organizer logo in the bottom right corner of the illustration. The English Shining Legends expansion later included the print from its Japanese equivalent. The Japanese Solgaleo-GX & Lunala-GX Legendary Starter Set and Forbidden Light expansion included another reprint of the Regular print.

In Japan, participants of the Sky-Splitting Charisma Shield Game, held at the Pokémon Card Station at the Tokyo Bay Pokémon Center on June 1, 2018, were given 5 Trainer cards to use in their decks if they so wished. These included 2 unnumbered SM-P Promotional copies of the Regular print of this card, 2 unnumbered SM-P Promotional copies of Sophocles, and 1 unnumbered SM-P Promotional copy of Ultra Ball. The Shield Game operated much in the same way as Limited Format tournaments outside Japan: participants would receive 15 Sky-Splitting Eminence booster packs and 14 copies of each basic Energy card upon entry and play using a 40-card deck and four Prize cards. The event was limited to 24 entrants. Hau was reprinted in the Celestial Storm expansion with new artwork by TOKIYA, first released in the Japanese Sky-Splitting Charisma expansion.

Four variants of the original Sun & Moon print were included in the Sun & Moon Trainer Kit: Alolan Sandslash & Alolan Ninetales. The cards within the kit are individually numbered so the decks can be ordered for use in a practice duel, with the numbers being in a gray or blue circle at the bottom right of the card to tell the decks apart. Each deck contains two of the prints, both sets being numbered 19 and 23.

The Sun & Moon Regular print was reprinted in each of the Japanese GX Starter Decks. The Celestial Storm print was reprinted in the Japanese Super-Burst Impact expansion, in each of the Eevee-GX Starter Sets, in both Trainer Battle Decks, and in both Tag Team GX Starter Sets.

Gallery

HauSunMoon120.jpg
Sun & Moon print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
HauGuardiansRising144.jpg
Guardians Rising print
Illus. Sanosuke Sakuma
HauCelestialStorm132.jpg
Celestial Storm print
Illus. TOKIYA
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

This card's effect is identical to Cheren and Tierno.

Origin

Hau is a rival character in the Generation VII Pokémon games. Iki Town is featured in the Sun & Moon Regular print's illustration. The Champion's chamber is featured in the Celestial Storm print's illustration, referencing Hau's role in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.


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