Sabrina & Brycen (SM Promo 246)

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Trainer Supporter
Sabrina & Brycen
ナツメ&ハチク Natsume & Hachiku
SabrinaBrycenSMPromo246.jpg
Illus. Ryuta Fuse
English expansion SM Black Star Promos
English card no. SM246
Japanese expansion S-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 142/S-P

Sabrina & Brycen (Japanese: ナツメ&ハチク Natsume & Hachiku) is a TAG TEAM Supporter card. It is one of the SM Black Star Promos.

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
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VSTAR Power
Search your deck for up to 2 basic Energy cards, reveal them, and put them into your hand. Then, shuffle your deck.

When you play this card, you may discard 5 other cards from your hand. If you do, you may also search for up to 3 Pokémon of different types in this way.

 
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 only 1 Supporter card during your turn (before your attack).


Release information

This card was one of the SM Black Star Promos included in the Trainer's Toolkit 2021, released August 6, 2021. In Japan, it was one of two possible S-P Promotional cards that began to be distributed alongside participation prizes from October 10, 2020 at Pokémon Card Gym venues across Japan. Eligible events included the Gym Battle and New Battle and prizes were handed out for as long as stocks lasted.[1] The Japanese print features the Pokémon Card Gym logo.

Trivia

This card was created in response to Bellelba & Brycen-Man that was banned in the Standard format.[2][3] As such, it features the Sun & Moon Series layout despite its release during the Sword & Shield Series. The Japanese print retains the regulation mark of the banned card, which ensured its rotation at the end of the 2020-2021 season. Due to the belated release of the card outside Japan, it did not become legal until August 20, 2021 and was therefore only legal in the Standard format for 21 days before the new season began on September 10.

Origin

Sabrina is a Gym Leader in Kanto, while Brycen is a Gym Leader in Unova; both appear as actors in Pokéstar Studios films. The card artwork shows them reciting lines from scripts while two of their costumes (Bellelba's and Brycen-Man's, respectively) can be seen hanging on a rack in the background.

References


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