Giovanni (Gym Challenge 18)

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サカキ Sakaki
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.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Flare TCG logo.png FLARE
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 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 included in the Gym Challenge expansion as both a Holofoil and Non Holofoil card. The Holofoil print was first released in the Japanese Challenge from the Darkness expansion.



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

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