Gym Trainer (Shining Fates 59)

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Trainer Supporter
Gym Trainer
ジムトレーナー Gym Trainer
GymTrainerShiningFates59.jpg
Shining Fates Regular print
Illus. Ryuta Fuse
English expansion Shining Fates
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 059/072
Japanese expansion S-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 102/S-P
English expansion Shining Fates
Rarity Rare Ultra
English card no. 068/072
Japanese expansion Shiny Star V
Japanese Rarity SR
Japanese card no. 192/190
Expansion Silver Tempest
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 158/195
Expansion Silver Tempest
Rarity Rare Ultra
English card no. 191/195

Gym Trainer (Japanese: ジムトレーナー Gym Trainer) is a Supporter card. It was first released as part of the Shining Fates expansion.

Card text

All prints
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
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
{{{ruletext}}}
VSTAR Power
Draw 2 cards. If any of your Pokémon were Knocked Out during your opponent's last turn, draw 2 more 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.
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.


Release information

This card was included as a Regular card and as a Full Art card in the Shining Fates expansion. The Regular print features artwork by Ryuta Fuse, while the Full Art print features artwork by nagimiso. In Japan, the Regular print was released as one of the S-P Promotional cards and was given to participants of Limited format Charizard HR Competitions. Competitors received ten Legendary Heartbeat packs and 15 copies each of basic Grass, Lightning, Fighting, Psychic, and Metal Energy cards upon paying the entry fee and were required to construct a 40-card deck comprising solely of these cards. Charizard HR Competitions were held at participating Pokémon Centers, Pokémon Card Stations, and stores hosting Pokémon Card Gym meetings between July 23 and September 22, 2020.[1] An invitation-only event consisting of eight players was also held at Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo on July 17, 2020.[2] The Full Art print was subsequently included in the Shiny Star V subset.

It was reprinted, alongside a new Full Art print, in the Silver Tempest expansion. Both prints feature artwork by Hideki Ishikawa.

The Regular print was first released as a Traditional Chinese-language S-P Promotional card and was given to participants of Eevee Evolution Type Battle Tournaments, which were Limited format events hosted by Pokémon Card Gym stores. People wishing to participate were required to purchase 15 booster packs from either Skyscraping Perfection or Blue Sky Stream and use the cards to construct a 40-card deck. Basic Energy cards could be brought by participants or could be supplied by the host store.[3][4] The Eevee Evolution Type Battle Tournaments comprised three events, each focusing on one of the Generation I Eeveelutions. In Hong Kong, the Water Eevee Special Card Competition was held between August 16 and 29, 2021; the Lightning Eevee Special Card Competition was held between August 30 and September 12, 2021; and the Fire Eevee Special Card Competition was held between September 13 and 26, 2021.[5] In Taiwan, the Water Eevee Special Card Competition was held between October 5 and 17, 2021; the Lightning Eevee Special Card Competition was held between October 18 and 31, 2021; and the Fire Eevee Special Card Competition was held between November 1 and 14, 2021.[6] The respective top prizes in each of these events were Vaporeon VMAX, Jolteon VMAX, and Flareon VMAX.

Similar tournaments were subsequently held in Thailand and Indonesia. The Thai version was named Eevee Evolution Battle and was conducted remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[7] Participants were required to purchase either ten Skyscraping Perfection booster packs or ten Blue Sky Stream booster packs from participating stores and use their receipt to register a slot during the tournament period. Tournaments were held twice each Tuesday to Saturday between September 28 and November 20, 2021 (with the exception of November 4) and games were conducted with 40-card decks that used cards from the purchased booster packs plus any number of basic Energy cards. All participants were given a copy of the S-P Promotional print.[8] In Indonesia, the tournament was known as the Eevee Evolution Championship Battle and was conducted in the same way as those held in Hong Kong and Taiwan. It similarly consisted of four Eeveelution-themed events that offered Pokémon VMAX cards as the top prizes. The Vaporeon VMAX event was held between November 5 and 18, 2021; the Jolteon VMAX event was held between November 19 and December 2, 2021; the Flareon VMAX event was held between December 3 and 16, 2021; and the Espeon VMAX event was held between December 17 and 30, 2021. All participants were given a copy of the S-P Promotional print and a V-UNION Promo Card Pack.[9]

Gallery

GymTrainerShiningFates59.jpg
Shining Fates Regular print
Illus. Ryuta Fuse
GymTrainerShiningFates68.jpg
Shining Fates Full Art print
Illus. nagimiso
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
GymTrainerSilverTempest158.jpg
Silver Tempest Regular print
Illus. Hideki Ishikawa
GymTrainerSilverTempest191.jpg
Silver Tempest Full Art print
Illus. Hideki Ishikawa
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

Based on the prize cards awarded in the other Asian tournaments, it is likely the Japanese version of the S-P Promotional print was intended to be distributed in a similar manner; however, due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the equivalent Japanese event, the Summer Pokémon Card Campaign, involved battles conducted from home.

Origin

Gym Trainer is a class of Trainer in the Pokémon games. The Gym mission area of Motostoke Stadium and its Gym Trainers are featured in the Shining Fates Regular print's illustration, while Turffield Stadium Gym Trainers are featured on the Full Art print. Both Silver Tempest prints feature the Gym mission area of Hammerlocke Stadium and its Gym Trainers.

References


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