Imakuni? (CoroCoro promo)

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Trainer Supporter
Imakuni?
イマクニ? Imakuni?
ImakuniGenerations63.jpg
Generations print
Illus. Unknown
Hit Points ?
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB set Promotional Card
Card GB ID P17
Card GB 2 set Promotion Card
Card GB 2 ID P42
Japanese expansion EX Battle Boost
Japanese card no. 096/093
English expansion Generations
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 63/83
Japanese expansion BREAK Starter Pack
Japanese card no. 063/072

Imakuni? (Japanese: イマクニ? Imakuni?) is a Supporter card. It was first released as one of the Japanese Unnumbered Promotional cards as a Trainer card.

Card text

Unnumbered Promotional print
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}}}
Your Active Pokémon is now Confused. This card cannot be put down on the field as a Pokémon.
 
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.
Dances and sings in the Pokémon Card Game TV CF Song "Can You Name All the Pokémon?" If you see him in the streets, be sure to greet him by saying "Imakuni?, hello".
Generations print
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}}}
Your Active Pokémon is now Confused.
 
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

In Japan, this card was first available as a glossy Unnumbered Promotional card on a two-card insert alongside Surfing Pikachu in the September 1997 issue of CoroCoro Comic, released on August 15, 1997. A mail-in prize draw offering another copy was published in the December 1998 issue of Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic Special, released in late October 1998. People wishing to enter the prize draw were required to affix the application ticket on the bottom left of the article page to a postcard and send it to Shogakukan. Two thousand winners were sent a set of five mounted cards on two plain sheets: Imakuni? and Super Energy Retrieval on one; Computer Error, Lt. Surge's Electabuzz, and Erika's Dratini on the other.

A version of Imakuni? on regular card stock was given away during the first Tropical Mega Battle, held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii between August 24 and 27, 1999. It is possible Tomoaki Imakuni himself gave away these cards as he used them in his "Confusion Deck" when playing people casually in-costume at the event. It was later reprinted and reclassified as a Supporter card with updated artwork in the Japanese EX Battle Boost subset. This print no longer features Hit Points and the additional text at the bottom of the card is replaced by the Supporter card rule. This print was later released in the Generations expansion, originating from the Japanese BREAK Starter Pack.

Gallery

ImakuniCoroCoroPromo.jpg
Unnumbered Promotional print
Photo. Takumi Akabane
ImakuniGenerations63.jpg
Generations print
Illus. Unknown
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
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


TCG1 P17 Imakuni.png
GB1 Promotional Card sprite
TCG2 P42 Imakuni.png
GB2 Promotion Card sprite
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
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori


Trivia

  • A translation of the original effect appears in the Pokémon Trading Card Game and has alternate text from the original Japanese promotional card:
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}}}
Your Active Pokémon is now Confused. Imakuni wants you to play him as a Basic Pokémon, but you can't. A mysterious creature not listed in the Pokédex. He asks kids around the world, "Who is cuter-Pikachu or me?"
 
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.


  • This was the first card to have "Photo." instead of "Illus." where the illustrator name is traditionally placed. It was also the first to have an image of a real-life person, one of only a handful of cards to do so. The Generations and EX Battle Boost prints lack a "Photo." or "Illus." credit.

Origin

Imakuni? is a singer who sings for Pokémon Card TV commercials.


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