Imposter Professor Oak (Base Set 73)

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Trainer
Imposter Professor Oak
にせオーキドはかせ False Doctor Okido
ImposterProfessorOakBaseSet73.jpg
Illus. Ken Sugimori
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Rare
English card no. 73/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese Rarity Rare
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Rare
English card no. 102/130
Card GB set Laboratory
Card GB rarity Rare
Card GB ID D44
Card GB 2 set Psychic Battle
Card GB 2 rarity Rare
Card GB 2 ID D52
Japanese expansion Promo Card Pack 25th Anniversary Edition
Japanese card no. 004/025

Imposter Professor Oak (spelled as Impostor Professor Oak in Base Set's 1st Edition and Shadowless prints) (Japanese: にせオーキドはかせ False Doctor Okido) is a Trainer card. It was first released as part of the Base Set.

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}}}
Your opponent shuffles his or her hand into his or her deck, then draws 7 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.


Release information

This card was included in the Base Set, first released in the Japanese Expansion Pack. The 1st Edition and Shadowless print runs of this card were spelled Impostor Professor Oak and changed to Imposter for all further print runs and reprints. It was reprinted in the Base Set 2 expansion. The original, Imposter-spelled print was rereleased for the Pokémon 25th Anniversary. The Celebrations expansion's Classic Collection included a variant with the 25th Anniversary logo in the bottom right corner of the artwork and Wizards of the Coast removed from the copyright information. In Japan, it was reprinted in the Promo Card Pack 25th Anniversary Edition with a red and gold "25th" logo in the bottom right corner of the artwork. Both prints are Confetti Holofoil and have etching similar to Full Art cards.

Gallery

TCG1 D44 Impostor Professor Oak.png
GB1 Laboratory sprite
TCG2 D52 Impostor Professor Oak.png
GB2 Psychic Battle 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

Origin

Imposter Professor Oak is based on Professor Oak, a character in the Pokémon games. In particular, this card is based on the Professor Oak card, the two having inverted effects.


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