Lt. Surge's Secret Plan (Gym Challenge 107)

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Lt. Surge's Secret Plan
マチスの秘策 Matis's Secret Plan
Illus. Ken Sugimori
English expansion Gym Challenge
Rarity Rare
English card no. 107/132
Japanese expansion Leaders' Stadium
Japanese Rarity Rare

Lt. Surge's Secret Plan (Japanese: マチスの秘策 Matis's Secret Plan) 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.
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Team Plasma
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
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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.
Put 1 card from your hand face down onto your Bench. (You can't play this card if your Bench is full.) Treat that card as a Basic Pokémon as long as it's face down. Flip the card if either player ever needs to know what it is in order to use an attack, a Pokémon Power, or a Trainer card. Flip the card if it ever uses an attack or Pokémon Power, evolves, retreats, is damaged by an attack, or is otherwise affected by an attack. At any time during your turn, you may flip the card over. When you flip that card over, if it isn't a Basic Pokémon, discard it and all cards attached to it.
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.


The card was intended to have some strategic use in the game. However, a long series of rulings rendered the card nearly unplayable due to a large number of unintended side effects.

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