Mark (TCG GB)

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パーク Park
Art from Pokémon Trading Card Game
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Trading Card Game Islands
Generation I, II
Games Pokémon Trading Card Game;
Pokémon Trading Card Game 2: The Invasion of Team GR!

Mark (Japanese: パーク Park) is a player of the Pokémon Trading Card Game and the male player character in Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Trading Card Game 2: The Invasion of Team GR!.

In the games

At the start of Pokémon Trading Card Game, it is said that Mark loves Pokémon, and recently became interested in collecting Pokémon cards. Once he hears about the Legendary Cards held by the Grand Masters, he decides to try playing the card game, so he seeks Dr. Mason's help. In Dr. Mason's lab, he teaches Mark the basics of how to play the Pokémon TCG and a few basic strategies. Mark then goes on to explore the TCG Island, and makes it his quest to collect the eight Master Medals from the various Elemental Clubs and defeat the Grand Masters at the Pokémon Dome. His rival in this quest is Ronald.

In Pokémon Trading Card Game 2: The Invasion of Team GR!, he returns as the male playable character, joined by a new female counterpart, Mint. In this game, if he is chosen as the player character, he is called on for help by Dr. Mason when Team Great Rocket attempts to steal the Legendary Cards and kidnaps many of the Club Masters.



Mark front.png Mark GB2.png Mark GB2 front.png
Artwork from
Pokémon Trading Card Game
Artwork from
Pokémon Trading Card Game 2:
The Invasion of Team GR!
Artwork from
Pokémon Trading Card Game 2:
The Invasion of Team GR!


The red sprites are the ones usually seen in the game. The green sprites are seen in link duels, when the opposing player plays as Mark.

TCG1 Mark.png TCG1 Mark opponent.png TCG2 Mark.png TCG2 Mark opponent.png Mark OD.png
Normal (GB1) Opponent (GB1) Normal (GB2) Opponent (GB2) Overworld sprite from
GB1 and GB2

In the manga

Pokémon Card GB The Comix

Mark appears as the main character in Pokémon Card GB The Comix, a one-shot manga based on the video game of the same name. In Pokémon Card GB The Comix, Mark defeats his rival Ronald using a strategy combining Venusaur's Pokémon Power Energy Trans with Charizard's Pokémon Power Energy Burn.


Mark's Scyther
Scyther is a Grass-type card used by Mark in his deck. He uses it at the beginning of his duel with Ronald. He uses Scyther's Swords Dance attack in the first two turns while he is building up Energy, allowing him to use Slash on the third turn for 60 damage (instead of the usual 30). However, in the end, Scyther is Knocked Out by Ronald's Dewgong.
Debut Pokémon Card GB The Comix
Mark's Venusaur
Bulbasaur → Ivysaur → Venusaur
Venusaur is a Grass-type card used by Mark in his deck. Venusaur was key to Mark's victory against Ronald. At the beginning of the duel, he placed Bulbasaur on his Bench which Evolved into Ivysaur before it became his Active Pokémon. As the Active Pokémon, Ivysaur Knocked Out Ronald's Dewgong. Once it evolved into Venusaur, it was used against Ronald's Magmar before being swapped out for Charizard. Mark then used Venusaur's Pokémon Power Energy Trans from the Bench to move all the Energy cards from Venusaur to Charizard.
Debut Pokémon Card GB The Comix
Mark's Charizard
Charmander → Charizard
Charizard is a Fire-type card used by Mark in his deck. Charizard spent most of the duel on the Bench as a Charmander. Close to the end of the duel, Mark uses the Pokémon Breeder Trainer card, evolving it directly into Charizard and skipping the Charmeleon stage. He then swaps out Venusaur for Charizard using Switch. After transferring all of Venusaur's Energy cards to Charizard using Venusaur's Pokémon Power Energy Trans, which could be converted into Fire Energy using Charizard's Pokémon Power Energy Burn, Charizard used Fire Spin, Knocking Out Ronald's Magmar and winning the duel for Mark.
Debut Pokémon Card GB The Comix


  • According to the Japanese introduction of the first game, Mark recently became interested in playing the Pokémon Trading Card Game. This was lost in the English localization, which does not say when exactly his interest started.
  • According to the manual of the first game, Mark and Ronald are from the same neighborhood, and they used to trade Pokémon cards before Mark started his journey.


Language Name Origin
Japanese パーク Pāku From パック pakku, pack.
English, German Mark Similar to Japanese name.
French Marc Similar to Japanese name.

Player characters
Core series RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMayLucasDawn
Side series WesMichaelNateCyndy
Spin-off games MarkMintTodd SnapLucy Fleetfoot
HeroHeroineTim GoodmanScottieBettie

Pokémon Champions
Core series BlueLanceRedStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaTraceLeonMustardPeonyNemonaGeetaKieranDraytonMost player characters
Masters EX BlueLanceRedStevenCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeonScottieBettieAshNemonaGeetaCalemSerenaMarnieBedeHopLeafNateRosaSilver
Ronald (TCG GB)Mark (TCG GB)Mint (TCG GB)Glenn (Pokkén)
Anime LanceCynthiaWallaceAlderDianthaStevenAsh KetchumLeonIrisNemona
Other animation Blue (Origins)Red (Origins)Calem (Generations)Edgar Troy (PttP)Ava (PttP)
Adventures Professor OakRedSidneyPhoebeGlaciaDrakeStevenWallaceCynthiaAlderIrisDianthaLeonMustardPeonyNemona
Other manga Shigeru (Zensho)Satoshi (Zensho)Rald (Battle Frontier)

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