Pal Pad (Flashfire 92)

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Trainer Item
Pal Pad
ともだちてちょう Friend Notebook
PalPadSwordShield172.jpg
Sword & Shield print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
Japanese expansion XY-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 006/XY-P
Expansion Flashfire
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 92/106
Japanese Deck M Charizard-EX Mega Battle Deck
Japanese card no. 011/021
English expansion Ultra Prism
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 132/156
Japanese expansion Ultra Sun
Japanese Rarity C
Japanese card no. 054/066
Japanese expansion SM-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 272/SM-P
Japanese Deck Kit Tag Team GX Deck Build Box
Japanese card no. 006/029
Japanese expansion SM-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 329/SM-P
Japanese expansion Miracle Twin
Japanese Rarity TR
Japanese card no. 091/094
Japanese expansion SM-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 406/SM-P
Expansion Sword & Shield
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 172/202
Japanese Deck V Starter Set Fighting
Japanese card no. 015/024
Japanese expansion S-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 031/S-P
Japanese Deck Fire Incineroar V Deck
Japanese card no. 094/127
Japanese Deck Colorless Eevee V Deck
Japanese card no. 094/127

Pal Pad (Japanese: ともだちてちょう Friend Notebook) is an Item card. It was first released as part of the Flashfire expansion.

Card text

Flashfire print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
AceSpec.png 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
{{{ruletext}}}
Shuffle 2 Supporter cards from your discard pile into your deck.
 
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 as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).
Sword & Shield print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
AceSpec.png 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
{{{ruletext}}}
Shuffle up to 2 Supporter cards from your discard pile into your deck.
 
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 any number of Item cards during your turn.


Release information

This card was first released as one of the Japanese XY-P Promotional cards, made available alongside four other promotional cards in the Xerneas & Yveltal Card Box, released on December 13, 2013. The English print was first released in the Flashfire expansion, originating from the Japanese M Charizard-EX Mega Battle Deck. The original XY-P Promotional print was subsequently made available in the Primal Groudon & Primal Kyogre Card Box from December 13, 2014, and in the Mega Mewtwo X & Mega Mewtwo Y Card Box from September 26, 2015.

Pal Pad was reprinted during the Sun & Moon Series as part of the Ultra Prism expansion with new artwork by Toyste Beach, first released in the Japanese Ultra Sun expansion. In Japan, this print was reprinted as a SM-P Promotional card and was given to participants of the Be Taught How to Play Corner held at each chosen School Festa 2018 venue across Japan between October 6 and November 30, 2018. Representatives from Pokémon circles in schools and universities were required to register their interest in hosting an event during the application period, which ran from July 6 until October 12, 2018. If selected, The Pokémon Company would supply the circle with all paraphernalia to host the event. This print has the School Festa 2018 logo in the bottom right corner of the illustration. It was reprinted again in the Japanese Tag Team GX Deck Build Box and as another SM-P Promotional card, this time with the collection number 329/SM-P. This print was 1 of 9 possible cards included in special packs sent to Event Organizers in April 2019 for distribution in official events hosted by them. This print features the Event Organizer logo in the bottom right corner of the illustration. It was reprinted in the Japanese Miracle Twin expansion with different artwork once again by Toyste Beach.

In Japan, a Mirror Holofoil version of the Ultra Sun print was released as yet another SM-P Promotional card, this time with the collection number 406/SM-P, and was available as a winner's prize at the 2020 Tokyo Champion's League, held at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, Tokyo on September 22, 2019. To qualify for a winner's prize, competitors in the Junior League were required to reach the Second Stage of the qualifying round, which required 2 consecutive wins at the First Stage. Competitors in the Senior, Master, and Open Leagues could qualify for a winner's prize by placing in the top 64 at the conclusion of the qualifying round, which was played over a maximum of 8 (Senior and Open) or 10 (Master) rounds of Swiss. This print features the Championship Series 2020 logo in the bottom right corner of the illustration.

As the TCG transitioned into the Sword & Shield Series, Pal Pad was reprinted again with new artwork by Ryo Ueda in the Sword & Shield expansion, first released in the Japanese V Starter Set Fighting. In Japan, a Mirror Holofoil version of this print was released as a S-P Promotional card and was available as a winner's prize at the 2020 Aichi Champion's League, held at the Aichi International Exhibition Center, Tokoname on December 21, 2019. The qualification criteria were the same as the first 2019-2020 Champion's League meeting. This print also features the Championship Series 2020 logo in the bottom right corner of the illustration. It is likely the card would have been available at subsequent Champion's League meetings scheduled for the 2019-2020 season, but those events were canceled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was later reprinted as a Non Holofoil in two of the nine V Starter Decks.

Gallery

PalPadFlashfire92.jpg
Flashfire print
Illus. PLANETA
PalPadUltraPrism132.jpg
Ultra Prism print
Illus. Toyste Beach
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
PalPadMiracleTwin91.jpg
Miracle Twin print
Illus. Toyste Beach
PalPadSwordShield172.jpg
Sword & Shield print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
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

The Pal Pad is a Key Item in the Pokémon games that keeps track of the player registered Friend Codes.


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