Poké Ball (Jungle 64)

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Trainer Item
Poké Ball
モンスターボール Monster Ball
Team Plasma
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FLARE
PokéBallTorterraStarterDeck9.jpg
Battle Starter Decks print
Illus. Noriko Hotta

Poké Ball (Japanese: モンスターボール Monster Ball) is an Item card. It was first released in the Jungle expansion as a Trainer card.

Card text

Jungle print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
You can't have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card is discarded, put it in the Lost Zone.
{{{ruletext}}}
Flip a coin. If heads, you may search your deck for any Basic Pokémon or Evolution card. Show that card to your opponent, then put it into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.
 
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.
EX Ruby & Sapphire print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
You can't have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card is discarded, put it in the Lost Zone.
{{{ruletext}}}
Flip a coin. If heads, search your deck for a Basic Pokémon or Evolution card, show it to your opponent and put it into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.
 
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.
EX Unseen Forces print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
You can't have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card is discarded, put it in the Lost Zone.
{{{ruletext}}}
Flip a coin. If heads, search your deck for a Pokémon, show it to your opponent, and put it into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.
 
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.
Black & White print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
You can't have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card is discarded, put it in the Lost Zone.
{{{ruletext}}}
Flip a coin. If heads, search your deck for a Pokémon, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterward.
 
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).
Sun & Moon print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
You can't have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card is discarded, put it in the Lost Zone.
{{{ruletext}}}
Flip a coin. If heads, search your deck for a Pokémon, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then, shuffle 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.
You may play as many Item cards as you like during your turn (before your attack).


Release information

This card was included in the Jungle expansion with artwork by Keiji Kinebuchi, first released in the Japanese Pokémon Jungle expansion. It was reprinted in the Base Set 2 expansion. It was reprinted in the Japanese Hanada City Gym and Kuchiba City Gym Theme Decks. It was later reprinted in the EX Ruby & Sapphire expansion, first released in the Japanese Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip Constructed Starter Decks, with new artwork by K. Hoshiba and an updated effect. This print was used until the release of EX Unseen Forces, the Meganium, Typhlosion, and Feraligatr Constructed Starter Decks, which featured new artwork by Shin-ichi Yoshikawa. This print was used throughout the rest EX Series, and the first part of the Diamond & Pearl Series, up until the release of Majestic Dawn expansion. The Majestic Dawn print, first released in the Japanese Magmortar vs Electivire Deck Kit, featured new artwork by Ryo Ueda.

Poké Ball was later reclassified in Japan as an Item card during the HeartGold & SoulSilver Series, though the English prints did not adopt this naming convention until the release of the Black & White expansion. The HeartGold & SoulSilver print featured new artwork by Hideaki Hakozaki, and the Japanese Battle Starter Decks featured yet another new illustration by Noriko Hotta. This card was released again in the Black & White expansion with new artwork by Yuri Umemura, first released in the Japanese Beginning Set. This print was later released in the Boundaries Crossed expansion, and in the Japanese National Beginning Set and the Everyone's Exciting Battle collection.

This card was reprinted again during the XY Series in the English Kalos Starter Set with new artwork by 5ban Graphics, first released in the Japanese XY Beginning Set. This print was later reprinted in the English XY Trainer Kit, and in the Generations expansion, first released in the Japanese BREAK Starter Pack.

Poké Ball was reprinted again during the Sun & Moon Series as part of the Sun & Moon expansion with new artwork by Ryo Ueda, first released in the Japanese Sun & Moon Starter Set. It was later released as part of both the Ash Half Deck and Team Rocket Half Deck in the Ash vs Team Rocket Deck Kit, distinguishable by a small Half Deck symbol printed in the bottom right of the card's text area.

Gallery

PokéBallJungle64.jpg
Jungle print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
PokéBallEXFireRedLeafGreen95.jpg
EX FireRed & LeafGreen print
Illus. K. Hoshiba
PokéBallDiamondPearl110.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Shin-ichi Yoshikawa
PokéBallMajesticDawn85.jpg
Majestic Dawn print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
PokéBallHeartGoldSoulSilver95.jpg
HeartGold & SoulSilver print
Illus. Hideaki Hakozaki
PokéBallTorterraStarterDeck9.jpg
Battle Starter Decks print
Illus. Noriko Hotta
PokéBallBlackWhite97.jpg
Black & White print
Illus. Yuri Umemura
PokéBallKalosStarterSet35.jpg
Kalos Starter Set print
Illus. 5ban Graphics
PokéBallStarterSet49.jpg
Sun & Moon print
Illus. Ryo Ueda
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Sun & Moon 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

This card was the only Trainer card released in the Jungle expansion, and by extension, the only non-Pokémon card in the same expansion.

Origin

Poké Balls are items in the Pokémon games used to capture wild Pokémon.


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