Pokémon Communication (HeartGold & SoulSilver 98)

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Trainer Item
Pokémon Communication
ポケモン通信 Pokémon Communication
PokémonCommunicationHeartGoldSoulSilver98.jpg
HeartGold & SoulSilver print
Illus. Takashi Yamaguchi
English expansion HeartGold & SoulSilver
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 98/123
Japanese expansion SoulSilver Collection
Japanese Rarity Uncommon
Japanese card no. 065/070
Deck Kit HS Trainer Kit
Half Deck Gyarados Half Deck
English card no. 22/30
Deck Kit HS Trainer Kit
Half Deck Gyarados Half Deck
English card no. 27/30
English expansion Black & White
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 99/114
Japanese expansion Black Collection
Japanese Rarity U
Japanese card no. 050/053
English expansion Team Up
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 152/181
Japanese expansion Tag Bolt
Japanese Rarity U
Japanese card no. 082/095
English expansion Team Up
Rarity Rare Secret
English card no. 196/181
Japanese expansion Tag Bolt
Japanese Rarity UR
Japanese card no. 116/095
Japanese expansion SM-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 330/SM-P
Japanese expansion Remix Bout
Japanese Rarity U
Japanese card no. 054/064
Japanese expansion Alter Genesis
Japanese Rarity TR
Japanese card no. 094/095
Japanese expansion Tag All Stars
Japanese card no. 131/173
Japanese expansion Tag All Stars
Japanese card no. 132/173
Japanese expansion SM-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 402/SM-P

Pokémon Communication (Japanese: ポケモン通信 Pokémon Communication) is an Item card. It was first released as part of the HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion.

Card text

HeartGold & SoulSilver 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}}}
Choose 1 Pokémon in your hand, show it to your opponent, and put it on top of your deck. If you do, 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.
 
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.
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}}}
Reveal a Pokémon in your hand and put it on top of your deck. If you do, 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.
 
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).
Team Up 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}}}
Reveal a Pokémon from your hand and put it into your deck. If you do, 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.
 
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 released in the HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion, first released in the Japanese SoulSilver Collection. It was later reprinted in the English Gyarados Half Deck of the HS Trainer Kit. The initial Japanese release was classified as an Item card, but the English version did not adopt this name until its release in the Black & White expansion. This print has new artwork by 5ban Graphics and originates from the Japanese Black Collection.

Pokémon Communication was reprinted during the Sun & Moon Series as part of the Team Up expansion, appearing as both a Regular card and a Full Art Secret card. Both prints feature artwork by Ayaka Yoshida and originate from the Japanese Tag Bolt expansion. In Japan, it was reprinted as one of the SM-P Promotional cards and was 1 of 9 cards available in special packs sent to official Event Organizers starting April 2019. This print features the Event Organizer logo in the bottom right corner of the illustration. It was reprinted again in the Japanese Remix Bout subset. A new print with different artwork by Studio Bora Inc. was included as part of the Japanese Alter Genesis expansion.

In Japan, the Team Up Regular print and another new print with artwork by OOYAMA were later included in the Tag All Stars subset. Another SM-P Promotional card, this time with the collection number 402/SM-P, and was also given to participants of Beginner's Classroom and Daily Card Battle events held at each chosen School Festa 2019 venue across Japan on weekends during October and November 2019. 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 12 until October 11, 2019. If selected, The Pokémon Company would supply the circle with all paraphernalia to host the event. This print has the School Festa 2019 logo in the bottom right corner of the illustration.

Gallery

PokémonCommunicationHeartGoldSoulSilver98.jpg
HeartGold & SoulSilver print
Illus. Takashi Yamaguchi
PokémonCommunicationBlackWhite99.jpg
Black & White print
Illus. 5ban Graphics
PokémonCommunicationTeamUp152.jpg
Team Up Regular print
Illus. Ayaka Yoshida
PokémonCommunicationTeamUp196.jpg
Team Up Secret print
Illus. Ayaka Yoshida
PokémonCommunicationAlterGenesis94.jpg
Alter Genesis print
Illus. Studio Bora Inc.
PokémonCommunicationTagAllStars132.jpg
Tag All Stars print
Illus. OOYAMA
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

This card is based on the PC and Pokémon Storage System, where Trainers can deposit a Pokémon and withdraw a stored one.


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