Pokémon Prime (TCG)
Pokémon Prime (Japanese: グレートポケモン Great Pokémon) are a type of Pokémon found in the Pokémon Trading Card Game. They first appeared in the HeartGold & SoulSilver expansion. Pokémon Prime differ from other variants of Pokémon in that they have no specific ruling or mechanic affecting their use: they have the normal evolutionary Stages of Basic Pokémon, Stage 1 Pokémon or Stage 2 Pokémon depending if they evolve or not and what Pokémon they evolve from. The name of Pokémon Prime is unchanged compared to regular Pokémon. (For example, a Pokémon Prime card featuring Meganium would have the name "Meganium", just as a regular Pokémon card featuring Meganium would be named "Meganium". Sometimes, in situations outside of gameplay such as in promotional material, Pokémon Prime card names are referred to using "Prime" as a suffix. The only difference between Pokémon Prime and regular Pokémon, in terms of gameplay, is that Pokémon Prime are considerably more powerful than their regular counterparts.
Pokémon Prime have a Holofoil card border, gold foil name text, and spikes on the border of the artwork window. They lack the Pokédex information normally placed below the artwork, as well as the Pokédex entry normally placed at the bottom of the card. Their artwork features a close-up of the Pokémon's face.
Pokémon that have appeared as Pokémon Prime
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