Pokémon Trader (Base Set 77)

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Pokémon Trader
ポケモン交換おじさん Pokémon Exchange Man
Team Plasma
Team Flare TCG logo.png
Illus. Ken Sugimori
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Rare
English card no. 77/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese Rarity Rare
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Rare
English card no. 106/130
Card GB set Evolution
Card GB ID B43
Card GB 2 set Legendary Power
Card GB 2 rarity Common
Card GB 2 ID B58
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Rare
English card no. 103/110

Pokémon Trader (Japanese: ポケモン交換おじさん Pokémon Exchange Man) is a Trainer card. It was first released as part of the Base Set.

Card text

All prints
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.
Trade 1 of the Basic Pokémon or Evolution cards in your hand for 1 of the Basic Pokémon or Evolution cards from your deck. Show both cards to your opponent. 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.

Release information

A prototype Pokémon Leagues were given the Trainer Deck B, which included this card, before the Base Set's official release. This print has a red border and "Trainer Deck B" printed on the back. This card was included in the Base Set, first released in the Japanese Expansion Pack. It was reprinted in the Base Set 2 and Legendary Collection expansions.



The Pokémon games feature characters who will trade one of their Pokémon to the player in exchange for another. In Pokémon Red and Blue and their remakes Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, one of the first of these trades is for a Farfetch'd, as featured in the illustration.

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