Professor's Research (Sword & Shield 178)

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Trainer Supporter
Professor's Research
博士の研究 Professor's Research
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Professor Magnolia Rainbow Rare print
Illus. kirisAki
Japanese Deck V Starter Set Grass
Japanese card no. 019/023
Japanese Deck V Starter Set Fire
Japanese card no. 020/023
Japanese Deck V Starter Set Water
Japanese card no. 020/023
Japanese Deck V Starter Set Lightning
Japanese card no. 020/024
Japanese Deck V Starter Set Fighting
Japanese card no. 020/024
English expansion Sword & Shield
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 178/202
Japanese expansion Sword
Japanese Rarity R
Japanese card no. 059/060
English expansion Sword & Shield
Rarity Rare Ultra
English card no. 201/202
Japanese expansion Sword
Japanese Rarity SR
Japanese card no. 067/060
English expansion Sword & Shield
Rarity Rare Rainbow
English card no. 209/202
Japanese expansion Sword
Japanese Rarity HR
Japanese card no. 071/060
Japanese Deck Kit Sword & Shield Premium Trainer Box
Japanese card no. 009/024
Japanese Deck Charizard VMAX Starter Set
Japanese card no. 018/021
Japanese Deck Grimmsnarl VMAX Starter Set
Japanese card no. 019/020
Japanese Deck Grass Venusaur V Deck
Japanese card no. 113/127
Japanese Deck Fire Incineroar V Deck
Japanese card no. 113/127
Japanese Deck Water Wailord V Deck
Japanese card no. 113/127
Japanese Deck Lightning Pikachu V Deck
Japanese card no. 113/127
Japanese Deck Psychic Mew V Deck
Japanese card no. 113/127
Japanese Deck Fighting Lucario V Deck
Japanese card no. 113/127
Japanese Deck Darkness Galarian Slowbro V Deck
Japanese card no. 113/127
Japanese Deck Metal Duraludon V Deck
Japanese card no. 113/127
Japanese Deck Colorless Eevee V Deck
Japanese card no. 113/127
Japanese expansion S-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 128/S-P
Expansion Champion's Path
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 062/073
Japanese expansion Shiny Star V
Japanese card no. 174/190
Expansion Shining Fates
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 060/072
Japanese Deck Venusaur VMAX Starter Set
Japanese card no. 016/021
Japanese Deck Blastoise VMAX Starter Set
Japanese card no. 016/020
Japanese Deck Charizard VMAX Starter Set 2
Japanese card no. 017/021
Japanese Deck Kit Single Strike Premium Trainer Box
Japanese card no. 019/033
Japanese Deck Kit Rapid Strike Premium Trainer Box
Japanese card no. 019/033

Professor's Research (Japanese: 博士の研究 Professor's Research) is a Supporter card. It was first released as part of the Sword & Shield expansion.

Card text

All prints
Ace Spec You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
Ace Spec 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
Single Strike
Rapid Strike
{{{ruletext}}}
Discard your hand and draw 7 cards.
 
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 only 1 Supporter card during your turn.


Release information

This card was first released in each of the Japanese V Starter Sets. The English print was first released in the Sword & Shield expansion as a Holofoil, along with Full Art and Secret Rainbow Rare prints. The Regular print features artwork by Yusuke Ohmura, while the Full Art and Secret prints feature artwork by kirisAki. All three Sword & Shield prints originate from the Japanese Sword expansion. Non Holofoil versions of the Regular print were included in the Sword & Shield and Rebel Clash Build & Battle Boxes as well as every Theme Deck of the Sword & Shield Series.

In Japan, the Regular print was reprinted as a Non Holofoil in the Sword & Shield Premium Trainer Box, in the Charizard & Grimmsnarl VMAX Starter Sets, and in each of the V Starter Decks. A S-P Promotional print was also awarded to players who had accumulated at least one Championship Point over the course of the 2019-2020 season, which was curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible events included the Tokyo and Aichi 2020 Champion's League tournaments plus City Leagues, Trainer's Leagues, and Station Leagues that were completed before restrictions were introduced. Copies of this print began to be distributed in mid-September 2020. The Regular print was reprinted as a Holofoil in the Champion's Path expansion and in the Japanese Shiny Star V subset, and again as a Non Holofoil in the Japanese Single Strike & Rapid Strike Premium Trainer Boxes. A new print with artwork by Hideki Ishikawa featuring Professor Juniper was included in the Shining Fates expansion, first released in the Japanese Venusaur & Blastoise VMAX Starter Sets. This print also replaced the Professor Magnolia artwork print in a second version of the Charizard VMAX Starter Set from the VMAX Battle Triple Starter Set.

Gallery

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Professor Magnolia Regular print
Illus. Yusuke Ohmura
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Professor Magnolia Full Art print
Illus. kirisAki
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
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Professor Magnolia Rainbow Rare
print Illus. kirisAki
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Professor Juniper print
Illus. Hideki Ishikawa
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 Sword & Shield prints feature Professor Magnolia, the resident Pokémon Professor of the Galar region, while the Shining Fates print features Professor Juniper, the resident Pokémon Professor of the Unova region. The exterior of Professor Magnolia's laboratory is featured in the Sword & Shield Regular print's illustration, while the interior is featured in the Full Art print's illustration. The interior of Professor Juniper's laboratory is featured in the Shining Fates print's illustration.


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