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- If you were looking for the deck named after him, see Imakuni? Deck (TCG).
Tomoaki Imakuni (Japanese: 今国智章 Imakuni Tomoaki), usually referred to as Imakuni? (イマクニ？ Imakuni?), is an eccentric Japanese musician who performed some of the music for the Pokémon anime. He was also heavily involved in promoting the TCG and ended up being pictured or drawing art for several cards.
Imakuni? played a small part in the designing of Pokémon Ranger and its sequel, Shadows of Almia. He is in the band Suzukisan. He is also credited as the author of the Pokémon Tales picture book "Come Out, Squirtle!".
In the games
In Pokémon Card GB
Imakuni? appears as a special hidden opponent in Pokémon Trading Card Game. He is named "Strange Life-Form Imakuni?" in this game. His event is activated by talking to people in the Water Club where he will begin to randomly appear in the lounge sections of the various clubs. When in the room, unusual music will play and when the player talks to him, he will sing music from the Pokémon anime then entice the player to dance. He will finally challenge the player to a card game, in which he uses the Imakuni? Deck.
When Imakuni? is defeated, he will reward the player with four booster packs, one from each expansion set. After being defeated three consecutive times, he will instead give the player the Imakuni? Trainer card.
- Main article: Imakuni? Deck (TCG)
In Pokémon Card GB 2
In Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!, he appears on both the main island and GR Island. His event is activated by talking to someone in the Water Club lounge, then he will begin to randomly appear in the lounge sections of the various clubs. He will either show up dressed in black at the main island or in red at GR Island.
- Main article: Weird Deck (TCG)
- Main article: Strange Deck (TCG)
In the TCG
Tomoaki Imakuni is a card illustrator. For a complete list of the cards he has illustrated, use this link.
Imakuni? has the following cards attributed to him in some way, usually joke or prank cards not really meant for serious play:
In the manga
In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga
Imakuni? in Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All
Imakuni? appears as an art student attending Celadon University in Challenge at Celadon University!.
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
Imakuni in Pokémon Pocket Monsters
Imakuni? makes two cameo appearances in the fourth volume.