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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 also was heavily involved in promoting the TCG and ended up being pictured or drawing art for several of the cards. He is also in the band Suzukisan. He played a small part in the designing of Pokémon Ranger and its sequel.
Imakuni? 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 and then he will randomly begin to appear in the lounge sections of the various clubs. When he is in the room, unusual music will play. When the player talks to him, he will sing music from the Pokémon anime and then entice the player to dance, finally challenging the player to a card game. 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 as well as GR Island. His event is activated by talking to someone in the Water Club lounge, then he will randomly begin to appear in the lounge sections of the various clubs. He shows up either in a black costume at the main island or in a red costume at the 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 cards that Imakuni? illustrated, go here.
Imakuni? has the following cards that relate to him. They are usually joke or prank cards not meant to actually be used in 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.