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Pokémon Center (Base Set 85)

Trainer Stadium
Pokémon Center
ポケモンセンター Pokémon Center
Team Plasma
Team Flare TCG logo.png
FLARE
PokémonCenterBWPromo190.jpg
BW-P Promotional print
Illus. & Direc. The Pokémon Company Art-team
English expansion Base Set
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 85/102
Japanese expansion Expansion Pack
Japanese Rarity Uncommon
Japanese Theme Deck Nivi City Gym
Japanese Theme Deck Yamabuki City Gym
Expansion Base Set 2
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 114/130
Card GB set Mystery
Card GB ID C50
Card GB 2 set Legendary Power
Card GB 2 ID B59
Expansion Wizards Black Star Promos
English card no. 40
English expansion Next Destinies
Rarity Uncommon
English card no. 90/99
Japanese expansion Hail Blizzard
Japanese Rarity U
Japanese card no. 051/052
Japanese expansion BW-P Promotional cards
Japanese card no. 190/BW-P

Pokémon Center (Japanese: ポケモンセンター Pokémon Center) is a Stadium card. It was first released in the Base Set as a Trainer card.

Card text

Base Set print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Remove all damage counters from all of your own Pokémon with damage counters on them, then discard all Energy cards attached to those Pokémon.
 
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.
Next Destinies print
AceSpec.png You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
{{{ruletext}}}
Once during each player's turn, that player may heal 20 damage from 1 of his or her Benched Pokémon.
 
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.
This card stays in play when you play it. Discard this card if another Stadium card comes into play. If another card with the same name is in play, you can't play this card.


Release information

This card was first printed in the Base Set with artwork by Keiji Kinebuchi. This print was released again in the Nivi City Gym and Yamabuki City Gym Japanese theme decks, as well as Base Set 2, released outside of Japan. The card was reprinted with different artwork by "Big Mama" Tagawa as a Wizards Black Star Promo distributed at the November 2001 opening of Pokémon Center New York. It was released as a Stadium card in the Next Destinies expansion with new artwork by 5ban Graphics, originating from the Japanese Hail Blizzard expansion. This print was reprinted in Japan as one of the BW-P Promotional cards with different artwork by the The Pokémon Company Art-team, and was made available to customers who purchased at least ten Spiral Force or Thunder Knuckle booster packs in any combination at participating stores from December 14th, 2012.

Gallery

PokémonCenterBaseSet85.jpg
Base Set print
Illus. Keiji Kinebuchi
PokémonCenterWizardsPromo40.jpg
Wizards Black Star Promos print
Illus. "Big Mama" Tagawa
RioluDiamondPearl61.jpg
Diamond & Pearl print
Illus. Ken Sugimori
PokémonCenterNextDestinies90.jpg
Next Destinies print
Illus. 5ban Graphics
PokémonCenterBWPromo190.jpg
BW-P Promotional print
Illus. & Direc. The Pokémon
Company Art-team
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

  • On the Base Set print of this card, "Pocket Monsters" can be clearly seen on the English translation of the card. This is one of the few times that the English cards refer to Pokémon as "Pocket Monsters".
  • At the beginning of the BW era in Japan, a prototype image of this card was shown in the Japanese TCG rulebook to explain how to use Stadium cards. This image erroneously credits Yuri Umemura as the illustrator, and has a different effect from the final, printed version.
  • The BW-P Promotional print features Eevee and its evolutions as they appear on the many items made available during the 2012 Pokémon Center Eevee Collection campaign. A placeholder image of this print was advertised in the Eevee Collection File Collection.

Origin

A Pokémon Center is a place in the Pokémon games where Pokémon can be healed. Castelia City is featured in the Next Destinies print illustration.


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Last modified on 22 December 2013, at 12:55