No.2 Trainer (Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament promo)

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Trainer Item
No. 2 Trainer
No.2トレーナー No.2 Trainer
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Illus. K. Hoshiba
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No. 2 Trainer is an Item card. It was first released in 2004 as a Trainer card, awarded to those who came second in the World Championships.

Card text

World Championships 2004 print
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
  FLARE
You can't have more than 1   card with the same name in your deck. If a   card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
 
 
{{{ruletext}}}
If you won this card at the 2004 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 2005.

CONGRATULATIONS!

 
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.
World Championships 2005 print
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
  FLARE
You can't have more than 1   card with the same name in your deck. If a   card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
 
 
{{{ruletext}}}
If you won this card at the 2005 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 2006.

CONGRATULATIONS!

 
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.
World Championships 2006 print
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
  FLARE
You can't have more than 1   card with the same name in your deck. If a   card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
 
 
{{{ruletext}}}
If you won this card at the 2006 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 2007.

CONGRATULATIONS!

 
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.
World Championships 2007 print
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
  FLARE
You can't have more than 1   card with the same name in your deck. If a   card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
 
 
{{{ruletext}}}
If you won this card at the 2007 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 2008.

CONGRATULATIONS!

 
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.
World Championships 2008 print
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
  FLARE
You can't have more than 1   card with the same name in your deck. If a   card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
 
 
{{{ruletext}}}
If you won this card at the 2008 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 2008.

CONGRATULATIONS!

 
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.
World Championships 2009 print
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
  FLARE
You can't have more than 1   card with the same name in your deck. If a   card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
 
 
{{{ruletext}}}
If you won this card at the 2009 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 2010.

CONGRATULATIONS!

 
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.
World Championships 2010 print
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
  FLARE
You can't have more than 1   card with the same name in your deck. If a   card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
 
 
{{{ruletext}}}
If you won this card at the 2010 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 2011.

CONGRATULATIONS!

 
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.
World Championships 2011 print
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
Team Plasma
Team Plasma
  You can't have more than 1 ACE SPEC card in your deck.
  FLARE
You can't have more than 1   card with the same name in your deck. If a   card would go to the discard pile, put it in the Lost Zone instead.
TAG TEAM
 
 
{{{ruletext}}}
If you won this card at the 2011 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Championships, you may return to battle the best in 2012.

CONGRATULATIONS!

 
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.
Play only one No.2 Trainer card per year.


Release information

This card was awarded to those who came second in each age division in the World Championships. It was first awarded in 2004 when Pokémon Organized Play hosted the first Pokémon TCG World Championships under Pokémon USA, and has been awarded at every Worlds tournament since. In 2007 this card was printed on DP stock, lacking the circle pattern prior prints featured. In 2010 this card was printed on HGSS stock, adopting the blue Trainer color scheme and gold illustration window. In 2011 this card was printed as an Item card on BW stock as per all previously classed Trainer cards.

Trivia

  • The illustration takes inspiration from the first No.2 Trainer produced in Japan in 1997, featuring Pikachu holding a silver trophy.
  • The card is predominantly the same in each year; the only difference is the logo of the Worlds tournament it was awarded in and the year in the text.
  • The card is only printed in English, making it one of the rarest English cards in existence. There are only three copies of each annual version produced.
  • The 2007-2009 prints do not have "Trainer" in the top right corner of the card as per all Trainer cards released during the DP era. The 2011 print also features a ruling as per all Item cards, but is unique to the No. 2 Trainer.
  • The 2010 print credits Ryo Ueda as the illustrator, despite there being no difference from all previous prints. The 2011 print once again credits K. Hoshiba, suggesting this was an error. It is unknown if the same error applied to the No. 1 Trainer and No. 3 Trainer cards.

Origin


  This article is part of Project TCG, a Bulbapedia project that aims to report on every aspect of the Pokémon Trading Card Game.